450

Participants

110

Speakers

24

Sessions

32

Countries

About GIPC

Global Intellectual Property Convention (GIPC) is Asia's leading conference for in-house IP counsels and innovators to interact with IP attorneys from around the world to discuss best practices and solutions to maximise the value of their innovation and IP. Since 2009, more than two thousand delegates have participated from over 50 countries.



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Francois Regis Hannart

Mr. Francois Regis Hannart

Principal Director, European and International Co-operation
European Patent Office

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Hari Subramaniam

Mr. Hari Subramaniam

Founding & Managing Partner
Subramaniam & Associates
 

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V. Lakshmikumaran

Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran

Founder & Managing Partner
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys
 

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Heinz Goddar

Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar

Partner
Boehmert & Boehmert
 

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Pravin Anand

Mr. Pravin Anand

Managing Partner
Anand and Anand
 

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Stephan Wolke

Dr. Stephan Wolke

Head of IP & Services
Thyssenkrupp AG
 

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Gerard Owens

Mr. Gerard Owens

Country coordinator, ICT /Patents and Standards
European Patent Office

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Chid Iyer

Mr. Chid Iyer

Partner
Sughrue Mion
 

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Event Schedule

Full-day Events with Awesome Speakers

DAY I, 17TH JANUARY 2019, THURSDAY

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dinner & Cocktail Reception

Pre Function Area

DAY II, 18TH JANUARY 2019, FRIDAY

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration

Pre Function Area

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Inaugural Session

Scarlet

Chief Guest
- Mr. Naresh Prasad, Assistant Director General, WIPO (TBC)

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

Distinguished Guests -
- Mr. François-Régis Hannart, Principal Director, European and International Co-operation, European Patent Office
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert Germany
- Mr. Chid Iyer, Partner, sughrue Mion
- 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 attorneys, India
- Dr. Sourabh Khemani, Director, L. S. Davar & Co.

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Plenary Session I - Digital Economy led Innovation and Challenges for IP

Scarlet

Moderator - 
- Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran, Director - IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys, India

Panellist - 
- Mr. François-Régis Hannart, Principal Director, European and International Co-operation, European Patent Office
- Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand
- Mr. Keith Bergelt, Chief Executive Officer, Open Invention Network
- Mr. Shekhar Guha, Tata Consultancy Services, India
- Ms. Aditi Subramaniam, Associate Principal, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Vaibhav Khanna, Head of Intellectual Property, Sterlite Tech
- Mr. Neeraj Panchal, Senior General Manager & Head GIPS, John Deere

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Pre Function Area

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Plenary Session II - Regulatory Provisions of USFDA for Approval of Pharma & Biosimilar Drugs

Scarlet

Moderator - 
- Mr. Timothy H. Kratz Partner Kratz & Barry Atlanta - The 505(b)(2) pathway and strategies arising therefrom

Speakers - 
- Mr. Edward D. Pergament, Pergament & Cepeda LLP - Five Generic Cases
- Mr. Anil Patel, Partner, K & L Gates - Forfeiture of 180-day First Filer Exclusivity
- Mr. Arshad Jamil, Global Head - IPR, Biocon - Hatch Waxman Litigations and Biosimilars Litigation
- Mr. Gautam Bakshi, Head - IPM, Unichem Laboratories Limited - Drug Price Restoration – Hatch – Waxman disputes
- Mr. Matthew Fedowitz, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
- Ms. Barbara A. Binzak Blumenfeld, Shareholder – FDA & Biotechnology, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Break & Networking Session

Pre Function Area

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session I - Artificial Intelligence and IP: New Frontiers and Challenges

Scarlet I

Speakers -
- Mr. André Frieden, Chief IP Counsel, Wipro Limited
- Mr. Irfan Modi, Senior IP Attorney, IBM
- Mr. Collin D'mello, International Area Manager, IEEE
- Mr. Kapil Choudhury, Corporate Counsel, Autodesk
- Dr. S. K. Murthy, Patent Counsel, Intel
- Mr. Jitin Talwar, Founder, TT Consultants

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session II - Copyright & Big Data - A view from the industry

Scarlet II

Speakers- 
- Mr. Philip Abraham, Principal, Subramaniam & Associates
- Mr. Dhruv Anand, Partner, Anand and Anand
- Dr. Maria Cristina Caldarola, Head of the Center, Bosch
- Mr. Anselmo Ferdinand Adriano, Chairman and CEO, Optical Media Board
- Ms. Lakshika Joshi, Global IP Head and Legal Leadership, Aricent

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session III - Pharma and Biologics

Scarlet III

Speakers -

- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Rowan Joseph, Patent Attorney, Von Seidels- Focus on the latest privacy regulations and understanding their nexus to life sciences IP
- Ms. Upasana Patel, Partner, Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP - Secondary medical use claims?
- Dr. Markus Engelhard, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert
- Dr. Ute Kilger, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert - Recent trends and developments in supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) - a never ending story!

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session IV - Critical issues for drafting patents & Claims

Petunia and Amarylis

Speaker -

- Mr. J L Anil Kumar, Senior Consultant, LexOrbis
- Prof. Dr. Raj S. Davé, President & Founder, Davé Law Group, LLC
- Ms. Vidya VikasIPR ConsultantTata Consultancy Services 
- Mr. Stephen Geary, Director, Bawden & Associates

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Pre Function Area

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session V - Focus on Trade Secrets & Data Protection

Scarlet I

Speakers -
- Mr. George J. Barry III, Partner, Kratz & Barry USA - Investigating global trade secret theft techniques and tradecraft
- Jay A. Erstling, Of Counsel, Patterson Thuente IP
- Dr. Mohan Dewan, Principal, R K Dewan & Co. - Cyber security developments: tracking the emerging threats
- Mr. Douglas Graham, CEO, Ideation Inc.
-
Ms. Komal Kalha, Senior Counsel, United States Patent & TradeMark Office (USPTO)

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session VI - Licensing Standard Essential Patents and FRANDS

Scarlet II

- Whether the existing provisions in the Patents Act, 1970 and Anti-Trust legislations, are adequate to address issues related to SEPs and their availability on FRAND terms
- Learning and insight from landscaping study of standard essential patent

Speakers -
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar Partner Boehmert & Boehmert Germany - SEPs and FRAND terms negotiation
- Mr. Gerard Owens, Country coordinator, ICT /Patents and Standards, European Patent Office
- Mr. R Parthasarathy, Principal Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys
- Ms. Aishwarya Joshi, Solution Consultant, Clarivate Analytics
- Dr. Sheetal Chopra, India Lead, Ericsson

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session VII - Mock Trial in the Patent Infringement suit in India

Scarlet III

- Conducted by K&S Partners

Speakers -
- Mr. Ravi Bhola, Partner, K & S Partners
- Ms. Namrata Chadha, Partner, K & S Partners
- Mr. Saurabh Anand, Senior Associate, K & S Partners
- Mr. Satyam Rathore, Associate, K & S Partners

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session VIII - Trademark Issue, Branding, Franchise

Petunia and Amarylis

- Key trademark issues in licensing and franchising

Moderator -
- Dr. Venkat Reddy Donthi Reddy, RVR Associates

Speakers -
- Ms. Lynn Bout Lazaro, Kochhar & Co. -Key trademark issues in licensing and franchising
- Ms. Jennifer Chung, Associate General Counsel, AccuWeather
- Dr. Carl-Richard Haarmann, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

GIPC awards for excellence in IP and Innovation

Scarlet

DAY III, 19TH JANUARY 2019, SATURDAY

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Plenary Session III - The Fourth Industrial Revolution and its Implication on IP

Scarlet

Moderator -
- Prof. Prabuddha Ganguli, Vision-IPR, India

Speakers -
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar Partner Boehmert & Boehmert Germany
- Mr. Gerard Owens, International Co-operation, European Patent Office
- Mr. Ajay Bahadur Singh Panwar, Mastercard -Artificial Intelligence: The IP Behind Disruption
- Prof. Mei-Hsin Wang, Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry UK, China Biomedical and Technology Application Association
- Mr. Shamnad Basheer, Founder, SpicyIP - Future of IP Law in an age of Artificial Intelligence

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Pre Function Area

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Plenary Session IV - Role of Intellectual Property in Make in India & startups – Transformation through IP

Scarlet

Startups & IP
- Make in India & IPR Regime
- Utility Model and grass root Innovation – Need for Change in Law in India
- What to know about patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and data as a blockchain startup

Speakers -
- Mr. Gregory L. Maurer, Partner, Klarquist Sparkman - Controlling Patent Prosecutions Costs Globally
- Ms. Chitra K. Iyer, Head of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards - India, Royal Philips
- Mr. Anshul Sunil Saurastri, Lawyer, Krishna & Saurastri 
- Ms. Konpal Rae, Director, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan
- Mr. Munish Sudan, Head-IP and External Research Collaborations, Tata Steel Limited
- Mr. Balaji Viswanathan, CEO, Invento Robotics

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Break & Networking Session

Pre Function Area

2:00 pm - 3:30 am

Technical Session IX - Innovations in the Automobile Industry

Scarlet I

Moderator -
- Mr. Vinod Kumar, Founder, Silver Bullet IP Consulting, Inc.

Speakers -
- Mr. Gregory Grissett, Principal, Offit Kurman Attorneys
- Mr. Rahul Dubey, Innovation Leader, General Electric
- Dr. Shankar MV, Vice President, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
- Ms. Sanjeeta Das, Patent Agent, S.S.Rana & Co.
- Mr. Sumair Riyaz, Team Leader, Dolcera

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session X - Internet of Things: Intellectual Property Issues

Scarlet II

Collision of Patents on IoT - How to Avoid Such Incidents
- What makes an IoT patent valuable?
- Importance of IP for the Successful Evolution of IoT
- IP issues in handling IOT that generates Big Data
- What are the challenges in protecting IoT inventions?


Speakers - 

- Mr. Ramachandran Laskshminarayanan, General Manager - IPR, Samsung Electronics
- Dr. Stefan Schohe, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert
- Ms. Jaya Pandeya, Joint Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys
- Mr. Surendra Vyas, Seasoned patent strategy and analysis professional, Visa
- Mr. AS Rao, President, Indian Innovators Association
- Mr. Vinayak Marathe, Sr. Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session XI - I-HIPP Session

Scarlet III

Speakers-
- Dr. S. K. Murthy, Patent Counsel, Intel
- Mr. Balwant Rawat, Leader for IP and Innovation Management, Mercedes Benz - IP Portfolio Management
- Mr. S. Senthil Kumar, Country Intellectual Property Manager, ABB Global
- Dr. Murthy Kotra Narasimha, General Manager, Aditya Birla Group

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session XII - Critical Issues on patenting of Software under different Jurisdictions

Petunia and Amarylis

Speakers -

- Mr. Érik van der Vyver, Von Seidels - Masterclass: Best practices for protecting software IP
- Mr. Krishna Chellapilla, IP Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services
- Mr. Tarun Khurana Partner and Patent Attorney Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys

- Mr. Biju K. Nair, Open Invention Network

- Speaker from European Patent Office

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Pre Function Area

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session XIII - Plant Variety, Seed sovereignty & GM Foods

Scarlet I

Speaker -

Dr. M. Lakshmikumaran, Director - IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys, India
- Dr. Oliver Ladendorf, Partner, Kraus&Weisert - The aftermath of the EPO decision Broccoli 2/Tomato 2: amendments to Rule 28 EPC and their implications for plant related inventions in Europe
- Mr. Bart van Wezenbeek, Patent Attorney, V.O. Patents & Trademarks, Netherlands
- Mr. Shashank Mauria, Independent IP Practitioner
- Dr. Neeti Wilson, Partner, Anand and Anand
- Mr. Abhai Pandey, Partner, LexOrbis

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Scarlet II

Speakers - 
- Dr. Vivek Kashyap, Senior Manager, Roche Products Pvt. Ltd.
- Mr. Alpesh Pathak, Global IP Head, Intas Pharma
- Mr. Jay Sitlani, Senior Regulatory Counsel, Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER)
- Ms. Neha Srivastava, Partner-Designate, Remfry & Sagar

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session XV - Damages and awards for IP Infringements

Scarlet III

Speakers -
- Mr. Arnold Freeke, IP portfolio manager, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
- Mr. Abhishek Kumar, Manager, Medreich Ltd.
- Mrs. Priya Adlakha, Managing Associate Advocate at S.S.Rana & Co - Awards of Damages in IP cases in India & US
- Ms. Tusha Malhotra, Partner, Anand and Anand
- Dr. Alok Kulshreshtha, DGM-Intellectual Property, Alkem Laboratories Ltd.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session XVI - Technology Transfer

Petunia and Amarylis

- Merger, Acquisition and IP
- Negotiating Strategy
- Royalty Determination
- Who owns IP on Technological Development after the transfer of Technology

Moderator -
- Dr. Anindya Sircar, Intellectual Property Consultant

Speakers -
- Mr. C. R. Jacob, IP Strategist, LexOrbis
- Dr. Hanumanthu Purushotham, Chairman & Managing Director, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)
- Mr. Harish Chandran Avaronnan, Patent Department Manager, Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Valedictory

Scarlet

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

Distinguished Guests -
- Shri. O P Gupta, IAS, Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (TBC)
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner Boehmert & Boehmert
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates
- Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand
- Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys
- Prof. Prabuddha Ganguli, Ceo, Vision-IPR

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