Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Inaugural session

Grand Ball Room

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

Chief Guest:
Dr. A. S. Pillai, Founder, BrahMos Aerospace

Distinguished Guests - 
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sigram Schindler, Founder & CEO, TELES Patent Rights International, Germany
- Ms. Azy S. Kokabi, Partner, Sughrue Mion Pllc, USA
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand, India
- Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, India
- Mr. Narendra Sabharwal, Chairman, FICCI IPR Committee, India

-Ing. Sigram Schindler  A. Sivathanu Pillai Azy S. Kokabi Dhanpat Ram Agarwal Hari Subramaniam Heinz Goddar Narendra Sabharwal Pravin Anand V. Lakshmikumaran

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee break and networking session

Pre Function Area

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Plenary Session I - Ideas, IP and Commercialisation

Grand Ball Room

Speaker - 
- Mr. Beat Weibel, Chief IP Counsel, Siemens, Germany - IP Management and Digitalization: What are the new challenges and how can these best be mastered?
Mr. Ganapathy Narayanan, Head - Corporate IPR Group, Tata Consultancy Services, India
- Ms. Archana Shanker, Senior Partner, Anand and Anand, India - Interface and syngery between OC and in-house counsels
- Ms. Meenu Chandra, Senior Attorney Manager, IP& DCU Lead (India Region) at Microsoft Corp. (India) Pvt.Ltd - IP Azure Advantage program 
- Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, India
- Dr. Manoj Madhukar Haridas, Head - IP, ITC Limited, India - Global Patent Strategies for Indian Organizations

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

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Break & Networking Session

Pre function area

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session I - Innovations in the Automobile Industry

Grand Ball Room I

Moderator -
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany

Speaker -
- Mr. Derek Richmond, of Coundel, Harness Dickey, USA
- Mr. Tarun Khurana, Partner, Khurana And Khurana Advocates, India
- Dr. Shankar Venugopal, echnology Leader, Prolific Inventor & Innovation Coach - Focus on Disruptive, Mahindra & Mahindra - Innovation and IP Strategy for Sustainable Mobility - Electric, Connected and Autonomous vehicle technologies
Aditi Chopra, Microsoft

André Frieden Derek Richmond Heinz Goddar Shankar M Venugopal Tarun Khurana

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Grand Ball Room II

Speaker - 
- Prof. Dr. V. C. Vivekanandan, Founder Dean, Bennett University, India, - Digitalization and Challenges to legitimate access to copyrighted contents to the public
- Mr. Zameer Nathani, Director-Legal, Raymond, India - Movie remakes and the Copyright question
- Dr. Marlena Jankowska, Assistant Professor, University of Silesia, Poland
- Mr. Omesh Puri Associate Partner LexOrbis India - Copyright Enforcement and Challenges in Media and Entertainment industry
- Mr. Naresh Kilaru, Partner, Finnegan, US

Marlena Jankowska Naresh Kilaru Omesh Puri V. C.Vivekanandan Zameer Nathani

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session III - Pharma and the Patent System

Neptune

Speaker - 
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Timothy H. Kratz, Kratz & Barry LLP
- Dr. Ute Kilger, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
- Dr. A.K.S. Bhujanga Rao, President - R&D and Technical, NATCO Pharma, India

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

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Coffee Break And Networking Session

Pre Function Area

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session IV - IoT and challenges for Electronic industry

Grand Ball Room I

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

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

Maaike van Velzen Patrick C. Keane Stefan Schohe Stephan Wolke

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session V - Harmonisation of Trade Secret laws

Grand Ball Room II

Moderator-
- Mr. Clive Thorne, Special Counsel, Baker Botts LLP, England

Speaker -
- Mr. Jay A. Erstling, Of Counsel, Patterson Thuente IP, US
- Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand, India
- Dr. Claudia Pappas, Head - Trademark Dept., ThyssenKrupp AG, Germany
- Mr. Abhai Pandey, Partner, LexOrbis, India
- Dr. Akshay Kant Chaturvedi, Associate VP-IP & BD, Granules India - Hatch-Waxman Act and Generics

Abhai Pandey Akshaya Kant Chaturvedi Claudia Pappas Clive Thorne Jay A. Erstling Pravin Anand

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session VI - Energizing your Innovation and IP strategies

Neptune

Speaker -
- Mr. Satish Tiwary, Head - IP, Airbus India, - How to Leverage IP Landscapes to Gain a Competitive Advantage
- Mr. Avaronnan Harish Chandran, Patent Manager, Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd., India - Best practices while conducting a FTO study
- Mr. Faiz ur Rahman, Senior Manager, Wipro, India
- Dr. Nar Subramanian, IP Manager, Tata Consultancy Services, India - Finding the white space in your market; How does patent analysis support innovation management
- Dr. Nagesh Kadaba, Senior Advisor, ipCapital Group Inc., USA - Virtual Innovation, a systematic invention creation methodology

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

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop Session I (Teles PRI)

Neptune

Moderator -
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert (Germany)

Speakers- 
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sigram Schindler, Founder & CEO, TELES Patent Rights International - Specification of a Patent’s Digitized ETCI in IDL in the IES Prototype
- Dorte Schonberg, Dipl.-Math, TELES Patent Rights International - The IES Prototype: The Machine for Testing an ETCI for Satisfying SPL – A Demonstration
- Prof. Bernd Wegner, Mathematics Department, TELES - A Mathematical KR Model for Claim Interpretation & Construction

-Ing. Sigram Schindler  Bernd Wegner Doerte Schoenberg Heinz Goddar

Day 2 - Wednesday, 24th January, 2018

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Plenary Session II - Startups and IP

Grand Ball Room

Speaker - 
- Mr. Kanwal Rai, Vice President, Wells Fargo, India - Why patents should be part of every start up’s risk mitigation strategy? 
- Mr. Adrian Bradley, Partner, Cleveland Scott York, UK - How IP create opportunities and open doors
- Mr. Ravi Bhola, Partner, K & S Partners, India - Have IP assets, need money: Role of IP start investment
- Mr. Anil Jagalur, Senior Consultant, LexOrbis, India - Why patents should be part of every start up’s risk mitigation strategy?
- Mrs. Pragya Dixit, Chief Entrepreneur & Co-Founder, Prasu, India - Creative upstarts and startups : How IP creates opportunities and opens doors? 

Adrian Bradley Anil Jagalur Kanwal Rai Pragya Dixit Ravi Bhola

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee Break and Networking Session

Pre function area

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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

Grand Ball Room

Speaker -
- Mr. Amarjit Singh, President, AIPPI (Indian Group), India
- Mr. Martyn Fish, Partner, HGF Law LLP, UK
- Mr. Phillip Abraham, Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Vladimir Biriulin, Partner, Gorodissky & Partners
- Mr. Nathan C. Belzer, Founder, Belzer PC, USA
- Mr. Arvind Gopal, Microsoft

Amarjit Singh Arvind G Martyn Fish Nathan C. Belzer Phillip Abraham Vladimir Biriulin

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Break & Networking Session

Pre function area

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session VII -IP Prosecution

Grand Ball Room I

Speaker - 
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
Mr. Andy Camenisch, Partner, HGF Limited, UK
- Mr. Gregory L. Maurer, Partner, Klarquist Sparkman, United States - Efficiency and Transparency through Automation in IP Prosecution
- Dr. Torsten Exner, Partner, Michalski Hüttermann & Partner Patent Attorneys  - Possession of the invention at the priority date
Dr. Shantanu Basu, Director, Basu IP, PC

Andy Camenisch Gregory L. Maurer Hari Subramaniam Shantanu Basu Torsten Exner

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Grand Ball Room II

Speaker -
Mr. Erik van der Vyver, Partner and Patent Attorney, Von Seidels, South Africa
Ms. Chitra K. Iyer, Head of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, Philips, India
Mr. Karthik Kumar, Associate, Finnegan, USA
- Dr. Tara Prasad, Corporate IP Professional, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Mr. R. Lakshminarayanan, General Manager - IPR, Samsung Electronics, India

Chitra K. Iyer Erik van der Vyver Karthik Kumar R. Lakshminarayanan Tara  Prasad

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Neptune

Moderator -
- Dr. Ulrich Storz, Senior Partner, Michalski Huettermann & Partner, Germany - Biosimilar masterclass: How AbbVie tries to fend off world’s blockbuster No 1 from generic competition

Speakers - 
- Dr. Markus Engelhard, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germaney
Dr. M. Lakshmikumaran, Director - IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys, India - Challenges in protecting innovations in Biotechnology
Mr. Jay A. Erstling, Of Counsel, Patterson Thuente IP, US
- Dr. Jyoti Singh, Head - IP, ACS International, India

Jay A. Erstling Jyoti Singh M. Lakshmikumaran Markus Engelhard Ulrich Storz

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Pre function area

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Grand Ball Room I

Speaker -
- Mr. Arshad Jamil, Associate Vice President & Head - IPR, Biocon Limited, India - How to Manage Intellectual Property Infringement Litigation Risk
- Mr. Timothy H. Kratz, Partner, Kratz & Barry LLP
Dr. Rajeev Gupta, Partner, Finnegan, US - Countering litigation risks imposed by NPEs
- Mr. Sanjeev K. Tiwari, Partner, K & S Partners, India
- Dr. Carl Richard Haarmann, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany - Hedging Risk in German Patent Litigation
- Ms. Ashima Katara, Patent Manager, Hindustan Unilever Limited, India - SUCCESSFUL LITIGATION- Preparedness and Strategies (In VUCA World)
- Mr. Yogen Vaidya, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP, India

Arshad Jamil Ashima Katara Carl Richard Haarmann Rajeev Gupta Sanjeev K. Tiwari Timothy H. Kratz Yogen Vaidya

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session XI - IT and Software

Grand Ball Room II

Speaker-
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. K. Subodh Kumar, Corporate IP Professional, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India
- Ms. Bishakha Bhattacharya, Senior Director and Head- Public Policy and Government Affairs, NASSCOM, India
- Mr. Biju K. Nair, Licensing Lead ( India), Open Invention Network, India
- Ms. Karen Fraser, Senior Associate, Kilburn & Strode

Biju K. Nair Bishakha Bhattacharya Hari Subramaniam K Subodh Kumar Karen Fraser

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session XII - Emerging trends in IP Pharma Litigation

Neptune

- Mr. Parthasarthy R, Principal Partner and Head of IP, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India
- Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand & Anand, India
- Mr. Juergen Dressel, Head Global Patent Litigation Strategy, Novartis Pharma AG, Germany
- Dr. Alpesh Pathak, Head Patent Cell, Intas Pharmaceuticals, India - Biosimilar Developments
- Dr. Mahendra B. Thakre, General Manager - IPR, Mylan Laboratories, India
Mr. Shinichiro Tanaka, Partner, Nakamura & Partners

Alpesh Pathak Juergen Dressel Mahendra B. Thakre Parthasarathy R Pravin Anand Shinichiro Tanaka

Day 3 - Thursday, 25th January, 2018

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Plenary Session IV - Competition Law: Challenges and Prospects

Grand Ball Room

Speaker - 
- Prof. Dr. Peter Meier-Beck, Judge, German Federal Supreme Court, Germany - Recent developments relating to enforcement versus FRAND licensing of SEPs
- Justice K. N. Basha, Former Chairman, Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), India
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sigram Schindler, TELES Patent Rights International, Germany - The Evolutions of Substantive Patent Laws for ETCIs: In the US by Shock Waves – and in Europe? Standing for Divergence or Convergence?
- Dr. Sheetal Chopra, India Lead - IPR Advocacy, Ericsson India Pvt. Ltd.
- Mr. Parthasarathy R, Principal Partner & Country Head, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India
- Prof. Prabuddha Ganguli, MHRD IP Chair Professor, Tezpur University, India

-Ing. Sigram Schindler  K. N. Basha Parthasarathy R Peter Meier-Beck Prabuddha Ganguli Sheetal Chopra

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee break and networking session

Pre function area

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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

Grand Ball Room

Speaker -

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

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

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Break & Networking Session

Pre function area

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Grand Ball Room I

Speaker -
- Mr. Rahul Dubey, Innovation Leader & IP Manager Patents & Analytics CoE, GE
- Mr. Prashant Phillips, Partner & Practice Head, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India
- Dr. Abiola Inniss, Founding Director, Caribbean and Americas Intellectual property Organization (CAAIPO), New York
- Mr. Rajiv Bhatnagar, Director - Technical, Anand and Anand, India
- Mr. Vinay Sharma, VP (Business Development & Operations), Talwar Advocates - How current IP law handles 3D printing 


Abiola Inniss Prashant Phillips Rahul Dubey Rajiv Bhatnagar Vinay Sharma

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session XIV : The Science and Commerce of IP Valuation

Grand Ball Room II

Moderator -
- Dr. Pinaki Ghosh, Senior Advisor, KPMG India, India

Speakers -
- Mr. Terry Ludlow, President, TechInsights, Canada
- Mr. Gautam Bakshi, Head - IPM, Unichem Laboratories Limited, India - Intangible assets and IP valuation: A multi disciplinary perspective
Mr. Munish Sudan, Head - IP, TATA Steel India
- Mr. Mrinal Jain, Senior Manager, FTI Consulting, India

Gautam Bakshi Mrinal Jain Munish Sudan Pinaki Ghosh Terry Ludlow

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session XV - Fostering of Innovation through patent quality

Neptune

Speaker - 
- Ms. Vanessa P. Bailey, Associate Director - Intellectual Property Policy, Intel Corporation, Washington, DC
- Prof. Anil K. Gupta, Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, India - Empirical work on opportunity expired and abandoned patents for entrepreneurs and tech companies
Ms. Jaya Murthy
- Ms. Upasana Patel, Partner, Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP, Singapore
- Dr. Raj Hirwani, Director, CSIR, India
- Soumik Das, Solution Consultant, Clarivate Analytics

Anil K. Gupta Jaya Murthy Raj Hirwani Soumik Das Upasana Patel Vanessa P. Bailey

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Coffee break and networking session

Pre Function Area

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Open Session

Grand Ball Room

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

Vote of thanks -
- Dr. Dhanpat Ram Agarwal, Founder & Director, ITAG Business Solutions Ltd., (India)
- Azy S Kokabi, Partner, Sughrue Mion, USA


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