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Shaastra & Anand & Anand’s LawTech Conference 2019 [4th Jan; IIT Madras]

Shaastra, IIT Madras’s annual technical festival will hold the LawTech Conference 2019.

Date:  4th January 2019

Venue: Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

Growing out of the increasing intersection between law and technology, the LawTech Conference seeks to serve as a platform to enlighten those interested in the emerging field. With a wide array of events such as workshops, panels, lectures and more, the conference will cover the use of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and law-bots for assisting lawyers and to also help entrepreneurs and inventors with laws on intellectual property and patents.

The presenting sponsor for the LawTech Conference is Anand & Anand, the foremost intellectual property firm in India.

The Conference is open to:

  • Lawyers and law students
  • Innovators and startups in law tech
  • Engineers and inventors interested in patenting


  • 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Introductory Lecture
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Lecture on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Smart Contracts:
  1. What is Blockchain and distributed ledger system?
  2. How can it help lawyers and clients?
  3. Do smart contracts have questionable legal status?
  • 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM: Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence & Governance:
  1. What are the laws governing machines and AI?
  2. Who is liable for crimes committed by AI & bots?
  3. Standards for IoT.
  • 1:00 PM – 02:00 PM: Networking Lunch
  • 02:15 PM – 03:15 PM Lecture on the future of Legal-Tech:
  • What are the current technologies which are enhancing law?
  1. Rise of Lawbots.
  2. What does the future hold?
  3. 03:30 PM – 05:30 PM: Hands-on online Patenting
  4. Demonstration of online platforms where engineers and inventors can freelance as a Patent Agent followed by live exercises for the participants.

Queries can be addressed to, or Hardhik B Jhurani [+9179890 61349], or Charishma Takkallapalli [+9198408 91737].

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