Mr Lokesh V, MIET

Managing Director, Innomantra Consulting Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

Mr Lokesh has over 20 years of professional experience in Intellectual Property management, New Product Development and Innovation Management. Prior to Innomantra, he managed innovation and intellectual property activities at Larsen & Toubro. He began his career with the Medical Equipment and Systems Group at L&T, where he spent 12 years in product design & development, strategic planning & initiatives driving Innovation & IP. At Innomantra, Lokesh has worked with clients in a wide range of sectors including Automotive, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Information Technology, Engineering Services, Medical Electronics and Consumer Goods in the areas of Intellectual Property Management and Innovation Management. He has also advised educational institutions, entrepreneurs, industry associations and government agencies in these areas.

Mr Lokesh, a Mechanical Engineer, has an MBA in Marketing and PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from National Law School of India University (NLSIU).

Mr Lokesh was also awarded winner of "India Innovation Challenge" at 4th India Innovation Summit - 2008 Organized by CII & Govt. of Karnataka. He also played a role of mentor and jury in ‘Power of Ideas 2010,2012 and 2015 initiated by top business daily in India ‘The Economic Times’ and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is a member & Vice-Chairman of Bangalore Local Network at the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) and Member for IT Panel at CII Mysore, India. He is also a Co-Founder & Trustee – Association of Intellectual Property Professionals & Owners Association (AIPPO), India.

Lokesh has chaired and participated as a speaker in several Innovation & IPR conferences and seminars. He has delivered guest lectures at institutions like IISc Bangalore, IIMs and BITS-Pilani.

Areas of expertise: Intellectual Property management, New Product Development and innovation management