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Intellectual Property (IP) ConfEx


01 MARCH 2023

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IP. Patent. Trademark. Copyright. Litigation. Patent Management. Brand Protection. IP Infringement. IP Rights. IP Management. IP Licensing. Patent Portfolio. IP Assets. Counterfeiting. Patent Monetization. Patent Search. Privacy. Risk. Security. Compliance. Data Protection. IP Translation. AI. IP Technology.
This event will gather 150 - 200 IP Counsel, Heads of IP Depts, Patent Managers, Trademark Managers, Risk & Compliance Professionals, Chief IP Officers, Data Privacy Officers, Head of Patents, Patent Attorneys, Directors Data Privacy & IP, IP Law Firm Partners, IP Tech Professionals and Service Providers.


Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek

Baniyas Road, P.O.BOX 476, Dubai, UAE

Dubai City View


We are all set to host our next flagship event- The Global Intellectual Property (IP) ConfEx in Dubai, UAE which is to be held on 01 March 2023. This event will gather 150 - 200 IP Counsel, Heads of IP Depts, Patent Managers, Trademark Managers, Risk & Compliance Professionals, Chief IP Officers, Data Privacy Officers, Head of Patents, Patent Attorneys, Directors Data Privacy & IP, IP Law Firm Partners, IP Tech Professionals and Service Providers. Each lawyer participant attends the event because he/she has some operational challenges to resolve such as IP. Patent. Trademark. Risk. Security. GDPR. CCPA. Compliance. Data Privacy. Artificial Intelligence. Legal Technology. Automation. Machine Learning. Litigation. E-discovery (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 the right service providers. Our event helps them with both.


  • 150 - 200 In-house Counsel and Law Firm Partners

  • 15+ Exhibitors

  • 30+ Speakers

  • 10+ Bar Associations & Media Partners 

  • Keynote Addresses

  • Exclusive Case Study Presentations

  • Round Table Discussions

  • Business Dialogues

  • Qualified Business Lead

  • C Level Invitations Only

  • Unique Networking Opportunities

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Key Speakers



(08:30 AM – 05:00 PM Dubai Time)

* Program is subject to change without notice

08:30 AM – Onwards

Conference Registration

  • Networking Tea with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

09:00 AM – 09:15 AM

Introduction & Peer Networking

  • Event Introduction: Get to know the daylong exciting networking & learning opportunities

  • One-on-One Introduction: Let the industry know you and your expertise

09:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Keynote Address 

Brand Protection: Looking Beyond IP & Trademarks

Brand protection and Intellectual Property protection are critical concerns for long-term corporate growth and survival in today’s competitive, global marketplace. Failure to develop a wide-ranging strategy to protect intellectual property and brands can cost a company millions of dollars, lost competitive advantages and, ultimately, its ability to compete.

  • Why you should be shouting about your brand protection strategy?

  • Key advantages to IP &trademark brand protection solutions

  • Leveraging intelligent process automation for brand protection

  • Protecting your brand through trademarks

  • Monitor against intellectual property infringement

  • Enforce IP rights- detection and enforcement strategies

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Mark Devaney


Clyde & Co

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Saba Al Sultani

Partner, Trademarks

DLA Piper


Saloni Tuteja

Head of Legal - Middle East Servier

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Riswana Gaswan

Head of Legal,



Kamal Sharma

Director & Assistant General Counsel, Global Brand Protection, IMEA

Procter & Gamble

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation

LegalTech & Online Brand Protection – IT v. Legal

  • Main types of online infringement

  • Mechanism of IP enforcement

  • Local providers v. global providers (Legal-Tech solutions)

  • Advantages for businesses

  • Why Legal-Tech is efficient for brand protection?

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Sergey Medvedev


Gorodissky & Partners

Sponsored By:

10:50 AM – 11:20 AM

Informal Networking & Tea Break

  • Networking Tea with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM

Industry Leadership Session

How to Control IP Costs and Obtain Transparency

  • How to significantly reduce cost on short, mid and long term in your IP lifecycle for patents, trademarks and designs?

  • IP-rights and an unmanageable number of invoices

  • Agent benchmarking and auditing

  • Portfolio pruning with software and/or experts

  • Cost management across the whole IP prosecution lifecycle

  • Importance of IP to enhance investment environment

  • Thin line between IP & antitrust regulations

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Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan

Of Counsel,
United Trademark & Patent Services

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Riham Naim

Head of Legal Gulf,


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Hady Khawand


Saba IP

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Mohammad A. Alsaid

Chief Legal Officer,
Mawarid Holding Investment


Dr. Mohamed Al Hemairy

Director of Technology Transfer Office,

University of Sharjah

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Amazon Efforts & Tools to Protect Customers & Brands


Hadi Alkanani

Global Brand Relations Manager,



Saba Vasim

Group Brand Protection Manager,


12:20 PM – 01:00 PM

Industry Leadership Session

IP Data Breaches — Identifying and Controlling Litigation Data that can Leave Your Company Exposed

  • Identifying threats: spotting vulnerability and areas of exposure

  • Measuring and improving the effectiveness of your current solutions

  • Closing the loop with a unified, end-to-end solution

  • IP Management – more Data, better Quality

  • Cyber theft of Intellectual Property

  • Cyber Security for your Trademarks

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Mark Hill


Charles Russell Speechlys

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Elena Kovaleva

Regional Compliance officer, Middle East & Africa Schneider Electric


Dr. Avishay Klein

Partner, Head of Cyber,

Barnea Jaffa Lande

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Tala Fahoum

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Dominik Engel

Lead Counsel,


01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Informal Networking & Lunch Break

  • Networking Lunch with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

02:00 PM – 02:40 PM

Industry Leadership Session

International Arbitration & IP Disputes: Practical Tips and Best Strategies

  • International arbitration – recent significant issues

  • Arbitrating international IP disputes

  • Potential pitfalls and how to address them

  • Resolving multijurisdictional disputes in a single proceeding

  • Implications of COVID-19

  • Advantages/disadvantages of arbitration over the courts

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Mohammed Noaman

General Counsel,

GE Power

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Parnika Chaturvedi

King & Wood Mallesons

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Karim Soliman

Director of Legal,


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Nooree Moola

Gibson Dunn

02:40 PM – 03:20 PM

Industry Leadership Session

The Protection of Trade Secrets: A Key Element to Increase the Value of IP Right


  • The requisites for protection of trade secrets in US and Europe

  • The importance of the management of trade secrets in modern organization 

  • The procedures in place to gather protection of trade secrets

  • The trade secrets management tool

  • The Role of IP on The Commercial Sustainability of Sports

  • Key Considerations For Technology Deals: Trends for 2023

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Steve Bainbridge


Squire Patton Boggs

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Ahmad Saleh

Partner, Head of Innovation, Patents & Industrial Property (3IP), Al Tamimi & Company

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Ksenia Andreeva


Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

03:20 PM – 04:20 PM