Dr. A K Garg

An Engineer by qualification, a technocrat by profession and a champion of Information Technology by choice, Dr AK Garg is an experienced technocrat and a veteran in the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues. Dr. Garg is passionate about promoting innovation and creating an ecosystem for generation of intellectual capital in the country. He has initiated and implemented various schemes to support international patent protection by SMEs and Technology Start-Ups, increasing IPR Awareness and IPR portfolio of the country through public funded R&D programmes- a recent scheme initiated is Support for International Patent Protection in Electronics and Information Technology (SIP EIT-II).SIPEIT is one of the flagship program of MeitY that is trying to boost international patent filing especially among MSMEs and startups from India. Currently serving as Director in Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, Dr. Garg is handling a variety of responsibilities including heading the International Cooperation Division- a critical arm of MeitY to promote International Trade and Cooperation and e-Commerce matters.