400

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120

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22

Sessions

20

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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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 Nirmala Sitharaman

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs
Government of India

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Hari Subramaniam

Mr. Hari Subramaniam

Managing Partner
Subramaniam & Associates
 

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Mohan Dewan

Dr. Mohan Dewan

Principal
R K Dewan & Co.
 

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Pravin Anand

Mr. Pravin Anand

Managing Partner
Anand and Anand
 

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John Cabeca

Mr. John Cabeca

Director of the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
USPTO

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R. S. Sodhi

Mr. R. S. Sodhi

Managing Director
Amul
 

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V. Lakshmikumaran

Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran

Founder & Managing Partner
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys
 

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Carl-Richard Haarmann

Dr. Carl-Richard Haarmann

Partner
Boehmert & Boehmert
 

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Event Schedule

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DAY I - WEDNESDAY 8TH JANUARY, 2020

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration

Vigyan Bhavan (Pre Function Area)

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Inaugural Session

Vigyan Bhavan (Plenary Hall)

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

Chief Guest -
- Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon'ble Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India

Distinguished Guests -
- Hon’ble Justice Prathiba M. Singh, Judge, Delhi High Court
- Dr. R. S. Sodhi, Managing Director, Amul(Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.), India
- Mr. Mahendra Kumar Agarwal, CEO GATI Ltd., India
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Chid Iyer, Partner, Sughrue Mion
- Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand, India
- Dr. M. Lakshmikumaran, Director - IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys
- Dr. Sourabh Khemani, Director, L. S. Davar & Co., India
- Mr. Hemant Singh, Managing Partner, INTTL Advocare, India
- Dr. Stefan Schohe, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break and Networking

Vigyan Bhavan

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

PLENARY SESSION I - Disruptive Innovation and Rethinking IP

Vigyan Bhavan (Plenary Hall)

Speakers -
- Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Archana Shanker, Senior Partner, Anand & Anand, India
- Dr. M. Lakshmikumaran, Director - IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys
- Dr. Stefan Schohe, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
- Ms. Anju Khanna, Managing Partner & Head - Patents, Lall & Sethi, India
- Mr. J. N. L. Anil Kumar, Senior Consultant, LexOrbis, India

1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch Break and Networking

Vigyan Bhavan

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

PLENARY SESSION II - Idea Generation: IP for service businesses and industry 4.0

Vigyan Bhavan (Plenary Hall)

Moderator-
- Ms. Lynn Lazaro, IP Partner, Kochhar & Co., India

Speakers-
- Mr. Pankaj Soni, Partner, Remfry & Sagar, India
- Mr. Damodar Vaidya, Executive Partner & Practice Head, Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India
- Mr. Ravi Rajiv Upadhyay, Managing - Legal & Compliance for India Operations, Ameriprise Financial, India
- Ms. Nappinai, N S, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, India
- Mr. Anubhav Kapoor, Group Vice President - legal and Group Company Secretary, Cummins India Limited, India

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break and Networking

Vigyan Bhavan

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

PLENARY SESSION III: IP and it’s influencing/supporting of new business models in the digital age

Vigyan Bhavan (Plenary Hall)

Speakers -
- Mr. Gregory L. Maurer, Partner, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, USA
- Ms. Chitra Iyer, Licensing Program leader, Royal Philips, India
- Mr. Vaibhav Khanna, Head of Intellectual Property, Sterlite Technology, India
- Dr. Hemang Shah, IP and Innovation Strategy, Qualcomm, India
- Mr. Jitin Talwar, Partner, TT Consultants and XLPAT Labs, India

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Coffee Break and Networking

Vigyan Bhavan

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

GIPC Awards Ceremony

Vigyan Bhavan (Plenary Hall)

Chief Guest:
Shri. Surinderjeet Singh Ahluwalia, Hon'ble Member of Parliament, Government of India

DAY II - THURSDAY 9TH JANUARY, 2020

8:00 am - 9:30 am

REGISTRATION

Le Meridien (Pre Function Area)

9:30 am - 11:30 pm

PLENARY SESSION IV - Patent-Law-Based Concepts for Handling AI-created Inventions

Le Meridien (Sovereign)

Moderator -
- Mr. Chid Iyer, Partner, Sughrue Mion, India

Speakers - 
- Ms. Aditi Subramaniam, Associate Principal, Subramaniam & Associates India
- Mr. John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, United States Patent and Trademark Office(USPTO), US
- Mr. Parthasarathy R, Principal Partner & Country Head, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India
- Mr. Tarun Khurana, Partner, Khurana And Khurana Advocates, India
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Mr. Erik van der Vyver, Partner and Patent Attorney, Von Seidels, South Africa

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

PLENARY SESSION V - How the Structure of your R& D Team Fosters Disruptive Processes

Le Meridien (Sovereign)

Moderator:
- Mr. Balwant Rawat, Leader of IP and Innovation Management, Mercedes-Benz R&D India, India

Speakers -
- Dr. Patnala Sri Rama Chandra Murthy, Head IPR, Neuland Laboratories
- Mr. Munish Sudan, Head IP, Tata Steel
- Mr. Anindya Chowdhury, Shell

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Break and Networking

Le Meridien

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

BT I: Patent Prosecution Highway – Collaboration is the key

Le Meridien (Desire)

Speakers -

- Mr. Jay A. Erstling, Of Counsel, Patterson Thuente IP
- Ms. Upasana Patel, Partner, Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP
- Mr. Hironobu Hattori, Partner, Nakamura & Partners, Japan
- Prof. Dr. Raj S Davé Davé Law Group, LLC and Gujarat National Law University President and GUJCOST IPR Chair Professor, India
- Mr. Pijush Kanti Dutta Gupta, Head Of Technical Prosecution and Litigation, L.S.Davar & Co., India

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

BT II: Disruptive Innovation - Patent Law and CRISPR-Cas

Le Meridien (Sovereign II)

Speakers -
- Dr. M. Lakshmikumaran, Director - IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India
- Dr. Neeti Wilson, Partner-Patent, Anand and Anand, India
-
Mr. Diptarka Ray, Attorney-at-law & IP SpecialistL, S DAVAR & CO., India
- Dr. Alpesh Pathak, Head Patent Cell, Intas Pharmaceuticals



2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

BT III: Patent Infringement Trial – Do’s and Don’ts

Le Meridien (Sovereign I)

Speakers - 
- Mr. Abhishek Jan, Associate, K & S Partners 
- Mr. Jithin M George, Associate, K & S Partners
- Mr. Adithya Jayaraj, K & S Partners
- Mr. B. Prashant Kumar, Senior Associate, K & S Partners
- Mr. Prashant Gupta, Partner, K & S Partners 
- Mr. Gourav Choubey, Senior Associate, K & S Partners 

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

BT IV: Tax Planning around IP structures

Le Meridien (Inspire)

Speakers -
- Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys, India
- Mr. Naveen Gupta, Director, KPMG, India
- Mr. C R Jacob, Senior Strategist – IP & Business, LexOrbis
- Mr. K. R. Pradeep, Partner, Singh & Singh Law, India

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BT V: Strategies to Enhance IP Monetization and Asset Management

Le Meridian (Sovereign I)

Speakers -
- Mr. Vaibhav Dalvi, Senior General Manager (IP Lead), Welspun
- Mr. Mohammed Faisal, L&T Technology Services Limited
- Dr. C. K. Sehgal, Managing Partner, Sehgal IPR Services
- Mr. Vaibhav Henry, Executive Vice President - HiTech, Sagacious Research
- Dr. Hanumanthu Purushotham, Chairman & Managing Director, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)
- Mr. Shubho Bhattacharyya MANAGER IPR Tata Consultancy Services India

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BT VI: Pharmaceutical Industry: Overcoming the barriers to building a successful IP business strategy

Le Meridien (Sovereign II)

Speakers -
- Mr. Oliver Ladendorf, German and European Patent Attorney, Partner, Kraus & Weisert Patent Attorneys, Germany
- Dr. Indira Banerjee, L.S.Davar & Co
- Dr. Shamim Ahmad, Associate Director & Head-Intellectual Property Management, Aurigene Discovery Technologies
- Shamim Ahmad General Manager - Legal Havells India Limited India



4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BT VII: Patent Construction and Infringement in the Life Sciences

Le Meridien (Desire)

Speakers - 
- Dr. Carl Richard Haarmann, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany - Pharma Litigation in Germany - How to Secure Evidence?
- Hemant Singh, Founder and Managing Partner, INTTL Advocare
- Mr. Edward Pergament, Partner, Pergament & Cepeda LLP, US
Dr. Anila Kethe, Scientific Advisor and U.S. Patent Agent (Limited Recognition), Pergament & Cepeda LLP, US
- Mr. George J. Barry III, Partner, Kratz & Barry, USA

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BT VIII: Interplay Between Designs, Copyright, and Trade Dress - Overlapping or Coexisting?

Le Meridien (Inspire)

Speakers -
- Mr. Sidharth Das, Senior Partner, Auromaa Associates, India
- Mr. Richard Baddeley, Principal, Watermark, Australia
- Ms. Vaishali Mittal, Partner, Anand and Anand, India
- Mr. Siddharth Mathur, Designated Partner, Lex Protector, India
- Mr. Kajal Sinha, L.S.Davar & Co

DAY III - FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY, 2020

9:30 am - 11:00 am

PLENARY SESSION VI: Digital Innovations in India- Prohibited in Law and Granted in Spirit?

Le Meridien (Sovereign)

Speakers -
- Mr. Nirbhay Bhardwaj, RK Dewan
- Mr. Dushyant Rastogi, R K. Dewan
- Pranay Prabhugaunkar, Associate Vice President and IP head, Siemens
- Mr. Rajiv Gupta, Reliance Industries
- Mr. Ajay Panwar, Senior Counsel, IP Mastercard, India
- Mr. Amey Ketkar, Legal Counsel, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., India

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

PLENARY SESSION VII - Competition Law and IPR: Mergers & Acquisitions

Le Meridien (Sovereign)

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

Speakers -
- Mr. Nirupam Srivastava, Vice President – Strategy and AI, Hero Corporate
- Mr. Abhai Pandey, Partner, LexOrbis, India
- Ms. Anku Khanna, Managing Partner, TheAttorneys Corporate Law Consultants LLP
- Mr. Sudarshan Kumar Bansal, Advocate & Sr. Partner, United IPR


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

BT IX: AI meets IP: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning to improve IP Discovery and Monitoring

Le Meridien (Sovereign I)

Moderator -
- Ms. Shobana Iyer, Barrister (Commercial). FCIArb, Swan Chambers (London UK)

Speakers -
- Mr. Rowan Joseph, Patent Litigator, Von Seidels, South Africa
- Ms. Anvita Bajpai, Founder, Sunvai - AI meets IP - use-cases for everyone
- Mr. Rajiv Bhatnagar, Director - Technical, Anand and Anand, India
- Mr. Sumair Riyaz, Solution Architect, Dolcera, India

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

BT X: Anti-counterfeiting and Brand Protection

Le Meridien (Sovereign II)

Moderator -
- Mr. Tejveer Singh, Partner, Singh & Singh, India

Speakers -
- Mr. Amit Bhasin, General Manager – Legal and Corporate Secretarial, Hindustan Unilever Limited, India
- Ms. Shilpi Jha, USPTO
- Swayambhu Mukherjee, ITC
- Mr. Harsh Aggarwal, General Manager - Legal, Havells India Limited, India

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

BT XI: Biotechnology Patent and Related Issues - Case Studies of Monsanto, PepsiCo.

Le Meridien (Desire)

Moderator -
- Mr. Shashank Mauria, Independent IP Practitioner, Former Assistant Director-General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Speaker - 
- Dr. M. Lakshmikumaran, Director - IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys, India
- Ms. Bitika sharma, Partner, Singh & Singh, India
- Dr. Ramani V. Marakani, Associate Partner, Lexorbis, India

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

BT XII: Open source and its impact on Patent Portfolio

Le Meridien (Inspire)

Moderator -
- Mr. Biju K. Nair, Licensing Lead India, Open Invention Network, India

Speakers -
- Mr. Preston Richard, European Patent Attorney, Bardehle Pagenberg
- Mr. Aahit Gaba, Senior Counsel, Hewlett Packard, India
- Mr. Saurabh Vaid, Patent Attorney & IP Specialist, L.S.Davar & Co., India
- Saya Choudhary, Singh & Singh

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BT XIII: Session on IP Data Mining

Le Meridien (Sovereign I)

Speakers -
- Sameer Kumar Wadappi, Managing Partner, Innokrish consulting services
- Balwant Rawat, Leader of IP and Innnovation Management, Daimler
- Mr. Subodh Thali, Vice President – IP, Search & Analytics, CPA Global, India
- Mr. Bikramjit Sethi, Vice President, CPA Global, India

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BT XIV: The Big Promise of Big Data: Perspectives on Possibilities and Risks, Today and Tomorrow

Le Meridien (Sovereign II)

Speakers - 
- Mr. Raghavender G.R., Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India
- Mr. Dhruv Anand, Partner, Anand and Anand, India
- Ms. Mamta Jha, INTTL Advocare
- Mr. Satyajit Gupta, Vice President - Legal, Star TV India
- Mr. André Frieden, Chief IP Counsel / Associate General Counsel, Wipro, India
- Ms. Kavitha Gupta Juniper Networks India

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BT XV: Generics to Complex Generics to Super Generics - The Reality and the Way Forward

Le Meridien (Desire)

Speaker -
- Mr. Timothy H. Kratz Partner Kratz & Barry Atlanta
- Ms. Kamaljeet Pannu, Research Scientist, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd, India
- Abhijeet Gandhi - STEERLife India Pvt. Ltd

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BT XVI: I-HIPP

Le Meridien (Inspire)

Speakers -
- Dr. S. K. Murthy, Patent Counsel, Intel, India

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Valedictory Session

Le Meridien (Sovereign)

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Location

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