Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Inaugural session

Crystal Ball Room

Welcome Address - 
- Dr. Dhanpat Ram Agarwal, Founder Director, ITAG Business Solutions Ltd., India

Distinguished Guests - 
- Mr. Naresh Prasad, Assistant Director General, WIPO, India
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sigram Schindler, Founder & CEO, TELES Patent Rights International, Germany
- Mr. Chid Iyer, Partner, Sughrue Mion, USA
- Mr. Mahendra Kumar Agarwal, Founder & CEO, GATI KWE Limited, India
- Mr. Howard Miller, Partner, Girardi Keese, USA
- Mr. Juergen Dressel, Head Global Patent Litigation Strategy, Novartis Pharma AG, Germany
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand & Anand, India
- Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, India




-Ing. Sigram Schindler  Chid Iyer Dhanpat Ram Agarwal Hari Subramaniam Heinz Goddar Howard B. Miller Juergen Dressel Mahendra Kumar Agarwal Naresh Prasad Pravin Anand V. Lakshmikumaran

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee break and networking session

Pre Function Area

11:30 am - 1:30 am

Plenary Session I - Ideas, IP and Commercialisation

Crystal Ball Room

Speaker - 
- Mr. Beat Weibel, Chief IP Counsel, Siemens, Germany - IP Management in view of Digitalization
Mr. Ganapathy Narayanan, Head - Corporate IPR Group, Tata Consultancy Services, India
- Ms. Meenu Chandra, Senior Attorney Manager, IP& DCU Lead (India Region) at Microsoft Corp. (India) Pvt.Ltd
- Dr. Manoj Madhukar Haridas, Head - IP, ITC Limited, India
- Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, India

Beat Weibel Ganapathy Narayanan Manoj Madhukar Haridas Meenu Chandra V. Lakshmikumaran

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Break & Networking Session

Pre function area

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session I - Innovations in the Automobile Industry

Crystal Ball Room I

- Navigating Connected Cars: Data Protection
- Driverless Cars: IP disputes in the offing?
- Patents and standards in the Auto industry

Speaker -
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
- Mr. Derek Richmond, of Coundel, Harness Dickey, USA
- Mr. Tarun Khurana, Partner, Khurana And Khurana Advocates, India
- Mr. Anubhav Kapoor, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Tata Technologies, US
- Dr. Shankar Venugopal, Director Technology Planning & Innovation, Cummins India

Anubhav Kapoor Derek Richmond Heinz Goddar Shankar Venugopal Apurva Mehta

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session II - Copy, Cover and Remake - IP & Entertainment

Crystal Ball Room II

- Dissecting IP issues of Television Production
- Decoding the pirate economy in the Interconnected World: From Noise to Action

Speaker - 
- Prof. Dr. V. C. Vivekanand, Founder Dean, Bennett University, India, - Digitalization and Challenges to legitimate access to copyrighted contents to the public
- Mr. Zameer Nathani, Director-Legal, Raymond, India - Movie remakes and the Copyright question


V. C. Vivekanand Zameer Nathani

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session III - Pharma and the Patent System

Crystal Ball Room III

Speaker - 
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Timothy H. Kratz
- Mr. Rowan Joseph, Patent Litigator, Von Seidels, South Africa
- Dr. Ute Kilger, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
- Dr. A.K.S. Bhujanga Rao, President - R&D and Technical, NATCO Pharma, India

A.K.S. Bhujanga Rao Hari Subramaniam Rowan Joseph Ute Kilger Timothy H. Kratz

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Coffee Break And Networking Session

Pre Function Area

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session IV - IoT and challenges for Electronic industry

Crystal Ball Room I

- IP issues in the IoT standardization

Moderator -
- Mr. Patrick C. Keane, Executive Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Speaker -
- Dr. Stephan Wolke, Head of IP & Services, Thyssenkrupp AG, Germany
- Dr. Stefan Schohe, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany - How IoT will effect the Future of Litigation
- Ms. Maaike van Velzen, Head of IP Portfolio Management, Philips, Netherlands
- Dr. Shlomo Cohen, Founder, Dr. Shlomo Cohen & Co, Israel

Maaike van Velzen Patrick C. Keane Shlomo Cohen Stefan Schohe Stephan Wolke

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session V - Harmonisation of Trade Secret laws

Crystal Ball Room II

Speaker -
- Mr. James Martin, Partner, DMH stallard, UK
- Mr. Clive Thorne, Special Counsel, Baker Botts LLP, England
- Mr. Jay A. Erstling, Of Counsel, Patterson Thuente IP, US

Clive Thorne James Martin Jay A. Erstling

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session VI - Energizing your Innovation and IP strategies

Crystal Ball Room III

- Finding the white space in your market
- How does patent analysis support innovation management

Speaker -
- Mr. Satish Tiwary, Head - IP, Airbus India, - How to Leverage IP Landscapes to Gain a Competitive Advantage
- Mr. Avaronnan Harish Chandran, Patent Manager, Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd., India - Best practices while conducting a FTO study
- Mr. Madhav Kulkarni, Deputy General Manager, Dow Chemical Int. Pvt. Ltd., India
- Mr. Faiz ur Rahman, Senior Manager, Wipro, India
- Dr. Nar Subramanian, IP Navigator, Tata Consultancy Services, India
- Dr. Nagesh Kadaba, Senior Advisor, ipCapital Group Inc., USA - Virtual Innovation, a systematic invention creation methodology

Avaronnan Harish Chandran Faiz ur Rahman Madhav Kulkarni Nagesh Kadaba Nar Subramanian Satish Tiwary

Day 2 - Wednesday, 24th January, 2018

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Plenary Session II - Startups and IP

Crystal Ball Room

- Creative upstarts and startups : How IP creates opportunities and opens doors?
- Have IP asstes, need money: Role of IP start investment
- Why patents should be part of every start up’s risk mitigation strategy?

Speaker - 
- Mr. Kanwal Rai, Vice President, Wells Fargo, India
- Mr. Adrian Bradley, Partner, Cleveland Scott York, UK
- Mr. Ravi Bhola, Partner, K & S Partners, India
- Mr. Abhai Pandey, Partner, LexOrbis, India
- Mr. Sudeendra Koushik, Partner, Prasu, India
- Mrs. Pragya Dixit, Chief Entrepreneur & Co-Founder, Prasu, India

Abhai Pandey Kanwal Rai Pragya Dixit Ravi Bhola Sudeendra Koushik

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee Break and Networking Session

Pre function area

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Plenary Session III - Protection and Enforcement of Trademarks in various jurisdiction

Crystal Ball Room

- Social media: The challenges of an effective trademark protection and enforcement strategies

Speaker -
- Mr. Amarjit Singh, President, AIPPI (Indian Group), India
- Mr. Martyn Fish, Partner, HGF Law LLP, UK
- Dr. Claudia Pappas, Head - Trademark Dept., ThyssenKrupp AG, Germany
- Ms. Aditi Subramaniam, Associate Principal Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Vladimir Biriulin, Partner, Gorodissky & Partners
- Nathan C. Belzer, Founder, Belzer PC, USA

Aditi Subramaniam Amarjit Singh Claudia Pappas Martyn Fish Nathan C. Belzer Vladimir Biriulin

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Break & Networking Session

Pre function area

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session VII -IP Prosecution

Crystal Ball Room I

- Conflicts in Patent Prosecution: Avoiding the Ethical Pitfalls
- Narrowing Patent Claims in Reissue: Hedging Your Bets Against Invalidity

Speaker - 
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Sanjaykumar Patel, Head, IP rights, Gowrie Research (B&S Group UK) - Challenging 'Obvious To Try' During Patent Prosecution
Mr. Andy Camenisch, Partner, HGF Limited, UK
- Mr. Gregory L. Maurer, Partner, Klarquist Sparkman, United States - Efficiency and Transparency through Automation in IP Prosecution
- Dr. Torsten Exner, Partner, Michalski Hüttermann & Partner Patent Attorneys  - Possession of the invention at the priority date

Andy Camenisch Gregory L. Maurer Hari Subramaniam Sanjaykumar Patel Torsten Exner

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session VIII - Artificial Intelligience and IP: New Frontiers and Challenges

Crystal Ball Room II

- AI and IP: Who owns the rights and the royalties?
- Challenging 'Obvious To Try' During Patent Prosecution
- The rise of AI and changing IP standards

Speaker -
- Mr. Danny Sherwinter, Partner, Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle, USA - Opportunities and Challenges for IP in an Augmented World
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Mr. R. Lakshminarayanan, General Manager - IPR, Samsung Electronics, India
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Mr. Erik van der Vyver, Partner and Patent Attorney, Von Seidels, South Africa
Mr. John M. Lunsford, Associate, Klarquist Sparkman, Oregon - The rise of AI and changing IP standards
- Ms. Chitra K. Iyer, Head of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, Philips, India

Chitra K. Iyer Danny Sherwinter Erik van der Vyver John M. Lunsford R. Lakshminarayanan

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session IX - Can IPRs foster innovation in the field of Biotechnology?

Crystal Ball Room II

- CRISPR/CAS9 system, a revolutionary technology for Genome Editing: Applications & IP Disputes
- Patentability of Human Embryo Stem Cells
- Active and passive strategies to support, or fend off, Biosimilars

Speakers - 
- Dr. Markus Engelhard, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germaney
- Dr. Ulrich Storz, Senior Partner, Michalski Huettermann & Partner, Germany - Biosimilar masterclass: How AbbVie tries to fend off world’s blockbuster No 1 from generic competition
Mr. Jay A. Erstling, Of Counsel, Patterson Thuente IP, US
- Dr. M. Lakshmikumaran, Director - IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys
- Dr. Vivek Kashyap, Senior Manager, Roche, India

Jay A. Erstling M. Lakshmikumaran Markus Engelhard Ulrich Storz Vivek Kashyap

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Pre function area

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session X - Challenges and its countermeasures in Intellectual Property Litigation

Crystal Ball Room I

- Hedging risk in patent litigation: litigation funding and insurance


Speaker -
- Mr. Arshad Jamil, Associate Vice President & Head - IPR, Biocon Limited, India - How to Manage Intellectual Property Infringement Litigation Risk
- George J. Barry III, Partner, Kratz & Barry - IP Litigation: Meeting the Challenges of Today 's Electronic Discovery Environment
- Mr. Sanjeev K. Tiwari, Partner, K & S Partners, India
- Dr. Carl Richard Haarmann, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
- Ms. Ashima Katara, Patent Manager, Hindustan Unilever Limited, India

Arshad Jamil Ashima Katara Carl Richard Haarmann George J. Barry III Sanjeev K. Tiwari Timothy H. Kratz

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session XI - IT and Software

Crystal Ball Room II

Speaker-
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. K. Subodh Kumar, Corporate IP Professional, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India
- Ms. Bishakha Bhattacharya, Senior Director and Head- Public Policy and Government Affairs, NASSCOM, India
- Prof. S Sadagopan, Director, IIIT- Bangalore, India - IP Challenges in Computer Software for developing countries
- Mr. Biju K. Nair, Licensing Lead ( India), Open Invention Network, India

Biju K. Nair Bishakha Bhattacharya Hari Subramaniam K Subodh Kumar S Sadagopan

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session XII - Emerging trends in IP Pharma Litigation

Crystal Ball Room III

- Hatch-Waxman Act and generics
- Biosimilar Developments
- Drug Valuation & Pricing

- Mr. Adarsh Ramanujan, Joint Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India
- Dr. Alpesh Pathak, Head Patent Cell, Intas Pharmaceuticals, India
-  Dr. Mahendra B. Thakre, General Manager - IPR, Mylan Laboratories, India
-  Mr. Rahul Vartak, Director - Patents, Roche, India

Adarsh Ramanujan Alpesh Pathak Mahendra B. Thakre Rahul Vartak

Day 3 - Thursday, 25th January, 2018

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Plenary Session IV - Competition Law: Challenges and Prospects

Crystal Ball Room

Speaker - 
- Prof. Dr. Peter Meier-Beck, Judge, German Federal Supreme Court, Germany - Recent developments relating to enforcement versus FRAND licensing of SEPs
- Dr. Sheetal Chopra, India Lead - IPR Advocacy, Ericsson India Pvt. Ltd.
- Mr. Parthasarathy R, Principal Partner & Country Head, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India

Parthasarathy R Peter Meier-Beck Sheetal Chopra

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee break and networking session

Pre function area

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Plenary Session V - In house IP Practice and external service providers : how to evolve and win ?

Crystal Ball Room

Speaker -

- Dr. S. K. Murthy, Patent Counsel, Intel India, India
- Mr. Balwant Rawat, Senior Program Manager-IP, Daimler India, India
- Mr. Suresh Chandran, Associate Principal, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Irfan Modi, Senior IP Attorney, IBM India Private Limited, India
- Ms. Lakshika Joshi, Global IP Head and Legal Leadership, Aricent, India

Balwant Rawat Irfan Modi Lakshika Joshi S. K. Murthy Suresh Chandran

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Break & Networking Session

Pre function area

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session XIII - 3D Printing: The Shifting Ground for IP Rights

Crystal Ball Room I

- Shielding IP from 3D printing’s paradigm shift
- Will 3d printing usher in the next wave of internet piracy?
- IP strategies for the rise of 3D printing
- How current IP law handles 3D printing?

Speaker -
- Mr. Rahul Dubey, Innovation Leader & IP Manager Patents & Analytics CoE, GE
- Mr. Prashant Phillips, Partner & Practice Head, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India
- Dr. Abiola Inniss, Founding Director, Caribbean and Americas Intellectual property Organization (CAAIPO), New York

Abiola Inniss Prashant Phillips Rahul Dubey

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session XIV : The Science and Commerce of IP Valuation

Crystal Ball Room II

- IP Concerns about International Transactions in E-Commerce
- IP valuation during insolvency issues
- Trade secrets and know how : Unique valuation issues

Speakers -
- Mr. Terry Ludlow, President, TechInsights, Canada
- Dr. Prachi Tiwari, Director (Head) - IPM, Fresenius Kabi Oncology Ltd, India
-  Mr. Gautam Bakshi, Head - IPM, Unichem Laboratories Limited, India - Intangible assets and IP valuation: A multi disciplinary perspective
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Mr. Munish Sudan, Head - IP, TATA Steel India

Gautam Bakshi Munish Sudan Prachi Tiwari Terry Ludlow

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session XV - Fostering of Innovation through patent quality

Crystal Ball Room III

Speaker - 
- Ms. Vanessa P. Bailey, Senior Intellectual Property Policy Counsel, Intel Corporation, Washington, DC
- Prof. Anil K. Gupta, Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, India - Opportunities in abandoned and expired patents: gold waiting to be mined
Ms. Jaya Murthy
- Ms. Upasana Patel, Partner, Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP, Singapore

Anil K. Gupta Jaya Murthy Upasana Patel Vanessa P. Bailey

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Coffee break and networking session

Pre Function Area

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Open Session

Crystal Ball Room

Speaker - 
- Raghavender G. R., Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India.

Vote of thanks -
- Dr. Dhanpat Ram Agarwal, Founder & Director, ITAG Business Solutions Ltd., (India)

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