Sr. Counsel Intellectual Property – GE, India
Responsible for IP management, strategy and providing legal advice to business teams IP issues, prosecution of Patents & Trademarks and related filings all over the world. Global experience on IP matters in US, European, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Australian IP laws. He was Alstom’s first IP Counsel in India and instrumental in setting up IP department, policies & workflow. Ajay has provided awareness & training programs on IP (trained 1000+ targeted employees). He has coordinated with engineering & project management team on bespoke IP development and generation. He is also involved with engineering teams on targeted IP generation based on innovation inputs, analyzing Patent portfolio of product line, competition and future market requirements. Presently, he is handling independently in-house prosecution at various Indian IP Officesincluding filing and prosecution of trademark, copyright, industrial design and patent applications in India. He is also involved in licensing and technology transfer agreements, standardized legal documentation in relation to IP clauses in sales & supply chain agreement, development agreements, employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements. He likes to prepare legal briefs, legal opinions and guidance to business and engineering teams by providing IP support in relation to licensing/infringement issues.