TiECON Speaker 2023

Harteerath Singh

John Cabeca

United States Intellectual Property Counselor for South Asia
American Embassy – New Delhi
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Working through the American Embassy in New Delhi, India, Mr. Cabeca is the U.S. Intellectual Property (IP) Counselor for South Asia and serves as the principal officer within the U.S. embassies and consulates throughout South Asia on policy matters related to intellectual property protection and the enforcement of IP rights. As IP Counselor, he assists U.S. companies doing business in the region; advocates for effective IP policies; advises on foreign IP systems; and works closely with foreign government officials on exchanging IP best practices. A veteran of the U.S. Department of Commerce for over 33 years, he has dedicated his career to working across the innovation ecosystem at all levels to raise IP awareness and carry out the strategic direction on IP policy, while relentlessly advocating for the needs of IP stakeholders to support strong and vibrant IP systems globally.