Who We Are

NIPO is an association of creators, users and owners of Intellectual Property. Members of NIPO include scientists, authors, artists, filmmakers, musicians, corporates, civil servants, academicians, legal experts and intellectuals among others.

A brief introduction to the Members and Experts associated with NIPO is as under :

11. Dr. A.P. Singh

Dr. AP Singh is an eminent academician and expert in areas of commerce and agriculture and is a UGC research awardee working on issues relating to WTO Agreement on Agriculture and opportunities and challenges for Indian agri-business.

12. Mr. Akash Taneja

Mr. Taneja belongs to the Indian Trade Service and is the founder member of NIPO. His assignments include tenures as Deputy Director General Foreign Trade where he was assigned the task of liberalization and implementation of the Export & Import policy. Other assignments include OSD to Minister of Power, Deputy Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry looking after trade with South-East Asia and UN-ESCAP division and Dy. Commissioner & Spl. Officer in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for implementation of Property Tax Reforms. He is presently posted as Secretary Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the Ministry of Power looking after implementation aspects of the Energy Conservation Act 2001. Mr. Taneja has a diverse educational background with a Masters in Science from the University of Delhi , Associate of Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy Diploma (equivalent to MSc. Forestry) besides a Master in Business Administration. He has also undergone courses in the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade New Delhi, Lal Bahadur National Academy of Administration Mussoorie, Harvard Institute of International Development and JFK School of Government Harvard University USA .

13. Hon'ble Justice S Jagadeesan

Chairman Intellectual Property Appellate Board. Justice Jagadeesan has been a Former Judge of the Madras High Court) and is presently Chairman IPAB which has been constituted by a Gazette notification of the Central Government in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to hear appeals against the decisions of the Registrar under the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. The Intellectual Property Appellate Board has its headquarters at Chennai and shall have sittings at Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi , Kolkata and Ahmedabad

14. Prof Biswajit Dhar

Dr. Dhar is Professor and Head, Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi . He has worked extensively on issues relating to TRIPs, CBD and the Biological Diversity Act.

15. Ms. Manisha Shridhar

Ms. Shridhar belongs to the Indian Administrative Service. She has been involved in the development of the Technology Resource Centers and WTO and IPR inputs for Small Scale Industries. As a faculty member in National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, she has taught WTO and IPR issues to senior civil servants. As District Magistrate in Kangra at Dharamsala and District Magistrate, Shimla has handled development projects having IPR interface. She has written on TRIPS, UPOV, CBD, technology incubators etc. She has a Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property Law, from Franklin Pierce Law Center , Concord , NH , USA and currently registered for a Ph.D. in IIT Delhi on “ Intellectual Property Strategy for Indian Industry.”

16. Dr. Manoj K. Thakur

Dr. Manoj K. Thakur is an Indologist & Author. Dr. Thakur has worked as Research Project Investigator in the Indian National Commission for History of Science under the aegis of Indian National Science Academy , Delhi . His publications include among others, India In The Age Of Kanishka; Devi-Mahatmaya or The Glory Of Goddess; The Tantra: An Introductory Outline; A Geographical and Historical Dictionary of Ancient India. His other assignments include Consultant in the Centre for Biochemical Technology (CSIR), Delhi University Campus, Delhi since 2001 (to provide scholarly advice and consultancy in understanding the principles of traditional medicine in context of Modern biology (Genomics) and Programme Associate, Indo-Dutch programme on alternatives in development [IDPAD] of ICSSR under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development

17. Government of Kerala

The State Government of Kerala one of the richest states in biodiversity resources is an Honorary member of NIPO. Kerala is known for its tourist attractions.

18. Mr. PC Tripathi

Mr. Tripathi is a civil servant by profession and an engineer in training from IIT Delhi. He belongs to the Indian Trade Service and is presently posted in the Directorate General of Foreign Trade Department of Commerce where he is working on policies relating to export control.

19. Dr. M. Majeed - Sami Labs

 “SAMI Labs” is the creation of a visionary scientist. Dr. Muhammed Majeed, founder & CEO was born and brought up in the traditions of Kerala and proceeded to USA after acquiring his degree in pharmacy in 1974. Sheer dint of hard work and the grim determination to acquire knowledge enabled him to acquire his doctorate in Industrial Pharmacy from St. Johns University New York . While still a student, Dr. Majeed garnered valuable experience spread over 15 years, holding responsible research positions in Pfizer inc. Carter Wallace and Paco research. Dr. Majeed developed several interesting products that qualified him for patent rights and national and international awards.

SAMI received its first US Patent (No. 5,536,506) in 1996, and by the turn of the Century, the number of US patents awarded to the group, has gone up to seven. Another twenty-five European and world patents are in the pipeline.

The company over the last 10 years has won innumerable decorations from national and state governments in India . These awards are numbered around 18. A recent DSIR award for SAMI's contribution in the chemical sector was indeed the crowning glory. It is Dr. Majeed's conviction that commercial growth fully backed by protected patents should be the “watchword” for a strong presence in the international market, particularly with the potential changes of the patents laws. It is with this objective that SAMI's scientists commit themselves to invent molecules and newer application of existing ones that will earn newer global patents for prestigious commercial growth.

The company acknowledges its social obligations like assisting Indian farmers in the adoption and cultivation of useful herbs from around the world, and then processing and extracting these for export to the developed countries. This is the company's modest contribution towards creating better margins for our farmers and at the same time provide value-added products to the world creating in the process direct and indirect employment that will be created for the country's agrarian and urban population.

20. Mr. Anand Kumar

Mr. Anand Kumar belongs to the Indian Police Service and has held important assignments at the district and national levels. He is presently posted in the civil aviation sector.