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MIP IP Strategy Forum 2017

April 26, ETC County Hall, London





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8.15 Registration

8.50 Opening remarks by James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP

8.55 Keynote address by Valerio Nannini, head of strategies and performance, Nestlé

9.10 The rise and rise of the intangible asset: an overview of IP strategy

  • Integrating your innovation and IP strategy to support your business
  • The evolution of IP strategy and how best to engage the board
  • What next for IP strategy – the importance to investors, lenders and the financial markets?

Tim Smith, principal, Rouse (moderator)
Roger Martin, senior vice president, chief IP strategist, Qualcomm
Bobby Mukherjee
, chief counsel, intellectual property & technology law, BAE Systems
Brian Hinman
, chief intellectual property officer, Philips
Bruce Schelkopf, group senior vice president & chief intellectual property officer, ABB
Luke Minford, chief executive, Rouse

10.00 IP risk management: a team sport, not just for litigators

  • Identifying, mitigating and allocating IP risk
  • Understanding global trends, and the future of NPEs
  • Risk in the context of complex supply chains, and the role of insurance
David Kappos, partner, Cravath Swaine & Moore (moderator)
Philip David, head of IP, ARM
Sonia Cooper
, senior patent attorney, IP policy & strategy, Microsoft
Ian Lewis
, underwriter, Tokio Marine Kiln

10.50 Coffee break and networking

11.20 Making better decisions – IP meets Big Data

  • The impact of more data, greater transparency, developments in AI and machine learning
  • From R&D to corporate finance: how a better understanding of the competitive landscape helps
  • What the future holds: Biotech, Fintech or all tech?

Nigel Swycher, CEO, Aistemos (moderator)
Julian Nolan, CEO, Iprova
Steve Harris
, CTO, Aistemos
Frank Tietze
, lecturer in technology and innovation management, University of Cambridge

12.10 Effective strategies to monetise and commercialise your IP

  • Monetisation and commercialisation – the same, but different
  • Litigating, licensing and sale: are the roads converging or diverging?
  • Collaboration – using your IP to maximum advantage

Didier Patry, director general, CEO, France Brevets (moderator)
Filippo Torrigiani, vice president, IP sales & licensing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Kevin Fournier, lawyer, IBM
Bal Samra,
group commercial director, BBC

13.00 Lunch and networking

14.00 IP as an asset class - issues for valuation and taxation

  • Patent Box and other attractions for the tax tourist?
  • Reform of Transfer Pricing: the impact and importance of IP
  • Valuation of IP: art or science?

Graham Poole, senior director, economics & transfer pricing, Hogan Lovells (moderator)
Colin Lamond, patent and IP consultant, Nissan
Dominika Boehm, senior IP counsel, Siemens
Martin Brassell
, CEO, Inngot

14.50 A fresh approach to due diligence - getting to the heart of what matters

  • Calibrating the right approach across M&A
  • Building the right team to triangulate the technical, legal and business issues
  • New approaches to familiar problems: accessing more data at a lower cost
  • Identification and management of trade secrets

Shakeel Ahmad, partner, Keltie (moderator)
Jennifer Wuamett
, deputy general counsel, IP and litigation, NXP Semiconductors
Simone Ferrara,
director of IP & legal affairs, V-Nova
Minou Weerts, vice president, IP strategy & counselling, NXP Semiconductors

15.40 Coffee break and networking

16.00 Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things

  • IoT as a phenomenon not a thing
  • Debate: As more devices connect, will more companies collaborate?
  • The future for standards, SEPs and Frand more generally
Keith Mallinson, founder, WiseHarbor (moderator)
Bo Heiden, deputy director, centre for intellectual property, University of Gothenburg
Luc Savage
, VP strategy & dedicated support, connected objects & partnerships, Orange
Max Olofsson
, director, Avanci

16.50 The evolution of IP: what does the future hold?

  • How will the current legal environment stand the test of time
  • When will the financial markets use IP as an investment benchmark?
  • Examining the obstacles to using IP as security for bank lending
  • Growth of IP strategy in emerging markets – taking advantages of opportunities

Stephen Johnson, lecturer, Stanford University (moderator)
Calum Smyth, global head of intellectual property, Barclays
Scott Bell, managing director, Deutsche Bank
Philippe Lucet, general counsel, R&D and IP, Nestlé

17.40 Close of conference

17:45 Drinks reception hosted by Aistemos

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