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Gold sponsors

Anand & Anand


Anand and Anand is a full-service IP law firm, providing end-to-end legal solutions covering all cross-sections of intellectual property and related areas. The firm is managed by a partnership board comprising 23 partners and four directors, supported by a management team. The firm employs over 300 people, including over 100 qualified attorneys and engineers. It has offices in New Delhi, Noida, Chennai and Mumbai.

Anand and Anand has multi-disciplinary practice and provides competent and personalised advice on all aspects of core conventional IP laws as well as non-conventional IP mandates. Its expertise is widely acknowledged in addressing complex IP challenges of all types. It serves a diverse portfolio of clients in conventional IP areas such as trademarks, patents, designs, trade secrets and confidential information, as well as in expanding areas such as domain names, information technology and e-commerce, technology transfer and internet and privacy laws. The firm has an extensive intellectual infrastructure in all aspects related to trademark registrations, copyright registrations and IP monetisation, as well as in-licensing and franchising. 

Anand and Anand specialises in copyright in media and entertainment law. It represents authors, musicians, software programmers, artists, designers and many others from the fraternity of copyright owners, as well as societies such as the Indian Singers' Rights Association, the Phonographic Performance Limited, the Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation and the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.

The firm thrives on challenges, creative thinking and the constant improvement of its legal knowledge and skills.

Clarivate Analytics

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Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialise new ideas faster. We own and operate a collection of leading subscription-based businesses focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and IP management. Clarivate Analytics is now an independent company with over 4,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries. We own well known brands, including Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet.


Dolby Laboratories


Dolby Laboratories advances the science of sight and sound to create and enable spectacular experiences. Through breakthrough research in science and engineering, Dolby transforms sights and sounds into spectacular experiences.

We bring our innovations to people through collaborative partnerships that include artists, businesses and consumers worldwide. With our partners we deliver vivid experiences in the cinema, at home and on the go – experiences so lifelike that people feel as if they have been transported into a cinematic story or a pulsing sphere of music, a distant conference room or an action-packed game.

In both entertainment and communications, through audio and imaging, we give everyone the power to see, hear and feel the spectacular.

Fidus Law Chambers


Fidus Law Chambers offers litigation, advisory, filing, prosecution and enforcement services in IP, technology, advertising and trade secret matters across a broad spectrum of industries. Founded in 2008, Fidus has been lauded by clients for its cutting-edge litigation expertise, strategic foresight and outside-the-box creativity. Identified by the India Business Law Journal as a Rising Star, Fidus is consistently ranked among the top-tier firms in India by World Trademark Review, IAM and Managing Intellectual Property magazines. Its founder is recognised as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property and is ranked among the Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers and Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers.

Fidus represents at least 25 of the top 100 global brands and manages trademark portfolios across South Asia, as well as providing strategic advice on IP protection and enforcement in the region. It uses cutting-edge data security measures in addition to first-class docketing and portfolio management systems. Its members are creative problem solvers and are repeatedly commended for their responsiveness and “professionalism with a personal approach”. Fidus has a track record of successfully initiating, managing and concluding complex IP litigations, often with multi-jurisdictional implications.

Fidus is associated with the Cell for Intellectual Property Rights Promotion and Management in taking intellectual property to classrooms and its members regularly volunteer their time to teach children about intellectual property. The firm’s members also conduct judicial, police and customs training and the firm is partnered with i-Probono to provide pro bono and low bono IP advice to deserving entities and organisations.


IAM Market


An online marketplace for buy and sell-side practitioners, IAM Market brings together people who see the commercial value of intellectual property and technology and want to do business together. IAM Market aims to simplify the IP transactions market, as well as making it more transparent.
It allows IP owners to profile their licensing, sales operations and technology transfer programmes, as well as provide details of specific rights that they are interested in transacting. Meanwhile, it allows IP buyers to search IP assets based on industry, technology and transaction type, while also facilitating requests for intellectual property and technology. IAM has no stake in or knowledge of the deals.

Obhan & Associates


Obhan & Associates is a reputable, skilled and professionally managed full-service law firm in India. It offers end-to-end services in the fields of IP and corporate law, and has been consistently recognised as one of India’s leading law firms.

Obhan’s IP team comprises professionals from diverse backgrounds, all of whom excel in their areas of specialisation and have a strong understanding of Indian IP law. The team is experienced in IP analytics and drafting applications, as well as prosecuting and handling contentious proceedings before the IP Office, the IP Appellate Board and courts all across the country. The team has also been involved in key Indian IP litigation.

Obhan’s highly experienced corporate team provides a broad range of transactional and advisory services. It includes dedicated commercial lawyers who have expertise in drafting, negotiating and enforcing contracts involving a wide range of commercial and IP arrangements. Its corporate law department has also advised on and concluded several licensing transactions, predominantly in the pharmaceutical, education and technology industries. The synergy between the IP and corporate law teams is a key strength of the firm and enables it to advise clients on all aspects of their transactions and enhance the value of their businesses.

Remfry and Sagar

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Established in 1827, Remfry & Sagar has pioneered IP law in India. The firm’s depth of experience and ability for fresh thinking in changing scenarios are unparalleled. A dynamic team of 80 lawyers and 125 professional staff offers services across the spectrum of IP law. A group of corporate law experts also advise on wide-ranging commercial matters. Remfry’s has more than 8,000 clients in over 70 countries, which is a testimony to its leading capabilities.

Clientele from diverse industries and extensive involvement in global IP forums – including the International Trademark Association, the European Communities Trademark Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association – give a broad worldview and insight into the demands of modern business. Our expertise is particularly strong in the Indian subcontinent, however our long history has fostered close associations across the world, helping us to deal with clients’ global IP needs. Indeed, our efforts towards crafting seamless IP solutions do not end with clients; we engage continually with policy makers to contribute towards a larger change in India’s IP milieu.

Trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, geographical indications, domain names, unfair competition and customs issues lie at the core of Remfry’s practice, as well as a focus on prosecution and litigation.

Our team includes member with master’s and PhD degrees in law, technology and various applied sciences. Further, investments in state-of-the-art infrastructure have proven efficient for clients. Remfry’s uncompromising insistence on the highest standards of quality and professional ethics underpin the firm’s ethos.


Silver sponsors

Bureau van Dijk


Bureau van Dijk is a Moody’s Analytics company that combines company and patent information for IP management and strategy.

Our background is company information – specifically, private company information and company hierarchies.

Our new solution, Orbis Intellectual Property, links global patent data to companies and corporate groups in an unprecedented way, saving time and helping clients to make better quality decisions.

Our services include:

  • linking patent applicants (106 million at present) to a network of 250 million companies, allowing them to see companies’ extensive patent portfolios and their corporate groups;
  • providing an ownership timeline for all live patents, so that clients can assess trends and the commercial appeal of new technologies;
  • monitoring M&A transactions so that clients can see when a patent’s corporate owner is involved in a deal as a company or an acquirer and track deals in specific sectors and industries;
  • identifying standard essential patents in a company’s portfolio, so that clients can see which companies own these ‘foundation technology’ patents; and
  • delivering portfolio and patent valuations for granted live patents and tracking valuation trends over time.

Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP

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Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP is an Indian IP and technology law firm. The firm was formed in 1992 and merged with a law practice set up in 1956. It has approximately 150 employees in offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Ahmedabad.    

Since its inception, the firm has handled all issues relating to trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights, plant varieties, trade secrets, licensing, franchising, merchandising, M&A, joint ventures, litigation, arbitration, food, drugs and medical device regulations, information technology laws, e-commerce regulations, media, broadcasting and entertainment laws, healthcare and medical malpractice laws and related techno-legal issues.

The firm’s clients include domestic and multinational entities from all major industries and sectors. The firm’s professionals include specialists with niche qualifications and industry experience, which is leveraged to provide clients with the maximum value from legal counselling. Further, most of the firm’s professionals have received formative degrees in natural sciences, engineering, arts or business before qualifying as lawyers, which is useful while navigating industry-specific legal issues.     

The firm has been consistently ranked among the top tier in its field by leading domestic and international legal publications. It has also contributed to the development and enforcement of IP and technology laws in India.

Shearn Delamore & Co.

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Shearn Delamore & Co is one of the largest and most well-established full-service law firms in Malaysia, with expertise and experience in every major practice area. Its IP and technology practice group has eight partners and over 80 support staff, many of whom have legal and technical qualifications. It provides the full spectrum of services pertaining to intellectual property and technology, including managing large and diverse IP portfolios internationally; the registration of trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyright; drafting technology transfer, licensing and IT agreements; complex patent litigation and other IP disputes; and life sciences and biotechnology.

Shearn Delamore’s IP and technology practice group and its partners have consistently been ranked in the top tier by major publications such as Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Who’s Who Legal, Managing Intellectual Property’s World IP Survey and IP Stars, Asia IP and the IAM Patent 1000.


Bronze sponsors



Nokia is a global leader in creating the technologies at the heart of our connected world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers with the industry’s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.

From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience.

Our valuable IP portfolio, built from more than €119 billion invested in R&D over the last two decades, spans more than 26,000 patent families. With active licensing programmes for smartphone, automotive and consumer electronics markets, we have more than 100 licensees, mainly for standards-essential patents.


Networking sponsors


Darts-ip new tag lineDarts-ip is a global IP cases database. that Our IP case law database brings more than 3 million cases from over 3,000 courts to 30,000 IP professionals, every day.

Darts-ip was built on the belief that case law is powerful, and that this power should be leveraged to its fullest extent. Accessibility is the key to leveraging this power. The inability to rapidly search for and find comprehensive information from any jurisdiction has hindered IP professionals’ ability to effectively deploy the full power of case law.
Our exclusive document gathering structure, combined with our unique analysis capabilities, provides an unprecedented collection of IP case data.


Sagacious Research

SR Logo JPGSagacious IP is a leading award-winning IP research and consulting company that has been helping participants in the IP ecosystem through innovative solutions and services since 2008. Sagacious IP has served more than 1,000 clients from over 45 countries, with more than 10,000 projects in over 16 languages. 

Sagacious IP has been successfully solving business challenges for Fortune 500 companies, IAM Patent 1000 law firms, start-ups, investors, universities, licensing agencies and other participants in the IP ecosystem for the last eight years. Its services and solutions span across the IP lifecycle – from the development of an IP strategy, the creation of intellectual property, right up to maintenance and monetisation. 

It is powered by a technically brilliant talent pool of patent professionals in diverse technology areas including information communication technology, engineering, automotive, life sciences and chemistry. The patent professionals are trained by US and European patent attorneys and have multilingual expertise including Chinese, Japanese and Korean. 

Sagacious IP was awarded by CNBC TV18 in 2014 and named in Red Herring Top 100 Asia in 2015 for its outstanding achievements and innovative solutions. 

Media partners

International Law Office


Launched in 1998, the International Law Office (ILO) is the nexus where global corporate counsel engage with the world’s preeminent law firms, and with each other. The ILO brand encompasses a multifaceted online resource for senior international corporate counsel, which provides tailored, qualityassured updates on global legal developments, a database of the world’s major deals and the legal advisers involved, and a comprehensive directory of firms and partners. Recognising its unique relationship with global corporate counsel, ILO is an Online Media Partner to the Association of Corporate Counsel, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the European Company Lawyers Association.


Lexology Large (GES)

Lexology is the single most trusted online source of free, accessible and searchable global legal knowledge for and by legal practitioners, delivered to more than 300,000 desktops in over 100 countries around the world each day. Lexology offers a powerful research platform with an archive of over 450,000 articles in more than 20 languages covering 50 work areas worldwide. Endorsed by more than 100 associations, corporations and corporate counsel groups, Lexology is not only considered an invaluable resource of its kind, but also regarded as the industry benchmark.

World Trademark Review 


World Trademark Review is a bi-monthly, practitioner-led publication which focuses on the issues that matter to trademark professionals the world over. In each issue the experienced editorial team and extensive panel of correspondents provide in-depth coverage of national and regional trends, profile the world’s major trademark offices (including how they function and handle important registration issues), and conduct interviews with leading trademark personalities.


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India’s Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), known for its cutting-edge research and development in diverse science and technology areas, is a contemporary R&D organisation with a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories. The CSIR has a dual mandate: to advance the frontiers of science and develop technologies that meet the demands of industry and society.

The CSIR is a catalyst and driver of sustainable socio-economic change through the application of science and technology. It has commercialised various technologies for society and industry in the areas of food and agriculture, generic drugs, leather, chemicals and petrochemicals, biopharmaceuticals and materials.

The general strengthening of IP protection worldwide and the signing of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in the 1990s have contributed to the expansion of patenting, helping the CSIR to establish its international competitiveness.



In-House IP Professionals Forum (I-HIPP) is a platform for in-house IP professionals to network and share knowledge and best practices. It makes positive contributions to the IP system in India by working closely with industry bodies, the legal community, the government and academia. I-HIPP has the vision to be a leading IP think-tank and advocacy group in India.

I-HIPP was formed in September 2009, represented by approximately 30 professionals from diverse technology domains in various industries including semiconductors, telecommunications, information technology, software, computer, power and energy distribution, health care and diagnostics, medical devices, consumer electronics, lighting solutions, control systems and automation and the oil and gas industry. I-HIPP is hosted once every three months and involves brainstorming on various IP issues and working towards making positive contributions in building an efficient and effective IP ecosystem in India. I-HIPP has been addressed by global IP professionals.


paai_transp_name_urlThe Patent Agents Association – India (PAAi) is the first and largest registered body representing Indian patent agents. The PAAi has initiated several groundbreaking functions to promote the standards of patent prosecution and patent agents. It is committed to working towards healthy IP rights policies for effective innovation ecosystem development in India. In order to accomplish its objectives, the PAAi has organised IP rights awareness seminars for artists and students in Mumbai, provided a direct helpline to provide real-time assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and submitted its recommendation on national IP rights policy to the Indian government, among other things.

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