30th Global IP Confex

23 November 2016, Bangalore, India

Le Meridien Bangalore, No. 28 Sankey Road, P.B. No. 174 (Opposite Bangalore Golf Club) Bangalore, Karnataka 560052 India


The IP ConfEx covers a range of topics related to IP, Patents, Trademark, Litigation, e-Discovery, Technology, Outsourcing, Compliance, Security and Risk Management. They would attract the best of the legal/IP professionals and thought leaders from the industry as well as enlighten the delegates about the latest in this industry.

23 November 2016

IP ConfEx Agenda (From 07:30 AM to 05:00 PM Indian 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


09:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Keynote Address

“The Quest for Big Wisdom in the Global Intellectual Property World”

Keynote Speakers

Anil Kona
Partner, Fraud Investigation
& Dispute Services,
Ernst & Young LLP,

Kartik Puttaiah
CEO and Indian Patent
and Trademark Agent,
InvnTree IP Services

Ms. Miao Li
IP Consultant,
Asia, LexisNexis

Mr. Tabrez Ahmad
Director Corporate Affairs,
eBay Inc., India

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Coffee and Tea Break/ Informal Networking with Exhibitors


Hall A: IP, Patents, Litigation & IP Outsourcing

Hall B: Trademark & Copyright

10:45 AM – 11:10 AM
Case Study – Presentation
Contemporary Trends in Indian Patent Practice:

  • Relevance of competition commission and NBA with Patents
  • Recent developments in Indian Patent system with respect to Section 3 (d) and 3 (k) of the Indian Patents Act.
  • Practical scenarios with respect to Recent Amendments in Indian Patent Rules.

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11:10 AM – 11:35 AM
Case Study – Presentation
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: What You Need To Know

  • Trends in cyber-attacks
  • Legal developments in cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Methods for staying ahead of the Issue

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10:45 AM – 11:35 AM
Panel Discussion
Trade Secrets and Their Impact on Business and IP

  • How to choose between trade secrets and patents
  • How to protect confidential information
  • Which method presents more difficulties of maintenance and enforcement?
  • How to manage employees, contractors, vendors/suppliers, customers, wandering eyes
  • Best practices for agreements, processes, policies, education, post-termination
  • Remedies and enforcement












11:35 AM – 12:00 PM
Industry Dialogue
Best Practices for EP/EU Patent Protection/Litigation in Europe in View of BREXIT Referendum in U.K.

  • What the radically new patent system will bring to the legal landscape
  • New set of procedural rules from different European jurisdictions
  • Need to ensure cross-border capabilities and gather skills in the new system
  • Challenges and opportunities for IP lawyers

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12:00 PM – 12:25 PM
Industry Dialogue
Late to the Party: Cloud Technology Adoption Among IP Lawyers

  • Why is the IP/legal profession generally a slow adopter of new technology?
  • Top concerns hindering cloud technology adoption among IP lawyers such as security and privacy of data, migration costs, and loss of physical controls
  • Overcoming obstacles and getting on board
  • Ensuring service providers offer reliable security measures and meet requirements of compliance auditors


11:35 AM – 12:25 PM
Panel Discussion
Is It Time to Prune Your Patent Portfolio?

  • Is it possible to overdevelop a patent portfolio?
  • If and when to discontinue properties within the portfolio
  • Determining what to keep and what not to keep
  • Does pruning certain aspects of a portfolio prune its value?
  • The role of outside counsel













12:25 PM – 01:05 PM
Panel Discussion

IP Outsourcing and Global Risk Management

  • Political and country risk involving the service provider's country
  • Cultural risk involving language differences, communication protocols, work ethics and cultural norms
  • Contractual risk regarding negotiating and enforcing in foreign lands
  • Operations risk such as service quality, costs and information security risk
  • Compliance risk surrounding government regulations
  • Business continuity risk for recovering and/or restoring critical function(s) after a disaster or extended disruption



12:25 PM – 01:05 PM
Panel Discussion

International Trademark Law and Practice

  • Comparative analysis of trademark law and practice in countries around the world
  • Historical, philosophical and legal perspectives
  • Practical tips and advice





01:05 PM – 02:00 PM

Lunch and Informal Networking with Exhibitors


02:00 PM – 02:40 PM
Panel Discussion
How Will Patent Litigation Look in Five Years?

  • Changing patent systems in US and Europe
  • Compare/contrast of USPTO and
  • The internet of things and standard-essential patents (SEPs)
  • Patent licensing disputes
  • The unitary patent and Unified Patent Court reforms

02:00 PM – 02:40 PM
Panel Discussion

The Importance of Copyright to Overall Brand Identity Protection

  • Best practices for practical tips on maximizing brand protection through copyright
  • Protecting against costly and reputation damaging copyright infringement claims
  • Issues and copyright concerns in the corporate environment
  • How to obtain copyright permission

02:40 PM – 03:00 PM

Coffee and Tea Break/ Informal Networking with Exhibitors


03:00 PM – 04:00 PM

STRATEGIC ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Fostering A Global Legal/IP Ecosystem**
Join us for this special roundtable discussion aimed at connecting important communities from the global legal/IP ecosystem: in-house legal/IP departments, law firms, associations and solution providers. This interactive session is a forum for all the legal/IP stakeholders to discuss and deliberate the myriad and diverse issues they face today, and to find common ground and potential collaborative solutions to overcome challenges and leverage opportunities.

Key Topics of Discussion


04:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Closing Remarks Followed by a Cocktail Reception



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