Senior In-House Counsel at LUMS
Lahore University of Management Sciences
I joined LUMS as In-house Counsel in January 2017, and now have been promoted as Senior In-House Counsel in January 2019.
At LUMS, I am responsible to,
-review and draft agreements including but not limited to Sponsorship Agreements, Grant Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs), Confidentiality Agreements, and Consultancy Agreements to be signed by and between LUMS and external stakeholders. Major agreements may include, but not limited to, Agreement between Ignite and LUMS for the establishment of National Incubation Centre at Lahore and other one at Quetta. Also, the Agreement between KP Govt. LUMS for the establishment of Incubation Centres at 9 different universities at KP.
-maintain and update policies related to sponsored programmes and research applicable at LUMS.
-manage all Intellectual Property (IP) related matters, including patent, copyright, trademark drafting and filing with IPO (Pakistan), WIPO and IP Offices across the world and also to facilitate commercialization of IP at LUMS.
-follow up on opportunities for applied research and explore opportunities for technology transfer and the commercialization of university research (including incubators and research parks).
-manage and organize IP related events, workshops and seminars.
- guide and train in legal matters the startups based at National Incubation Centre, Lahore
Apart from that, I am representing LUMS at Technology and Innovation Support Centers Network Pakistan as focal person.