The IP ConfEx covers a range of topics related to Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, IP Litigation and e-Discovery. They would attract the best of the legal and IP professionals and thought leaders from the industry as well as enlighten the delegates about the latest in this industry.



16 March 2016

IP ConfEx Agenda  (From 07:30 AM to 06:00 PM British Standard Time)

Panel Discussions to be held in Halls A and B 

07:30 AM – 08:30 AM

Registration and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM
Breaking The Ice – Know The Participants in Advance. Introductions : One By One. Networking Opportunity

• Opening Welcome Address
• Short Introductions of All Participants – One By One
• Identification of “Who Is Who”
• Prioritizing Your Networking with Audience
• Assistance in Scheduling Meeting in Networking Breaks

09:00 AM – 09:50 AM

Keynote Address


Sponsored by: Optimal Risk Management



David Kappos 
Partner, Corporate
Cravath, USA
Former Under Secretary and Director, USPTO

Topic: Shifting U.S. IP Policy — Recent, Present and Upcoming

About David Kappos

  • He served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • He was instrumental in achieving the greatest legislative reform of the U.S. patent system i.e. the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, signed into law by the President in September 2011.
  • He was named as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Intellectual Property by Managing IP.
  • He was inducted into the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine in 2012.
  • He is currently serving as Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, USA, advising clients on intellectual property matters relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions and litigation.
  • He is the member of the Advisory Board of ORoPO Foundation and an Adviser on The American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law Fourth, Property project.
  • He is special advisor to the Board of Directors of ipCreate and is Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Economics of Innovation.
  • He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Partnership for Public Service, the Center for Global Enterprise and the Intellectual Property Owners(IPO) Education Foundation.

Mike O’NeillMike O’Neill
Managing Director
Optimal Risk Management Limited

Topic: Protecting IP from Cyber Threats

About Mike O’Neill

Mike is the Managing Director of Optimal Risk Management Limited. He has long been a proponent of the importance of adopting a converged approach to security risk.

He has been advocating the need for organisations to introduce red team testing and cyber war games if they are to thrive in the face of today’s challenges.

He has been a Chartered Security Professional since June 2011, is a Fellow of the Security Institute and holds the ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) qualifications.

09:50 AM – 10:20 AM

Networking Tea and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

Hall A

Hall B

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion

Are You Ready for the Challenges of the 21st Century IP Market?

As IP becomes a more important business asset, IP legal teams are under increasing pressure to deliver results beyond portfolio management. Added to this, a changing IP regulatory environment is another factor that is compelling the IP world to adapt. This panel discussion will highlight some of the challenges, solutions and case studies. The vital question is:  Are we ready?

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion

Updates in IP Protection in Europe

Piracy and counterfeiting continue to be serious problems in Europe. However, policy changes are underway that might have a favorable impact on companies seeking IP protection. The support of patent protection for foreign entities and the willingness to enforce patent rights and laws are two positive trends that can benefit the companies.

Gain a better understanding of what these issues mean for the IP market in Europe and how IP Compliance, Litigation and Outsourcing strategies can help companies to protect themselves from IP infringement.

11:00 AM – 11:20 PM

Case Study – Presentation

How economics can help monetise and defend your IP?

  • • How do you know that you are getting a fair value for your IP?
  • • If your IP has been infringed, how much should you claim?


Sponsored by:  Oxera Consulting LLP


11:00 AM – 11:20 PM

Case Study – Presentation

Cyprus: The Ultimate IP Holding Jurisdiction

  • • Holding Company – Tax Features
  • • The Cyprus IP Holding Company
  • • Cyprus: The Ultimate IP Holding Jurisdiction


Sponsored by: Michael Vorkas & Associates LLC


11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

Case Study – Presentation

Patent Valuations: Best Practices

This session will address the methods used in valuing intellectual property, with particular emphasis on valuing patents. Detailed descriptions in income approaches, market approaches, and a review of cost approaches will be discussed.

Session leader will highlight support strategies that will help IP departments to streamline the patent valuation process.

Sponsored by: Duff & Phelps Ltd.


11:20 AM – 11:40 PM

Case Study – Presentation

11:40 AM – 12:20 PM

Panel Discussion

Developing Successful IP Strategies

This Panel will focus on some of the challenges faced by in-house counsel focused around the valuation of IP assets in different corporate scenarios such as in the context of M&A, licensing and ultimately trying to secure a measurable ROI for internal purposes. This will include reference to the issue of balancing the often competing interests & timetables of IP generation objectives with IP commercialization goals and the thorny issue of managing & valuing extremely important non-registrable rights such as trade secrets.

11:40 AM – 12:20 PM

Panel Discussion

Collaborative Agreements and Acquisitions – Building Partnership

In this workshop, delegates will learn the best strategies for formulating strategic alliances. Session leaders will discuss the nuances of identifying a partnership or acquisition target, proper due diligence, compliances,  contract negotiation, alliance management, and potential M&A and other exit strategies. IP assignments and allocations of IP rights will be examined closely, and viable outsourcing strategies will be highlighted.

12:20 PM – 01:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Technological Innovations in IP Services

The legal industry is embracing technological innovations as a way to remain competitive by working more efficiently, effectively and accurately. Learn why IP law firms and corporate IP departments are evaluating their IT infrastructure and looking to new options such as cloud-based processes and legal software applications to leverage technology to its fullest potential.

12:20 PM – 01:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Evaluating IP Laws Around the World

This panel will critically analyze the latest legislations and policies in the patent and wider IP space, will prospect the concerns on overcoming roadblocks in challenging markets and will help devise fool-proof strategies to ensure that patent portfolios deliver consistent and long-term revenue streams for businesses. Some of the key discussion points that will be covered in the panel are:

  • • Overview of patent enforcement and compliances
  • • Innovations in global patent prosecution
  • • Effective monetization and protection of IP portfolios
  • • Assessment of patent validity and patent invalidation
  • • Recent changes in worldwide IP laws and practices
  • • Sourcing IP services from overseas service providers

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Lunch and Informal Networking with Exhibitors


Sponsored by: Yerra Solutions Co. Ltd


02:00 PM – 03:30 PM

STRATEGIC ROUND TABLE: Creating Legal IP Ecosystem in UK and Europe


Discussion by In-House Legal Departments

How to make In-house legal departments more effective and efficient?

Discussion by Law Firms

Addressing the rising challenges of the In-House Legal Departments

Discussion by Service Providers

Towards a technologically empowered Legal Industry


This will be a special roundtable discussion aiming to connect important communities that together form the Legal Ecosystem, namely – In-House Legal Departments, Law Firms, Associations and Solution Providers. The prime objective will be to formulate an interactive and interesting session for all the legal IP stakeholders to discuss and deliberate on various issues that the legal IP industry is facing. This interactive session will be instrumental in designing a more efficient and effective roadmap and business model for the entire legal IP industry.

03:30 PM – 05:00 PM
Closing Remarks followed by Cocktail Reception

Following the closing remarks, this ceremony will celebrate the presence of our speakers and sponsors who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation. This would be followed by a Cocktail Reception for select invitees.

* Program is subject to change without notice