Theme: "Integrating IP into Changing International Landscape"

Day 1 (15. Jan. 2018)

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome Note

9:30 AM- 10:45 AM

Session 1:  Analysis and Searching of Patent : Problems and Viable Solutions

Neha Jayaswal, Abbott Laboratories

Patent Counsel

United Arab Emirates

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Morning Break

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Session 2: M & A Deals – Impact of IP on the Deals

Nadim Bardawil, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP

Senior Associate

United Arab Emirates

Nihan Seda Kisi, Turkmen Holding

In-House Counsel


Anjali Balagopal, Infosys

Head of Intellectual Property Practice


Mozhdeh Pourmand, Andisheh Consultancy Firm

Managing Partner


12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Session 3: Energizing your Innovation and IP strategies for Startups

Sofie Cristens, RPM International Inc.

Corporate Counsel, EMEA


Maulik Sharma, XPat Ip Services

Managing Director


Brenda Matanga

Managing Attorney


1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Lunch Break

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Session 4: Protection and Enforcement of Trademarks in Various Jurisdictions

Moutaz Abdullat, Ferrero Trading Lux SA

General Legal Counsel

United Arab Emirates

Malek Hannouf, Louis Vuitton

Legal Manager

United Arab Emirates

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Afternoon Break

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Session 5: Challenges and its countermeasures in Intellectual Property Litigation

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Networking Dinner

Day 2 (16.Jan.2018)

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Session 6: Impact of Emerging Technology in IP Practices

Tarek Nakkach, Hewlett Packard Middle East

Region Legal Counsel MENA

United Arab Emirates

Andre Frieden, Wipro

Chief IP Counsel


10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Morning Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 7: Conducting IP Audits and IP Risk Management - Bad Data, Bad Decisions

Subhadip Sarkar, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Senior Director– Intellectual Property and Licensing


Intellectual Property Attorney and Partner


12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Session 8: IP Quality & Valuation - Myths and Realities

Dominika Boehm, Siemens AG

Senior IP Counsel


Hazem Elabbadi, PatentBooks Inc

Managing Director


Tum Thach, General Electric

Senior IP Counsel


Mark King

Mark King, Litigation Funding


1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Lunch Break

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Session 9: Global Prosecution Strategies – Differences & Similarities

Taj Kunwar Paul,The Coca-Cola Company

Trademark Counsel

United Arab Emirates

Irmak Yalciner, Yalciner Patent & Consulting Ltd.

Patent and Trademark Attorney


4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Session 10: Effective Strategies to Monetize & Commercialize Your IP

Karim El Helaly, Oracle Systems Limited

Senior Legal Counsel

United Arab Emirates

Dr. Dania Fahs, British American Tobacco

Legal Director

United Arab Emirates

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

Closing Note

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