Adastra IP experts provide training on intellectual property rights, June 2018

The third week of the Nexus pre-incubation program focused on intellectual property rights (IPR). The startups in the fourth Nexus cohort received a week-long training on IPR and were provided with the tools and resources to protect them.

During the week Rahul Bagga, Director at Adastra IP, India and Malaysia and Tushar Gulati, Director of Business Development at Adastra IP, conducted a session on IPR issues faced by startups. The session began with explaining the concepts related to IPR and why it is important for startups to understand IPR at an early stage. It also covered an overview of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Later in the session the speakers focused on how startups can achieve IPR protection and the best IPR strategies for startups.

Entrepreneurs came away with a deeper awareness of why and how they must constantly protect their intellectual property to successfully build their venture. Adastra IP also conducted one-on-one mentoring sessions with all the Nexus startups, which were very helpful for the startups to successfully plan their specific IP strategies.

About the industry experts

Rahul Bagga is the Director at Adastra IP, India and Malaysia and has more than 8 years of experience in handling IP matters in the fields of biotechnology, genomics, molecular biology, medtech, agritech, pharma, chemistry, life sciences, healthcare and other allied sciences across multiple jurisdictions. He is a registered patent and design agent with the Indian Patent Office.

Tushar Gulati is the Director of Business Development at Adatra IP, India and has more than 9 years of experience in marketing, strategic tie-ups, business development and operations. Tushar is a Post-Graduate MBA from IBS, Hyderabad and Graduate from IP University, Delhi.

Every Wednesday during the 10 week long pre-incubation program, Nexus calls in industry experts for practical sessions on different business aspects of running and growing a startup. These sessions are highly interactive and provide direct market and industry access to Nexus startups.