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Intellectual Property (IP) ConfEx

DUBAI, VAE       22. NOVEMBER 2023


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Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel,

609 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States

Speed Networking Opportunities in:

Rechtsstreit. E-Discovery. Vertragsverwaltung. Dokumenten-Management. Datenprivatsphäre. Internet-Sicherheit. Risiko. Beachtung. Führung. Regulatorische Angelegenheiten. Schiedsverfahren. Streitbeilegung. Forensische Untersuchungen. Betrug & Korruption. Wirtschaftskriminalität. M&A. Juristische Übersetzung. Cloud Computing. Blockchain. KI. Rechtstechnologie.
An dieser Veranstaltung nehmen 150–200 Inhouse Counsel, General Counsel, Heads of Litigation & E-Discovery, Contract Managers, Data Privacy Heads, Heads of Risk & Compliance, Cyber Security Managers, Forensics & Investigation Managers, Head Legal & Company Secretary teil , Chief Legal Officers, Anwaltskanzleipartner und Law Tech Professionals.
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The Global Intellectual Property (IP) ConfEx is a premier event scheduled to take place on 18 June 2024, in San Francisco, USA. This event will gather a vast array of IP and technology professionals, such as IP Counsel, Heads of IP Departments, Patent Managers, Trademark Managers, Risk & Compliance Professionals, Chief IP Officers, Data Privacy Officers, Governance Manager, Heads of Patents, Patent Attorneys, Directors of Data Privacy & IP, IP Law Firm Partners, IP Tech Professionals, and Service Providers.

The event will feature keynote addresses from renowned experts, case study presentations, collaborative round table discussions, and exhibitions from leading service providers. The conference will offer an excellent opportunity for networking, sharing ideas, and gaining insights into the latest trends and innovations in the field of Intellectual Property. Participants can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the IP landscape and acquire practical strategies to enhance their IP management and protection efforts.

  • Join a dynamic IP and technology conference featuring numerous speakers and attendees.

  • Stay updated on the latest industry trends and innovations from both national and international speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors.

  • Develop meaningful connections with Bar Associations and Media Partners to expand your professional network.

  • Gain valuable knowledge through engaging keynote addresses, exclusive case study presentations, round table discussions, and business dialogues.

  • Interact with C-level executives and decision-makers to generate new business leads and opportunities.

  • Take advantage of robust networking opportunities that enable professionals in your field to connect and build relationships that may lead to future collaborations.

  • Participate in collaborative round table discussions to share insights and perspectives, ensuring a collaborative and inclusive conversation.


Esteemed speakers from diverse backgrounds in IP, technology, and business fields will headline this event. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights from these experts as they share their experiences and knowledge on key topics outlined in the program agenda.

Motivational Speaker
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Brent Yamashita


DLA Piper

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Malgorzata (Gosia)  Kulczycka



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Elena Shturman

Compliance Manager,


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Ian Ballon

Co-Chair, Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Kimberly Griffin


Scale LLP

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Jevan Neilan

Privacy & Data Security Head of

San Francisco,

Mason Hayes & Curran

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Sarah Mirza

Partner and Patent Attorney,

Squire Patton Boggs

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Lisa Glover-Gardin

Adjunct Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law

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Jaime Raba


Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Chen Gu

Senior IP Counsel,


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Puja Detjen



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Laila Paszti


Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Foram Dmytryk

Privacy and Data Protection Attorney, InfoLawGroup LLP

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Siddhi Shah

Senior Patent Counsel,

Micron Technology

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Meredith Lobel-Angel

Associate General Counsel, HealthEquity

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Myrto Koimtzoglou

Chief Compliance Officer,

Valley Strong Credit Union

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Navneet Chugh

Managing Partner,

Chugh LLP

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Kirk Sigmon

Intellectual Property Litigator,

Banner Witcoff

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David Tsai

IP Litigation Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Ted Gizewski

Head of Legal and Compliance, TikTok

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Janet Torres

Associate Partner in Cyber Strategy, Risk & Compliance


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Fabio Marino

Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

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Daniel Pepper


Norton Rose Fulbright

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Collin Vierra


Eimer Stahl LLP

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Patricia Rothenberg

Global Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel,



(Speed Networking Meetings Format)

(08:00 AM – 05:45 PM Local Time)

08:00 AM – Onwards

Conference Registration

Networking tea with speakers & delegates.

Informal networking with exhibitors.

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM

Speed Networking Meetings: Facilitating Connections among General Counsel, Law Firm Partners, and Service Providers

Our event includes a unique feature called "Speed Networking Meetings," which bring together Connecting Counsel, Law Firm Partners, and Service Providers. Initially, all participants are invited to introduce themselves using a microphone, allowing everyone to familiarize themselves with each other in the conference hall on the morning of the event.


Following this introduction, attendees are encouraged to actively participate in dynamic speed networking sessions. They are prompted to stand up, engage with peers seated nearby, exchange business cards, and delve into meaningful discussions. There are no limitations on whom participants should interact with; everyone is encouraged to engage with each other within the designated timeframe, facilitating the exchange of contacts and discussions on potential opportunities.

09:30 AM – 10:20 AM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 1

The Role of AI in Enhancing Data Privacy Compliance and Intellectual Property Protection

  • AI-driven monitoring for continuous compliance maintenance.

  • Predictive analytics to anticipate and mitigate privacy and IP risks.

  • Enhanced data security through AI-based encryption techniques.

  • Efficient detection of copyright and patent infringements using AI.

  • Tailored data privacy controls enabled by AI technologies.

  • Automated generation of legal compliance documentation leveraging AI.

  • Simplification of compliance monitoring through AI-driven chatbots and virtual assistants.


Chen Gu, Senior IP Counsel, Seyond

Siddhi Shah, Senior Patent Counsel, Micron Technology

Foram Dmytryk, Privacy and Data Protection Attorney, InfoLawGroup LLP

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM

Keynote Address 1


Metaverse Intellectual Property: Navigating Virtual Assets in a Digital World

  • Challenges and opportunities in owning virtual assets within the metaverse.

  • Strategies for safeguarding intellectual property rights in virtual environments.

  • Evolving models for licensing agreements and revenue sharing in the metaverse.

  • Influence of AR, VR, and NFTs on IP dynamics in the metaverse.

  • Current regulations and jurisdictional challenges in metaverse IP.

  • Predictions for decentralized governance and blockchain solutions in metaverse IP management.

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

Informal Networking & Tea Break

  • Networking tea with speakers & delegates.

  • Informal networking with exhibitors.

11:10 AM – 11:40 AM

Keynote Address 2

  • AI in Patent Practice

  • Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions

  • AI – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  1. Responsible Uses of AI

  2. Irresponsible Uses of AI

  • AI Hallucinations and Inaccuracies

  • Conclusion


Malgorzata (Gosia)  Kulczycka, Partner, PATTERSON + SHERIDAN, LLP

Puja Detjen, Partner, PATTERSON + SHERIDAN, LLP

Sponsored By:

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11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation 1

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation 2

12:20 PM – 01:00 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 2


Patenting AI Innovations: Managing Data Privacy and Cyber Risks in AI-driven Technologies.


  • Ensuring patent filings adequately address data privacy considerations inherent in AI-driven technologies.

  • Implementing measures to protect sensitive data used in AI models during the patenting process.

  • Conducting thorough risk assessments to identify and mitigate cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with AI inventions.

  • Collaborating with cybersecurity experts to integrate robust security measures into AI systems prior to patenting.

  • Establishing protocols for monitoring and addressing data privacy and cybersecurity risks throughout the lifecycle of AI inventions.


Brent Yamashita, Partner, DLA Piper

Collin Vierra, Partner, Eimer Stahl LLP

Jevan Neilan, Privacy & Data Security Head of San Francisco, Mason Hayes & Curran

Sarah Mirza, Partner and Patent Attorney, Squire Patton Boggs

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Informal Networking & Lunch Break

  • Networking lunch with speakers & delegates.

  • Informal networking with exhibitors.

02:00 PM – 02:50 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 3


Digital Defense: Safeguarding Trade Secrets in the Digital Age


  • Identifying and safeguarding valuable trade secrets in a digital landscape.

  • Mitigating risks posed by cyber threats and digital vulnerabilities.

  • Implementing robust security measures to protect sensitive information.

  • Navigating legal frameworks and regulations to maintain trade secret protection.

  • Educating employees and stakeholders on best practices for trade secret protection.

  • Establishing protocols for incident response and breach management.

  • Leveraging technology solutions for enhanced trade secret protection and risk mitigation.


Kirk Sigmon, Intellectual Property Litigator, Banner Witcoff

Jaime Raba, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

02:50 PM – 03:10 PM

Keynote Address 3


Cyber-Resilient Brands: Protecting Trademarks and Intellectual Property in the Face of Evolving Cyber Threats

  • Addressing cyber threats to brands and IP.

  • Implementing measures to monitor and defend trademarks.

  • Strengthening brand resilience through training and crisis planning.

  • Collaborating with partners and law enforcement.

  • Investing in technology for brand protection.

03:10 PM – 03:30 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation 3

03:30 PM – 04:10 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 4


Trademark Evolution: Navigating Digital Disruption and Brand Identity in 2024


  • Ensuring consistent brand representation across various digital platforms.

  • Addressing trademark challenges in virtual reality and augmented reality spaces.

  • Understanding the intersection of influencer marketing and trademark law.

  • Leveraging artificial intelligence for automated trademark monitoring and enforcement.

  • Balancing brand personalization with trademark registration and protection requirements.

  • Staying informed about international trademark law developments and enforcement strategies.

  • Implementing measures to safeguard brand reputation and consumer trust in the digital landscape.


Navneet Chugh, Managing Partner, Chugh LLP

Patricia Rothenberg, Global Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, 72andSunny

04:10 PM – 04:20 PM

Informal Networking & Tea Break

  • Networking tea with speakers & delegates.

  • Informal networking with exhibitors.

04:20 PM – 05:00 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 5

Data Privacy Compliance and IP Rights: Strategies for Navigating Regulatory Frameworks

  • Aligning IP practices with GDPR, CCPA, and other data privacy regulations.

  • Implementing robust data privacy policies to protect IP.

  • Regular audits to identify compliance gaps and mitigate risks.

  • Educating employees on data privacy and IP protection.

  • Proactive measures for responding to data breaches.


Lisa Glover-Gardin, Adjunct Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law

Meredith Lobel-Angel, Associate General Counsel, HealthEquity

Elena Shturman, Compliance Manager, Ceribell

Myrto Koimtzoglou, Chief Compliance Officer, Valley Strong Credit Union

05:00 PM – 05:40 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 6

Strategies for Effective IP Litigation Management: Integrating Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Measures

  • Integrating cybersecurity and data privacy considerations into IP litigation management strategies.

  • Developing protocols for securely storing and exchanging confidential information during litigation.

  • Conducting due diligence on third-party vendors and service providers to ensure data security and privacy compliance.

  • Implementing access controls and encryption measures to protect sensitive data during litigation proceedings.

  • Establishing communication protocols and incident response procedures to address data breaches and cyber incidents during litigation.

  • Training legal teams and staff on cybersecurity and data privacy best practices to enhance IP litigation management.


Ian Ballon, Co-Chair, Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Fabio Marino, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP ​

David Tsai, IP Litigation Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Janet Torres, Associate Partner in Cyber Strategy, Risk & Compliance, IBM

05:40 PM – 05:45 PM

Thank You Note & Closing Remarks

Thank you note in the presence of all speakers, sponsors & global delegates who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation.

*Program and Timings are subject to change without notice.

**A collaborative round table discussion is a group conversation format where individuals from different backgrounds and experiences come together to discuss a specific topic or issue. Unlike traditional presentations or lectures, where one person is the  primary speaker, round table discussions encourage all participants to share their ideas, experiences, and perspectives

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Our event follows the “Speed Networking Meetings Format” which offers an unparalleled opportunity to forge new relationships, gather unique perspectives, and explore key issues that are of interest.

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*Jeder Delegiertenpass beinhaltet:


  • Ein (1) Zugangspass zu allen Keynote-Sitzungen, Fallstudienpräsentationen, Podiumsdiskussionen und Diskussionen am runden Tisch für Führungskräfte und zum Ideenaustausch

  • One (1) Access Pass to Morning One-on-One Introduction: Informieren Sie die Branche über Sie und Ihr Fachwissen

  • Ein (1) ConfEx-Delegierten-Kit + Zugang zur Ausstellungshalle

  • Conference Networking Tea Break und Luncheon Pass

  • Gelegenheit zum Netzwerken mit Rednern, wichtigen Teilnehmern und Ausstellern

  • Zugang zu Konferenz-Wissensmaterial, Geschenken und Präsentationen (basierend auf Genehmigung)

  • ConfEx-Teilnahmeurkunde (PDF)

  • Interaktion mit allen Rednern durch LIVE-Q&A-Sitzung


"I'd like to express my heartfelt appreciation for the invitation to the Global Legal ConfEx yesterday. From attending insightful sessions throughout the day to witnessing excellent organization, remarkable content, and captivating speakers, the event exceeded expectations. The networking opportunities were also exceptional. Thank you for extending the invitation; it was a truly valuable experience."


Danielle Carr

Senior Associate, SCA ONTIER LLP, UK

"I had the pleasure of attending the Dubai ConfEx for the second time and I must say it was extremely well-organized. There were numerous professionals to connect with from the GDPR field, and I obtained many high-quality leads. I would definitely love to attend such events in the future."


Samira Taourit

MEA Marketing coordinator, 
Dilitrust, France

"The conference kicked off on a positive note with everyone introducing themselves, and David Kappos' captivating and informative opening speech was a standout moment. The remarkable level of organization played a pivotal role in the conference's overall success. I am grateful for the opportunity to have attended and eagerly anticipate future events of the same caliber."


Roberto Valenti


DLA Piper, Italy


Presenting Sponsors


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Past & Current Sponsors: Global Events

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