Agenda

DAY I - WEDNESDAY 8TH JANUARY, 2020

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration

Vigyan Bhavan

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Inaugural Session

Vigyan Bhavan

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

Distinguished Guests -
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar Partner Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
- Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand, India
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys, India
- Dr. Sourabh Khemani, Director, L. S. Davar & Co., India
- Hemant Singh, Managing Partner, INTTL Advocare, India

Dhanpat Ram Agarwal Hari Subramaniam Heinz Goddar Hemant Singh Pravin Anand Sourabh Khemani V. Lakshmikumaran

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

Speakers -
- Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys, India
- Dr. Stefan Schohe, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany - How the Structure of your R& D Team Fosters Disruptive Processes
- Ms. Anju Khanna, Managing Partner & Head - Patents, Lall & Sethi, India

Anju Khanna Stefan Schohe V. Lakshmikumaran

1:00 pm - 2:00 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

Speaker-
- Dr. Stephan Wolke, Head of IP & Services, Thyssenkrupp AG, Germany
- Claudia Pappas, Head - Trademark Dept, Thyssenkrupp AG, Germany
- Damodar Vaidya, Executive Partner & Practice Head, Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India
- Mr. Ravi Rajiv Upadhyay, Managing - Legal & Compliance for India Operations of Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Ameriprise Financial, Inc., India
- Dr Stephen Potter, Iprova, Sweden

Claudia Pappas Ravi Rajiv Upadhyay Stephan Wolke Stephen Potter 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

Speaker -
- 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. Sumantra Mukherjee, Director - Innovation and IP Advisory, KPMG, India

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

5:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Coffee Break and Networking

Vigyan Bhavan

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

GIPC Awards Ceremony

Vigyan Bhavan

DAY II - THURSDAY 9TH JANUARY, 2020

8:00 am - 9:30 am

REGISTRATION

Le Meridien

9:30 am - 11:30 pm

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

Le Meridien

Speaker - 
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar Partner Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany 
- Mr. Parthasarathy R, Principal Partner & Country Head, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India
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Mr. Erik van der Vyver, Partner and Patent Attorney, Von Seidels, South Africa
- Prof. Dr. Raj S Davé, President and GUJCOST IPR Chair Professor Davé Law Group, LLC and Gujarat National Law University, India
- Mr. Tarun Khurana, Partner, Khurana And Khurana Advocates, India

Erik van der Vyver Heinz Goddar Parthasarathy R Raj S Davé 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

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

Speaker -
- Shankar Venugopal, Vice President, Mahindra & Mahindra, India

Lynn Lazaro Shankar M Venugopal

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Group Photograph Session

Le Meridien

1:10 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

Speaker -
- Mr. Jay A. Erstling, Of Counsel, Patterson Thuente IP
- Ms. Upasana Patel, Partner, Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP
- Hironobu Hattori, Partner, Nakamura & Partners, Japan

Hironobu Hattori Jay A. Erstling Upasana Patel

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Le Meridien

Speaker -
- Dr. M. Lakshmikumaran, Director - IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys, India
- Dr. Ute Kilger, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany - Disruptive Innovation - Patent Law and CRISPR-Cas

M. Lakshmikumaran Ute Kilger

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

BT III: Mock Trial

Le Meridien

Speaker - 
- Mr. Sanjeev Tiwari, Partner, K & S Partners
- Mr. Abhishek Jan, Partner, K & S Partners 
- Mr. Jithin M George, Partner, K & S Partners
- B. Prashant Kumar, Senior Associate, K & S Partners
- Saurabh Anand, Senior Associate-Litigation, K & S Partners
- Prashant Gupta, Partner, K & S Partners 
- Mr. Deepak Gogia, Partner, K & S Partners

Abhishek Jan Deepak Gogia Jithin M George Prashant Gupta Sanjeev Kumar Tiwari

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

BT IV: Tax Planning around IP structures

Le Meridien

Speaker -
- Mr. Naveen Gupta, Director, KPMG, India
- Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys, India

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

Speaker -
- Mr. Vaibhav Dalvi, Senior General Manager (IP Lead), Welspun
- Mr. Mohammed Faisal, L&T Technology Services Limited
- Mr. Vivek Doulatani, Ather Energy
- Ms. Nimisha Agarwal, Associate Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company

Mohammed Faisal Nimisha Agarwal Vaibhav Dalvi Vivek Doulatani

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Le Meridien

Speaker -
- Dr. Markus Engelhard, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany - Update on European patent term extensions – the SPC manufacturing waiver
- Mr. Arshad Jamil, Associate Vice President & Head - IPR, Biocon Limited, India

Markus Engelhard Arshad Jamil

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BT VII: Patent Construction and Infringement in the Life Sciences

Le Meridien

Speaker - 
- Dr. Carl Richard Haarmann, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany - Pharma Litigation in Germany - How to Secure Evidence?
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Mr. Edward Pergament, Partner, Pergament & Cepeda LLP, US
Dr. Anila Kethe, Scientific Advisor and U.S. Patent Agent (Limited Recognition), Pergament & Cepeda LLP, US
- Ms. Kamaljeet Pannu, Research Scientist, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd.

Anila Kethe Edward Pergament Kamaljeet Pannu Carl Richard Haarmann

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Le Meridien

Speakers -
- Mr. Sidharth Das, Senior Partner, Auromaa Associates, India
- Mr. Richard Baddeley, Principal, Watermark, Australia
- Aurobinda Panda, Founder & Managing Partner, Lex Protector

Aurobinda Panda Richard Baddeley Sidharth Das

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

High Tea & Cocktail

Le Meridien

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

- Ashima Katara, Patent Manager, Hindustan Unilver Limited
- Vandana Prabhu, IP Counsel, Siemens Technology & Services Pvt. Ltd.

Ashima Katara 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

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

Speaker -
- Mr. A. B. M. Hamidul Mishbah, Managing Partner, Old Bailey Chambers
- Mr. Munish Sudan, Head -IP, Tata Steel
- Ms. Anku Khanna, The Attorneys, Corporate Law Consultants

A. B. M. Hamidul Mishbah Munish Sudan Venkat Reddy Donthi Reddy

1:00 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

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

Speaker -
- Mr. Rowan Joseph, Patent Litigator, Von Seidels, South Africa
- Ms. Anvita Bajpai, Founder, Sunvai - AI meets IP - use-cases for everyone

Anvita Bajpai Rowan Joseph Shobana Iyer

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

BT X: Anti-counterfeiting and Brand Protection

Le Meridien

Speaker -
- Sudeep Chaterjee, Singh & Singh

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Le Meridien

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

M. Lakshmikumaran Shashank Mauria

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

BT XII: Open source and its impact on Patent Portfolio

Le Meridien

Speaker -
- Mr. Aahit Gaba, Senior Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, India

Aahit Gaba

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

Speaker -
- Sameer Kumar Wadappi, Managing Partner, Innokrish consulting services
- Balwant Rawat, Leader of IP and Innnovation Management, Daimler
- Mr Ram Mohan Sitaraman, Principal Engineer - IP Head, Mahindra & Mahindra

Balwant Rawat Ram Mohan Sitaraman Sameer Kumar Wadappi

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Le Meridien

Speaker - 
- Mr. Raghavender G.R., Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India.

Raghavender G.R.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Le Meridien

Moderator -
- Dr. Shirish A., Shah, Chief Scientific Officer, Development and Regulatory Affairs, EZRA Pharma, LLC, India
- Mr. Timothy H. Kratz Partner Kratz & Barry Atlanta

Shirish A. Shah Timothy H. Kratz

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BT XVI: I-HIPP

Le Meridien

Speaker -
- 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

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

High Tea & Cocktail

Le Meridien

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