Prof.V.C.Vivekanandan received his PhD in Intellectual Property Laws and also holds his Master’s in Corporate Law & Securities and a Master’s in Public Administration.
Prof.V.C.Vivekanandan is on lien and has joined as the Founder Dean of the School of Law, of Bennett University an initiative of the Times of India Group from June 2017. He was the IPR Chair Professor of the Ministry of HRD at NALSAR and also the Director of the Directorate of Distance Education at NALSAR. He teaches IPR, Artificial Intelligence & law, Entertainment Law. He was also the Centre Head of the NC Banerjee Centre for IP Studies and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.
He was the official Indian Delegate for negotiations on Copyright and Related Rights at WIPO Geneva from December 2013 to December 2015.
He serves as an Adjunct Visiting Professor of Buffalo University, SUNY, New York since 2007 and also a visiting professor to various institutes in India and abroad. He served as the Asia Pacific representative of ALAC in ICANN and also was a member of the Nominating Committee of ICANN in between 2008-2011.
He was a NWO-ICSSR research fellow with Maastricht University in 2010 and the Research Fellow with the Institute of Intellectual Property at Tokyo in 2015.
He served as the Dean of the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law at IIT Kharagpur in 2009-2010 and also as the Head of the Distance Education Department at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2009.
His non-law interests include music, cinema and travel.
Associate Professor ,
Shamirpet , Hyderabad
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Dr. K.V.K. Santhy is been teaching Criminal Law since 18 years, did Doctoral Thesis on “Penal Reforms in India” at Osmania University. She has been associated with many projects such as “Study of the Indian Penal Code from Gender Perspective” commissioned by NCW, “Law on Grievance Redressal in the Public offices in A P” by Centre for Good Governance, as Coordinator for the project to draft the Amendment Act for “Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994,” with National Deceased Donor Transplantation Network, Mumbai and submitted to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare coordinator of the Project “Defective Investigation leading to acquittals” commissioned by Bureau of Police Research Development, New Delhi and a UGC Major Research Project on “Sentencing perspectives in the State of Andhra Pradesh”.
Delivered guest lectures on Criminal Law at NADT, Nagpur and on International Humanitarian Law - Women at ICRC, New Delhi and ASCII, Hyderabad. She is been the Co-Investigator for GIGA ( Global Internet Governance and Advocacy) an initiative of Dept of Information and technology since three years. Coordinated a three day National Workshop on “Advanced Training to teachers in the South Asian Region on International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law” with ICRC.
She visited Max Planck Research Institute for International Criminal Law, Germany as a part of Post Doctoral Research programme on “Punishment and Sentencing”. Submitted report on “Counterfeit Drugs in India” to Max Planck under the Guidance of Professor Dr. Hans-Georg Koch.
Publications : Book on “Sentencing: the use and misuse of Discretion”, “Police Torture: Legal Issues and Remedies”, “The significance of Fair Trial under Human Rights Law in matters of criminal justice: a case study of the trial of Former Iraqi Leader, Mr. Saddam Hussein”, ‘Issues in Human Rights’ Edited by Azizur Rahman, Bangladesh, “A critique of the Transplantation of Human organs Act in India”, Practical Lawyer. Participated in National and International Seminars on issues like, Community Sentence, Law on Sea Piracy, Restorative Justice in Europe, Forensic Law and Cyber Laws.
Delivered lectures in CFSL ( Central Forensic Lab), NPA ( National Police Academy, TSPC ( Telangana Police commission ), NISA, Hyderabad, NADT Nagpur, on issues such as cyber laws, Internet Crimes, crime against women in cyber space, Information and Technology Act, Admissibility of electronic evidence Sec 65B sentencing issues in India, Sexual harassment at work place etc, Research Areas: Internet crimes, cyber laws and sentencing.
Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice at Government of India
Former- Registrar of Copyrights
Mr.G. R. Raghavender is currently is a civil servant from Central Secretariat Service (CSS) 1988. At present, he is posted as Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India, New Delhi. Previously, he was Joint Secretary in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, New Delhi from August 2015 to January 2017. He also held additional charge of Director General, National Productivity Council (NPC) from November 2015 to May 2016.
He is very passionate about Intellectual Property Rights, especially Copyright and Related Rights. He worked as Registrar of Copyrights of the Indian Copyright Office for about 6 and 1/2 years and played a key role in the introduction of amendments to the Copyright Act in 2012 and introduction of the Copyright Rules, 2013. He also initiated online registration for copyright along with payment gateway and digitisation of documents in the Copyright Office in 2014. Further, he took the initiative to adopt a special logo and got ISO-9001 certification for this office.
He attended many WIPO SCCR meetings, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Free Trade negotiation and other FTA negotiations as a member of the Indian delegation. He made significant contributions to recently concluded two WIPO Treaties namely, the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, 2012 and the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled, 2013. As a WIPO resource person and expert in the copyright law contributed to the revision of the copyright legislations of Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar. As a resource person, he gives lectures/talks on Copyrights and Related Rights in various International and National seminars and workshops organised by WIPO, Geneva and also in several Universities and Institutes all over India.
Director- Cyber Law College and
Ujvala Consultants Pvt Ltd
Na.Vijayashankar, more popularly known as Naavi, is a Cyber Law and Information Assurance Consultant based in Bangalore, India.
Naavi is a pioneer in the field of Cyber Law in India being the author of the first book (1999) and first E-Book (2003) on Cyber Laws in India. He has also authored a book titled “Cyber Laws, Corporate Mantra for the Digital Era” and “Cyber Laws Demystified”. He is also the author of E Books, “Cyber Laws, ITA 2000 and beyond”, “Cyber Laws for Engineers”, “Cyber Crimes and ITA 2008”.
Naavi is the founder of www.naavi.org the premier Cyber Law Portal in India. He has also introduced pioneering web based services such as Cyber Evidence Archival Center (www.ceac.in), Online arbitration Center (www.arbitration.in ) and online domain name dispute resolution center (www.lookalikes.in). Naavi is also the founder of www.cyberlawcollege.com which is the pioneering Virtual educational institution in India dedicated to Cyber Law Education. Cyber Law College presently conducts offline and virtual courses on Cyber Laws
Naavi has over three decades of senior corporate executive experience behind him. He has been an ex-Banker and Consultant to several Companies in IT Services. He has held top management positions in several companies engaged in the business of Banking, Advertising, IT Infrastructure Services and IT product marketing services.
Naavi has pioneered the concept of “Total Information Assurance” comprising of a three dimensional approach to Information Security going beyond the technical concepts of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability to Authentication and Non Repudiation. His three dimensional approach based on Technical, Legal and Behavioural Science to Information Security and the “Theory of Information Security Motivation” have introduced new dimensions to the Information Security approach in India.
Naavi has also developed a modular approach to Information Assurance implementation documented as Total Information Assurance for Modular Implementation (http://www.information-assurance.in) to approach the Information Assurance requirements of SMEs.
Naavi is a well-known Netizen Activist and founder secretary of CySi, Founder Trustee IIIT Law and Chairman, Digital Society of India.
Giridhar & Sai Associates, Chennai.
PVS Giridhar is Senior Partner of Giridhar & Sai Associates, a Chennai-based law firm handling civil and corporate law practice, including litigation.
Giridhar joined the Bar in 1987 and initially worked as a junior in the Chambers of P.Chidambaram, Senior Advocate. His expertise includes Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Cross-border licensing and technology-related contracts, including software licensing. He practices in the Madras High Court, the Supreme Court of India and High Courts in other states.
He specialises in ‘ex ante IP services’ and advises on techno-legal issues. His clients include ECGC, GAIL, IIT-Madras, National Institute of Epidemiology, Pearsons, NIS, Dürr, Motorola, Blackberry (RIM), Fresnius Kabi Oncology Services Ltd., TransAsia Bio Medicals Ltd., Nippon Express, SRM Institute of Medical Sciences, Socomec, Emudhra CSL (formerly 3i Infotech), TAFE, Reddington, and Bureau of Indian Standards. He is also a Consultant at IP Dome, a firm that provides IP Strategy services, operating at the intersection of lab, law and the market.
Giridhar has handled briefs in U.S., Malaysia, and Singapore, and has been involved in International Arbitration. He is a Certified Mediator on the Court-annexed mediation panel of the Madras High Court. His Firm also conducts Corporate Training Programmes in various branches of law. Their unique methodology encourages executives to draw upon their experiential resources through simulation exercises, generating a higher quality of learning.
He has travelled widely and has lectured in various Universities in U.S.A., U.K. and Europe, including Oxford University, University of Michigan, and Brussels School of International Studies, affiliated to the University of Kent. He also regularly lectures at the Madras University and NALSAR Law University. He also teaches a specialised course on ‘Monetising IP’ in the Post-Graduate course on ‘Patent Law’ in NALSARPRO.
He lives in Chennai with his wife, Swapna (who is the CEO of IP Dome Strategy Advisors), and three children, two dogs and a cat. He is a Rotarian and his interests include music, travel, yoga, reading, trekking and dancing.
Advocate, Law Lecturer
Patent & Trademark Attorney
Manu Associates Bangalore
Mr. R. Muralidharan is an Advocate, Law Lecturer, Registered Patent Agent & Mediator.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry (1976) and a Masters Degree in International Law and Constitutional Law.(1980). As a final year Law student, Mr. Muralidharan represented India in the Philip. C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held at Washington D.C. USA (March 1979).
Subsequently, Mr. Murali had also participated in a Programme on Intellectual Property Law organized by Washington Graduate School (USDA) during April 1988. He had also attended the International Law Seminar organized under the aegis of International Law Commission at Palais De Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (1991).
Mr. Muralidharan was earlier one of the founding faculty members of National Law School of India, Bangalore and worked for 4 years as Assistant Professor. Acts regularly as a guest faculty in NALSAR Hyderabad, IIM Bangalore, NLSIU Bangalore, and National Law University Jodhpur, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad and many others. He has published many articles in National and International journals and has been instrumental in improving the literacy of Intellectual Property Rights and Cyber legal regimes in India by being a Visiting Faculty in NALSAR PRO Patents, Cyber and Media Laws P. G Diploma courses.
He is also a Life member. Indian Society of International law, N.Delhi-1, Mediator. Bangalore Mediation Centre(an initiative of Karnataka High Court Bangalore).He regularly attends and acts as Resource Person in Professional Improvement Programs on IP Law, Environmental law and International Trade law.
Dr. V.K. Unni is a Professor in the Public Policy and Management Group at IIM Calcutta. He has a Ph.D. in Law and was awarded the Max Planck India Fellowship by the Max Planck Society Germany in 2008.
He is also an alumnus of the prestigious International Leadership Program established by the U.S Department of State. He has been consulted on various professional assignments by IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, Columbia Earth Institute etc.
Dr. V.K. Unni teaches business laws and public policy issues. He has published on Trademarks & Domain names and other issues of Internet Laws. He holds a PhD in IPR from NALSAR University of Law.
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Sri U.Ramamohan is working as SP, Cyber Crimes in CID AP Hyderabad, recently he successfully, deposed evidence in The Westminster Court in London as Computer Forensic Expert, Participated in the investigation of many sensational cases, Navy War Room Leak case, and assassination of Ex Home minister of Gujarath etc.
He has rich experience in handling digital evidence and has handled over 400 cases involving digital evidence. As Explosive Expert, he has attended around 5000 cases of bombs and bombings which include number of sensational crimes of India such as Sri Chandrababu naidu assassination attempt and terrorism cases.
Rama Mohan Ukkalam worked in APFSL as Computer Forensic Expert and Explosives expert.
He has completed his Masters degree in Statitics, from S.V.University, Tirupati and later did his Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science from University of Hyderabad. Before taking up Computer Forensics he was the Crime Scene Management Expert and Explosives Expert for about 20 years. With the emergence of the new technology crimes he shifted to Computer Forensics and was trained in the U.K at an authorized training centre for Scotland Yard Police. Later he underwent training in Computer Crime Investigation from FBI, USA and with INTERPOL at Honkong. He is decorated with two UN International police medals in Kosovo during 2000-01 and in Haiti during 2009 - 10 for serving United Nations Peace Keeping Mission.
He received Indian police medal from President of India for the Year 2005.
His meritorious service has won him Two National Awards from Ministry of Home Affairs and two state police medal awards. He has authored some books ie.,” Cyber law and crimes” and “child in cyberspace” also wrote number of articles in many journals. He is a regular guest faculty for various police training institutes of different states in India, CBI and various universities all over the country.
Director, CERT-In, MeitY, d
Dept. of Revenue Intelligence
CBI and NIA
M.Sc.,M.Tech(IT),GCIH, SANS CPE,CHFI,PGDCL
Cyber Forensic Unit,
Ministry of Home Affairs
DFSS, CFSL, Hyderabad.
A passionate cyber-security professional and evangelist who believes in ethical values of service delivery with 15 years of experience in specialized areas of VAPT, digital forensics, cyber-warfare, threat management, security operations,IR & IH, cloud security,product development, solutioning. He has extensively worked with the various government agencies and private oganizations in various capacities.
He is part of many international forums, Indian cyber-security forums and actively contributes to various cyber-security research and intelligence forums on cyber-crime, trafficking and other related aspects. An accomplished cyber-crime investigator, researcher and a trainer who has to his credit training some of the elites in the cyber-security domain in the past.He believes in the motto "A stitch in time saves nine" and works with the motto "Share, Gather and Grow".
Shaik Ghousal Mubarak is a Computer Science Engineer and PG-Diploma holder in Advance computing from C-DAC Hyderabad. He is a Certified Lead implementer ISO:27001 and Ethical Hacker.
He had a total work experience of 8+ years, In past he worked for 5 years with Cyber Crimes, CID Hyderabad as Jr Cyber forensic consultant and specializes in solving cases related to cybercrime like Honeytraps, Lottery scams, bank frauds, online harassment, job frauds, etc.
He has Delivered sessions at various Police Academies including Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Punjab, Telangana & Regular Guest speaker in Cyber Crime investigation and forensics course conducted at Central Detective Training Institute Hyderabad and Chandigarh, IDRBT, ESCI.
In total he took session in more than 150+ courses and trained more than 10000+ officers from Law Enforcement Agencies on Cyber Crimes Investigation, Digital Forensics, Cyber security & ISMS - 27001. Apart from training, he also assists officers from various Law Enforcement Agencies in solving cases involving cyber related crimes. In a total he assisted 800+ cases.
Syed Hussain is a Cyber Crime Advisory and a Professional working with Law Enforcement Authorities. Past 8 years, he has worked with LEA's in the domain of cyber-crimes and Intelligence gathering. His has contributed in many sensational and national security related cases across India. Started his carrier as an Engineer at CID cyber Cell, Hyderabad - combating cyber-crimes and handling cyber lab, later moved to Intelligence Department - Insurgency and Maoist Operations and continues his work and support to Law Enforcement authorities till date.
He believes in sharing his real-time experiences and knowledge on advanced investigative methods with Law Enforcement officer time to time. Delivered many lectures, authored books on cyber-crimes and is a visiting faculty at State and Central Training Police Institutions in India.
Mohammed Arif Ali Khan is a Computer Science Engineer, Ethical Hacker, and a cybercrime investigation consultant. He has worked with the Cyber Crimes Cell, CID Hyderabad and specializes in solving cases related to online frauds like Lottery scams, bank frauds, online harassment, job frauds, etc. His interest in Cyber Security was rewarded by many companies like Indeed.com, AT&T, Mail.ru for finding security vulnerabilities in their services. He was also Awarded the Commendation Certificate for capacity building of Police Officers in dealing with Cyber Crimes, by the Addl. Director General of Police, CID, A.P.
He has Delivered sessions at various States in various Police Academies & Universities including Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Pondy, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand & agencies like Anti-Terrorism Squad, Counter-Intelligence Cell, Cabinet Secretariat, IB, and NIA.
He was also part of the ITEC Delegation team sent for imparting training on Cyber Forensics to Sierra Leone Police Personnel at Sierra Leone, West Africa.
Currently, he is in the top 20 leaderboard of global rankings of NetCraft that is a pioneer in inspecting malicious websites which contributes to blocking of 33% of total malicious websites hosted globally!
As a cybercrime investigation consultant, he assists officers from various Law Enforcement Agencies in solving cases involving cyber related crimes.
Dr. S K Murthy (SK) has exposure to Indian and US patent laws. His primary areas of focus are patent preparation and prosecution; competitive patent analysis, training engineers/professionals on various aspects of patent law; providing opinion on patentability; and such other patent related issues. He is involved in developing strategies for inculcating, developing, and sustaining Innovation and IP culture and patent management. He is presently employed with Intel Technology India Private Limited as their Director of IP – Intel India. He is an Indian advocate and a patent agent with strong engineering and legal backgrounds. He has about 20 years of experience in practicing patent law and other IP laws and has a total of 29 years of experience.
SK is a co-author of a commissioned article presented at National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the US on Standards and IPR in India. SK is an invited speaker on Innovation and Intellectual Property (IP) at National and International conferences and forums.
He is a co-author on a title: “Bio-medical Engineering” used as a reference material in undergraduate engineering program. He is a co-founder of In-house IP professionals (I-HIPP) Forum, which is providing a platform for in-house IP professionals of more than 100 IP professionals drawn from more than 30 Indian and multi-national companies to share ideas, best-known methods and I-HIPP has graduated to be a think tank for IP policy advocacy in India.
He has led the hi-tech industry to prepare impactful submissions on the draft patent manual, draft national competition policy, draft guidelines on Computer related inventions (CRIs), and the recent National IPR policy.
Aadya Misra is a senior associate with the Spice Route Legal’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice, with a specialised focus on Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity. She has assisted businesses across India, South Asia, USA, UK, and Europe with structuring their operations to comply with data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity laws.
Aadya’s work involves regulatory advice, product structuring, framing operational and compliance strategies, and management of security incidents. Aadya is an IAPP certified privacy professional. She is one of the youngest privacy lawyers in India to be recognised on a global platform for her prowess in all things data. She is regularly quoted by leading publications like OneTrust Data Guidance and Indian Business Law Journal. She has also been recognised as a Rising Star by Legal500.
Founder, The Perspective
Srinjoy is a Senior Privacy Professional with over 20 years experience in Data Protection Laws, IP, Contracts, Information Technology and Cyber Laws, among others. Srinjoy was the DPO for GENPACT for over 5 years and has had the experience of working with numerous companies in building up their privacy postures.
Chairman, Expert Board, Truth Labs
Former IGP & Director, APFSL, Hyderabad
Director, Documents, Truth Labs, Hyderabad
Former Scientific Officer, APFSLa
Director, Polygraph, Truth Labs, Delhi Former Chief Forensic Scientist, DFS, Govt. of India and Former Director, CBI, CFSL, Delhi
Director, Truth Labs, Former IGP & Director, Punjab FSL, Chandigarh
Director, Truth Labs, Chennai
Former Director, Tamil Nadu FSD, Chennai
Director, Failure Analysis, Truth Labs, Hyderabad
Former Director, RCMA, Defence R&D Organisation, Hyderabad
Director, Forensic Medicine, Truth Labs, Hyderabad
Former Head & Professor, Forensic Medicine, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
Director, Documents, Truth Labs, Hyderabad
Former GEQD, MHA, Govt. of India, Hyderabad
Director, Documents, Truth Labs, Delhi
Former Director, Delhi FSL
Director, Documents, Truth Labs, Delhi
Former GEQD, MHA, Govt. of India, Kolkata
Director, Documents, Truth Labs, Delhi
Former GEQD, MHA, Govt. of India, Shimla
Director, Documents, Truth Labs, Hyderabad
Former Joint Director, APFSL, Hyderabad
Director, Documents, Truth Labs, Kolkata
Former AGEQD, MHA, Govt. of India, Kolkata
Director, Truth Labs, Kolkata
Former Director, FSL, West Bengal
Director-Truth Labs, Chennai
Former SP, Tamil Nadu Police, Chennai
Director, Fingerprints, Truth Labs, Bangalore
Former Superintendent of Police, Fingerprints, TNFPB, Chennai
Director, Documents, Truth Labs, Chennai
Former Assistant Director, Documents, Tamil Nadu FSD, Chennai
Director, Forensic Investigation Services, Truth Labs, Hyderabad
Former Deputy General Manager, United India Insurance Co. Ltd., Hyderabad
Director, Digital Forensic Services, Truth Labs, Bangalore
Director, Documents, Truth Labs, Bangalore
Former Document Examiner, FSL, Bangalore
Director, Documents, Truth Labs, Mumbai
Former Chief State Examiner of Documents CID, Maharashtra
Director, Physico-Chemical, Truth Labs, Hyderabad
Former Assistant Director, APFSL, Hyderabad
Director, Fingerprints, Truth Labs, Hyderabad
Former Expert, Fingerprint Bureau, CID Govt of A.P., Hyderabad
Assistant Director, Fingerprints, Truth Labs, Chennai
Former Inspector, Tamil Nadu Finger Print Bureau, Chennai
Assistant Director, Fingerprints, Truth Labs, Mumbai
Former Inspector, Maharashtra Fingerprint Bureau, Mumbai
Deputy Director, Documents, Truth Labs, Delhi
Former SSA, Documents, FSL Delhi