Global Institute of Intellectual Property engages the best patent attorneys, litigators and strategists to teach. Practical knowledge and mentoring are a strong part of the training.
Deepak teaches prosecution of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Patents at the India Patent office
Deepak has been a patent professional for more than a decade and a half and has extensive experience in dealing with pharmaceutical and chemical patents. His practice includes drafting patent applications, preparing and prosecuting both domestic and international applications as well as handling foreign patent filings. He has successfully handled numerous opposition matters as well. With a specialisation in microbiology, Deepak’s technical background gives him a strong foundation for understanding inventions and he helps clients think forward by identifying aspects of their inventions they might not have thought to patent, ensuring enhanced protection for valuable, market-leading innovations. His approach in drafting patent applications related to the life sciences is an aggressive one, aiming to achieve the broadest patent protection possible.
He also appears regularly before the Patent Office and has earned the reputation of a ‘problem solver’ given his knack for resolving stalled matters.
That apart, prosecuting design applications is another area that Deepak has worked in extensively.
With his long and varied experience, he has been invited by several universities, IPR training institutes and clients to deliver lectures on IP law. He has also written articles for renowned IP magazines.
Deepka has Master’s Degree in Microbiology and LLB
Sanjay teaches Chemistry Patent drafting and prosecution
Sanjay holds a Ph.D in polymer chemistry from IIT, Kharagpur. He went on to complete his post doctoral studies from the University of Southern Mississipi before embarking on his journey in IP Analytics with GE. After a brief stint as an IP Manager in Infosys, Sanjay joined SABIC. He has over 14+ years of experience in various aspects of patent analytics and is currently leading the IP team at SABIC, Bangalore.
Jyoti teaches patent drafting and prosecution in the life-science domain
Jyoti is a partner with the Patents team at K&S Partners. Jyoti is a registered Patent Agent with the Indian Patent Office and an attorney at law.
With a career spanning more than 13 years, Jyoti focuses her practice on patent drafting and prosecution in the life-science domain, specifically in the areas of biotechnology, molecular biotechnology, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, bio-pharmaceuticals and biochemistry.
Jyoti regularly appears before the Indian Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board in connection with prosecution and enforcement of patent rights. She also assists clients with patent searches, renders opinions on patentability and infringement analysis apart from managing patent portfolios.
She is a regular speaker at various conferences and seminars.
Jyoti has done MSc in Biotechnology, is a registered Patent Agent and has done her LLB from Delhi University.
Ankush teaches Patent Searches and Analytic. He has authored Courseware for Patent Searches and Analytic for GIIP Off-Campus Learning capsules.
Ankush holds a bachelor degree in electronics and communication engineering and has more than 10 years of experience in the Intellectual Property (IP) industry. In addition to his experience in drafting and prosecuting patents both foreign and domestic, he has experience in handling issues of patentability, patent infringement, freedom-to-operate and invalidity proceedings. He has assisted multiple inventors, technology driven start-ups and companies in patent landscapes, invention mining, portfolio generation and protection across multiple jurisdictions. He has been involved in implementing strategies for the innovations and different forms of IP so as to boost the businesses.
He has drafted more than 200 patent applications and 50 plus responses to office actions primarily in the domain of telecommunication, image processing, linguistic analysis, cognitive radio, implantable electronic devices, and software. He has completed more than 10,000 hours of analytics assignment in freedom to operate, patentability, validity, competitive landscape, technology landscape, and white space analysis
He is a registered Indian Patent Agent.
Purwa teaches Software Patent Drafting and Prosecution
A registered Patent Agent and Trademark Agent with more than 8 years of experience in Patent Drafting, Patent Prosecution, and Patent Analytics.
Awarded as a team player in Cognizant legal.
Acclaimed as an inventor of one of the patents on mixed reality. Drafted IP policy on “Legal imperatives governing AI” at Cognizant.
Authored Article on “Machine Borne Inventions & Ownership: A Patenting Perspective” published in International Journal of IPR and Lexwitness magazine in Dec 2019.
Authored 2nd article on AI and IP “Sui Genesis Patent Regime for AI related inventions”, published in IJIPR in June 2020.
Provided Training Teaching and training for managers, engineers and research scientists at national institutes including IIT Jodhpur, DST Rajasthan, NDRI Karnal, NBAGR Karnal, NLS Jodhpur, GIIP etc.
IP Consulting: Offers IP consultancy services including Patentability Opinions, Patent Analytics, Patent Drafting and Prosecution in the fields of Robotic Surgery, Tele-medicine and Healthcare Sector, Computer Related Inventions, and Agricultural and Food Sector.
To date, drafted and filed more than 300 patent applications. Further, prosecuted more than than 450 patent applications across India, US, Australia, New Zealand and EP jurisdiction.
Poornima teaches US, Indian Patent law, drafting and patent prosecution. She conducts in-person and online sessions.
Poornima brings a unique blend of intellectual property and technical expertise- Patent writing (US, IN, PCT), patent analyzing, IP training and R&D activities, that leads itself to a variety of roles.
Poornima has the ability of looking through a technologist’s lens and through the IP lens. This allows me to seamlessly operate with technologist and add value to the organization’s IP portfolio. She possess strong analytical skills with good understanding of the chemical art particularly pharmaceuticals, pesticides, polymers, colorants, software, mechanical, engineering and others. Have gathered good understanding in certain other arts (patent writing) and have the ability to translate the technologists disclosures to valuable strategic IP.
She is a registered Indian Patent Agent and a registered Indian Trademark Agent.
Training Faculty with NIIPM, Patent Office, Nagpur and GIIP, Bangalore
Bachelors in Law, KSLU- Enrolled with Karnataka State Bar Council
Specialties: Working knowledge of US Patent Law and Indian Patent law;
Indian Patent Office Liaison; Six Sigma GB Certified; Six Sigma BB certified; ISO 9001 (in house Trainer)
Maninder teaches the Indian Patent Act, Patent Prosecution, Trademark Searches & Prosecution
A Patent & Trademark Attorney with over 12 years of experience in various areas of Intellectual property laws including contentious, non-contentious and transactional matters. I regularly provide consultation & legal opinions to clients and advice on various aspects of Intellectual Property including its acquisition, protection, management, enforcement and its successful utilization in India and overseas. As a Partner at Orionis Legal my skills and time are devoted to implementing my knowledge to further the business goals of our clients through proper intellectual property strategies attuned to their business needs.
Dr. Chitra teaches Indian Patent Act and Patent drafting to help prepare for Indian Patent Agent Exam (Paper I and II)
Chitra, Partner at LEX IP CARE holds M.S. degree in Pharmacy, with specialization in Natural Products from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER, Chandigarh), and her Doctorate in the field of natural products from the same Institute in 2005. She completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy from Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Tamil Nadu in 1999.
Besides being a gold medalist in her undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses, Dr. Chitra holds MBA degree in marketing from IGNOU and Post graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from National Law School University, India. She is a registered patent agent and an advocate having a wide experience in techno-commercial and techno-legal background.
She has several research articles and patents to her credit. She has hands on experience on isolation, characterization and biological testing of natural products with respect to both small molecules and macromolecules; synthesis of chemical compounds and biological assays including screening of compounds in-vitro and in-vivo.
Chitra was part of the team which successfully handled the first Compulsory License granted in India for the drug Sorafenib, and has also handled several ongoing litigations of pharmaceutical compounds, in the High Court and Supreme Court of Delhi as well as other High Courts across India. She has drafted and filed more than 250 oppositions in Indian patent office and other jurisdictions.
Her expertise lies in advising clients, especially in the pharmaceutical sector, in building, managing and developing their portfolio of intellectual property rights. She has planned and built IP portfolios of several companies and Institutions, and is accomplished in conducting “Freedom to Operate” reports and providing techno-legal opinions. She is a visiting professor at GIIP, TERI and conducts workshops across India.
Dr. Tiku teaches Indian Patents and Patent Process and has recorded a number of sessions on Indian Patent Act for the GIIP Off-Campus Learning centre. She has authored ‘All About Patents’ and ‘Handbook on Patents and Patent Process (India)’ for GIIP program participants
Deepa is a partner at K&S Partners and based out of the Gurgaon (National Capital Region) office. Deepa is a registered Patent Agent with the Indian Patent Office and an attorney at law. She specializes in the area of Life Sciences, with an emphasis on patent drafting, prosecution and contentious practice, particularly biotechnology and pharmaceuticals as well as biomedical, nanotechnology, chemistry and polymer related inventions. Her Practice also involves advising both domestic as well as International clients on Plant Variety Protection in India as well as Biodiversity Act of India. Deepa also advises on enforcement of patents, freedom to operate, due diligence, technology transfer and licensing.
Deepa has been practicing in the field of patent law for more than 15 years with an added experience of about seven years of working in the industry as well as on the research side. She is a named inventor in total of 21 granted patents worldwide and has several publications and articles to her credit. Deepa offers a unique blend of science and law for handling and advising on complex life sciences patent matters in India.
Deepa is a regular speaker at various IP Fora and works on IP policy related issues as well. She serves as a member of the National Biotechnology Committee of CII, the premier Chamber of Commerce in India.
Deepa has done PhD in Biotechnology, is a registered Patent Agent and has done her LLB. She is listed in Top 50 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property and as most influential woman in Biotech Patent Law in India by AI 2018 Global Excellence award.
Rajeshwari teaches patent and infringement including rendering patentability opinions, drafting technology transfer and know-how agreements, licences, assignments; prosecution of patent applications in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and biochemistry.
Rajeshwari Hariharan is the founder of Rajeshwari & Associates, a full service law firm based at New Delhi (India), specializing in the field of Intellectual Property including Patents & Designs, Trade Mark, Copyright, Plant Variety Registration, Geographical Indicators, besides other regulatory and allied areas.
After completing her Master’s Degree in Biotechnology and Bachelor’s Degree in Law, she was admitted to the Bar in 1993 and practiced as an advocate before the courts in Pune as well as the High Courts at Delhi and Bombay.
Rajeshwari led the patent litigation practice and played a key role in managing and growing the patents team in a reputed and leading Delhi-based law firm. She parted as an equity partner from the firm after almost 14 years, to set up Rajeshwari & Associates.
With over 20 years experience in legal practice, Rajeshwari’s areas of practice include counseling on issues relating to patent and infringement including rendering patentability opinions, drafting technology transfer and know-how agreements, licences, assignments; prosecution of patent applications in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and biochemistry.
Rajeshwari was an active member of the legal team engaged for advising on issues related to reform initiatives in India. She has also advised clients on various aspects of Foreign Direct Investments, entry strategies, structuring of investments and acquisitions, drafting and negotiating of contract documents, as well as advised several clients on diverse high value and precedent-setting dispute resolutions.
She has rich experience in carrying out due diligence and handing of patent oppositions, revocations and appeals before the Patent Office and other higher for authorities. Currently, she handles patent and other litigations at the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts across India.
Besides authoring several articles, Rajeshwari is regularly invited to present papers and speak at various conferences and seminars in India and Abroad. Moreover, she has been rated by Chambers and Partners and Intellectual Asset Management magazine as one of the leading patent lawyers in the country.
Prof. James teaches Copyrights, GI, Design and Trademarks
Prof. T.C. JAMES- President, NIPO – Prof. James is currently also Visiting Fellow, Research & Information System for Developing Countries and also Visiting Faculty, Indian Academy of International Law. He is also on the Guest Faculty of many law institutes. He is also Member of Speaker’s Research Initiative and Member, Academic Council, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Shekhawati University, Sikar. He is a former Director, Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Division (2001-2009), Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, India. He has handled law and policy relating to various IPRs such as copyrights, geographical indications, designs, trademarks and patents. Earlier he had worked in the Copyright Office of India (1996-2001). He had been leader/member of Indian delegations on intellectual property rights (IPRs) to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), WTO and UNO during 1996-2009. He had also been key negotiator on IPR matters in bilateral trade negotiations with many countries including Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, US and EU (2002-09).
James was Research Advisor of the project ‘Geographical Indications and Localisation’ of the University of Warwick, National IPR Expert, UNIDO-ICAMT and also IPR Consultant, FICCI.
Prof. James is author of Patent Protection and Innovation, Geographical Indications: Frequently Asked Questions, and Copyright: Frequently Asked Questions, India-Africa Partnership in Health Care and co-author of A Handbook of Copyright Law brought out by the Government of India, besides chapters in several books on intellectual property rights. He has published many papers on intellectual property rights, education, history and religion, besides poems, in journals and periodicals.
Stephen teaches Advanced Patent Searches to GO-WON program participants
Stephen Adams is the Managing Director at Magister Ltd., an independent consultancy which provides a range of services to the scientific and technical information community, concentrating in the field of patents documentation. Before founding Magister Ltd in 1997, he worked for the UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, later for Pira International, and was the principal patent searcher for ICI Agrochemicals (later Zeneca Agrochemicals). Stephen has a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry, and an M.Sc. in Information Science from The City University, London, UK.
Stephen is also on the editorial board of World Patent Information, The International Journal for Industrial Property Documentation, Information, Classification and Statistics.
Subhadip teaches Software Patents and IP Management including IP Strategies, IP Risk and IP Compliance Management. Subhadip has authored ‘Software Patents’ for GIIP program participants.
Subhadip Sarkar works as Assistant Vice President at Cognizant and manages global Intellectual Property, Technology Licensing, legal operations, and Corporate Affairs. He is responsible for establishing and driving the IP and technology licensing strategies and implementing various IP practices across the Company.
Subhadip has extensive work experience in the field of technology and IP management. Some of his core competencies include managing multi-scenario IP strategies, IP Risk and IP Compliance management, driving product IP strategies, licensing and commercialization of IP, M&As, managing complex deal negotiations, Pricing and valuation of technologies, technology transfers, among others.
Subhadip speaks frequently at several industry forums, conferences/workshops and has to his credit several papers and articles/book chapters in national and international journals/conference / books, including a granted patent. He has been also recipient of various awards in National and International forums.
Dr. Sushil Iyer (formerly Sushil Shrinivasan) teaches US Patent Drafting and Prosecution.
Sushil is a Principal in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson. His practice includes all aspects of patent law focusing on domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution in a broad range of technological areas including mechanical and chemical engineering (for example, oil and gas drilling, completion, production and processing), mechanical systems and devices (for example, medical devices, tablet computer support devices, energy generation and conversion systems), consumer electronics and software, to name a few. In addition, Dr. Iyer’s practice supports licensing, drafting and reviewing a variety of agreements, due diligence investigations, preparation of patent-related opinions, freedom-to-operate studies, client counseling and strategic prosecution, including reexamination work. He is also a member of the Firm’s internal training group for licensing and intellectual property agreements.
Previously, Dr. Iyer was a Technology Specialist and then a student-associate at Fish & Richardson before transitioning to the associate role. Before joining the Firm, he was a graduate research scientist with hands-on experience in technologies related to fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, microfluidic devices, nanotechnology, software, optics, electrical circuits, and imaging technologies.
Joseph is an attorney with 30 years experience developing, protecting, and exploiting patent portfolios. He is the founder of QualiPat, LLC, where he provides improved patent drafting and technical writing training. Previously, he was Senior IP Counsel to SAP AG, a worldwide leader in enterprise management software headquartered in Germany. Earlier, Mr. Root served as Senior Vice-President and General Counsel to Fidelity National Information Systems, a public company providing data services in the real estate market. His career before that point spanned a range of positions both in-house and in private practice, including General Counsel to Marquip, Inc. in Phillips, Wisconsin, and IP counsel positions with Johnson Controls, Inc. and RJR-Nabisco, Inc. He engaged in private practice with the New York office of Kenyon & Kenyon. A frequent speaker and writer, he is the author of an upcoming book on patent drafting, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2010. Mr. Root received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University, and a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Before attending law school, Mr. Root held engineering and production management positions with Corning and General Electric. He served as an Armor officer in the U.S. Army, commanding combat units in the US, Germany, and the Republic of Vietnam
Aalt teaches Novelty, Invalidity and Opposition searching
Aalt is co-founder and teacher at the GO-Institute for the training course for Patent Information Specialists (PIS). After being the driving force behind the founding of a European Confederacy for Patent Information Users in March 2008 he has been elected as first President of the organization called CEPIUG (Confederation of the EU-user groups). Aalt van de Kuilen is also a member of the IPI-Award selection board, for the selection of the prestigious yearly assigned IPI Award. He is also on the board of Counselors for the IPIConfex and a member of the Advisory Board of Dutch “Octrooigilde”, advising the Dutch Patent Office for promoting IP-awareness.
Aalt van de Kuilen joined Solvay on 1st April 1980 as a chemist at the age of 23. In 1993 he moved to the Patent Department of Solvay Pharmaceuticals and received training as a Patent Information Specialist. He was leading the Global Patent Information team, divided over three sites in Hannover (DE), Dijon (FR) and Weesp (NL) with 6 patent searchers. In February 2010 Solvay Pharmaceuticals has been acquired by Abbott and the Weesp site is renamed to Abbott Healthcare Products B.V.
During the period at Solvay he became a member of WON (Dutch Patent Information User Group) and soon afterwards a Board Member of WON. He has represented WON in several external projects, like the PLUTO project on Machine Translation of Patents (funded by the EC), representing the Patent Information Community. He is a member of SACEPO (Standing Advisory Committee of the European Patent Office, by invitation only).
Manik teaches Patent Analytic, Drafting and Indian Patent Law.
Manik is working as a patents specialist with an experience of about 12 years in the Intellectual Property (IP) industry. He is a registered Indian Patent Agent and is actively engaged on complex and competitive patents related projects across gamut of technological areas.
His expertise lies in patent application drafting, patent prosecution, patent landscapes, infringement and licensing analysis, white-spaces and black-holes analysis for various engineering domains and technologies. He also caters to complex assignments like drafting revocation petitions, case law research, and pre and post grant opposition
He has been providing services across various scientific domains, and has expertise in automotive technologies, industrial equipment, heavy engineering machinery, marine technologies, electro-mechanics & robotics, medical equipment technologies, power tools, consumer products, business methods, etc. He has also got hand-on experience with projects related to software industry, mobile and computer technologies, electronics products, signal processing, and the like.
David teaches US Patent Law and Prosecution at the USPTO.
David has over 25 years of experience in patent law. Professor Berry is a Registered Patent Attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is also admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Michigan.
David was an equity partner in the Boston, Massachusetts law firm of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP where he practiced IP law for 15 years. In private practice, Professor Berry has represented clients in patent procurement, licensing, and patent disputes, including in such fields as consumer products, biotechnology and biochemical engineering, semiconductor fabrication, computer devices, financial services, and e-commerce. He has been responsible for all aspects of patent and technology litigation, including bench and jury trials, Markman hearings, pre-litigation investigation, discovery, motion practice, and appellate practice, including successfully arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Since 2002, Professor Berry has been an educator and scholar concentrating on patent law and practice, and teaches courses in Patent Law, Patent Procurement, Patent Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, and Licensing of Intellectual Property. From 2002 to 2014, he was a Director of the Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law at Western Michigan
University – Cooley Law School, where he developed an extensive IP law curriculum, including a post-graduate program granting an LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property Law. He was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus at WMU in 2014. He currently is an adjunct professor at Wayne State University Law School where he is responsible for the Wayne Law Patent Procurement Clinic, a USPTO-certified law school clinical program.
He graduated from the University of Michigan (J.D., cum laude, and B.A.).
Firasat teaches US Patent Law and Drafting.
Firasat has over twelve years of experience in litigating, prosecuting, and counseling clients on intellectual property (IP) matters. His litigation experiences include serving as trial counsel in several patent cases taken successfully to verdict both in Federal District Courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). His prosecution and portfolio management experiences include preparing and prosecuting patents in a wide range of electrical, mechanical, and software technologies, managing portfolios and supervising attorneys on prosecution matters, advising both small and large clients on portfolio growth, and managing IP issues for two Motorola divisions.
Firasat has a deep technical background and has worked with a wide range of technologies, for example, Firasat has worked with the following technologies: Mobile Applications, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicle, Shared Economy Applications, Automotive, analog/digital circuits, biotech, consumer electronics, hardware/networking, Internet, LCD panels and controllers, medical/surgical devices, optical storage, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, servers/routers, software, and space systems.
Firasat frequently publishes and speaks on various IP topics. Some of his engagements include University of California Berkley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, India-based Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), and Motorola, Inc., where Firasat has taught several courses on topics relating to enforcement and thorough protection of intellectual property.
Firasat had a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School: Chicago, Illinois, M.S. degree from the Pennsylvania State University and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Temple University: Philadelphia
Bar Admissions: United States Patent and Trademark Office; State Bar of California.
Ravi Upasani teaches research and analysis of patent information pertaining to pharmaceutical.
Ravi is a Biopharmaceutical Intellectual Property professional with extensive background and expertise in devising and implementing patent filing strategies that protect inventions and emerging technologies. Possess around 10 years of experience in IP, and 15 years of experience in medicinal chemistry.
- 8 Years of experience in directing IP departments
- Drafting, filing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications
- 150 small molecule composition of matter patent applications
- 10 US applications issued/allowed
- Several in person “Examiner’s Interview”
- Conducting structure-based IP searches and performing freedom-to-operate (FTO) analysis on small molecule drug candidates
- Developing and implementing
- effective patent filing strategy based on SAR (Structure-Activity Relationship) and bioisosterism
- effective and pre-emptive strategies with respect to potential third party conflicting IP
- Managing all IP aspects of collaboration with big pharma (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Roche)
- Performing Due Diligence of third party IP for in-licensing and collaboration activities
- Providing strategic intellectual property advice and intellectual property portfolio management (>400 patents and patent applications; US and foreign counterparts)
- Providing research and analysis of patent information pertaining to pharmaceutical projects Patent lifecycle management (patent term extension)
- Conducting IP analysis for licensing and M&A activities
Ravi has a Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from University of Bombay, M.Sc., Organic Chemistry and B.Sc., Chemistry from University of Bombay. He is Registered Patent Agent (Reg. No. 53,712)
Manish Kumar teaches Indian IP, Patent Drafting. Manish has authored Handbook on IPR and recorded sessions for participants of GIIP’s Off-Campus Learning Centre.
Manish was extensively trained by Steve Shear on US Patent Law, Drafting and Prosecution at the USPTO.
Manish is Head, Department of Production & Industrial Engineering at the MBM Engineering College, JNV University Jodhpur.
Manish did his Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) on “Development of A Computer Aided Process Planning System Integrated with Production Scheduling for Axisymmetric Components in A Job Shop Environment” Prior to that he did M.E. Mechanical Engineering (Specialization in Production & Industrial Engineering) and B.E. Mechanical Engineering from J.N.V. University, Jodhpur, with Honours Division
Bart Wezenbeek teaches European Patent Law. Bart has authored EP Patent Law Handbook and recorded sessions for participants of GIIP’s Off-Campus Learning Centre.
Bart is a patent attorney with a technical background in biotechnology. He has spent the first part of his career as a researcher in the pharmaceutical industry, where he then made a move into IP. From there he went on as patent information specialist, further qualifying as patent attorney and legal counsel, being active also in a small biotech company and finally in private practice.
Next to his day-to-day work involving mainly patent activities, but also experience in trademarks and designs, he has also been heavily involved in training activities, such as
- trainings to prepare for the European Qualifying Examination for patent attorneys,
- tutoring at the IPKM masters course in IP in the University of Maastricht and
- educating patent information specialists both in The Netherlands and in India,
- organising and speaking at seminars for patent professionals.
Finally, he has extensive legal experience, as a legal counsel in writing contracts, but also as a deputy justice sitting in panels at the Appeals Court in The Hague, as a member of the Disciplinary Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office, as a member of the Disciplinary Council of the Dutch Order of Patent Attorneys, and in writing annotations for the Kluwer’s IP database.
R Saha, Academic Head, teaches Indian IP and advanced topics, such as, IP Portfolio Management, and Commercialization.
R. Saha started his career with the R&D Division of the Civil Aviation Dept. and looked after the areas of aircraft evaluation, air-transport economics, air-worthiness and the conceptual issues and noise and vibrations. He joined the Department of Science & Technology in 1984 and handled programmes related to materials and engineering science. He was deputed to Ministry of welfare in 1988 where has managed the S&T Project in Mission Mode on Application of Technology for the Welfare and Rehabilitation of Handicapped until March 1994. He was also appointed a UN consultant. He also served DST as an Adviser (Scientist ‘G’) and headed, Science and Society division of DST, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) authority and the Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC) set up by DST at TIFAC.
He has conducted more than 370 patent/IPR awareness workshops in different part of the country, established 20 Patent Information Centres (PICs) in 20 states and published 117 issues of monthly bulletin on IPR since 1995 and many first in the area of IPR in India. Under his guidance PFC has filed more than 700 patents in India and abroad on behalf of academic institutes and other government R&D institute, which included IPR applications (about 300 patent applications) of DRDO. He also has launched women scientist scheme to give training to these women on IPR especially patent searches and patent drafting at PFC and other institutions handling IPR including attorney firms for one year. This is primarily for bring back to science those women who are having science background and away from science by any reason. In all 150 scientists have been trained so far.
Heinz Goddar, Director, teaches Patent and Licensing Law
Heinz Goddar with his office at Munich has a technical background as well as a PHD degree in physics, with a focus on polymer physics. He teaches Licensing Law as an honorary Professor at the University of Bremen, Germany, as a lecturer at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Munich, Germany as a visiting Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, U.S.A., and the Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, China, and as a Consultant Professor at Huazhong University, Wuhan, China. Furthermore he lectures IP Law at the Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, and is an Adjunct Professor in an Honorable Consultant in International Legal Services at the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
He is a Past President of LES International and of LES Germany, and has received the Gold Medal of LES International. Professor Goddar has been inducted into the IAM IP Hall of fame. Furthermore, he is an ad-personam member of the EPO’s Standing Advisory Committee (SACEPO).
Professor Goddar is counted by “IAM Strategy 250” among the “World’s Leading IP Strategists”. The JUVE Handbook 2019/2020 ranks Professor Goddar as one of the leading names among German Patent Attorneys with physics at their technical focus. Best Lawyers2018 rated him amongst the top attorneys in Germany. Legal 500 Germany 2015/2016 recommends him in the field of Patent Law.
Steve Shear granted exclusive rights to Global Institute of Intellectual Property to manufacture, publish, reprint and sell the reference works currently entitled “Basic Patent Process (US),” “Advanced Patent Process (US),” “PCT,” and “Claim Drafting,” (collectively the “Works”), in book form throughout India, Pakistan, Sri Lank, Bangladesh, Turkey and Malaysia.
A former United States Patent Examiner (June, 1967 – August, 1969) in the electrical / mechanical arts, Steve Shear has been practicing patent, trademark, copyright and other forms of intellectual property law for over 40 years. During those years he has prepared and prosecuted well over 800 patent applications.
He is the executive director and founder of Silicon Valley Seminars and has been conducting workshops for patent attorneys and staff and patent seminars for inventors, executives and general attorneys since 1984.
Steve Shear received a B.S. degree (with an emphasis on electrical engineering) from Washington University in St. Louis in 1966 and a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law in 1969. In addition to all of his other endeavors, Steve has been an Adjunct Professor and Member of the Graduate Faculty at the University of Colorado, School of Engineering and was a co-founder of a number of start-up companies including Colorado
Display Technologies, Light Engineering, Phiar Corporation and XenoPur Systems, Inc.
Steve is a painter and sculptor (www.shearstudio.com) and lives with his wife Susan in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains just north of Tucson where he is also busy writing poetry and walking.
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