Former IAS officer Dr Pushpendra Rai, a renowned global authority on intellectual property, has joined the advisory board of the Centre for Innovation in Public Policy. CIPP is an NCR-based think-and-do policy tank whose mission is to design and build practical, new-age implementable solutions for the largest public good.
Dr Rai’s joining comes a week after the announcement of Dr Ganesh Natarajan, a renowned technology futurist, business builder and entrepreneurship mentor, coming on CIPP’s advisory board.
Dr Rai was earlier Director with the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, where he headed the Intellectual Property and Economic Development Division. Between 1999 and 2015, he coordinated WIPO’s activities and studies related to intellectual property and economic development, implemented programs to assist developing countries and countries with economies in transition, made strategic use of intellectual property for development, and developed synergistic strengths with other international organizations and specialized agencies. For a couple of years he also headed the Organization’s Asia-Pacific office in Singapore.
A self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 193 member states, WIPO is the leading global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation.