Event Type: Conference
Date: January 5th - 8th, 2012
City: New Delhi
Venue: Indian Habitat Center
Official website: www.iprconference.com
FROM DIRECTOR'S DESK
GIPC 2012 has been a grandeur and we feel proud to have moved one step ahead from GIPC 2011 held at Bangalore. The very presence of 172 speakers from around the world and over 300 delegates has enabled us to touch a new milestone which is unique in the country and also at global level. We are profoundly thankful to all the learned speakers, sponsors and distinguished guests for making GIPC 2012 a grand success. We are especially thankful to Ms. Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO, our chief guest who travelled all along from United States to inaugurate the conference and for also being a speaker and chairperson in some of the technical sessions. We are similarly thankful to Ms. Jayashree Watal, Counsellor, IP Division World Trade Organization, Mr. Naresh Nandan Prasad, Executive Director & Chief of Staff, WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland, Mr. Narendra K. Sabharwal, Former Deputy Director General, WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland, Mr. P. H. Kurian, Controller General of Patents, Design and Trademarks, Indian Patent Office (IN) who delivered their inaugural address and enlightened the distinguished delegates during inaugural ceremony, igniting the confidence and by adding values to the deliberations which took place during the four days from 5-8 January, 2012 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
We are especially thankful to the team led by Prof. Sigram Schindler, Founder & CEO, TELES AG (Germany) for their enthusiastic contribution in the field of innovation through FSTP project. We are grateful to Mr. S. Chandrasekaran, former member of IPAB and former Controller General of Indian Patent Office and Mr. Shanti Kumar, former Joint Controller of Patents and Designs at the Indian Patent Office, Mr. V. K. Gupta, Director, TKDL, CSIR, Mr. R. K. Gupta, Head, IP Management Division, CSIR and Dr. Raj Hirwani, Director, CSIR-URDIP, for their wholehearted support and inspiration throughout the conference.
We are also thankful to our distinguished learned speakers from USA, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Switzerland, Brazil, Australia, Singapore and from various parts of the world including the length and the breadth of India representing the world class IP attorney firms and top technology companies listed in fortune 500.
We are also thankful to Dr. Aravind Chinchure, Dr. Vishwanathan Seshan, Mr. Shubhash Saraf and other members of the organizing committee who have been an inspiring source and have provided their valued advice and all round support to make the conference successful and historical events.
We are also thankful to the team of Travel Corporation (India) Ltd., Habitat World and the team of Old World Hospitality Services for their logistic support in organizing the event.
Last but not the least, we also express our deep gratitude to our entire tem of ITAG, GATI and Institute of International Trade and especially to Mr. Chid Iyer of Sughrue Mion, our knowledge partner for making all-out efforts in a sincere manner in conceiving the theme and for the overall organization of the GIPC 2012 in a most effective and successful manner.
We understand that any human effort is bound to have some errors, omissions and limitations which need to be improved in a gradual manner by drawing lessons from the mistakes and from the suggestions of all who are keenly associated with us.
We will welcome the feedback from all the participants and associates for organizing the Global IP Expo 2013.
Dr. D. R. Agarwal
Director, ITAG Business Solutions Ltd.