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300+ Lawyers

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The Global IP ConfEx and Global GDPR 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.

About GDPR ConfEx

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) hovers over organizations like the sword of Damocles, with fines theoretically at an all-time high. Beyond that, there are, of course, many reasons to "get privacy", including consumer trust, employee satisfaction and proper ethics. Organizations are at different levels of preparation toward GDPR compliance. Join this ConfEx to make sure your organization is properly prepared and that you haven't overlooked any of the top 10 basic changes that need your attention.

What is in the Agenda:

  • Keynote Address
  • Panel Discussions
  • Case Study Presentations
  • Exhibitions
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Private Luncheon
  • Tea and Lunch Breaks
  • Evening Cocktail
  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors
  • One-on-One Meetings
  • Speakers Felicitation
  • Speakers Breakfast Meeting

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Agenda Detail

 ConfEx Agenda* (From 07:30 AM to 06:30 PM Pacific Standard Time) 

07:30 AM – Onwards
Conference Registration 

Informal Networking | 08:00 AM – 08:45 AM

  • Speakers Breakfast Meeting
  • Pre-Scheduled One-on-One Business Meetings
Opening Keynote Address | 08:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Practical IP Risk, GDPR & Compliance Management Strategies for the Busy In-House Counsels & Law Firm Partners

Informal Networking | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

  • Networking Tea Break
  • Pre-Scheduled One-on-One Business Meetings

Hall A – IP & Technology

Hall B – GDPR, IP, Compliance & Technology

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM | Leadership Learning Lab**

Blockchain's Role in the Future of Intellectual Property

Blockchain could have a significant role to play in the IP industry – if the industry can find a means to adopt the technology in the short and medium term. Panelists will aim to cover:

  • Why blockchain challenges conventional thinking about Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Bring blockchain into the IP ecosystem
  • How can blockchain keep IP safe?
  • How Blockchain Protects and Monetizes Intellectual Property in Software
  • Could Blockchain Disrupt How We Protect Our Intellectual Property?
  • Blockchain and its application in the field of IP

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM | Leadership Learning Lab**

How GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Bring Obligations As Well As Opportunities?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018, yet businesses remain largely unprepared. Given that GDPR is designed to protect EU residents’ data, regardless of where that data is collected, stored or processed, many non-EU companies will be subject to GDPR and need to understand their risk of exposure, and how they can mitigate that risk through evolving best data protection practice. Panelists will aim to cover:

  • GDPR: What is It and How Does it Impact My Business?
  • Who is affected? Some definitions
  • How does the GDPR help reduce costs?
  • Main obligations
  • Consequences of non-compliance
  • How Ongoing Staff Awareness Can Support Compliance
  • How much will the change in GDPR affect IP law?

11:45 AM – 12:05 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Disrupt Patent Law

  • Advances in AI’s “inventiveness”
  • Recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Patent law issues impacted by AI
  • Liability issues for patent infringement by AI

11:45 AM – 12:05 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Controllers & Processors: How The GDPR Assigns Responsibilities

  • An overview of the current regulatory landscape and the GDPR’s scope
  • The main responsibilities and obligations of controllers and processers
  • Data breach and incident response management obligations
  • The penalties and liabilities imposed on processers and controllers
  • The limitations and restrictions on appointing joint controllers and subcontracting processors


12:10 PM – 12:50 PM | Leadership Learning Lab**

Intellectual Property Rights in Today’s Digital Economy- Challenges & Protection

Digital transformation has become one of the main forces of innovation in the current legal economic model, identified as the Creative Economy, creating new IP rights and new business challenges & opportunities. Panelists will aim to cover:

  • Competition Law Challenges in a Digital Economy
  • Maintenance and management of IP rights
  • Business IP advisory for consistent and global IP strategies
  • IP Legal Compliance
  • Cross-border transaction and intercompany transfers involving IP
  • Administrative & judicial defense (litigation) of IP

12:10 PM – 12:50 PM | Leadership Learning Lab**

Is a Virtual CISO the Answer to Your GDPR Compliance Challenges?

For small to midsized organizations that must comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), lining up a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) could be the ideal way to ensure GDPR compliance—while also addressing a host of other vital issues around information security policies and controls. A vCISO can fulfill the DPO (Data Protection Officer) role for well under 25% of the cost of a full-time employee, and the associated risk of hiring the “wrong” person.

  • What is a Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)
  • Virtual Executives and Their Role
  • How the GDPR is driving CISOs' agendas
  • Practical Advantages to a vCISO
  • How & Where Do I Get Started?
  • What US/UK IP Practitioners Should Know About GDPR And Personal Data Protection? 

12:55 PM – 01:15 PM | Exclusive 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? 

12:55 PM – 01:15 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

GDPR Use Cases – A Practical Approach: Demonstrating the key GDPR Scenarios

  • Policy & Compliance based on GDPR
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • Risk Management
  • GRC & Security Framework

Informal Networking | 01:15 PM – 02:15 PM

  • Networking Luncheon Break
  • Private Luncheon with Key Participants
  • Pre-Scheduled One-on-One Business Meetings

02:15 PM – 02:55 PM | Leadership Learning Lab**

Ethical Issues in Patent And Trademark Practice

Conflicts of interest are an issue that lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents regularly need to consider. In this panel, the presenters will discuss-

  • What constitutes a conflict of interest when representing multiple clients (especially competitors)?
  • Would a competitor’s prior art being cited against each constitute a conflict?
  • Would that not rise to the level of “substantial risk” presently used by the Law Societies?
  • Would there be a conflict for trademark agents when citing marks in a confusion objection or when performing a clearance search?

02:15 PM – 02:55 PM | Leadership Learning Lab**

Work With Third Party Solution Provider Under GDPR. How?

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a major overhaul of data protection and privacy laws. Organizations that collect the personal data of EU citizens or process that data are affected, wherever in the world they are based. Under the GDPR, subject companies are responsible for the readiness and conduct of third-party vendors that store or process EU customers’ personal information. You might be taking all the proper precautions internally, but if one of your vendors’ practices fails to comply; your organization could be on the hook for some significant fines. Panelists will aim to cover:

  • Third Party Security: Why It Matters in the GDPR discussion?
  • So how do you approach third-party security in a GDPR world?
  • The GDPR: Why you need to review your third-party service providers?
  • What should I do if I use third party solutions to handle data under GDPR?
  • How to work with a third party cloud based solution under GDPR?
  • Working with third parties such as private investigators and law firms
  • IP Rights vs. GDPR

03:00 PM – 03:20 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Patent Infringement: Everything You Need to Know

  • What Is Patent Infringement?
  • Understanding Patent Infringement Litigation
  • Willful vs. Unintentional Patent Infringement
  • Remedies & Penalties for Patent Infringement
  • Avoiding Patent Infringement
  • So Many Infringers, So Little Resourcesvice

03:00 PM – 03:20 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

GDPR Compliance and Role of Technology & AI

Technology’s role in data protection is the important link in GDPR transformation. GDPR technology experts will share the detailed information on the following key points:

  • Adopting GDPR technology framework- The role of advisors and vendors
  • What kinds of tools and assistance are available?
  • Technology operation challenges in the GDPR
  • Data protection impact assessments – understanding technology risk
  • Regulatory guidance on technology issues
  • Advantages of using automation For GDPR compliance
  • How Ensure Compliance At A Lower Cost

03:25 PM – 04:05 PM | Leadership Learning Lab**

Intellectual Property (IP) in M&A Transactions and the Importance of Due Diligence

As technology advances, intellectual property has found enhanced importance and value for businesses. A company’s intellectual property typically is one of the cornerstones of its value, and as such, there is an increased focus on intellectual property issues in commercial transactions. It is important to identify and adequately analyse those intellectual property issues because the ownership, validity, enforceability and transferability of a company’s intellectual property rights will directly impact the value of the transaction. There are four key questions that should be asked when performing due diligence on a target company’s intellectual property portfolio:

  • What is the structure of the proposed transaction?
  • What intellectual property assets does the target company own and what is its ability to control those assets?
  • What is the intellectual property’s strategic value to the target company’s business and what is the extent of exclusivity in the marketplace that those intellectual property assets provide?
  • What is the target company’s potential exposure for liability resulting from the use of the intellectual property assets?

03:25 PM – 04:05 PM | Leadership Learning Lab**

How GRC (Governance, Risk Management & Compliance) Helps Prepare Your Journey to GDPR?

  • What is GRC (Governance, Risk Management & Compliance) and why do you need it in GDPR?
  • What is key to a successful GRC implementation?
  • Why GDPR Must Be an Integral Part of Your GRC Framework?
  • Obligations based on Risk
  • What is a GRC tool/solution and what does it do?
  • How to staying ahead of the competition with next-generation GRC programs and technology?

04:05 PM – 04:15 PM
Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors

04:15 PM – 05:00 PM 

Interaction With Key Expert Through LIVE Q&A Session

05:00 PM – 06:30 PM

Evening Happy Hours & Informal Networking

This ceremony will celebrate the presence of our speakers, key delegates and sponsors who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation-

  • Awards Ceremony
  • Speakers Felicitation
  • Evening Cocktail Reception

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