Professor (Dr) Prabuddha Ganguli
Professor (Dr) Prabuddha GanguliCEO, VISION-IPR; Visiting Professor, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law,
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Prof. (Dr) Prabuddha Ganguli is a Visiting Professor at the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and Honorary Distinguished Professor at the Dibrugarh University, Assam. He is an elected Fellow of the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences and a Member of the International Editorial Board of “World Patent Information”.

Prof. (Dr) Prabuddha is also CEO of VISION-IPR, offering services in Management of Innovations, Technology Acquisition & Transfer, Intellectual Property Rights, and Knowledge Management. He is a practicing Patent Agent in India and a Strategic IPR Consultant to several companies in India and abroad. His expertise spans from designing of innovation processes and integrating them with IPR to facilitate translation of innovations into businesses, including IP due diligence & negotiations in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures. As a consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) since 2001 for IPR capacity building in developing countries and least developed countries, he has been advising several governments on innovation and IPR Policies.

Prof. (Dr) Prabuddha was a visiting scientist at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, in 1980, before moving to industry. His professional career spans from academics to international industrial experience for 2 decades (1981-2001) in Hindustan Unilever in India and in Unilever in diverse managerial roles such as research scientist, strategic management of IPR in businesses, factory management, technology transfer, knowledge management systems, corporate information security, and corporate planning. He held the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) IPR Chair Professorship at Tezpur University, Assam, India, from May 2012 to June 2017.

In February 2011, Prof. (Dr) Prabuddha was awarded "The Chemtech Pharma-Bio World Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Intellectual Property". In 2014, the legal fraternity in India under the banner of “Legal Era” honored him with “The Lifetime Achievement Award” for his continued contribution in the field of IPR. In October 2014, The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Alumni Association conferred on him the “Excellence Award” for his contributions in the field of Technology Management and IPR.

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