SpicyIP Events: International IP Skills Summit 2016 in Bangalore

image001We are happy to announce the International Intellectual Property Skills Summit 2016 (IIPSS), to be held on November 11 & 12, 2016 in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, and home to around 500+ Global R&D centers.

IIPSS will be a unique opportunity of its kind to exchange ideas, learn best practices, debate on recent intellectual property issues and their impact on the industry, build industry awareness and network with various stakeholders. IIPSS is an annual gathering of Chief IP Officers, IP Owners, Head of Patents, IP Managers, IP Attorneys, IP Traders, Patent & Trademark Examiners, R&D Managers and Academicians. Inclusivity and collaboration is the key to this event.

Summit Highlights:

  • The first of its kind Global event touching upon the facets of entire IP lifecycle from ideation to searching to protection to enforcement to monetization
  • Two full days of panel discussions, keynote and breakout sessions, interactive learning and networking
  • More than 300 dedicated IP practitioners, IP leaders, CIPOsa nd thought leaders to participate and make it one of strongest Summit in recent history
  • Opportunity to attend master classes by renowned experts and one on one mentoring sessions from IP experts
  • A distinguished array of panelists touching upon recent IP scenarios from across the globe to give attendees an insight into the latest developments in the field of IP, to help gain profitability, to help refine IP strategies

In addition to terrific networking opportunities for the participants, a very high level of engagement and energy in each of the panel discussions and the breadth and depth of respective best practices is expected.

Agenda Highlights:

  • Patent information strategies – How to tame the patent information dragon?
  • Patent and Competitive analysis – The number game
  • Recent Global IP litigation – An eye opener for the world of IP!
  • Invalidating a patent – understanding the game plan!
  • Effect of Brexit on European Patents
  • Software patents – how vulnerable post Alice?
  • Software and Business method patents- at the mercy of patent offices!?
  • Global IP filings – Is there a way for unification and bridging the gap?
  • Patent prosecution trends in US, Europe, Asia and Latin America – Disparity at large?
  • Standard Essential patents – Bullying or Standardizations?
  • TM searching and filings – How to have the best strategies in place?
  • Need for skill based IP training and certification for Corporate, IP Firms, Law firms and Students
  • 10 things IP owners, in India, must know
  • Has IP made it to the boardrooms yet?
  • Start-ups and patent filings – The future of IP in India and leanings from the West
  • Master Class on patent information, competitive intelligence, IP trading and Patent prosecution

Click here to view the full agenda of the program and here to see the speakers for the event.


Some of the speakers who have confirmed their interest are :

  • Ms. Jane List, Director, Extract Information, UK
  • Ms. Monika Hanelt, Head, Patent Information, Agfa Graphics, Belgium
  • Mr. Jelle Hoekstra, Director, Delta Patents, Netherlands
  • Dr. Fabian Lembruger, Thomann Fisher, Switzerland
  • Mr. Raj Dave, Partner , Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, US
  • Mr. David Dickerson, European Patent Attorney
  • Elaine Bergenthuin, Managing Partner, DeBeer IP Attorney,South Africa
  • Theo V, CEO,GO, Netherlands
  • Mr. Haim Factor, CEO, Ofek Group, US
  • Mr. Denis Levchuk, YUS, Russia
  • Mr. A. Jainuk, Lathrope and Gage LLP, US
  • Mr. Yusuf Safdari, General Counsel at Sensity System Inc, US
  • Dr. Harish Chandran, Head IP, Novozymes
  • Dr. Sanjay Sarkar, Sr. Manager IP, SABIC Performance Materials
  • Dr. Jaya Murthy, Head IP, Eaton
  • Mr. Chammika Subasinghe, Head IP & Licensing, Siemens
  • Dr. Mahalaxmi Andheria, Vice President IPR, Panacea Biotech
  • Dr. Satish Tiwary, Head IP, Airbus, India
  • Mr. Lakshmi Narayan, Head IP, Samsung R & D,India
  • Mr. Subhadip Sarkar, Senior Director , Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Dr. Pinaki Ghosh, VP , KPMG
  • Mr. Balwant Rawat, Head Intellectual Property and Innovation management group, Mercedes Benz R&D India (MBRDI) limited
  • Mr. Munish Sudan, Head IP, TATA STEEL
  • Mr. Ashish Bodhankar, Research Manager, IP and Technology Intelligence, Dow Corning, India
  • Dr. Sanjay Sarkar, Sr. Manager IP, SABIC Performance Materials
  • Mr. Gautam Bakshi, Head IP , Sentiss Pharma, Gurgaon
  • Mr. Ajay Panwar, Senior Counsel, Patent Portfolio, General Electric
  • Mr. Vipin Aggarwal, former head Legal , Microsoft
  • Mr. Arindam Roy Chowdhury, Corporate Counsel, Juniper Networks Inc.

Who You Will Meet

The 2-day IP Skills Summit will consist of 60+ IP practitioners, Industry experts from US, Europe, Asia, India & 300+ delegates from PAN India consisting of In-house IP Counsels, Legal Heads, CEOs, CFOs, Entrepreneurs, Government representatives, WIPO representatives and Policy makers.


Register* today while space is still available. Please remember to reserve your seat for a Master Class as seats are limited.

Early Bird registration fee : INR 20,000/- per participant
Registration fee after Sept 29, 2016 : INR 25,000/-

*Registration includes lunch and snacks for both days and conference materials

Contact Person

For more information, write to Ms. Bhavya Mehta at [email protected] or call her at +91 9811287637.


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