Ms. Chitra Iyer
Licensing Program leader
Chitra Iyer is Director and Licensing Program leader for India.
She also has combined expertise of around 15 years in the area of Intellectual property protection including Law firm and in-house practice. Her areas of expertise include IP transactional matters, IP Litigation, other IP enforcement, commercial contracts & Trade secret protection. In her current role, she is responsible for developing and growing Licensing practice in India. She was involved with the first SEP verdict in India and also cases involving highest damages so far.
She has held leadership positions in different MNC’s in India and Europe while handling a wide range of technology areas such as Pharma (NCE & generics), biotech, material science and engineering to name a few. Chitra was Head of the IP department for E.I DuPont and Philips with responsibilities for South Asia, ASEAN and ANZ before moving to her current role in licensing within Philips.
Chitra is the convener of the IP subcommittee of FICCI, and is also member of several organizations such as CII, LESI etc. and actively supports IP advocacy matters. She received two recognitions for her contributions to evolving IP landscape in India in Jan 2019 - the GIPC Award of excellence for “invaluable services and excellence in the field of innovation and IP” and the Legal Era Award “IP Star Woman of the Year”.
She also teaches IP in reputed universities (pro bono).