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MIP European Patent Forum 2018

11 September, Marriott Champ Elysees, Paris
13 September, Charles Hotel, Munich

Agenda - Paris

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8:30  Registration

9:00  Opening remarks by Patrick Wingrove, senior Europe reporter, Managing IP

9:15  Europe in flux: protecting your IP and innovation in a changing environment

•   UPC & UP: state of play and preparation
•   Practically implementing the EU Trade Secrets Directive
•   Draft bill to amend French Patent law
•   Assessing the pros and cons of litigating in key jurisdictions- what impact will Brexit have?
•   How to break the paradigm between long patenting cycle and fast moving competition

Marianne Schaffner, partner, Dentons (moderator)
Maximin Gourcy, intellectual property manager, DS Smith
Olivier Corticchiato, patent lead for nutrition, Nestlé

10:00  Equivalency in the European patent market

•   Patent infringement by equivalents in the European key jurisdictions: Germany, France and the UK
•   The UK Supreme Court’s decision Actavis v Eli Lilly
•   The impact on patent filing strategy
•   Infringement by equivalents and the UPC

Céline Bey, partner, Gowling WLG (moderator)
Pete Wilson, senior patent attorney, BT
Ailsa Carter, principal associate, Gowling WLG
Felix Wunderlin, senior associate, Gowling WLG

10:45  Coffee break and networking

11:05  Defining FRAND, SEPs and securing protection of your patents

•   Latest on Unwired v Huawei and application to your portfolio
•   EU Commission on SEP licensing: decoding the ambiguous recommendations
•   Tips to successfully pursue enforcement in the new landscape
•   Alternative dispute resolution

Caroline Casalonga, partner, Casalonga (moderator)
Olivier Thirard, deputy legal director, intellectual property, Orange
Clemens Hesuch, head of European IP litigation, Nokia
Francis Zapalowicz, partner, Casalonga

11:50  Top 10 mistakes commonly made when drafting and negotiating patent licensing agreements
•   Identifying and exposing the common mistakes with case examples
•   Language and techniques to avoid them
•   Drafting and negotiating future patent license agreements to avoid disputes

Russell Levine, partner, Kirkland & Ellis

12:20  Challenging permanent injunctions and obtaining compulsory licences: latest developments in Europe

•   Recent trends in permanent injunctions in Europe - is there a move towards the US eBay approach?
•   Grounds for challenging permanent injunctions: proportionality and public interest
•   Learning from the UK decision in Edwards v Boston Scientific
•   Approach to compulsory licences in Europe
•   Learning from the Merck decision in Germany 

Bolko Ehlgen, managing associate, Linklaters (moderator)
Lionel Thoumyre, EMEA director, public policy in IP , innovation and transport, Intel
Julia Schönbohm, partner, Linklaters
Yohan Liyanage, partner, Linklaters

13:05  Lunch and networking

13:55  The future of mobility

•   Connected and autonomous cars: AI, IoT and the implications for IP
•   The question of patent ownership and liability issues
•   Implications and challenges with the convergence of new sectors
•   New licensing models and price differentiation - does existing case law need adapting? 

Lionel O’Neill, account manager, Bureau Van Dijk (moderator)
Adrien Renoult, IP corporate counsel, Nokia
Colin Lamond, patents and IP consultant, Nissan Technical Europe
Christine Maury-Panis, EVP, general counsel and security, Viaccess-Orca

14:40  Analysing US IP trends and the impact on your European IP strategy

•   The rise of trade secret litigation
•   Recent developments at the PTAB
•   Changing role of IP in global M&A

Ed Kelly, partner, Ropes & Gray (moderator)
Radha Murphy, global chief intellectual property counsel, Imerys
Regina Penti, counsel, Ropes & Gray

15:25  Coffee break and networking

15:40  Latest developments and essential case updates in life sciences

•   Defining the limits of second medical use claims - are we moving closer to legal certainty?
•   Overcoming patentability and enforcement concerns
•   Supplementary Protection Certificates: what issues are now settled and which remain in flux?
•   Understanding the SPC manufacturing waiver

Ina Schreiber, partner, Cabinet Plasseraud (moderator)
Lawrence Cullen, deputy director, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals & organic chemistry, UK Intellectual Property Office
Denis Bourgarel
, partner, Cabinet Plasseraud

16:25  Protecting and developing your assets in a digital world

•   IP effectiveness in the digital world
•   Digitalisation and Industry 4.0: idea generation programmes and formats
•   Patenting of 4IR technology, particularly artificial intelligence
•   IP efficiency in the digital world

Stephan Wolke, CEO, Thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property
Yannis Skulikaris, director operations, European Patent Office

17:10  Close of conference

Association partner


Bureau Van Dijk


Dentons GowlingWLG Kirkland Ellis
Linklaters Ropes Gray_website

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