ILS IPR Cell: Session on Basic Principles of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law

Back to Basics!

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The first session on basics of IP Law was conducted by Ms. Aishwarya Bedekar and Ritvik M. Kulkarni.

Here, the Cell has briefly discussed the idea that is Intellectual Property, and the justification, requirement and modes of its protection. Similarly the Presenters also exhaustively discussed about the roots, emergence, and evolution of Copyright Law throughout the world. You will find charts and other visual aids in support of the discussions conducted given. Students of ILS Law College (and others as well) may submit their feedback and opinions on the presentation to Mr. Ritvik M. Kulkarni @ OR drop a comment right here!

Click here for the PPT file–> Presentation on Basic Principles of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law

Clinical Saturdays: Session and Presentation on How to Research of National Moot Court Competitions

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The IP Cell’s ‘Clinical Saturdays’ First Session: How To Research On Moots_IPR Cell (Click)

Introductory Presentation for the IP Cell of ILS Law College


Uploading a copy of the First Session conducted by the IPR Cell of the ILS Law College for the academic year 2015-2016!

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Click on: IPR Cell Introductory Session to get the PPT!

Titans Arriving at IP Week

The Doyen

5. Himanshu Kane, Advocate


He is the Managing Partner of W.S. Kane & Co., Mumbai and heads the Intellectual Property Law and Dispute Resolution practices of the Firm.

Mr. Kane has been practicing as an Advocate, Trade Mark and Patent Attorney since 1973 and as a Solicitor since 1975.

He appears as an arguing Counsel in IP matters before various courts including District Courts, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India as also various before Tribunals including Intellectual Property Appellate Board, Copyright Board, Registrar of Trade Marks and Controller of Patents and Designs.

He is also an active member of the following:

Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, Bombay Incorporated Law Society, Bombay Bar Association, APAA, AIPPI, IPLPA.

Titans Arriving at IP Week

IP & Media Laws Baron

4. Dominic D’souza


Work Experience:

1.   Presently working as Deputy Vice President at Zee TV

2.   Worked as Sr. Manager – Legal at Star TV

3.   Worked as Sr. Manager – Legal at Star India Pvt Ltd

4.   Worked as Manager – Legal at The Walt Disney Company

5.   Worked as Manager Legal at Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd.

6.   Worked as Assistant Manager –Legal at Sri Adhikari Brothers Group

7.   Worked as a Legal Executive at UTV

Titans Arriving at IP Week

The Living Legend  

3. Dr. Mohan DewanMohan Dewan_RK Dewan & Co._India_Biosimilars_Conference_2014_OMICS_Group_International_4


  1. Managing Partner at R K Dewan& Co,
  2. Adjunct Professor at University of Natal, Howard College (1988 – 1993 )Durban, South Africa(Intellectual Property Law and International Law)


Intellectual Property, Innovation and Management in Emerging Economies

(Routledge, 2010)

Chapter author:
“Socio-economic Changes Effected by Intellectual Property Rights: the Indian Perspective”


Recent Conference speeches by Dr Mohan Dewan:

  1. ‘Patent Litigation Strategies for Key Emerging Markets: India’ – C5’s 5th Annual Forum on Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation, Amsterdam, January 2013.
  2. Panelist, ‘Managing Design Protection and Enforcement in India,’ Global IP Convention, Bangalore, January 2013.
  3. Speaker Pharma Patents Conference June 2013..London
  4. Workshop Conductor Pharma Patents Conference June 2013 London

Some Recent Training Workshops & Seminars Conducted by Dr Mohan Dewan:

  1. ‘IP protection in the IT sector’ at the Mahindra Group Legal Summit 2013 (attended by Tech Mahindra, Mahindra Satyam and other group companies).
  2. ‘Patent Filing in India & Overseas,’ Research & Development (Engineering) Division, DRDO Forum Lecture in Pune, February 2013.
  3. ‘Patent Litigation in India: Current Trends – Advanced Workshop On IPR Issues in IT & Cyberspace’ organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in collaboration with the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Hyderabad, November 2012.
  4. Training of the newly recruited Indian Patent Examiners at Nagpur (India) – multiple sessions spread over 3 months, 2012
  5. Numerous training programmes and workshops at institutions such as the Mahratta Chambers of Commerce, the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Intellectual Property Management (NIIPM) and Patent Information Centre at Nagpur (India) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.

Dr Dewan is a member of various IP associations: INTA, APAA, AIPPI, AIPLA, MARQUES, FICPI, LES, CIPA, IPO.

He has been appointed to serve on INTA’s Academic Committee for the 2014 – 2015 term, having previously served on INTA’s Emerging Issues Committee. He is also a member of IPO’s Litigation Committee.

Titans Arriving at IP Week

Titan the Second

2. CA Ameya Kunte

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Academic Qualifications:

1. Completed the CA Course offered by he Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

2. Completed B Com, Accountancy from the Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce, (BMCC) Pune

Work Experience 

1. Presently working as Executive Editor and Co-Founder at (

2. Presently acting as a Coordinator at Pune West CPE Study Circle

3. Previously worked as Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

4.  Previously worked as Manager at Ernst and Young

Titans Arriving at IP Week

Titan 1 at the IP Week! 

1. Mr. Abhishek Sahay  


Academic Qualifications:

  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from ILS Law College, Pune.
  2. MBA, Marketing from University of Pune
  3. BSc in Biomedical Sciences from Delhi University

Certification: Registered Patent Agent

Work Experience:

  1. Presently working as Assistant Director, Centre for Innovation, Science & Tech Commercialization, FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry)

Past work experience:

  1. Worked at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates & IP Attorneys
  2. Worked as Patent Consultant at Institute of Intellectual Property Research and Development
  3. Worked as Research Associate: Intellectual Property – Life Sciences at Evalueserve
  4. Worked as Manager, IP Cell Indoco

Intellectual Property Rights By 7

IP Week 2015

[2Nd -7Th Feb, 2015]

(For ILS Law College Students Only)

Orientation for the event on 22nd January 2015 1:45 pm in Hall 1

Date Theme Resource Person Designation

2.2.2015, Monday

Innovation, Technology and Commercialization

Mr. Abhishek Sahay

Assistant Director, Centre for Innovation, Science & Tech Commercialization, FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry)

3.2.2015, Tuesday IP Debate* ________ ________
4.2.2015, Wednesday Interface of IP and Tax* Mr. Ameya Kunte Founding Partner, Taxsutra

5.2.2015, Thursday

Trademarks in Cyberspace*

Mr. Anand Deshpande

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Cognizant Technology Solutions
6.2.2015, Friday Patents in Drugs Mr. Mohan Dewan Managing Partner, R.K. Dewan & Co.
7.2.2015, Saturday Transacting IP in Entertainment Industry Mr. Dominic D’Souza Vice-President, Legal at Zee Entertainment Enterprise Ltd.

7.2.2015, Saturday

Theory of Intellectual Property Mr. Himanshu Kane Managing Partner of W.S. Kane & Co.
* There may be an interchanging of dates with reference to these events but the lecture shall be conducted during the IP Week only.

Registration Details:

Registrations  Open between 21st January to 31st January 2015

One time fee of Rs. 100/- (inclusive of tea and biscuits served at intervals) 

Detailed individual profiles of the Resource Persons coming up soon!

For any queries feel free to contact:

Shashank Mangal, V BSL, 9325344519

Chaitrika S. Patki, V BSL, 9967098860

Raj M. Agrawal, V BSL, 9373242270

Students of ILS Law College, Pune

IP Thursdays

Let’s take a look at the next week’s IPR Cell  Presentation 22nd January 2015

IPR isn’t just about patents, trademarks and copyrights. There is more to it.

Topic: Basics of ‘The protection of plant varieties and farmers’ rights act, 2001′

Venue: Hall No. 3

Time: 11:45 AM