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MIP International Patent Forum 2019

March 6 & 7, Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London


Agenda


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2019 AGENDA - DAY ONE 


 

8:45 Registration

9:15 Opening remarks by Ed Conlon, managing editor, Managing IP; Welcome from the chair, Gordon Harris, partner, Gowling WLG

9:30 Keynote speech: UK Minister of State, Chris Skidmore, MP

9:45 Considering your priorities in light of key European patent challenges

  • Debating the role of the UK post-Brexit & consequences for new and existing patents
  • Managing fragmented European litigation
  • Regulation of parallel imports and the ramifications on your portfolio
  • The Unified Patent Court: vision or reality?

Yelena Morozova , associate, Finnegan Europe LLP ( moderator )
Francesco Macchetta , director of IP, Bracco
Stéphane Drouin , chief IP counsel, UCB
Clemens Heusch , head of European IP litigation, Nokia
Nicholas Fox , partner, Finnegan Europe LLP

10:35 – 10:50 Discussions on tables

10:50 Coffee break and networking

11:20 Navigating SEP licensing and FRAND in the new landscape

  • Tracking the impact of issues globally and coordinating enforcement
  • Understanding the EU Commission proposals
  • Preliminary injunctions in conjunction with SEPs
  • Resolutions for SEP litigation concerns
  • What new challenges will arise with SEP licensing in 5G?

Nicholas Webb , managing director, Sisvel UK ( moderator )
David Muus , patent license program manager, Sisvel
Koenraad Wuyts , chief intellectual property officer, KPN
Sir Robin Jacob , Hugh Laddie professor of intellectual property law, University College London

12:10 Developments in emerging technologies & standards: AI, IoT and machine learning

  • How does AI integrate into the legal framework?
  • IoT, IP and the convergence of new sectors
  • Concerns regarding technology licensing, contracts and new standards
  • The future of SEP in IoT

Matt Hervey , director, Gowling WLG ( moderator )
Balbinder Bisram , head of legal for Huawei technologies R&D, Huawei
Chris Storm , legal director, emerging technologies, Uber
Jimmy Ahlberg , defensive IP strategist, IPR & licensing, Ericsson

12:55 – 13:10 Discussions on tables

13:10 Lunch and networking

14:10 Protecting your IP in India

  • National IPR policy and lessons learned from India’s first FRAND case
  • Coordination of enforcement
  • Advantages - Reduction in patent backlog

Pravin Anand , managing partner, Anand & Anand

14:40 Patent litigation strategies in advance of the launch of new biologic medicine

  • Clearing a path potentially blocked by a third party patent in time for launch
  • Would the third party realistically obtain a preliminary injunction or final injunction?
  • What to do (if anything) about pending third party applications?
  • Analysing the tactics the third party may play out

Nicola Dagg , partner, Kirkland & Ellis ( moderator )
Kristin Cooklin , global head of patents, Zentiva
Shohta Ueno , associate director – dispute resolution, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

15:30 Coffee break and networking

16:00 Enforceability of second medical use claims

  • Key learnings from Warner Lambert v Generics
  • Developing strategies for enforcement
  • Clarifying the concept of plausibility & what it means in the wider context of patent law
  • How generics can avoid patent infringement

Ilya Goryachev , senior lawyer, Gorodissky ( moderator )
Corinna Sundermann , senior vice president, IP management, Fresenius Kabi
Dmitry Klimenko , Russian and Eurasian patent attorney, Gorodissky

16:40 Chair’s closing comments

16:50 Drinks reception

2019 AGENDA - DAY TWO

8.45 Registration

9:10 Opening remarks by Ed Conlon, managing editor, Managing IP

9:20 Formulating an international IP strategy

  • Building an effective IP department
  • Releasing the value of innovation, mitigating risk and managing your budget
  • Patent portfolio management whilst facilitating digital transformation
  • Pruning and expanding your patent portfolio to align with business strategy

Simon Markström , partner, European patent attorney, business area manager, AWA ( moderator )
Anand Varu , IP director, IT Luggage
Stephan Wolke , CEO, Thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property
Adam Pilcher
, IPR attorney, Vodafone
Henrik Olsson , partner, AWA Strategy

10:10 Fireside chat: Foreign language filings and your portfolio

  • The financial burden of translation within a foreign filing budget
  • Unbundling of translation and filing from more traditional outside counsel responsibilities
  • The use of artificial intelligence with regards to translation of patent applications

Max Weisman , regional director, TransPerfect Legal Solutions

10:40 Coffee break and networking

11:10 Devising a clear strategy for protecting your innovation in China

  • Assessing your options in light of China’s amended patent law
  • Enforcing your IPR in China: overcoming concerns and releasing opportunities
  • Tips to structuring a successful licensing agreement

Stephan Wolke , CEO, Thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property ( moderator )
Andy Bartlett , divisional director, patents, UK Intellectual Property Office
David Lambourne , head of intellectual property, Morgan Advanced Materials

11:40 Core principles in effectively managing your trade secrets

  • Tips to implementing a trade secret knowhow strategy
  • Protecting the knowledge created in your company from leaving/being shared
  • What needs to be included in an employee agreement
  • What measures can a company implement to regulate the streams of information and control?
  • Choosing between protection through trade secrets or patenting

Clemens Heusch , head of European IP litigation, Nokia ( moderator )
Olivier Corticchiato , senior patent attorney, Nestlé
Mohammed Karim , senior legal counsel, TiVo
Jules Williams , managing patent attorney, IBM

12:30 Spotlight on Turkey – a case study

  • Latest IP developments
  • Patent use and compulsory licenses
  • Enforcement of Patent Rights in government’s alternative supply methods

Özge Atilgan Karakulak , partner, Gün + Partners
Selin Sinem Erciyas , partner, Gün + Partners

13:00 Lunch and networking

14:00 The global patent eligibility conundrum

  • Subject matter eligibility post-Myriad, Mayo and Alice
  • EPO updated guidelines for computer-implemented inventions & AI inventions
  • Debating the varying methods of software protection
  • Are patents the best option for software protection – what are the alternatives?
  • Strategies to remain competitive against China’s growth in IP ownership

Calum Smyth , global head of intellectual property, Barclays ( moderator )
Cassandra Derham , senior IP attorney, head of technical IP, Amadeus Intellectual Property
Yannis Skulikaris , director, European Patent Office

14:40 Latest updates from the advancing United States patent landscape

  • Exploring the future of the US patent system
  • Understanding the IPR landscape post-SAS
  • Approaches for optimising success in the developing US patent environment
  • US Supreme Court decisions and emerging litigation trends

Patrick Wingrove , senior reporter, Managing IP ( moderator )
Frank Cullen , vice president US IP policy, US Chamber of Commerce
Kevin Jakel , founder and CEO, Unified Patents

15:20 Coffee break

15:50 Close of conference



MIP EMEA Awards to take place in the evening

 

Sponsors

   

AWA

Finnegan

Gowling WLG

Gun + Partners

Kirkland & Ellis

Sisvel  

Valea

 

 



Exhibitors

  Dennemeyer Group

Minesoft

Pavis

Questel

 

 

 


 

Association partner

  4IP Council

  AIPPI

 

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