Senior Program Manager, IP and Innovation Management – Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India
Balwant leads Intellectual Property and Innovation management group at Mercedes Benz R&D India (MBRDI) limited. He has over fifteen years of rich experience in the IP Services industry, across diverse technical domains. Before joining MBRDI, he was heading IP Center of Excellence team at Eaton India Engineering Center, Pune, and managed IP operations team at Evalueserve, Gurgaon. Balwant has filed two US patent applications as an inventor, developed innovative IP services, authored several research papers and IP articles, and participated in many IP conferences as a speaker. He has also taught Intellectual Property Strategy course as a visiting faculty to MBA students at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management. Balwant is also a registered patent agent with the Indian Patent Office. Balwant received his B.Tech. from IIT-BHU in Computer Science and Engineering, and MBA (PGPMX) from IIM Indore.