Mr. Nitin Sharma has 21+ years of Software and Wireless Communication industry in the fields of engineering, management and intellectual property. He is currently leading various Intellectual Property initiatives at Qualcomm India. The key responsibilities include participating in developing India IP Strategy, 5G Technology Patent Portfolio management, IP Education and so on. He also works with engineering teams to identify and protect intellectual property. Mr. Nitin Sharma holds Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Rajasthan University, L.L.B from Osmania University and PGD in Patents Law from NALSAR, Hyderabad. He has extensive global experience in software development in various technical areas like e-Commerce, Wireless communications, embedded operating systems, etc. He has led large multisite team developing SW products and led global teams responsible for engineering support to customer products. He has worked for Tata Elxsi Ltd, LG Electronics (India and S. Korea) etc. and consulted for Tektronix (US), Sagem Inc (France), REI (US), S-Telecom (Vietnam) etc. He is currently employed with Qualcomm India for past 13 years. Mr. Nitin Sharma is passionate about advocating importance of IP for India as a country, and in particular to academic institutions and start-ups. He provides guidance to startups and entrepreneurs on IP Strategy.