The 2nd Global Intellectual Property Conference was a two-day event held in 2010 that aimed to provide insights into the latest developments in intellectual property rights and how they could be leveraged in different industries. The conference was held on January 29th and 30th, 2010, at the Hotel Lalit Ashok in Bangalore, India. The event was co-organized by ALMEDIA GLOBAL, BIRG & BIR, and KK Institute of International Trade Ludwik, and was sponsored by Quest, ICIFIA, and Philips. The conference featured notable speakers from different countries, including the USA, Japan, Singapore, and India. The speakers represented various organizations, such as Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, Infosys Technologies Ltd, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, and Wipro Ltd. The event also featured speakers from law firms such as Sughrue Mion PLLC, Fox Mandal Solicitors & Advocates, and ATMD Bird & Bird LLP. There were a total of 8 technical sessions covering topics such as patenting, innovation process management, international patent filing, and IP policies and strategies. The sessions were chaired by experts in the field, such as Mr. Dominic Keating, the First Intellectual Property Secretary at the US Embassy, and Dr. N. L. Mitra, Partner at Fox Mandal Solicitors & Advocates and former Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU Bangalore. The first day of the conference began with registration and morning refreshments, followed by a welcome address by Dr. D. K. Agarwal, Director of iTAG Business Solutions Ltd. The opening remarks were given by Mr. Peter McKenna, Partner at Sughrue Mion PLLC, USA, and the inaugural address was given by Hon'ble Sri. B. S. Yeddyurappa, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, India. Guests of Honour included Mr. S. Chandrasekaran, Technical Member of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), Chennai, and Mr. K. R. Girish, President of Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The technical sessions on the first day covered topics such as the importance of IP protection and the use of patents as a competitive tool for the electronics and software industry in India, patenting of software and electronic technologies in the United States, and developing and maintaining an optimal patent portfolio for large and medium-sized electronics companies. The day ended with an open house discussion and a vote of thanks. The second day of the conference began with morning refreshments, followed by a technical session on innovation process management in research institutions. This session was chaired by Mr. Peter McKenna, Partner at Sughrue Mion PLLC, USA, and featured speakers from Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, TCS Ltd, and Dolcera. The other technical sessions on the second day covered topics such as international patent filing under the PCT route, a comparative study of patentability of electronics and software technologies in the US, Japan, EU, China, and India, and green technology for oil and gas and energy sectors. Overall, the 2nd International Intellectual Property Rights Conference was a successful event that brought together experts in the field of intellectual property rights from different parts of the world. The conference provided valuable insights into the latest developments in intellectual property rights and how they could be leveraged in different industries. The event was a great platform for networking and knowledge exchange, and it helped to raise awareness about the importance of intellectual property rights in today's global economy.