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

Guest of Honour -
- Dr. R. S. Sodhi, Managing Director, Gujarat Co-Operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., India
- Mr. Mahendra Kumar Agarwal, CEO GATI Ltd., India

Distinguished Guests -
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Dr. Mohan Dewan, Principal, R K Dewan & Co., India
- Mr. Chid Iyer, Partner, Sughrue Mion
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar Partner Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
- Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand, India
- Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India
- Dr. Sourabh Khemani, Director, L. S. Davar & Co., India
- Mr. Hemant Singh, Managing Partner, INTTL Advocare, India
- Dr. S. K. Murthy, Patent Counsel, Intel, India

Chid Iyer Dhanpat Ram Agarwal Hari Subramaniam Heinz Goddar Hemant Singh Mahendra Kumar Agarwal Mohan Dewan Nirmala Sitharaman Pravin Anand R. S. Sodhi S. K. Murthy 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 (Plenary Hall)

Speakers -
- Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Archana Shanker, Senior Partner, Anand & Anand, India
- 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
- Mr. J. N. L. Anil Kumar, Senior Consultant, LexOrbis, India

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

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Group Photograph Session

Vigyan Bhavan

1:10 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 (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. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- 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. Sumantra Mukherjee, Director - Innovation and IP Advisory, KPMG, India

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

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 -
- Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog, Government of India

Guest of Honour -
- Dr. R. S. Sodhi, Managing Director, Amul, India

 

R. S. Sodhi Rajiv Kumar

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)

Speakers - 
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar Partner Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany 
- 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 Erik van der Vyver Heinz Goddar 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 -
- Dr. Shankar Venugopal, Vice President, Mahindra & Mahindra, India

Speaker -
- Dr. Patnala Sri Rama Chandra Murthy, Head IPR, Neuland Laboratories
- Mr Balwant Rawat, Leader of IP and Innnovation Management, Mercedes-Benz R&D India, India
- Mr Munish Sudan, Head IP, Tata Steel
- Mr. Subhrajit Dey, Technology Leader, Shell
- Mr. Surajit Atha, Leader, IP & Tech Intelligence, GE India
- Ms Ashalatha Devarajan, Honeywell

Balwant Rawat Munish Sudan Patnala Sri Rama Chandra Murthy Shankar M Venugopal

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
- 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

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

Abhishek Jan Carl-Richard Haarmann 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 (Inspire)

Speakers -
- Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys, India
- Mr. Naveen Gupta, Director, KPMG, India
- Mr. CR Jacob, 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)

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. Arshad Jamil, Associate Vice President & Head - IPR, Biocon Limited, India
- Dr. Markus Engelhard, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany - Update on European patent term extensions – the SPC manufacturing waiver
- Mr. Oliver Ladendorf, German and European Patent Attorney, Partner, Kraus & Weisert Patent Attorneys, Germany
- Dr. Indira Banerjee, L.S.Davar & Co

Indira Banerjee Markus Engelhard Oliver Ladendorf Arshad Jamil

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BT VII: Patent Construction and Infringement in the Life Sciences

Le Meridien (Desire)

Speakers - 
- Speaker from Subramaniam & Associates
- 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
- Ms. Kavita M. Nigam, Partner, Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP, India

Kavita M. Nigam Richard Baddeley Siddharth Mathur Sidharth Das Vaishali Mittal

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 (Sovereign)

Moderator -
- Dr. Mohan Dewan, Principal, R K Dewan & Co.

Speakers -
- Ashima Katara, Patent Manager, Hindustan Unilever Limited
- Vandana Prabhu, IP Counsel, Siemens Technology & Services Pvt. Ltd.
- Rajiv Gupta, Reliance Industries

Ashima Katara Mohan Dewan 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. André Frieden, Chief IP Counsel / Associate General Counsel, Wipro, India
- Mr. Abhai Pandey, Partner, Lex Orbis, India
- Mr. Munish Sudan, Head -IP, Tata Steel
- Ms. Anku Khanna, The Attorneys, Corporate Law Consultants


Abhai Pandey Andre Frieden Munish Sudan 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

Anvita Bajpai Rajiv Bhatnagar Rowan Joseph Shobana Iyer

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

BT X: Anti-counterfeiting and Brand Protection

Le Meridien (Sovereign II)

Speakers -
- Mr. Tejveer Bhatia, Singh & Singh, India
- Mr. Amit Bhasin, General Manager – Legal and Corporate Secretarial, Hindustan Unilever Limited, India

Amit Bhasin

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
- Dr. Kumkum Jain, Sr. Patent Analyst Ph.D (Chemistry), SS Rana & Co, India

Bitika Sharma Kumkum Jain 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, Boehmert & Boehmert
- Mr. Aahit Gaba, Senior Counsel, Hewlett Packard, India
- Mr. Saurabh Vaid, Patent Attorney & IP Specialist, L.S.Davar & Co., India
- Mr. Kapil Chaudhary, Corporate Counsel, India and SAARC, Auto Desk, India

Aahit Gaba Biju K. Nair Kapil Chaudhary 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 Ram Mohan Sitaraman, Principal Engineer - IP Head, Mahindra & Mahindra
- Mr. Sumit Dhingra, Manager - Patents, Hewlett-Packard, India
- Mr. Subodh Thali, Vice President – IP, Search & Analytics, CPA Global, India

Balwant Rawat Ram Mohan Sitaraman Sameer Kumar Wadappi Subodh Thali Sumit Dhingra

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
- Mr. Satyajit Gupta, Vice President - Legal, Star TV India
- Mr. André Frieden, Chief IP Counsel / Associate General Counsel, Wipro, India

Andre Frieden Dhruv Anand 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)

Moderator -
- Dr. Shirish A., Shah, Chief Scientific Officer, Development and Regulatory Affairs, EZRA Pharma, LLC, India

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 Shirish A. Shah 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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