Seminar on “European Perspectives on Patents”

As lot of collaborations are taking place between Pune based firms and German companies, and considerable amount of trade also takes place between both the countries which is likely to be affected by the current European Patent legislation, it is felt desirable to create an awareness among Indian manufacturers and service providers about the current trends in patenting in Europe. LES India in association with URDIP, Pune is organizing the seminar on the theme of “European Perspectives on Patents “ with a particular focus on the automobile and IT sectors.


URDIP is a specialized service unit of CSIR, which helps organizations to meet the challenges of the new knowledge era. CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India have jointly set-up a Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP) at Pune. The mission of URDIP is to develop and distribute science, technology and industry related information products in electronic, online and web based formats. URDIP will also host third party databases.

It has been extensively involved in building patent databases and various patent analysis and mapping activities and has conducted a variety of comprehensive global patent search and analysis studies for clients in public and private sector. URDIP also provides training programmes in the area of Patinformatics.

URDIP is based in Pune. For more information, see

About the speakers

Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar – a German Patent Attorney, as well as European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney.

He is particularly involved in international patent and licensing matters, including litigation and arbitration. He teaches Patent and Licensing Law as an Honorary Professor at the University of Bremen, Germany. He is also a Director at the Global Institute of Intellectual Property (GIIP), Delhi.

He is a Past President of LES International and of LES Germany.

Mr. Damien Trotereau – He has an engineering degree in electronics and control. He has passed the European Qualifying Examination for patent professional representatives. He has nearly 13 years of experience as Patent Examiner at EPO and also as resource person for EPO patent training programmes.

LES India

LES India is a not-for-profit company responsible for LES International activities in India. It is a professional society that encourages high professional standards among individuals engaged in the transfer and licensing of technology and industrial, or intellectual property rights.

LES India assists its members in improving their skills and techniques in licensing through self education, the conduct of special studies and research, the sponsorship of educational meetings, the publication of statistics, reports, articles and other material, and the exchange of ideas related to domestic and foreign

One of the important mandates of LES India is to make available to its members the latest, most accurate information on licensing.

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