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About The Event

A big challenge for innovative startup companies is to identify the unique features in their products, processes, platforms, business models, etc. A lot of value is being created by them in different ways, but it is not identified, captured and documented, thus resulting in IP drain and leakage. Although there is a basic level of awareness about Intellectual Property Rights today particularly in Bangalore through introductory IP awareness programs, startups lack the practical knowledge to implement an IP protection program within their organization. This is a hands on workshop to remove doubts and bottlenecks due to which startups delay or avoid taking necessary steps to capture value created from their IP across their team, and to kick start them into the patenting process..

Take aways from the workshop:

  • What to patent and why?
  • How to evaluate if an invention is patentable?
  • Criteria for prioritizing inventions for patenting?
  • Documenting an invention disclosure?
  • Structure of a patent application
  • Mock invention disclosure meeting?




Ginserv Auditorium, CA Site No 1, HAL 3rd Stage, Behind Hotel Leela Palace, Kodihally, Bangalore - 560056


24th October 2013

2.45 pm - 3.00 pm: Registrations
3.00 pm - 3.15 pm: Welcome and Introduction
3.15 pm - 4.00 pm: Evaluating Patents by Arjun Bala
4.00 pm - 4.15 pm: Tea Break
4.15 pm - 5.00 pm: Capturing Inventions by Ramachandra
5.00 pm - 5.30 pm: Networking over Tea


For more information please contact:

Daksha:, Cell No. +91-9900568435

Dorothy:, Cell No. +91-9538358637


Arjun Bala


Arjun Bala is the Managing Partner of Metayage IP Strategy Consulting LLP. He is a patent attorney, registered to practice before the Indian Patent Office since 2004. He is also a CPVA (Certified Patent Valuation Analyst) from the Business Development Academy, USA. He has spoken on IPR related topics at IIT Madras, IIM Bangalore, PSG-STEP, VIT, IAN, NEN, Microsoft Accelerator, SMB Summit, LES CTBL conference, and the Global IP Convention 2013. He will also be speaking at the Global IP Convention 2014. He has attended various international IP conferences such as the Global Patent Congress, AIPPI, CIPA, FICPI etc. He is also on the panel of Technology Angels for TePP (Technopreneur Promotion Programme) by DSIR

Arjun has an integrated MSc in Chemistry from IIT Bombay and a diploma in IP law from IES.

Ramachandra Kulkarni


Ramachandra Kulkarni heads the ICT patent practice at Metayage IP Strategy Consulting LLP. He has played a key role in expanding the firm's Electronics and Software patent prosecution practice. Some of his key contributions include leading the team for a project involving the analysis of over 1000 published patents related to ICT for filing pre-grant oppositio­ns, drafting over 25 US patent applications related to wireless telecom for a single US client, and managing a team to prepare and prosecute 16 patents before the US patent office for an Indian fabless semiconductor startup company.

Previous to joining Metayage, he was Patent Manager at a US patent law firm, where he was trained in US patent best practices by US patent attorneys. Ramachandra holds a B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and has completed an advanced course on Embedded systems.

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