Mr. Faiz ur Rahman
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.