Rachna has over 12 years active experience in the field of Intellectual Property. Her experience includes six years in an IP leadership role at GE India Technology Centre. At GE she was involved in building one of the largest IP teams, covering both the patent agent and IP analysts, setting up core IP processes, along with obtaining hands-on experience in U.S. patent preparation and prosecution, in the field of electrical, mechanical, and software. She has been extensively trained by U.S. attorneys on U. S. Patent Law.
Prior to joining GE Rachna led the Technology and IP initiative at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). With CII she conceptualized and organized several IP initiatives, and issue-based IP meets to increase IP awareness across industries. Rachna also initiated advisory services to individual companies on IP relating to R&D and business strategies. She was a resource person for several conferences organized by WIPO and represented CII at WIPO Patent Law Treaty meetings. She has been trained by WIPO through their inter-governmental programmes at JIII, Tokyo, Japan and CEIPI, Strasbourg, France.
Arvind has over 10 years of experience in Polymer science and Chemistry. He has a Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA and is experienced in furthering science, developing new technologies and products. He has conducted research in Academic, Government & Industrial Labs and published several technical papers. He has been actively involved in technical mentoring.
Arvind is also experienced in US patent preparation and prosecution, patent searching and analysis in the field of chemistry and biotechnology during his stint at GE Global Research Centre, Bangalore, India. At GE, Arvind also led the efforts for developing a course for training technologists in IP and has closely worked with technologists to develop patenting strategies. He has also mentored agents and analysts. Arvind has been trained by US attorneys on US law and on hands-on patent drafting and Analysis.