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IPEX 2015 - Think Local-Act Global: Interfacing IP in a Globalized World

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre (APTDC) and Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Centre (TNTDPC) are jointly organizing the sixth edition of the Conference "IPEX 2015".

Date: 25th - 26th September, 2015
Venue: Hotel Westin, Chennai

About the Conference:
India's prominence in the global economy has increased significantly, sparking huge interest from foreign investors. It has opened tremendous opportunities for Indian Companies as well as companies having presence in India. In almost all industry sectors, multinational companies are now doing business in India. Also, the Indian companies are not thinking of being restricted to any one market. They have high aspiration to expand their market base and go global.

In the modern business world there is a general shifting from physical assets towards Intellectual Property assets such as patents, trademarks, industrial designs, trade secrets, copyrights etc.

Intellectual Property is acting as a primary source of value added growth and earning power for the business. The company's competitive advantage therefore lies largely in its capacity to manage these strategic IP resources.

The Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement laid minimum IP Standards for all World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries to protect the business interest of the companies having business worldwide. Now the time is changing; the countries are providing conducive environment to initiate the change in there IP systems to be in the competition and attract Foreign Direct Investment. While India has also done lot of changes in its Intellectual Property Regime, the industry sectors are yet to get engaged actively in innovation, R & D and design.

The sixth edition of our conference, IPEX-2015: 'Think Local-Act Global: Interfacing IP in a globalized World' aims to strengthen the participation of Indian Companies in current knowledge based economy. Now, it is time for Companies to understand the local problems and opportunities which means 'think local' and come up with unique solution to those problems; at the same time ability of the companies to commercialize the solutions in global markets, hence 'Act Global'.

It is also equally important that companies should understand the importance of protecting their unique solution coming from 'think local' strategy in the form of IPR. Indian Companies must be well aware of the global developments taking place in the field of Intellectual Property and business thereby framing effective strategies and 'Act Global' in light of Global IP regimes. The objective is that Indian Companies should lay a solid IP foundation keeping in mind 'Think Local - Act Global' strategy; in order to maximize future value, and ensure success in a longer run.

Participants Profile:

  • Top Govt. Officials & Government Agencies from India and Abroad
  • National and International Agencies on IPR
  • IP Management Companies & Consultants in India and Abroad
  • R & D Heads, Research Institutions and IP Managers
  • CEO's and Executives from various sectors from IP Domain
  • International and Domestic IP practitioners and IP Lawyers
  • Policy Makers and Decision Takers in the field of IPR
  • IP Professors, Students and researchers in IP domain
  • Individual Innovators from India and Abroad
  • Indian MSME's across all sectors

IPEX 2015, the International Conference will provide a platform to discuss on mapping IP landscape in India and abroad, and understand best practices from industry and stakeholders. The Objectives of this International Conference is to:

  • Audit emerging IP trends in India
  • Discuss on Prosecution Strategies in India & Worldwide
  • Understand Infringement Analytics: Why & How to avoid Infringement
  • Highlight Institutionalizing IP: Promoting establishment of IP cell in an organization and understanding the its role & importance
  • Discuss on draft IPR Policy and how it can strengthen IP ecosystem in country.

Key Sessions:

  • Auditing Emerging IP Trends in India:
    Understanding Trade Secrets & related Agreements, Copyright for Creative Industries, Protection for Plant Varieties & Farmers Rights Act: Current Status

  • Best Practices on IP Prosecution:
    Secrets and Strategies for Managing Patent: Do's and Don'ts of Patent Filing, Handling Pre-Grant and Post Grant Opposition, Filing PCT Applications: Best Practices

  • Effective Prosecution Strategies:
    Effective Trademark Prosecution - Protect it or lose it: Prosecuting Software Patents, Emerging trends of Industrial Design Prosecution

  • Infringement Analytics:
    Freedom to Operate, Analysis and Emerging Practices, Understanding Indirect Infringement (Doctrine of Equivalence), Disseminating Hatch-Waxman Act

  • Invalidation & Infringement Analytics:
    Patent Invalidation-Legal Analysis, Trademark Invalidation & Passing off, Copyright Infringement in Internet & Social Media

  • Institutionalizing IP:
    Developing IP Cells for R & D Institutions, Best Practices of IP Awareness for Professionals, Integrating IP Cell & Technology Transfer

  • Panel discussion on Draft National IPR Policy:
    Critical Inputs

How to Register:
Interested Sponsors & Participants are requested to complete the registration form with payment details and confirm participation.

Registration Fees:

  • Academia: Rs. 3000/-
  • CII Members: Rs. 4000/-
  • Non CII Members: Rs. 5000/-

Delegate Fee drawn in favour of "Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre", payable at Hyderabad.

Mr. Shailendra Kumar
Event Coordinator
Phone: +91-8106585839

Mr. Subhajit Saha
Head - Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Centre
Phone: +91-7708004493

Mr. Venkata Kiran Kumar MP
Executive Officer, Confederation of Indian Industry

Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre
Plot No 7, 2 Floor, Regal House,
Motilal Nehru Nagar,
Begumpet, Hyderabad - 16
Phone: 040-27765835 / 837
Fax: 040-27765836

Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Centre
98/1, Velacherry Main Road,
Guindy, Chennai - 600 032
Phone: 044-42444555 / 530 (D)
Fax: 044-42444510

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