Issue 05/30 | September 8, 2005
Final Opportunity: Talk With Experts
 Beyond Pharmaceuticals

All manner of industries are engaged in business with India, engaged in outsource activity in India or seriously contemplating both.

Full Day Symposium Designed For Providing Answers And Insight Into The New Patent Regime of India. The relevance of this event will be apparent when reviewing the legal issues being presented.

The Association of Patent Law Firms and Sughrue Mion PLLC invite you to join us at an event led by international experts in the field.

Date: September 15, 2005
Time: 8.00 am to 4.30 pm
Place: Hilton Garden Inn, 815 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20005 (Tel. 202-783-7800)

To Register: For reservations and advice on payment options, go to http://media.aplf.org/conferences/indiasymposium.php. Any questions regarding this event, contact aplfadmin@aplf.org.

Full Day Cost: $200 (Including light lunch)

Supporting Sponsor: Sughrue Mion PLLC

Overnight Accommodation: Please make your own arrangements directly with the Hilton Garden Inn 1-877-782-9444 by 8/15/05. Identify the "Association of Patent Law Firms and Sughrue Mion PLLC" event.

This symposium is specifically limited to in- house counsel involved in Intellectual Property matters who want to receive timely and accurate information on business-relevant patent law matters, and APLF member firm attorneys.

Agenda Outline:
8.00 – 9.00 am Continental Breakfast
9.00 – 9.30 am  Welcome/India – A technology and human resource and market for consumption of goods, services and knowledge (Chid Iyer, Sughrue Mion PLLC)
9.30 – 10.15 am The Indian Pharma industry, regulations and insight (Susan Finston - Finston Consulting)
10.15 - 10.30 am  Break
10.30 – 12.00 pm Changes to patent laws with emphasis on Negative Lists (Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran - Senior Indian Supreme Court Lawyer and IP litigator from Lakshmikumaran & Sreedharan, New Delhi, India)
12.00 - 1.00 pm  Lunch - Indian Regulatory environment – (Indian Government official TBD)
1.00 - 2.00 pm  Indian patent procurement practice & the practical side of the patent system (Dr. B. Vijayaraghavan, Director of IP for Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., India’s largest pharmaceutical Company – generic & branded, ranked amongst the top ten generic companies worldwide)
2.00 -3.00 pm  Compulsory licensing provisions in the recent changes (Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran)
3.00 - 3.15 pm Break
3.15 - 4.15 pm Comparative analysis of enforcement of Patent Laws in US & India (Panel))
4.15 pm Close (Chid Iyer, Sughrue Mion PLLC)

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