Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy

Dr. Guriqbal Singh Jaiya

Dr. Guriqbal Singh Jaiya

Former Director, SME Division, WIPO

Dr. Guriqbal Singh Jaiya’s academic background spans medicine (MBBS, AIIMS, New Delhi, 1977 MD-Pediatrics (1st January 1978 to 12 July 1978 left to join IAS), humanities (BA, Delhi University, 1978), law (LLB, Delhi University,1983), Professional Certificate in E-learning (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)

  • • Former IAS Officer and Former International Civil Servant (World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • • 42 years of work experience: national (15 years), international (24 years at WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland from Nov 1993 to August 2017) and returned to India in September 2017
  • • From Nov 1990 to Oct 1993 (as an IAS Officer of the 1978 batch, AGMUT cadre) served as Deputy Secretary and Director in the then Department of Industrial Development, Ministry of Industry, Government of India, where, amongst other things, dealt with all IP policy matters and represented the Government of India in all international negotiations including in multilateral IP negotiations in (a) the TRIPS Negotiating Group of the then GATT (predecessor of the WTO) and (b) the WIPO.
  • • Travelled for professional work worldwide to some 70 countries, worked in-person with colleagues from over 110 countries and online blended IP training courses in some 140 countries.
  • • He has worked closely with WHO, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNDP, ILO, World Bank, ADB, UNCTAD, Asian Productivity Organization, ESCAP, UNECE, ESCWA, ECA, ECLAC, FAO, International Trade Centre (WTO/UNCTAD) and lectured extensively face-to-face in some 70 countries worldwide on a diverse range of IP for business issues.

Digital Health Advisor, Consultant, Learner and Mentor

1.Focus areas

  • • National Digital Health Blueprint
  • • Health IT Standards; National EHR Standard
  • • Health data Sharing and Protection
  • • Health data Analytics and AI/ML
  • • Telemedicine Practice Guidelines
  • • Digital Healthcare Blueprint for the State Level in Punjab, India and
  • • Digital Health Workforce Development in India
  • • Mentoring Health IT startups

2.CEO, Director and Co-Founder of two Health IT start-ups

3 .Pro bono Advisor, ICMR-AIIMS Computational Genomics Centre, New Delhi

4 .Pro bono Convenor, Punjab Telehealth Expert Committee, Public Health Foundation of India, India

5 .A co-author of Book: Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth, 2019, Elsevier, USA

6 .Life Member and Advisor of SATHI

7 .Life Member, Telemedicine Society of India

8 .Life Member, DHIndia Association

International IP Advisor, Consultant, Learner and Mentor

1 .Focus areas

IP assets management, IP strategy, IP-driven business models of entrepreneurs, incubators, start-ups, MSMEs, global businesses, NGOs, schools, colleges, universities, research institutes, etc. Expertise in IP backed financing, IP risk management, IP quality assurance, IP audit, IP accounting and valuation, taxation of IP, IP and branding, IP project management, IP licensing, franchising, merchandising, IP mediation and arbitration, IP e-education, IP in international business, IP in branding and marketing

2 .Former WIPO Director, Geneva, Switzerland (Oct 2002 to August 2017). Major roles:

  • • Director, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Division (9 years)
  • • Director-Advisor to the Deputy Director General, Innovation and Technology Sector (3 years) and
  • • Director-Advisor, WIPO Academy (2 and 1/2 years)

4 .Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, University of Neuchatel (2011 to 2015) taught 6-credit blended course on IP Strategy in International Business to Masters students of International Business.

5 .Chairman, NASCAP, India (December 2018 till date),

6 .Member, ICMR Committee for Formulation of National Policy on IP and Entrepreneurship for Start-ups by Faculty and Students of Academic Medical Centres, India (January 2020 till date)

7 .Member, FICCI Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying Economy (CASCADE)

8 .Pro bono Member, Advisory Board, XLPAT; a patent analytics firm; USA and India

9 .Pro bono Member, Advisor Board, Anand & Anand, IP law firm

10 .Editor & Co-author: 25 WIPO publications on IP for entrepreneurs & SMEs