Agenda - IIPLA 5th Dubai IP Congress

Day 1 | Monday | January 14, 2019

 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM REGISTRATION AND MORNING REFRESHMENT
 09:30 AM - 09:45 AM WELCOME NOTE  


09:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Session 1: World of IP : The Visible and Invisible Risks of Businesses 

Whether it’s overlooking to analyze existing patents, procrastinating while filing for trademark protection, failing to identify the threat of copyright infringement or a cyber breach, or not being ardent enough in preserving trade secrets, these mishandled intellectual properties can wound an established corporation or bring down a promising venture to ground zero. How should we manage these IP risks?  


Moderator: Jovana Radevic,Senior Associate, Marks & Clerk
Speakers: 
  1. Dmitriy A Vinarov, Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, USA
  2. Moses Nkomo, Senior Partner & Founder, Donsa-Nkomo & Mutangi Legal Practice, Zimbawe
  3. Ahmad Saleh, Partner & Head of Patents & Designs at Al Tamimi & Company, UAE
 
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:15AM - 12:30AM

Session 2: Building & Protecting your Assets in the Digital World

Your business or your client's business is writing innovative computer code, sleek user interfaces, and is utilizing digital technology to solve new problems. We understand you'll protect the investment with the help of Intellectual Property. Nevertheless, the enigma is, what should be the IP strategy for the digital world? Come, let's review it in this session.


Moderator: Peter G Szyszko, CEO, White Bullet Solutions Ltd, UK
Speakers:
  1. Ali H. Allawi, Patent Attorney, Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP, USA
  2. Sandjar Muminov, Eurasian Commissioner on the Law Supremacy and Intellectual Property, Eurasian Economic Cooperation Organization, UAE
  3. Lisa L. Mueller, Partner, Casimir Jones, S.C., USA
  4. Muna Farid, Director, Hatch Consulting FZE, UAE
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM GROUP PHOTO SESSION 
 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM NETWORKING LUNCH
 1:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Session 3: Trade Secret vs. Patents : A new Calculus

What should be your strategy? Trade Secret, Patent or Publish? We agree that there is no straightforward answer to this question. Well, the right answer is, it depends! And it depends heavily on the product you have. We will discuss specific scenarios for specific situations. Attend this session and ask your specific question to our experts in this panel.


Moderator: Lisa L. Mueller, Partner, Casimir Jones, S.C., USA
Speakers: 
  1. Dmitriy A Vinarov, Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, USA
  2. Maryam Krystyna Nechaeva, Legal Consultant, MBH Advocates & Legal Consultants, UAE
  3. Vinita Radhakrishnan, Senior Partner, Banana IP, India
  4. Mahua Roy Chowdhury, Principal Partner, Royzz & Co., India
    Title: Practical Patent Strategies to Strengthen your Clients' Valuable Assets and Brands
 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Session 4: Patent Litigation Trends: Past, Present and Future

Statistics show that the number of litigation has dropped significantly. Deepak Sharma, CEO, Anjay Venture Partners at IIPLA 3rd Annual Meeting San Francisco revealed the problematic situation of NPEs. Corporations have also changed their strategies of litigation. Let's see what is there is in the future. What 2019 will bring on to the litigation table?


Moderator: Lisa L. Mueller, Partner, Casmir Jones, S.C, USA
Speaker:
1. Irfan Lateef, Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP, USA
2. Neha Jayaswal, Patent Counsel, Abbott, UAE 
    Title : Patent Litigation trends: A pharma perspective.
3. Christopher Griffith, Partner, Green Griffith, Illinois, USA
4. Munir Suboh, Partner & Head of the Intellectual Property Practice, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, UAE
4:15PM - 4:30 PM NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
04:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Session 5: Beyond Prosecution, Litigation and Monetization in Patents.

Alright, we always talk about Prosecution, Litigation or Monetization in Patents. So, do we have other pressing issues to take care? Of course, yes! Let's talk about the other potential problems and decision scenarios in a patent lifecycle. This session could be an eye-opener for some of the untouched issues. Join us in this session to see what is out there entirely forgotten.


Moderator:  Steffen Feike, Regional Legal Counsel, Bombardier, UAE

Speaker: 

1. Lisa L. Mueller, Partner, Casimir Jones, S.C., USA
Title: How About Ethical issues in Patents?
2. Joyce v. Natzmer, Agris & von Natzmer LLP, USA
Title: Design Patents vs. Utility Patents: When a Design Might Top a Utility Patent Application
3. Rory J. Radding, Partner, Locke Lord LLP, USA

Title: The Pitfalls, Problems and Solutions to Artificial Intelligence and IP
4. Brigitte BALDI, Senior Manager, Dennemeyer Consulting GmbH, Germany

Title : IP to bridge the innovation gap

Day 2 | Tuesday | January 15, 2019

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Session 6:  Latest Trademark & Copyright Infringement Cases - How we should develop our strategies for global market?

Experts estimate the average cost of a trademark lawsuit can be between $120,000 to $750,000 in addition to years of valuable time. The trademark lawsuit is draining for all size of companies. Large corporations have reputations at stake while others have time and resources. The question now is, are we extracting any practical learning from the latest trademark cases? Also, what are the implications of Digital Copyright infringements in the global market. We will address all these questions in this session.


Moderator: Christopher Griffith, Partner, Green Griffith, Illinois, USA
Speakers: 

1. Peter G Szyszko, CEO, White Bullet Solutions Ltd, UK
Title: Demonetising Online IP infringement: International Efforts and New Technologies to Tackle Ad-funded Infringement
2. Nihan Seda Kisi, Trademark Counsel, Turkey
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Session 7: Worldwide Trademark  Protection

Trademark Protection is different for different countries. There are different rules and different language requirements. In this session, we will compare the Trademark Protection requirements in various jurisdictions. We will see, how a minor deflect from the country specific strategy can affect the protection of your mark.


Moderator:  Peter G Szyszko, CEO, White Bullet Solutions Ltd, UK
Speakers:

1. Florence Atuluku, Partner, Aliant, Nigeria
Title: Trademark Protection in Africa - Best advised strategies
2. Antonio Onofrio Campione, Partner, Studio Legale Caltanissetta, France
3. Tatiana Lipovaya (Tetyana Lypova), Trademark Counsel, IPR  Group, Ukraine
Title: Trademark Protection in Automotive Industry: Key Milestones for Manufacturers and Distributors in the CIS
 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Networking Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:45 PM

IIPLA Round Table Discussion : Protecting your IP : Pros & Cons of IP Rights

Some benefits to protecting your intellectual property are not as obvious, equally it's important to note the disadvantages of securing IP rights thus Round Table Discussion would help in understanding about the merits & demerits of Intellectual Property Rights. 

Moderator : Joyce v. Natzmer, Agris & von Natzmer LLP, USA

Panelists:

1. Tatiana Lipovaya (Tetyana Lypova), Trademark Counsel, IPR  Group, Ukraine

2. Gaurav Mishra, IP Manager, Banana IP (BIP) Counsels, India

3. Ali H. Allawi, Patent Attorney, Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP, USA

4. Peter G Szyszko, CEO, White Bullet Solutions Ltd, UK

5. Maksim Bocharov, Deputy Director, Gorodissky & Partners, Ukraine

6. Mahua Roy Chowdhury, Principal Partner, Royzz & Co., India

7. Christopher Griffith, Partner, Green Griffith, Illinois, USA

8. Rory J. Radding, Partner, Locke Lord LLP, USA

9. Irfan Lateef, Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP, USA


02:45 PM - 03:00 PM

CLOSING NOTES

Joyce v. Natzmer, Agris & von Natzmer LLP, USA


 03:00 PM - 03:15 PM NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK 


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