Event description

The IIPLA 3rd Dubai IP Congress 2017 is a leading event in the Gulf region dedicated to bringing together a diverse set of audiences from all over the world including IP experts, owners and investors to discuss and find solutions for key issues and operational challenges faced by corporations and IP professionals today.

The Congress will provide valuable insights on all stages of the Intellectual Property Lifecycle including IP Development, IP Management, IP Protection, IP Enforcement and IP Monetization so that you can maximize benefits from your intellectual property portfolio. The Congress aims to provide an IP networking platform to accelerate collaboration of all Stakeholders in Intellectual Property Industry.

The IIPLA 2nd Dubai IP Congress 2016 was specially addressed by HE Dr. Tala Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman, Abu Ghazaleh Intellectual Property and Michael Healy – Executive Director, International Relations at Copyright Clearance Center (USA). IIPLA Dubai IP Congress is an established annual meeting in the Gulf region, for IP Experts, Policy Makers, Board-level IP managers, IP Regulators, IP Litigators, Investors and IP Advisers, designed to be delivered in panel discussions to discuss best practices in IP industry and IP management strategies.


Tarek Nakkach

  • Region Legal Counse l- Middle East and North Africa at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (UAE)

Subhadip Sarkar

  • Senior Director– Intellectual Property at Cognizant Technology Solutions (India) Cognizant Technology Solutions (India)

Steven L. Permut

  • Shareholder - Reising Ethington P.C. (USA) Reising Ethington P.C. (USA)
  • Mr. Permut is a founding shareholder at Reising Ethington P.C. (USA). Mr. Permut’s expertise includes patent prosecution for a wide range of mechanical, electronic, medical, optical, and computer related technologies. His present practice includes prosecution and counseling for large German and U.S. manufacturing concerns as well as successful startups. He also manages an international trademark portfolio for his clients.

Linda Nemeh

  • Senior Corporate Counsel – Avaya Nederland B.V. (UAE) Avaya Nederland B.V. (UAE)

Karim Elhelaly

  • Senior Legal Counsel - Oracle Systems Limited (UAE) Oracle Systems Limited (UAE)

Jon Parker

  • Partner at Gowling WLG (UAE) Gowling WLG (UAE)

Irfan A. Lateef

  • Partner - Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear (USA) Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear (USA)