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31st Global Legal & IP Confex

16 February 2017, Singapore

Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1, Raffles Boulevard,
Suntec City, Singapore


The Legal & IP ConfEx covers a range of topics related to Litigation, e-Discovery, IP, Patents, Trademark, Compliance, Security and Risk Management. They would attract the best of the legal/IP professionals and thought leaders from the industry as well as enlighten the delegates about the latest in this industry.

Legal & IP ConfEx Agenda (From 07:30 AM to 06:00 PM Singapore Time)
Panel Discussions to be held in Halls A and B


07:30 AM – 08:30 AM

Registration and Informal Networking with Exhibitors


08:30 AM – 08:50 AM
Breaking The Ice - Know The Participants in Advance. Introductions : One By One. Networking Opportunity


08:50 AM – 09:50 AM

Opening Keynote Address

“Litigation in Challenging Jurisdictions: United States, China, Brazil and India”

Keynote Speakers

Jeff Bullwinkel
Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs,
Microsoft Corporation,

Topic: "Digital technologies” as constituting the
Fourth Industrial Revolution, raising interesting
legal and regulatory questions for in-house
lawyers and their business clients.

Michael D. Lee, LL.M., Esq.
Vice President,
American Arbitration Association,
International Centre for Dispute Resolution,

Topic: "Rise of Asia: International Arbitration in
Challenging Jurisdictions."

Dr. Stephen Moss
Chairman & Managing Partner,
Eaton Capital Partners,

Topic: “The Asian Century" – the drivers
for change the future for legal services in
the Australian and Asian region.

09:50 AM – 10:20 AM

Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors

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Hall A: Litigation/e-Discovery; Risk, Security and Compliance

Hall B: IP, Patents and Trademark

10:20 AM – 11:10 AM | Keynote Leadership Session**

The Challenges of a Changing Legal Landscape in Asia

  • Jurisdictional challenges such as language, culture, unfamiliar procedures, political influence, and local protectionism
  • Advancements in the region
  • Establishing Chinese law as a major alternative to English and New York law in international corporate transactions
  • Vietnam- Foreign Direct Investment- Controlling Risks - Compliance under the Trans Pacific
  • Partnership Agreement and the EU Vietnam Free Trade Agreement
  • Foreign Direct Investment & Dispute Resolution in Indonesia




11:15 AM – 11:45 AM | Exclusive Case Study - Presentation

Electronic Discovery in Investigations

  • Types of data and devices
  • Cross-border investigations
  • Case Study
  • Managing Risks and Costs.
  • Practical tips

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10:20 AM – 11:10 AM | Keynote Leadership Session**

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Implications for Patent Litigation

  • New wave of standard-essential patents (SEPs)
  • What it means to license tech on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms
  • Recent court decisions shaping what can be considered FRAND terms
  • Growing use of arbitration to resolve patent disputes in relation to FRAND disputes
  • Divided Infringement issues arising in enforcing IOT patents
  • How recent case law and current legal theory could guide strategies on addressing divided infringement
  • Looking beyond patent law as an answer to the problem of divided infringement



11:15 AM – 11:45 AM | Exclusive Case Study - Presentation

Infringement Damages Compensation, More or Less

  • How to calculate damage?
  • Is statutory damage limitation?
  • Practice


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11:50 AM – 12:30 PM | Industry Dialogue & Q&A Session**

Regulatory Entities Drive Cross-Border Disputes

  • Top cases from regulatory agencies such as U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the European Commission, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Cooperation internationally among regulatory agencies that conduct enforcement proceedings against companies
  • Establishing internal control systems and vetting third parties carefully in new jurisdictions
  • Understanding the different data privacy issues in different countries

11:50 AM – 12:30 PM | Industry Dialogue & Q&A Session**

Trademark Infringement Trends

  • Overview of trademark infringement around the globe and what future trends will be
  • Trademark laws across different jurisdictions
  • Why some countries and industry sectors have been more successful than others in fighting counterfeiting
  • How technology can address the global protection issue
  • Enabling your customer base to help fight the counterfeiting problem
  • Tips for achieving your anti-counterfeiting goals
  • Learning from IKEA and Pierre Cardin in Indonesia
  • Trademark Rights in a Mobile World

12:35 PM – 01:15 PM | Industry Dialogue & Q&A Session**

How to Handle Board Scrutiny During a Cross-Border Litigation

  • Heightened scrutiny brought by increased globalization
  • Achieving greater collaboration between the board, in-house and external lawyers
  • Addressing financial concerns on cost of handling the dispute and reputational risk
  • Best practices in managing Board expectations

12:35 PM – 01:15 PM | Industry Dialogue & Q&A Session**

IP Wars Round Two: Wearables

  • What the smartphone patent wars taught us
  • Tech companies and the prevalence of patents and other IP protection for smart watches and fitness trackers
  • Development of virtual reality technology where patent rights are likely to be keenly contested
  • Case law and litigation trends to watch

01:15 PM – 02:15 PM

Lunch and Informal Networking with Exhibitors


02:15 PM – 02:45 PM | Exclusive Case Study - Presentation

SPC’s New Rules in Support of Debt Collection in China

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02:15 PM – 02:45 PM | Exclusive Case Study - Presentation

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02:50 PM – 03:40 PM | Keynote Leadership Session**

Asia as a Hub for International Centre for Dispute Resolution

  • Focus of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • Update on Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Progress of Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC)




02:50 PM – 03:40 PM | Keynote Leadership Session**

How to Effectively and Ethically Deal with Cyber-Attacks

  • Overview of data security and security breach laws
  • What is the best way to respond to a cyber-attack?
  • What are the ethics traps to avoid?
  • How to implement CISO reporting structures and cyber-incident response plans
  • How to navigate the patchwork of data breach notification laws
  • How to mitigate litigation risk after a data breach
  • Cybersecurity insurance

03:40 PM – 04:00 PM

Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors

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04:00 PM – 05:00 PM

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP DISCUSSION: Fostering A Global Legal Ecosystem***

Join us for this special leadership discussion aimed at connecting important communities from the global legal ecosystem: in-house legal departments, law firms, governments, associations and solution providers. This interactive session is a forum for all the legal stakeholders to discuss and deliberate the myriad and diverse issues they face today, and to find common ground and potential collaborative solutions to overcome challenges and leverage opportunities.

Key Topics of Discussion


05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Closing Remarks Followed by a Cocktail Reception


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Following the closing remarks, the Networking Cocktail Reception will celebrate the presence of our speakers and sponsors who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation.



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