Anindya Sircar - Independent IP Consultant
Anindya Sircar engages in consulting, strategising, teaching and training programmes in the field of IP management.
Dr Sircar was associate vice president and head of intellectual property at Infosys Limited for over five years, where he was responsible for all IP activities of Infosys Limited and its subsidiaries. Before this, he headed the IP department of the Biocon Group – a premiere biotechnology company in Bangalore, India, and was instrumental in setting up the IP practices for the Biocon Group.
Dr Sircar has the unique distinction of two PhDs – one in science and the other in law. During his long professional involvement in intellectual property, he has worked extensively in almost all fields of intellectual property and has spearheaded several acquisition programmes. In 2010 he was recognised in Lex Witness’s Hall of Fame – Top 50 as a prominent player in India’s legal sector.
He is known as an innovative, profit-oriented person, with demonstrated success in setting up and streamlining all IP activities in multiple industry domains, achieving cost reductions and improving client satisfaction in customer-facing operations in large, diverse organisations. His expertise includes IP acquisitions, management and implementation of complex corporate acquisition, and successful organisational integrations.
He is known for analysing competitive landscapes, providing IP and research inputs and aligning product outputs with customer requirements, and is reputed as a change agent who can analyse issues, devise continuous process improvements and incorporate business process initiatives to increase efficiency, streamline operations and decrease aggregate expenses with limited resources.
Dr Sircar actively participates in patent awareness programmes and other programmes involving search techniques for patent and commercial information. He is a registered patent agent and certified IP valuation analyst.
He has been a resource person for numerous workshops and conferences on intellectual property, a member of the editorial board for several IP journals and magazines, a visiting faculty to a number of law schools and institutions, and a member of the advisory boards of a few corporates.
- Advisory Board of Dialog-Thomson
- IP Asia
- NALSAR University of Law
- NC Banerjee Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies
- IP management consultancy
- Technology transfer
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