India is all set to host the wold’s largest Intellectual Property Rights conference in Banglore, titled GIPC, beginning January 23. Organised by Kolkata based IP firm, ITAG, a subsidiary of TCI Finance where Gati, the logistic giant, has significant stake, the IP conference will span across eight days steered by 340 speakers from as many as 30 countries.
ITAG Business Solutions is a Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) in the domain of all IP services, Patent, Trademark, Design, Copy
Rights, Trade Secrets and IP management had kickstarted the first annual conference four years back in Kolkata making the subsequent
conferences travel to Delhi , Hyderbad and Mumbai and now Banglore.
D.R.Agarwal,Founder Director of ITAG Solutions said in Kolkata, “Interestingly, United States which is the most matured nation in the world regarding Intellectual Property Rights donot have an annual global conference of this size. Coming from a developing nation the conference in India has been able to attract similar developing countries like Pakistan,Lebanon,UAE,Philipines and Israel where Intellectual Property Rights business is in its nascent stage.”
However, the fact that United States and Europe is steering the conference is proved from the list of key participants. Out of 340 speakers from 30 countries , USA , Germany , Canada and UK has a total of 150 speakers . These countries have been the torch bearers of spreading the Intellectual Property Rights awareness across the world . However Agarwal,convenor of the Global IPR conference, quips , “
Now through this annual global conference , India is championing the cause of IP in corporate management.”
Titled, “IPR, the powerhouse of tomorrow” the fifth International Intellectual Property Rights conference in Banglore will deal with
specific technology in various industries.
The subjects covered in the conference shall range from IP valuation,commercialization,technology transfer,litigation,counterfeiting,analyzing the techno-legal and commercial solution to all associated problems in the field of intellectual property. Attended by a galaxy of corporate bigwigs both from India as well as the US,the conference will deal with complex issues like patentability of business methods,software and emerging
field of technologies namely electronics,telecommunications,green technologies and pharma.
The most interesting aspect however is the emergence of BRICS economies in providing IP competitiveness to the western Nations through innovations and creativity. And several BRIC nations, Brazil,Russia,China,South Africa,are coming together in Banglore to consolidate the strategic interest of BRIC nations on various IPR issues.
United States of America and EU too have thrown their might behind promoting Intellectual Property Rights issues among Indian corporates.The President of India-USA business Council Ronn Somers, Executive Vice President of Philips Europe Rudd Peters and Ray Strimanitis of Yahoo and Mr Tabrej from Microsoft and Alan Casper former President of American IP Law Association are keynote speakers at the IPR conference.Thier presence amplifies the American European initiative in making India the export springboard of IPR in south Asia. Finnegan and Suhrue world’s two largest IPR legal firms from USA handling top level patent litigations are joining the conference in anticipation of the growing need of professional IPR consultants in Asia.
ITAG has succeeded in roping in government of India,local and nationalchamber of commerces and a galaxy of leading Indian companies.A huge
contingent of corporate India is participating in the conference which is being looked upon as an opportunity to explore IPR related business
collaborations. Notable corporate participants are Maruti Suzuki,Reliance,IOC,TCS,Ranbaxy,Infosys,LG , HUL etc.