Sponsors

Gold Partner

Anand & Anand

Anand and Anand is a full-service IP law firm, providing end-to-end legal solutions covering all cross-sections of Intellectual Property and allied areas. The firm is professionally managed by a Partnership board comprising 27 Partners and 4 Directors, supported by a management team comprising a CEO, CFO and CIO. The firm currently employs more than 300 people, including over 100 qualified attorneys / engineers. http://www.anandandanand.com/


Silver Partners

Monsanto

Monsanto is a global modern agriculture company. We develop products and tools to help farmers around the world grow crops while using energy, water, and land more efficiently. We believe innovation has the potential to bring humanity’s needs in balance with the resources of our planet. https://monsanto.com/


INTEL

You may know Intel for its processors. But we do so much more. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth. Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers, and society. https://www.intel.in/content/www/in/en/homepage.html


GE

General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston. As of 2018, the company operates through the following segments: aviation, healthcare, power, renewable energy, digital, additive manufacturing, venture capital and finance, lighting, transportation, and oil and gas. In 2017, GE ranked among the Fortune 500 as the 13th-largest firm in the U.S. by gross revenue. In 2011, GE ranked among the Fortune 20 as the 14th-most profitable company. As of 2012, the company was listed as the fourth-largest in the world among the Forbes Global 2000, further metrics being taken into account. Two employees of GE have been awarded the Nobel Prize: Irving Langmuir in 1932 and Ivar Giaever in 1973. https://www.ge.com/


Saikrishna & Associates

Saikrishna & Associates is a Tier-1 full-service Firm having focused Intellectual Property, Telecommunication Media & Technology, Corporate Law & Competition Law verticals backing up the Firm’s other practice areas. Founded in 2001, the Firm’s 19 Partners & Associate Partners as well as 100+ lawyers deliver top-notch, & dedicated services to a diverse array of Indian and International clients. https://www.saikrishnaassociates.com


Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP (KSA)

Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP (KSA) is a full-service Intellectual Property (IP) Law firm that is focused on providing cost-efficient IP legal services. The firm merged with a law practice set up in 1956 and has been effectively rendering comprehensive IP solutions ever since. Their offices are in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, and Ahmedabad. http://www.krishnaandsaurastri.com/


Gorodissky & Partners

A home grown Russian IP boutique Gorodissky & Partners with its headquarters in Moscow, 12 branch offices in Russia and 1 — in Ukraine remains heading top positions in every aspect of protection, disposal and enforcement of IP rights. Our main jurisdictions are Russia and Ukraine but thanks to the existed trustworthy network we represent clients around Eurasia. http://www.gorodissky.com


Business Plan Competition Partner

Qualcomm

Who is Qualcomm, and what do we do? We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—invent mobile technology breakthroughs. https://www.qualcomm.com/


Bronze Partners

Finnegan

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is dedicated to advancing the ideas, discoveries, and innovations that drive businesses around the world. From offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia, our lawyers work with leading corporations and innovators to protect, advocate, and leverage their most important intellectual property assets. Our diverse client base covers a range of industries and technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, industrial manufacturing, electrical components, medical devices, and computer technologies. Finnegan’s practice includes all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. We also represent clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition.https://www.finnegan.com/en/.


K&S Partners

K&S Partners (K&S) is an Intellectual Property boutique. Founded in 1994 under its erstwhile name ‘Kumaran & Sagar’ as a three member team, today the firm has over 110 professionals and is amongst the top five IP firms in India. K&S has offices at Gurgaon, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. http://www.knspartners.com.


SKS Law Associates

SKS Law Associates is a professional organization of lawyers and patent agents providing services in the area of intellectual property law to Indian and foreign clients. We specialize in contentious and non-contentious work relating to patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs, geographical indications and plant variety protection. http://skslaw.org/


LexOrbis

LexOrbis is one of India’s most recommended and highly rated full-service IP firms. Operating from our three offices in New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, we are strategically positioned to offer a far-reaching service to both domestic and international clients. With a strength of 160 people, consisting of a team of over 75+ attorneys, we provide end-to-end services and practical solutions to all aspect of patents, designs, trademarks, copyright, competition, sports, media & entertainment, unfair competition, e-commerce and other related laws.https://www.lexorbis.com/


Khurana & Khurana

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) is more than a full service Intellectual Property and Commercial Law firm. K&K was formed in the year 2007 with a very firm focus of providing end-to-end IP Prosecution/Litigation and Commercial Law services in a manner that is Corporate centric and follows stringent delivery practices that are consistent and are above defined quality standards. http://www.khuranaandkhurana.com/


Bristows

Bristows works with leading clients from across the sectors and offers a true spectrum of legal expertise, both contentious and non-contentious. The range of our experience enables us to advise on everything from the precedent-setting to the purely procedural. The common thread in everything we do is our ability to combine both commercial and legal perspectives. For more than 180 years, the Bristows name has represented a rigorous intellectual approach to the law, as well as a practical understanding of the ever-changing demands of business. This means our clients can be sure that whatever the case or transaction, our lawyers have the experience to deliver legal advice that works in a commercial context. https://www.bristows.com/


Cocktail Partner

Remfry & Sagar

Remfry & Sagar is a pioneering firm that advises more than 8000 clients worldwide on their trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, geographical indications, domain names and unfair competition issues. We work with many reputed businesses and Fortune 500 companies, as well as start-ups, policy makers and government enterprises. Our leading capabilities stem from the consistency with which the Firm has applied its philosophy of excellence ever since it was founded in 1827. https://www.remfry.com/


Supporting Partner

ICC

With a global network of over 6 million members in more than 100 countries, we work to promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation through our unique mix of advocacy and standard-setting activities – together with market leading dispute resolution services. We represent business interests at the highest levels of intergovernmental decision-making, whether at the World Trade Organization, the United Nations or the G20 ensuring the voice of business is heard. It is this capacity to bridge the public and private sectors that sets us apart as a unique organization, responding to the needs of any player involved in international commerce. https://iccwbo.org/


Media Partners

Asia Business Law Journal

Established in 2006, Vantage Asia is an independent business-to-business publisher based in Hong Kong. We publish three of the region’s leading legal magazines – Asia Business Law Journal, China Business Law Journal, and India Business Law Journal – and operate vantageasia.com, a leading digital resource for in-house counsel, lawyers in private practice and other legal and business professionals with an interest in the Asia-Pacific region. We also publish China Lexicon, a unique fully bilingual hard-back book covering the complexities and nuances of translating legal terms and definitions between English and Chinese. https://www.vantageasia.com/


India Business Law Journal

Established in 2006, Vantage Asia is an independent business-to-business publisher based in Hong Kong. We publish three of the region’s leading legal magazines – Asia Business Law Journal, China Business Law Journal, and India Business Law Journal – and operate vantageasia.com, a leading digital resource for in-house counsel, lawyers in private practice and other legal and business professionals with an interest in the Asia-Pacific region. We also publish China Lexicon, a unique fully bilingual hard-back book covering the complexities and nuances of translating legal terms and definitions between English and Chinese. https://www.vantageasia.com/

 

Terms & Conditions

Participants are to adhere to the Terms and Conditions of the Business Plan Competition (BPC) as stated below. The Organizer reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notification and without assuming any liability, and all Participants to this Competition.

Participants are to adhere to the Terms and Conditions of the Business Plan Competition (BPC) as stated below. The Organizer reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notification and without assuming any liability, and all Participants to this Competition.

Non-Confidentiality: Given the nature of participation, the Organizer – LES India and includes reviewers, judges, attendees are under no obligation to keep the contents of the submission confidential and therefore, the participants should not consider that they receive rights on the confidentiality of the data/ information that is presented at the BPC.

Participation Eligibility

The participant must be a registered company in any jurisdiction where there is a LES society (for more details visit http//www.lesi.org) in the Asia Pacific Region, i.e. Australia & New Zealand (ANZ), China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand or a university research group. The annual revenues of the participant should not exceed $1.5Million (USD) and the total funding raised should be less than $1Million (USD). Intellectual Property must be an important aspect for the participant. At the minimum, the participant should have filed for at least one patent or registered trademark or is licensing key intellectual property components including know how and software. Only one entry per company will be accepted for consideration. All costs will be borne by the participant.

Submission Disqualifications

Submissions which are incomplete will be deemed void and disqualified from the competition. Submissions should be the original work of the Participants. Plagiarized submissions will be disqualified. The ownership and the Intellectual Property (IP) of the Business Plan remain with the Participants. The Organizer will not be responsible for any IP disputes.

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