Events

8th Global Intellectual Property Convention

7 - 9 January2016

JW Marriott, New Delhi

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    Shri Vishwa Nath
    PHD Chamber
  • Shri Vishwa Nath

    Chairman Committee on MSME

    PHD Chamber

    Description :

    commerce graduate from the hindu college, delhi. post graduation in foreign trade from indian institute of fashion technology. he is founder member of export promotion council of eou and sez and of national institute of fashion technology. in addition to the membership of the phd chamber of commerce and industry – member of federation of indian export organization, apparel export promotion council, indian silk export promotion council, garment exporters association & handicraft export association, etc. elected member of assocham.

    he is joint managing director of nath bros exim international ltd., weavers of silk fabrics and blends and exporters of ladies designer apparels to europe and u.s.a.

    shri vishwa nath is an active rotarian and a masonic. doing useful community work.

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    A. B. M. Hamidul Mishbah
    Old Bailey Chambers
  • A. B. M. Hamidul Mishbah

    Managing Partner

    Old Bailey Chambers

    Description :

    mishbah is a corporate lawyer practicing at the supreme court of bangladesh, and is the managing partner at old bailey chambers. he obtained his ll.b (hons) and post graduate degree in law from the united kingdom and was called to the bar of england and wales from lincoln’s inn in march 2005. mishbah later on pursued an ll.m degree in competition law at the city university, london.

    mishbah specializes in the areas of intellectual property, technology transfer, media & entertainment and defamation, it & telecommunication, competition, and international commercial law.

    mishbah's noted works till date include his contribution as a member in the drafting committee of the national ict policy 2009, assisting btrc to draft licensing guidelines on vehicle tracking service and commercial video conferencing service, advocating change in the customs law (national budget 2012-2013) to prohibit importing of foreign gi products to bangladesh which imitates bangladeshi gi products.

    mishbah’s recent work includes advising in the merger between two leading e-commerce companies in bangladesh and the possible competition impact in bangladesh's e-commerce market, and assisting the music fraternity of bangladesh in establishing the first ever cmo (bangladesh lyricist, composers and performers society). mishbah is a member at the committee for amendment of copyright act 2000, and at the anti piracy taskforce under cultural ministry.

    in 2011 mishbah founded bangladesh copyright & industrial property forum (bcipf), which is a not-for-profit organization solely focuses on promoting ipr and enforcement in bangladesh. it runs a legal aid center called “ip plus law clinic” which provides pro-bono legal support to creative fraternity, software developers and start-up businesses.

    specialties:telecommunication, ict, cyber law, intellectual property, antitrust (competition), media & entertainment, customs, vat, tax, cross boarder issues and foreign exchange laws.

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    Abhai Pandey
    LexOrbis
  • Abhai Pandey

    Partner

    LexOrbis

    Description :

    abhai pandey is a partner at lexorbis with over 25 years of experience in corporate, ip and tmt laws. he has worked on a broad range of transactional, advisory and contentious matters in the telecom, it and ip sectors and regularly advises on legal, regulatory issues concerning data protection, privacy, the web 2.0 environment including social media, outsourcing (it or business processes), mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. his portfolio of cases involves data theft and advisory to various businesses on their complex ip matters in the context of the electronic medium. he regularly represents clients at the forums including intellectual property appellate board, the ip offices, tdsat.

     

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    Adam Williams
    UK IP Office
  • Adam Williams

    Deputy Director International Policy Directorate

    UK IP Office

    Description :

    adam is responsible for the office’s international activities both with respect to multilateral frameworks and institutions such as the eu and wipo, and to the office’s bilateral relationships and cooperation with key global markets such as china, north america, asean, brazil and india. adam’s team also provides support and awareness raising for uk businesses who are exporting or are looking to export; the uk’s ip attaché network is a key part of this work.

    adam has previously worked in the uk government on defence policy matters and has extensive experience dealing with policy issues in the eu, un and nato as well as undertaking bilateral (country to country) negotiations.

    adam joined the intellectual property office in late 2009 as head of international coordination in the copyright and enforcement directorate. he then took up the role of deputy director international policy in july 2013.

    adam holds a bachelor of sciences degree and a masters degree in business administration.

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    Adheesh Nargolkar
    Khaitan & Co.
  • Adheesh Nargolkar

    Partner

    Khaitan & Co.

    Description :

    adheesh nargolkar is a partner at khaitan & co in mumbai where he is a member of the intellectual property practice group. backed up by an engineering degree and more than a decade’s experience working in ip boutique firm and full service law firms, adheesh’s expertise extends to the entire gamut of ip laws which includes prosecution, patent drafting, enforcements, management, contentious matters, advisory and transactions.

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    Ajay Bahadur Singh Panwar
    Adobe Systems India
  • Ajay Bahadur Singh Panwar

    Patent Attorney

    Adobe Systems India

    Description :

    ajay is a patent attorney working at adobe systems india pvt. ltd. and specializing in portfolio management, pre-litigation activities, due diligence, and licensing services. ajay has over 10 years of experience in the field of ipr with domain expertise in field of software and electronics. prior to joining adobe in 2010, ajay has held various positions in legal processing outsourcing firm and back office of us law firm in india. ajay is a graduate in electrical engineering from iit delhi and also a graduate in law from bangalore university. he is also licensed to practice as patent agent before the indian patent office.

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    Alok B. Shriram
    PHD Chamber
  • Alok B. Shriram

    President

    PHD Chamber

    Description :

    india is a nation largely unified as an agrarian economy. agriculture and agri-business, one of the main thrust areas of phd chamber, contributes 16 percent to gdp and provides livelihood to 55 percent of its population and thus assumes a vital role in india’s economy. today, we can take pride that the green revolution has helped to achieve self-sufficiency, not only by meeting the food needs of our population but also by playing a major role in agricultural trade. india has become a leading exporter of cotton, rice, meat, oil meals and sugar and has developed export competitiveness in myriad of agricultural commodities.

    over the last few years, in response to changing consumption patterns towards fruits, vegetables and protein-based foods, indian farmers have shifted to more remunerative and high-value crops. this calls for higher investments in agriculture, post-harvest and cold storage infrastructure, processing facilities as well as development of warehousing. to enable these to be set up in villages, there is a crying need for state level roads and power (24x7) to be made available.

    the chamber applauds the reforms of the government for revival of public investment in agriculture, both through government schemes as well as through greater devolution of resources to the state governments. i earnestly commend the government’s efforts towards better farming technology practices including measures to improve soil fertility through the soil health card scheme and to support the organic farming scheme. recent initiatives for improved access to irrigation such as ‘per drop more crop’ scheme to ensure water efficiency, support to farmers under the mgnrega and the creation of a unified national agriculture market are likely to boost farmers’ incomes

    i would like to strategize that a complete overhaul of the agriculture sector seems imperative for achieving a higher growth rate. the social safety program such as insurance and financial inclusion combined with enhancement of credit facilities to farmers and education on proper use of pesticides and fertilizers would help to curb farmers’ discontent and subsequent suicides. agriculture being a state subject, i opine that state governments’ need to play a proactive role in order to ensure proper implementation of the centrally-sponsored schemes and undertake measures to achieve the targeted four percent agricultural growth rate.

    going ahead, i must mention that this month, the chamber conducted a number of conferences on the agriculture sector such as ‘promotion of agri and horti exports from india,’ ‘innovative protected cultivation technologies,’ goods and services tax and its implications on food processing and allied industry,’ ‘warehousing management’ and ‘venture capital in agribusiness in bihar’.

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    Anand Sharma
    Finnegan
  • Anand Sharma

    Partner

    Finnegan

    Description :

    anand sharma practices all aspects of patent law, with a particular emphasis on district court and u.s. international trade commission (itc) section 337 litigations, as well as strategic client counseling. mr. sharma has extensive experience in managing day-to-day operation of patent litigations and in developing and implementing patent litigation strategies. he also has considerable experience in trial practice, including taking and defending witnesses at deposition and trial, preparing and arguing discovery, markman and summary judgment motions, and participating in settlement and mediation negotiations. mr. sharma has also drafted numerous patentability, validity, and infringement opinions, as well as patent applications. in addition, he counsels clients on strategic patent planning in areas such as patent procurement, licensing, and pre-litigation considerations. mr. sharma’s practice has covered many technology areas, including smart phones, medical devices, neurosurgery navigation systems, locomotives, engine after-treatment systems, multi-wire cable fabrication, semiconductor probe card assemblies, dram, well-site drilling equipment, and consumer appliances and electronics. mr. sharma is a frequent lecturer on patent-related matters. he has lectured at conferences sponsored by various industry and legal associations, including the national bar association, the confederation of indian industry, and the national association of software and service companies. additionally, he has authored articles on ip topics related to india and has often been quoted in ip law360. mr. sharma also serves as an adjunct professor at howard university, teaching patent law at the college of engineering and at the law school. he also chairs the firm’s diversity committee.

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    Anubhav Kapoor
    Tata Technologies
  • Anubhav Kapoor

    General Counsel & Company Secretary

    Tata Technologies

    Description :

    anubhav kapoor is tata technologies’ general counsel and company secretary and is  based in pune. mr kapoor is responsible for tata technologies’ global legal, ip, regulatory compliance and corporate governance practices and policies. mr kapoor has about 21 years’ experience; before joining tata technologies, he worked with polaris software, domino’s pizza and allied nippon – to name a few – in a similar role.he has been honored as one of iam magazine’s iam 300, the world’s leading ip strategists. mr kapoor has handled multifarious areas, including structuring strategic business contracts, ip rights, global compliance design and audits, legal due diligence, m&a and arbitration and litigation management. further, as a corporate secretary he has dealt with high-visibility boards and handled complex matters related to corporate governance, sustainability, insider trading, private and public offerings. he is passionate about innovation and ip rights and also heads the corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility practices globally. mr kapoor’s experience as in-house counsel spans various industries, including automotive, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, food, banking and insurance, software and engineering. he has helped corporations to devise their ip strategy – including setting up ip departments – and led ip teams in large corporations. mr kapoor has also handled contracts and litigations involving complex ip issues and handled patent, copyright, trade secret and trademark infringement cases. he has also been involved with ip issues during m&a, spin-out and joint venture deals during his long career. he has spoken on several national and international forums on ip-related topics and continues to be active on several forums. mr kapoor is a member of the institute of company secretaries of india and a law graduate. he has also completed his master’s in law from the university of michigan, ann arbor, and mba in finance and information technology from the institute of management technology.

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    Anuradha Maheshwari
    Lex Mantis
  • Anuradha Maheshwari

    Advocate & Legal Consultant

    Lex Mantis

    Description :

    anuradha is the founding partner of lex mantis, a legal service firm, wherein she specializes in the practice of intellectual property, corporate and human rights law and has been assisting clients on a variety of legal advice especially on ip protection strategies, including internationally. she is experienced in patent, tm, design & copyright filing and prosecution, corporate contracts and transactional documentation, licensing/ franchising and corporate due diligence.

    as an erstwhile academician she served as the director and dean of the nmims school of intellectual property studies in mumbai and a full time lecturer of business laws in mumbai university. as part of her academic positions at nmims she was also member of the nmims academic council and iips board of studies. anuradha continues to be actively involved in corporate and intellectual property law education and has been a visiting faculty for more than two decades at corporate houses; law, management, engineering and pharma institutes of repute, where she continues to engage semester courses and legal training workshops particularly for ipr.

    anuradha has invited to conduct training workshops at department of atomic energy, barc & kalpakkam in chennai. she also been involved with mips, an annual conference of ip learners, experts and professionals organized by shailesh mehta school of management, iit where she is called upon to present and evaluate papers and participate /chair panel discussions. she is a regular ip trainer with nitie and a panelist on the selection panel for the tifac “women scientist’s award for ipr studies” conducted by csir’s urdip at pune and is often invited to speak on ip related issues in seminars & conferences including some internationally.

    anuradha has been writings articles on ip issues and also published a few papers of topical interest in ipr in reputed magazines and journals. at iips she was also invited to customize the wipo copyright manual for sme’s in india.

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    Archana Shanker
    Anand & Anand
  • Archana Shanker

    Senior Partner

    Anand & Anand

    Description :

    archana shanker is a senior partner at anand and anand and heads the firm’s patent practice. a graduate of the faculty of law at delhi university, north campus, she went on to complete her postgraduate diploma in bioinformatics and pharmaceutical regulatory affairs. she is an active contributing member of various international bodies, such as the asian patent attorneys association (apaa), association internationale pour la protection de la propriété intellectuelle (aippi) and the federation internationale des conseils en propriete industrielle (ficpi). archana's comprehensive repertoire enables her not only to represent clients in contentious matters in the pharmaceutical industry, but also to advise on protection and prosecution across a number of business sectors including bioinformatics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and chemicals, not only limited to india but also in usa, europe, japan and other key jurisdictions. her unique and innovative approach has led to her clients winning important claims of significant commercial value in the area of software, mechanics and electronics. she is leading the firm's efforts in nascent legislation of geographical indications and plant variety. archana handles complex patent litigation issues before various judicial and quasi-judicial forums in india, such as the high court and ipab, and has been involved in advising her clients on patent strategies and regulatory affairs. the client mandates has repeatedly favoured her as a counsel of choice. her practice blends the legal acumen with the business know how of this complex area of practice. she is a regular speaker/panellist at various national and international forums; author of articles in various publications such as managing intellectual property, asia ip magazine, iam magazine and getting the deal through - patents, she also features on the editorial panel of lsipr and her articles are regularly published at various leading industry focused specialised journals. her contributions in the field of patents earned her international recognition and she was named a leading lawyer in the year 2013 by asia law leading lawyers. recently, ms shanker was acknowledged as a highly recommended leading lawyer in the intellectual practice by chambers and partners (asia-pacific) 2013.

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    Beat Weibel
    Siemens
  • Beat Weibel

    Chief IP Counsel

    Siemens

    Description :

    beat weibel was born in 1966. he studied electrical engineering at the eth in zurich and was trainee patent attorney with abb from 1991 until 1995. in 1995 he qualified as european patent attorney. he was head of corporate ip of georg fischer ag from 1998 until 2000, head of the ip department of abb switzerland from 2000 until 2007, and chief ip counsel of abb ltd. from 2007 until 2012. since 2013 he is the head of the corporate intellectual property department of siemens ag. he was lecturer on patent law at eth zurich and the university of applied science zurich for many years. beat weibel teaches in preparation courses for the swiss patent attorney qualifying examination, he regularly publishes and speaks on actual topics in the intellectual property law.

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    Bernhard Thum
    Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff
  • Bernhard Thum

    Partner

    Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff

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    Bharat Dube
    Strategic IP Information
  • Bharat Dube

    CEO

    Strategic IP Information

    Description :

    bharat dube earned his juris doctor from duke law school in 1986 and is a graduate of the united world college of atlantic, and harvard university (a.b. magna cum laude) in 1983.
    bharat was a key member of the litigation and enforcement team of richemont, the swiss luxury goods conglomerate, between 1990 and 2010 and headed richemont's ip litigation team for over 5 years. he was particularly responsible for the group's two principal brands, cartier and montblanc. during his time at richemont, cartier won $630+ million counterfeit award, believed to be the highest award ever made in an anti-counterfeiting case in the world. prior to joining richemont, bharat worked with the world intellectual property organization (wipo), in geneva.
    he has lectured extensively at ip symposia around the world, including events sponsored by the international anti-counterfeiting coalition, the international trademark association, wipo and various bar associations. he is a legal consultant to ip gurus, delhi and to bdl law firm, beijing, and is “chief enforcement officer” at brandstock enforcement pte. ltd., singapore (which provides enforcement solutions throughout the asia-pacific region.

     

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    Bharat Kapoor
    Strategic Intellectual Property Pte
  • Bharat Kapoor

    Chief Operating Officer

    Strategic Intellectual Property Pte

    Description :

    bharat, coo sipi, is an experienced management professional with 17 years’ experience, of which 15 years were spent in the media and entertainment sector focused on management consulting, marketing, sales and finance. bharat has been an associate director with ernst & young, india, and was the head of the advisory practice for media and entertainment clients in north india. he has led several successful business transformation engagements for television and publishing businesses. prior to ey, bharat was a director at strategic mediaworks (sm) where he consulted with advertising agencies, tv broadcasters and the not-for-profit sector. prior to sm, bharat was a marketing manager at star tv where he was responsible for the marketing strategy of several channels including star movies, star world and star gold. he was also responsible for building the marketing strategy for some of star's new ventures at the time, star gold and radio city (bangalore), in particular. bharat is an active investor and advisor to online e-commerce companies. bharat graduated from the university of technology, sydney.

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    Biju K. Nair
    Open Invention Network
  • Biju K. Nair

    Licensing Lead ( India)

    Open Invention Network

    Description :

    biju.k.nair, is the licensing lead ( india), open invention network and is a litigator having worked in various jurisdictions across india. his areas of practice extend from corporate and commercial law, arbitration & dispute resolution, property law, competition law, trademarks and copyrights and constitutional law. he worked as a senior associate in the litigation departments of luthra & luthra law offices and amarchand mangaldas in new delhi. biju.k.nair earned his law degree(b.a llb) from army institute of law in 2004.he is a member of bar council of delhi, licensed to appear before the supreme court of india, all the state high courts in india.

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    Burton S. Ehrlich
    Ladas & Parry
  • Burton S. Ehrlich

    Partner

    Ladas & Parry

    Description :

    burton s. ehrlich is a partner at the chicago office of ladas & parry and chairs the litigation department for the firm.

    throughout his career of over 30 years, burt has helped clients consider issues in all phases of intellectual property matters, including litigation and adversarial proceedings in federal district courts throughout the u.s., in the u.s. court of appeals for the federal circuit, in the united states patent & trademark office, and in assisting in foreign litigation and adversarial matters, some of which reached the highest courts of said jurisdictions.

    he has counseled foreign and domestic clients and litigated complex patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, advertising, franchising, licensing and antitrust matters. he has been involved in hundreds of federal court cases and patent and trademark office adversarial matters. in federal court cases alone he has been lead counsel in well over 100 federal cases and well over 100 patent and trademark office opposition or cancellation proceedings.

    before joining ladas & parry, burt was a managing partner at brezina and ehrlich, where he practiced for over 15 years, later also being co-managing partner at another intellectual property firm and still later he was a partner at a 150-lawyer firm where he was the chairman of the intellectual property department. after joining ladas & parry he quickly rose to full partner status and chair of its intellectual property litigation department.

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    Chid Iyer
    Sughrue Mion
  • Chid Iyer

    Partner

    Sughrue Mion

    Description :

    chid iyer is a partner in the washington office of sughrue mion pllc. chid received a b. tech in chemical engineering from iit, bombay in 1984, ms in chemical engineering from university of akron and ms in computer science from the university of tennessee space institute. he received his jd from georgetown university in 1997. chid is involved in all aspects of patent practice including litigation, prosecution and client counseling in a variety of technologies including electronics, computer science, chemical and pharmaceuticals. chid has conducted and presented in various workshops and seminars on patent practice at various locations in u.s, korea, japan, china, europe, middle east and india.

     

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    Chitra K. Iyer
    Philips
  • Chitra K. Iyer

    Head of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

    Philips

    Description :

    chitra iyer is head of intellectual property & standards at philips- india.
    she has an educational background in organic chemistry, a llb degree from bangalore university, patent law diploma from nalsar and courses from other institutes.
    chitra has a technical background in research (medicinal chemistry and drug discovery) with multinational pharmaceutical giants, spanning over 10 years with experience (nce) and generics.
    she also has expertise of over 15 years in the area of intellectual property protection including trade secret protection, enforcement, ip transactional matters and ip advocacy.
    she has held leadership positions and has mentored teams both in india and overseas while handling a wide range of technology areas including- chemical, bio-tech, polymer science and engineering to name a few.
    chitra was ip– leader, india for e.i dupont before moving to her current role in philips.
    she is currently based at the “philips innovation campus” at bangalore along with a team of ip counsels, analysts and other very talented professionals who work collaboratively with indian and global teams.

     

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    D. Calab Gabriel
    LEX IP CARE
  • D. Calab Gabriel

    Managing Partner

    LEX IP CARE

    Description :

    d. calab gabriel has been practicing as an advocate and patent attorney since 1980. he was a partner in a few leading ip firms in india including as a senior partner in k&s partners for 15 years. currently, he is the managing partner of his firm lex ip care.
    he has been advising government of india on various issues relating to intellectual property and has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property laws with special emphasis on filing, prosecution and enforcement of patents, designs. he is also involved in all major patent litigations in india and being an expert in patent prosecution, he has also represented the government of india in many international negotiations, such as plt, faq, etc. he has spearheaded the revocation of the turmeric patent and re-examination of basmati patent in uspto on behalf of government of india. he has authored various articles on topics relating to patenting of pharmaceuticals, life sciences including biotech inventions in india. he has made many presentations on various topics on intellectual property in india and abroad. he is a member of the parliamentary committee that made the draft bill of the amendments to the indian patents act for submission before the indian parliament. he is a member of various professional organizations including apaa, aipla, aippi, ficpi and also in the various sub-committees of these organizations.
    he is a patent agent and a member of the bar council of india.

     

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    Daniel E. Altman
    Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
  • Daniel E. Altman

    Partner

    Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

    Description :

    daniel e. altman is a partner in our orange county office. he specializes in patent protection and related licensing issues for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. a particular specialty of mr. altman’s relates to foreign patent protection for these industries. prior to joining the firm, mr. altman was a teacher for the los angeles unified school district, where he taught physical science to seventh and eighth grade students. during law school, mr. altman was an editor for the high technology law journal (now the berkeley technology law journal). he completed an externship with the honorable terry j. hatter, now chief judge, u.s. district court for the central district of california. mr. altman joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1993.

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    Dawn Jos
    Texas Instruments
  • Dawn Jos

    Patent Strategy Manager – Asia

    Texas Instruments

    Description :

    dawn is designated as patent strategy coordinator – asia and is based at texas instruments, bangalore. at ti, dawn oversees the patent operations for ti’s asia pacific region that includes india, china, singapore, philippines, malaysia and hong kong. he is member of several ti patent and technical committees and ti asia legal team. dawn also supports ti worldwide patent licensing team and worldwide strategic prosecution team from ti’s asia pacific region. dawn works with the senior management in ti asia and around the world to develop effective compliance strategies in respect of intellectual property related matters. additionally, he manages external patent counsel engaged by ti in the asia region. dawn is a founding member of the ‘in-house ip professionals forum’ and is currently serving as an initiative leader in the core committee of the forum. dawn is a registered patent agent and received his engineering degree in electronics from anna university, chennai and post graduation in ipr from national law school, bangalore.

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    Debankur Bandyopadhyay
    General Electric Company (GE)
  • Debankur Bandyopadhyay

    Leader - Training & Learning: Patents & Analytics CoE

    General Electric Company (GE)

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    Debolina Partap
    Wockhardt
  • Debolina Partap

    Vice President and General Counsel

    Wockhardt

    Description :

    debolina partap is the vice president and general counsel for the wockhardt group.
    wockhardt is the india’s largest pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare provider, all combined. in her current assignment, ms. debolina partap is responsible for driving the legal corporate governance, legal regulatory management and compliance system in wockhardt, legal aspects of banking, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, legal strategy, legal risk management, litigation management, brands and ip management, contracts, properties, finance documentation, supporting value growth and expansion of the wockhardt group across geographical locations in india and strengthening the international presence across 22 countries.
    ms. debolina partap has been in the legal field for about two decades and has established a niche in the field of legal compliance system, legal regulatory management, legal solutions management and brands safety and development. in her career spanning approximately 22 years in banking, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, she has held several positions of increasing responsibility as head of departments, functions and zones. her expertise in banking, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, legal strategy, legal regulatory risk management, legal risk management, litigation management, brands and ip management, business analysis and successfully integrating business, compliance, risks, strategy, operations and management through well integrated legal systems and legal technology has set benchmarks in legal solutions management in wockhardt group.
    ms. debolina partap is a gold medalist in llm from bombay university and began her career in 1990 as an advocate. her journey in the corporate sector commenced with idbi in 1993 and shift to pharma and healthcare was effective 2006. she is an active legal member of the cii and fiici (pharma unit) and a speaker in various legal forums. she is an avid speaker in many international forums like terrapin, biopharma, ibc asia, international bar association, siac, etc.
    she has been awarded 3 times women general counsel of year award 2013 by renowned legal associations and congress in india. she and her team were awarded the best ip in house team of the year award 2013, best pharma in-house legal team of year award 2014 and best ip inhouse legal team for pharma of the year award 2014; all at national level. further, she had been nominated for the general counsel of year award for south asia region in 2015 by ilo-asian corporate counsel association-hong kong at an international level and was listed in the top 5.

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    Dinesh K. Pillai
    Mahindra Special Services Group
  • Dinesh K. Pillai

    CEO

    Mahindra Special Services Group

    Description :

    mr. dinesh k. pillai was appointed the ceo of mahindra special services group (mahindra ssg) in 2009. mahindra ssg, part of the $14.4bn mahindra group, is india's leading corporate risk management consulting firm that helps organizations reduce business risks and enhance competitive advantage. as ceo mahindra ssg, dinesh defines the road map for all business risk security assessments and innovation. under his dynamic leadership mahindra ssg has created a global footprint with successful project implementation in over 150 organizations. dinesh pillai is recognized as a global thought leader. he has shared his expertise at several national and international conferences on corporate security and addressed key challenges faced by the corporate leaders and government sector. his perspectives on business innovation, competitive advantage, business intelligence and sustaining growth in a complex globalised world have been much appreciated across several forums.

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    Doerte Schoenberg
    TELES Patent Rights International
  • Doerte Schoenberg

    Inventor

    TELES Patent Rights International

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    Dorte Schonberg
    TELES Patent Rights International
  • Dorte Schonberg

    Dipl.-Math

    TELES Patent Rights International

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    Douglas Graham
    Ideation Inc.
  • Douglas Graham

    CEO

    Ideation Inc.

    Description :

    innovation management:  developed saas service for managing innovation in organizations  wrote ideation: the birth & death of ideas with a foreword by sir david cooksey (then chairman of the bank of england) that was well reviewed by carl icahn and lee iacocca  developed algorithms and metrics to apply big data to innovation and ip  spoke at major venues worldwide including the us congress, us chamber of commerce, un, rand, brookings, gartner, state of the world forum and published numerous articles  four granted patents (150 citations), one was pivotal in the supreme court ebay vs merc  expert on enabling intangibles as a major asset class for the financial services industry financial services and security:  built two eight figure, award winning, consulting practices focused on financial services, security, governance, risk management and compliance  led, as ceo and chairman, an $8.5 billion bank and 17 funds through four successive owners  co-ordinated global risk management and security practices for deloitte  currently lead early stage investment at palm ventures, greenwich technology:  built some of the largest web infrastructures ever built that include five industry exchanges - all are referenceable and were delivered on time and on budget  worked on cybersecurity defending against apt’s with two heads of darpa and chairs of defense science board – and also protection of ip in government labs  wrote a well reviewed 300 page book on internet architectures that was published in english, spanish and japanese  expert on big data and won gartner award

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    Dr. A. Venkateswarlu
    Dr.Reddys Institute of Life Sciences
  • Dr. A. Venkateswarlu

    Founder-Director

    Dr.Reddys Institute of Life Sciences

    Description :

    dr. akella venkateswarlu is the founder-director of dr. reddy's institute of life sciences. he is a harvard-trained organic chemist with over thirty years of pharma industry experience in drug discovery research and management at senior executive positions. he serves as a member of the scientific advisory team of kareus therapeutics, sa. he successfully initiated and led drug discovery research at dr. reddy’s laboratories, and was in charge of corporate research and development of dr. reddy's group. he was the founding president of dr. reddy's research foundation. he also accelerated the establishment of aurigene discovery technologies and served as its director and board member. earlier in his career, he worked at smithkline beecham both in us and india, and at novartis and aventis, india. dr. venkateswarlu has a distinguished academic record and an outstanding track record in r&d management. he has contributed to both academic and industrial research with 30 research papers, 38 patent applications and 8 issued patents to his credit. he has a bachelor of science in chemistry from w.g.b. college in andhra pradesh and a master of science in organic chemistry from andhra university. he then received a ph.d. in organic chemistry from wayne state university and the university of pennsylvania. he conducted post-doctoral research in organic synthesis at harvard university, with nobel laureate prof. e. j. corey. he has been with this institute since its inception in 2003 and spearheaded its establishment and growth in its early days. he brings decades of experience and stability to the governance of the institute.

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    Dr. A.K.S. Bhujanga Rao
    NATCO Pharma
  • Dr. A.K.S. Bhujanga Rao

    President - R&D and Technical

    NATCO Pharma

    Description :

    current portfolio: currently president, natco research centre, and director, natco pharma limited, hyderabad heading:  all process technologies of generics  new drug discovery  intellectual property management activities including technical support during patent prosecution and global patent litigation  international regulatory filings academic back ground:  ph. d from indian institute of science, bangalore  collaborative research project head and post-doctoral fellow, university of texas, usa and university of hull, uk. patents and publications:  author of over 40 international publications and over 80 patents covering anti-cancer, anti-migraine, anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drugs. recent team awards:  national award-2008 for development of indigenous and cost-effective technologies for anti-cancer drugs.  gold patents award-2009 for excellence in pharmaceutical patenting: pharmexcil, india  international ip-excellence award for asia-pacific region – 2009 visiting faculty:  niper, hyderabad for m. pharm, medicinal chemistry  andhra university, dept. of organic chemistry, visakhapatnam  other pharmaceutical p.g. colleges in hyderabad

     

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    Dr. Alexander Harguth
    Preu Bohlig & Partner
  • Dr. Alexander Harguth

    Partner

    Preu Bohlig & Partner

    Description :

    dr alexander harguth specialises in patent law. he advises major national and international companies in the energy and medical technology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and semiconductor technology sectors. he has extensive experience in the assistance and coordination of complex patent infringement proceedings before german infringement courts, the federal patent court and the european patent office. in addition to managing patent infringement lawsuits, dr alexander harguth also deals with the other areas of commercial intellectual property rights, including disputes regarding employee inventions, design protection law, unfair competition and protection of trade secrets

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    Dr. Andra Musatescu
    Andra Musatescu Law & Industrial Property Offices
  • Dr. Andra Musatescu

    Managing Partner

    Andra Musatescu Law & Industrial Property Offices

    Description :

    dr. andra musatescu is (i) the founder of andra musatescu law & industrial property offices (amlip), one of the best ip firms in romania, (ii) the vice-chair of the central and eastern european committee of the itechlaw association and (iii) for over 10 years a member of leadership committees of well-known international associations like international trademark association (inta) and european communities trademark association (ecta), american chamber of commerce (amcham) etc. and (iv) on the list of arbitrators and mediators held by world intellectual property organization (wipo). dr. andra musatescu is considered and recognized as “bright, prompt, thorough, commercial and determined [with] a fantastic understanding of her clients’ business” (wtr1000), “an ip expert of “the absolutely highest standard” (legal 500) “a fantastic lawyer” (chambers and partners), “a true expert at what she does” (wtr1000) and “one of the best external legal counsel to be found anywhere” (wtr1000). clients also mention that “she achieves great results and her advice is sound and trustworthy. she partners closely with the client and is like a member of the in-house team” (wtr1000). with her extensive legal experience of over 17 years in the romanian legal system, and with deep understanding of us and uk legal principles from both her higher education and work, dr. musatescu has advised and represented major foreign multinational companies and romanian entities in relation to all ip rights, including trademarks, designs and copyrights. dr. musatescu’s areas of expertise include intellectual property (ip), unfair competition, competition, tax, energy, mining, oil, gas and international law. in ip, her practice encompasses filing, prosecution, litigation, infringements, anti-counterfeiting and representation before the national state office for patents and trademarks, courts (including the supreme court), customs, wipo and ohim. she is also highly involved in giving opinion and drafting amendments to the existing legislation, at the european level and at the national level.

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    Dr. Anindya Sircar
    Infosys
  • Dr. Anindya Sircar

    AVP & Head – IP Cell

    Infosys

    Description :

    dr. anindya sircar is currently associate vice president and head of ip with infosys limited and is responsible for ip activities of infosys limited and its subsidiaries. prior to this he was heading the ip department biocon group – a premiere biotechnology company in bangalore, india and was instrumental in setting up the ip practices for the biocon group.
    dr. sircar pursued his bsc with an honors in chemistry from st. xavier’s collage at kolkata and passed out in 1991. he has a unique distinction of two ph.ds – one is science and the other in law. during his long professional involvement in ip he has worked extensively in almost all fields of intellectual property and had spearhead several acquisitions programs, both in and out licensing of ip. he has figured in the lex witness’s hall of fame – top 50 as a prominent player in the india’s legal sector in 2010.
    he takes active participation in patent awareness programs and other programs involving search techniques for patent and commercial information. besides, he is also a registered patent agent and certified ip valuation analyst.
    dr. anindya sircar is a visiting faculty on ip at:

    • nalsar university of law, hyderabad;
    • n.c.banerjee centre for intellectual property rights studies, hyderabad.
    • national law school of india university, bangalore;
    • rgsoipl, iit kharagpur;
    • naarm, hyderabad;
    • pexa, mumbai and
    • ibab, bangalore.

    he is also a member of the expert committee on “intellectual property rights” of the karnataka biodiversity board. currently he is also a member of the editorial board of:

    • “ip asia”,
    • “indian journal of intellectual property” and
    • “environmental law and practice review”.

    he has been a resource person for numerous workshops and conferences on ip, also a member of the cii national committee on technology & ipr and national committee of intellectual property owners; ficci-ipr committee.
    he is also an emeritus member of the advisory board of dialog-thompson, uk.

     

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    Dr. Ashwini Sandu
    ITAG Business Solutions Ltd.
  • Dr. Ashwini Sandu

    Global Head, IPR

    ITAG Business Solutions Ltd.

    Description :

    profile summary:- key qualifications: m.pharm in medicinal chemistry and pgdplp (post-graduate diploma in patent law & practice) and presently pursuing phd in ipr present position: sr. gm - ipr at united phosphorus limited associate-course development and faculty at academy of intellectual property studies (aips) professional experience : total experience around 17 years worked earlier as head of mumbai office at s.majumdar & co., ip manager for ratiopharm india, and in various companies like marico, usv ltd., merind india ltd. membership : life membership of i.p.a. pharmacist under the pharmacy act,1948. registered patent agent under the indian patent act participations: participated in providing training to patent examiners of indian patent office, mumbai on chemical and pharmaceutical patent search and examination organized by eu - india trade and investment development programme (tidp) and german development cooperation, gtz office. strategies for company progress, best use of ipr for commercialization.

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    Dr. C. K. Sehgal
    Sehgal IPR Services
  • Dr. C. K. Sehgal

    Managing Partner

    Sehgal IPR Services

    Description :

    c.k. sehgal has completed his ph.d in synthetic and natural products organic chemistry from regional research laboratory [renamed as iiim (indian institute of integrative medicine)] (csir), jammu in 1980. he has also done his 4 years pdf from uk (exeter and warwick universities 2 yrs each). he started his professional career in 1986 with royal/dutch sponsored basic exploratory r&d at nocil for the development of new potential agrochemicals. in 1990 branched out in the product development/marketing technical services for petrochemicals at nocil. mr. sehgal left nocil in 1999 and started consultancy for the polymer industry as technical advisor to additive and filler manufacturers and assisted in starting a polymer compounding plant at mysore. he was associated with bal pharma ltd for their regulatory requirements, business development and api marketing. during this time, he started working in ipr activity. 2004 -2007 he was associated with honeywell for ipr activity. 2007-2008 c .k. sehgal was head-ipr for jubilant organosys ltd. 2008-2013 he was working with arch pharmalabs as head-ipr. currently, he is a senior partner of anm global based in new delhi.

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    Dr. Christof Karl
    Bardehle Pagenberg
  • Dr. Christof Karl

    Partner

    Bardehle Pagenberg

    Description :

    dr. christof karl specializes in litigation and prosecution of patents, in particular in the technical fields of computer hardware, software and telecommunications. he also advises on issues of licensing, employee invention law, copyright law and internet law.
    mr. karl represents clients in patent infringement proceedings before the german district courts and the courts of appeal, and in patent invalidity proceedings before the european patent office, the german patent and trade mark office, the german federal patent court, and the german federal court of justice. in his patent prosecution practice, one of his focus areas is the patentability of software and other computer-implemented inventions. his clients include leading u.s. companies in the areas of computers, computer networks, telecommunications and financial services, a major japanese computer game manufacturer, as well as smaller and medium-sized german and international companies active in the fields of software, electronics, car supply, sports articles, and food.
    his unusual multiple qualifications as attorney-at-law admitted to practice in germany and in new york, computer scientist, and german and european patent attorney enable him to handle both the legal and technical aspects of a case. his technical knowledge is particularly valuable in patent infringement proceedings, when the technical facts have to be precisely defined and communicated.
    recommended in:
    who’s who legal germany: patents 2015
    best lawyers 2014
    juve german commercial law firms 2013/2014
    the legal 500 deutschland 2014:
    “karl beeindruckt durch mehrfachqualifikationen als informatiker, rechtsanwalt, attorney-at-law, patentanwalt und european patent attorney”
    the legal 500 emea 2014:
    “christof karl impresses with his multiple qualifications as a computer scientist, attorney, patent and european patent attorney”
    who’s who legal patents 2014
    best lawyers 2013
    juve german commercial law firms 2012/2013
    managing ip handbook 2012

     

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    Dr. D. Lalitha
    DexPatent
  • Dr. D. Lalitha

    Principal Patent Scientist

    DexPatent

    Description :

    dr.lalitha, principal patent scientist at dexpatent, leads a team of patent engineers & scientists and handles ip research activities especially patent analytics & landscaping.
    at dexpatent she is involved in evolving methodologies and processes that improves the accuracy of patent searches.
    her interests and areas of expertise include patent landscaping and patent evaluation.
    her knowledge expertise areas are: (a) molecular neuroscience (b) bioinformatics (c) microarray technology (d) neurochemistry and (e) molecular biology

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    Dr. D. Venkat Reddy
    RVR Associates
  • Dr. D. Venkat Reddy

    Managing Partner

    RVR Associates

    Description :

    dr. d. venkat reddy, an ex member of the indian air force, is the founding partner and the guiding force of this firm. he is a well known figure in the field of ipr, constitutional law, law related to mines and geology, and other civil and criminal litigation in the higher judiciary. a guest faculty to osmania university, hyderabad central university, nalsar, company secretary chapter hyderabad and other colleges spread over india stands as evidence for his unremitting passion for teaching. he is also a member of the organizing committee and vice president of international association for protection of intellectual property (aippi). he is also a member of committees in the federation of andhra pradesh chambers of commerce and industries (fapcci) and is a life member of the national institute for human resource development. currently, he is pursuing his phd in trademark law. qualifications: diploma in chemical engineering diploma in electronic engineering m.a (public administration) ll.m ( jurisprudence ) pgdhrd pgdcl & ipr pgdadr areas of interest: intellectual property rights and related rights, mines and geology, constitutional law, civil and criminal matters. areas of expertise: ipr litigation in various high courts and supreme court of india, mines and geology related cases and matrimonial related matters in various high courts.

     

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    Dr. Deepti Tayal
    Ingenious e-Brain Solutions
  • Dr. Deepti Tayal

    Director

    Ingenious e-Brain Solutions

    Description :

    deepti tayal is the director of ingenious e-brain solutions, a company that provides end-to-end intellectual property management and business research solutions. she has more than eight years of experience in ip searching and maintaining client relationships with innovator companies, ip law firms and research organizations. she is expert in managing and executing different types of intellectual property research and analytics projects such as prior art searching, infringement searching, white space analysis, biosequence/structure searching, and technology licensing & commercialization. she has participated in various international ip conferences such as ip & innovation forum, gipc, les, bio, piug and epo. dr. tayal has presented papers/posters in various national as well as international biotechnology conferences. she holds a doctorate degree in biotechnology and has more than seven years of research experience in molecular biology. she has published four research papers and one book chapter.

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    Dr. Dhanpat Ram Agarwal
    ITAG Business Solutions Ltd.
  • Dr. Dhanpat Ram Agarwal

    Director

    ITAG Business Solutions Ltd.

    Description :

    dr. d. r. agarwal is a fellow chartered accountant by profession (fca) since last 30 years. he conceived the idea behind the global intellectualproperty convention (gipc) to spread ipr awareness in india, and began with a humblestart with an international collaboration with the european union in 2007. he furtheredthe cause to bring forth the largest intellectual property convention held in india every year (organized annually since 2009). he is also an expert in ip accounting, taxation, and valuation and has providing consultancy to some of the fortune 500 companies in india and abroad. he is an expert in ip valuation, licensing, technology transfer and taxation matters. he is also the founder director trustee of institute of international trade.

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    Dr. Gert Würtenberger
    WürtenbergerKunze
  • Dr. Gert Würtenberger

    WürtenbergerKunze

    Description :
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    Dr. Gurpreet Singh Walia
    Cohen & Gresser LLP
  • Dr. Gurpreet Singh Walia

    Special Counsel

    Cohen & Gresser LLP

    Description :

    dr. walia practices commercial and intellectual property litigation in a variety of disciplines, including pharmaceutical patent litigation, hatch-waxman litigation (including anda litigation), and products liability. he also practices healthcare, regulatory, and compliance law. prior to law school, he completed his premedical education from delhi university and earned a medical doctorate degree from armed forces medical college, the second highest ranked medical school in india. he practiced as an attending anesthesiologist physician in several american hospitals. he earned his j.d. from st. john’s university school of law where he served as editor-in-chief of the new york real property law journal, the articles & notes editor of the american bankruptcy institute law review, president of the patent law society, and as a member of the moot court honor society. prior to joining the firm, dr. walia practiced at kaye scholer, llp. dr. walia is a member of the firm’s diversity committee.

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    Dr. H. Purushotham
    National Research Development Corporation
  • Dr. H. Purushotham

    Chairman and Managing Director

    National Research Development Corporation

    Description :

    dr. h. purushotham is currently holding the position of chairman and managing director, national research development corporation (nrdc) a central public sector undertaking under the ministry of science & technology, govt. of india w.e.f. 22nd january, 2015.
    national research development corporation (nrdc) was established as a (non-profit organization) in 1953 by government of india under section 8 of the companies act to function as a link between scientific r&d organizations and industries to promote iprs and transfer of technologies to entrepreneurs / startups. it has transferred about 5000 technologies in different sectors in india and abroad developed by various csir, dst, icar, icmr, drdo, iits/universities, etc. and has rich experience in technology transfer.
    dr. h. purushotham obtained b.tech degree in chemical engineering from andhra university visakhapatnam (1982), m.tech from iit kharagpur, m.b.a. from ignou and phd from osmania university. he has acquired over 30 years of diverse experience across the innovation value chain by working at different government institutions such as regional research laboratory, jorhat, cement research institute, new delhi, central leather research institute, chennai, andaman & nicobar islands integrated development corporation, port blair, arci, hyderabad, technology development board of dst, national institute for smart government/department of information technology, new delhi.
    dr. h. purushotham has also served as a director in the nicco corporation, andaman fisheries ltd. and shilpi aqua culture pvt.ltd. and as an investment committee member of uti, india ascent venture fund, gujarat venture fund ltd. and venteneast vc fund and apidc.
    he was trained at (i) venture capital institute (vci), washington, usa on “venture capital funding”,(ii) nbia,usa on setting up of “technology business incubators”,(iii) mdi on “how to engage and use consultants” and (iv) asci on “management of r&d systems”.
    he is a recipient of "meritorious young consultant award 1991" instituted by consultancy development centre, ministry of science & technology. he has authored/ co-authored 65 project reports,5 book chapters, one book, published/ presented 70 research papers in various journals and conferences, filed three patents and helped industry in commercializing more than 50 technologies in different sectors.

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    Dr. Harsh Vardhan
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan

    Hon’ble Minister for Science and Technology

    Description :

    dr harsh vardhan, at present minister of science & technology and earth sciences, government of india, was a practicing ent surgeon before entering public life in 1993. he was elected to the delhi assembly that year from krishna nagar constituency in east delhi and went on to retain that seat in all five elections in 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013. in 2014, he contested the lok sabha election for the first time and was elected from chandni chowk, delhi.

    fondly called “doctor saab” by supporters and opponents alike, dr harsh vardhan is known for disarming simplicity in his personal life and transparency at the work place. when he was minister in the delhi government (1993-98), the people found him remarkably accessible and officials respected him for his hands-on style of functioning. prime minister atal bihari vajpayee once said of dr harsh vardhan: “he joined politics with the laudable objective of using his considerable medical knowledge and experience for serving the common man”.

    as health minister in the narendra modi government for five months, he initiated many reforms in the public health system of the country. he took over as minister for science &technology and earth sciences in november 2014 with the confidence of the prime minister who earlier held this portfolio. he is committed to set a roadmap for the implementation of the “make in india” programme by building a robust r&d infrastructure and promoting synergies between industry and scientific research institutions.

    the second child of late om prakash goel and snehlata, dr harsh vardhan was born in december 1954. he has an older sister and a younger brother. young harsh vardhan had his schooling in the anglo-sanskrit victoria jubilee senior secondary school in daryaganj, which is one of the oldest educational institutions in northern india, founded in 1869. he decided to be a doctor and attended gsvm medical college in kanpur from where he obtained his mbbs and ms with specialisation in ent. he returned to delhi to set up a private practice as an ent surgeon. but his restless soul, which had manifested itself earlier and drawn him towards the rashtriya swayamsevak sangh, persuaded him to take up projects for the betterment of society. so, he joined the indian medical association’s delhi chapter and worked hard in east delhi, which is his immediate neighbourhood, to build up solidarity of medical practitioners. he held various posts in the delhi medical association – from secretary and president (east delhi) to state secretary and president, delhi medical association where he showed early signs of his leadership qualities.

    given his remarkable achievements, dr harsh vardhan maintains a low profile. a rss activist since childhood, he retains the swayamsevak’s tendency to downplay the “swayam” giving precedence to “seva”. few who follow indian politics are aware that dr harsh vardhan had pioneered the pulse polio programme in india. he launched it first in delhi, his home city, which was then home to 10 per cent of polio cases in india (60% of the whole world’s cases were in india). in 1994, on a single day (october 2, the birthday of mahatma gandhi), he organised the mass immunisation of 1.2 million children. no immunisation programme in india before that had involved the marshalling of such awesome logistics. interestingly, the entire programme was also supported by school children who acted as “polio sena and polio sainiks”, apart from activists from over 400 ngos, the rss and thousands of people from all walks of life. but dr harsh vardhan had bigger plans. he dared to visualise a polio-free india, which could only be possible if a regular pulse polio campaign was held on a national scale. at first, experts, both indian and foreign, discounted the possibility of holding it because of the awesome number of doctors, paramedics, volunteers and administrators that would have to be assembled on a single day across the country. remember, it was the age before internet, mobile phones and widespread telecommunications and power. yet, undaunted by these challenges, dr harsh vardhan went around the country persuading the health ministers of all the states to cooperate in making pulse polio a success. in the past, no state-level health minister had ever succeeded in recruiting such widespread, bipartisan support for anything, leave alone a polio eradication programme. today, pulse polio is a fact of life in india. on 13th janaury 2012 india completed one full year without a case of polio being reported, the last case in the country having been reported on 13th january 2011 at howrah, west bengal (read article ‘india is almost free of polio’ in pioneer dated 13th january 2012).

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    Dr. J. M. Swaminathan
    Julius & Creasy
  • Dr. J. M. Swaminathan

    Senior Partner

    Julius & Creasy

    Description :

    dr. j. m. swaminathan holds llb (ceylon), llm, m. phil. (colombo) and lld (honoris causa) degrees and is an attorney-at-law. he has been in the legal profession for over 52 years. he is the precedent partner of messrs. julius & creasy and is a member of the law commission of sri lanka and former member of the council of legal education. he is also a member of the company law advisory commission and intellectual property law advisory commission. he is a member of the board of the faculty of law of the university of colombo. he also serves as a member of the legal cluster of the national council for economic development. he is a visiting lecturer and an examiner at the faculty of law, university of colombo and was a lecturer at the institute of advanced legal studies unit of the sri lanka law college and was also a faculty member for the llm courses of the university of wales and llm colombo and serves on the boards of several public and private companies.

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    Dr. Janet M. McNicholas
    Jones Day
  • Dr. Janet M. McNicholas

    Partner

    Jones Day

    Description :

    dr. janet mcnicholas is noted for her patent-related achievements in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceutical products, and medical products. her experience includes more than 25 years of practice as a patent attorney, and she serves as patent counsel to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including start-up and emerging growth companies financed by private equity and venture capital investors. janet advises clients in the development, management, and enforcement of worldwide patent portfolios. she writes and prosecutes patent applications for a broad range of life science technologies, advises clients in licensing and agreement matters, and is experienced in biopharma litigation and opposition matters. her practice regularly includes conducting patentability, freedom-to-operate, infringement, and validity assessments; evaluating intellectual property portfolios in connection with venture capital and private equity financings, collaborations, and/or partnering deals; and mining developing and mature patent portfolios for opportunities to maximize value. prior to practicing law, janet conducted research in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics at the university of illinois as a pre-doctoral student and then at stanford university and at the california institute of technology as a post-doctoral fellow of the arthritis foundation. janet has spoken at national and international scientific, business, and legal conferences on patent matters relating to recombinant biologicals, therapeutic antibodies, bioprocessing/bioproduction, biofuels, biosimilars/follow-on biologics, pharmaceuticals, hatch-waxman act, branded and generic drug development, medical devices, and partnering/outsourcing. janet is a member of the american bar association, american intellectual property law association, san francisco intellectual property law association, intellectual property law association of chicago, chinese american biopharmaceutical society, silicon valley indian professionals association, and tie silicon valley.

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    Dr. Jeffrey K. Mills
    Fanelli Haag
  • Dr. Jeffrey K. Mills

    Partner

    Fanelli Haag

    Description :

    dr. jeffrey k. mills, is partner with fanelli haag pllc whose practice focuses on pharmaceutical, drug delivery, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and medical device matters. dr. mills has extensive legal experience in patent prosecution, licensing, due diligence and opinion work, as well as experience in litigation and interference proceedings. dr. mills has presented at international meetings on various patent-related legal topics including freedom-to-operate, enablement and obviousness issues facing innovators in various technical area. he has also published and presented extensively in the areas of drug delivery and biological materials characterization. dr. mills graduated from duke university (b.s.e. in biomedical engineering; certificate in genetics) and received his ph.d. in mechanical engineering and materials science, also from duke university. dr. mills received his j.d. from the george washington university law school, with honors.

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    Dr. jur. Gert Wurtenberger
    Würtenberger Kunze
  • Dr. jur. Gert Wurtenberger

    Lawyer

    Würtenberger Kunze

    Description :

    legal studies at the university of munich and the london school of economics (1975 – 1980) internships, inter alia, at the indo-german chamber of commerce, mumbai and at the law firm matsuo + kossugi, tokyo (1980 – 1983) lawyer at the law firm wuesthoff & wuesthoff; partner at wuesthoff & wuesthoff as of 1989 (1984 – 2012) scholarship for legal studies kings college, london (1985) doctorate at the university of marburg, dissertation on the subject “die priorität im sortenschutzrecht” [priority rights in plant variety law] (1993) managing partner at wuesthoff & wuesthoff (2007 – 2011) member of the editorial board of the british journal intellectual property law & practice, oxford university press (since 2005) chairman of the grur expert committee for the protection of plant varieties (since 2007) chairman of the southern german arbitration tribunal for seed and plant variety rights disputes (since 2010) international co-ordinator of the revista electrônica do ibpi – instituto brasileiro de propriedade intelectual (since 2010) co-founder and partner of the law firmwürtenbergerkunze (since november 2012)

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    Dr. K. S. Kardam
    Indian Patent Office
  • Dr. K. S. Kardam

    Sr. Jt. Controller Patents & Designs

    Indian Patent Office

    Description :

    i have been working in the indian patent office for last 34 years and held various positions. currently i am holding the post of senior joint controller of patents & designs and heading the delhi patent office. i did post graduation in organic chemistry from agra university agra uttar pradesh. i have also studied law from delhi university and hold master degree from delhi university. i have also done ph.d in the intellectual property law also from delhi university.

    i have published several papers in various journals on the topic related to intellectual property. when india joined wto and trips, i had actively participated in the process of amendment to the patents act 1970 in the year 1999,2002 and 2005 and revision in the patents rules.

    i was also one of the members of task force constituted for traditional knowledge digital library (tkdl) for protecting indian traditional knowledge and played important role in designing the structure for electronically capturing the information in the traditional knowledge digital library (tkdl) and traditional knowledge resource classification (tkrc) by assigning the international classification in order to make the tkdl searchable.

    conduct 6 months research study in japan about utility model and its economic and technological significance to india under wipo sponsored program. i have also widely traveled in many countries and visited their patent offices to understand their ipr system. details are given below.

    participated and delivered lectures in several international and national seminars, workshops and symposia organized in the filed of intellectual property rights.

    played key role in the preparation of manual of patent office practice and procedure (mpopp), patent office practice (pop for internal working, examination guidelines for the inventions relating to biotechnology, traditional knowledge and pharmaceuticals.

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    Dr. M. Krishnaji Rao
    Divis Laboratories
  • Dr. M. Krishnaji Rao

    General Manager

    Divis Laboratories

    Description :

    as a scientist, study director and agm-research and development at divis research centre, hyderabad, i have been involved in cross functional activities like research & development of apis and their intermediates, ipr, regulatory affairs, quality management systems, regulated quality audits of us and europe, mncs customer audits, contract research, custom synthesis, implementing green chemistry principles and new chemistries development.

    more than 17 years of experience in pharmaceutical research services, combining analytical skills with business wisdom to positively contribute to organization’s bottom line.

    more than 15 years of service in patenting activies of ipo, uspto and epo as an inventor and patent scientist especially involved in patent analysis, fto confirmations, ip declarations, patent drafting, patent filing, prosecution proceedings and management of ipr in r&d activities

    visiting professor in academia in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and ipr laws.

    academic qualifications and fellow honors and memberships:

    • bachelor degree in pharmacy from mangalore university, college of pharmacy, manipal in the year 1993 • master degree in pharmaceutical sciences from mangalore university, college of pharmacy, manipal in the year 1995
    • post graduate diploma in patent laws from nalsar hyderabad in the year 2001
    • doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences from kakatiya university, warangal, andhra pradesh in the year 2006
    • fellow of academic general education (fage) of manipal academy
    • member of american chemical scociety and indian pharmacy bodies

    awards and honors:

    • academic merit award from college of pharmaceutical scences manipal for various academic achievements during 1989-1994
    • best participant award from ipa during the year 1994
    • best magazine award by karnataka chemists and druggist association 1994
    • best research paper award from indian pharmaceutical association 1995

    academia and industrial credentials:
    • guest of honor at aicte and ugc sponsored programs
    • visiting faculty at pharmacy colleges
    • examiner for pharmacy examinations for graduation and post graduation studies in pharmaceutical sciences
    • patent awareness program conducted at pharmacy colleges
    • published an article in indian journal of pharmaceutical education on “importance of lab bench record to the patent system”
    • inventor of several indian, us and ep patents

     

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    Dr. M. Lakshmikumaran
    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
  • Dr. M. Lakshmikumaran

    Director - IPR

    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

    Description :

    dr. malathi lakshmikumaran has more than 30 years of experience in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology. she is an expert in plant genomics, dna fingerprinting and genetic transformation. she has successfully supervised several ph.d. students in the area of plant molecular biology. she has more than 100 publications to her credit in various international and indian journals. she heads the life science group of the ip division of the law firm lakshmi kumaran & sridharan. she is actively engaged with clients in advising them on patent strategy and portfolio, prosecutions, oppositions etc. she is mainly working on pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological patent applications. she advises clients on plant variety protection and registration. she is also actively involved in the area of biodiversity and traditional knowledge. she has delivered several seminars on ipr issues and plant variety protection at different forums such as national law school university of india, mssrf, teri, tifac, ausbiotech, indian patent office, delhi university, bangalore bio, asci, cii, and ficci etc. she has several publications on ip.

     

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    Dr. Mahendra B. Thakre
    Mylan Laboratories
  • Dr. Mahendra B. Thakre

    General Manager - IPR

    Mylan Laboratories

    Description :

    dr. mahendra thakre is an intellectual property professional working as a general manager, ipr - legal at mylan laboratories limited, based at hyderabad. dr. thakre has earned his doctoral degree in pharmaceutical business management, masters in business management, masters in pharmaceutical sciences and pg diploma in patents law nalsar and also has completed a degree in law. he has extensive experience in a wide range of intellectual property and regulatory subject matter, including intellectual property litigations in the us, europe, india and other less regulated countries. he has expertise in freedom to operate study, infringement analysis, invalidation and legal opinion, opposition, revocation, p-iv patent litigation, product selection strategy and business development. dr. thakre has more than 15 years of industrial and academic experience in premier organizations like dr. reddy’s laboratories, national institute of pharmaceutical education and research (niper mohali). he has delivered over 70 invited talks on us, european and indian intellectual property laws and practices in different forums across india.

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    Dr. Markus Engelhard
    Boehmert & Boehmert
  • Dr. Markus Engelhard

    Partner

    Boehmert & Boehmert

    Description :

    dr. markus engelhard studied biology, chemistry and biochemistry at the university of cambridge, uk, and the universities of frankfurt am main and witten-herdecke (both germany). after graduation he obtained his phd from the department of biochemistry of the university of cambridge on the folding and structure of proteins as well as highresolution nmr techniques for structure elucidation. after his phd he was a postdoctoral worker at the department of biochemistry in cambridge, and was involved in nmr structural research and undergraduate teaching. his interests lie in all intellectual property aspects of biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology and biotechnological applications. markus engelhard advises international organizations, government agencies, technology transfer agencies, law firms, multinational corporations and small- and medium-sized enterprises on acquiring and enforcing industrial property rights. his clients also include start-ups, universities, academic research establishments and pharmaceutical companies. he has lectured on behalf of the world intellectual property organization (wipo) in wipo’s “regional capacity building workshops on patent drafting” for developing countries and has trained patent agents from nearly 30 countries. he is also lectures regularly on patent law issues both in germany and abroad, with much of his work focusing on asia, and in particular on india. the national law university delhi (nlud), india, appointed both to visiting faculty at the beginning of 2014. markus engelhard is a member of the licensing executives society (les), the fédération internationale des conseils en propriété industrielle (ficpi) and the association of intellectual property experts (vpp).

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    Dr. Mohan Dewan
    R K Dewan & Co.
  • Dr. Mohan Dewan

    Principal

    R K Dewan & Co.

    Description :

    dr. dewan is the most experienced practicing patent professional in india. his area of expertise encompasses both ipr prosecution and litigation. he is acknowledged as a specialist in patent specification drafting. his area of expertise also extends to ipr litigation, negotiating technology transfers and ipr valuation. dr. dewan is a science graduate with physics, mathematics and statistics as special subjects from fergusson college (pune), llb from mumbai, & graduated from the institute of electric and radio engineering (london). dr. dewan is an advocate registered with the maharashtra bar council since 1973, and has a career that spans over 33 years, especially in the field of intellectual property. dr. mohan dewan is also a patent and trade mark attorney. he was in charge of the ip law department of the university of natal in south africa where he also taught private international law. he has continued accumulating qualifications that go on as masters in law, llm mumbai 1976 and a doctorate lld from the university of pretoria on laws relating to transfer of technology. he is certified in computer programming and system analysis from apple. he has also studied alternative medicine and naturopathy. he is currently pursuing a ph d at the university of pune. dr. dewan has obtained over 2000 patents for various indian and foreign clients. his firm represents over 3000 clients worldwide. he has several publications to his credit and is actively involved in seminars and workshops on intellectual property rights for training students, executives, ip professionals and patent office examiners. dr. dewan has co-authored a book titled “intellectual property, innovation and management in emerging economies” which was launched at a seminar held at the warsaw university, poland.

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    Dr. Niti Dewan
    R K Dewan & Co.
  • Dr. Niti Dewan

    Head of Patents & Business Development

    R K Dewan & Co.

    Description :

    dr niti dewan, a medical graduate and a patent and trade mark attorney, heads the patents department at r k dewan & co. she is also responsible for the firm's business development, finance and administration operations. with over 15 years of experience in the ip field, niti’s areas of speciality include: patent drafting, patent searching & analysis, international patent filing and prosecution, and ip portfolio management. niti’s primary sectors of speciality are the life sciences, biosciences, pharmaceuticals and chemicals; however, she has extensive experience in carrying out invalidation and freedom-to-operate searches in all fields of technology including automobiles, it, nanotechnology and material sciences. she frequently advises clients on their ip strategy. niti has been involved in participating and conducting numerous seminars on ip throughout india and overseas. she successfully completed the ‘ipr training course for advanced ip practitioners’ conducted by the japan patent office. she is also a certified patent valuation analyst. niti’s trademark practice encompasses advising clients on creating brands and registering them in india and internationally. she is actively involved in brand valuation and has handled some very interesting cases in this area. niti presented a talk titled ‘differences in trademark practice between india and other countries’ and also moderated a session on ‘customs recordal of rights and post clearance audits: boon or bane?’ at the inta india forum meet in mumbai in february 2013. niti serves on inta’s ‘middle east, africa & south asia’ subcommittee of the ‘famous & well-known marks’ committee. she has been appointed to serve on inta’s government officials education & training committee for the 2014 – 2015 committee term. niti has also been nominated to serve on the patents standing committee of apaa for 2013-2015. niti is a member of aippi, aipla, marques, ficpi and les organizations. she serves on the advisory board of the yenepoya university, mangalore, india. niti is passionate about bonsai, architecture and interior design. her time is also divided between being a busy mother of two and pursuing her law studies.

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    Dr. Pinaki Ghosh
    KPMG
  • Dr. Pinaki Ghosh

    Senior Advisor

    KPMG

    Description :

    dr. pinaki has around 16+ years experience in technology and around 10 years experience in ip and innovation both for product industry and service industry. industry experience:- 1.has held scientist position of a missile program in drdo 2.has held senior scientist position in ge medical systems & defense research (india) 3.has held managerial position in ip in ge medical, india (ip and innovation) & started the group 4.hs held the position of head of ip in infosys key competencies:- 1.phd in computer science & pursuing 2nd phd in law 2.have 26 patents. 3.published 20 papers in peer review international journals & 2 book chapters 4.50 invited speakers in national & international ip related conferences. 5.six sigma black belt 6.post graduate in patents law from national law school, bangalore.

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    Dr. Poonam Raghuvanshi
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
  • Dr. Poonam Raghuvanshi

    Head - IPM,

    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

    Description :

    dr. poonam raghuvanshi, m.pharm, ph.d is the vice president & head, intellectual property at dr. reddy’s hyderabad. she has more than 20 years of industrial experience in pharma research and intellectual property. before moving to dr. reddy’s she worked with dabur, icgeb & ranbaxy. she has been a visiting faculty at aips mumbai & niper mohali.

    currently as ip head she leads a large team of ip professionals and is responsible for overall ip management. her areas of expertise include:
    • developing business cases and plans for para iv filings
    • identifying niche areas for business development
    • conducting technology assessments for in-licensing
    • protecting intellectual property by developing a patent strategy and managing the patenting process
    • giving advice on infringement and validity of patents

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    Dr. Rahul Verma
    Evalueserve
  • Dr. Rahul Verma

    Vice President and Global Head of Operations, IP and R&D Solutions

    Evalueserve

    Description :

    dr. rahul verma is the vice president and global head of operations, intellectual property and r&d solutions group at evalueserve. he has been with evalueserve for over 12 years and has been instrumental in growing the ipand r&d solutions team to the largest ip and r&d solutions group in the world.

    he is also the president and representative director of a japanese company, ipvalueserve, which is a joint venture between evalueserve, sony and a japanese law firm.
    he has extensive experience in developing cutting edge solutions in the ip and r&d services domain and consulting clients in setting up large scale processes for searching, analytics, and drafting and prosecution services.
    he was the jury member of the indian industrial innovation awards 2014, and 2015, and has authored a chapter on ip valuation in a book published by wipo.

    experience as a speaker
    he has spoken at many national and international events, including

      • danish patent day, copenhagen: emerging services in ip
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      • wipo: innovative entrepreneurship and strategic management of ip for business and industry
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      • nordic ipr 2010: globalization: innovating in the flat world
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      • wipo april 2010: conducted a workshop for smes on ip valuation in biotechnology
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      • ipr monetization conference in kuala lumpur: october 2010: dealing with ip explosion in china
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      • gipc in 2011 and 2013
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      • regular speaker at events organized by nasscom/ipo/ficci
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      • speaker at global ip valuation conference in malaysia, 2013
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      • speaker at global ip valuation conference in malaysia, 2015

      education
      rahul is an md and holds an m.tech degree in biomedical engineering specializing in non-invasive cancer diagnostics from iit bombay.

       

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    Dr. Raj Gupta
    Finnegan
  • Dr. Raj Gupta

    Partner

    Finnegan

    Description :

    dr. rajeev gupta focuses his practice on patent litigation in the u.s. district courts and the u.s. international trade commission (itc), strategic patent prosecution, and client counseling. he has considerable experience in telecommunications, optics, semiconductors, wireless technologies, networking, smartphones, communication protocols, cryptography, lithography, material properties of semiconductors and metals, biometrics, video game technologies, software, microprocessors, security systems, optical fibers, telematics, human-computer interaction, and in areas pertaining to fabrication and characterization of nanodevices. his nanodevice experience includes physics of nanomaterials, laser manipulation of atoms, high-resolution optical fourier transform spectroscopy of nanomaterials, quantum computing, quantum devices, and use of synchrotron radiation and other vacuum ultraviolet sources for characterization of materials and detectors for microlithography. dr. gupta has broad experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including examining and cross-examining fact and expert witnesses at trial, taking and defending depositions, and managing day-to-day litigation activities. he has tried cases before administrative law judges at the itc. in addition to his litigation practice, dr. gupta advises clients on a wide variety of transactional patent matters, including licensing, strategic prosecution matters, and monetization strategies for issued patents. he has extensive experience in assessing, developing, implementing, and managing patent portfolios. dr. gupta also provides opinions on patentability, infringement, and validity of patents. prior to joining finnegan dr. gupta served as a staff scientist at the national institute of standards and technology, where his research activities covered a wide array of topics, including, nanofabrication of one and two dimensional magnetic and non-magnetic arrays; microlithography with the use of excimer lasers and radiation from synchrotron sources; development of deep ultraviolet optical sensors; and high accuracy characterization of optical materials for optical microlithography.

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    Dr. Raj Hirwani
    CSIR
  • Dr. Raj Hirwani

    Director

    CSIR

    Description :

    raj hirwani received his post-graduate degree in chemical technology from bombay university followed by mba in marketing management and ph.d in r&d management from iit, mumbai. he is fulbright scholar and was recipient of prestigious hubert humphrey fellowship in technology management. he has more than 30 years of techno-commercial experience in research. he was head of research planning and business development division at national chemical laboratory and presently heads unit for research and development of information products (urdip) at council of scientific and industrial research (csir) which is india's premier civilian research establishment. urdip provides value added information services to a wide variety of clients in public and private sector. he has been playing an important role in spreading awareness, providing education and promoting research and practice of patinformatics within india. he was responsible for organizing india's first conference on patinformatics during december 2009.

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    Dr. Ramaiah Muthyala
    Indian Organisation for Rare Diseases
  • Dr. Ramaiah Muthyala

    President

    Indian Organisation for Rare Diseases

    Description :

    dr. ramaiah muthyala holds ph.d (natural products), ph.d. (heterocyclic chemistry) and mba (international management). he is fellow of royal society of chemistry. among other awards, he received sc amita award from the indian chemical society. he has been editor or and coeditor of books, book chapters and has been in editorial boards of arkivoc, mini-reviews in medicinal chemistry. for the last 12 years, dr. muthyala has been at the university of minnesota where he was associate director, center for drug design, and associate director (pre-clinical development) center for orphan drug research. he is also associate professor, department of experimental clinical pharmacology and adjunct professor, department of medicine. his research interests focused in rare diseases - the discovery and development of therapeutics for drug resistant bacterial infections, neurological diseases such as sca1 and hemoglobinopathy such sickle cell disease. in his research, drug repositioning takes major emphasis to discovering drug leads.

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    Dr. Ravi Tumkur
    Philips
  • Dr. Ravi Tumkur

    IP Counsel

    Philips

    Description :
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    Dr. Rekha Chaturvedi
    University of Delhi
  • Dr. Rekha Chaturvedi

    MHRD IPR Chair Professor at Cluster Innovation Centre

    University of Delhi

    Description :
    dr. rekha chaturvedi has joined the university of delhi as chair for intellectual property rights, a position given by the ministry of human resource development. she will be helping the research council and other units of university of delhi in processing patent applications, drawing up ipr policy, advising on technology transfer & collaborative agreements and academia-industry partnerships etc. she was formerly at csir-igib as chief scientist and head, ipr. she has 14 years of experience in patent drafting, patentability assessment, patent search, patent prosecution, fto opinions, ip licensing and agreement drafting. she has expertise in handling biotech, genomics, pharma and nce inventions. 
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    Dr. S. K. Murthy
    Intel India
  • Dr. S. K. Murthy

    Patent Counsel

    Intel India

    Description :

    dr. s k murthy (sk) has exposure to indian and us patent laws. his primary areas of focus are: patent preparation and prosecution; training engineers/professionals on basics of patent law; providing opinion on patentability; and such other patent related issues. his interests also include developing strategies for inculcating, developing, and sustaining ip culture and patent management. he is presently employed with intel technologies india private limited as their patent counsel for india. sk is a qualified indian patent agent with an engineering background (masters degree in electronics engineering) and a legal (pgdipr and llb) background. sk has more than 8 years of experience in preparing and prosecuting us and indian patents and has a total of 16 years of experience. sk is an invited speaker on ipr. recently, sk was a guest speaker at a seminar organized by cii-dipp in bangalore, iisc (bangalore); and a score of engineering colleges and universities. sk is also a co-author on a title: “bio-medical engineering” used as a reference material in undergraduate engineering program. he has also authored articles on ipr. prior to moving into the ip arena, sk has gained experience as a design engineer in leading edge semiconductor processors and telecom products. he started his career as a faculty member in the department of instrumentation in an engineering college of high repute.

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    Dr. S. Senthil Kumar
    ABB Global Ind & Services
  • Dr. S. Senthil Kumar

    Head - IP

    ABB Global Ind & Services

    Description :

    dr s senthil kumar is currently heading the intellectual property department of abb in india. his ip experience is largely on patent matters, specifically ip harvesting and patent prosecution. he is passionate about ip and technology, and likes to apply his research and product development experiences in the field of ip. he has several patents for inventions in technology areas of healthcare, power and automation.

    dr. s senthil kumar has a bachelor’s degree in instrumentation engineering. he obtained his master of science (engineering) degree and his doctoral degree for research work in high voltage equipment diagnostics from the indian institute of science, bangalore. he has several scientific publications in this area and is academically active, guiding research students and interacting with universities.

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    Dr. Santosh Mohanty
    Tata Consultancy Services
  • Dr. Santosh Mohanty

    Vice President

    Tata Consultancy Services

    Description :

    dr. santosh kumar mohanty is a vice president and senior executive at tata consultancy services ltd. he has twenty five years of industry and teaching experience that includes business strategy, partner collaboration, analysts relation, r&d and leadership grooming. he has ph.d in mathematical sciences and ms in computational mathematics from niu, il, usa. he has been awarded the title of distinguished it architect (profession leader) by the open group.

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    Dr. Sarika Singh
    McNeely, Hare & War LLP
  • Dr. Sarika Singh

    IP Attorney

    McNeely, Hare & War LLP

    Description :

    sarika singh is an intellectual property attorney with extensive experience in patent procurement, litigation, and counseling in the field of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, nutraceuticals, polymers, biochemistry and biotechnology. she has significant experience in advising clients on hatch-waxman patent and regulatory law, and provides patent infringement, validity, freedom to operate and clearance opinion relating to anda (abbreviated new drug application) preparation and submissions. she has represented clients on both generic and branded sides in hatch-waxman litigation. she has prepared and prosecuted patent applications covering a wide variety of technology including therapeutic small molecules, biologics, medical and diagnostic devices, processed food, and polymers relating to inks, artificial leather, and optical devices.

    before returning to mcneely hare & war, sarika practiced patent law for several years in the new york offices of the international law firm, mcdermott will & emery llp. prior to joining mcdermott, sarika worked at mcneely hare & war as a patent agent and then as a patent attorney. while attending law school and prior to that, sarika worked for nine years in positions of increasing responsibility in the intellectual property department at ranbaxy, a major international pharmaceutical company, including as director of global intellectual property. her experience at ranbaxy included managing and supporting multi-country patent litigation throughout europe, south africa, russia, cee, and canada besides patent infringement, validity, freedom to operate and clearance analysis, patent preparation and prosecution, and pre-launch litigation risk assessment and strategy development.

    earlier, before and after her ph.d., sarika worked for three years as a chemist in process development and up-scaling of pharmaceutical active ingredients. thanks to her considerable experience in the pharmaceutical industry, sarika brings real world scientific and business perspective to her practice.

    sarika is licensed to practice in the states of new york and new jersey, and admitted to practice in the u.s. district courts for the southern and eastern districts of new york, and the u.s. district court for the district of new jersey. sarika is a member of the american chemical society (acs). sarika frequently writes and speaks on current developments in intellectual property law. sarika is also active in providing pro bono legal services.

    sarika received her j.d. from rutgers school of law, newark. sarika has a ph.d. in synthetic organic chemistry, masters in chemistry with a major in organic chemistry, and bachelors in chemistry, physics and mathematics from the university of delhi.

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    Dr. Shankar Venugopal
    Cummins India
  • Dr. Shankar Venugopal

    Director Technology Planning & Innovation

    Cummins India

    Description :

    dr shankar is the director of technology planning and innovation at cummins, india. shankar secured his phd from iisc and executive mba from iim-b. he is a technology management professional and an innovator skilled in translating technology ideas into innovations. he has a rich experience visioning technology and a passion for scouting new technologies for potential business opportunities. he has an excellent track record in materials innovation and new product development. he is also an inventor with numerous granted patents and technical publications - he is the co-inventor on 10 issued us patents. his strengths include: scouting for game-changer technologies, understanding landscapes and forecasting evolution trends in emerging technologies, creating technology vision & ip strategy that accelerate new product development in high growth economies.

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    Dr. Shantanu Basu
    Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
  • Dr. Shantanu Basu

    Patent Attorney

    Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

    Description :

    shantanu basu has provided legal and strategic counseling for the development of intellectual property portfolios in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and life science-related fields for start-ups, multinational corporations and academic institutions in the us, europe and asia. his practice involves prosecuting patent applications, as well as inter-partes and ex parte procedures in the us and globally. he has been active in litigation of patents involving diagnostics, therapeutics, biologics and medical instruments. he has advised on life cycle management and regulatory issues for pharmaceuticals and biologics in the us and abroad.
    prior to founding eckman basu llp, dr. basu was a member of intellectual property groups at the silicon valley offices of major international law firms: morrison & foerster, wilson sonsini goodrich & rosati and mintz levin. dr. basu holds a ph.d. in molecular biology and conducted research at the university of california with dr. harold varmus prior to joining the legal profession.
    dr. basu has technical expertise and in-depth experience related to the areas of virology, immunology, small molecules, biologics, therapeutics, drug delivery systems, diagnostics, high throughput screening, biofuels, nanotechnology, gene therapy and bioinformatics. he has lectured throughout the world and has been quoted by scientific, legal and business journals.

     

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    Dr. Shantha Shankar
    National Chemical Laboratory
  • Dr. Shantha Shankar

    Technology entrepreneur, Venture Center

    National Chemical Laboratory

    Description :

    dr. shantha shankar holds a ph.d in materials science from indian institute of science, bangalore. her areas of expertise include advanced materials and nanotechnology. she worked for general electric, global research and is trained in patent analytics, drafting and prosecution. she has worked with various start-up companies in technology, ip and innovation consulting space.

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    Dr. Sheetal Chopra
    Ericsson
  • Dr. Sheetal Chopra

    India Lead – IPR Advocacy

    Ericsson

    Description :

    sheetal chopra is general manager & india lead for ipr advocacy at ericsson, reporting to monica magnusson who is vice president, ipr policy & communications. in this role, she is responsible for establishing and driving ericsson’s position in discussions related to patents and patent licensing, such as the current ipr policy debate in standard development organizations, policy forums etc. she has corporate responsibility for advocating ericsson’s views on these issues to regulators, policy influencers and policy makers in india.

    she is a registered patent agent and author of the book on “patent agent examination: a book for industry professionals and students” published by lexis nexis. she is msc, mba and a research scholar at nlsiu, bangalore. she has rich experience working with/for the industry . prior to joining ericsson, she served in confederation of indian industry (cii), vodafone, the federation of indian chamber of commerce and industry (ficci) and ranbaxy research labs. she is serving as a guest faculty/trainer in various premier governmental and non-governmental institutes/institutions besides serving as an eminent speaker in various forums on diverse ip issues.

    note on ericsson

    with over 37,000 granted patents, ericsson has emerged as the company holding the strongest radio communication patent portfolio in the industry covering 2g, 3g and 4g cellular standards.

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    Dr. Stefan Steinbrener
    Bardehle Pagenberg
  • Dr. Stefan Steinbrener

    Senior Consultant

    Bardehle Pagenberg

    Description :

    dr. stefan steinbrener was a member of the enlarged board of appeal and chairman of technical board of appeal 3.5.01 (electricity i) of the european patent office in munich, germany. board 3.5.01 dealt with ex parte and inter partes appeal cases in patent-granting matters for inventions in the fields of television, telecommunications and computers, with a present focus on computer-implemented inventions (ciis), covering both hardware and software aspects. under dr. steinbrener's chairmanship, the board has made fundamental contributions to the established case law in these fields (see e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/t_641/00). dr. steinbrener studied physics at the ludwig-maximilians university in munich and at the university of regensburg, and holds a phd degree from the university of würzburg. he worked as an examiner at the german patent and trademark office and the european patent office in munich, and was appointed a member of board of appeal 3.4.02 (physics ii) of the european patent office in 1997 and chairman of board 3.5.01 in 2001. after his retirement from the epo end of 2009, he joined bardehle pagenberg as a senior consultant in early 2010. dr. steinbrener is the author of various publications and lectures on european patent law, inter alia at the university of strasbourg.

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    Dr. Stephen Geary
    Bawden & Associates
  • Dr. Stephen Geary

    Director

    Bawden & Associates

    Description :

    stephen geary is a director of bawden & associates. apart from his majorpractice in european oppositions and appeals infringement and validitystudies, he has managed litigation on a global basis in jurisdictions including uk, germany, italy,japan,australia, india and usa, and also has experience of opposition practice in japan,australia, brazil, india and south korea. before joining bawden & associates, he worked in private practice in london, and earlierworked inhouse with ici and unilever.

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    Dr. Sumesh Reddy
    Cipla
  • Dr. Sumesh Reddy

    Global Head - IP

    Cipla

    Description :

    dr.sumesh reddy completed his b.sc (chemistry hons.), osmania university (85-88). ll.b, delhi university (88-91). ll.m, osmania university (94-96) phd. (nalsar, 2008) work 1992- 1998: arguing counsel, high court of andhra pradesh. 1998-2000: corporate counsel, malhotra industries 2000-2001: consultant 2002-: senior director, corporate intellectual property, dr. reddy’s laboratories. teaching 1998-2002: professor of business law, institute of chartered and financial analysts of india (icfai). professor of business law and intellectual property, indian school of business (isb). professor of patent law, p.g diploma in patent law, national academy of legal studies & research (nalsar).

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    Dr. Syed Tarique Abdullah
    Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma
  • Dr. Syed Tarique Abdullah

    Assistant Director

    Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma

    Description :

    dr. syed tarique abdullah has 12 years of experience in r&d and intellectual property (ip) - new drug discovery and generic product. earlier worked with ranbaxy & glenmark, and currently working as assistant director and intellectual property leader for daiichi sankyo india pharma private limited (dsin), gurgaon. facilitating researchers for developing patentable inventions, searching, freedom to operate, drafting, prosecution, opposition, due diligence, research agreement, ip portfolio management, ip awareness, etc are some of the key areas of his work.

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    Dr. Ute Kilger
    Boehmert & Boehmert
  • Dr. Ute Kilger

    Partner

    Boehmert & Boehmert

    Description :

    studied chemistry at the university of merseburg. she completed her doctorate in biochemistry at the freie universität berlin, with a special emphasis placed on proteins, structures of receptors, and signal transduction. her work on investigating protein structures was carried out with the aid of ftir spectroscopy. she has worked in the patent departments of large pharmaceutical companies for over 10 years. following her doctorate, she embarked on her training as a european patent attorney in the patent department of boehringer mannheim gmbh. for several years, she was a patent attorney for roche diagnostics gmbh in mannheim. in 2002, she joined the patent department at schering ag and since 2004 she was appointed head of global patent business area molecular imaging. during her time at schering ag, she was involved in comprehensive due diligence processes, mergers and acquisitions, and contract negotiations. she was responsible for and has managed large patent portfolios. in 2007 she began her career as a freelance patent attorney. since august 2009, she is working as a partner in the areas of biology/chemistry/pharmaceuticals at the berlin office of boehmert & boehmert. she frequently lectures on ip protection at the university of potsdam and at the charite-universitätsmedizin berlin.

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    Dr. Yatin S. Karpe
    Lehigh University
  • Dr. Yatin S. Karpe

    Associate Director

    Lehigh University

    Description :

    yatin s. karpe, ph.d. is associate director of the office of technology transfer (ott) at lehigh university, located in bethlehem, pa. dr. karpe’s primary responsibility is to handle all day-to-day aspects of technology transfer and intellectual property management at lehigh, as well as engage with and promote local, regional and national collaborations with industry, state and federal entities. before lehigh, dr. karpe worked as project & technology manager at north carolina state university’s ott. as a result, dr. karpe has experience of, large and small, as well as public and private university ott’s. he has over 10 years of combined experience (primarily in small office) managing all aspects of technology transfer, intellectual property, innovation management, licensing, commercialization, venture development and entrepreneurship in an academic environment. in addition, dr. karpe is actively involved in various regional, national and international collaborations, partnership and economic development initiatives. he is an active member of the association of university technology managers (autm), licensing executive society (les) and university industry innovation network (uiin) serving on several different committees. dr. karpe obtained his b.text degree from university of bombay, ms degree from university of georgia and ph.d. in technology management from north carolina state university.

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    Erick Robinson
    Rouse
  • Erick Robinson

    Chief Patent Counsel Asia Pacific

    Rouse

    Description :

    erick is based in beijing and manages patent litigation and prosecution as chief patent counsel asia pacific.
    erick joined rouse in 2015 after serving as director of patents for qualcomm in asia. while at qualcomm, erick oversaw a broad range of ip issues in china, india, and other parts of asia ranging from patent drafting, prosecution, licensing, and litigation, to regulatory, policy, and antitrust matters. his recent work has included managing privacy issues, counselling business leaders across asia, and negotiating agreements related to technology and software. he also managed open source issues for qualcomm atheros, and created, instituted, and enforced open source protocols. before qualcomm, erick managed all patent matters for red hat, the world’s leading open source company. he also managed open source issues, including licensing.
    erick began his legal career at a wall street law firm negotiating and drafting technology agreements, and then moved to texas, where he managed and tried patent cases for top u.s. law firms weil gotshal and mckool smith. during his time in texas, he managed bet-the-business patent cases on both sides of the docket, taking first and second chair positions at trial. on the prosecution side, he put patent protocols in place at several large clients, maximizing ip protection while minimizing cost. he also negotiated and drafted innovative patent, trademark, copyright, and technology license agreements and led m&a negotiations and transactions.
    as a u.s. patent attorney and experienced american trial lawyer, erick helps companies in the united states and europe protect their technologies in the sometimes confusing chinese market. as a litigator, prosecutor, businessperson, and former in-house counsel, erick provides unique insight and strategy for companies to achieve success in china and asia. he also assists companies in china and the rest of asia manage their legal needs in the united states.
    as a former business owner, erick appreciates the need to understand his clients’ business and technology, apart from their legal needs. this allows erick to use his legal and business expertise to craft strategies to create real return on investment in partnership with his clients. erick’s clients range from startups to mncs to venture capital groups. his industry experience and business acumen allow him to liaise with both business and legal officers to maximize value in an effective and efficient manner. his background obtaining, licensing, and litigating patents allows him to provide creative strategic advice at all stages of a company's life cycle. as an american attorney living in china, erick is able to provide essential feedback on ip issues in china in a way that u.s. and european companies expect and need.

     

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    Erik van der Vyver
    Von Seidels
  • Erik van der Vyver

    Partner and Patent Attorney

    Von Seidels

    Description :

    érik van der vyver is a patent attorney and partner at von seidels. he specialises in local and foreign patents, inventions in the electrical and it fields and is also involved in generic pharmaceutical patent litigation. he is the head of the patent department at von seidels. érik van der vyver specialises in the preparation and filing of both local and foreign patent applications, particularly electronic and electrical type inventions as well as information technology and computer implemented inventions. érik’s expertise includes the preparation and prosecution of registered design applications in south africa and abroad, patent and general intellectual property litigation, the drafting of patent infringement opinions and drafting of patent licence agreements. he is also experienced in conducting patentability and prior art searches, particularly in relation to chemical and pharmaceutical inventions.

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    FAIZ UR RAHMAN
    Wipro
  • FAIZ UR RAHMAN

    Senior Manager

    Wipro

    Description :

    mr. faiz works as senior manager-ip for wipro technologies, bangalore. he independently handles all ip related issues in the organization including advising senior management, ip evangelization, risk management, creation & litigation. faiz holds a degree in electrical engineering and has expertise in ip issues pertinent for software companies, especially for complicated world of software services. he has 360 degree ip experience by working as an examiner of patents at indian patent office, global r&d team of general electric and cpa global, an ip services company. he is also registered as agent to practice before indian patent office. at wipro, faiz is responsible for ip clearance for commercialization of software solutions developed in-house; including patent infringement & open source clearance. he also manages patent portfolio in co-ordination with technical and business stake holders. additionally, he is actively involved in providing ip consultancy to internal stake holders for it services contracts, joint ip development agreements, software licensing and open source compliance. faiz has been instrumental in implementing structured ip management systems for clearance & innovation in it services business, and exchanging best practices of ip management between various ip development units. he is a recognized ip thought leader & has delivered several talks in various ip conferences.

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    Ganapathy Narayanan
    Tata Consultancy Services
  • Ganapathy Narayanan

    Head - Corporate IPR Group

    Tata Consultancy Services

    Description :

    ganapathy narayanan is currently the head of the corporate ipr group at tata consultancy services ltd., driving the ip initiatives in the company he holds a graduate degree in electrical engineering, specializing in computer and control engineering. in a career spanning over 30 years, he was worked in various multinational and tata group companies in development and management of a wide spectrum of technologies that include embedded systems, defense, industrial control and media technologies.

    he is also currently on the governing board of software freedom law center, india (sflc.in), and a member of the ipr committee of ficci.

    he has been with tcs for over 15 years in different leadership roles. prior to his current role, he was managing the open source software initiative in tcs, and institutionalized the open source software license compliance process across tcs. earlier, he was driving media technologies initiative in tcs. he was then also the tcs nominated member of the technology advisory board at the entertainment technology center, university of southern california, driving and researching on the adoption of cutting edge media technologies.

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    Ganesh Chandru
    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
  • Ganesh Chandru

    Executive Partners

    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

    Description :

    ganesh chandru is an executive partner at lakshmikumaran & sridharan and he heads the firm’s international arbitration practice group.
    he is admitted to practice in india, england & wales and singapore and is a fellow of the chartered institute of arbitrators, uk and the singapore institute of arbitrators.
    prior to joining l&s ganesh spent more than 16 years in singapore specialising in international arbitration and dispute resolution. he worked with some top international law firms and singapore law firms.
    between 2002 and 2007, ganesh was the counsel & assistant registrar of the singapore international arbitration centre ("siac"). he supervised the administration of about 500 arbitrations during his 5-year stint at siac and also pioneered siac’s initiatives in india.
    ganesh’s practice encompasses advising and representing parties in arbitrations (under rules of siac, icc, lcia, scma, uncitral as well as ad hoc) and in litigation matters before the courts. ganesh also sits as an arbitrator in international arbitrations. he is a member of the panel of arbitrators of siac, singapore institute of arbitrators and the kuala lumpur regional centre for arbitration.
    during his law school days, ganesh was an avid participant in moot court competitions and he represented india at the philip c. jessup international law moot court competition in washington dc, usa.
    between 1994 and 1998, he practised with one of the top set of chambers at the madras high court during which time he represented large conglomerates, financial institutions and high net worth individuals in litigation and arbitration matters. he also assisted eminent senior counsel in matters before the madras high court at chennai and before the supreme court of india at new delhi.
    on being awarded the nus research scholarship, ganesh moved to singapore in 1998. he was conferred a master of laws degree by the national university of singapore for his thesis on ‘international commercial arbitration and information technology’.
    he regularly speaks on arbitration and has lectured at the international entry course on arbitration law & practice conducted by the singapore institute of arbitrators and the chartered institute of arbitrators. he is a co-author of the singapore chapter in the international comparative legal guide to international arbitration (4th edition, 2007).
    ganesh was an elected member of the council of the singapore institute of arbitrators from 2010 to 2014 and he chaired some of its key committees. he has been recognised in the ‘global arbitration review 100 (2009)’ as a “significant” name.

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    Gautam Banerjee
    Khaitan & Co.
  • Gautam Banerjee

    Principal Associate

    Khaitan & Co.

    Description :

    location: kolkata title: principal associate joined firm: 2005 t: +91 33 2248 7000 f: +91 33 2248 7656 e:[email protected]   education: • bachelor of arts [english (hons.)] • ll.b. other qualifications: • registered patent agent & trademark attorney • diploma in computer applications professional membership: • bar council of west bengal • ex-faculty, nacen (national academy of customs, excise and narcotics)(er), kolkata representations: represented khaitan & co in many national and international seminars on intellectual property organized by cii, ficci, itag inta, etc. and as a speaker in some of them professional experience: he has been practicing extensively in the field of intellectual property law for the past about 17 years. he has vast experience in attending and advising client; formulating strategy, search, filing and prosecution of trade mark, patent, design & copyright applications; revocation of trade marks, patents, designs and copyright before the registrar/controller and also before the intellectual property appellate board (ipab); drafting license agreement and deed of assignment, handling domain name issues; ip litigation both civil and criminal

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    Gouraj Yadav
    Hourglass Research
  • Gouraj Yadav

    Co-founder and Director

    Hourglass Research

    Description :

    gouraj enjoys being associated with the intellectual property industry for close to a decade now. he has successfully engaged hourglass research as on outside counsel for numerous hi-tech clients. he has been instrumental in delivering quality results in some of the niche areas of electronics including semiconductors, evolving communication standards (3gpp/lte), cloud computing, and automotive electronics, with a special focus on patent drafting & prosecution and technology licensing. he also enjoys building innovative techniques to address r&d challenges of technology companies using patent analytics. gouraj is associated with and contributes to global ip organizations including wipo, aipla, inta, and epo. prior to co-founding hourglass research, gouraj used to manage operations in an ip startup that was successfully sold to netscribes. earlier, he was a project manager at evalueserve where he successfully led the patent drafting teams. gouraj is an electrical and electronics engineer from bits, pilani and currently pursuing his ll.b. from mumbai university.

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    Gregory L. Maurer
    Klarquist Sparkman
  • Gregory L. Maurer

    Partner

    Klarquist Sparkman

    Description :

    practice areas : gregory maurer is a partner in the portland office of klarquist sparkman, llp. his practice has focused on the preparation and prosecution of computer-related and bioinformatics patent applications; business methods and intellectual property counseling. technical expertise : mr. maurer's experience includes a wide range of software development, user interface, bioinformatics, and telecommunications technologies, including complex algorithms and numerous programming languages, such as assembly, c++, lisp, java, and various visual and object-oriented languages. bar admissions : oregon, 1997 virginia, 1996 (inactive) u.s. patent and trademark office (reg. no. 43,781) prior professional experience : five years professional computer science experience, with particular emphasis on system integration and software development. senior systems analyst, 1991-1993. professional activities: volunteer, esl member, american intellectual property law association, association for computing machinery, american radio relay league

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    Hari Subramaniam
    Subramaniam & Associates
  • Hari Subramaniam

    Managing Partner

    Subramaniam & Associates

    Description :

    hari subramaniam is an attorney at law with a background in medical sciences. he is the managing partner of a leading new delhi based ipr law firm, subramaniam & associates (sna). he has been in practice in the field of patents and trade marks for 30 years and has been involved in several important ipr and contentious cases in india and abroad. he has one of the best track records in patent oppositions in india. he was formerly the head of the patents department of one of the oldest ip law firms in world and in that capacity was the first person to initiate mailbox applications in india for pharmaceutical products. his technical fields of expertise include biology, biotechnology, chemistry, biochemistry and medicinal chemistry. he is a major contributor to and a speaker at various workshops in intellectual property laws conducted worldwide including wipo, leading universities around the world, intellectual properties owners association, usa, american bar association, judicial academies, indo pacific juristic forum, and various patent offices. he has authored several articles on patents and is on the teaching faculty of several institutions like indian law institute, new delhi, and academy of intellectual property laws, mumbai. he has been invited several times as an expert witness before the parliament for amendment of patent laws. he was a member of a three-member team which was invited by the mauritius research council headed by the prime minister of mauritius to advise them of patent law amendments in august 2002. he is a member of several international organisations connected with intellectual property and is the president of the asian patents attorneys association, india chapter.

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    Harnik Shukla
    Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
  • Harnik Shukla

    Associate

    Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

    Description :

    mr. shukla specializes in intellectual property law, with a focus on patent prosecution and litigation. he has worked on a diverse set of technologies including: medical device technologies, including patient monitors such as pulse oximeters, depth of consciousness monitors, and respiration monitors. motility pill technology. signal processing technologies, including respiration rate measurements from acoustic sensors. network management and communication systems, including gateways and time-domain multiplexing technology. software applications, including web-analytics, search recommendation engines, media hub, referral system, education admissions management system. wireless energy transfer technologies. optoelectronic devices and nanotechnologies, including quantum dot nanocrystals, solar cells, photodetectors, and organic light emitting diodes during law school, mr. shukla served as a senior editor of the uc irvine law review. mr. shukla worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2011 and joined the firm in 2012. clerk experience judicial extern for judge josephine tucker (central district of california) education university of california - irvine (j.d. 2012) university of toronto (m.s. electrical engineering 2008) university of toronto (b.s. engineering physics 2006)

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    Hemant Singh
    INTTL Advocare
  • Hemant Singh

    Founder and Managing Partner

    INTTL Advocare

    Description :

    hemant singh, the founder member of the firm, joined the bar in 1984 and has been exclusively practicing in the field of intellectual property rights for more than two and a half decades. till 1991, he was a partner in an ip law firm where after, he established inttl advocare, an ipr law firm based at new delhi, india. his guidance has seen the firm grow steadily from a national to an international level. he has been instrumental in developing a world-wide clientele, and has handled over 1700 ip litigations. he has been the lead counsel in several land mark ip cases. he is a litigation counsel as well as a registered patent agent. mr. singh is also a member of the inta, aippi, apaa, ipaa, ficci and assocham and supreme court and delhi high court bar association. he has been the chairman of national council on ipr of assocham (associated chambers of commerce and industry in india) (2010-11).

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    Hironobu Hattori
    Nakamura & Partners
  • Hironobu Hattori

    Partner

    Nakamura & Partners

    Description :

    mr. hironobu hattori is a partner in nakamura & partners in tokyo, japan. he was qualified as a japanese patent attorney in 1998. he mainly practices patent prosecution and litigation, especially in chemical and medical fields for almost 15 years. hironobu hattori received master's degree in law (ip) from university of washington in seattle, wa in 2010. he also received his bachelor of science degree and master of science degree from sophia university in japan. he also studied medical and biotech related ip issues in tokyo medical and dental university.

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    Howard B. Miller
    Girardi & Keese
  • Howard B. Miller

    Partner

    Girardi & Keese

    Description :

    howard b. miller, of the law firm girardi & keese in los angeles, california, works in the areas of patent, copyright and other intellectual property litigation. he served in 2009-2010 as the 85th president of the state bar of california and is a former professor of law at the university of southern california. his intellectual property cases have included outstanding results in technologies and areas as different as cancer radiation therapy, gps location technology, computer software, trademark issues in consumer products, and copyright disputes involving books, motions pictures and television. he was lead counsel and successfully argued one of the most important recent u.s. intellectual property cases, montz v. pilgrim films, 9th circuit u.s. court of appeals, 649 f.3d 975 (2011), cert. denied 132 s.ct. 550 (2011). the en banc argument before the 9th circuit can be viewed on youtube at “montz v. pilgrim”. he lectures in intellectual property and dispute resolution conferences throughout the world. he serves as a senior advisor on law reform to the mongolian bar association, and is also a fellow of the chartered institute of arbitrators (fciarb).

     

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    Irfan Modi
    IBM
  • Irfan Modi

    Senior Intellectual Property Law Attorney

    IBM

    Description :

    irfan modi is senior ip law attorney at ibm india. he has around 12 years of experience working at law firms and mncs. he is a lawyer, registered indian patent agent and an engineer.

    in his day to day job at ibm india, irfan is involved in all ip related matters including evaluating invention disclosures, draft patent applications for first filing at uspto, prosecute patent applications at indian patent office (ipo), review and advise on ip related issues/clauses in commercial contracts involving ibm india, handle open source software (oss) and certificate of originality (coo) reviews, keep a close watch on ip related developments in india and drive/contribute towards ip policy related work in india, advise/contribute on matters involving copyrights, trademarks and domain name disputes and manage outside ip counsels (oc).

    prior to joining ibm, irfan worked at top tier full service and ip law firms of india – khaitan & co and lakshmikumaran & sridharan where he advised different types of clients (mncs, startups, research institutions including indian institutes of technology (iit)) on a wide variety of ip related issues (in addition to patent drafting and prosecution related responsibilities) including conducting ip due diligences in large m&a transactions, conducting ip awareness and training sessions for employees and senior management of client companies and preparing patentability, patent invalidity, infringement, claim chart analysis and market research reports.

    prior to joining ip law profession, irfan worked as biomedical service engineer (around 2.5 years) working at wipro biomed and kaya skin care ltd.

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    J. Sai Deepak
    Saikrishna & Associates
  • J. Sai Deepak

    Associate Partner

    Saikrishna & Associates

    Description :

    mr. j. sai deepak is an engineer-turned-litigator with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from anna university (2002-06) and a bachelors degree in law from iit kharagpur (2006-09). sai has been a litigator with saikrishna & associates since july 2009 and is an associate partner of the firm. sai has carved a niche for himself in ip litigation, competition law, drug regulatory laws, indirect taxation and economic offenses. he has handled multiple patent matters across technology segments including pharmaceutical and telecom patents. since march 2013, sai has led the firm’s team which represents indian mobile brands against ericsson in standard essential patent litigations.

    apart from patent litigation, sai has played a critical role in landmark decisions such as tata sons v. greenpeace where the law relating to the interplay between constitutional freedoms and ip rights was laid down. in december 2013, sai successfully argued on behalf of private players from the state of madhya pradesh in the basmati geographical indication dispute seeking inclusion of the state in the basmati gi application. sai also led the firm’s team which represented online intermediaries before the supreme court in the successful constitutional challenge to the intermediary liability regime under the information technology act. apart from ip practice, sai is an important member of the firm’s competition law and economic offenses practice.

    sai is an avid writer and has articles to his credit in reputed international journals such as max planck institute’s international review of intellectual property law and competition law, and national journals. he has won a few international and national legal writing competitions such as the 2008 legal writing competition of the international association for the advancement of teaching and research in intellectual property (atrip). sai has been invited in the past to present his views on important ip developments by fora in india. sai is a prolific legal blogger as well. as a student of law, his blogpost on the bajaj-tvs patent dispute was cited extensively and relied upon by a division bench of the madras high court to reverse the findings of the single judge. his blog “the demanding mistress” is widely read by ip practitioners, law makers and policy analysts in india and abroad.

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    James Martin
    DMH stallard
  • James Martin

    Partner

    DMH stallard

    Description :

    james has a broad practice area advising clients in all aspects of intellectual property including trade marks, designs and copyright, patents, confidential information and domain name disputes and has considerable experience of brand protection programmes acting for multi-national companies including google and elvis presley enterprises as well as for media companies including b4u in the uk. james is a regular writer and speaker on ip law including contributing articles for intellectual property magazine and lecturing on cambridge university's masters in bioscience enterprise (mbe) multidisciplinary biotechnology and business degree course. he is a member of tiplo and inta. james works closely with leading ip professionals around the world and has a wide experience in the coordination of international parallel ip proceedings in multiple jurisdictions and has worked closely with leading ip lawyers in india including acting for the claimant in an international misuse of trade secrets action for the past nine years.

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    Jane List
    Extract Information Ltd.
  • Jane List

    Founder

    Extract Information Ltd.

    Description :

    jane list has run her own business, extract information limited, providing consultancy, search services, and training, all with a focus on commercial uses of patent information, since january 2013. prior to this jane worked on both sides of the information business – on the commercial information provider side, in content development, product management, commercial strategy and training roles, and in industry in technology consultancy, and science focused organisations where she was responsible for ip matters, scientific, technical and market information. jane teaches on patent landscaping and state of the art searching and reporting in the uk and the netherlands. jane has bsc, mrsc in chemistry; msc in information science and cert. in intellectual property law. she has published papers and spoken at global conferences on patent information matters, and is an active member of patmg, piug and bpip, professional patent information user groups. in july 2014 she became co-editor in chief of world patent information journal.

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    Jay A. Erstling
    Patterson Thuente IP
  • Jay A. Erstling

    Of Counsel

    Patterson Thuente IP

    Description :

    jay erstling is an important advisor to our clients who are doing business on an international scale, as well as those who are considering expanding into global markets. he provides a unique and valuable perspective gained through his career in international ip strategy and role in shaping international intellectual property law policy. prior to joining patterson thuente ip, jay served as director of the office of the patent cooperation treaty (pct) and director-advisor to the director general of the world intellectual property organization (wipo) in geneva, switzerland. there, he helped develop and implement pct policies, including large-scale regulatory reform. he also oversaw the processing and examination of more than 130,000 international patent applications a year.

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    Jeong-Joong Kim
    WIPS Corporation
  • Jeong-Joong Kim

    Executive Vice President

    WIPS Corporation

    Description :

    career summary
    ● hands-on experience in ip licensing and litigation worldwide over 30 years in
    ce and it industry
    ● consulting experience for the committees in korean government and ip societies international as well as domestic

    industry experience working experience
    ● wips corporation (august, 2015 – present) executive vice president
    ● rovi corporation (may, 2013 – july, 2015) vice president, ip licensing for apac
    ● lg innotek inc. (2012 – 2013) vice president
    ● lg electronics inc. (1985 – 2012) vice president, ip center of lg electronics inc.

    social activities and consulting experience .
    adjunct professor, mip, kaist (2010-present) . president les korea, licensing executive society (2011 –2014)

    admission
    ● clp (certified licensing professional) ● us patent bar

    education
    ● ll.m, northwestern university, il., usa
    ● master of engineering, kaist, daejon, korea

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    Jitin Talwar
    TT Consultants
  • Jitin Talwar

    Partner

    TT Consultants

    Description :

    jitin talwar is one of the founders of intellectual property and technology consulting firm- talwar and talwar consultants. jitin regularly advises companies in international patent prosecution and strategy and has worked on management, commercialization and analysis of portfolio of several companies. he is an attorney in india and a patent agent as well. in 2007, he worked towards establishing tt consultants which now has about 130 professionals. he has addressed seminars and conferences on several important ip issues including best practices of developing and protecting ip in us, japan, taiwan, china and india.

    specialties: - patent prosecution, patent litigation, ip strategy, specialized prior art searches, patent consulting, pct filing, legal strategy etc.”

    he recently worked towards setting up xlpat, worlds largest technology database that uses artificial intelligence to mine patent data.

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    John C. Paul
    Finnegan
  • John C. Paul

    Partner

    Finnegan

    Description :

    john paul has more than 30 years of experience in intellectual property licensing, litigation, and prosecution. he currently focuses on strategic planning, complex transactions, due diligence investigations, and licensing and enforcement of ip portfolios to generate revenue. he leads the firm's ip management and transaction section. mr. paul has analyzed numerous patent portfolios for a wide range of companies and industries, including multimedia electronics, aerospace, medical devices, and consumer products. he has developed strategies and created databases to help companies understand and effectively communicate the legal and commercial significance of ip portfolios, develop more robust portfolios aligned with their business objectives, and generate revenue by monetizing those portfolios.

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    John Richards
    Ladas & Parry
  • John Richards

    Patent Attorney

    Ladas & Parry

    Description :

    john richards is of counsel and resident in the new york office of ladas & parry and has more than four decades of patent experience.
    john specializes in chemical and biochemical patent matters including drafting and prosecution of patent applications in these fields in the united states, europe and abroad. john handled the global patenting and licensing for the groundbreaking alzheimer’s disease drug known as razadyne in the u.s and reminyl internationally.
    with respect to europe, he handles matters for clients of the firm’s london, munich and new york offices before both the uk intellectual property office and the european patent office (epo). he is also widely experienced in the negotiation and drafting of patent know-how and license agreements.
    john started work in the patent profession in the patent department of the british chemical company albright & wilson in 1966. he joined ladas & parry in 1973, becoming a partner in 1982.
    he is the general editor of legal aspects of introducing products to the united states (kluwer 1988) and co-author of intellectual property and the internal market of the european community (graham & trotman 1993).
    john is an adjunct associate professor at fordham university school of law where he teaches u.s. and international patent law and at john marshall law school in chicago where he teaches a course in international patent law. he has written and spoken frequently on international intellectual property issues, especially in the fields of patents and copyrights in the united states, canada, india and the far east. he has been identified as a new york super lawyer.
    in his spare time, john enjoys teaching.

     

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    Juergen Dressel
    Novartis Pharma AG
  • Juergen Dressel

    Head Global Patent Litigation Strategy

    Novartis Pharma AG

    Description :

    jüergen dressel is responsible for the global litigation strategy at novartis pharma ip with focus on patents. he started his chemistry studies in germany, got a phd in organic chemistry from the ohio state university in columbus, ohio, usa, and did a postdoc in bioorganic chemistry at the eth zurich. he worked as a medicinal chemist at bayer pharma research for nine years until 1997 before he moved to the patents department and qualified as a european patent attorney. in 2002 he joined the generics group in the novartis patents department, in 2004 returned to the originator business and became responsible for patents primary care which included the cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, dermatological, arthritis, gastro-intestinal and neuroscience disease areas. from 2007 to 2014 he headed the patent litigation outside the us, and in 2014 he switched to his current role. jürgen’s main experience is preparing for and executing patent litigation between originators and generics.

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    Kavita Poddar
    Patracode Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kavita Poddar

    Co-Founder & Director

    Patracode Services Pvt. Ltd.

    Description :

    patracode which integrates all major intellectual properties in its name, i.e., “pa – patents, tra – trademark, co – copyright, de – design” is determined to strive towards excellence and earnest and conscientious activities intending to accomplish the customer satisfaction. patracode provides intellectual property solution through out its lifecycle in all major technology domain by a team who belong to pioneer institutes of india & abroad and can handle different fields of technologies, and their legal implications as far as patents are concerned.

    patracode is authorised agent of questel's product of line. questel is the world’s leading source of ip information for corporate, r&d and legal firm. questel, europe based, has a long history as an information provider in ipr.

    in order to make its presence in india, questel has entrusted our firm, patracode to do business transactions and provide customer support to clients. patracode brings to you a panorama of questel's intellectual property products which are ideal for professionals who need to keep abreast with latest technologies. see more: www.questel.com

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    Kiyoshi Kuzuwa
    Kuzuwa & Partners
  • Kiyoshi Kuzuwa

    Patent Attorney & President

    Kuzuwa & Partners

    Description :

    just after graduating from tokyo university of agriculture and technology, he started his carrier at the japan patent office (jpo), during which he served as a patent examiner/appeal examiner in the field of polymer processing, applied chemistry, textile technology, medical science etc., deputy director of examination standards office, a professional member of ip legislative affairs office and an exchange patent examiner at the uspto. in the meantime, he studied german patent law and european patent law at the university of munich and the max-planck-institute in germany. after resigning from the jpo, he joined a swiss chemical company in 1992, and worked as a member of ip department there and as head of japan region corporations until his establishing kuzuwa & partners in 1995. he is a registered japanese patent attorney since 1992, and admitted to practice before infringement courts as a registered ip infringement litigator since 2004. he has been writing several books and articles in the ip field, and often giving lectures at japanese universities and international ip fora. he was also professor of chiba university for 2004 - 2005, a member of a committee of jpo ip project for 2005 - 2006, and is now a member of inta, aippi, ficpi, apaa, aea and ptmg. specialized fields: material science, organic chemistry, pharmaceutics, textile technology, litigation

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    Lakshika Joshi
    Nucleus Software
  • Lakshika Joshi

    General Counsel and Head- IP Licensing

    Nucleus Software

    Description :

    lakshika has recently joined nucleus software exports limited (nucleus) as their general counsel. nucleus provides lending and transaction banking products to the global financial services industry. as a pioneer in retail and corporate banking software since 1986, nucleus’s software powers the operations of more than 150 companies in over 50 countries, supporting retail lending, corporate banking, cash management, mobile and internet banking, automotive finance and other business areas. at nucleus, lakshika is responsible for overall legal strategy and steering the company towards newer age ip models and licensing practices.
    before nucleus, lakshika headed the content licensing and syndication business for the times of india group. she is a qualified lawyer specializing in copyrights. she gave up practice as an independent counsel with a prestigious law firm in new delhi for legal advisory work at the times group more than a decade back. with numerous publications, websites and channels churning out humongous volumes of content every day, content management and monetization became her full time responsibility.
    lakshika is a dynamic professional with rich and varied experience in content rights management. she spearheaded digitization of toi archives dating back to 1838 and initiated building a central repository of all times group’s in-house generated content. she has to her credit exclusive ip licensing deals ranging from setting up of the first of its kind physical therapy institute in the country, to music publishing division to times’ city and food guides to launch of new digital properties.
    lakshika has been actively involved in numerous discussions on impact of the 2012 copyright act amendments on content licensing, ranging from music and film industry to newspapers and websites. she has been a speaker at some very prestigious ip conferences and seminars. she strives to bring a balance between commercial interests and legal nuances involved in content monetization.
    lakshika has been actively involved in numerous discussions on impact of the 2012 copyright act amendments on content licensing, ranging from music and film industry to newspapers and websites. she has been a speaker at some very prestigious ip conferences and seminars. she strives to bring a balance between commercial interests and legal nuances involved in content monetization.
    she is responsible for conducting training on effective rights management and ip licensing.
    variety and innovation are her driving forces.

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    Lucy Rana
    S. S. Rana & Co.
  • Lucy Rana

    Managing Associate

    S. S. Rana & Co.

    Description :

    ms. lucy rana is the managing associate advocate of s.s. rana & co., a premier intellectual property law firm of india. she has read law at the university of delhi with specialization in intellectual property laws and is enrolled with the bar council of delhi (2007). as an experienced ip attorney, she spearheads the firm’s ip team managing ip portfolios of several national and international clients. prior to joining the firm she worked in the corporate world for over a decade. with a total experience exceeding 18 years in legal and corporate world, she has an in-depth understanding of the micro and macro factors influencing businesses and aptly provides practical business legal advice to clients. she is one of the panel arbitrators at the national internet exchange of india (nixi) to adjudicate on domain name disputes under indrp. lucy holds a bachelors degree in japanese language from jawahar lal nehru university, new delhi. additionally, she holds an executive diploma in international business management with specialization in foreign trade from the indian institute of foreign trade (iift), new delhi (2004). she has been advising many fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s most esteemed corporations from multifarious fields, on a range of contentious and non contentious ip matters. she regularly conducts due diligence with emphasis on ip related issues and leads the firm’s trademarks, ip enforcement, ip watch and domain name dispute resolution teams. she is actively involved in raising awareness of ip rights by penning articles which are published in national as well as international ip journals, a few being, “sensitive names: the saga of .ram and gtlds” and “balancing the odds – an evaluation of the .in domain name dispute resolution policy”- published in the world intellectual property review; “reforms at the indian trademark registry” – published in asia ip; “celebrity endorsements – pros and cons” – published in legal era; etc. she was nominated as “rising lawyer of the year” by legal era, a leading national ip magazine. she is also a frequent speaker on ipr issues in seminars organized by trade bodies and organizations such as ficci, etc. she is a member of several national and international ip organizations such as international trademark association (inta), asian patent attorneys association (apaa), inter pacific bar association (ipba), international association for the protection of intellectual property (aippi), supreme court bar association and delhi high court bar association. prior to joining the firm, she had worked for more than a decade in the corporate world as country manager, matsushita electric works ltd., new delhi now known as panasonic. she played a key role in developing the country operations of the matsushita electric world ltd. (panasonic). during her time at matsushita, she was trained at pansonic head quarters in kadoma city osaka, japan. she worked on several corporate matters while in panasonic including setting up a joint venture, subsidiary, branch office in india, clearances from rbi, fipb etc., safety certifications from bis, legal advisory work on imports and packaging norms, weights & measures act, commercial contracts, agreements etc. she is also an avid adventure sports enthusiast and likes to play the piano in her spare time.

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    Maciej Hulicki
    Intellectual Property Law Institute
  • Maciej Hulicki

    Research Assistant

    Intellectual Property Law Institute

    Description :
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    Madhav Kulkarni
    Dow Chemical
  • Madhav Kulkarni

    IP (Patent) Professional

    Dow Chemical

    Description :

    madhav is head of ip r&d at dow chemical, india. his team is responsible for collaborating with global r&d/businesses/attorneys in ip based strategic decisions. their work comprises influencing the whole cycle of ideation > invention > ip protection > commercialization, through integrated technical/strategic insights based on ip and competitive intelligence, in turn enabling global innovation and business development. prior to joining dow, for 2 years, madhav was responsible for starting ip division and creating ip culture at serum institute of india ltd, pune. his first employment was at biocon, bangalore starting in may 1999 as management trainee r&d and then through various roles he grew to manager ip in march 2006. madhav has over 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology, vaccine and chemical industries. he has 5 patent families to his credit and is a registered patent agent in india. madhav has earned his m.sc. tech (now m. tech.) from udct (now ict), mumbai. he is a certified six sigma green belt professional and bb coach. in 2013, he secured gold medal in advanced certificate in strategic management (executive education) from iimk.

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    Mahendra Kumar Agarwal
    GATI KWE Limited
  • Mahendra Kumar Agarwal

    Founder & CEO

    GATI KWE Limited

    Description :

    mahendra agarwal is the founder & ceo of gati ltd. – leader and pioneer in express distribution and supply chain solutions. he established gati in 1989 with an aim to redefine the logistics industry. mr. agarwal is the driving force behind gati’s journey to leadership position. his foresight has been instrumental in the company’s exponential growth by venturing into global markets and diversifying into varied domains. he combines his entrepreneurial skills with business acumen to enable a sustainable business model. under his visionary leadership, gati has evolved into a major ilsp (integrated logistics service provider). the indian express cargo industry barely existed in the late 1980s. the concept of door pick up and door delivery, express cargo, retail express cargo, multimodal express delivery, integrated logistics and many such innovative ideas were conceptualised and pioneered by him successfully in india. mr. agarwal is an avid speaker and has been invited to many symposia and forums like the global logistics summit 2006 held at the indian school of business, hyderabad and the logistics 2005 conference. he was also invited by iim (ahmedabad) to interact with the students. in june 2008, he was awarded "best entrepreneur of the year" by hyderabad management association. in sep 2010, he received the lifetime achievement award at the 4th express logistics & supply chain conclave held at mumbai. in the same year he was also conferred with the lifetime achievement award from asbm. in 2012, he was honoured with two more awards - 'executive of the year' award (logistics) by indian chamber of commerce (icc) for his contribution to the indian supply chain & logistics industry and "logistics promoter award" at the logistics talent hunt 2012 international conference. an astute professional, he has implemented the "domino discipline" in his organisation and seeks to make it a way of life at gati. a leader, thinker and philosopher, mr. agarwal is an institution by himself. apart from being on the board of several indian companies, mr. agarwal is also the founder member of sclg india (in addition to being a member of the international board of advisors for sclg global), managing committee member of express industry council of india, elected member of cii southern region council, member of cii institute of logistics advisory council & ficci's civil aviation committee in singapore, he is a board member of singapore indian chamber of commerce & industry (sicci). he holds an engineering degree from bangalore university and a masters in business administration from austin, usa. he loves travelling, golf and swimming. mr. agarwal continues to guide gati towards the future with characteristic passion and a commitment to excel in everything he does.

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    Makarand Waikar
    ACS International India Pvt Ltd
  • Makarand Waikar

    Director

    ACS International India Pvt Ltd

    Description :

    makarand waikar has been working for over 22 years, in the specialized area of high quality and professional patent searches for various patent related decisions.

    since 1993, he has conducted over 2,500 training programs in india imparting patent search skills with focus on chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and engineering areas using commercial online databases.
    a combination of professional patent search skills and access to scientifically indexed databases is like a magnet that can easily help one find a “needle in the hay stack” that aid in making critical decisions related to research and patents.

    he is chemical engineer from iit kharagpur with mba from jamnalal bajaj institute, mumbai university. he is currently director of acs international india representing scifinder and stn family of online patent/research information databases in india.

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    Manish Sinha
    Gridlogics
  • Manish Sinha

    Chief Technology Officer

    Gridlogics

    Description :

    10+ years of experience in intellectual property, patent text mining and categorization, file systems, distributed computing, storage and information visualization
    - co-authored e-book on patent searching - ‘guide to practical patent searching and how to use patseer for patent search and analysis’ first published in 2015
    - worked with users across 100+ companies ranging from fortune 100 to startups and provided solutions in form of product or custom software to help streamline their patent research and intelligence gathering workflows
    - launched patseer in 2012, a fully-featured web-based global patent database and research platform. patseer includes integrated analytics, project workflow and collaboration capabilities that far exceed current platforms.
    - launched patent insight pro in 2006, a comprehensive patent analysis and mapping platform built to complement every stage of patent search and analytics process - patent search and set creation, patent data cleanup and grouping, patent mapping & analytics, report generation and presentation.

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    Martin M. Zoltick
    Rothwell Figg
  • Martin M. Zoltick

    Member

    Rothwell Figg

    Description :

    mr. zoltick has served as lead counsel and has handled numerous inter partes and covered business method review proceedings before the patent trial and appeal board. he extensive patent litigation experience and has served as trial counsel in major patent disputes in the u.s. federal district courts and in section 337 actions before the international trade commission. he also has substantial experience in preparing patent infringement and validity opinions, in handling transactional matters involving intellectual property rights, software licensing and development and consulting agreements, and in counseling clients on patent strategies, due diligence, and portfolio development, valuation, and acquisition.

    mr. zoltick is also a competitive masters swimmer and regularly competes in u.s. masters swimming meets, as well as competing in open water swims in the u.s. and abroad.

     

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    Miguel Iglesias
    Questel
  • Miguel Iglesias

    Sales Director

    Questel

    Description :

    miguel iglesias started his career with questel 13 years ago as a sales executive based in paris, france. prior to that, after obtaining a master’s degree in technical and economical translation from the sorbonne university, miguel worked as a technical translator specialized in patents. in 2008, miguel relocated to the united states and was promoted us sales manager in 2011 and global sales director in 2014, his current position.

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    Mohan K
    Adastra IP (M) SDN BHD
  • Mohan K

    Director

    Adastra IP (M) SDN BHD

    Description :

    mohan, has accumulated 16 years of solid experience in the intellectual property field and has gained extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and is a firm advocate of patentability of it inventions. upon graduating from nottingham trent university, united kingdom in 1996 mr mohan k. started his career with shearn delamore, a reputed legal firm. he went on to head the patent department in yet another reputed organization, ella chong mirandah & spruson (m) sdn. bhd. in 2004 together with a team of legal and technical professionals he started an ip firm adastra intellectual property sdn. bhd which continues to serve clients. over the years, he has successfully built an excellent rapport with the malaysian patent office and is familiar with foreign prosecutions especially the pct route and us and european applications.. he also has extensive collaborations with patent counsels worldwide. he is able to identify and analyse intellectual property concerns and can effectively communicate analysis and conclusions to clients. he also assists clients in securing grants given by the malaysian government for the creative industry he is the vice president of macri (malaysian association of creativity & innovation), the vice president of kl putrajaya indian chamber of commerce (klpicc), the vice president of junior chambers international (jci) and is a committee member of yes, malaysian association of indian chambers of commerce and industry (maicci). he formerly sat on the committee of the malaysian invention and design society (minds) and the kl selangor indian chamber of commerce and industry (klsicci) and intellectual property alumni association of malaysia (ipaam). mr. mohan continues to have a key involvement in the development of intellectual property locally and worldwide and has actively been a speaker at various talks and seminars organized by the government and commercial organizations in malaysia and also been a judge for several inventions competitions held here.

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    Molly Baxi
    Groth & Co IP Law Firm
  • Molly Baxi

    Indian Trademark Attorney Master of Laws

    Groth & Co IP Law Firm

    Description :

    molly is a consultant, specializing in trademarks and design. she works with infringements, agreements, licensing, franchising, and domain name disputes.

     

    molly is originally from mumbai, where she worked at a prominent ip law firm. she is our contact person for the indian market and is active in cultivating business contacts between india and europe. molly is an advisor on indian intellectual property, and she develops and implements strategies for the indian market.

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    Moses Nkomo
    Donsa-Nkomo & Mutangi IP Attorneys
  • Moses Nkomo

    Senior Partner

    Donsa-Nkomo & Mutangi IP Attorneys

    Description :

    with visionary thought leadership in the field of commercial law, intellectual property and business strategy, combining over 12 years of practical commercial legal practice, over seven years of lecturing intellectual property law in africa and beyond, advanced knowledge and learning (and continuing) in intellectual property and business strategy, i am qualified to offer expert, cutting edge corporate, commercial & intellectual property legal services and strategic counsel for the 21st century business.

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    Mrinal Jain
    Ernst & Young
  • Mrinal Jain

    Director, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services

    Ernst & Young

    Description :

    mrinal jain is a director in ernst & young’s fraud investigation and dispute services team and specializes in valuation and quantification of damages, claims or losses in a dispute, litigation and/ or arbitration scenario. he commenced his professional career with the transaction advisory services team of ey in new york in 2007.

    his experience in disputes includes quantification of damages or claims arising from loss of business opportunity, loss of future profits, wasted expenditure, infringement of the ipr, computation of royalty rates as per frand terms and price erosion damages. he specializes in carrying out valuation of company, equity and ipr for varied purposes including disputes, family settlement, shareholder negotiation, joint venture (entry/exit), merger, demerger, acquisition, restructuring, strategic sale /investments and evaluation of pe or vc portfolios. he has advised clients across sectors on more than 50 transactions in corporate finance, m&a, valuation and dispute advisory roles over the period of past 9 years while working at ey new york and other advisory firms in india.

    mrinal is also a guest lecturer at nmims school of business management and an active member of young siac forum and lcia india, western india users’ council. mrinal has been awarded with all india economics merit certificate in 2001 post which he graduated in economics honors from st. stephen’s college (delhi) in 2004. he further pursued his mba (finance) from fordham graduate school of business (new york) and has also received certificate of achievement from the american society of appraisers (asa, usa) for completing select specialized valuation courses. queen’s university, canada.

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    Mustafa Safiyuddin
    Legasis Partners
  • Mustafa Safiyuddin

    Chairman

    Legasis Partners

    Description :

    having begun his career in 1982 with a leading law firm little & co, mustafa safiyuddin went on to take first place in the bombay solicitor’s exam. he has completed the ll.m course from king’s college, university of london specialising in intellectual property and commercial laws. he has had a long and illustrious career as a solicitor spanning almost three decades. his area of expertise is intellectual property including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents. in this regard, he has successfully advised and litigated on behalf of various national and multinational companies like proctor & gamble, raymond and alcon. mustafa lead and advised a team of lawyers in almost 50 legal actions initiated by procter & gamble against counterfeiters of vicks, action 500, ariel, pantene, etc. these were one of the most successful ip litigations in india. apart from this, he has also contributed to the preparation of detailed representations to government as to whether indian patent law is trips compliant. he has also acquired an equally comprehensive knowledge of corporate and commercial law, foreign investment policy, joint ventures and foreign collaborations. mustafa has further led and advised in several major transactions such as the mercedes benz joint venture in india with tatas. an eminent speaker and author, he has to his credit many prestigious international speaking assignments including speaking at the prestigious fordham ip conference in 2006 and 2008.

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    N. K. Pandey
    ITAG Business Solutions Ltd.
  • N. K. Pandey

    Director

    ITAG Business Solutions Ltd.

    Description :

    mr. n.k. pandey is the chief legal officer of gati-kintetsu express private limited. he has been associated with the company for the past 25 years. he is also director of itag business solutions ltd.

    after pursuing ll.b. from the calcutta university, he got enrolled as advocate in the year 1987 with the bar council of west bengal, india, and was associated with the profession for a brief period before he joined the corporate sector in the field of law. while pursuing law, he used to assist at his father's office, who was a leading advocate of calcutta high court in all branches of law more particularly civil, criminal, writ and corporate matters.

    he started his corporate career in the field of law with m/s. tci ltd. at bangalore and gained rich experience of working in various capacities at bombay, madras, delhi before he took up the responsibility to head the corporate legal function of m/s. gati ltd. and all its group companies, including tci finance limited.

    after successfully handling both litigation and non litigation areas touching upon the laws relating to intellectual properties, contract, company law, joint venture, arbitration, civil laws, criminal laws, company law board matters etc. he has been an advisor to the management and other functions including board of directors on all key legal issues, having bearing on the organization.

    he is also one of the directors of itag business solutions ltd., which is a knowledge process outsourcing (kpo) in the domain of all ip services, being patent, trademark, design, copy rights, trade secrets and ip management services and has been advising in all the legal matters of ipr.

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    Nandan Pendsey
    AZB & Partners
  • Nandan Pendsey

    Partner

    AZB & Partners

    Description :

    nandan pendsey is currently a partner in the intellectual property team at azb & partners , one of the most prominent indian law firms. he earned his b.s.l. ll.b degree at the prestigious ils law college, pune in 2001 and further earned his masters degree (ll.m) in intellectual property from the franklin pierce law center, new hampshire, usa in 2003. mr. pendsey is also a registered patent agent with a technical background in biotechnology. the focal areas of his practice intellectual property transactions and licensing, ip litigation and enforcement and patent and trademark prosecution and advisory. mr. pendsey also regularly provides advice on regulatory issues arising in relation to drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and clinical trials. he also has extensive knowledge in the areas of information technology, data privacy, outsourcing, cyber law, registration, protection and enforcement of domain names, and other internet related issues including jurisdictional and enforcement issues and isp liability.

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    Narendra Sabharwal
    FICCI IPR Committee
  • Narendra Sabharwal

    Chairman

    FICCI IPR Committee

    Description :

    mr. narendra k. sabharwal, a national of india, was deputy director general, cooperation for development sector, world intellectual property organization (wipo), geneva, from december 1, 2006 to november 30, 2009. he managed and supervised the development cooperation, technical assistance and capacity building program of wipo in the area of intellectual property in all developing countries, least developed countries (ldcs) and countries- in- transition. mr. sabharwal joined wipo as director of asia and the pacific bureau in august 1991. he was responsible for development cooperation and technical assistance program and activities of wipo in the countries of asia and the pacific region until march 2004. he functioned as the coordinator of internal policy and external relations offices, wipo, before taking over as deputy director general of the organization. he specialized in providing advice and assistance in establishing and developing intellectual property (ip) systems suited to the priorities, needs and resources of each country and the enterprise sector. his professional assistance included formulating ip policies and strategies for leveraging ip for development; designing legal framework in conformity with international treaties and agreements; building institutions; developing human resources; creating awareness and respect for ip rights, especially in the digital environment; and, promoting international and regional cooperation. a member of the indian administration service (ias) since 1965, mr. sabharwal has held several senior positions in the state and the central governments in india in the ministries/departments dealing with district administration, personnel, finance, commerce, textiles and industrial development, among others. as chairman of the up state textile corporation, he supervised the setting up and operations of a large number of state and cooperative textile spinning mills. he has extensive professional experience in the fields of development planning, public finance, textile policy, trade promotion, industrial development and international cooperation. he was the leader or a member of several high level government delegations for promoting industrial cooperation between india and several countries and with un agencies, negotiating textile agreements under mfa and ip negotiations in wipo and wto. his educational qualifications include master of public administration (mpa) from harvard university, the usa, bachelor of laws (ll.b) from delhi university and master of arts (economics) from rajasthan university.

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    Naresh Kilaru
    Finnegan
  • Naresh Kilaru

    Partner

    Finnegan

    Description :

    naresh kilaru focuses his practice on trademark, unfair competition, copyright, trade secret, and right-of-publicity law. he has extensive experience in all aspects of trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation, including cases involving computer source code, traditional trademarks, product packaging and product configuration trade dress, false advertising, counterfeiting, gray-market goods, and domain names. mr. kilaru is also involved in domestic and international trademark prosecution. he counsels clients on brand protection and enforcement strategies in the united states and around the world. mr. kilaru's broad experience in u.s. district court and appellate litigation includes jury trials, examining witnesses and handling oral arguments, conducting mock trials, taking and defending depositions, coordinating expert discovery, overseeing the design and implementation of trademark surveys, participating in hearings and judicial conferences, negotiating settlements, and representing clients in mediations. in addition, he has authored numerous briefs and motions on a wide range of issues, including motions for and against temporary restraining orders, ex parte seizures, asset freezes, expedited and ex parte discovery, preliminary injunctive relief, summary judgment, and appeals. mr. kilaru has also litigated numerous cases at the trademark trial and appeal board (ttab) of the u.s. patent and trademark office (uspto).

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    Naveen Gupta
    KPMG
  • Naveen Gupta

    Director

    KPMG

    Description :

    qualifications and certifications:
    chartered accountant, india (17th rank on all india basis)
    company secretary, india

    brief profile summary:
    naveen is director with tax. he has over 13 years of overall professional experience including over 10 years in the firm.
    naveen’s experience and strengths include providing tax effective solutions involving entry and exit strategies, funding options, evaluation of various business models and structuring of investments, etc.

    professional specialization:
    naveen specializes in international tax & regulatory, corporate taxation and tax litigation matters. naveen has worked on structuring large inbound investments into india, cross border taxation issues, and corporate law matters.
    naveen has vast experience in representing clients before tax authorities at all levels. he has been actively involved in high profile tax litigation cases with responsibility for framing and executing litigation strategies, briefings with senior counsels and retired judges, etc.
    on regulatory front, naveen has advised corporates in areas related to exchange control, foreign direct investment policy and other regulatory matters

    leading clientele served/ related highlights:
    naveen’s clientele includes some of the largest companies in the private sector including indian and multinational companies

    varied industry experience highlights:
    naveen has worked with a cross section of indian and global companies across varied sectors like the industrial and consumer markets, information technology and bpo sectors

    industry interactions/ thought leadership and related initiatives:
    naveen authored thought leadership report on kpmg tax survey. naveen is also a regular speaker at various industry and tax conferences, hosted webinars, and has contributed several articles / papers in professional journals / newspapers.

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    Neeraj Panchal
    John Deere India
  • Neeraj Panchal

    Head - Global IP Services

    John Deere India

    Description :

    neeraj panchal is a registered patent attorney with indian patent office. with regards to his professional and/or educational qualifications, he has majored in physics and law with a high first class grade in intellectual property laws. he possesses a sound technical and legal knowledge with specialization in patent specification drafting from the international federation of intellectual property attorneys (ficpi), singapore and a p.g. diploma in patent laws & practice, from institute of intellectual property studies, mumbai. he also holds and a p. g. diploma in international business & trade law concerning laws of world trade organization from indian society of international law. his strong hold over intellectual property rights knowledge is further enhanced with rich experiences as a patent attorney in both corporate and private practice settings. professional experience: presently he is working as an agm – ip with john deere india, subsidiary of deere & company, usa, world’s leading engineering equipment manufacturer company, especially farm machinery, construction and forestry & commercial equipments. he is responsible for the intellectual property matters india business of john deere. he looks after various ip activities like - patent drafting, ip analysis, ip landscape analysis, enforcement of ip rights including trademark and industrial designs. he also designs and conducts training sessions for new recruits on the iprs.

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    Nikhil A. Heble
    Blank Rome LLP
  • Nikhil A. Heble

    Of Counsel

    Blank Rome LLP

    Description :

    nikhil heble is a registered patent attorney who provides strategic legal and business counsel on a wide variety of intellectual property-related matters to a diverse client base, including publicly traded companies, investment firms, and universities.

    mr. heble focuses primarily in the areas of pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices, biotechnology, organic chemistry, drug and oral care formulation, and medicine. he has significant experience with both prosecution and transactional ip, including acquiring and licensing patents; development, management, and valuation of intellectual property portfolios; and preparation of due diligence reports. he also provides freedom to operate, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions, as well as drafts and negotiates material transfer, research collaboration, and master services agreements.

    prior to joining blank rome, mr. heble served as senior patent counsel for the in-house patent department of a fortune 500 consumer products company, where he was responsible for developing and managing the patent portfolio and business interests related to its largest business unit.

    prior to attending law school, mr. heble worked as a pharmacist at thomas jefferson university hospital in philadelphia, pa, and also gained pharmaceutical experience in both government and industry settings.

     

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    Ojas Sabnis
    Hourglass Research
  • Ojas Sabnis

    Co-founder

    Hourglass Research

    Description :

    intellectual property specialist with vast experience in dealing with all types of patent related projects (drafting, office actions, prior art searches, invalidity studies, technocommercial studies etc). worked with fortune 100 clients in the domain of automobiles, manufacturing, energy, telecommunications and web technologies. also an experienced trainer ip trainings.

    specialties:technology commercialization
    intellectual property training
    patent landscaping and ranking
    intellectual property assets management
    patent drafting

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    Omesh Puri
    LexOrbis
  • Omesh Puri

    Associate Partner

    LexOrbis

    Description :

    omesh puri is a managing associate in the trademarks, copyright and designs practice of lexorbis with 10 years experience. he has undertaken a wide array of assignments in the areas of trademarks, copyright and designs and regularly advises clients on anti-counterfeiting strategies, identification, protection, clearance and registration of these forms of ip. in addition, he also has significant experience in litigation at various courts of india and the intellectual property appellate board. he also focuses on transactions across other areas of ip, and has vast expertise in drafting and negotiating contracts related to ip, it and media and entertainment sectors.

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    Parithosh K. Tungaturthi
    Fanelli Haag PLLC
  • Parithosh K. Tungaturthi

    Patent Agent

    Fanelli Haag PLLC

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    Parthasarathy R.
    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
  • Parthasarathy R.

    Sr. Partner & Country Head

    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

    Description :

    parthasarathy heads the intellectual property division of l&s. he is responsible for patent procurement, patent opposition and patent enforcement. in addition, parthasarathy is actively involved in wto trade remedy laws and customs valuation. he has represented a number of exporters, importers and domestic industry in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations in india, eu, canada, turkey, usa, thailand and korea. before entering private practice, parthasarathy was with the government of india and held various positions such as accountant general, director railway board and that of director ministry of commerce (anti-dumping). he had audited the accounts of un headquarters and had been a undp consultant.

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    Patrick C. Keane
    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • Patrick C. Keane

    Managing Partner

    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

    Description :

    patrick c. keane is an executive shareholder with responsibilities for firm wide management of buchanan ingersoll & rooney, pc, a general practice law firm consisting of over 500 attorneys and government relations professionals in offices across 19 cities throughout the united states. patrick is active in the federal circuit bar association, serving as co-chair of the regional programs committee and as vice-chair of the uspto committee.

    patrick focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property (ip) counseling, including patent litigation, post grant proceedings such as inter partes review and post grant review, and strategic development and enforcement of international ip portfolios to optimize revenue and product sales. patrick has provided strategic guidance on company growth via evaluation of ip and its role in business activities such as joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, government contracts and franchising opportunities. he focuses on building multi-disciplinary client services teams as appropriate to optimize collaboration with in-house counsel and as business drivers to manage risk and create innovative solutions to legal issues. he has experience with intellectual property law matters directed to both pre-america invents act (aia) procedures and post aia procedures. patrick's litigation background includes more than 20 years of experience representing small, mid and large cap companies in federal court actions and in proceedings before the international trade commission, including litigation for fortune 500 companies, such as lockheed martin and hewlett packard. patrick has been recognized internationally for his breath of ip expertise and favorable resolution of international ip disputes.

    in 2013, iam’s patent 1000 publication recognized patrick and noted that he “has a strong foundation in all areas of intellectual property and does a fantastic job no matter what he focuses on. he is a dedicated, resourceful and skilled ip strategist and a creative problem solver.” in addition, patrick was recognized for his work in the intellectual property practice as a 2013 and 2014 ip star by managing intellectual property.

    patrick’s experience in patent procurement includes six years as an examiner in computer electronics and software related arts of the united states patent and trademark office. his engineering experience includes work as a design engineer for amp, inc. in harrisburg, pa. patrick has published numerous articles and is a regular presenter at international conferences directed to ip protection, licensing and litigation. he is licensed to practice in maryland and before the maryland court of appeals, the u.s. district court for the district of maryland, the court of appeals for the federal circuit, the u.s. patent and trademark office, and the u.s. supreme court.

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    Peter D. Camesasca
    Covington & Burling LLP
  • Peter D. Camesasca

    Partner

    Covington & Burling LLP

    Description :

    peter d. camesasca is a partner in the firm's brussels office, with broad experience in all major aspects of eu and national competition law. 
    dr. camesasca specializes in complex competitor interactions, advising on all kinds of m&a and jv activities (specialization, r&d, joint development, etc), as well as various informal types of competitor cooperation.  he counsels clients on article 101 exposure ranging from pure information exchanges to cartel-like allegations, having represented or still representing clients in the majority of the european commission's recent cartel investigations, including heat stabilizers, dram, sram, calcium carbide, air cargo, freight forwarders, tft-lcd (1&2), smart cards, power cables, car parts, liner shipping, capacitors and various still confidential matters.  dr. camesasca also coordinates the defenses in a number of related pending damages claims.
    dr. camesasca further specializes in the antitrust angle in ip-related matters, in particular the issues raised by standardization, standard-essential patents, injunctions, the approach vis-à-vis non-practicing entities, etc.  during a two-year stint as special counsel to samsung electronics, dr. camesasca was materially responsible for handling the eu investigation which resulted in a path-breaking settlement covering the availability of injunctions, with no finding of wrongdoing by samsung electronics. 
    dr. camesasca has acted before the european commission, the european courts, the german bundeskartellamt, the uk office of fair trading, the belgian competition council and various national courts. he is noted for his "keen attention to detail and effective representation of clients' interests" in chambers global 2011.

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    Philip Mendes
    Opteon
  • Philip Mendes

    Principal

    Opteon

    Description :

    philip practised as a technology transactions lawyer for 32 years. for most of that time he was also engaged as a consultant to universities, government, and companies, advising on innovation policy, intellectual property polices, technology transfer office best practice, and commercialisation improvement. these days, philip concentrates on: continuing his policy related advisory work, and education and training in the technology transactions field. he is an adjunct professor at queensland university of technology, where he lectures on the management and commercialisation of ip in the qut-wipo masters of intellectual property law program. he was appointed by the australian government to its advisory council on intellectual property, on which he served for 6 years, contributing to the council’s work of providing advice and recommendations to the australian government on intellectual property and innovation policy, including areas to be considered for policy and legislative change. as a lawyer, philip represented 18 australian and foreign universities, as well as research institutes, numerous start up companies, venture capital firms, smes, publicly listed companies, multinational companies, and australian and foreign governments, in relation to their technology transactions. philip has led or been a member of the transactions teams negotiating numerous global ip licenses, strategic alliances, joint ventures, collaborations, and ip mergers and acquisitions, across all technology sectors including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, ict, materials and chemical engineering, etc. philip has negotiated technology transactions with parties in over 25 countries, from large multi-national companies, to small companies, and with government parties. philip has undertaken what have been some of the largest technology transactions emerging from australian research, measured in a number of respects including: deal value number of lives saved by new therapeutic and prophylactic products, and export revenue generated. philip is passionate about innovation, intellectual property, and its management and commercialisation, both at a policy level, as well as at the implementation level.

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    Prathiba M. Singh
  • Prathiba M. Singh

    Senior Advocate

    Description :

    mrs. singh is a leading intellectual property lawyer in india and has been designated as a senior advocate by the delhi high court in december 2013.

    mrs. singh is an alumnus of cambridge university u.k. recently, the prathiba m singh scholarship for llm students was instituted at cambridge university, which grants complete scholarships to indian student pursuing their llm.

    mrs singh has the unique distinction of having handled landmark matters in all fields of ip law. she has successfully defended indian pharmaceutical companies in the well acclaimed novartis matter before the hon'ble supreme court of india. she has also handled multiple litigations for telecom giants for enforcing various standard essential patents in the field of telecommunications. she has also dealt with a large number of trade mark cases, advertising related cases including disparagement, comparative advertising etc and copyright litigation as well.

    in contentious matters mrs. singh is consulted by a large number of leading law firms/corporates with respect to ipr litigation in india. she has been appointed as amicus curiae to streamline the working of the copyright office. she was appointed on a high level committee to streamline patent examinations. she is also a member of the cii national steering committee on iprs. she is currently the president of the apaa (indian group). further, the hon’ble high court of delhi in a matter relating to disposal of pending patent applications was pleased to appoint mrs. singh as a committee member to devise a programme for time-bound disposal of the said patent applications.

    she was appointed by the government of india as a member of the ipr think tank which is drafting the `national ipr policy’ and also provides recommendations to the government on ip related issues.

    prior to her designation, she was the managing partner of singh & singh law firm llp, which is among india’s leading ip litigation firms. she successfully represents both indian as well as international clients in ip matters, and also deals with telecom and broadcasting matters. she appears on a regular basis in the hon'ble supreme court, high court of delhi, intellectual property appellate boards, trademark and patent office, and has about 200 reported cases to her credit. mrs. singh has been the recipient of various awards, including ip litigator of the year 2012, also the winner of the asia women in business law award given by managing ip. further mrs. singh has been awarded the ip lawyer of the year by legalera- legal media group at the legal era awards in 2013 and best ip senior counsel of the year by legal era in 2014. recently mrs. singh has also been awarded the women lawyer of the year 2015 by the indian national bar association.

    she has been a regular speaker at various international seminars and forums some of them being international conference on intellectual property law & enforcement of iprs at knowledgexpo 2014 , litcon-2014 conference on ip litigation, intellectual property policy seminar co-hosted by university of washington school of law and indian society of international law 2014, itechlaw asia-pacific conference 2015, 4th annual pharma ipr conference cphi, etc.

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    Pravin Anand
    Anand & Anand
  • Pravin Anand

    Managing Partner

    Anand & Anand

    Description :

    pravin anand, managing partner of anand and anand completed his law studies in new delhi in 1979 and has been practicing as an advocate and as a patent and trademark attorney since. he has been a counsel in several landmark ip cases including: the first: anton piller order (hmv cases); mareva injunction order (philips case); norwich pharmacal order (hollywood cigarettes case); right of privacy case (bandit queen case); dilution in trademarks case (glenfiddich case); recognition of market survey evidence by judiciary (the time warner case); domain name case (yahoo! case); punitive and exemplary damages (time magazine) phishing (nasscom); the compulsory licensing cases filed against pfizer and roche under the doha declaration where both the innovator companies were successful and host of other cases which have transformed the ip land scape. he serves on the editorial board of several international ip journals including ip asia, entertainment law review and computer & telecommunications law review. he has authored several papers on ip, and written along with his co-author the two intellectual property volumes on halsbury's laws of india. he has spoken extensively at various forums including wipo, aippi, inta, les, iba, law asia and the un conference on ldcs in the digital world. he has served on several international and national expert groups and committees, including the patent law drafting committee for revising and recommending changes to law. he is the chairman of ipr promotion advisory committee (ipac) constituted by the government of india and the it committee set up by ficci. he is the past president of the asian patent attorneys association (apaa india), he was the director on the board of inta in 2008. he is president of the aippi (indian group). he is most innovative lawyer -asia pacific. he has appeared as an expert witness before parliamentary committees to give evidence on amendments to trademark, patent and copyright laws.

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    Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh
    National Law University, Delhi
  • Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh

    Vice Chancellor

    National Law University, Delhi

    Description :

    prof. (dr.) ranbir singh is the founder vice-chancellor of national law university, delhi established by the delhi government in 2008. he was the founder vicechancellor of nalsar, university of law, established by the andhra pradesh government in 1998. he has been there for ten years as the vice-chancellor of the well-known premier institution for legal education and research in the country which was rated as one of the best university in the country in the year 2008 in ‘india today’. he has been a vice-chancellor for over 13 years now.
    born in september 1949 in a reputed and well educated family in atta village, panipat district, haryana, prof. singh on completion of his schooling joined kurukshetra university for his collegiate education, wherefrom he obtained b.sc, ll.b and ll.m and ph.d degrees. he belongs to the first batch of the law faculty. after his ph.d. degree he continued at kurukshetra university as a faculty member till 1978. he then moved to maharshi dayanand university at rohtak as the founding faculty and continued there till 1996 in various capacities as professor, head, dean and proctor. on invitation from the national law school of india university, bangalore, he served as professor of law at nlsiu during 1996-97.
    prof. singh’s contribution in redesigning legal education in the country has been significant while he was a member of the legal education committee of the bar council of india. his legal writings span the areas of jurisprudence, human rights, legal education, legal aid, personal laws and justice education and has more than 50 research publications to his credit. he has edited two publications one on “human rights education, law and society” and the other on “cyber space and the law – issues and challenges”. he has also authored along with prof. a. lakshminath two scholarly publications one on ‘fiscal federalism – constitutional conspectus’ and the other on constitutional law. under his guidance several scholars have been awarded ph.d. degree and his rich teaching / research experience enabled him to visit and participate in several international conferences and seminars and present papers in several countries which include australia, brazil, bhutan, china, taiwan, south africa cyprus, canada, france, hong kong, israel, italy, pakistan, switzerland, sri lanka, singapore, thailand, ussr, u.k. and united states of america,. he has visited best of law schools in u.k. and usa and interacted with leading legal academics and functionaries of higher judiciary in these countries.

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    Prof. Bernd Wegner
    Technical University Berlin
  • Prof. Bernd Wegner

    Mathematics Department

    Technical University Berlin

    Description :

    professor dr. bernd wegner was born in berlin in 1942. he is professor for mathematics at the technical university of berlin since 1974. his main research papers are in the areas of geometry, mathematical relativity, topology, convexity, discrete mathematics and structural foundations of mathematics. he was supervisor of several phd theses and habilitations, some of them in foreign countries like spain, poland, portugal, turkey, or egypt. he was organizer of several international conferences in mathematics. he is member of the editorial board of several international journals in mathematics. for almost 40 years he served as editor-in-chief of zentralblatt math, the most complete reference database in mathematics. for a shorter period he was in charge of editing matheduc, a similar service for education in mathematics. as a consequence he took part in or was leader of several projects improving the availibility of mathematics in the web. the subjects were integrated access to distributed electronic resources in mathematics, distributed database production in mathematics, recognition of mathematical formulas in the web and their transfer to computation and automatic theorem proving, development of a digital mathematics libraries by digitally born or retro-digitized matheatical publications. he is still involved in the further development of the mathematics subject classification and its transition into a flexible web service.

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    Prof. Dr. Dorothee Weber-Bruls
    Jones Day
  • Prof. Dr. Dorothee Weber-Bruls

    Partner

    Jones Day

    Description :

    prof. dr. dorothée weber-bruls has extensive experience in physics and mechanical engineering, particularly in the areas of aterials science, nanotechnology, thermodynamics, instrumentation and control, and vibration and damping technology. she heads jones day's physics patent team in germany and europe.

    dorothée deals with all aspects of intellectual property law, especially with obtaining, prosecuting, and defending patents, utility models, and designs. she also advises on how to respect as well as how to avoid infringement of designs. in addition, her practice involves honoring employee inventions and advising on strategic decisions such as those regarding market launches of new products. dorothée has worked in the area of intellectual property since 1992 and represents international companies in various industries. dorothée is a member of the german association for the protection of intellectual property (grur), the international association for the protection of intellectual property (aippi), the licensing executives society (les) with active participation in the automotive working group, the german association of intellectual property experts (vpp), the european patent litigators association (eplit), the institute of professional representatives before the european patent office (epi), and the federal association of german patent attorneys.

    she has lectured on patent law at the goethe university in frankfurt since 2003 and is active in the alumni council at the university as well.

     

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    Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar
    Boehmert & Boehmert
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar

    Partner

    Boehmert & Boehmert

    Description :

    prof., dr. heinz goddar, a german patent attorney and european patent and trademark attorney, is partner of boehmert & boehmert and of forrester & boehmert, with his office at munich. technical background (as well as phd degree) in physics, with a focus on polymer physics. he teaches patent and licensing law as an honorary professor at the university of bremen, germany, as a lecturer at the munich intellectual property law center (miplc), munich, germany, as a visiting professor at the university of santa clara, ca, u.s.a., the university of washington, seattle, wa, u.s.a., and the national chengchi university, taipei, and as a consultant professor at the university of huazhong, wuhan, china. he is a member of the professors committee at the institute for international intellectual property (iipp) at peking university (pku), beijing, china, and of the advisory board of the tongji global intellectual property institute (tgipi), shanghai, china. prof. dr. goddar is an adjunct professor and an honorable consultant in international legal services at the national yunlin university of science and technology, yunlin, taiwan. he is also an associate judge at the senate for patent attorneys matters at the german federal court of justice and a director at the global institute of intellectual property (giip), delhi. he is a past president of les international and of les germany and has received the gold medal of les international.

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    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sigram Schindler
    TELES Patent Rights International
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sigram Schindler

    Founder & CEO

    TELES Patent Rights International

    Description :

    academic career: mainly self-financed university studies in berlin from 1956: applied mathematics, theoretical physics and abstract mathematics, with some art's studies. dissertation on the non-relativistic elementary particle theory (schrdinger theory), assistant at the berlin technical university, doctoral thesis on satellite mechanics (optimal orbit transfers). postdoctoral dissertation in the field of operating systems in information technology. from 1971: co-founder, as member of the respective board of the german federal government (being the academic it representative for berlin to the federal minister for research and technology) of the education programs in information sciences at the german universities. additionally from 1971: participation in the preparation, definition, foundation and administrative implementation of the department of information technology at the berlin technical university. since 1972: professor of operating systems (later also of communication systems) in the department of information technology at the tu berlin, where he has been a full professor since 1974. after several 1971 to 1998: chairman of a number of teaching and studies committees, research and development committees and examination boards for the various information sciences programs at the tu berlin. 1976 to 1994: collaboration in a number of national, european and international associations regarding the development, promotion and standardisation of future it technologies, in particular lan, telecommunications, text and security technologies. 1998: application for sabbatical leave from teaching responsibilities at tu berlin granted to allow a "hands-on approach" at teles ag (see below). 2001: emeritus status given at the attainment of retirement age. business career: 1983: foundation of teles as a limited liability company with shareholders' equity of fifty thousand dm: approved secondary activity as sole shareholder and managing director. 1996: transformation of teles gmbh to a public limited company with annual revenues of approx. dm 22 million, sole shareholder and ceo. from 1996: a series of national and international awards for teles. 1998: ipo of teles ag with annual revenues of approx. dm 100 million. since then majority shareholder and ceo. original focus of teles on the development and distribution of telecommunications technologies and systems. 1999: reorientation of teles commences as a result of a general decrease in the importance of telecommunications for growth companies. new focus on value-added internet services (webhosting, wireless broadband internet, weblearning). fast groundbreaking success in webhosting: the number of domains hosted by the group made teles one of the market leaders worldwide in a very short space of time. late 2004: sale of the webhosting business to freenet.de ag for over €130 million. combined with the sale of the weblearning sector in 2005, this leads to a shift in focus to the business sectors with the greatest growth potential for the forthcoming years: wireless broadband internet (skydsl services) and switching systems for voice and data services. since 2002/3: +member of the wirtschaftsrat der cdu1.

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    Prof. Prabuddha Ganguli
    Tezpur University
  • Prof. Prabuddha Ganguli

    MHRD IP Chair Professor

    Tezpur University

    Description :

    he is the ceo of ceo at vision-ipr offering services in management of intellectual property rights, information security and knowledge management. he is a leading international expert on ipr and a consultant to the world intellectual property organization for ipr capacity building, an expert on ipr policy to several governments and an elected fellow of the maharashtra academy of sciences. after several years in academic research, he worked in industry for 2 decades in diverse managerial roles including r&d, technology assessment, forecasting & transfer, knowledge management, factory management & business planning. he is honorary. scientific consultant for innovation and ipr matters to the office of the principal scientific adviser, government of india, a member of the advisory board of the iipi, washington, a member of the senate of national institute of fashion technology, india, a member of the advisory board of institute for intellectual property studies (iips), mumbai, and a member of the international editorial board of world patent information. he has also been teaching ipr and innovation management as adjunct faculty in various universities and institutions. he has over 50 publications in technical fields, over 60 publications in ipr and 5 books namely gearing up for patents--the indian scenario universities press (1998), intellectual property rights--unleashing the knowledge economy, tata mcgrawhill (2001), shaping the future, unido-wipo-imtma(2005), technology transfer issues in biotechnology-- a global perspective coedited with dr ben prickril and dr rita khanna published by wiley-vch (germany) (2009) and geographical indications--its evolving contours released in 2009. in february 2011 he was awarded "the chemtech pharma-bio world award 2011 for outstanding contribution in the field of intellectual property". the citation states: "the corporate world especially pharma industry has gained enormously from dr ganguli in terms of ipr related business activities. all these he has done to create and sustain an innovation-facilitating ecosystem in india for its economic growth. in recognition of his immense contribution and services, chemtech foundation is honoured to confer "outstanding contribution" award for intellectual property upon dr. prabuddha ganguli.

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    Professor Kamal Puri
    Queensland University of Technology
  • Professor Kamal Puri

    Professor of Intellectual Property

    Queensland University of Technology

    Description :

    professor puri was born in india. after obtaining three university degrees (ba, llb and llm), he won a scholarship to study for his doctorate (phd) at the australian national university, canberra, australia. he was admitted as a solicitor and barrister in the new zealand high court in wellington and was appointed as full professor of law at university of queensland in 1995, which position he now holds at the queensland university of technology (qut). professor kamal puri has established an international reputation in the fields of intellectual property and contracts, including public procurement, by dint of his scholarly publications and extensive contacts with national and international organizations. his contributions to research and scholarship are demonstrated by his six books and over 50 journal articles published in refereed journals in almost all parts of the world, e.g., uk, u.s., australia, japan, france and india. he has successfully completed numerous research projects at an international level at the invitation of unesco and wipo and several other national and regional organizations/institutions, including oxford and cambridge universities. his seminal work in the field of protection of cultural and intellectual property rights of indigenous peoples has helped him to gain an international reputation that has led to numerous funded invitations at international conferences. in particular, he was commissioned by unesco, spc (secretariat of the pacific communities, noumea, new caledonia) and pifs (pacific islands forum secretariat, suva, fiji) to draft a model law and guidelines for the legal protection of traditional knowledge and expressions of culture of pacific islands’ peoples. twenty-six pacific countries and territories endorsed the model law, drafted by him, on 17 september 2002 at a meeting in noumea. professor puri’s research interests include the fields of intellectual property law, protection of traditional knowledge and expressions of indigenous culture, contract law and public procurement law.professor puri has a long and successful career in teaching. his commitment to teaching and learning is confirmed by his commendations for teaching and learning on four occasions under the university of queensland’s excellence in teaching awards. professor puri has played significant role in administration and leadership at university level and through his wide contacts developed several useful international links. he has served his law faculty as deputy dean, acting dean and head. his emphasis on applying legal rules in the real world has led initially to his appointment as the foundation director of the intellectual property commercialisation unit, and presently as general manager, innovation and intellectual property management at the department of employment, economic development and innovation, queensland government, in conjunction with professorship of intellectual property at the queensland university of technology, brisbane, australia. he has been instrumental in establishing the new wipo-qut master of intellectual property law course (lw53) at qut, which is the first of its kind in the asia-pacific region. the first edition of this course was offered in february 2010 and he holds the position of program director.

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    R. Lakshminarayanan
    Samsung Electronics
  • R. Lakshminarayanan

    Head - IPR

    Samsung Electronics

    Description :

    lakshminarayanan leads the intellectual property rights (ipr) management in samsung research india - bangalore, towards systematic invention creation, securing enforceable protection for intellectual property & high-quality patent portfolio building. he has over 16 years of experience in the field of ipr, with specialization in enhancing invention quality and patenting of mobile software. prior to joining sri-b in y2011, lakshmi has held various positions in the patent departments of nokia, ge and ipvalue and also as a partner with a leading ip firm in india. he is a graduate in mechanical engineering from the institution of engineers (india) and also llb from karnataka state law university. he is also licensed to practice as patent agent before the indian patent office since year 2002. lakshminarayanan is a member of in-house ip professionals forum in india, a member of japan institute of invention & innovation and also has been frequent speaker in various ip conferences.

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    Rahul Dubey
    GE
  • Rahul Dubey

    Innovation Leader & IP Manager

    GE

    Description :

    rahul dubey is currently innovation leader & intellectual property manager with the ip group at ge global research center, located in bangalore. ge’s r&d center at bangalore works on research & innovation programs related to different technology verticals, catering to different ge businesses. rahul dubey has more than 9 years of experience in innovation planning, ip (intellectual property) analytics, building ip strategy, and ip monetization. he holds masters in technology from iit kanpur. his experience & expertise include innovation planning & strategy, ip portfolio development & management, technology licensing, and renewable energy policies. rahul has contributed to several internal and external technical publications and presented himself at several national and international conferences.

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    Rahul Vartak
    Roche
  • Rahul Vartak

    Director - Patents

    Roche

    Description :

    mr rahul vartak has completed an advanced degree in intellectual property from franklin pierce law center, concord, new hampshire, usa. he holds a master’s degree in synthetic organic chemistry as well as a bachelor’s in law degree from the mumbai university. he has worked in various pharmaceutical organizations since 1995 in the research as well as patent departments and has held key positions in patent departments of pharmaceutical companies .

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    Raj S. Dave
    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Raj S. Dave

    Partner

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

    Description :

    raj davé is a partner in the law firm's intellectual property practice and is located in the northern virginia office. he focuses on strategic intellectual property counseling, patent prosecution, dispute resolution, licensing, technology transactions, intellectual property mining and enforcement, reexamination and reissue practice, pre-litigation opinions and patent litigation. he is the leader of global pharma and has assembled a highly experienced team of experts from a cross-section of key practice areas, including health care, intellectual property, litigation involving abbreviated new drug application (anda) and paragraph iv suits, fda/regulatory, as well as antitrust, advertising, corporate & securities, corporate investigations, crisis management, employment law, executive compensation and benefits, export controls, finance, global sourcing, foreign corrupt practice act (fcpa), life sciences, public policy, tax, technology transactions, and trade secrets. the global generic pharmaceuticals market presents many opportunities for our clients through pillsbury, which has formed strategic alliances with major investment groups to finance anda litigations of generic pharmaceuticals.
    he represents u.s. and foreign clients in the areas of chemistry, biotechnology, physical science, materials and polymer science, life science, nanotechnology and electronics, in matters relating to biochips, bioinformatics, biophysics, biomedical, business method, combinatorial chemistry, composites and polymers, digital health, fuel cell, holographic and magnetic media, information technology, internet and software, lasers, medical devices, micro-electro-mechanical system (mems), optics, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and wireless devices. dr. davé experience includes counseling relating to anda challenges and generic drug litigation.

     

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    Rajeshwari Hariharan
    Rajeshwari & Associates
  • Rajeshwari Hariharan

    Founder

    Rajeshwari & Associates

    Description :

    rajeshwari & associates is law firm that specializes in intellectual property and handles the entire spectrum of legal matters including litigation, patent, trademark, copyright, design, information technology law, plant variety, regulatory affairs, information technology, entertainment, technology transfer and allied fields. we represent clients from india and all around the world, including large business houses, multinational companies and individuals. the firm provides practical advise on all issues. rajeshwari the founder, holds a master's degree in biotechnology and a bachelors degree in law. she has over 20 years of practice. her practice areas include patent litigation, counseling on contentious issues relating to intellectual property rights, rendering patentability opinions, licenses, assignments; prosecution of patent applications in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and biochemistry. she has authored several articles and is a regular speaker at various conferences and seminars throughout india and internationally. a few of her notable achievements include winning the first ever compulsory licence granted in india and representing indian companies in the novartis v union of india case.

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    Rana Gosain
    Daniel Advogados
  • Rana Gosain

    Senior Partner

    Daniel Advogados

    Description :

    rana gosain is a senior partner at daniel advogados. he has worked in the ip field since 1978 when he joined daniel advogados. his expertise covers patents, designs and litigation strategies with a special focus on life science and cool pharma issues. rana counsels clients on patent filing strategies and best obtaining patent protection. rana has a technical background in civil engineering and pursued a law course at the veiga de almeida university (uva) which he concluded in 2005. he is a brazilian intellectual property agent and a brazilian attorney registered at the brazilian bar association (rio de janeiro and são paulo). rana also holds a post graduate degree in intellectual property obtained from the puc university in collaboration with the brazilian pto. he has a strong focus on life sciences and is on the standing committee of aippi pharma. rana's current role in the daniel advogados law firm is to advise clients on a full range of intellectual property matters and to develop best strategies for protecting and managing ip portfolios.

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    Ranjeev Singh
    Singh Law, PLLC
  • Ranjeev Singh

    Attorney-at-Law

    Singh Law, PLLC

    Description :

    ranjeev singh, the founding member of the firm, has been practicing intellectual property law in the united states since 1999. ranjeev has a master's in electrical engineering from the university of maryland at college park and a law degree from the university of texas at austin. he started his legal career at the washington, dc headquarters of one of the country's top ip law firms, finnegan henderson. in his five years at finnegan, ranjeev litigated patent cases in federal district courts and provided clients with written non-infringement and invalidity opinions. ranjeev also prepared, filed and prosecuted dozens of patent applications in diverse technology areas, from telecommunications to business methods.

    after finnegan, ranjeev focused on patent portfolio management and patent counseling at the motorola spinoff, freescale semiconductor, inc. at freescale, ranjeev prepared and/or prosecuted over one hundred patent applications, resulting in 85 u.s. patents. ranjeev also reviewed outside counsels' legal work and directed foreign agents to file patent applications. ranjeev also played a significant role in cross-licensing discussions with other large companies in the u.s. and asia. his persuasion skills, technical prowess, and agility at the negotiation table earned the respect of clients and even prospective licensees.

    next, in 2010, ranjeev joined intellectual ventures, where he was the legal lead for iv's patent portfolio (a few thousand assets) related to semiconductors, memory, components & equipment sector worth over u.s. $100 billion in revenue. as the legal lead, ranjeev collaborated with a cross-functional team, including finance, business development, strategy, and engineering, and led the legal function for acquisitions, divestitures, and licensing engagements in this sector. ranjeev also: (1) led the development of assertion-based patent licensing offerings or sale offerings, and (2) negotiated patent license agreements, covenants not to sue, and standstill agreements. again, this work brought him face-to-face with clients and prospective licensees in the u.s., asia, and europe. many of the licensing or sale offerings closed, resulting in negotiated deals valued over us $500 million dollars.

    bar admissions: state bar of texas (1999), u.s. patent and trademark office (2000), district of columbia (2001), and state bar of virginia, associate member (2002).

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    Ravi Bhola
    K & S Partners
  • Ravi Bhola

    Partner

    K & S Partners

    Description :

    he has handled filing and prosecution of several thousands of patent applications for clients in diverse areas of technology such as biotechnology, bioinformatics, software, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronics, communication, and mechanical. he also has vast experience and expertise in the handling of design applications and issues related thereto.

    apart from the above, ravi regularly renders opinions on issues of patents and designs issues ranging from licensing, assignment, pre- and post-grant oppositions, freedom to operate, technology landscaping, due diligence, ip portfolio building strategy, patent pooling and assists clients in negotiations and enforcement of patent rights.

    he represents several multinational and domestic corporations on a variety of issues and works very closely with several start-ups and spin-offs. he regularly conducts patent workshops and ‘invention capturing sessions’ for clients.

    a regular speaker at various conferences and seminars, ravi is an avid reader of biographies and likes travelling.

    prior to joining the firm, ravi worked with a well-known multinational biotechnology corporation.

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    Richa Pandey
    Krishna & Saurastri Associates
  • Richa Pandey

    Partner

    Krishna & Saurastri Associates

    Description :

    richa pandey is a patent attorney and a partner with the delhi branch of krishna and saurastri associates. she is an advocate and a registered patent agent. her core work areas include patent filing, patent prosecution, patent opposition, patent litigation, patentability opinions, searches, invalidity opinions and portfolio management. ms. pandey holds a degree in law and a bachelor’s degree in science from the university of lucknow. she has been a guest speaker at various national & international conferences on intellectual property.

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    Richard Baddeley
    Watermark
  • Richard Baddeley

    Principal

    Watermark

    Description :

    richard is a patent attorney specialising in the field of chemical engineering and has been a principal of the firm of watermark since 1993. he represents a range of clients from the resources, petrochemical and automotive industries to it located in australia, india and overseas. richard specialises in patent drafting, prosecution, advice and enforcement across these industries and he has experience of ip litigation in australia and india. his interests also include the commercial resolution of disputes and issues associated with intellectual asset management. in particular, he advises on strategies to optimise protection and commercialisation of valuable intellectual property within the objectives and budgets available to his clients. richard is a regular presenter on topics in the field of intellectual asset management.

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    Robert L. Stoll
    Drinker Biddle & Reath
  • Robert L. Stoll

    Partner - Patents

    Drinker Biddle & Reath

    Description :

    robert l. stoll is a partner on the patent team at drinker biddle & reath llp and co-chair of the intellectual property group. in october of 2013, he was appointed by chief judge rader to a three-year term on the cafc advisory council. as the former uspto commissioner for patents, he was instrumental in the passage of landmark patent legislation, the america invents act, and lauded for his efforts to reduce patent pendency and improve patent quality. he has spent his career improving the intellectual property system and educating the public, applicants, corporations and foreign governments on the criticality of intellectual property to economic growth and job creation. the 2012 recipient of managing intellectual property magazine’s lifetime achievement in intellectual property award, he has a deep understanding of domestic and foreign intellectual property law. he was instrumental in the development and analysis of legislation concerning all areas of intellectual property and was one of the country’s leaders in establishing the u.s. government’s positions on international issues related to intellectual property. he earned his j.d. in 1985 from the catholic university of america and his b.s. degree in chemical engineering in 1979 from the university of maryland.

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    S. Chandrasekaran
    IP Appellate Board
  • S. Chandrasekaran

    IPR consultant & advocate

    IP Appellate Board

    Description :

    qualifications •graduated in engineering in electronics & communications engineering branch from psg college of technology in 1972 from madras university. •graduated in law in the year 1978 from bombay university with specialization in interpretation of statutes & principles of legislation. •obtained pg diploma in financial management from bombay university. employment career •joined as examiner of patents & designs in patent office, mumbai in may 1974. •promoted as assistant controller of patents & designs in may 1985. •promoted as deputy controller of patents & designs in november 1997. •promoted as joint controller of patents & designs in january 2003. •as controller general of patents, designs & trade marks from 2004 for three years •member(technical) judge in the intellectual property appellate board from 2nd april 2007 legal & court experiences •registered with the bar council & practicing as advocate & advising several clients on ipr. project experience •assisted the controller general of patents & designs in project modernization of the pis nagpur from 1992-1995. •worked as the project coordinator for 2 years in patent office, chennai. •as the national project coordinator from november 2003, handling the project modernization of the indian patent office. foreign training and seminars •undergone advanced training in patents examination & searching from royal swedish patent office at stockholm in sweden in september 1985 for 5 weeks. •undergone advanced training in industrial property from japan patent office at tokyo in japan in 1990 for 4 weeks. •undertook study tour to patent office, at uk; european patent office at munich & hague in netherlands; austrian patent office at vienna in austria; to know about modernized of patent system & patent information system in feb. 1993. •undergone advanced training in industrial property at osaka in japan in 1994 •participated in the wipo asian regional seminar on “valuation of intellectual property” conducted at korean patent office at dedaeuk in seoul in korea in sept. 1999 and thereafter undergone an advanced training in “administrative issues of patents & trade marks, at netherlands patents & trade marks office. •participated in wipo asian regional seminar on intellectual property strategy for economic development held at kuala lumpur in malaysia in dec.2003. •participated in wipo asian regional seminar on ipr at japan organized by the jpo in 2006, january. •participated in the heads of intellectual property offices conference at singapore in september 2006, organized by the epo and intellectual property office of singapore. professional bodies membership •fellow of the institution of valuers; associate member of the institution of engineers and also institution of electronics & telecommunication engineers

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    Sandhir Srivastava
    Thomson Reuters
  • Sandhir Srivastava

    Management Consulting

    Thomson Reuters

    Description :

    with more than a decade of experience in intellectual property, sandhir is focused on developing ip strategies and processes aimed at improving his client’s business goals. sandhir is a seasoned ip professional and revels in the diversity of technology, ip laws and business. he has a cross functional experience of serving clients in various industries such as semiconductors & electronics, software, oil & gas, biotechnology, automotive, optical media and solar energy.
    his broad range of practical experience provides him the ability to identify the unique requirements of each organization and develop a solution in close collaboration with them, including both corporate clients and law firms. after receiving his hons. degree in computer science at bits –pilani, sandhir has worked with leading kpos and corporate clients as an ip management consultant. he is also a patent agent and a certified patent valuation analyst.

     

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    Sanjeev K. Tiwari
    K & S Partners
  • Sanjeev K. Tiwari

    Partner

    K & S Partners

    Description :

    sanjeev leads the patent and design litigation practice at the firm. he specializes in enforcement, protection and dispute resolution in the areas of patent, design, plant varieties and biological diversity laws. besides he also handles transactional work including technology transfer and licensing agreements.

    he regularly renders opinions on the validity and enforcement of patents and designs, freedom to operate, infringement analysis and due diligence apart from managing patent portfolios of clients.

    sanjeev regularly appears before the indian patent office, intellectual property appellate board and various district and high courts as well as the supreme court of india in connection with enforcement of patents and designs.

    prior to joining the firm in 2008, sanjeev practiced as an independent lawyer before the high court of delhi for 9 years, handling commercial and corporate litigation.

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    Satish Tiwary
    Airbus India
  • Satish Tiwary

    Head - IP

    Airbus India

    Description :

    experienced professional with extensive knowledge and skills in technology development, ip strategy, competitive intelligence and people leadership.

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    SHRAVAN KUMAR BANSAL
    United IPR
  • SHRAVAN KUMAR BANSAL

    Senior Partner

    United IPR

    Description :

    mr. shravan kumar bansal, is a renowned expert in ipr litigation, counterfeiting and anton pillar actions. mr. bansal is a science graduate in the field of botany, zoology and biotechnology armed with a degree in law and substantial expertise in patent litigation. with experience spanning over 20 years in litigation he also has expertise in prosecution and enforcement of patents, trademark and copyright cases. he advises clients on diverse aspects of intellectual property including ownership and enforcement matters in india and abroad. he is on the panel of number of indian as well as international companies and tradeoriented organizations. he is an active member of accredited international ipr organizations including ecta (european communities trademarks association), marques (association of european trademarks association) and also a member of various committees under international trademark association (inta) since 1995 viz., public relations committee (19992001), madrid agreement committee (20012003), trade dress committee (20032005) and is presently a member of anti counterfeiting committee under the middle east, africa, southwest asia (measa) subcommittee. he has to his credit several landmark ipr reported judgments passed by different courts in india.

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    Shreedhar Parundekar
    Mercedes-Benz India
  • Shreedhar Parundekar

    Brand Protection Manager, Legal Affairs – South Asia

    Mercedes-Benz India

    Description :

    shreedhar is heading a brand protection management for south-asia for brand mercedes-benz, independently handling issues related to ipr infringements, online sale of counterfeits, ipr registrations, custom proceedings, ipr enforcement issues, cyber crime investigations and ipr litigation. he is successfully implementing anti-counterfeit policies, initiating brand protection awareness campaigns all over india through company dealership & service stations platforms, actively representing daimler ag through mercedes-benz india across south-asia and taking strict actions against manufacturer and exporter / importer of counterfeit spare-parts.
    his area of expertise comprises both ipr litigation and ipr enforcement. shreedhar is a law graduate (bsl.llb) with ipr as a special subject from pune university & post-graduated (llm – business laws & ipr) from the new law college, bharati vidyapeeth university, pune. shreedhar was honored with a “gold medal” from new law college, bharati vidyapeeth university, pune in the year 2007 for his outstanding performance in the diploma ipr studies. he has a career span of over 9 years, especially in the field of intellectual property and ipr enforcement.

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    Shri. D. V. Sadananda Gowda
    Govt. of India
  • Shri. D. V. Sadananda Gowda

    Hon'ble Minister of Law and Justice

    Govt. of India

    Description :

    shri. sadananda gowda was born to sri venkappa gowda and smt kamala, on 18th march 1953 at devaragunda, in a backward village mandekolu in sullia taluk, dakshina kannada district. he completed his high school education at board high school, sullia and graduated in b.sc. from st.pilomena’s college, puttur. he obtained his degree in law from vaikunta baliga college of law . as a student, he was very active in student union activities and was known for his oratory skills. he became general secretary of the student union of the law college. subsequently he became the district general secretary of abvp. in 1976, he started practicing law both at sullia and puttur. he was a public prosecutor for a brief period in sirsi, uttara kannada district, but resigned his job to concentrate on social service and political career. he began his political career as a member of the jan sangh. he was president of the party’s sullia assembly segment. after the split of the janata party, he became a member of the bjp. later on he served the bjp as dakshina kannada bjp yuva morcha president, dakshina kannada bjp vice-president, state bjp yuva morcha secretary (1983-88), state bjp secretary (2003-04) and national secretary of the party (2004). he was elected to the karnataka legislative assembly in 1994 and 1999 from the puttur assembly constituency in dakshina kannada. he became deputy leader of the opposition in his second term as mla. he has served in various committees of the karnataka state legislature including the cell for preparing draft bill on prohibiting atrocities on women, the committee of energy, fuel and power, and the committee for public undertaking. he was nominated as the president of the public accounts committee in 2003. he was elected to the 14th lok sabha in 2004 from the mangalore lok sabha constituency, defeating sri veerappa moily of the indian national congress by a margin of 32,314 votes. in 2009, the party shifted him to udupi-chikmagalur constituency. in parliament, he was on the committee on science & technology, environment & forests. in the 14th lok sabha, he was a member of the committee on commerce. government of india had appointed him as director of coffee board during january 2005. in 2006, sadananda gowda was appointed as president of karnataka state bjp. he earned national prominence being the president when bjp won the assembly election for the first time in south india in may 2008. he was elected to the 15th lok sabha from udupi chikmagalur constituency before he became the chief minister of karnataka. he was chosen as the chief minister of karnataka in augsut 2011 following the resignation of his mentor shri b.s.yeddyurappa. as chief minister, he strived hard to improve the image of his party that had been tarnished due to allegations of corruption. he introduced various schemes such as sakaala, aimed at providing time bound services at government offices.

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    Soh Kar Liang
    Ella Cheong LLC
  • Soh Kar Liang

    Director

    Ella Cheong LLC

    Description :

    kar liang is a graduate of the national university of singapore. he practices intellectual property and information technology law. he has represented, guided and supported key client accounts from diverse fields ranging from high-tech microprocessors to consumer food and beverage industries in both contentious and non-contentious matters along the ip value chain. as the first singaporean appointed as a domain name panellist by the world intellectual property organisation, kar liang regularly adjudicates on domain name disputes under the uniform dispute resolution policy. he is also a domain name panellist of the regional arbitration centre of kuala lumpur and a principal mediator of the singapore mediation centre. kar liang is an active participant of various local and foreign professional and business organisations, including serving as honorary advisor of the chinatown business association. he also contributes regularly to professional publications on intellectual property and information technology subjects and is frequently invited to speak on topics in these fields both locally and regionally at conferences, seminars, workshops and expert panels.

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    Soumik Das
    Thomson Reuters
  • Soumik Das

    Solution Consultant

    Thomson Reuters

    Description :

    soumik is an intellectual property professional with numerous years of experience in this industry. he has worked on various projects that included executing various patent research and analytics projects. additionally, he has also worked on patent drafting and prosecution projects.

    currently, he is employed as a solution consultant in intellectual property & science in thomson reuters. he is responsible for consulting clients to build intellectual property portfolio using thomson reuters solutions. in this process, he trains clients who are using various thomson reuters ip solutions in order to assist the clients in fulfilling their ip requirements.

    soumik is an engineering graduate in electronics and instrumentation technology from m.s. ramaiah institute of technology and has completed his post graduate diploma in intellectual property from national law school of india university.

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    Soumya P. Panda
    Rothwell Figg
  • Soumya P. Panda

    Associate

    Rothwell Figg

    Description :

    soumya p. panda concentrates his practice on patent matters within the electrical engineering field including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, litigation, and representation of clients in post grant procedures and ex parte reexamination proceedings. mr. panda has extensive experience in patent matters involving technologies such as wireless communications, satellite networks, digital signal and image processing, computer simulation of multi core processors and computational geometry for video graphics, cloud computing, semiconductors, optics, and medical imaging devices.

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    STEPHANIE S.Y.CHEUNG
    F.Zimmern & Co.
  • STEPHANIE S.Y.CHEUNG

    CONSULTANT

    F.Zimmern & Co.

    Description :

    ms. stephanie cheung is a veteran solicitor from hong kong with over 30 years of experience. her practice areas cover intellectual property, entertainment, commercial law, family law, wills and probate, education law and general litigation. she is also a notary public, an accredited mediator for general disputes, family mediator, parenting co-ordinator. she has served at various times as acting master of the high court of hong kong.

    stephanie served on the working party of the law society of hong kong to publish their ethics handbook called “the hong kong solicitors’ guide to professional conduct” (for all 3 editions), and is the current chairperson of the hong kong law society guidance committee. she is external examiner for city university of hong kong. ms. cheung’s interests also cover social and political issues. she is a regular writer for the south china morning post and is currently an associate member of the hong kong government’s central policy unit.

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    Subhadip Sarkar
    Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Subhadip Sarkar

    Senior Director

    Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Description :

    subhadip works for cognizant as the senior director and manages intellectual property, licensing, alliances and government affairs for the company. he is responsible for establishing and driving the ip and technology licensing strategies and implementing various ip practices across the company.

    he has extensive work experience in the field of technology and ip management. subhadip has been instrumental in incubating the ip practice for large corporations from scratch. he has extensive experience in managing multi-scenario ip strategies, risk and compliance management, licensing and commercialization of ip, deal negotiation, m&a, govt. affairs and public policy etc. he has to his credit several papers and articles/book chapters in national and international journals/conference / books and patents. he is an active player in the ip committees at cii, ficci, amcham, lesi, among others.

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    Suman Kumar Bhattacharya
    Unilever
  • Suman Kumar Bhattacharya

    Patent Attorney

    Unilever

    Description :

     my current work includes:- 
    - drafting patent specification
    - assessment of invention disclosure with respect to the prior art for determining novelty and inventive step.
    - prosecution of patent application in different jurisdiction e.g. in, ep, jp, cn, ru, us, kr and all other major patent offices across the globe.
    - managing patent portfolio for different categories of businesses
    - providing training for r&d (scientists and managers) on ipr
    - providing freedom to operate opinion (patent clearance) for new product launches
    - opposition (including drafting the written statement, reply statement, proving argument on hearing)
    - forming patent strategy for key categories and projects
    - pct filing and prosecution of pct application
    - new design registration and prosecution
    - competitor monitoring
    - providing direction to the business with respect to the technological position.
    - agreement (confidential, service, joint development etc) work for r&d

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    Sumantra Mukherjee
    KPMG
  • Sumantra Mukherjee

    Director – Intellectual Property, Contracts & Compliance

    KPMG

    Description :

    qualifications:
    chartered accountant, icai
    certified internal auditor, u.s.
    b.com. (hons.)

    experience:
    sumantra has over 11 years of post qualification experience in big 4 consulting

    he has been involved in multiple assignments pertaining to process reviews, internal audits, contract risk & compliance audits, management audits, channel audits, software license compliance, software asset management and sox 404 compliance

    sumantra has worked in various industry verticals including software, manufacturing, hospitality, telecom, infrastructure, consumer goods, automotive, outsourcing

    he is in the ipr national committee of confederation of indian industry (cii) and federation of indian chambers of commerce and industry (ficci)

    areas of specialization:
    ip process reviews
    royalty reviews
    ip due diligence
    software license compliance
    software asset management

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    Surendra Vyas
    Shell Technology India
  • Surendra Vyas

    Seasoned patent strategy and analysis professional

    Shell Technology India

    Description :

    surendra has been associated with shell technology centre bangalore as a patent landscape analyst for more than 7 years. in his role, he supports multiple technology groups within shell by working with technologists and attorneys to extract and interpret patent information. surendra has a total of 13+ years of experience in the field of intellectual property after graduating from iit roorkee with a b.tech in electrical engineering.

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    Tabrez Ahmad
    eBay Inc.
  • Tabrez Ahmad

    Director Corporate Affairs

    eBay Inc.

    Description :

    tabrez ahmad is secretary general of the organisation of pharmaceutical producers of india (oppi) - a premier association of research and innovation driven pharma/bio-tech/medical devices mncs in india.

    tabrez has over 22 years of diverse experience in legal practice, business development and public policy in india and america. before moving to oppi, he was director ip at microsoft corporation; responsible for ipr initiatives, technology standards, interoperatibility, tech neutrality and cyber security. he also researched on intellectual property at the george washington university, usa.

    he headed software, hardware, telecom, e-business and ip divisions of ficci during 1997 - 2005. at ficci, he promoted indian businesses in usa, japan, britain, germany, france, sweden, latvia, saudi arabia, dubai, sharjah, abu dhabi, oman, and asean countries. he championed investments friendly climate in these markets for indian companies and technology transfer to india.

    tabrez co-chairs the ipr committee of assocham and chairs the public policy division of indian national bar association. he did masters in international business management from indian institute of foreign trade, mca from bharat university and llm - ip from george washington university.

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    Taranpreet S Lamba
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Taranpreet S Lamba

    Vice President - IPM

    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

    Description :

    mr. taranpreet singh lamba is currently working as general manager of intellectual property management in glenmark pharmaceuticals limited, mumbai. he has more than 12 years of experience in the patent with specific focus in patentability aspect of innovations, managing patent portfolios, life cycle management infringement matters and oppositions for various countries including india, russia, brazil, mexico, europe and us in the field of nce, generics and biotechnology. taranpreet singh lamba has written articles on important intellectual property issues and has spoken at various national and international conferences on ip matters. mr. taranpreet singh lamba is a pharmacy graduate and has done m. tech in pharmaceutical technology from niper and has further also done specialization in patent law.

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    Tarun Khurana
    Khurana And Khurana Advocates
  • Tarun Khurana

    Partner

    Khurana And Khurana Advocates

    Description : tarun has over 12 years of experience in a broad range of intellectual property subject matters. tarun is among the top 12 patent prosecution practitioners in india as rated by iam and has executed numerous assignments related to exercises of patent portfolio creation, protection, prosecution, litigation, valuation and commercialization for over 1750 indian and international corporates ranging from small start-ups to fortune 5 companies including google, abb, emerson, bell helicopter, l&t, cipla, piramal, alembic, glenmark, mastercard, flsmidth, halliburton, iisc, tejas networks, ameriprise, haier, electra, indian oil corporation, cdot, cdac, battelle, tata institute of fundamental research, crompton greaves, furuno, liteon corporation, matrix cellular, among many others. tarun focuses on the patent preparation, patent valuation, commercialization, prosecution and litigation opinions for electronics, computer implemented, and mechanical subject matters. tarun has, apart from handling indian and international clients for filing and prosecuting cases in india, helped numerous us and european patent attorneys in providing patent support services including patentability searches, invalidation searches, fto, infringement analysis, patent preparation and responding to office actions. tarun is very well versed with the us and indian patent laws and has been practicing in the domain for the last 12 years. tarun has drafted and prosecuted over 900 patent applications and represents large corporates on complex infringement and invalidation matters. tarun has a bachelors in engineering from pune university, a masters in software systems from bits pilani, bachelors in law, an mba from iim lucknow, and is in pursuit of his phd. he also has certifications from iit delhi, wipo, asian school of cyber laws, indian law institute, and international software testing board among many others. tarun is also a regular speaker at numerous institutes and corporates including ntpc, indian oil corporation, moserbaer, iim lucknow, assocham, managing intellectual property (mip), nalsar, iit roorkee, ongc, delhi technical university, and tata chemical among many others.
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    Terry Ludlow
    Chipworks
  • Terry Ludlow

    Chairman & CEO

    Chipworks

    Description :

    terry ludlow is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer (ceo) of chipworks. he is a recognized leader and pioneer in the use of advanced semiconductor reverse engineering processes to support innovative product design and to extract maximum value from intellectual property (ip). business leaders, technical teams, and legal counsel alike regularly turn to terry for strategic guidance on a broad range of ip issues including improving innovation programs, detecting patent infringement, protecting a competitive position, and strategies for optimizing the value of a technology portfolio. both terry and chipworks’ president julia elvidge have been recognized as two of the world’s most foremost intellectual property strategists by intellectual asset management magazine (iam). terry founded chipworks in 1992 with the vision and goal of offering the most accurate and reliable patent and competitive intelligence across a broad range of products and manufacturers. under his guidance and leadership, the company has grown from a handful of technology enthusiasts to become one of the largest and most respected patent and technology analyst companies with the most sophisticated in-house technical labs in the world. the company now employees over 120 full-time dedicated employees and delivers services around the globe from offices in canada, europe, japan, taiwan, and korea. as ceo, terry continues to be a visionary voice and lead strategist to companies seeking to build a competitive advantage, and protect and grow the potential of their intellectual property. an exceptional and well-travelled speaker, terry frequently addresses industry conferences including the ipbc, and the licensing executives society (les). he holds numerous patents for his reverse engineering innovations and regularly authors articles for publications around the world.

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    Tulip De
    S.S. Rana & Co.
  • Tulip De

    IP attorney

    S.S. Rana & Co.

    Description :

    tulip de is an ip attorney at s.s. rana & co. she completed her b.a.llb. (hons.) from national law university, odisha in 2014. she is proficient in all aspects of trademarks and copyright including prosecution of trade mark applications before the indian trade marks office, searches, drafting assignments, ip enforcement, copyright applications, ip and civil litigation, and providing opinions related to queries on trademarks and corporate matters.

    tulip also takes a keen interest in patent laws, commercial and business laws, and the various developments in these fields globally. she has a flair for writing and regularly submits articles for the firm’s newsletter. when not pretending to be busy working, tulip is found strumming her guitar or clicking around for her photography page.

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    V. Lakshmikumaran
    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
  • V. Lakshmikumaran

    Founder & Managing Partner

    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

    Description :

    lakshmi kumaran is the founder and managing partner of the law firm ‘lakshmi kumaran & sridharan’ (l&s). he specializes in indirect taxes such as customs, excise and service tax, wto agreements, international trade laws, intellectual property laws and corporate laws. lakshmi kumaran has handled several high profile litigations in the supreme court of india. his clients include many well known fortune-500 companies and big indian corporate houses. before starting private practice, he held many important positions in the indian revenue service. lakshmi kumaran was actively involved in customs and excise policy formulation and legislation. he founded l&s in 1985 and since then, has represented the interests of many international clients at various judicial fora. as a delegate of the international chamber of commerce, he has attended the wco-hs (world customs organization – harmonised system) committee meetings on classification in brussels. lakshmi kumaran has addressed the wco gatt valuation workshop on customs valuation. a prolific speaker, he regularly delivers talks on diverse topics such as international trade, taxes and ip laws etc. at acclaimed institutions in india and abroad. he has also written extensively on taxation and trade remedy laws for various publications. qualifications: m.sc.( mathematics), university of madras ll.b. (law), university of madras

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    Vaibhav Khanna
    Sterlite Technologies
  • Vaibhav Khanna

    Head - IP

    Sterlite Technologies

    Description :

    vaibhav khanna is a recognized intellectual property specialist and the head of intellectual of sterlite-elitecore (india). sterlite is a $450 million a year globally established telecom products manufacturer and telecom network provider. sterlite is a subsidiary of uk based global giant 15 billion usd vedanta resources plc.

    vaibhav has over 14 years’ experience in this field which extends to all aspects of intellectual property, including patent portfolio building, licensing, and litigation. at sterlite, he has continuously developed and leveraged intellectual property opportunities to grow the company’s bottom line, acquire new customers and sustainably retain existing ones. he is primarily responsible for driving strategic ip transactions and end-to-end ip solutions delivery for the group of companies.

    he has a proven track record of developing and evolving ip functions in telecom, consumer electronics and energy.

    prior to sterlite, vaibhav had formidable ip experience from his experience at moser baer as the head of intellectual property. he was instrumental in developing a patent portfolio of 150+ patents, managing 17 licensing transactions, negotiating 4 global litigation disputes, and monetizing the patent portfolio into considerable revenues.

    before joining moser baer, he had a stint at evalueserve, an intellectual property industry leader. in addition, he has significant experience in technology assessment and product design gained from working with reliance industries, a global leader in oil and gas. he has a bachelors’ of technology in mechanical engineering from i.s.m. dhanbad, india and was highly trained in intellectual property law (national law school, india) and intellectual property management and technology transfer/licensing (society for technology management).

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    Vaidya D. P.
    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
  • Vaidya D. P.

    Executive Partner

    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

    Description :

    vaidya heads the engineering team. he is responsible for engineering and patent consultancy services. he has rich experience in technology deployment involving implementation of telecom and it infrastructure, software development, and development of electronic and mechanical components. he has handled and managed large ip projects for multiple national and international clients involving framing ip strategy and ip implementation framework, assisting clients to identify inventions, drafting patent specifications, performing infringement analysis, patentability analysis, and invalidity analysis. before joining l & s in 2007, he handled a variety of roles including that of vice-president, business head, and cio at hughes communi¬cations india limited (hcil). vaidya has to his credit, a work experience of more than 38 years. he has worked in some of the world’s most respected multinational companies, such as larsen & toubro, philips india, and hughes. he was a guest faculty at management institute for subjects like business processes, it, and supply chain management. he has served as president of vsat services pro¬viders association of india; and also as vice- president of internet service providers association of india.

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    Vanessa Halle
    Nico Halle & Co.
  • Vanessa Halle

    Director – Intellectual Property

    Nico Halle & Co.

    Description :

    vanessa halle has extensive experience advising clients in all aspects of intellectual property including trademarks, patents, utility models, industrial designs, copyright, and domain name disputes in the oapi jurisdiction. she also manages the day-to-day operation of ip registrations, maintenance, and litigations. vanessa has also drafted numerous validity and infringement opinions, as well as counselled clients on strategic areas such as procurement, licensing, infringement seizures, investigations, and pre-litigation considerations.
    vanessa is a regular speaker and writer on ip law issues, and has contributed articles for ippro magazine. vanessa works closely with leading ip professionals around the world and has expertise in the coordination of international and parallel ip proceedings.
    vanessa was called to the bar of england and wales by the honorable society of lincoln’s inn, as well as the cameroon bar. she is a full-fledged barrister and solicitor practicing in cameroon.

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    Vanessa P. Bailey
    Intel Corporation
  • Vanessa P. Bailey

    Senior Intellectual Property Policy Counsel

    Intel Corporation

    Description :

    vanessa is senior intellectual property policy counsel at intel corporation where she counsels on all aspects of patent, copyright and trade secret policy, and legislative reform. she has broad intellectual property experience in both law firms as well as in-house having worked at jones day and dorsey & whitney, and over 10 years at nokia and nokia siemens networks where she developed litigation and licensing strategy including global and domestic issues on frand and seps, and managed various multi-jurisdictional patent litigation cases in japan, china, germany, united states, france, england, belgium, and the netherlands. vanessa received her undergraduate degree in management information systems and her j.d. from the university of texas at austin. she has a ll.m. from the university of london, queen mary and westfield college in commercial law with a specialization in international patent law. in addition to u.s. courts, she is also admitted to practice before the courts of england and wales as a u.k. solicitor.

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    Willem F. Gadiano
    Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.
  • Willem F. Gadiano

    Partner

    Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

    Description :

    mr. gadiano has over 25 years of experience working on intellectual property related matters. mr. gadiano concentrates his practice on intellectual property prosecution, licensing, transactions, litigation and counseling. he is consistently called upon by high level executives and decision makers in the chemical and biotechnological communities for his experience and skills in assessing risks and negotiating win-win solutions. he has broad experience advising clients on a wide range of legal and business issues affecting biotech, pharmaceutical, chemical and technology companies, universities and other non-profit institutions in developing strategies that protect and leverage their intellectual property to optimize valuation and maximize commercial success. he regularly represents clients before the u.s. patent and trademark office, u.s. courts.
    he has considerable experience in technology driven transactions in which he conducts ip due diligence reviews, negotiates and advises companies or investors in business related agreements, corporate financing and ip asset valuation and monetization deals (royalty/revenue stream purchases and securitizations). he has represented a variety of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and dietary supplement companies/technologies, as well as internet and e-commerce enterprises and software businesses on ip issues and transactions ranging from inbound and outbound licensing, drug discovery and development deals, joint research and development collaborations, manufacture and supply arrangements distribution and reseller relationships, outsourcing agreements, and asset purchase and sale agreements, co-marketing agreements, software development and hosting projects, internet/web relationships, strategic joint ventures/alliances, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, etc. he has conducted hundreds of ip due diligence investigations and transaction negotiations for some of the most sophisticated companies and respected investors. mr. gadiano regularly conducts right-to-use/freedom-to-operate and patent validity studies.
    mr. gadiano received his b.a. degree from wittenberg university and his j.d. degree from american university's washington college of law in washington, d.c. he was also a member of the adjunct faculty at the university of maryland university college where he taught intellectual property law.
    mr. gadiano is registered to practice before the united states patent and trademark office and is a member of the district of columbia bar, the virginia state bar, united states court of appeals for the federal circuit and united states district courts for the eastern and western districts of virginia.

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    Xitang Xie
    Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office
  • Xitang Xie

    Partner

    Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office

    Description :

    xitang xie is a partner of shanghai patent & trademark law office, llc.. he obtained a bs degree in chemistry and an ms degree in information science both from east china normal university. he has practiced ip for more than 23 years. he has extensive experience in ip management and patent strategy. he is recoginzed as all china patent information elite and an expert consulatent listed by shanghai government. he is a member of the all china patent agents association, china information science association and shanghai scientific & technological consultation society and aippi etc..”

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    Yashawant Dev Panwar
    TIFAC
  • Yashawant Dev Panwar

    Scientist 'E'

    TIFAC

    Description :

    yashawant dev panwar is m.sc. physics from mds university, ajmer, rajasthan specialised in microwave electronics and m. tech in future studies and planning from devi ahilya university, indore. his doctoral research is in progress at iit delhi on management of intellectual property.

    he is presently working with patent facilitating centre (pfc) of tifac since 1997. in pfc he is responsible for filing and prosecuting patents in india and other countries. these patents and other ip applications are filed on behalf of academic institutions and government r&d institutions. he is also supervising conducting of patent searches in all subject areas for ascertaining the novelty of the inventions, freedom to operate searches as well as state of art searches. his responsibilities also includes organising patent awareness workshops on ipr in different parts of the country. he had been coordinating with patent information centres (pics) opened by pfc/dst at state capitals in association with state s&t councils and still providing technical guidance to these centres. besides his core duties as mentioned above he is involved in other activities of tifac as well; like study on s&t manpower, ip policy issues, foresight studies etc.

    he has performed internship on ip management and technology transfer at national institute of health (nih), usa and has taken training on patent searches at european patent office, vienna, austria. he also had undergone training of trainers of ipr at jiii, tokyo.

    he has taken as well conducted number of trainings on patent searches and other ipr and wto issues. he is also a registered patent agent.

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    Yohei Sugahara
    Japan External Trade Organization
  • Yohei Sugahara

    Director

    Japan External Trade Organization

    Description :

    yohei sugahara has played diverse roles in japan patent office apart from being a patent examiner in biotechnology division of third patent examination department. he has currently been made in charge of ipr department at jetro new delhi as director. mr. sugahara has over 15 years of work experience in the field of patent examination and other patent related tasks. he holds msc degree in management of intellectual property from queen mary college, university of london. he specializes in the field of chemistry and biotechnology.

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