Shilpi Jha is Senior Legal IP Counsel-South Asia, in the Office of Patent and Trademark, U.S. Embassy located in New Delhi, India. She is responsible for monitoring, advising, analyzing and reporting on Intellectual Property matters related to India and South Asian Countries. She is also responsible for promoting high standards of intellectual property protection and enforcement, as well as cooperation between the U.S. and South Asian governments on intellectual property matters. She has experience of over 14 years in legal practice, business development and public policy. Before joining the USPTO, She worked at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), for 8 years, where she was responsible for framing drafting policy papers/inputs and the industry-face to the government on IPR related matters. She has been responsible for various innovative works done in areas of IPR Policy, Capacity development, Services, Anti-counterfeiting & Piracy at both the National & International levels. She has contributed to the anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy drives in the enforcement agencies in India. For her contribution in Intellectual property Rights, Ms. Jha was chosen by Government of India to attend a ten days “ Train the Trainer” Training Program in WIPO, Geneva. She was the only one, from private sector to be chosen for this prestigious training program. She has spoken extensively at various prestigious national and international forums and at reputed management colleges on the topic of intellectual property & Innovation. Earlier, Shilpi has worked with leading national law firms like Dua Associates, Bhasin and Coand Anand and Anand, where and was responsible for advising and litigating matters related to Intellectual Property and civil cases. She holds a degree of law from Delhi University, In addition she has done her degree course on Intellectual Property Rights from World Intellectual Property office (WIPO), Geneva. She is also a post graduate in statistics from Hindu College, Delhi University.