Management Team

GIIP has been set up by a team of successful entrepreneurs, lawyers in the US, and IP practitioners.

Dr. Kailash Joshi (Ph.D., Cornell University, USA) Chairman & Mentor

Co-Founder and Executive – The Indus Entrepreneurs (, Silicon Valley, USA; ex-IBM General Manager

Mr. Atulya Nath (M.C.A., M.S.U., Baroda, India) President & CEO

Former CEO – ASAP Solutions (now part of MindTree Consulting Pvt. Ltd.)

Mr. Jaithirth (Jerry) Rao (M.S., University of Chicago, USA, MBA, IIMA) Senior Advisor & Investor

Former Citibanker; Ex-Chairman and CEO, Mphasis,

Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar (Ph.D., University of Mainz, GermanySenior Advisor & Director

European Patent and Trademark Attorney; Partner, Forrester & Boehmert, Germany

Dr. V S Ramamurthy (Padma Bhushan, Ph.D., Bombay University, India) Senior Advisor & Director

Ex-Secretary Govt. of India, Department of Science and Technology; Former Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Delhi

Mr. Steve Shear(J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, USA) Senior Advisor & Mentor

Former US Patent Examiner. For details, please visit

Mr. R. Saha (B.Tech., IIT Kanpur, M.Tech., Cranfield Institute of Technology) Academic Advisor

Former Head, Patent Facilitation Centre, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India

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