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Marty Shivley, Director IP Operations, Microsoft shares his experience with IIT K MBA students

IME Department and SIDBI at IIT Kanpur organised a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on 25th September’07. The topic of the seminar was “Managing IP Portfolio in large Organizations & IP practices in US”. The seminar was presented by Marty Shivley, Director, Worldwide Intellectual Property Operations for Microsoft Corporation. Other speakers included Jim Patterson, US Patent Attorney and Mukundan Seshadari, CEO Blue-File IP Services. The whole department including professors turned up to listen to the experiences of eminent speakers.

The seminar started with an introduction to IPR and its indispensible need in the present business world. In fact according to Jim Patterson “Constant Innovation has been the key determinant for the success of an organisation. IPR then becomes an effective tool to safeguard the strategic knowledge that a company uses to reinvent itself”. He delved into various strategies like trade-secrets, patents, copyrights and trademarks used to protect…

Annual Get-together.......And the Bond Continues!!!!

“Enough of presentations, case studies and the lectures........wanna break??”. “YeAh” was the call and the party delivered just that or shall I say anything more than that. The annual get-together of management department added spice to the monotonous academic life and it was a welcome change for the students as well as for the faculty. The party gave a perfect platform for our budding MBAs to showcase some of their hidden talents (yeah, they mastered the art of entertaining too!!). And believe me, they left the audience spell bound with shouts of “Once more!!!!”
The mood of the party was set by the light background music and the chit-chat of the students, faculty and their family members. So, we had a chance to see our profs in a light mood enjoying the party. The show began with a movie clip prepared by MBA first year. The sweet tunes of “Choti si asha” followed by “Aashayien..” which were coupled with some of the most memorable snaps of our life here brought the audience to a stands…

Annual Get-Together Moments!!!!!!

The Soup for MBA souls...


Yummy Yummy Ice-cream.....


A pose with our Seniors....


Seniors with our Professor...sharing some light moments




Discussions in full swing.......




Future managers......under one roof.




Our Professor with his cute baby.....




Yaad aayage ye pal........