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“IP Drives the Bottom Line”

Indian economy is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. As a nation, we believe innovation is one of the most important driving forces for sustainable long-term growth. The government has undertaken several initiatives and instituted policy measures to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country in the form of Digital India, Start-up India, National Skill Development and other programs.

Intellectual Property (IP) is at the heart of innovation, and a robust and comprehensive IP ecosystem and framework encourages creativity and boosts innovation and opens opportunities for public and private players. Innovators (individuals, corporates, academia, start-ups etc.) are increasingly realizing the importance of intellectual property rights to help them protect their ideas and inventions, and monetize them. The impact of all of this is clearly visible in the increased quantum of IP and metamorphic transformation across various industries in the country.

Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) , brings together licensing executives in different countries to build a vibrant community focussed on IP licensing and technology transfer, relationships with policy making bodies, sharing of educational content and success stories in licensing, and advancing the business of IP globally.

In this endeavour, LES APAC and LES India along with Lex Witness – India’s 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs as the Official Conference Secretariat join hands to organize a state-of-the-art conference followed by a business plan competition powered by Qualcomm. The LES APAC Conference 2018 is scheduled through Nov 11-14, at Le Meridien, New Delhi. The event will have eminent speakers, panelists, dignitaries and distinguished guests from different industries, academia, patent offices, government, policy bodies, law firms and IP, legal and licensing professionals globally. The event will focus on the need for strong IP regimes, licensing challenges and best practices across industries, the impact of technology advancements on IPR and licensing and much more.

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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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