Innovation & IP Management, TATA Steel, India
Munish Sudan is heading IP Cell of Tata Steel since June 2012 and manages patent, copyright, design portfolios of Tata Steel. He is also responsible for managing R&D collaborations and negotiating IP/Licensing/Confidentiality aspects of the Research and technology collaborations. Munish is member of Innovation council and works with researchers and inventors to assess and convert potential new concepts to new products or new technologies from commercialization perspective. He is also a visiting faculty at XLRI Jamshedpur where he teaches Technopreneurship. Munish is registered with Indian Patent office as a qualified Patent Attorney and holds a post graduate diploma in Intellectual Property law from National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University. Before getting in to professional career, Munish completed masters in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Previously, he worked with Evalueservein the capacity of Group Manager and headed a team of 60+ team members providing Intellectual Property asset management and technology research/strategyservices to fortune 100companies in Energy and Chemical domains. He supported one of the leading FMCG companies in open innovation program in Asia-Pacific region and also managed their one of the key product portfolios in the area of Men’s personal care category.His specialization areas include Technology Scouting, Technology Landscaping, Open Innovation, Patent Portfolio Management, NPD, Patent Drafting and Licensing. As an IP expert, he has made presentations at various national/international conferences (such as CII, WIPO, MIP, FICCI etc.) on topics related to Intellectual property Strategy, licensing, technology scouting, open innovation and patent portfolio management.