Introducing GIIP: A Leading Indian IP Training Institute

I have the great pleasure of introducing the Global Institute of Intellectual Property (GIIP) to our readers. Many of you are likely to have already heard of this leading IP training institute that has notched up a commendable reputation in the short span of 2 years that its been around.

GIIP, headquartered in New Delhi is the brainchild of the legendary silicon valley entrepreneur and TIE founder, Kailash Joshi. With a recently opened branch in Bangalore and a new collaboration with Delhi’s National Law School (headed by Dr Ranbir Singh), this institute is slated to set global standards and help India generate well trained and well qualified IP professionals. It has also struck a deal with the world’s leading IP exchange, OceanTomo to offer courses in IP management and valuation.

Importantly, for those of our readers who wish to hone their IP skills and make themselves more employable in the current market, GIIP has begun accepting applications for the coming year, beginning July 2009. If you wish to register for their IP training programs, please click here.

I met Atulya Nath, the vibrant director of this institute recently and was impressed with the infrastructure (great IP library), the curriculum, faculty and most importantly, the vision that he has for GIIP.

SpicyIP Discount on Fees

Luckily for us, he agreed to offer a 10% discount to any SpicyIP reader that wished to register for any of the GIIP programs. To avail of this discount, please mention that you heard of the program through SpicyIP in your application (or please communicate this orally to the GIIP office when you register for any of their programs).

Readers may recollect the rather lively debates on IP education that we’ve been having on this blog. Given the dearth of good patent professionals in India, GIIP is a very welcome initiative. Indeed, it has already mustered a commendable reputation in India and globally since its inception in 2007.


A key advantage of GIIP is its excellent counselling service that helps a student chalk out their future career path. More importantly, GIIP strives to place its students with leading law firms, companies and LPO’s. Students of the past batches have been placed with leading law firms and companies such as Anand and Anand, Remfry and Sagar, Ranbaxy, Panacea Biotech, Intellevate, Evalueserve etc.

Courses Offered:

a) A nine month (full time) program, which includes 3 months of Corporate Internship.

Start Date – 29th June 2009. Classes will be held from Monday – Friday (10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.). For complete information, click here.

b) A one year (part time) program.

Start Date – 27th June 2009.

Classes will be held on Saturdays (10:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.) and there will be an Industry-Institute Partnership Seminar on 3rd Sunday of each month. For complete information, visit URL –

c) Short Term Courses and Corporate Series

Amongst other things, the training programs have the below features:

1) In-depth knowledge in US and Indian IP laws and processes
2) Curriculum has been designed keeping the industry requirements at core. Course material includes books, manuals and training material of Mr. Steve Shear (former US PTO Examiner )
3) Highly Experienced Faculty team, includes Professors, Patent Agents & IP Practitioners from the US , Europe and India
4) Practical, Hands-on training and regular exams, assignments and group discussions
5) Placements with leading KPOs, MNCs, Law Firms and Indian Corporate


For those of you who are cash strapped for the moment, GIIP provides a variety of services to assist the financing of your education, including educational loans and financial assistance through scholarships, and Corporate sponsorships.

Affiliation details:

GIIP has strong ties and collaboration with the following distinguished universities and institutions.

i) University of Washington, CASRIP, USA, to offer dual certification programs in India.

ii) IIT Delhi for conducting training programs on campus. IIT professors also teach at GIIP programs.

iii) William Mitchell College of Law(WMCL), USA for conducting post-graduate IP programs in
India and to attract Indian legal professionals for higher level studies at WMCL LLM program.

iv) Silicon Valley Seminar SVS Inc. for Train The Trainer (TTT) program and exclusive
publication rights for Steve Shear’s (Head, SVS Inc.) books on US Patent and Patent Process.

v) National Law University, Delhi for conducting training programs on campus and have their professors teach at GIIP programs.


GIIP boasts a stellar team consisting of resident faculty, overseas faculty and visiting faculty. Some of the luminaries include:

Steve Shear, (J.D. American University), Program co-Chair & Trainer
Dr. Heinz Goddar, (Ph.D. Munich U.), Senior Advisor & Mentor
Firasat Ali, J.D. (John Marshall Law School, Chicago), Trainer & Mentor
Hitesh S Barot, J.D. (U. of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law), Trainer & Mentor
Ravi B. Upasani, Ph.D. (U. of Bombay) , Trainer & Mentor
Robert Lee, J.D. / MBA (law and business) (UC Berkeley), Trainer & Mentor
Manish Kumar, Ph.D. (Jodhpur U.), Associate Professor
Bhavya Mehta, Ph.D. (Delhi U.), Assistant Professor
Bharti Birla, LLB (Delhi U.), B.Pharma (Delhi U.), Assistant Professor
Lakshmi K, Ph. D. (CUSAT), Senior Trainer
Mr. Rajeev Ranjan, ex Joint Secretary, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce
Prof. S.K. Jain, IIT Delhi
Dr. Guriqbal Singh Jaiya, SME Division, WIPO, Geneva
Dominic Keating, Intellectual Property Attaché to India from the US


a) Dr. Kailash Joshi, Chairman & Mentor, ex-IBM
b) Mr. Jerry Rao, Senior Advisor & Investor, Former Citibanker. Ex-Chairman and CEO Mphasis
c) Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Senior Advisor & Director, European Patent and Trademark Attorney, Partner, Forrester & Boehmert, Germany
d) Dr. V S Ramamurthy, Padma Bhushan, Senior Advisor & Director, ex-Secretary Govt. of India, Department of Science and Technology and Chairman, Board of Governors of IIT Delhi.
e) Mr. Atulya Nath, President & CEO, ex-CEO ASAP Solutions (now part of MindTree Consulting, Pvt. Ltd.)
f) Ms Girija Varma, Senior Advisor, practicing IP & Patents Attorney
g) Mr. Steve Shear, Senior Advisor & Mentor, Former US Patent Examiner

Contact Details:

Global Institute of Intellectual Property
45, FF, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, New Delhi – 110
Phone – (011)-3088 4000, Fax – (011)-3088 4034, Email – [email protected]


Shamnad Basheer

Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer founded SpicyIP in 2005. He's also the Founder of IDIA, a project to train underprivileged students for admissions to the leading law schools. He served for two years as an expert on the IP global advisory council (GAC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2015, he received the Infosys Prize in Humanities in 2015 for his work on legal education and on democratising the discourse around intellectual property law and policy. The jury was headed by Nobel laureate, Prof. Amartya Sen. Professional History: After graduating from the NLS, Bangalore Prof. Basheer joined Anand and Anand, one of India’s leading IP firms. He went on to head their telecommunication and technology practice and was rated by the IFLR as a leading technology lawyer. He left for the University of Oxford to pursue post-graduate studies, completing the BCL, MPhil and DPhil as a Wellcome Trust scholar. His first academic appointment was at the George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor of IP Law. He then relocated to India in 2008 to take up the MHRD Chaired Professorship in IP Law at WB NUJS, a leading Indian law school. Later, he was the Honorary Research Chair of IP Law at Nirma University and also a visiting professor of law at the National Law School (NLS), Bangalore. Prof. Basheer has published widely and his articles have won awards, including those instituted by ATRIP, the Stanford Technology Law Review and CREATe. He was consulted widely by the government, industry, international organisations and civil society on a variety of IP issues. He also served on several government committees.


  1. Achintya Nath Sexena

    Dear Sir

    Thank you for this information. In fact I was looking for some kind of an IPR academic support up North as I am from Lucknow and would like to ultimately have a consultancy of my own in that area. Is GIIP’s counselling service avaialable to their non-students like me ? I am kind of in need of a roadmap.


    Achintya Nath Sexena

  2. Anonymous

    Dear Sir,
    I am a microbiologist and very deeply interested to work as patent officer. I want to pursue a course from GIIP but because this is a highly paid course I don’t know whether to go for it or no. I know that they are providing loans but loans are for only course fee but what about living expenses?


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