InternationalUSRemember you can easily switch between MIP US and MIP International at any time

MIP International Patent Forum 2019

March 6 & 7, Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London


Download the brochure here



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


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






Gowling WLG

Gun + Partners

Kirkland & Ellis






  Dennemeyer Group








Association partner

  4IP Council



More from the Managing IP blog

null null null



July /August 2019

AI and IP: the view from above

Managing IP speaks to the directors of WIPO and the EUIPO to gauge their views on AI, asking how the technology can help the offices be more efficient and whether job losses are inevitable

Most read articles