The IP ConfEx covers a range of topics related to Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, IP Litigation and e-Discovery. They would attract the best of the legal and IP professionals and thought leaders from the industry as well as enlighten the delegates about the latest in this industry.


17 November 2015

IP ConfEx Agenda  (From 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM Pacific Standard Time)


Panel Discussions to be held in Halls A and B 
All-day Pre-scheduled One-on-One Business Meetings to be held in exhibition area (during 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM)

(Gain access to the Peer-to-Peer Networking Platform and fix your one-on-one meetings; refer ‘A Guide to Peer-to-Peer Networking Platform’ for more details)

08:00 AM – 08:45 AM


08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Special Networking Tea and Introduction of All Participants

09:00 AM – 09:55 AM

Keynote Address

Keynote Speakers


Vice President, Products & Marketing, CPO, Metanautix Member, Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, US Department of Homeland Security






  • The Quest for Big Wisdom in a Storm of Big Data
  • How Governance, Risk, and Compliance Pros Can Lead

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C F Tsai
Managing Partner
Deep and Far Attorneys-at-Law










Topic: IP Strategies today

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Matthew J. McBride
Science IP- The CAS Search Service











  • Intellectual Property searching
  • Challenges associated with Patent growth
About Keynote Speakers:

Jim Adler


  • Jim leads products, marketing, and privacy at Metanautix, a big data analytics startup.
  • He also serves on the The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC) providing advice at the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security and the DHS Chief Privacy Officer.
  • Most recently, Jim was Vice President, Data Systems at inome and the first Chief Privacy Officer at Intelius.
  • Jim speaks publicly about big data and privacy. He’s testified before the U.S. Congress, Federal Trade Commission, National Institute of Standards and Technology, industry conferences, and leading academic institutions. Jim has also served on the advisory boards of the Future of Privacy Forum and Helios Voting.
  • 2000 Honoree of Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 under 40” which honors outstanding business executives under the age of 40.
  • Jim received his master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

C. F. Tsai


C. F. Tsai founded the law firm of Deep & Far in 1992

● He represents quite a lot local and international giants and brands.

● He got involved in famous local IP disputes and litigations.

● He help shape the patent practices in Taiwan through prosecution and litigation.

● He is the first patent practitioner in Taiwan, who has both technological and law

backgrounds and is an attorney-at-law.

● He is the sole patent attorney in Taiwan who both passed technological and law


Matthew J. McBride


● Matthew currently manages Science IP®, The CAS Search Service; Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) is a division of the American Chemical Society

● Prior to joining Science IP in 2010, Matthew worked as a Senior Applications Specialist for 6 years at CAS, where he was responsible for customer training on STN and SciFinder

● Prior to joining CAS, Matthew was an independent information consultant at Thomson Dialog and a fungicide scientist at Rohm and Haas

●Matthew has an MSc in Plant Pathology and a BSc in Molecular Biology

09:55 AM – 10:00 AM

Vote of Thanks

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking Tea and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

Hall A

Hall B

  • 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

    Panel Discussion
    Conducting IP Audits

    An IP Audit solves the purpose of a systematic review of the IP assets owned, used or acquired by a business. It helps to uncover under-utilized IP assets, to identify any threats to a company’s bottom lineand to enable business planners to devise informed strategies that will maintain and improve the company’s market position.In any transaction involving IP assets, legal counsel should conduct an internal IP audit on its patent portfolio to make sure the portfolio is complete with no holes that competitors can design around.

    • • Identifying and managing IP assets
    • • Knowing which type of IP rights to acquire and maintain
    • • Determining the value of IP to obtain maximize license agreements
    • • Identifying obsolete IP assets
    • • Avoiding IP infringement
    • • Enforcing IP rights

  • 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

    Panel Discussion
    Legal Technology and e-Discovery Solutions for IP Management

    The legal industry is embracing technological innovations as a way to remain competitive by working more efficiently, effectively and accurately. Learn why IP law firms and corporate legal departments are evaluating their IT and e-Discovery infrastructure and looking towards new options such as cloud-based processes and legal software applications to leverage technology to its fullest potential.













  • 11:20 AM – 12:05 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Data Privacy and Cyber Security in the Global IP Industry

    The IP industry is viewing to leverage technology to its fullest potential and its collective shift towards latest tools such as intellectual property and brand audits. Attend this session to know about:-

    • • Relationship between data and IP services
    • • Overseas data management through IT and cloud computing
    • • System failures and security breaches to intellectual property
    • • Effective role of data and cyber security in preventing abuse and reputational damage from social media
    • • Role of cloud computing in driving the security of online information
    • • Roadmap to successful implementation

  • 11:20 AM – 12:05 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Technological Solutions in IP Litigation for 2015

    IP litigation matters have an indisputable link to competitive advantage. In the past few years, IP asset values have increasingly been reduced by different governing bodies through patent reforms. The business impact has been great pressure on royalty rates and increased time to strike licensing deals with companies refusing to settle negotiations. Observing this trend, companies are developing newer methods to extract value from IP assets. These include greater use of different technological solutions for IP litigation and finding new avenues for IP asset enforcement.



    Attend this session to know about latest IP case laws, changes and trends in the world of IP Litigation, legal strategies, technological movements and comprehensive updates on the most significant matters of 2015 and beyond.


12:05 PM – 01:05 PM

Lunch and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

  • 01:05 PM – 01:50 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Latest Trends in IP Litigation

    Experienced in-house counsel from top innovators, private practice experts, and senior officials from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) gather to discuss the IP industry’s most pressing litigation issues and recent court decisions and how they are preparing for and dealing with new patent regimes and IP issues around the world.

    • • IP issues around the world
    • • The importance of IP Audits
    • • Trademark, Patents and Copyright
    • • IP and the art of successful deal-making
    • • New developments
    • • Creating wealth
    • • Corporate policies

  • 01:05 PM – 01:50 PM

    Panel Discussion
    IP Litigation Budgets and Management Metrics

    Patent licensing, IP management, e-Discovery in IP and contract litigations have been perennial cost centers for many corporations. Year after year, companies expect their budgets in those areas to see big increases.

    Discover the latest in IP litigation management metrics and how they can be used in combination with risk analysis and early case assessment to improve litigation results.












  • 01:55 PM – 02:40 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Best Practices in Outsourcing for Managing IP e-Discovery Services

    With budgets under pressure, many IP counsel are looking to partner with IP outsourcing providers that can provide necessary experience and expertise to handle these important assets. Learn how an IP outsourcing provider can help you manage IP e-Discovery services through simplified day-to-day processes.





  • 01:55 PM – 02:40 PM

    Panel Discussion
    IP and the Art of Successful Deal Making

    International IP-centric transactions are on the rise. This session will address the top deals of 2015 and will share insights for the art of corporate deal-making.

    • • What kinds of deals are being done?
    • • What are the hot industries and regions?
    • • What is the role of IP?

02:45 PM – 03:20 PM

Networking Tea and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

  • 03:25 PM – 04:10 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Branding and the Importance of Trademark Prosecution in the US

    Choosing the right brand for a new product is critically important in an increasingly global marketplace. A trademarked product name can lead to increased consumer recognition and increased profits.

    Learn how US companies may benefit from engaging in conducting a thorough trademark research, ensuring that the corresponding domain names are secured and foreign translations and equivalents are considered when choosing the best brand name for a new product.

  • 03:25 PM – 04:10 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Benefits of Cloud based e-Discovery

    Cloud computing is a platform where IP attorneys and legal professionals can access data from anywhere when needed. In this session, delegates will learn how legal industry can gain competitive edge in an ever-changing industry, thereby offering better and more efficient services by adopting cloud computing.

  • 04:15 PM – 05:00 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Strategic Importance of Intellectual Property and How it can be Managed to Maximize After-Tax Profits?

    As the world economy becomes increasingly globalized, intangible property has become more important in not only the day to day running of a global entity but also in the area of international taxation including transfer pricing. Transfer Pricing involves the price that one member of a multinational firm charges another for goods services and intangible assets. No more has this issue been more pressing then for companies engaged in the development of intellectual property including patents and trademarks.

    • • Critical role Intellectual Property in today’s ongoing legal scenario.
    • • Financial environment where shareholders are demanding more from tax and finance departments as it relates to the bottom line.
    • • What options are available to taxpayer in the face of audit controversy and will shed light on how to deal with existing tax structures that are in conflict with the guidance provided by the OECD.
    • • How one can structure new intangible development projects to minimize risk of double taxation and to maximize after tax profits of the multinational entity.
    • • How working collaboratively with an external tax advisor can reduce the cost of compliance

  • 04:15 PM – 05:00 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Updates on IP Protection in the US

    Copyright is evolving to address piracy and counterfeiting concerns while fostering and facilitating the online platforms and communities and new technologies that support them. Patent laws continue to evolve towards a more balanced system of protection for innovators and preservation of healthy competition.

    Gain a better understanding of what these issues mean for the IP market in US and how IP litigation strategies can help companies to protect their IP and manage IP threats.
















  • 05:05 PM – 05:50 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Becoming a Better IP professional and Legal Advisor: Soft Skills for Navigating a Contentious, Globalized Environment

    In this experiential session, learn how inner orientation and mindfulness practice supports:

    • • Conflict Management
    • • Influencing Skills for US and International Interactions
    • • Inspiring Teams

  • 05:05 PM – 05:50 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Developing Successful IP Strategies

    The US continues to struggle with patent trolls and litigation, the EU is introducing a Unified Patent Court and other regions are bolstering their patent laws. In light of this new global framework, companies need to rethink their IP management strategies to ensure adequate protection of technology, brand and commercial value.

06:20 PM Onwards

Cocktail Reception (By Invitation Only)