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

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17TH JANUARY 2019, THURSDAY

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

Pool Side

DAY I, 18TH JANUARY 2019, FRIDAY

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration

Pre Function Area

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Inaugural Session

Scarlet

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
- Mr. Chid Iyer, Partner, sughrue Mion
- Ms. Aditi Subramaniam, Associate Principal, Subramaniam & Associates
- Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand
- Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys
- 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

Panellist - 
- Mr. François-Régis Hannart, Principal Director, European and International Co-operation, European Patent Office
- Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand
- Mr. Shekhar Guha, Tata Consultancy Services - Smart IP Management in the era of Digitalization
- Ms. Aditi Subramaniam, Associate Principal, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Vaibhav Khanna, Head of Intellectual Property, Sterlite Technologies

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
- Dr. 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 - Solutions for the Distressed Generic Industry in the US
- Ms. Barbara A. Binzak Blumenfeld, Shareholder – FDA & Biotechnology, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Follow-On Biologics at USFDA

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

Moderator -

- Mr. André Frieden, Chief IP Counsel, Wipro Limited

Speakers -
- Mr. Georg Weber, Director in ICT, European Patent Office
- Mr. Irfan Modi, Senior IP Attorney, IBM
- Mr. Collin D'mello, International Area Manager, IEEE
- Dr. S. K. Murthy, Patent Counsel, Intel
- Mr. Jitin Talwar, Founder, TT Consultants & XLPAT Labs
- Kapil Chaudhary, Corporate Counsel India & SAARC, Autodesk India

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Scarlet II

Moderator -

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

Speakers- 
- Mr. Dhruv Anand, Partner, Anand and Anand
- G.R.Raghavender, Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Govt of India
- Ms. Lakshika Joshi, Global IP Head and Legal Leadership, Aricent

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technical Session III - Pharma and Biologics

Scarlet III

Moderator -
- Dr. Gayatri Bhasian, Associate Principal, Subramaniam & Associates

Speakers -
- Mr. Rowan Joseph, Patent Attorney, Von Seidels - Privacy in the EPO, South Africa and US
- Ms. Upasana Patel, Partner, Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP - Secondary medical use claims
- Dr. Markus Engelhard, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert - Infringement/Enforcement of second medical use claims in Europe
- 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

Moderator -
- Mr. J L Anil Kumar, Senior Consultant, LexOrbis

Speaker -
- Prof. Dr. Raj S. Davé, President & Founder, Davé Law Group, LLC
- Ms. Vidya VikasIPR ConsultantTata Consultancy Services - Prevailing issues when draft-ing software patents
- Mr. Stephen Geary, Director, Bawden & Associates
- Ms. Manisha Chhabra, Senior Manager-IPR, UPL Limited
- Dr. Sanchita Ganguli, Patent Attorney / Managing Associate S. Majumdar & Co.

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

Moderator -
- Mr. George J. Barry III, Partner, Kratz & Barry USA

Speakers -
- Pijush Kanti Dutta Gupta, Head of Technical Prosecution and Litigation, L.S.Davar & Co.
- Ms. Shobana Iyer, Swan Chambers - General data protection regulations
- Ms. Apurva Deshpande, R. K. Dewan & Co.
- Ms. Anvita Bajpai, Founder, SunvAI

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session VI - Licensing Standard Essential Patents and FRANDS

Scarlet II

Moderator -

- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar Partner Boehmert & Boehmert Germany - SEPs and FRAND terms negotiation

Speakers -
- Mr. Gerard Owens, Country coordinator, ICT /Patents and Standards, European Patent Office
- Mr. Anil Dutt, Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys
- Ms. Aishwarya Joshi, Solution Consultant, Clarivate Analytics
- Mr. Rajesh Sagar, Managing Associate, Marks & Clerk Solicitors LLP

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

Moderator -

- Mr. Ravi Bhola, Partner, K & S Partners

Speakers -
- Ms. Namrata Chadha, Partner, K & S Partners
- Mr. Saurabh Anand, Senior Associate, K & S Partners
- Mr. Satyam Rathore, Associate, K & S Partners
- Mr. R. Shivakumar, Partner, K&S Partners
- Mr. Durgesh Mukharya, Partner, K&S Partners

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session VIII - Trademark Issue, Branding, Franchise

Petunia and Amarylis

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

Speakers -
- Mr. Philip Abraham, Principal, Subramaniam & Associates
- Ms. Lynn Bout Lazaro, IP Partner, Kochhar & Co. -The future of TM licensing and franchising
- Ms. Jennifer Chung, Associate General Counsel, AccuWeather - Brand Protection on Social Media 
- Dr. Carl-Richard Haarmann, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert - BREXIT and its impact on EU Trademarks - State of Affairs and Practical Advice!

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

GIPC awards for excellence in IP and Innovation

Petunia & Amarylis

- Dr. Dhanpat Ram Agarwal, Founder Director, ITAG Business Solutions Ltd.
- Prof. Prabuddha Ganguli, Visiting Professor, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law
- Mr. Georg Weber, Director in ICT, European Patent Office

DAY II, 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, Visiting Professor, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law

Speakers -
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar Partner Boehmert & Boehmert
- 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

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

Moderator -

- Mr. Gregory L. Maurer, Partner, Klarquist Sparkman - Controlling IPR Costs Globally

Speakers -
- Ms. Chitra K. Iyer, Head of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards - India, Royal Philips - Maximising the value of technology based startup
- Mr. Anshul Sunil Saurastri, Managing Associate, Krishna & Saurastri LLP
- Ms. Konpal Rae, Director, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan Attorneys
- Mr. Munish Sudan, Head-IP and External Research Collaborations, Tata Steel Limited

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. Gregory Grissett, Principal, Offit Kurman Attorneys

Speakers -
- Mr. Rahul Dubey, Innovation Leader, General Electric
- Dr. Shankar MV, Vice President, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
- Dr. Kumkum Jain, 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

Moderator -
- Mr. Ramachandran Laskshminarayanan, General Manager - IPR, Samsung Electronics

Speakers - 
- Dr. Stefan Schohe, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert - Challenges in protecting IoT inventions
- Ms. Jaya Pandeya, Joint Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys
- Mr. Surendra Vyas, Seasoned patent strategy and analysis professional, Visa - Payment aspects and related innovations in the IoT space
- 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

Moderator -
- Dr. S. K. Murthy, Patent Counsel, Intel

Speakers-
- Mr. Balwant Rawat, Leader for IP and Innovation Management, Mercedes Benz - IP Portfolio Management
- Mr. S. Senthil Kumar, Country Intellectual Property Manager, ABB Global
- Mr. Kumar Ranganathan, Technology Consultant

 

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Petunia and Amarylis

Moderator -
- Mr. Érik van der Vyver, Von Seidels - Masterclass: Best practices for protecting software IP

Speakers -
- Mr. Georg Weber, Director in ICT, European Patent Office
- Mr. Krishna Chellapilla, IP Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services
- Mr. Tarun Khurana Partner and Patent Attorney Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys - Issues regarding patentability of CRIs in India
- Mr. Biju K. Nair, Open Invention Network - Defensive Software Patent Strategy

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

Moderator -
- Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran, Director - IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys - Intersection of Biodiversity and Plant variety protection  

Speaker -
- 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 - Mushrooms and Seaweed on the IP menu’ (subtitle: the boundaries of plant variety and patent rights)
- Mr. Shashank Mauria, Independent IP Practitioner
- Dr. Neeti Wilson, Partner, Anand and Anand - Monsanto Patent on Bt tech-nology restored by Indian Su-preme Court -: appreciating Section 3(j) of Indian Patent Act and the Plant Variety Pro-tection statute
- 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

Moderator -
- Dr. Vivek Kashyap, Senior Manager, Roche Products Pvt. Ltd.

Speakers -
- Ms. Neha Srivastava, Partner-Designate, Remfry & Sagar
- Ms. Charul Yadav, Associate Partner, Obhan & Associates
- Dr. Jyoti Singh, Head - IP, ACS International India

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session XV - Damages and awards for IP Infringements

Scarlet III

Moderator -
- Ms. Tusha Malhotra, Partner, Anand and Anand

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
- Dr. Alok Kulshreshtha, DGM-Intellectual Property, Alkem Laboratories Ltd.
- Mr. Mrinal Jain, Senior Director, FTI Consulting - Assessment of IPR Damages and Valuation 

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Session XVI - Technology Transfer

Petunia and Amarylis

Moderator -
- Dr. Anindya Sircar, IProperty Consultant

Speakers -
- Mr. C. R. Jacob, IP Strategist, LexOrbis
- Ms. Bindu Sharma, Founder & CEO, Origiin IP Solutions LLP
- Mr. Dhruv Joshi, Lead - M&A, Robert Bosch
- Mr. Harish Chandran Avaronnan, Patent Department Manager, Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd. -importance of agreements during collaboration and technology transfer

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Valedictory

Scarlet

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

Distinguished Guests -
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner Boehmert & Boehmert
- Ms. Aditi Subramaniam, Associate Principal, Subramaniam & Associates
- Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys

 

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Bengaluru is the capital of India\'s southern Karnataka state. The center of India\'s high-tech industry, the city is also known for its parks and nightlife.

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The center of India\'s high-tech industry, the city is also known for its parks and nightlife.

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