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FICCI and The George Washington University, Washington DC announce Certificate Course on US Patent Law and Practice


Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and George Washington University, Washington D.C., US are jointly conducting the Certificate course on “United States (US) Patent Law & Practice“.

The course is of 13 weeks duration.

Start of Course                                       :     First Week of September 2013

Last Date of Receipt of Applications    :     5th September 2013


The course would cover US patent law and practice, infringement aspects and remedies to infringement available in the US.


Key Features of the Course:


• Participants from India to get recorded versions of the sessions by Chief Judge Randall R. Rader,  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) to view at their convenience;

• State of Art Course Material been prepared by Domain Experts in US; 

• Interaction with the Hon’ble Chief Judge Randall R. Rader, CAFC in January 2014 at FICCI, New Delhi; 

• Online Chat Session once in a week for 2 hours with expert from US;

• FORUM to enable participants to raise queries to Patent Law Experts from US and also to interact with other participants;

• Participants from Industry could participate in FICCI-IPR division events free of cost; 


The Course may be pursued by students of law, science, engineering and related disciplines, lawyers,  scientists, engineers, and professionals from disciplines related to patents, academicians, patent agents, entrepreneurs, aspirants for IP career, MSMEs.


Interested participants may fill up registration form available on FICCI’s website www.ficciipcourse.in and send it to FICCI addressed to Ms. Sheetal Chopra, Head, IPR Division, FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi – 110001.


For any query, Ms. Sheetal Chopra, Head, IPR Division or Mr. Abhishek Bajaj, Course Coordinator, may be contacted at e-mail [email protected] or phone +91-11-23487477 or at 011 – 23487477 (if calling from India).
NB: This would be a great event for anyone interested – and available seats are likely to be filled early – readers should contact FICCI (details mentioned above) to confirm their attendance.  
Rajiv Kr. Choudhry

Rajiv Kr. Choudhry

Rajiv did his engineering from Nagpur University in 2000 in electronics design technology. He has completed his LL.B. from Delhi University, Law Center II in 2006, while working as an engineer at ST Microelectronics in NOIDA. After his LL.B., he went on to The George Washington Univeristy, Washington DC to do his LL.M. in 2007. After his LL.M., he has worked in the US at a prestigious IP law firm based out of Philadelphia. Till 2014, he was Of-Counsel to a Noida based IP law firm where he specialized in advising clients on wireless, telecommunication, and high technology. Rajiv is a co-founder of RHA Legal, a New Delhi based law firm specializing in IP law, with a focus on high - technology, and patent law. His core IP interest areas are the intersection of technology and IP, Indian IP policy, innovation, and telecommunications patents. He is also an inventor with pending applications in machine-to-machine communications domain (WO2015029061).

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