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


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

Andre Frieden, Wipro

Chief IP Counsel

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


Global Head of Consulting


12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Session 8: IP Quality & Valuation - Myths and Realities

Hazem Elabbadi, PatentBooks Inc

Managing Director


Tum Thach, General Electric

Senior IP Counsel


Amir Shiva, Blank Rome LLP

atent Attorney


Dominika Boehm, Siemens AG

Senior IP Counsel


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

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

Closing Note

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