Agenda

2ND MAY 2019, THURSDAY

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration & Networking

Pre Function Area

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Patentability of Software

GBR

Speakers:
- Mr. Rahul Sharma, Managing Associate, LexOrbis - The Impact of CRI Guidelines on Software Related Patents
- Mr. Rajeev Gupta, Manager Legal (Corporate Law & IP Strategy), Reliance Industries Limited - Responding to Alice/101 rejections after Berkheimer

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Networking Coffee Break

Pre Function Area

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Global landscape for IP software

GBR

- How the United States compares to Europe and the BRIC countries
- How will the Unified Patent Court impact strategy going forward? Examining regional bias
- Drafting and prosecution strategies for a rapidly changing landscape

Speaker -
- Mr. Divyendu Verma, Managing Associate, Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP - Drafting and prosecution strategies for s rapidly changing landscape

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch Break

Pre Function Area

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The opportunities and risks of combining open source and software patents

GBR

- Emerging compliance and governance challenges in open source software licensing
- How to release open source software without blowing patent rights?

Speaker:
- Mr. Aahit Gaba, Senior Open Source Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Use of open source and it's impact on the patent portfolio

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Networking Coffee Break

Pre Function area

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Using trade secrets and copyright to protect software products

GBR

Speakers -
- Mr. Subramaniam Vutha, Proprietor, Subramaniam Vutha & Associates - Using Trade Secrets & Copyrights to protect software products
- Mr. Mohammed Talib CFA, Associate Vice-President & Head - Technology Licensing and M&A, Mphasis - Technology Licensing and M&A, Mphasis - Using Trade Secrets & Copyrights to protect software products
- Mr. Akhilesh Srivastava, Senior Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services - What is right for software? Copyright? Patent? Trade Secret?

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