IPBC India 2020 will bring together contributions from some of the foremost thought leaders from major international and domestic IP owners and industry distributors. For information about speaking and participation options, please contact Rebecca Learoyd at Rebecca.Learoyd@LBResearch.com

Click here to view the full speaker faculty from the last IPBC India held in Bangalore in March 2019.
 

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Manan Aeron
Senior IP Professional
GE Appliances
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Pravin Anand
Managing Partner
Anand & Anand
Pravin Anand has been counsel in several landmark IP cases involving the first Anton Piller order, the first Mareva injunction order, the first Norwich Pharmacal Order and the moral rights of artists.

Mr Anand received the National Innovation Foundation Award from the Indian government in recognition of his pro bono work for rural innovators at grass-roots level. He was involved with the first order under the Hague Convention and several significant cases for pharmaceutical clients, including Novartis, Pfizer and Roche.
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Rajinikandh Ars
Vice President, Legal
BARC
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Rachna Bakhru
Partner
RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys
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Vivek Doulatani
Manager, IP Strategy
Ather Energy
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Nisha Gandotra
Head, Patent Portfolio Management
Google
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Kavitha Gupta
Senior Corporate Counsel
Juniper Networks
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Arshad Jamil
Associate Vice President & Head, IP Rights
Biocon Biologics

Arshad Jamil is an Indian Patent Attorney with extensive experience in the legal and IP rights fields. He is Chief IP Counsel and Global Head of IP Rights at Biocon Biologics India Limited, where he is responsible for the company’s patent and trademark filings and policy, and handles global litigation for biosimilars. Mr Jamil manages Biocon’s IP portfolio of more than 1,100 patents and 650 trademarks globally.

Previously, Mr Jamil was a Senior Patent Attorney at Sun Pharma, where he handled abbreviated new drug application litigation, including Hatch-Waxman settlements. He has a BE from Mysore University (1991) and an LLB from Chaudhary Charan Singh University (formerly Meerut University) (1998). In 2014 he completed the SP Jain Institute of Management and Research postgraduate executive management programme. He is a distinguished speaker at national and international IP forums and has been recognised by the IAM Strategy 300 in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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M Jayakumar
Director, IP, Proprietary Products
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited
Dr Jayakumar is responsible for devising IP strategies for the proprietary products business from product ideation to commercial launch. He drives various IP activities, focusing on invention capturing, patent filing and prosecution, patent portfolio and lifecycle management, risk mitigation, litigation, licensing and monetisation activities.

Dr Jayakumar has a PhD in pharmaceutical technology from Jadavpur University and a law degree from Osmania University. He also has an executive business management certification from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
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Deepak Julien
Patent Manager
Ford India
Deepak Julien is the patent manager at Ford India. He has a technical degree in mechanical engineering and is a gold medallist and university rank holder. Deepak is a registered patent agent with the Indian patent office and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the prestigious Loyola College in Chennai. He leads Ford’s team of patent engineers in India and has managed Ford’s patent portfolio in India since 2012. Deepak works with product development engineers and researchers to assess and convert potential new concepts into patentable inventions. Deepak is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and a certified Six Sigma expert. He has a total experience of 12 years in IP in various areas including IP creation and management, promoting IP awareness through training, due diligence, providing novelty, freedom to operate and invalidity opinions, and preparing and prosecuting patent applications in India.
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Essenese Obhan
Managing partner
Obhan & Associates
Essenese Obhan is a managing partner at Obhan & Associates. Mr Obhan is an IP lawyer and patent agent, and has a degree in mechanical engineering. He has drafted, prosecuted and litigated cases in the mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical, software, telecommunication and agricultural sectors. He advises many companies, including some from Fortune 500, and India’s leading businesses on developing and maintaining their patent portfolios and IP strategy and licensing.
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Faiz Rahman
General Manager, IP
Wipro
Faiz Rahman is General Manager of IP at Wipro. He has more than 15 years’ experience handling various aspects of IP. At Wipro, Mr Rahman is responsible for the management of patent portfolios for more than 2,100 patents across seven jurisdictions. He also handles IP clearance for the commercialisation of software products, IP transactions, software licensing and IP disputes. Mr Rahman has implemented structured IP management and compliance systems for Wipro’s IT services business and actively engages with management in issues relating to IP risks and acquisitions.
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Balwant Rawat
Senior Program Manager, IP and Innovation Management
Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India
Balwant Rawat leads the IP and innovation management activities for Daimler’s India business units (Mercedes-Benz R&D India, Mercedes-Benz India and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles). Before joining Daimler, he led the IP centre of excellence team at Eaton India Engineering Centre and was senior manager of the IP operations team at Evalueserve. His areas of expertise include the systematic generation of high-quality IP portfolios through structured ideation, fostering intrapreneurship and innovation culture, patent portfolio management, patent research and technology intelligence and IP strategy development.
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Scott Schneider
Lead, Asia-Pacific Engineering
IBM
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Anand Shetty
Senior Patent Attorney
Hindustan Unilever Limited
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Gyanveer Singh
Senior Manager, Patent Portfolio
TiVo
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Pankaj Soni
Partner
Remfry & Sagar
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