Mr. Irfan Modi
Senior IP Attorney
IBM India Private Limited
Irfan Modi is Senior IP Law Attorney at IBM India. He has around 12 years of experience working at Law Firms and MNCs. He is a Lawyer, Registered Indian Patent Agent and an Engineer.
In his day to day job at IBM India, Irfan is involved in all IP related matters including evaluating invention disclosures, draft patent applications for first filing at USPTO, prosecute patent applications at Indian Patent Office (IPO), review and advise on IP related issues/clauses in commercial contracts involving IBM India, handle Open Source Software (OSS) and Certificate of originality (COO) reviews, keep a close watch on IP related developments in India and drive/contribute towards IP Policy related work in India, advise/contribute on matters involving Copyrights, Trademarks and Domain name disputes and manage Outside IP Counsels (OC).
Prior to joining IBM, Irfan worked at top tier Full Service and IP Law Firms of India – Khaitan & Co and Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan where he advised different types of Clients (MNCs, startups, Research Institutions including Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)) on a wide variety of IP related issues (in addition to Patent drafting and prosecution related responsibilities) including conducting IP due diligences in large A transactions, conducting IP awareness and training sessions for employees and senior management of Client companies and preparing patentability, patent invalidity, infringement, claim chart analysis and market research reports.
Prior to joining IP Law profession, Irfan worked as Biomedical Service Engineer (around 2.5 years) working at Wipro Biomed and Kaya Skin Care Ltd.