is being held at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London, and will
be followed by Managing IP’s annual Global Awards
Dinner at The Dorchester.
The Forum begins on March 18 with a keynote address by James
Pooley (right), deputy director general for innovation and
technology at WIPO.
Other speakers on the first morning include: Georg Heger of
Bayer Material Science; Bart van der Stockt of
Unilin; Kevin Fournier of IBM; and Sam Funnell of DeepMind
Dhiren Patel of Nokia Siemens Networks and Claudia
Tapi-Garcia of BlackBerry are taking part in a panel on
licensing standard essential patents in the tech sector, while
Ian Hiscock of Novartis will be on a panel on the UPC.
On March 19,
Nicky Weimar of Nedbank Group Economic Unit and Christopher
Kiige, chief patent examiner of ARIPO, will feature in a
discussion on how to navigate Africa’s diverse
business regions. Reda Bouchenak of Sanofi will address the
topic of compulsory licensing in the pharmaceutical and
med-tech sector and Tony Piotrowski of MPEG LA will present on
increased litigation in the USA.
The Forum sponsors are Valea (lead sponsor), Adams &
Adams, Allen & Overy, Anand and Anand, Dennemeyer,
Finnegan, Mehmet Gun & Partners, Hogan Lovells, IP Centrum,
Park IP Translations, Sisvel, Valipat and Wragge & Co.
Other supporters are: Afro-IP, Article One and IPKat.
Click here for registration
details. Note that in-house counsel can attend for free as
long as space permits, but you must register in advance.