Intellectual Property Consultant India
  GIIP Board Members  
Dr. KAILASH JOSHI, (Ph.D. Cornell U.), Chairman & Mentor
Dr. Joshi is a well recognized business and community leader in Silicon Valley, USA. He co-Founded TiE, the world’s leading entrepreneurs’ organization with 13,000 members. He had an accomplished 23-year career at IBM, where he was the General Manager of IBM Lexington, KY division (now Lexmark, NYSE: LXK) and led IBM's reentry into India in 1991. He serves as Advisor to Satyam Computer Services and also mentors early stage entrepreneurs & companies.

Mr. JERRY RAO (M. S. Chicago U., MBA IIM A), Board Observer & Mentor
Mr. Rao is a well recognized business and community leader in India and abroad. He is the winner of the 'Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award' in the Technology category in two locations (India and New York) and of similar awards from the Economic Times and Bombay Management Association. He is the Chairman and CEO of MphasiS. Prior to founding MphasiS, Mr. Rao has held several positions in Citicorp. He is on the Boards of IDFC Private Equity and Royal Orchid Hotels. Mr. Rao is the past Chairman of NASSCOM - the Indian Software Industry's apex association and also heads its Security Forum.

Dr. V.S. RAMAMURTHY, (Ph.D. Bombay U., Padma Bhushan), Senior Advisor & Mentor
Dr. Ramamurthy is ex-Secretary to Government of India, Department of Science and Technology. After relinquishing charge as Secretary to Government of India on super-annuation on April 30, 2006, Dr, Ramamurthy has resumed his research interests as DAE Homi Bhabha Chair Professor in the Inter-University Accelerator Center, New Delhi with a special focus on human resource development in Science and Technology. Dr. Ramamurthy also serves as Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Delhi.

Prof. Dr. HEINZ GODDAR (Ph.D. Munich U.), Senior Advisor & Mentor
Dr.. Goddar is a German Patent Attorney and European Patent and Trademark Attorney. Partner of Boehmert & Boehmert and of Forrester & Boehmert, with his office at Munich. Dr. Goddar is one of the senior partners of his firm and is particularly involved in international patent and licensing matters, in¬cluding litigation and arbitration. Dr. Goddar is an Associate Judge at the Senate for Patent Attorneys Matters at the German Federal Court of Justice and a Senior Advisor to the German Industrial Investment Council (IIC), Berlin.

Mr. ATULYA NATH, (M.S. Comp. Sc. M.S.U. Baroda, India), Co-Founder & President
Mr. Nath has over 15 years of experience in providing offshore IT, business processing and knowledge services to U.S businesses. He founded and managed ASAP Solutions, a provider of advanced business and technology solutions. In 2004, ASAP Solutions was acquired by MindTree, Inc., a successful IT services company.

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