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42nd Global Legal & IP ConfEx

IP. Law. Technology.


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

Bigger Event
1 Day
1 Venue
1 Floor
300+ Lawyers

Global Law Tech Exhibition
Law. e-Discovery. Artificial Intelligence. Technology.


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

Day Program

This ConfEx aims to bring together 300+ In-house Counsel, Law Firm Partners, Law Tech Professionals, Tech Vendors and Selected Service Providers. Each lawyer participant attends the event because he/she has some operational challenges to resolve such as: Litigation. Technology. Software. E-discovery. Risk. Security. Compliance. Outsourcing (This list of challenges is only indicative, not exhaustive). In order to find the solutions, they not only need the learning & education but also the meetings with right service providers. Our event helps them with both. .


What is in the Agenda:

  • Keynote Address
  • Panel Discussions
  • Case Study Presentations
  • Strategic Leadership Discussion
  • Unconference – Where Everyone Speaks!!
  • Exhibitions
  • Tea and Lunch Breaks
  • Evening Cocktail
  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors
  • One-on-One Meetings

Agenda Detail

 ConfEx Agenda (From 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM British Standard Time) 

08:00 AM – Onwards
Registration and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

08:30 AM – 08:50 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
Opening Keynote Address | 08:50 AM – 09:50 AM

People Still Matter in IP & Legal World: Ensuring Your Teams are Communicating, Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge

09:50 AM – 10:20 AM

Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors

Hall A

Hall B

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM | Leadership Learning Lab

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Intellectual Property (IP): What do you need to know?

Data privacy is a crosscutting matter applicable to all sectors, including IP. IP practitioners deal constantly with the collection and handling of personal data – and many of them are not sure how to handle them properly.


  • How to handle personal data properly?
  • How to protect yourself against data loss and data theft
  • What are the changes introduced by the GDPR?
  • UK & Europe war on data theft
  • What kind of personal data do IP practitioners deal with?


10:20 AM – 11:00 AM | Leadership Learning Lab

Computer Forensics, Electronic Discovery and Electronic Evidence

Electronic courtrooms are becoming more common to allow presentation of evidence in electronic format and this will continue, not only for heavy cases, but for all litigation matters in the future. Experts will share the detailed information on the following key points- .


  • Practical overview and examples of computer forensics, electronic discovery and electronic courtrooms within UK/Europe
  • Sources of Electronic Evidence
  • Maintaining the Integrity of Electronic Evidence
  • Preparation & Presentation of Electronic Evidence for Trial
  • The Future of Electronic Evidence
  • Conclusion

11:05 AM – 11:25 AM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Privacy-as-a-Service: Software That Helps You Become Your Organisation’s Data Privacy Officer

Data privacy has become integral to business operations in virtually every industry, and legal practitioners are not immune to its affects. Lawyers now assist their clients in new ways that go beyond the traditional deliverables of memos and phone calls, but with regulations like GDPR, and the growing value of data as a company asset, client privacy is of utmost concern. This session highlights how lawyers can use software to help them better communicate with their organisation, thus, delivering the same benefits of a Data Privacy Officer.

11:05 AM – 11:25 AM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Benefits of Cloud based e-Discovery

Cloud computing is a platform where attorneys and legal professionals can access data from anywhere when needed. In this session, delegates will learn how legal industry can gain competitive edge in an ever-changing industry, thereby offering better and more efficient services by adopting cloud computing.

11:30 AM – 12:10 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Artificial Intelligence: Risk to IP Lawyers’ Profession?

According to recent research released at the World Economic Forum (WEF), 5 million jobs are expected to be taken by robots by 2020 itself. Can you imagine the robots taking lawyers’ jobs? Technology doing the real lawyers’ work – robot lawyers?


  • What is Artificial Intelligence– connection with IP lawyers
  • What AI applications can do in the legal industry, besides document review and automation?
  • Can robots replace IP lawyers in reality? By 2050?
  • Can robots think and act like IP lawyers?
  • AI & automation for law firms?
  • Do you think people will accept AI especially in UK & Europe?
  • What are the advantages of using the AI in terms of cost effectiveness for the IP lawyers? So far what is the negative impact?

11:30 AM – 12:10 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

“How Much is Too Much”: Are We Prepared for Future Frauds, Black Money and Corruption?


  • Compliance and Investigations in UK's Evolving Anti-Corruption Landscape
  • How to overcome cultural challenges in rolling out an anti-corruption awareness
  • Essential Elements of an Effective Compliance Program
  • Bribery, corruption risks to persist in 2017-18
  • Strengthening your due diligence and monitoring processes

12:15 PM – 12:35 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

What’s New in IP Legal Support Services?

As the legal & IP industry matures and expands, corporate legal departments and law firms alike are becoming more open-minded about outsourcing IP legal support services. Hear from BPO and LPO providers on the scope of work that can be outsourced today. You will learn about:

  • Outsourcing of IP activities – How IP Managers can benefit
  • IP Outsourcing – an efficient way of focusing on core competencies
  • Applying the Legal Outsourcing Model to IP Strategies
  • Finding the right balance between in-house IP handling and outsourcing
  • What are the major challenges and opportunities for outsourcing IP legal work

12:15 PM – 12:35 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Out with the Old and in with the New: What’s Trending in e-Discovery

  • e-Discovery automation is upon us
  • Insight on E-Discovery in IP Litigation
  • How to Keep E-Discovery Costs Down in Patent Litigation?
  • Why Patent litigation E-Discovery procedures should be evaluated early in the case?

12:35 PM – 01:20 PM

Lunch and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

01:20 PM – 01:40 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Avoiding Allegations of Willful Infringement

  • Willful Patent Infringement and the Role Of Patent Opinions
  • Has there been an increase in opinion of counsel work?
  • How to actively manage the risk of being found a willful infringer?

01:20 PM – 01:40 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Maximizing Investment in Compliance Operations

  • Moderate risk by hiring skilled compliance professionals
  • Tools that streamline tracking of regulatory changes
  • Training programs that build compliance and risk skills
  • Automation of employee supervision and code of conduct compliance processes

01:45 PM – 02:25 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Litigation as an Effective Strategy against Patent Threats

Litigation has traditionally been seen as a poor option for an accused infringer. Instead, litigation is commonly viewed as an activity that is forced on an unwilling participant. The threat of litigation is particularly important when the patentee is a patent troll, offsetting the patent troll's ability to force a license, and playing a key role in forcing low-cost settlements. This session explores the options available to the accused infringer in the face of a patent threat.

  • Defining the concept of a patent troll
  • Reasons why an infringer might choose to litigate
  • Infringer and patentee's decision-making process
  • How changes in the ability of patentees to obtain injunctions may drive the tendency of parties to litigate
  • Licensing strategies
  • The value of settlements that occur in place of litigation

01:45 PM – 02:25 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Blockchain Technology: Opportunity or Threat?

Experts will share the detailed information on the following key points-.

  • Blockchain: what lawyers need to know? Will this affect their practice or firm?
  • Blockchain regulations in the UK/US
  • How the laws & regulation affecting blockchain technology can impact its adoption
  • How the US government is using Blockchain technology to fight fraud?
  • How Blockchain will affect legal services employment
  • Application of Blockchain technology in legal services industry

02:30 PM – 03:10 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

The Business of Licensing 2.0: Cross-Border IP Licensing

In the changing international business landscape, both domestic and internationally based companies are looking beyond their borders to protect against risks. As a result, they are re-evaluating their IP agreements and assessing the risks of cross-border licensing. Experts will share their thoughts on:

  • How are licensing business models adapting?
  • Doing deals across borders
  • How to agree on what is standard and essential
  • Licensing platforms for new technology
  • How does the licensing market need to change to survive and thrive
  • Protect IP rights against risks of insolvency of foreign debtors.
  • The licensees’ view—what do they want from licensors?

02:30 PM – 03:10 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Legal World and Cybersecurity: How Can Lawyers Keep Their Client Data Confidential?

  • Where are we on cybersecurity in UK/Europe?
  • Impact of GDPR on these risks - are firms prepared?
  • Motivations for cybercrime which targets law firms?
  • How can firms tackle these challenges?
  • How can lawyers advise their clients regarding cybersecurity?
  • Best practices and new developments in high-stakes litigation and arbitration

03:15 PM – 03:55 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Worldwide Patent Perspectives: Software, SEPs, and the future of Patent Litigation; Cloud Technology Adoption Among IP Lawyers 

  • Changing Patent system in ME & Europe
  • The internet of things & standard-essential patents (SEPs)
  • Examining and protecting software source code during discovery.
  • Why is the IP/legal profession generally a slow adopter of new technology?
  • Patent licensing disputes
  • Top concerns hindering cloud technology adoption among IP lawyers such as security and privacy of data, migration costs, and loss of physical controls

03:15 PM – 03:55 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Computer-Assisted Review: A Luxury or a Necessity? 

  • How predictive coding and analytics can reduce cost of IP Litigation?
  • New technologies and software capabilities that speed the process of screening documents
  • Reliability concerns
  • The role of courts in guiding the use of technology assisted reviews

03:55 PM – 04:10 PM
Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors

04:10 PM – 05:00 PM | Unconference – Where Everyone Speaks!!

A Day in the Life of Corporate Counsel

What keeps corporate counsel up at night? Surveys consistently show that corporate counsel regularly loses sleep over global regulatory compliance, data security and employment issues. The biggest nightmare, however, may be finding the budget and resources to keep up with ever-changing regulations and manage the workload of the legal department.

This fast-paced session will offer 10-15 opportunities of live stories from in-house counsel participants, who will share two to three-minute case studies from their own experiences that how their in-house counsel job profiles bring up the business growth for their respective organizations. They will also share the challenges they face and how do they find the solutions. Do they partner with law firms and service providers to solve their issues – if yes; to what extent it remains intact.

You can look forward to digging into the experiences, new challenges and resolutions shared by in-house counsel participants at the ConfEx.

05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Closing Remarks Followed by Evening Cocktail

This will celebrate the presence of our speakers and sponsors who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation.

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