GNAs Patent Gurukul


Patent Scenario and Patentability Criteria in India

One day Seminar at Chennai on 15th December, 2007

at Green Park Hotel, 183 NSK Salai, Vadapalani, Chennai.


The Patent Gurukul will hold the first of its Patent Seminar events in Chennai at the Green Park Hotel, Chennai on the 15th December 2007.  Headed by Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair, Patent Gurukul based in Mumbai, organizes exhaustive and far reaching patent lectures and course modules across the country. The present Patent Seminar is aimed towards creating Patent awareness, IP/ Patent Proficiency in India and also to prepare the young technical and legal professionals in the country for facing, utilizing and benefiting from the emerging IP/ Patents scenario in India as well as globally. An overview of the current Intellectual Property /Patent scenario in the country will be presented in the proposed Seminar as above.


The Seminar is directed towards science, engineering, law graduates and technical professionals in the industry, IP/ Patent practice and academia. Law students and legal practitioners will also be immensely benefited by participating in the proposed Seminar.


Tentative schedule of the Seminar is as proposed.


Registration of Delegates: 8:45am to 9:30am


Inaugural Session: 9:30am to 11:00am


Welcome Address and

Introduction to the Seminar

Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair: 9:30am to 9:40am


Lighting of the Lamp: 9:40am to 9:45am

Chief Guest: Name to be announced

(Eminent IP Law Expert)

Introduction of Chief Guest -

Mr. Surya Senthil: 9:45am to 9:50am


Address by Chief Guest: 9:50am to 10:30am


Vote of Thanks -

Mr. Firoz Ali: 10:30am to 10:40am


Refreshment Break: 10:40am to 11:00am


LEGAL SCENARIO: 11:00am to 1:00pm


Non obviousness and Novelty Criteria

in Patenting - Mr. Surya Senthil: 11:00am to 11:45am



Current Status of IP/ Patent Enforcement

and litigation in India - Mr. Firoz Ali: 11:45am to 12:30pm


PCT Patenting Strategies and options -

Mrs. Lakshmidevi: 12:30pm to 1:00pm


Lunch Break: 1:00pm to 2:00pm


PATENTING SCENARIO: 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Biotechnology Patents

Dr. Kausalya Santhanam: 2:00pm to 2:45pm


Hardware and Software Patenting

Strategies Mr. Rajasekhar: 2:45pm to 3:30pm


Overview of Pharmaceutical Patenting

in India v. Global Scenario

Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair: 3:30pm to 4:15pm


Tea Break: 4:15pm to 4:30pm


Panel Discussion A Brainstorming on

Patentability criteria in India and

Potential for Review: 4:30pm to 5:00pm

  Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair

  Mr. Firoz Ali

  Dr. Kausalya Santhanam

  Mr. Surya Senthil

  Mr. Rajasekhar

  Mrs. Lakshmidevi

Senior Officials from Indian Patent Office are expected to participate in the programme.

Vote of thanks Mrs. Lakshmidevi: 5:00pm

Available to respond to your questions will be Patent Practitioners, Patent Examiners, Patent Attorneys, Patent Academicians, etc.

Participants are assured that they will be immensely benefited from the proceedings of the Seminar.

Please register by downloading Registration Form for the seminar from the website under Events or Homepage link.

Or completing the form attached or by contacting:

Ms. Salini


Mobile: 9381033602