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33rd Global IP Confex

15 March 2017, London, UK

The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Second Floor, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE


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.

15 March 2017

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 – 08:00 AM

Registration and Informal Networking with Exhibitors


08:00 AM – 08:30 AM

Breaking The Ice - Know The Participants in Advance. Introductions : One By One. Networking Opportunity


08:30 AM – 09:20 AM

Opening Keynote Address

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

Keynote Speakers


Dr Seán Harte
Vice President - Senior Managing
Regional Counsel,
Intellectual Property,

Topic: An exceptional Challenge – Cross Border IP

Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
President (Legal) & General Counsel,
Hinduja Group,


Topic: How far will Brexit influence the IP
rights of Companies?

09:20 AM – 09:50 AM

Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors


Hall A: IP, Patents & Litigation

Hall B: Trademark, Copyright and IP Outsourcing

09:50 AM – 10:40 AM | Keynote Leadership Session**

How Will Patent Litigation Look in Five Years?

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




10:45 AM – 11:15 AM | Exclusive Case Study - Presentation

Where is the equivalent of Uber or Airbnb for the legal profession?

  • Despite the hype, why haven’t new technologies transformed legal services
  • What is delaying the transformation, and what might the future look like?
  • Case study - how a bank used a new application, Dazychain, to collaborate with its lawyers, manage the legal service process and gain great efficiencies.

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09:50 AM – 10:40 AM | Keynote Leadership Session**

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

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM | Exclusive Case Study - Presentation

IP Law Firms: how do you analyze your competitive environment?


Abstract: You’re probably aware of your own clients’ portfolio and other law firms’ clients’ portfolio... or not. If your objective is to outperform your yearly goal with current customers, finding new prospects, and understanding your competitors’ market, come attend this case study and get some insights on companies and technological trends, as well as on pending periods and delivery rate by company, representative, technological domain.

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11:20 AM – 12:00 PM | Industry Dialogue & Q&A Session**

Countdown: What You Need to Know About the Unified Patent Court

  • 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

11:20 AM – 12:30 PM | Industry Dialogue & Q&A Session**

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


12:05 PM – 12:30 PM | Industry Dialogue & Q&A Session**

Conducting IP Audits

An IP Audit solves the purpose of a systematic review of the IP assets owned, used or acquired by a business. It helps to uncover under-utilized IP assets, to identify any threats to a company’s bottom lineand to enable business planners to devise informed strategies that will maintain and improve the company’s market position.In any transaction involving IP assets, legal counsel should conduct an internal IP audit on its patent portfolio to make sure the portfolio is complete with no holes that competitors can design around.

  • Identifying and managing IP assets
  • Knowing which type of IP rights to acquire and maintain
  • Determining the value of IP to obtain maximize license agreements
  • Identifying obsolete IP assets
  • Avoiding IP infringement
  • Enforcing IP rights












12:35 PM – 01:15 PM | Networking Session





12:35 PM – 01:15 PM | Networking Session




01:15 PM – 02:00 PM

Lunch and Informal Networking with Exhibitors


02:00 PM – 02:30 PM | Exclusive Case Study - Presentation

Maximizing your R&D investment by structured IP development models.

  • Do you have a structured development & IP process in place?
  • Feasibility check- why?
  • What information is crucial prior to start?
  • Definition of novel features.
  • What IP strategy- patent or not? other IP rights?
  • Evaluation of inventions and sources. What do we own?
  • License agreements?
  • Development cycle –how long?
  • Follow the developments.
  • Product details and production process- do we have FTO (Freedom To Operate)?
  • Monitoring competitors and following development trends

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02:35 PM – 03:15 PM | Industry Dialogue & Q&A Session**

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
  • Learning from the IKEA and Pierre Cardin cases in Indonesia

02:00 PM – 05:00 PM | Super Sessions

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Exclusive Workshop Sponsored by    

02:00 PM – 02:35 PM

  • Speed up your FTO activities
  • Business Case Study on Questel’s new Patent Database capabilities

02:35 PM – 03:15 PM

  • Evaluate the opportunities and risk of your market
  • Supplement your existing knowledge








03:15 PM – 03:25 PM

Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors

03:25 PM – 04:15 PM | Keynote Leadership Session**

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


04:20 PM – 05:00 PM

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP DISCUSSION: Fostering A Global Legal/IP Ecosystem***

Join us for this special leadership 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

  • General Counsel as Risk Manager
  • Ripper from the Headlines: When Business Becomes a Crime
  • Preparing for a Social Media Crisis
  • Patent licensing disputes
  • Insights to Better Manage or Avoid Cross-Border Disputes
  • Keeping Pace with a Changing Regulatory Landscape
  • Artificial Intelligence and Block Chain

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Exclusive Workshop Sponsored by    

03:25 PM – 04:00 PM

  • Orbit Design Module for Design Clearance and Defence
  • Harnessing the design search module for defensive design work in the jewellery industry, including searching strategies, building a defensive design case and risk mitigation


04:00 PM – 04:35 PM

  • Forecast the cost of your patent portfolio
  • Evaluate your portfolio quality and detect potential cost savings


04:35 PM – 05:00 PM

  • Communicate efficiently with powerful landscape reports
  • Successfully engage with R&D, marketing and management


05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Closing Remarks Followed by a Cocktail Reception


Following the closing remarks, the Networking Cocktail Recepation will celebrate the presence of our speakers and sponsors who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation.


  • * Program is subject to change without notice
  • ** Panel Discussion Format
  • *** Successfully proven format in our recently held events in: Singapore | San Francisco | London | New Delhi | New York | Dubai


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