Dr. Sircar is currently engaged in consulting, strategizing, teaching programs in the field of Intellectual Property management and training. He is an IP Advisor to several companies/firms/start- ups and Visiting Faculty on IP several Law Schools and Institutes. He continues to be a resource person to numerous workshops, conferences and seminars in the field of IP.
His earlier Corporate positions include – Associate Vice President and Head of IP with Infosys Limited, responsible for all IP activities for Infosys and its subsidiaries and Global Head of IP for the Biocon Group and was instrumental in setting up the IP practices for the Biocon Group. Dr. Sircar, a registered Patent Agent and a Certified IP Valuation Analyst, has a unique distinction of two Ph. Ds – one is Science and the other in Law. During his long professional involvement in IP he had spearhead several acquisitions programs, both in and out licensing of IP.
Mr. L. Ravichander graduated in Arts (Economics) from Osmania University in 1975. Bachelor of Law from Madras University 1978. Have a Diploma in Patent Laws from NALSAR with an aggregate of 79%. Mr. Ravichander Have been a practicing lawyer for over four decades and a part-time journalist over three decades. Have appeared in multiple constitutional matters. Have appeared in over half a dozen High Courts across the country. Have also appeared in the Labour Tribunal in the UK. He holds World Record in Public Speaking. Recorded under “Superlatives” by the Limca Book of World Records. Have been a visiting faculty at CISF and MCR HRD Institute of Telangana
Ms. Sachdeva is the Secretary General and Registrar of MCIA. Prior to joining MCIA, Neeti has extensively worked in the field of International Commercial Arbitration, both as a private practitioner representing clients and as an administrator, facilitating the dispute resolution procedure. Neeti’s past professional experience includes working with Trilegal and Economic Laws Practice. She has also worked at the International Arbitration Department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Paris office, besides being a judicial researcher at Delhi High Court with Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Muralidhar.
Neeti has also worked with LCIA India as its First Deputy Registrar. She regularly acts as an arbitrator in commercial disputes and is also active in the academic circles as a Guest Faculty. She is also a part of the Steering Committee of Pledge, Equal Representation of Women in Arbitration. Neeti has obtained a Masters in ICA from Stockholm University, and has also undertaken a course in Private International Law from the Hague Academy of International Law.
Mr. Giridhar is Senior Partner of Giridhar & Sai Associates, a Chennai-based law firm handling civil and corporate law practice, including litigation and Arbitration.
He joined the bar in 1987 and initially worked as a junior in the Chambers of P.Chidambaram, Senior Advocate and Vijaynarayan (currently Advocate General of Tamilnadu). His expertise includes Civil & Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Cross-border licensing and technology-related contracts, including software licensing. He practices in the Madras High Court, the Supreme Court of India and High Courts in other states. The Firm include ECGC, GAIL, ONGC, IIT-Madras, National Institute of Epidemiology, Pearsons, NIS, Dürr, Motorola, Blackberry (RIM), Fresnius Kabi Oncology Services Ltd., TransAsia Bio Medicals Ltd., Nippon Express, SRM Institute of Medical Sciences, Socomec, Emudhra CSL (formerly 3i Infotech), TAFE, Reddington, and Bureau of Indian Standards. He is also a Consultant at IP Dome, a firm that provides IP Strategy services, operating at the intersection of lab, law and the market.
Giridhar has handled briefs in U.S., Malaysia, and Singapore, and has been involved in International Arbitration. He is a Certified Mediator on the Court-annexed mediation panel of the Madras High Court. His Firm also conducts Corporate Training Programmes in various branches of law. Their unique methodology encourages executives to draw upon their experiential resources through simulation exercises, generating a higher quality of learning.
He has travelled widely and has lectured in various Universities in U.S.A., U.K. and Europe, including Oxford University, University of Michigan, and Brussels School of International Studies, affiliated to the University of Kent. He also regularly lectures at the NALSAR Law University. He also teaches a specialised course on ‘Monetising IP’ in the Post-Graduate course on ‘Patent Law’ in NALSAR PRO.
He lives in Chennai with his wife, Swapna, and three children, a dog and two cats. He is a Rotarian and his interests include music, travel, yoga, reading, trekking and dancing.
Ms. Sundar is a Lawyer and Director of IP Dome Strategy Advisors Pvt. Ltd., a company she founded in 2008 with Mr. Raghavendra Ravi. As principal strategist of IP Dome, Swapna enables companies and individual inventors to craft and implement strategies to protect and monetize their Intellectual Property. She is a lawyer by training with a degree in law from the Madras Law College, and an LL.M. in International Law with International Relations from the Brussels School of International Studies, the European School of the University of Kent at Canterbury.
Her current interest is innovation and technology law. She is working on ethics in a number of areas including clinical trials, governance, professional ethics and constitutional ethics. She teaches Law and Technology in a number of institutions and also member of several institutional ethics committees.
Specialties: Intellectual Property consultation, services and strategy Patent drafting, filing, prosecution and litigation Innovation planning and research design Training in IP creation, protection, management and monitoring IP landscaping, audit, valuation and mapping.
Qualified Cost Accountant and Practicing Advocate representing clients ranging from Prestigious Educational Institutions to Multi-National Companies, and Companies engaged into Construction of various Infrastructural Facilities; before various Statutory Authorities and Appellate Authorities including Tribunals across India and The Hon’ble High Court for the State of Telangana; related to (1) Direct Taxes: Income Tax; (2) Indirect Taxes: Central Excise, Customs, Service Tax, and GST; (3) Contract Law: Conciliation, Arbitration and Claim Management
Mr. Ganjiwale graduated from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2011. Between 2011 and 2016 he worked as a corporate lawyer with the Mumbai Offices of Khaitan & Co. and IndusLaw, advising his clients on mergers and acquisition, and general corporate matters. In the academic year 2016-17, Vaibhav worked as a full-time Teaching Associate at NALSAR, where he taught commercial laws to the undergraduate batches. In this period he was inducted in the 5-member team conducting India’s first empirical study to suggest evidence based proposals on reforms in legal education in India. The study was funded by Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India, and executed by Nalsar. The team visited more than seventeen national law universities, traditional and private law colleges, to collect responses and interview students, teachers, university administrators and other stake holders. Since June 2017, Vaibhav has been working with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas as the Head of Learning & Development.
In the past, Vaibhav has conducted technical and non-technical courses at Nalsar, NLU Delhi, MNLU Nagpur and NMIMS School of Law. He takes keen interest in issues concerning law firm management, legal education and the possibilities of knowledge & experience sharing between legal academia and industry.
Dr. Iyer is a barrister and academic based in Northern Ireland. He is attached to the School of Law at Ulster University where, in addition to being Director of Educational Partnerships and International Affairs, he teaches media law, constitutional law, and business law. Dr Iyer has been in legal practice since 1981 and is, among other things, a trained mediator. Between 2008-15 Dr Iyer served as Law Commissioner for Northern Ireland. A former Nuffield Press Fellow at Cambridge University, Dr Iyer has lectured in a number of foreign universities, including Meiji University (Japan), University of Melbourne (Australia), Tsinghua University (China), Fordham University (USA), University of Malaya, International Islamic University of Malaysia (Malaysia), University of Bombay (India), and Soochow University (Taiwan), and continues to be a visiting professor in several institutions.
He has also acted as a consultant to a number of governments, private corporations, and non- governmental organisations. In 2003-2004 – and again in 2012 – he was invited by the Royal Government of Bhutan to advise on, and draft, media laws for that kingdom. In 2007, he was appointed a consultant by the World Bank to design a programme on Continuing Legal Education for the Kenyan Bar. In 2011, he was asked to review the Broadcasting Act in Vanuatu and to recommend changes to the media law regime in that country. Since 2012 he was consulted by the Burmese government on a wide range of media law related matters. Dr Iyer runs training courses on media law and media ethics for newspapers and media organisations around the world. He has also been engaged in designing and delivering capacity building programmes for judges and magistrates in various jurisdictions, and frequently runs judicial training programmes.
Dr Iyer is the author of a number of books and articles, and the editor of two journals, The Commonwealth Lawyer and The Round Table: Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, both published from London.