Innovation is essential not only for a thriving ICTE sector but also positively impacts the overall economic climate. Intellectual property as an essential ingredient to spur innovation and entrepreneurship, aids businesses to develop ICTE solutions, create jobs and wealth and most importantly to compete successfully on a global scale.
Understanding this business imperative, MeitY and EPO is consistently working together in fostering a robust IPR-ICT ecosystem to help capitalize on the growth-enhancing effects of innovation vis-à-vis ICTE.
This year’s conference aptly titled “Creating a Robust IP Ecosystem for ICT in the 21st Century” organised by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), a premier R&D organisation, takes a holistic view of some of the key issues facing the Indian and European ICTE industries.
As emerging technologies such as SPEAKERSIoT, Cloud, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain evolve rapidly disrupting existing businesses and create opportunities for new value chains, we take a look at how IPRs can actually serve to foster rather than hinder innovations.
Computer Related inventions are another area that has been the subject of numerous discussions with respective jurisdictions developing its own set of parameters to evaluate. As legislators set out to devise a clear and comprehensive approach to patenting of computer related inventions, we take a look at the evolving global legal perspectives. Finally, we look at the software product entrepreneurship industry and assess the role of innovation and intellectual property rights as a foundation of the software industry.
An Engineer by qualification, a technocrat by profession and a champion of Information Technology by choice, Dr AK Garg is an experienced technocrat and a veteran in the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues. Currently serving as Director in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, Dr. Garg is handling a variety of responsibilities including heading the International Cooperation Division- a critical arm of MeitY to promote International Trade and Cooperation and e-Commerce initiatives. He is the lead negotiator in a number of significant global forums on e-commerce, which include RCEP, G-20 and WTO to name a few. Dr. Garg is passionate about promoting innovation along with creating an ecosystem for generation of intellectual capital in the country. He has initiated and implemented various schemes to support international patent protection by SMEs and Technology Start-Ups, increasing IPR Awareness and IPR portfolio of the country through public funded R&D programmes- a recent scheme initiated being Support for International Patent Protection in Electronics and Information Technology (SIP EIT-II). SIPEIT is one of the flagship programs of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology that is trying to boost international patent filing especially among MSMEs and startups from India. A firm believer in the role of policy makers in catalyzing entrepreneurship, Dr. Garg is actively promoting Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs scheme (TIDE) an industry oriented scheme that actively nurtures incubation of technology startups and Multiplier Grants Scheme (MGS) which encourages collaborative R&D between industry and academics/ R&D institutions.
Dr. Schohe, partner of Boehmert & Boehmert, is a German and European patent attorney based in Munich. He joined the profession in 1992, following studies in physics at the University of Karlsruhe and Cambridge University and research activity in theoretical and computational physics at the University of Wuerzburg. Amongst other fields, such as medical devices, lighting technology and physical measurement technology, Dr. Schohe is particularly active in the field of IT and computer-related inventions, in which he prosecutes applications before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office for foreign and domestic clients. Apart from prosecution, a major part of his work is litigation, especially pre-litigation advice, representation of clients in court and coordinating international patent litigation, as well as oppositions before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office. He also takes a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution and is a trained mediator (MuCDR). Dr. Schohe authored several publications on computer-implemented inventions and regularly talks and teaches on this topic. He is co-editor of the intellectual property journal “Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwaelte”, past chair of the High Technology Committee of LESI, chair of the IT Committee of LES Germany and and member of the Committee on the Protection of Computer Software of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys. The JUVE survey of business law firms names him as a frequently recommended attorney.
B.P. Singh is an Electrical Engineer and Lawyer (LL.M) by profession and training, Presently Pursuing Ph.D (Law). He started his Started career as Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in IAF, served in various capacities for 15 years before switching over to the field of Intellectual Properties nearly 25 years ago, Functioned as Controller of Patents for nearly 15 years. He headed Intellectual Property office (IPO) Delhi and the premier Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management, Nagpur involved in training and education to in-house patent examiners and professional lawyers, scientists, entrepreneurs, industry representatives etc. together with policy advices in the field of Intellectual Property Rights. He actively participated in re-engineering of patent processing including development and implementation of electronic work-flow and also participated in formulation and execution of Examination Guidelines for Computer related Inventions (CRIs).
Damodar Vaidya is Executive Partner and heads the Engineering Patents Practice at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S). He has handled and managed large IP assignments for multiple national and international clients: framing of IP strategy and IP processes; assisting clients in identifying inventions; drafting of patent specifications; performing infringement analysis and freedom to operate analysis; performing patentability analysis and invalidity analysis; prosecuting patent applications before the patent office; and drafting pleadings for contentious matters. He has been actively involved in patent litigation and invalidation proceedings before civil courts, Intellectual Property Appellate Board and also before the Patent Office. Vaidya has also advised several clients on licensing related aspects of patents. Before joining L&S in 2007, he handled a variety of roles including that of Vice-President, Business Head, and CIO at Hughes Communi¬cations India Limited (HCIL). Vaidya has, to his credit, a work experience of more than 38 years. He has worked in some of the world’s most respected multinational companies, such as Larsen & Toubro, Philips India, and Hughes. He was a guest faculty at a premier Management Institute, Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon for subjects like Business Processes, IT, Retailing of Electronic Commerce Services, and Supply Chain Management. He has served as President of VSAT Services Providers Association of India, and also as Vice- President of Internet Service Providers Association of India.
Arvind has rich, hands-on experience in all aspects of IP, with an exposure to IP creation, protection, commercialization and asset management. With experience spanning 10 years, he was worked on search and analytics, IP portfolio management, IP strategy, innovation management, technology commercialization, IP licensing, prosecution strategy for patents, creation of patent families for technology picket fencing. In his previous role at Intellevate (now CPAGlobal), Arvind was instrumental in scaling the patent team and extensively worked on patent neutralization and searching & analysis. As one of the first employees at IPEngine, he was involved in drafting and prosecution of patent portfolios, setting up processes, training IP professionals on IP searches and IP analytics, managing operation and workflow, technology commercialization, technology landscapes, claim construction, technology evaluation and technology valuation. Arvind designed and developed process for LPO/KPO and designed and developed a patent portfolio family structure to manage IP strategies for global filing, and also work extensively on visual claim construction, Bilski audit, IP audit, and patent design around. At GlobalLogic, he strategized and defined a roadmap for IP protection and awareness. He trained employees in Ukraine, the US, and at various locations in India to diffuse a culture of innovation within the organization. He designed and developed an open innovation platform ‘GLIDE’ for capturing innovative and patentable ideas and implemented workflow for implementing the same. Arvind also reviewed IP clauses for service agreement for major clients, and extensively worked on free and GPL licenses and architected strategies for design around to prevent license violations. Arvind also managed an agile team for software development and acted as a project manager for ‘Velocity’ – an agile platform for software development.
Dr Mohan Dewan is the principal of R K Dewan &Co, with over 45 years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property Rights. Dr Dewan is a practicing advocate and jurist. He is a registered Patent & Trademark attorney. Dr Dewan has the unique distinction of being an exceptional litigator along with being an expert in patent & trademark prosecution. Having drafted and successfully prosecuted several thousand patent specifications, he has come to be acknowledged as a specialist in patent specification drafting. Dr Dewan has obtained over 5000 patents for various Indian and foreign clients in almost every sphere of technology. His firm represents over 4000 clients worldwide. Dr Dewan pioneered anti-counterfeiting strategies and litigation in India. His areas of expertise also extend to negotiating technology transfers and IP valuation. He is also extensively involved in IPR teaching and training. Between the years 1988-1993, he was Head of the Department of Intellectual Property Law at Howard College, University of Natal, where he also taught private international law. Currently, Dr Dewan is actively involved in seminars & workshops on IPR for training students, executives, IP professionals and patent office examiners.
Georg Weber began his career at the European Patent Office (EPO) as an examiner in the technical field of food chemistry, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics but also agriculture, mining and general process engineering. In 2003 he became director of a department for biomedical engineering. Since 2005 has been a director in the ICT field and followed the patent filing trends in this strong growing area over more than one decade.
Registrations are full !!!
Welcome addresses and keynote speech
Presentation by MeitY representative on patentability of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs) in India and its role in promoting Innovation
Presentation by EPO Representative on Computer Implemented Inventions (CII) in Europe along with recent case law
Presentation by USPTO Representative on “patentability of software inventions in the US and recent case law.”
Practice followed in IPO with regard to Examination of CRI
Best practice in drafting ICT patent applications in accordance with Indian patent law and the practice of IPO India (case studies by Indian patent attorney)
Best practice in drafting ICT patent applications in accordance with the European Patent Convention and the practice of the EPO (case studies by European patent attorney)
Best practice in drafting ICT patent applications in accordance with US patent law and the practice of the USPTO (case studies by US patent attorney)
|Registration||Help Desk||09:00-09:30 hrs|
|Welcome remarks||Welcome remarks by Mr. R Y Deshpande, Director-Legal and Head Admin CDAC Pune||09:30-09:45 hrs|
|Presentation on patentability of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs) in India and its role in promoting Innovation||Dr. A K Garg, Director, Innovation and IPR Division, MeitY||09:45-10:15 hrs|
|Q&A||10:15 hrs-10:25 hrs|
|Tea / Coffee Break||10:25 hrs-10:40 hrs|
|Presentation on Computer Implemented Inventions (CII) in Europe along with recent case law||Mr Georg Weber, Director ICT, EPO||10:40 hrs-11:10 hrs|
|Q&A||11:10 hrs-11:20 hrs|
|Presentation on “Patentability of software inventions in the US and recent case law.”||Mr. Arvind Chopra, IP Advisor, EBTC.||11:20 hrs-11:50 hrs|
|Q&A||11:50 hrs-12:00 hrs|
|Practice followed in IPO with regard to Examination of CRI||Shri B P Singh, Deputy Controller of Patents and Designs, IPO||12:00 hrs-12:30 hrs|
|Best practice in drafting ICT patent applications in accordance with Indian patent law and the practice of IPO India (case studies by Indian patent attorney)||Dr. Mohan Dewan, Advocate, Patent & Trademark Attorney, R K Dewan & Co.||12:30 hrs-13:00 hrs|
|Q&A||13:00 hrs-13:15 hrs|
|Networking Lunch||13:15 hrs-14:00 hrs|
|Best practice in drafting ICT patent applications in accordance with the European Patent Convention and the practice of the EPO (case studies by European patent attorney)||Dr Stefan Schohe, European Patent Attorney, Boehmert & Boehmert||14:00-14:45 hrs|
|Q&A||14:45 hrs-15:00 hrs|
|Best practice in drafting ICT patent applications in accordance with US patent law and the practice of the USPTO (case studies by US patent attorney)||Mr. Damodar Vaidya, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan (L&S)||15:00 hrs-15:45 hrs|
|Q&A||15:45 hrs-16:00 hrs|
|Tea / Coffee Break||16:00 hrs-16:15 hrs|
|Role of IPR in ICT, R&D and Innovation||Dr. A K Garg, Director, Innovation and IPR Division and HoD International Cooperation Division, MeitY.||16:15 hrs-16:45 hrs|
|Closing remarks and vote of thanks||Mr. M D Kulkarni, Associate Director and HoD GIST, CDAC Pune||16:45 hrs-17:15 hrs|
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