Sagacious IP hosts a conference on “Aligning Intellectual Property with Business Strategy”

by | Apr 25, 2019

New Delhi, India October 17th, 2018:


Sagacious IP (Gurugram), MERH-IP (Germany) & Centre For Future (Gurugram), in collaboration with YourStory organized a conference for StartupsEntrepreneurs and MSMEs on “Aligning Intellectual Property with Business Strategy: Avoid Common Pitfalls & Adopt Global Best Practices”.

The conference offered insights on how to make a world-class IP strategy through sessions focused on:

  • ‘Understanding the elementary & essential components of a World-class IP strategy’,
  • ‘Three essential types of IP strategies every business should have’,
  • ‘Decoding European IP system for Indian Business’ and
  • ‘How patents can be used as a revenue generating tool’

Indian IP Attorney, Vivek Singh, German IP Attorney, Timo Schwamb (Merh IP) and a full-time innovator, Wyyuru Amarnath graced the occasion and shared their experiences on how IP can boost innovation, promote business & protect it from being disrupted overnight.

Among many discussions, the most important was how Global unicorns like Uber, Xiaomi & Amazon etc have used IP for their growth while on the other hand Indian start-ups like Micromax, Flipkart & Ola are not focusing on building their IP portfolio which could be detrimental for them in the era of high competition and disruption.

Ms Ritu Chauhan of FrigoGlass who was one of the attendees said “I congratulate the organizers for putting together this event. It was really helpful for us to understand the strategic importance of IP and we hope to put this to use in our business”. Many other participants have also given positive feedback about the event and found the sessions very useful for formulating their IP strategies.

Mr Tarun Kumar Bansal, President at Sagacious IP said in his welcome address “Sagacious has been supporting global companies with inputs to their IP strategy and wanted to put together this event so Indian companies can also learn the nuances of IP strategies of global players and make it a winning point for their business.” At the end of the event he added “This was our first attempt at organizing such an event and looking at its success and how it is received by the participants of varied backgrounds, we will make it a regular activity and do more such events in other cities of India”

A handbook titled “A Reference Kit on ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ for Indian Startups, MSMEs and Innovators” was also unwielded during the event and it is now available for download at

About Sagacious Research (Sagacious IP):

Sagacious IP started as a research & consulting firm in 2008 to support global companies with researched data and insights for their IP strategy decision making and patent portfolio management. Sagacious continue to provide such services to over 1,200 clients globally through its team of 250+ people located in seven offices across the globe.

In 2016, Sagacious also started supporting Indian businesses with all the IP strategy know how they gathered by working with global companies for over a decade. They now support Indian customers with planning of a great IP strategy and also with implementing it on the ground including actual filing and prosecution of IP rights in India and globally. Since 2016, Sagacious IP has already served over 300 startups and SMEs as well as around 10+ listed/ large companies from India with their IP strategy preparation and implementation so they can lead the business their domains.

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About Centre For Future (CFF)

Centre for Future is a subsidiary of Sagacious IP and has a large network of innovators and startups associated with it. It mainly focuses on supporting innovators/ startups in licensing/ selling their technologies, developing business for their technology oriented businesses, developing business partnerships for Indian companies globally, bringing new opportunities like open innovation competitions, incubations/ funding opportunities, etc. It also works with mid-to-large corporations and government bodies to scout for relevant startups/ technologies.

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About Merh-IP  

MERH-IP, is a Munich-based patent law firm founded by four patent attorneys with longstanding experience as former partners of three prominent international IP firms. Since its foundation in 2009 the firm has been constantly growing to an medium-sized IP Boutique with more than 50 members today including 7 partners, 15 patent attorneys and 9 technical experts.

Merh-IP counsels in all matters of Intellectual Property including patents, utility models, trademarks, designs, domains, employee’s inventions, copyright and unfair competition law. The firm represents clients ranging from renowned multinational corporations from Europe, the United States and Japan, to medium-sized companies and start-ups.

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