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Seminar on Use of Patent Information Resources & Prior Art Search

February 20 @ 9:30 am to 2:30 pm


Traditionally, Patent Information Systems are accessed at the time of drafting & filing a patent application, to find out if a patent is novel. Nowadays, it has become a major source of technological & competitive intelligence.


The single way of finding out if an invention is novel is to do a Prior art search. Prior art is simply any evidence that validates that your invention is known. It is not necessary that the Prior art exists physically or is commercially available. It is enough that someone, somewhere, at any time prior to your invention has set a priority date on his invention. Setting a priority date is as simple as a provisional description or complete specification of the invention that is similar to your invention.


  • Researchers: It can be really beneficial for the researchers to conduct a prior art search before initiating a research project as it not only makes one aware of current developments, it allows one to base the next level of research on the analysis of the current R&D. It can also help find partners to do a collaborative research project.
  • Product Companies: Doing a prior art search allows the product companies to know what their competitors are working on “under the hood” much before a product is officially launched in the market. That intelligence is indispensable and can bring in a competitive edge for the companies.
  • Startups: For the Innovators, conducting a prior art search, ensures that they’re able to successfully commercialise the invention. The invention, if patentable (with the patent application underway) also helps the innovators while raising funds as the investors value IP as asset really highly.


If you want to know more about Patent Information System join us for a Seminar on Use of freely available Patent Information Resources on 20th February 2020 at NASSCOM CoE Gurugram center. Details follow:


NASSCOM Center of Excellence – IoT & AI in cooperation with the European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) and the European Patent Office (EPO) is organizing an Interactive Seminar on Use of Patent Information Resources. This seminar brings together Emerging Technologies based Startups & SMEs & Product companies to provide a deep understanding of the Patent information resources within the IP framework and consequently leveraging IP for commercial success. It will also include a case study using freely available patent information resources


  • Technology commercialisation for Indian innovators & IP Management Strategy
  • Patent information resources, overview and advantages of using it
  • Procedures for filing patents inside & outside India
  • Importance of prior art searches
  • Fiscal & Non-fiscal government benefits for IP filing in India & Europe
  • Case study using freely available patent information resources



  • Product Startups
  • IT/ITes SMEs
  • Research institutes & Innovation Centres
  • Independent Researchers
  • Industry Practitioners
  • Other groups interested in filing patents in India & Europe


Dr Ajai Kumar Garg, Director, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India

Dr Ajai Kumar Garg, Director, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India, heads Innovation and IPR Division, Software Industry Promotion Division, International Cooperation – Bilateral Division & Multilateral division at Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India.






Poul V. Jensen, Managing Director, EBTC

Poul is the Director of EBTC, where his main focus is the SME and research communities, and his main mandate is to pragmatically execute the task of bringing EU and India even closer together in their strategic and operational relations. This includes addressing challenges in transferring clean technologies, providing input for developing clusters, and for developing procedures to enhance collaboration on R&D and innovation.





Hana Onderkova, IP Head, EBTC

Hana has 10 years of cross functional experience in the field of Intellectual Property (IPR). At EBTC, Hana’s role involves coordinating activities of European Patent Office (EPO) to enhance IP awareness of the Indian Industry as well as to foster co-operation with the relevant Indian authorities. Hana is managing Europe-Indian IP Facilitation Forum which creates a body of knowledge together with partners and provides support to businesses.









09:30 – 10:00 hrs REGISTRATION

10:00 – 10:15 hrs INAUGURATION : Poul V Jensen, Managing Director, EBTC

10:15 – 11:00 hrs SESSION 1 – What is patent information resources, overview and advantages of using it : Hana Onderkova, IP Head, EBTC

11:00 – 11:45 hrs SESSION 2 – Hand on Session with the case study using freely available database : Ankita Tyagi, IP Manager, EBTC

11:45 – 12:00 hrs BREAK

12:00 – 12:30 hrs KEYNOTE SESSION: Dr. Ajai Kumar Garg, Director, MeitY

12:30 – 13:00 hrs SESSION 3 – Benefits for patent filing under Startup India program: B.P. Singh, Ex Jt. controller, India Patent Office

13:00 – 13:30 hrs SESSION 4 – Case study on IPR, Patent journey by successful startups

13:30 – 14:30 hrs Networking Lunch


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NASSCOM Center of Excellence - IoT & AI, Plot No 1, Udyog Vihar Phase 1
GURUGRAM, Haryana 122016 India
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