Seminar on Advanced Intellectual Property Concepts
-Swapna Sundar, IP Dome
CHENNAI, iitm Research park, 5th july, 2012:IP DOME – STRATEGY ADVISORS in collaboration with Parthys REVERSE INFORMATICS conducted a SEMINAR ON ADVANCED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONCEPTS at the IITm Research Park, Kanagam Road, Taramani, Chennai, on 5th of July, 2012 (05.07.2012)from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
As Indian companies and research institutions develop greater dependence on the use of R&D for business development and leverage IP in the market, it is essential for decision makers in the companies to acquire greater sophistication in the understanding and use of IP in the emerging markets of South Asia, India, Africa, Eastern Europe and South America. The seminar imparted specific knowledge and information about these markets.
Dr. ParthibanSrinivasan, Founder and CEO of Parthys Reverse Informatics gave the welcome address, while Swapna Sundar, CEO, IP Dome spelt out the theme of the seminar.
The inaugural speaker, former Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks,Mr. S.Chandrashekaran, provided a clear, concise and interesting description of the Indian IPR system with special focus on Patents.
Special Speaker, Mr. Stephen Adams,Director, Magister Ltd. UK in his session on Harmonisation of International Patent Regimes provided an informative overview of the filing procedures and processes for seeking patent protection in various countries, emphasizing on the new and efficient procedures that have gained currency such as the PPH – patent prosecution highway – that would reduce the time and cost of filing and getting patents in different countries.
Special Speaker, Mr. ShubadipSarkar, Head of IP, Cognizant Technology Solutions provided information on the new product-led strategy of the Indian IT sector. His session was much appreciated and led to an interesting interactive session.
In an interaction on the sidelines of the seminar, Mr. Sarkar Shared that seminars of this kind is essential to improve the knowledge and information regarding IP among the stakeholders. Expressing appreciation for the organisers, Mr. Sarkar added that the seminar is a catalyst to ignite and initiate the process of IP development. Speaking on his subject, Mr. Sarkar said that IT majors in the country are increasingly concentrating on product development.
“IP sessions like these help in sensitizing people on importance of IP and the various laws and procedural aspects of IP protection and enforcement.
Companies are now increasingly becoming aware of the IP processes and therefore are emphasizing on the need of increasing the overall awareness among its employees”
Swapna Sundar, CEO, IP Dome in her session spoke about the necessity for Indian innovative companies to study the markets of Africa, Eastern Europe and West Asia as possible areas for commercialization of their technology. The strategy, according to her, would lead to better Returns on Investment (ROI)on R&D and thereby encourage future innovative activity in India.
PVS Giridhar, Advocate and Senior Partner, PVS Giridhar&SaiAssciates, provided information on how litigation strategies and IP protection strategies could be developed with a view to enhancing the value of IP.
IP Dome operates at the intersection of the Lab, the law and the Market and provides IP services including search, filing, prosecution, landscaping, mining, training and IP strategy to Corporates, research institutions and entrepreneurs. IP Dome’s interdisciplinary team of lawyers, engineers and scientists undertake IP processes with a view to commercialization and revenue generation for the IP owner.
Parthys Reverse Informatics provides services in literature curation, patent analytics and thought/opinion leaders’ research, across life sciences, chemistry, biotech, pharma and hi-tech industries.