Patents in a Knowledge Economy - 2011

-A focus on Managing IP Risk & Strategy for Business Leaders
Wednesday, 12th October 2011 | Hotel Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road, Bangalore

Patents in a Knowledge Economy - 2011
-A focus on Managing IP Risk & Strategy for Business Leaders
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P., one of the largest law firms in the world focusing solely on U.S. intellectual property law, in association with Innomantra Consulting Private Limited, a niche Innovation and Intellectual Property Management consulting firm, will host a one day workshop. The workshop will focus on the importance of managing intellectual property risk and strategy in todays global economy, highlight issues and concerns related to risk in intellectual property protection and enforcing intellectual property rights in the U.S and several other countries. The speakers are professionals with many years of experience in patent portfolio development, business strategies, patent procurement, and patent litigation. The workshop will include interactive sessions, engaging audience participation and case studies to reinforce key concepts. Programme Chairperson: Dr. Shantha Shankar Head - Patents & Technology (Research) Workshop Flow 09:00 a.m. - Registration 09:30 a.m. - Inaugural Session Keynote address by: Mr. David Hill Partner, Finnegan,Henderson,Farabow,Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P., Washington,DC (USA) President, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Dr. Anindya Sircar AVP and Head, Intellectual Property Management Cell, Infosys Limited 10:30 a.m. - Session One 03:30 p.m. Art of building a comprehensive intellectual property (IP) strategy & managing IP risk Building strategies that closely align with a company’s business goals, such as keeping competitors away, gaining access to the technology of others or generating licensing revenue Methods of effectively managing IP risk 11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - Tea Break - Session Two 03:45 p.m. - Tea Break - Session Four Unlocking and monetizing the value of your patent portfolio Identifying valuable patents and extracting value from them

Understanding claims from both sides of the patent infringement fence Practical tips for strengthening your patents or identifying weaknesses in your competitor’s intellectual property 04:30 p.m. - Session Five

Best practices of creating IP eco-system within an organization How world class companies create IP eco-system and invest wisely. Technology companies - best practices to build from basics

Obtaining valuable IP protection with Special discussion on U.S. Patent Reforms Importance of strategic planning to obtain valuable IP protection

5:00 p.m. 01:00 p.m. 01:45p.m. - Lunch Break - Session Three

- Closing remarks

To whom: CEOs, CXOs, Presidents, Vice Presidents, General Managers, Strategic Planners, Senior IP Attorneys & IP Professionals and leaders / administrators from Business, Government and Academia

David Hill, is a partner with Finnegan,Henderson,Farabow,Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P., in Washington,DC.has a diverse practice that includes patent and trademark litigation, prosecution, licensing negotiations, dispute resolution, and portfolio management. Mr. Hill has particular experience in the mechanical and electrical arts and has also been extensively involved with a wide range of trademark matters. He has prepared many opinions on complex legal and technical issues. His litigation experience includes numerous patent infringement trials and appeals, Section 337 unfair import investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and trademark and unfair competition matters in state and federal courts. He has also served as an expert witness, as an arbitrator in several matters for the American Arbitration Association, and has acted as a mediator. He currently serves as the president of American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Mr. Hill can be reached at Anand K. Sharma is a partner with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P., 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's practice has covered many technology areas, including medical devices, neurosurgery navigation systems, locomotives, engine after-treatment systems, multi-wire cable fabrication, semiconductor probe card assemblies, DRAM, well-site drilling equipment, and consumer appliances and electronics. Mr. Sharma can be reached at Rajeev Gupta, Ph.D., is an attorney with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P., 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 nano devices. Dr. Gupta is an alumni of Indian Institute of technology (IIT) and also served as a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, prior to entering the legal profession. Dr. Gupta can be reached at

Lokesh V, Managing Director, Innomantra Consulting Private Limited brings 17 years of professional experience in intellectual property management, innovation and new product development. Prior to Innomantra, he led innovation and intellectual property activities at Larsen & Toubro. He began his career with the Medical Equipment and Systems Group at L&T where he spent 12 years in mechanical design and development. Lokesh, a Mechanical Engineer, has an MBA from Symbiosis, Pune and PG Diploma in IP Law Rights from National Law School of India University (NLSIU). Lokesh has chaired and participated as speaker in several Innovation & IPR conferences & seminars and contributed to academia as guest faculty at several institutions. He can be reached at

"Our clients come to us with some of the most innovative ideas on the planet. But innovation alone is not enough. Every good idea needs a champion." -Rich Racine, Chairman The world's leading corporations and innovators have entrusted us with their most valuable assets for 45 years. They rely on our legal , technical, and scientific experience. And they understand we not only speak their language-but we know how to listen, too. Thats the first fact you need to know about Finnegan and there are many more: • • • • • • More than 375 lawyers focused on intellectual property 280 professionals registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 11,000 U.S. patent applications filled in a three-year period Involved in 400+ district court litigations in past five years North American Full Service IP Law Firm of the Year, 2008-2011 (Managing Intellectual Property) #1 Band Law Firm for Intellectual Property (Chambers USA, 2007-2011)

Innomantra Consulting Private Limited is a one-stop hub for full range of innovation and Intellectual property management solutions. Innomantra provides end-to-end solutions for clients focused on building a competitive position through innovation. We assist our clients in nurturing and managing product innovations and intellectual property in a systematic and effective manner. Main areas of expertise are (a) Innovation Management (b) Intellectual Property Management (c) New Product Management We design processes and build specific interventions based on client needs, organizational priorities and environment to create a transformational organization through innovation. We have pioneered and developed the powerful functional innovation toolkit, Innomatics™, which can boost innovation capabilities of individuals and organizations. As technologists with expertise in intellectual property, we are better equipped to understand and handle the innovation needs of companies in various sectors. We offer the whole gamut of services for Intellectual Property that include process audit, policy & process setup, portfolio management, IP valuation, licensing, research, registration & protection and education. We believe that organizations can establish a sustainable competitive position through continuous innovation. This can be achieved through an ecosystem that nurtures creativity, a customer focused product development approach and effective management of intellectual property. Innomantra™ also has strong partnerships with established European and US consulting firms, with vast experience in the field of innovation. Innomantra™ also works jointly with finest organisations like CogniStreamer®(Belgium), Cambridge Intellectual Property Private Limited(UK), Inpaqt™(Netherlands)

Our clients' businesses and IP assets are global, and protection of these assets in increasingly challenging. With offices around the world and decades of experience assisting multinational companies, Finnegan has the resources and expertise to formulate and execute global strategies. We're located in research and technology centers such as Atlanta, Georgia; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Palo Alto, California; and Reston, Virginia. We regularly appear on our clients' behalf in courts throughout the U.S. and before regulatory and administrative agencies in Washington, DC. We also have offices in the key global markets of Brussels, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo. Our professionals are multilingual and multicultural, and they work with clients in real time round the clock and around the world.

Delegate Fee*

` 7500/- (all inclusive)

Note: To make the workshop effective in delivering its objective, the participation will be limited to 40 participants. To avoid disappointment, organizations are advised to register their nominations at the earliest. • The fees is for workshop documentation and the days lunch.

Contact for registrations: Rakesh +91 9342119667 / +91 0821 2414556 Email :,

Innomantra Consulting Private Limited
Head Office: Level 9, Raheja Towers M.G. Road, Bangalore - 560 001, India Regd Office: 16/1, Faraday Labs, 2nd Main, 2nd Stage , Gokulum, Mysore - 570 002, India

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