CEO - Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair
Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair is a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry with specialization in NMR from NCL (National Chemical Laboratory), Pune, India. He had his post-doctoral stint in IIT, Powai, Mumbai. He had also taken a management diploma from Bajaj Institute, Mumbai. Dr. Nair is associated with the Pharmaceutical Industry for over 40 years in various capacities. He was till recently the Hon. Chairman of BDH Industries Ltd. (formerly Bombay Drug House) and earlier he served BDH as Executive Director for nearly 3 decades. Dr. Nair is a Registered Patent as well as a Trademark Agent. He practices all forms of Intellectual Properties under the aegis of GNAs (Gopakumar Nair Associates), which operates from both Mumbai and Chennai. He has been a speaker in various forums on IPR and has a number of patent-related articles to his credit.

Director - Dr. Kausalya Santhanam
Kausalya Santhanam is a registered patent agent in the USPTO and has a Ph.D in cell biology and Immunology. After eight years of research experience in India and the US, she joined the Intellectual Property Department with CuraGen Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company at Connecticut, USA. She has been handling various patent related issues including drafting and prosecuting US, EPO, AU and CA applications and designing patent strategies. Dr. Santhanam has attended as well as been a speaker at various patent-related workshops and training programs.Having made India as her home since June 2004, she continues to work as an IP consultant to Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical Corporates both in India and the US.

Dr Shrikant N Sharma
Mr. Sharma is a Law graduate and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. His corporate experience of 20 plus years is mainly with the pharmaceutical industry. He is mainly involved in the area of corporate and business laws, Intellectual Property Rights and statutory compliance. He is presently associated with DIL Limited and its group companies as a Corporate Secretary and Head of Legal.



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(From Left to Right) Dr. M. Venkateswarlu, Drug Controller General India, Mr. T. C. James, Director, Intellectual Property Rights, Govt of India, and Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair inaugurating the Annual Event and Diploma Awards Ceremony of the 2nd batch of students at GNAs Patent Gurukul.