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MIP European Patent Reform Forum 2017 - Munich Speakers

September 5, The Charles Hotel, Munich
September 7, Paris Marriott Champs Elysees, Paris




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Speakers for MIP European Patent Reform Forum 2017 in Munich included:


Raimund Lutz

Raimund Lutz
VP legal and international affairs
European Patent Office

Following completion of his law degree, Raimund Lutz worked for three years as a Judge and public prosecutor in Munich before working at the Federal Ministry of Justice, Bonn, in the division for commercial and economic law. In 1989, he joined the German Patent Office as the Head of the Berlin division, and from 1997 he was, in addition, the director of the trade mark division at the Office in Munich.

From 2000-2005 Lutz was Deputy director general for commercial, economic and intellectual property law at the Federal Ministry of Justice in Berlin. In 2006, he was appointed President of the Federal Patent Court in Munich where he worked until joining the European Patent Office as Vice-President and Director General of the Directorate General "Legal and International Affairs" in 2011.



Matthias Schneider

Matthias Schneider
senior licensing manager
Audi

Matthias Schneider is the lead negotiator for standard-essential patent licensing activities at AUDI AG. He was vice president for IPR at Siemens Communication Devices and BenQ Mobile and global head of defensive licensing at Nokia Corp. He has played an important role in the development of the Siemens 2G and 3G SEP licensing program and was the lead negotiator of numerous (offensive and defensive) high-value licensing deals for various companies. He has been advisor of major telecom manufacturing companies and patent licensing entities.

Schneider holds a master and a doctorate degree in computer science and teaches courses on user interface design topics at the Technical University of Munich.



Matthias Schneider

Huw Edwards
senior licensing manager
Audi

Huw Edwards is a Senior IPR Litigation Counsel at Nokia in Munich where he is responsible for managing patent litigation for Nokia Networks across the world.

Huw is a lawyer admitted in England & Wales and in New South Wales who has specialized in patent litigation for the last 13 years. Before joining Nokia, Huw was a patent litigation counsel at Sandoz, where he managed patent litigation activities in the pharmaceutical sector across a number of jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Western Europe regions and developed and implemented global patent litigation strategies. Before moving to Germany in 2011, Huw worked for Freehills and Mallesons in Australia and for Bird & Bird in London, working on cases involving electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

Huw studied Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Bristol where he received a Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degree in 1998.



Clemens Heusch

Clemens Heusch
head of European litigation
Nokia

Clemens-August Heusch is head of European litigation at Nokia where he is responsible for litigation and arbitration throughout Europe with a strong focus on German and UK IP litigation. Before joining Nokia, Heusch worked for more than four years (2004-2008) as attorney at-law at the international law firm Bird & Bird.

Heusch studied law at the Universities of Freiburg and Bonn, Germany. He received a degree from the University of Maastricht, Netherlands and a doctorate degree from the University of Cologne, Germany. During his traineeship, he worked inter alia in the competition law team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Cologne and Brussels, Belgium.
 
Heusch is registered lawyer at the Cologne Bar and holds the title of a certified IP lawyer. He regularly gives legal presentations and publishes legal articles. He is fluent in German, English and French.



Caroline Casalonga

Caroline Casalonga
managing partner
Casalonga

Caroline Casalonga, managing partner of Casalonga and based in the Paris office, is a French lawyer, specialised in IP litigation with extensive experience in litigation before the French IP courts. She represents technology companies in patent litigation as well as IP litigation in general.

The Paris office of the Casalonga group, a European IP firm, with more than 100 professionals and offices in Munich, Paris, Grenoble, Toulouse and Alicante, focuses on French and European IP litigation and prosecution and on the future EP litigation before the Paris Central Division of the European Patent Court (EPC) and the Paris local division.Ms. Casalonga has been a member of the Paris bar since 1995.

She received her LLM from Cornell University (1996) and subsequently worked with Pennie & Edmonds in NYC.  This experience has enabled her to better understand the needs of US and other international clients.  Ms. Casalonga is an active member of the EPLAW (European patent lawyer association), INTA, AIPPI, LES, ECTA, CAPIP (Coalition Against Piracy Intellectual Property).



Marianne Schaffner

Marianne Schaffner
partner
Dechert

Marianne Schaffner is the national head of the intellectual property group of Dechert in Paris as well as the national co-head of the life sciences group of Dechert Paris. Schaffner has extensive experience in strategic domestic, pan-European and international patent and trade secrets disputes for a diverse array of companies, in particular in the life sciences, electronics and telecoms sectors. 

As lead counsel, she often coordinates cross-border patent disputes in Europe and in the United States. She has a very good knowledge of the US litigation system (discovery and estoppels notably) and such expertise is a pre-requisite for each client litigating in Europe and in the US.

She is also very familiar with the UK and German litigation systems, as she worked in the UK and Germany as well as with the Belgian system as she appears, as co-counsel, before the Belgian Courts. Schaffner also advises clients on intellectual property agreements, patent portfolio, patent validity and freedom to operate issues.

Schaffner is co-chair of the Life Sciences Patents Committee of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), board member of the French Trademark and Design Association (APRAM), member of the Public Resources Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES). She is also a lecturer in the Advanced Post Master, Research and Valorisation of IP program at the University of Poitiers. She is fluent in French, English and German and understands Dutch.
 



Ulrich Blumenroeder

Ulrich Blumenroeder
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Ulrich Blumenröder practices unfair competition law, design patent law, utility model and patent law, licensing and copyright law. Blumenröder focuses, however, on patent litigation in all German courts, especially the courts in Düsseldorf, Mannheim and Munich. Blumenröder has extensive experience in cross-border litigation, organising and conducting multi-national litigation and Arbitration. The clients range from mid seized German entities to large Korean, Chinese, US and Japanese companies. Blumenröder lectures on patent litigation at various commercial institutions and international conferences in Europe, Asia and the US. Since 2013 Blumenröder speaks on the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court. There are many papers Blumenröder has published on the topic.
 


David Barron

David Barron
partner
Gowling WLG

David has more than twenty years’ experience of patent litigation including conducting and co-coordinating litigation in multiple jurisdictions.

As head of the IP team's High-Tech group, he has particular experience of patent litigation in the telecoms, electronics and software fields as well as in a wide range of other technical areas. David has experience of patent litigation at the very highest level, having led the Wragge Lawrence Graham team at time in the two largest patent cases ever heard in the UK, involving 31 and 35 patents respectively. He is particularly well-known for his expertise in the relationship between patents and technical standards.

David has been named as one of the World’s Leading Patent Practitioners "the IP risk management expert does fine work on cross-border spats" (IAM 2014) and as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property..



Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson
partner
Powell Gilbert

Alex Wilson is a partner and founder member of Powell Gilbert LLP, a London based specialist intellectual property law firm.

Wilson is most active in the resolution of intellectual property and technology contract disputes. Wilson has an international practice acting mainly in matters of a multijurisdictional character. He regularly advises clients on Europe-wide patent enforcement and defensive strategies and coordinates the implementation of those strategies.

Wilson has handled a number of pan-European cases in standardised technologies. In addition, his background in the life sciences has put him in a good position to handle matters in the medical devices, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. His fluency in French and German allowed him to spend periods working in leading law firms in Paris and Dusseldorf. He has also practiced as a solicitor in Australia and as an examiner at the European Patent Office for a number of years. He is a member of AIPPI, EPLAW, GRUR and VPP.



Peter Damerell

Peter Damerell
partner
Powell Gilbert

Peter Damerell is a partner of Powell Gilbert LLP, a London based specialist intellectual property law firm.

Damerell advises on a wide range of contentious IP matters, including patent, trade mark, design right and copyright disputes.  He has extensive experience in handling complex and high value patent litigation before the UK courts. His cases are commonly international in nature, and he often works with legal advisers from across Europe, North America and Japan, contributing to and often co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional patent litigation strategies.

Damerell has worked on complex disputes across a diverse range of technologies, including pharmaceutical products and formulations, biotechnology, medical devices, telecommunications and engineering.  With his background in life sciences, he has particular experience in providing freedom-to-operate advice to pharmaceutical companies in relation to patent matters and advising on SPC filing strategies, notably where such applications are contested.  He is also experienced in advising telecommunications companies in relation to patent and FRAND issues, having been involved in a number of the leading UK cases in this sector. 



 

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