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Mr. Noric Dilanchian is the Managing Partner of Dilanchian Lawyers & Consultants (www.dilanchian.com.au) established in 2000 in Sydney, Australia. He has 30 years of experience as an IT and intellectual property law and business specialist. His legal experience since 1983 has been mostly in national and medium sized law firms and before that with Angus & Robertson Publishers. As a business lawyer his practice emphasizes technology and intellectual property protection, management, contracting and commercialization. As a pioneer in the e-commerce, internet, and multimedia industry in Australia he is a former President of Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (www.aimia.com.au). Since 1983 he has been a specialist in contract negotiation, drafting, and process design, especially contracts for intellectual property and IT. Mr. Dilanchian has reviewed, prepared and advised several thousand contracts and wrote a chapter on licensing trends in Australia for the 2009 book Licensing Update (published by Wolters Kluwer). As a blogger since 2006 he has published over 400 substantive articles on Lightbulb, one of the most trafficked law blogs in Australia. Mr. Dilanchian excels in helping clients integrate legal and business strategy to protect, document, manage and commercialize intellectual property, technology and knowledge assets. Client businesses include technology start-ups, web and mobile app developers and investors, technology and entertainment companies, wineries, print and electronic publishers, owners of fashion labels and industry associations. In 2013 Mr. Dilanchian launched www.annexium.com. Annexium is an integrated e-learning, publishing and practitioner web app designed to improve contract drafting, contract standardization, productization, modularization, workflow and related business systems, functions and processes. He graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia with degrees in Arts and Law.
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Mr. Grigor Barseghyan is the director of the Armenian branch of Microsoft Corporation (www.micarmenia.am). He was heavily involved in the establishment and operation of the Microsoft Innovation Center of Armenia. In 1979, he worked as an engineer for the “Hayhastots” R&D center, and thereafter as a senior researcher and head of department. He is the author of two inventions, for which he received high recognition. In 1988, Mr. Barseghyan was the director of the “Temp” scientific center. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. Barseghyan was the director of the “Migma” computer center, which later became one of the leading organizations in the field of information technology in Armenia. Mr. Barseghyan has played a serious role in the development of the IT sector in Armenia, being one of the founders of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises of Armenia (UITE), a member of the Information Technologies Development Support Council (ITDSC) and a University Alumni Council member of the State Engineering University of Armenia.Mr. Barseghyan graduated from Yerevan Polytechnic Institute (currently the State Engineering University of Armenia), the Business School of Odessa, and the Leadership Department of INSEAD business school in France.
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Garen is an active scholar whose research and teaching interests are focused on two strands: Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, with particular emphasis on green technologies and sustainable development. He was a research associate at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (UK), as well as an EU Commission Marie Curie visiting scholar at Tsinghua University School of Law (China), and a research fellow at the University Institute of European Studies (Italy), seconded for the research period at Peking University (China). He also worked for Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm as an intellectual property attorney and was the director of the Intellectual Property Rights Center of Armenia (IPRC). In the scope of the IPRC, he supported the IPR awareness raising in Armenia by organizing and holding various activities and campaigns. He is currently the head of international IP department at Hanray Law Firm, Beijing, China. Garen earned his LLM in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Strasbourg (Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies) and Ss. Cyril & Methodius University. He received another LLM from the American University of Armenia and completed IP-related course offered by the Harvard Law School.
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Dr. Hagop Panossian is a former Technical Fellow at Boeing, Rocketdyne, and specializes in control systems, structures and vibration suppression, as well as health management and diagnostics of engine systems. He has over 30 years of experience in control & modeling of rocket engines, large space structures and actuation systems, failure detection, stochastic systems, vibration damping, and optimal and adaptive control. He has registered two patents. Dr. Panossian is an adjunct professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of California State University in Northridge. He has published more than 80 articles in numerous technical journals and conference proceedings (in the fields of control systems, modeling and control of dynamic systems, vibration suppression, and failure detection). He has designed the control system for the SRS 2200, the Aerospike engine, the most advanced rocket engine ever built and tested, and has worked on the Space Shuttle Main Engine, the National Aerospace Plane, the International Space Station and in other NASA and Air Force programs. As president of the Institute of Analysis Research & Planning for Armenia (ARPA), he has worked extensively with the government of Armenia as a member of the Economic & Industrial Advisory Board, as well as with various Ministries of the Republic of Armenia. ARPA organizes the annual “Invention Competition” for university students in Armenia as well as monthly lectures in Los Angeles on various topics of interest to Armenians and Armenia. Dr. Panossian also helps organize conferences and seminars directed towards the enhancement of environmental and scientific achievements in Armenia. Dr. Panossian received his B.S. in mathematics from the American University of Beirut, his M.S. in applied mathematics from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in Control Systems Engineering. He taught math and sciences for five years in the C. Gulbenkian College in Anjar, Lebanon.