Programme & Schedule

Day 1 Day 2
Day 1
Thursday, January 08, 2009
9:00-9:30 am Registration & Morning Refreshment
9:30-10:30 am Welcome Address:
Mr. Sanjay Budhia, President, Indian Chamber of Commerce.

Opening Remarks:
Mr. V. Ravi, Controller General, Patent, Trademark & Design, Govt. of India

Guests of Honor:
Ms. Beth Payne, Hon'ble Consul General, U.S. Consulate General, Kolkata
Mr. M. K. Agarwal, Managing Director, GATI Ltd., India

Keynote Address:
Dr. D. R. Agarwal, Director, ITAG Business Solution Ltd., Kolkata, India


Theme Address:
Mr. Alan J. Kasper, President Elect, American Intellectual Property Law Association, USA
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10:30-11:45 am Technical Session I: IPR Policy and IPR Strategy

Mr. Chid S. Iyer, Sughrue Mion PLLC, USA
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11:45-12:00am Tea and Coffee Break
12:00-1:30 pm Technical Session II: Patentability Assessment on Steel, Construction Engineering, Automobiles, Mining, Electronics, Computer Software and Business Methods.

Mr. John Rabena, Sughrue Mion PLLC, USA

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1:30-2:30 pm Networking and Lunch
2:30-4:00 pm Technical Session III: IP Commercialization, Issues involved in Technology Transfer, Merger & Acquisitions, IP Due Diligence

Mr. Alan J. Kasper, Senior Partner, Sughrue Mion, PLLC, USA
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4:00-4:15 pm Tea & Coffee Break
4:15-5:30 pm Technical Session IV: IP Risk Management, IP Insurance, IP Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Mr. Michael R. Dzwonczyk, Sughrue Mion, PLLC, USA

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5:30-6:00 pm Open Discussion & Vote of Thanks
Day 2
Friday, January 09, 2009
9:00-9:30 am Morning Refreshment
9:30-11:15 am Technical Session V: IP Prosecution under different Jurisdictions: A comparative study of USPTO, EPO, JPO & Indian Patent Office (IPO)

Mr. Mainak (Miku) H. Mehta
Sughrue Mion, PLLC, Tokyo, Japan

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11:15-11:30 am Tea & Coffee Break
11:30-1:30 pm Technical Session VI: IP Valuation, IP Taxation and IP Enforcement

Mr. Chid S. Iyer, Sughrue Mion PLLC, USA
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Mr. Thayne Forbes, Intangible Business Limited, London (UK)
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Dr. D. R. Agarwal, Director, Itag Business Solutions, Kolkata, India
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Mr. Gautam Banerjee, Advocate, Patent and Trademark Attorney, Khaitan & Co., Kolkata, India
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1:30-2:30 pm Networking and Lunch
2:30-4:30 pm Panel Discussion

Chairman: Mr. Alan J. Kasper

Open house discussion with International speakers and Vote of Thanks..
4:30-6:00 pm Business Networking with Tea, Coffee & Snacks
 

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