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MIP India IP and Innovation Forum

February 26, 2014 - Le Meridien, New Delhi



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08.15 - 09.00: Registration and coffee

09.00 - 09.05: Opening remarks by Managing IP

9.05 - 9.20: Key note address by Justice Prabha Sridevan, chairman (retired), Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB)

9.20 - 10.20: Opening plenary: IP, local economy and social responsibility in India

  • Are India’s patent rights working to enhance the local economy and promote local innovation and foreign investment?
  • What steps are being taken to improve the patent laws and promote the economy and how effective are these steps perceived to be?
  • Is promoting business being pitted against social responsibility and protecting human rights at home?
  • Agriculture patenting: Public IP education to promote the successful growth of the rural economy

Justice Prabha Sridevan, chairman (retired), Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB)
Krishna Singh
, CEO, Goldfinn Technologies
Tabrey Ahmad
, secretary general, Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI)
Pravin Anand
, managing partner, Anand & Anand

10.20-10.40: Coffee break and networking

10.40 - 11.40: Life Sciences (Pharma/Bio Tech: Implications on patent-portfolios in India in view of Section 3 (d) and Novartis

  • Patentability standards in India versus Europe and the US: what are the consequences of the discrepancy?
  • Novartis, Trips and the “right to health”: Will compulsory licensing be the new norm?
  • How to avoid compulsory licensing? An overview of options
  • How 3(d) is affecting patenting in non-pharmaceutical industries: Reflections on some unforeseen implications

Shamnad Basheer, ministry of human resource development (HRD) professor, National University of Juridical Sciences
Dr. KS Kardam, joint controller of patents & designs, Indian Patent Office
Dr. Alka Metha, head, Formulation Patent Dept., Cipla
Sundeep Kumar
, head - corporate & public affairs, Novartis Healthcare

Manoj Pillai, managing partner, Lex Orbis

11.40 - 12.40: Licensing tool kit for enhancing tech transfer in India

  • What is to be gained from working with local universities?
  • How is the government making provisions for better R&D partnerships
  • What does open innovation mean to you? Tailoring the approach to your business

Nilesh Puntambekar, manager- innovation & intellectual property, Emerson Innovation Center (Pune)
Dr. Anil Wali
, managing director, Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT)
Indian Institute of Technology
Munish Sudan
, senior manager IP & innovation management R&D and scientific services, Tata Steel
Rachna Bakhru
, partner, Ranjan Narula Associates
Ranjan Narula
, managing partner, Ranjan Narula Associates

12.40 - 13.40: Lunch

13.40 - 14.40: Trademarks: Building, safeguarding and promoting your brand in Europe

  • An Introduction to OHIM and how to obtain protection in Europe
  • What is a community trade mark?
  • Extended audience Q&A and discussion: Spot the infringement!

Matthias Geitz, attorney at law, LS-IP Loth & Spuhler GbR

14.40 - 15.10: Tips on successful patent filing in the USA

  • What constitutes patentable matter in the US?
  • Inconsistencies of the Supreme Court and how it affects your investments in patentable innovation
  • Best use of a provisional patent application and a guide to securing a high quality patent in the US

Pankaj Soni, partner, Remfry & Sagar

15.10 - 15.30: Coffee break

15.30 - 16.30: Software and technology patenting in India: Progress report on the Indian utility model

  • Is the utility model in India working to promote local R&D? How can we maximise its benefits?
  • A guide to successful drafting and implementation of the utility model patent in India
  • Comparative study of the Indian model and other non-Indian utility patents

Akhilesh Gupta, president, Patent Agents Association
R Lakshminarayanan
, head - intellectual property rights department, Samsung
Arachna Shanker
, senior partner, Anand & Anand
Rajiv Kr. Choudhry
, patent of-counsel, Saikrishna & Associates

16.30 - 17.15: Copyright in India

  • How to navigate new changes to the copyright framework
  • Analysing fair use defences in news aggregation and copyright infringement
  • Best practises to protect your copyright
Lakshika Joshi, head - content licensing, The Times of India Group
Maushami Dasgupta
- senior vice president (egal), PVR Ltd
Vishnu Rethinam
, partner, Remfry & Sagar

17.15: Close of conference


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