Prof. Prabuddha Ganguli
He is the CEO of CEO at VISION-IPR offering services in management of Intellectual Property Rights, information security and knowledge management.He is also Visiting Professor, Rajiv Gandhi School of IP Law, IIT Kharagpur, India. He is a leading international expert on IPR and a Consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization for IPR capacity building, an expert on IPR policy to several governments and an elected Fellow of the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences. After several years in academic research, he worked in industry for 2 decades in diverse managerial roles including R&D, Technology Assessment, Forecasting & Transfer, Knowledge Management, Factory Management & Business Planning. He is Honorary. Scientific Consultant for Innovation and IPR matters to the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India, a member of the Advisory Board of the IIPI, Washington, a Member of the Senate of National Institute of Fashion Technology, India, a member of the advisory board of Institute for Intellectual Property Studies (IIPS), Mumbai, and a member of the International Editorial Board of World Patent Information. He has also been teaching IPR and innovation management as adjunct faculty in various universities and institutions. He has over 50 publications in technical fields, over 60 publications in IPR and 5 books namely Gearing up for Patents--The Indian ScenarioÃ‚Â Universities Press (1998), Intellectual Property Rights--Unleashing the Knowledge EconomyÃ‚Â, Tata McGrawHill (2001), Shaping the FutureÃ‚Â, UNIDO-WIPO-IMTMA(2005), Technology Transfer issues in Biotechnology-- A Global PerspectiveÃ‚Â coedited with Dr Ben Prickril and Dr Rita Khanna published by Wiley-VCH (Germany) (2009) and Geographical Indications--its evolving contoursÃ‚Â released in 2009. In February 2011 he was awarded "The Chemtech Pharma-Bio World Award 2011 for outstanding contribution in the field of Intellectual Property". The Citation states: "The corporate world especially Pharma Industry has gained enormously from Dr Ganguli in terms of IPR related business activities. All these he has done to create and sustain an innovation-facilitating ecosystem in India for its economic growth. In recognition of his immense contribution and services, CHEMTECH Foundation is honoured to confer "Outstanding Contribution" award for Intellectual Property upon Dr. Prabuddha Ganguli.