The first one was on IPR (Patent / Trade Mark) issues faced by Start Ups and the second one was on " Regulatory challenges specially between promoters and business partners" .
The objective of this one day workshop was to understand the pros and cons of spending money on IPR protection and how to defend your intellectual property, once granted. Also, how to navigate the complex task of agreements between promoters, either domestic of international, so that the interests of all are protected and trust can be built up.
A brief introduction to the speakers is as follows:
Gerald Manoharan :Partner, J.Sagar Associates I advocates & solicitors
Gerald has developed a niche practice in the areas of corporate commercial advisory, including investment transactions and dispute resolution. Gerald�s corporate commercial practice covers: foreign direct investment advisory and transactions; India entry; corporate structuring; joint venture arrangement; venture capital investment; business transfers and corporate acquisitions.
Ravi Bhola | K&S Partners | Intellectual Property Attorneys
Ravi chairs the patents practice of the firm. He has handled filing and prosecution of several thousands of patent applications for clients in diverse areas of technology such as biotechnology, bioinformatics, software, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronics, communication, and mechanical. He also has vast experience and expertise in the handling of design applications and issues related thereto.
The Workshop schedule:
|10.00 AM to 10.30 AM||Introduction to �Kinds of IPR� focusing on Patents [K&S]|
|10.30 AM to 11.15 AM||An overview on requirements for patentability with Examples and Importance of Prior Art Search [K&S] including Q&A|
|11.15AM to 11.30AM||Tea-Break|
|11.30 AM to 1.00 PM||Prosecution
of Patents in India and USA, emphasizing on Software
Patenting and Filing Strategy [K&S] including Q&A
|1.00 PM to 2.00 PM||Lunch-Break|
|2.00 PM to 3.30 PM||Founders' Agreements - Advantages and Pitfalls [JSA] including Q&A|
|3.30 PM to 3.45 PM||Tea-Break|
|3.45 PM to 4.30 PM||'Externalisation' and Israel [JSA] (Setting up offshore holdings)|
|4.30 PM to 5.00 PM||Q&A|
This was a set of fun, interactive sessions with time for one on one interactions. There were no theoretical lectures! so do join us.....