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september 2012, friday | hotel itc park sheraton | chennai
a workshop on “patents in the innovation economy”
Workshop Flow 9.00 a.m. | Registration 9.30 a.m. | Inaugural and Keynote Address Keynote Speaker: Ms. Kalpana Reddy IP attaché, U.S. Consulate, India 10.00 a.m. | Session One Art of building a comprehensive IP strategy and effective management of IP This session will focus on the importance of building a comprehensive IP strategy that is aligned with a company’s business goals. Building a successful strategy requires knowing the answers to some key questions: • • • • What makes patents valuable? What role do patents play in achieving key business goals? What are the key strategic planning inquiries to make to build a successful IP strategy? What are the “new” issues (e.g., NPEs, Industry Standards, America Invents Act) in patent strategy? 11.30 a.m. | Tea Break 11.45 a.m. | Session Two Obtaining valuable IP protection This session will be interactive, engaging the participants with exercises focused on identifying key concepts and inquiries to be made in obtaining valuable patents. An approach based on strategic planning and effective management is critical to obtaining valuable patents. 01.00 p.m. | Lunch Break 01.45 p.m. | Session Three Understanding claims from both sides of the patent infringement fence This session will highlight key factors that impact the breadth and scope of patent claims. Participants will learn about some of the common errors in patent application drafting and prosecution of patent applications, and learn how to avoid making the mistakes that detract from a patent’s value. • • 03.30 p.m. | Tea Break 03.45 p.m. | Session Four Best practices of creating IP ecosystem within an organization This session will provide practical examples for implementing an IP strategy. Topics will include: • • How world class organizations create IP ecosystems and invest wisely Technology startups / Individuals – Best practices to build from scratch ( examples of how companies managed and won court cases against large firms, like the ‘Intermittent Wiper – Case against Ford (Movie –Flash of genius) Driving innovation through a patent system within an organization Most common mistakes and finer points
About the Workshop Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world focusing solely on U.S. intellectual property law, in association with Innomantra Consulting Private Limited, India a niche innovation and IP consulting firm, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Tamil Nadu Technological Technology Development & Promotion Center will host a one-day workshop. The workshop will focus on the importance of intellectual property in today’s global economy, and highlight issues and concerns related to protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights in the United States. The speakers are professionals with years of experience in patent portfolio development, business strategies, patent procurement, and patent litigation. The workshop will be divided into several sessions, covering a wide range of topics concerning creating and managing IP. The speakers will offer their perspective on successful strategies in patent procurement and enforcement, understanding the importance of patent claims and building and implementing successful IP strategies. The workshop will include interactive sessions, engaging audience participation.
Rajeev Gupta, Ph.D., is an attorney with Finnegan in Washington, DC. Dr. Gupta focuses his practice on patent litigation in the district courts and the ITC, strategic patent prosecution, and client counseling, with a considerable expertise in diverse areas pertaining to telecommunications, optics, semiconductors, and nanodevices. Dr. Gupta can be reached at email@example.com. Anand K. Sharma is a partner with Finnegan in Washington, DC. Mr. Sharma practices all aspects of patent law, with a particular focus on district court and Section 337 (ITC) patent litigation, as well as strategic client counseling. Mr. Sharma can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lokesh V Managing Director, Innomantra Consulting Private Limited, Bangalore India. He brings over twenty years of experience in the areas of design, innovation and intellectual property. He leads the Intellectual Property Management vertical at Innomantra. Mr.Lokesh can be reached at Lokeshv@innomantra.com
Keynote speaker Ms. Kalpana Reddy IP attaché U.S. Consulate, India
*To be confirmed
www.innomantra.com Innomantra Consulting is a niche consulting firm offering complete range of innovation and Intellectual property management solutions. Innomantra® provides end-to-end solutions for client companies focused on building a competitive position through innovation. Innomantra® assists clients in nurturing and managing product innovations and intellectual property in a systematic and effective manner. Innomantra’s offerings span the entire spectrum of innovation management ranging from promoting a climate and culture of innovation, Front End of Innovation and to the phase where commercialization of products and generation of Intellectual property takes place. Innomantra has strong partnerships with established European and US consulting firms, with vast experience in the field of innovation and IP. Innomantra® also works jointly with leading organizations like CogniStreamer® (Belgium), Cambridge Intellectual Property Private Limited (UK), Inpaqt™ (Netherlands). Innomantra’s clients range from small and medium size enterprises to leading Indian companies and Fortune Global 500 firms. Innomantra® is headquartered in Bangalore.
www.finnegan.com Finnegan is one of the world’s largest IP law firms. The firm has U.S. offices in Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Cambridge, MA; Palo Alto, CA; and Reston, VA. The firm’s four international offices are located in Brussels, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo. We have nearly 400 lawyers focused on IP—plus an additional 600 professionals and support staff, including patent agents, legal assistants, and research and information technology specialists. For more than 45 years, Finnegan has provided IP legal services to both large and emerging companies with valuable IP. The firm practices all aspects of patent and trademark law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, contested patent office proceedings, and litigation. We also represent clients on IP issues related to portfolio management, international trade and export control, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. The firm has technical expertise in virtually all established and developing industries and technical areas. The firm has developed a reputation as a leader in the field of IP law. We are consistently ranked as a top law firm by respected U.S. and international publications such as American Lawyer, Chambers USA and Global, The Legal 500, and Managing Intellectual Property.
www.cii.in The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded over 117 years ago, it is India’s premier business association, with a direct membership of over 7100 organisations from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 250 national and regional sectoral associations. With 63 offices including 10 Centres of Excellence in India, and 7 overseas offices in Australia, China, France, Singapore, South Africa, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 223 counterpart organisations in 90 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.
TNTDPC was conceived as a one-stop shop for Technology Development & Promotion, Technology Up gradation and Induction of New Technologies in Tamilnadu. The major task of the Centre is focused towards providing a helping hand to the small and medium industries and entrepreneurs in the state to reach and compete in global market place through technology innovation and meeting international standards. The center provides userfriendly environment, linking support and guidance from global experts and TN Government in upgrading the industrial growth of the state.
Delegate Fee* CII Members: INR 2,500 CII Nonmembers: INR 3,500 Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Center (TNTDPC) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) 98 / 1, Velacherry Main Road, Guindy Chennai-600 032, Tamil Nadu Phone: 91-44-42444603 Fax: +91-44-42444510 Contact for registration: Ms. Sowmiya D R, Executive +91-44-42444603 or Sowmiya.email@example.com Mr. K Samuel Johnson, Executive +91-44-42444530 or firstname.lastname@example.org Note: To make the workshop effective in delivering its objective, the participation will be limited to 70 participants. To avoid disappointment, organizations are advised to register their nominations at the earliest. *The fees are for workshop documentation and lunch
Delegate Fee* CII Members: INR 2,500 CII Nonmembers: INR 3,500
Note: To make the workshop effective in delivering its objective, the participation will be limited to 70 participants. To avoid disappointment, organizations are advised to register their nominations at the earliest. *The fees are for workshop documentation and lunch
Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Center (TNTDPC) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) 98 / 1, Velacherry Main Road, Guindy Chennai-600 032, Tamil Nadu Phone: 91-44-42444603 and Fax: +91-44-42444510
Contact for registration: Ms. Sowmiya D R, Executive +91-44-42444603 or Sowmiya.email@example.com Mr. K Samuel Johnson, Executive +91-44-42444530 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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