Dr. Manoj Madhukar Haridas
Head - IP
He is guest faculty at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad for Strategic Management of Intellectual Property Rights and Harnessing Intellectual Property for Strategic, Competitive Collaborative Advantage. He is also Senior Advisor (Technology IPR) to National Innovation Foundation (DST). Manoj received his Patent Agent training at General Electric Global Intellectual Property Legal Operation (GE- GIPLO). He has received the Honeywell Team Excellence Award for Technology Licensing and Patent Enforcement. He has served as Member of Technical Staff with IPValue Management Inc. (an IP startup promoted by Goldman Sachs) in Intellectual Property Monetization Securitization. He was Vice President-Patent Operations with Pangea3 (since acquired by Thomson Reuters). Manoj received his Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and has held postdoctoral appointments at the Universities of Minnesota, North Carolina Hawaii. He has received the IEEE Best Paper Award for work on shape memory alloys and has authored several research papers, patents, white papers and IP strategy documents. He is a trekking aficionado and has written a book on his trekking experiences in Tibet Kailash-Manasarovar region. ITC Limited is a 102-year old conglomerate and one of India largest corporations with businesses in tobacco, foods, cosmetics, hotels, agri-business, paperboards, packaging, and Infotech. The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development addresses the unique social, economic and environmental dimensions of Indian businesses. One of ITC strongest innovations is e-Choupal, an efficient supply chain that delivers value to its customers around the world on a sustainable basis.