Agenda

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

Chid Iyer Dhanpat Ram Agarwal Hari Subramaniam Hemant Singh M. Lakshmikumaran Mahendra Kumar Agarwal Mohan Dewan Pravin Anand R. S. Sodhi Sourabh Khemani Stefan Schohe Surinderjeet Singh Ahluwalia

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

Anju Khanna Hari Subramaniam J L Anil Kumar M. Lakshmikumaran Stefan Schohe

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

Anubhav Kapoor Lynn Lazaro Nappinai, N S Pankaj Soni Ravi Rajiv Upadhyay Vaidya D P

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

Chitra Iyer Gregory L. Maurer Hemang Shah Vaibhav Khanna Sumantra Mukherjee

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

Surinderjeet Singh Ahluwalia

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

High Tea Networking Session

Pre Function Area

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

Aditi Subramaniam Chid Iyer Erik van der Vyver John Cabeca Parthasarathy R Tarun Khurana

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee Break and Networking

Le Meridien

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

Anindya Chowdhury Balwant Rawat Munish Sudan Patnala Sri Rama Chandra Murthy

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

Hironobu Hattori Jay A. Erstling Pijush Kanti Dutta Gupta  Raj S Dave Upasana Patel

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
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Mr. Diptarka Ray, Attorney-at-law & IP SpecialistL, S DAVAR & CO., India
- Dr. Alpesh Pathak, Head Patent Cell, Intas Pharmaceuticals



Diptarka Ray M. Lakshmikumaran Neeti Wilson

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 

Gaurav Choubey Jithin M George Prashant Gupta

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

C R Jacob K. R. Pradeep Naveen Gupta V. Lakshmikumaran

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break and Networking

Le Meridien

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

C. K. Sehgal Hanumanthu Purushotham Nappinai, N S Vaibhav Dalvi Vaibhav Henry

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



Indira Banerjee Oliver Ladendorf Shamim Ahmad

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

Anila Kethe Edward Pergament George J. Barry III Hemant Singh Carl Richard Haarmann

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

Richard Baddeley Siddharth Mathur Sidharth Das Vaishali Mittal

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cocktail Reception & Networking Session

Constitution Club of India

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

Ajay Panwar Amey Ketkar Pranay Prabhugaunker Vandana Prabhu

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Le Meridien

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


Abhai Pandey Andre Frieden Anku Khanna Nirupam Srivastava Venkat Reddy Donthi Reddy

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Quiz on Copyright

Sovereign

by Ajay Mehrotra - Rohan Consultancy

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch in Exhibition Area

Le Meridien

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

Anvita Bajpai Lakshmikant, Goenka Rajiv Bhatnagar Rowan Joseph Sumair Riyaz Shobana Iyer

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

Amit Bhasin Harsh Aggarwal Tejveer SIngh

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

Bitika Sharma M. Lakshmikumaran Ramani V. Marakani Shashank Mauria

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

Aahit Gaba Biju K. Nair Preston Richard Saurabh Vaid

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break and Networking

Le Meridien

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

Balwant Rawat Bikramjit Sethi Sameer Kumar Wadappi Subodh Thali

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

Andre Frieden Dhruv Anand Kavitha Gupta Raghavender G.R. Satyajit Gupta

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

Kamaljeet Pannu Timothy H. Kratz

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BT XVI: I-HIPP

Le Meridien (Inspire)

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

S. K. Murthy

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Coffee Break and Networking

Le Meridien

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Valedictory Session

Le Meridien (Sovereign)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

High Tea & Cocktail

Le Meridien

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