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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Past Speakers

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Hari Subramaniam

Mr. Hari Subramaniam

Managing Partner
Subramaniam & Associates

V. Lakshmikumaran

Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran

Founder & Managing Partner
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys

Heinz Goddar

Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar

Boehmert & Boehmert

Peter Meier-Beck

Prof. Dr. Peter Meier-Beck

German Federal Supreme Court

Pravin Anand

Mr. Pravin Anand

Managing Partner
Anand and Anand

Stephan Wolke

Dr. Stephan Wolke

Head of IP & Services
Thyssenkrupp AG

Beat Weibel

Mr. Beat Weibel

Chief IP Counsel

Juergen Dressel

Mr. Juergen Dressel

Head Global Patent Litigation Strategy
Novartis Pharma AG


Event Schedule

Full-day Events with Awesome Speakers

Day I: 18-01-2019

8:00 am - 9:30 am


Pre Function Area

9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Grand Ball Room

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: New Tools for the Digital Economy

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Plenary Session II – Regulatory Provisions of USFDA for Approval of Pharma & Bio Similar Drugs

Grand Ball Room

- Drug Price Restoration – Hatch – Waxman disputes

- Rules of USFDA for ANDA applications

- Standards for Manufacturing facilities in India for export of drugs to USA

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session I - Custom Regulations for prevention of Piracy & Counterfeiting in International Trade

Grand Ball Room I

- Provisions for US Trade Acts and sanctions under Section 301 and conflict with WTO Rules

- United States International Trade commission (USITC) and important case laws regulating imports of IP intensive goods

- International online piracy; A look at the problem and solution around the world; Role of World Custom Organisation

- USITC Section 337‟s Domestic Industry Requirement

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session II - Copyright Laws under different Jurisdictions

Grand Ball Room II

- Navigating Common Copyright Practices in the Creation of Open Educational Resources

- Copyright and Disability: a look at the Marrakesh Treaty

- Applying “Fair use” and “First sale” to Controlled Digital Lending of Copyrighted Books

- What is the role of intermediaries in enforcement of broadcasting rights in Music and sound recording

- Is “Fair use” really fair to IP Honors?


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session III - Pharma and Biologics

Grand Ball Room III

- Secondary Medical Use Patents: Application and Enforceability

- Developing strategies for effectively drafting antibody claims in
different international jurisdictions

- Antibody and Epitope Claims in the U.S. and Europe

- Focus on the latest privacy regulations and understanding their nexus to life sciences IP

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session IV - Workshop

Grand Ball Room IV

- Anticipated change in IP trend connected world

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session V - Focus on Trade Secrets & Data Protection

Grand Ball Room I

- Investigating global trade secret theft: techniques and tradecraft

Cyber security developments: tracking the emerging threats

- Protecting trade secrets from internal threats by employees

- How to define the right balance between data privacy and innovative "smart" services?

- International trade secret Enforcement

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session VI - Internet of Things: Intellectual Property Issues

Grand Ball Room II

Collision of Patents on IoT - How to Avoid Such Incidents

- What are the challenges in protecting IoT inventions?

- What makes an IoT patent valuable?

- Importance of IP for the Successful Evolution of IoT

- IP issues in handling IOT that generates Big Data

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session VII - Licensing Standard Essential Patents and FRANDS

Grand Ball Room III

- SEPs and FRAND terms negotiation

- 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


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session VIII - Trademark Issue, Branding, Franchise

Grand Ball Room IV

- Key trademark issues in licensing and franchising

Day II: 19-01-2019

9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Grand Ball Room

- How to face the IP challenges related to cyber-physical systems, A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), the IoT (Internet of Things), 3D printing, Cloud Computing, Blockchain networks, automation/robotics, and other emerging Digital Transformation technologies?

- Can Artificial intelligence machine get a patent or be sued?

- Future of IP Law in an age of Artificial Intelligence

- Application of Blockchain Technology in the Practice of IP Law

- Will GDPR block Blockchain?

- What to know about patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and data as a blockchain startup

- Patenting Blockchain services on a Global Scale

- Artificial Intelligence: The IP Behind Disruption

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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

Grand Ball Room II

- Startups & IP

- Make in India & IPR Regime

- Utility Model and grass root Innovation – Need for Change in Law in India

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session IX: International exhaustion and parallel Import

Grand Ball Room I

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session X: Critical issues for drafting patents & Claims

Grand Ball Room II

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session XI: Critical Issues on patenting of Software under different Jurisdictions

Grand Ball Room III

- The patentability of software globally

- Masterclass: Best practices for protecting software IP

- Aligning open source software and patents

- Software patent monetisation: the risks and opportunities

- The current state of IP in the software landscape

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session XII: I-HIPP

Grand Ball Room IV

- IP Portfolio Management

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session XII: Plant Variety, Seed sovereignty & Genetic Engineering

Grand Ball Room I

- Harvesting innovation in agriculture – patents and more

- Seed sovereignty, Bio diversity, and plant varieties & farmers rights

- With special to B. T. Cotton seed technology

- Controversies relating to patenting of microorganism & genetically modified seeds. – Diamond vs Chakraborty

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session XIV: Geographical Indication

Grand Ball Room II

- GI Issues for Tea Industries - How GI can help or hinder export competiveness of developing countries specific ref. to Darjeeling tea & other similar products of Tea Industry

- Ongoing WTO Negotiations

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session XV: Theme: Damages and awards for IP Infringements

Grand Ball Room III

- Awards of Damages in IP cases in Germany

- Awards of Damages in IP cases in Netherlands

- Awards of Damages in IP cases in Finland, Sweden and Denmark

- Awards of Damages in IP cases – Baltic perspective

- Awards of Damages in IP cases in India & US

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session XVI: Technology Transfer

Grand Ball Room IV

- Merger, Acquisition and IP

- Negotiating Strategy

- Royalty Determination

- Who owns IP on Technological Development after the transfer of Technology

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

GIPC awards for excellence in IP and Innovation

Grand Ball Room


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