About the Workshop

The recently drafted National Intellectual Property Rights Policy released in May 2016 by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India has clearly stated the importance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in realizing and enabling sharing of the social and economic benefits of novel innovations with citizens of the nation. The policy strongly encourages entrepreneurs and startups to identify and create IP based on their technology and products and leverage on them to reach our new markets and raise funds for expansion. However in reality, currently only very few entrepreneurs and startups understand the processes and procedures for identifying and filing a patent and further commercializing a granted patent.

Considering these gaps AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre (the first Atal Incubation Centre established in Maharashtra with support of NITI Aayog) in partnership with Khurana & Khurana (one of India's renowned law firms that specializes in Intellectual Property) are organizing a one day session on understanding essentials of IP for entrepreneurs and startups, so they can gather basic skill sets related to identifying and defining IP and use the knowledge for strategizing on technology and product development. The workshop is meant to be introductory in nature and will not be able to cover topics in-depth.

The workshop is scheduled to be organized in 2 sessions: the fist half will comprise of talks and presentations covering basic aspects of patents and trademarks (and other forms of IP) while the second half will comprise of hands-on training for searching patents and trademarks using key words and classification, understanding patentability of a technology/product and end with a Q&A session.

Key Learnings

  • Introduction to Patents
  • Understanding patent language using practical examples of patents on commonly used products/processes
  • Introduction to patent search - Patentability, Freedom to Operate, Invalidation, State of Art Studies, Competitor Technical Intelligence Studies, Equivalent Searches etc.
  • Examples of Free & Paid Search Databases and key difference between them.
  • Understanding Patentability Search Strategy using live case study. The examples shall include keyword search, classification based Search
  • Live Project given to the participants for conducting the search Analysis and review of the project

Target Audience

  • Full time Entrepreneurs/Start-ups
  • Faculty from Entrepreneurship Programs
  • Consultants in Innovation Management
  • CEO and Managers of technology and business incubators
  • Student and Faculty Entrepreneurs
  • Incubatees of AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre, NMIMS

Our Speakers / Trainers

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Mita Sheikh

Principal Associate: Pharma/Life Sciences Practice Group , Khurana & Khurana

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Parvez Kudrolli

Senior Associate - Software/Electronics Practice Group , Khurana & Khurana


AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre

SVKM's NMIMS (Deemed-to-be University)
V. L. Mehta Road, Vile Parle (West)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Pin Code - 400 056

Pricing plans


Students (must submit proof of ID)

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Entrepreneurs, Start-ups, Faculty, Consultants, CEO, Managers etc.,

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  • Fee includes notepad and pen, computer system for training and tea/coffee and lunch.
  • Fee payment must be made online (before 20 March 2019) to AIC-NMIMS account (details shared below)

    Bank details for payment
    Account Name: AIC- NMIMS Incubation Centre
    Account Number: 013111011394
    Bank Name: Dena Bank
    Bank Branch: Juhu Vile Parle (West) Branch
    IFSC code: BKDN0460131

  • Once payment is made kindly share transaction details without fail so payments can be tracked and confirmed by AIC-NMIMS.
  • Seat for the event will be confirmed only after confirmation of receipt of fee
  • Supporting documents as required by AIC-NMIMS will have to be furnished before 20 March 2019

Contact Us

For technical queries contact

Dr. Roshan D Yedery - Manager,
AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre
E-mail: roshan.yedery@nmims.edu
Landline: 022-42332256

For registration queries contact

Ms. Veena Hejmadi - Coordinator,
AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre
E-mail: veena.hejmadi@nmims.edu
Landline: 022-42332257