10 Upcoming Intellectual Property Events from Around the World

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Over the next few months, a number of exciting events for Intellectual Property (IP) professionals are set to take place. Discussions will focus on various aspects of IP, and learning about the latest trends in technology and innovation.  Below are a few upcoming events that cover Intellectual Property Rights.


Event Description: Join the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) for the 2019 IP Champions Gala, a special evening recognizing America’s creators and innovators in their pursuit of the stars. Spanning fields from fashion to film, technology to medicine, and those beyond the stratosphere, they have captured our imaginations, enriched our lives, created jobs, and helped make our economy the most diverse and dynamic in the world.

Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062

Dates: October 29, 2019

2.  The 33rd MARQUES Annual Conference

Event Description: The 2019 MARQUES Annual Conference will be held in Dublin, located on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dublin’s historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and the imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191.

This year’s MARQUES Conference looks at the impact of these changes, and how brand owners and IP practitioners can navigate them.

 For a list of the key speakers or to learn more about the event, click here.

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Date: September 17-20, 2019

Some interesting sessions:

Topics covered in the panel sessions will include: megatrends, the impact of global developments on IP; trends in damages awards; evidence of disclosure; tax havens; and the latest developments at WIPO, EUIPO and the CJEU. There will also be workshops on China, comparative and sponsored advertising, split brands and cultural appropriation.

3.  IIPLA 4th Annual Meeting USA 2019

Event Description: The International Intellectual Property Law Association Inc., (IIPLA) provides a platform to bring together everyone who deals with IP and its challenges around the globe. IIPLA organizes offline and online international events which focus on IP education and cooperation among the members of the IP community.

Location: Sheraton Palo Alto, USA

Date: September 24 & 25, 2019

Agenda Highlights:

  • Artificial intelligence patent prosecution strategy
  • IP protection in the era of open source and multi-cloud
  • Trademark squatting : Protecting Trademark across borders
  • IP and Trade: How IP Shapes the Structure of Global Value Chains
  • Blockchain: A Game Changer for Patents
  • Patent strategies for high growth startups

4.  Global Legal & IP ConfEx and Law Tech Exhibition

Event Description: This event aims to bring together 200+ In-house Counsel, Law Firm Partners, Law Tech Professionals, Tech Vendors and Selected Service Providers.

Location: Hyderabad, India

Date: July 25, 2019

Topics on the agenda will cover Litigation, IP, Technology, Software. GDPR, Artificial Intelligence, E-discovery, Risk.Security, and Compliance.

Speakers will include Adita Chopra, Director and Legal Counsel Microsoft India; Ved Prakash, Asst Vice President and Legal Counsel ABB India; Richard Milchior, Partners Herald LLP France and many more.

Agenda Highlights:

  • The Future of IP: What Does Technology Enable IP Departments to Do
  • Legal Tech- The Pursuit of Legal Innovation and Excellence: Evolution or Revolution?
  • Redefining Legal Reality of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Practical Legal/IP Risk, Security & Compliance Management Strategies for the Busy In-House Counsels & Law Firm Partners.
  • Technological Solutions in IP Litigation for 2019.
  • Legal & Intellectual Property (IP) Rights in Today’s Digital Economy- Challenges & Protection.
  • IP, Trademark & Brand Protection – Getting The Deal Through
  • Trademark Infringement Trends

5.  Nigerian Bar Association Annual General Conference 2019

Event Description: With the theme “Facing the Future”, this event aims to bring together an estimated 11,000+ delegates comprised of lawyers, business leaders and a large youth population.

Location: Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria

Date: August 23 – 29, 2019

Agenda Highlights:

  • Technological Innovation & Disruption
  • Legal Practice and Education.
  • Diversity and Inclusion for Development.
  • Sectoral/Structural Transformation
  • Rule of Law & Future of Human Rights


Event Description: This event aims to bring together leading IP specialists from the U.S., Europe, China and Russia to exchange and share their experiences, ideas and establish business contacts

Location: Moscow, Russia

Date: October 17-18, 2019

Agenda Highlights:

  • IT Solutions Patenting, Protection and Defense; Russian and Foreign Practice.
  • Intellectual Property Issues in Advertising.
  • Intellectual Property in the Age of Digitalization and Digital Economy: Global Trends and Challenges.
  • The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Patent System.
  • New Practice of IP Rights Protection in the Internet.
  • Best Practices for Developing and Managing Your Company’s Intellectual Property.
  • Key Features of Product Design, Trademark and Nontraditional Trademark Protection.

7.  MIP IP Corporate Strategy Summit 2019

Event Description: This program will focus on practical issues for strategic IP decision makers rather than legislative developments or case law and concludes with a cocktail reception for an opportunity to network with Europe’s most senior group of IP and business professionals. This year’s panels will have a particular focus on the IP issues raised by Industry 4.0 and new business models.

Location: Four Seasons Park Lane, London

Date: September 12, 2019

Topics to be covered include: trade secrets, the impact of AI and Blockchain, strategic patent intelligence, financing IP investment and the role of trade marks in protecting innovation.

The audience will be made of 120 senior IP professionals, guaranteeing a high-level decision making delegation and the event will host post-panel round tables to enhance thought leadership and strategy discussion.

8.  2019 BIO Investor Forum

Event Description: The BIO Investor Forum is an international biotech investor conference focused on early and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. The event features plenary sessions, business roundtables and therapeutic workshops, company presentations, and BIO One-on-One Partnering™ meetings.

This year’s BIO Investor Forum will feature Fireside Chats with key industry innovators including Wende Hutton, General Partner at Canaan, and panel discussions that raise the level of conversation and debate about hot therapeutic areas and business trends affecting the industry.

Agenda Highlights:

  • What characterizes a successful biopharma-digital therapeutic alliance?
  • How are new CFIUS rules affecting your China investor fundraising options?
  • What types of diagnostics can build reimbursement strategies most easily?
  • What oncology targets seen most promising but not overstocked with programs?
  • Which new CNS treatment approaches are making the most clinical progress?
  • How can tax-advantaged “Opportunity Zones” accelerate fundraising?
  • What licensing ripples are formed by large biopharma’s M&A deal fever?
  • What new models are investors creating to accelerate translational research from universities into corporate drug development?
  • How should you adapt your board recruitment to ensure compliance with board diversity regulations?
  • What bottlenecks can be overcome to cut clinical trial costs in half?
  • What new alternative funding models are emerging to supplement venture capital?
  • How should you react if biotech investors are suffering IPO and M&A fatigue?
  • Which AI-based approaches are reliably accelerating drug development?
  • What evidence should gene therapy developers be gathering now to compelling demonstrate value to payers later?

Location: San Francisco, California,  USA

Date: October 22-23, 2019

9. Creative Hustle Alternative Career Pathways in the Fashion Industry

Event Description: Creative Hustle is a seminar style event that offers young people aged 18 – 35 the opportunity to gain awareness of the breadth of artistic and non-artistic livelihood opportunities available across creative sector value chains.

Topics on the agenda will cover Litigation, IP, Technology, Software. GDPR, Artificial Intelligence, E-discovery, Risk.Security, and Compliance.

Speakers will Barrister Olusola Mesele, Cynthia Oguntoye, Dr. Fati Ibrahima and Chy Azozie.

Location: Fraser Suites, by Grand Square, Central Business District, Abuja

Date: August 6, 2019

10.  Life Sciences Patent Network North America

Event Description: Brought to you by Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review, the 3rd Life Sciences Patent Network NORTH AMERICA is the second of the 2019 patent conference series, which presents an unrivaled gathering of in-house patent counsel from established and fledgling pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies coming together to listen to updates on patent prosecution and enforceability from global jurisdictions, meet in informal discussion groups, and source specialist IP attorneys who can assist them with their IP portfolio strategies over the coming year.

The conference provides delegates with an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the sector issues of critical current importance; listen to best-in-class case studies; keep abreast of the likely forward impact of key judgements and political jolts; and network with global patent peers.

Location: San Francisco

Date: October 16, 2019

Topics on the agenda will cover Litigation, IP, Technology, Software. GDPR, Artificial Intelligence, E-discovery, Risk.Security, and Compliance.

Speakers will include Mitchell Atherton, SH·IP Global IP Global Strategy Director; Eldora Ellison Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox Director, Biotech/Chemical and Litigation Practice Groups; Filko Prugo, Ropes & Gray Partner & Chair, Life Sciences IP Litigation, and many more.

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Ufuoma is a Senior Editor and Director of Regulatory Policy at NLIPW. She assists clients in the protection of copyrights, trademarks and patents. She counsels clients regarding validity and infringement matters and has experience acting against the infringement of IP and addressing counterfeit issues. She holds a Masters degree (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School, New York and a law degree from the University of Nigeria (LL.B. Honors). She is admitted to practice law in Nigeria and in the State of New York. Ufuoma cut her teeth in the intellectual property practice groups of some of the largest law firms in Nigeria and has years of experience working with major non-profit organizations in New York. Email: uakpotaire@nlipw.com