One-day national level workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights for Global Business: Forward-Looking Agenda for India” was held at IIM, Bangalore organized by VTPC, Govt. of Karnataka in collaboration with FICCI Karnataka and IIM Bangalore. Delegates from diverse backgrounds including Entrepreneurs, consultants, Faculties, Government officials, corporate professionals, students etc participated in the conference. Dr. A. Prakash and Dr. A. Ameer Hussain from IIBS, Bangalore participated in the conference.
Inaugural Session Prof. G Raghuram, Director, IIM Bangalore; Mr.Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman & Whole Time Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd; Mr. Ullas Karanth, Joint Managing Director, Jyothi Laboratories Ltd Bangalore Rear Admiral Atul Khanna, VSM., Additional Director General, DQA (N), Ministry of Defence., Dept of Defence Production; Mr. O.P. Gupta, IAS, Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, Govt. of India and Prof. A Damodaran, IIM Bangalore
Inaugural session: Prof. G Raghuram, Director, IIM-Bangalore welcomed the participants. Mr.Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman & Whole Time Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd and Imm. Past Chairman, FICCI KSC addressed on the importance of IPR, Mr. Ullas Karanth, Chairman, FICCIKSC and Joint Managing Director, Jyothi Laboratories Ltd Bangalore spoke about the IPR related to pharma industries.
Later Rear Admiral Atul Khanna, VSM., Additional Director General, DQA (N), Ministry of Defence., Dept of Defense Production spoke about IPR in Defense Sector.
The conference theme Global Competitiveness Ranking and Forward-Looking IRP Agenda for India the theme was anchored by Prof. A Damodaran, IIM Bangalore
Sessions on Perspective on IPR regime in India and its impact, Modernising IPR-Administration in India, Geographical Indications, streamlining the transfer of technology through licensing, data protection and privacy and synergies with made in India, startup and digital India and IPR management were held. These sessions helped us to know the various perspectives of IPR by the senior officials via lectures, presentations, and panel discussion. It also paved the way to have a network among the participants from various sectors.
Planery Sessions on “ Perspectives on IPR Regimes in India and Impact on Corporate Competitiveness, Data Protection Issues in Digital Financial Technologies, Protecting Design Creativity” ; “Modernizing IPR – Administration India”
“Geographical Indications - Protecting Traditional Legacies & Ingenuity of Artisans/Farmers: The Road Ahead” and the last session was on Streamlining Transfer of Technologies through Licensing and Issues regarding Royalty payments.