Mr. Balwant Rawat
Leader of IP and Innnovation Management
Mercedes-Benz R&D India
Balwant leads the IP and innovation management activities for Daimler's India business units (Mercedes-Benz R&D India, Mercedes-Benz India Ltd and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles). Before joining Daimler, he was head of the IP centre of excellence team at Eaton India Engineering Centre and senior manager of the IP operations team at Evalueserve. His areas of expertise include the systematic generation of high-quality IP portfolios through structured ideation, fostering intrapreneurship and innovation culture, patent portfolio management, patent research and competitive technology intelligence and the alignment of IP strategy with technology and business strategy.