The MIP India IP and Innovation Forum 2013 will be held on March 7th at Le Meridien, New Delhi. With several notable speakers and topics which are particularly pertinent to IP matters in India currently, the forum looks to be an exciting one. To see the agenda, please click here. Please see below for a note from MIP on the event.
‘Technical legal advice, reflections on the Indian patent system and insider guidance on monetizing IP come together at next week’s MIP India Forum’
‘‘Companies need to learn that IP is extremely important and without it survival may be impossible.’’ So says Munish Sudan, Senior Manager of IP & Innovation at Tata Steel. Munish, who will be speaking at next week’s MIP India IP and Innovation Forum, will be telling delegates that many corporations in India are not aware of how IP can be a significant asset and a valuable driver of profits. In a pre conference interview for MIP he said ‘There is a lot of interest in India’s growing economy so we need to be fully aware of the other players in order to compete’. Next week Munish will be speaking alongside several of those other key players, each of them revealing their expertise and sharing their experiences. One question which will be tackled is: ‘What does open innovation mean to you?’ Heads of IP from various industries will tackle this question head on and reveal that ‘Open Innovation’ cannot be used as an umbrella term but must be tailored and made to work for your company’s aims and strategy. Thus the vital matter of IP Monetization in India will show itself to be a nuanced issue requiring careful thought and strategic planning made in the specific context of your corporation’s aims and requirements. Heads of IP from corporations such as Emerson, Philips Electronics, Havells India Ltd, Samsung, Infosys, Microsoft and Cognizant will all be contributing their unique perspectives to the discussions.
Of course all of these ambitions are well and good- but if India’s IP system is to keep pace with its economic progress and appetite then processes and infrastructures must be ever improved also. Justice Prabha Sridevan will be delivering a keynote address entitled The life of P.I. (Public Interest) laying the ground for various conversations regarding India’s progress in terms of its patent cases, compulsory licensing and the role of India’s tribunals both within and across its borders. She can of course also be expected to provide a lively and interesting start to the day.
The India IP & Innovation Forum will be held at Le Meridien in New Delhi on March 7th. It is free to in-house counsel, R&D professionals and to academics. To register please click here