Chitra IyerLicensing Program Leader at Philips
She also has combined expertise of around 15 years in the area of Intellectual property protection including Law firm and in-house practice. Her areas of expertise include IP transactional matters, IP Litigation, other IP enforcement, commercial contracts & Trade secret protection. In her current role, she is responsible for developing and growing Licensing practice in India. She was involved with the first SEP verdict in India and also cases involving highest damages so far.
She has held leadership positions in various MNC’s in India and Europe while handling a wide range of technology areas such as Pharma (NCE & generics), biotech, material science and engineering to name a few. Chitra was Head of the IP department for E.I DuPont and Philips with responsibilities for South Asia, ASEAN and ANZ before moving to her current role in licensing within Philips.
Chitra is the Vice President LES (India), Co-chair ASSOCHAM, and member of several organizations such as CII, etc. She actively supports IP advocacy matters.