Speakers and Panelists
Tony Trippe | Managing Director, Patinformatics, LLC
Anthony (Tony) Trippe is Managing Director of Patinformatics, LLC. Patinformatics is an advisory firm specializing in patent analytics and landscaping to support decision making for technology based businesses. In addition to operating Patinformatics, Mr. Trippe is also an Adjunct Professor of IP Management and Markets at Illinois Institute of Technology teaching a course on patent analysis, and landscapes for strategic decision making…
Tony is an influential thought leader in the patent analysis space, recently wrote the Guidelines for the Preparation of Patent Landscape Reports for the World Intellectual Property Organization, has been named one of the Top 300 IP Strategists by IAM Magazine, and is the author of the popular Patinformatics blog.
Andrea Davis | Patent Research Expert, Bodkin IP, LLC
Ms. Andrea is accomplished intellectual property (IP) professional with expertise in medical devices and the mechanical sector. Extensive patent research experience in both in-house and outside firms has shaped an understanding of patent process requirements and an ability to tailor results to the need of the client, without compromising high quality. Collaborative, trustworthy and independent.
Passionate about the science of patent searching and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of tools that increase efficiency. One of the first QPIPs, Qualified Patent Information Professional.
- Infringement (Freedom to Operate)
- Validity searches
- Patent landscapes
- Competitive Intelligence
Rohan Turior | Senior Manager – R&D, Fleetguard Filters Pvt. Ltd
Mr. Rohan is Seasoned Intellectual Property Management Leader and a well-versed Technocrat with more than 12 years of rich and insightful experience in Innovation, IP protection, problem solving, Patent Circumvention and technology management. Theory of Constraints (Fundamentals) Qualified and TRIZ Level 3 Expert having expertise in IP Strategy Framework Creation and Execution…..
His Expertise Domains: Electrical, Automobile, Mechanical, Electronics, Telecommunications, E Commerce (Online trading), Semi Conductor, Software, Computer Networks, Bio-medical Devices, Business Methods.
Manish Sinha | CTO Gridlogics Technologies
Manish Sinha has 13+ years of experience in Intellectual Property, Patent text mining and categorization, file systems, distributed computing, storage and Information Visualization. He co-authored e-book on Patent Searching – ‘Guide to Practical Patent Searching and how to use PatSeer for Patent Search and Analysis’ first published in 2015. He has worked with users across 100+ companies ranging from fortune 100 to startups and provided solutions in form of product or custom software to help streamline their patent research and intelligence gathering workflows.
He has launched PatSeer in 2012, a fully-featured web-based global patent research platform with integrated analytics, project workflow and collaboration capabilities and Patent iNSIGHT Pro in 2006, a comprehensive patent analysis and mapping platform built to complement every stage of Patent Search and Analytics process
Founded Gridlogics Tech. (P) Ltd in Jan 2004 and successfully geared to the company to launch several market successful products. He is a regular speaker on Patent Search and Analytics at prominent IPR training schools in India, Member of PIUG (Patent Information User Group) since 2007
Christian Bunke | Partner, Managing Director, Basck UK
Mr. Bunke is a senior European Trade Mark and Design Attorney and UK patent attorney, founder and managing director of the Basck Group, leading operations in the United Kingdom, India and Poland. Christian started his career as a patent engineer in Sweden, moving into start-ups and higher management positions at CPA Global and CVON, where he was involved in building and commercializing patent portfolios. Christian has an MBA from the University of Cambridge.
Prashant Patankar |IP Counsel BASF
Prashant Patankar is IP Counsel at BASF. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of IP and He has worked with various venerated organizations to protect their IP assets. He has Steered entire patent management functions including evaluating technical disclosure, Patent search and Patent analysis, Drafting patent applications and filing in various Jurisdictions, attending Examination Reports from various Patent Offices, handling Patent Litigations and preparing Technology Landscape & Freedom-to-Operate Report. He has drafted more than 250+ original Patent specifications which have been filed in India, US, Europe, China and other Jurisdictions. Have successfully handled more than 30 Patent Litigations & more than 75 office actions
Garg Vyas – Manager Legal (Head IPR)| Bajaj Electricals Ltd.
Garg is seasoned professional with a demonstrated history of working in Intellectual Property Right and Brand Protection domain with more than 10 years of rich experience, vision and insights to strategically plan, direct and organize corporate intellectual property to grow the bottom line. Garg is Manager legal and also managing the Intellectual Property including the brand protection, anti-counterfeit measure at Bajaj Electricals Ltd.
Ajendu Sohani | Head IP, Encube Ethicals
Ajendu Sohani is Head IPR at Encube Ethicals Private Limited. He is registered Indian Patent Agent. As IP-Patent expert actively involved in providing IP strategies for Hatch Waxman filing as well as NDA 505(b)(2) filing, Business opportunities identification.
Madhav Kulkarni | Intellectual Capital Manager, Dow
Madhav Kulkarni is Global Intellectual Capital Manager at Dow Chemical. He has 20 years of experience in R&D and IP influencing research, innovation and business. His work influences the whole cycle of IP comprising Ideation, Invention, IP Protection, Optimization and Commercialization/Monetization, through integrated technical/strategic insights based on IP and Competitive Intelligence. Madhav has experience in pharma, biotech and chemical industry and has worked earlier at Serum Institute (Pune) and Biocon (Bangalore).
Raghavendra Bhat | IPR Head, MV KINI
Raghavendra holds a master’s in mechanical engineering from the UK and is a qualified Indian Patent and Design Agent. He is also a Registered Facilitator under the Start-up India Program managed by the Government of India. At MV Kini, Raghavendra heads the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) department and oversees cases before Indian Intellectual Property Rights office. Raghavendra is also actively involved in conducting IPR training and awareness sessions at organization and education institutions and has been a speaker at various national and international conferences.
Prashant Mehta | VP Technology, Gridlogics
Prashant Mehta is the Vice President, Technology at Gridlogics. He leads the product development strategy and works with the technology team in driving innovation across both products and custom solutions delivered to clients. He comes with an experience of 15+ years in software industry and have been instrumental in many product development and pre sales in the industry.
Nilesh Pandit | Patent Attorney, Tata Consultancy Services
Nilesh is having more than 19 years of professional experience. He is an Indian Patent Attorney registered with the Indian Patent office. He holds M.Sc. and a degree in Law L.L.B. He is currently working at Tata Consultancy Services and shouldering the responsibilities of IP Protection, IP Compliance for the protection of TCS’s Intellectual Property. He has experience of working in Corporate In-house IPR Cell, IPR law firms and Research experience in CSIR research Institutes such as National Chemical Laboratory (N.C.L) Pune as well as National Institute of Oceanography (N.I.O), Goa.
Chandan Bhar, Former Assistant Director, IP- Lupin Pharma
He is specialize in Analyzing skills of chemical inventions, patent laws and court opinions and has a versatile knowledge and experiences in multidisciplinary areas, Thorough with search engines and databases related to chemical inventions and patent affairs. He has an experience of working in cGLP, cGMP and SAP-enabled environment.
Kumar Anshu, Founder & CEO, Bots’N Brains
Kumar Anshu is a part time standup comedian along with Founder & Chief Everything Officer (a.k.a. CEO) of Bots ‘N Brains, a young startup with an audacious dream of transforming India into top 10 Innovation hubs of the world. He is an alumnus of IIT Bombay & IIM Lucknow and also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP, ISO 9001 Lead Auditor & Behavioural Trainer.
Abhishek Choudhury | Head Operations (India) – Nanobiz LLC & Director, Co-Create Consulting Pvt. Ltd
Abhishek heads Nanobiz LLC’s India operations (CoCreate Technology), based in Pune. Abhishek worked for years on various aspects of IP and Technology Commercialization. Abhishek was also engaged in multiple technology, IP and market due diligence exercises for Venture Capitals and corporates. Abhishek keeps advising startups and research/technology associations on various business aspects of IP. Abhishek takes care of material science domain and worked on numerous projects related to nanomaterial and nanotechnology.
Sagar S. Dhatrak | Assistant General Manager, Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
Sagar S. Dhatrak is working as Assistant General Manager in “Centre of Innovation” (CIT) of Hero MotoCorp Ltd, Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (Formerly Hero Honda Motors Ltd.) is the world’s largest manufacturer of two – wheelers, based in India. Sagar is Mechanical Engineer from REC, Nagpur and over around 12 years he has been involved in Patent related activities in Automotive Industry. At Hero MotoCorp Ltd., Sagar has started and set up Patents Department after separation of Hero with Honda, currently, He Heads the Patent Team of Hero MotoCorp Ltd.