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MIP International Patent Forum 2019

March 6 & 7, Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London


Speakers



Speakers at MIP International Patent Forum 2019 included:
 

 

Keynote speaker: Chris Skidmore MP

Chris Skidmore MP

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation

Jimmy Ahlberg

Jimmy Ahlberg

defensive IP strategist, IPR & licensing
Ericsson

As defensive intellectual property strategist Jimmy Ahlberg is primarily involved in Ericsson's various external R&D engagements as they relate to intellectual property; this includes standardisation, Open Source, and R&D collaborations with both the private and public sector, a further focus of his is IP and Open Source in M&A transactions and Open Source in Open Standards. With over 49,000 granted patents, Ericsson has emerged as one of the companies holding the strongest radio communication patent portfolios in the industry covering 2G, 3G, 4G and soon 5G cellular standards.

Ahlberg is an appreciated guest lecturer at Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg, and Chalmers University of Technology, where he provides the students with an industry insight into topics such as Innovation management, Open Source strategy and FRAND policy. 

Ahlberg holds a law degree and a master of laws from the University of Gothenburg as well as a Masters in intellectual capital management from the same university.


Pravin Anand

Pravin Anand

managing partner
Anand & Anand 

Pravin Anand, managing partner of the firm, completed his law studies in New Delhi in 1979 and since then has been practicing as an Intellectual Property Lawyer.

He has been a counsel in several landmark IP cases involving the first Anton Piller Order (HMV cases); the first Mareva Injunction Order (Philips case); the first Norwich Pharmacal Order (Hollywood Cigarettes case); Moral rights of Artists (Amarnath Sehgal case); Recognition for Pro- Bono work for rural innovators at the grass root level' (National Innovation Foundation Award - Govt. of India); First order under the Hague Convention (Astra Zeneca case) and several significant cases for pharma clients such as Novartis, Pfizer and Roche.


Ozge AtiIgan Karakulak

Ozge Atilgan Karakulak

partner
Gun + Partners 

Ozge Atigan Karakulak has been a partner since 2013 and chair of the firm's life sciences industry and competition practices and she is co-chair of intellectual property practice. She has been working for Gun + Partners since 2005. With the combination of Ozge's advisory and litigation expertise and in-depth knowledge of the life sciences industry, she advises clients across all phases of the business cycle of life science products, such as registration / authorization procedures, promotion practices, pricing and reimbursement regulations, distribution relationships and co-marketing deals, as well as on issues of merger control, vertical restraints and abusive conduct. Ozge has acted on behalf of originators in numerous complex patent infringement and validity actions in the pharmaceutical industry. She was involved in the first ever pharmaceutical data exclusivity actions in Turkey. In addition to corporate clients, Ozge serves as a counsel to the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) and the Association of Research-Based Medical Technologies Manufacturers (ARTED) in Turkey and advises on many regulatory policy papers and drafting regulations proposed to the Turkish governmental authorities.



Andy Bartlett 

Andy Bartlett

divisional director, patents
UK Intellectual Property Office



Balbinder Bisram

Balbinder Bisram

head of legal
Huawei

Bal Bisram is head of legal for Huawei Technologies R&D UK and is responsible for supporting Huawei R&D UK  research centres in Cambridge, Ipswich, London, Bristol and Edinburgh.

She has significant experience in negotiating and closing complex high profile multi party corporate and commercial arrangements in domestic and cross border collaboration projects with academia and industrial partners , UK and EU projects  on research and developments initiatives across a variety of technology fields, spanning from Artificial Intelligence, MB-IoT, Computing Technology, Optical Technology, Engineering Technology, emerging technology platforms.

With extensive experience in advising global companies and taking effective decisions on the acquisition and mergers activities including a variety of other business development and partnership arrangement, licensing and intellectual property  and cross-jurisdictional regulatory advice (including GDPR and information security), Bisram is an accomplished lawyer providing strategic thinking and integrated commercial advice in evolving business and regulatory environments.



Kristin Cooklin

Kristin Cooklin

global head of patents
Zentiva




Olivier Corticchiato

Olivie Corticchiato

senior patent attorney - head of nutrition
Nestle




Frank Cullen

Frank Cullen

vice president of US IP policy
US Chamber of Commerce

Frank Cullen Jr. is vice president of US intellectual property policy at the US Chamber of Commerce's Global Innovation Policy Center. Cullen directs the center's domestic programs in promoting and protecting IP rights in both the online and physical markets. He guides the efforts to advance IP enforcement and deter trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy.

Cullen began his career in Los Angeles, working as a consultant and later vice president for FCA Company, a full-service public affairs and government relations firm. In 1989, he was appointed public relations director for the city of Palm Springs, California, and conceived and implemented a promotional campaign featuring then-Mayor Sonny Bono.
Subsequently, he served as director of Bono for U.S. Senate '92, as well as provided consulting services to a wide array of clients in the Palm Springs region.

When Bono was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, he asked Cullen to join him to direct his communications shop, a position he held until Bono's untimely death in 1998. Then, he joined Rep. Mary Bono as her communications director. After one year, he was promoted to chief of staff, a position he held for 15 years.



Nicola Dagg

Nicola Dagg

Partner 
Kirkland & Ellis 

Nicola Dagg is a partner in the IP litigation team in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Dagg's practice spans four areas: (1) strategic life sciences patent and product lifecycle advice; (2) patent litigation; (3) co-ordinating global IP enforcement/defence cases; and (4) standard essential patent (SEP) and FRAND disputes. Nicola has tried over 20 cases.

Dagg has extensive experience in pharmaceutical and biologics patent litigation including blockbuster small molecule litigation against generic companies, biologics and biosimilar litigation, antibodies, immunotherapies, genetics, vaccines, diagnostics and gene therapies. Nicola also acts in market leading SEP essentiality, validity and global FRAND adjudication litigation in the tech sector. Having served as UK and European/global co-ordinating counsel for numerous strategic IP litigation cases and drawing on more than 24 years of legal, IP, life sciences and tech experience she helps clients solve their most pressing global challenges.



Cassandra Derham 

Cassandra Derham

senior IP attorney, head of technical IP
Amadeus Intellectual Property  

Cassandra Derham started her IP career and qualified as a European Patent Attorney (EPA) and Chartered Patent Attorney (CPA) in private practice in London, building on a Masters in Physics with Medical Physics from the University of Bristol. After nearly a decade in and around Gray’s Inn, she moved from private practice to industry, which has taken her from the South East of England (in high-tech) to the South East of France, where she works for Amadeus, a travel IT company. Cassandra is the head of Technical IP, which is the team responsible for creating Amadeus’s IP portfolio including classic registered rights such as patents and designs alongside more mysterious unregistered rights such as Open Source, trade secrets, know-how and defensive publications. When not protecting the IP rights around computer-implemented inventions, Cassandra enjoys the offerings of the French Riviera including hiking, cycling, skiing, building sandcastles with her children and martial arts.



Stephane Drouin

Stephane Drouin

chief IP counsel
UCB  




Nicholas Fox

Nicholas Fox

Partner 
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner  

Nicholas Fox practices intellectual property law with a focus on electronics, telecoms, and software patent litigation. In addition to being qualified as a solicitor, he is also qualified as a European and Chartered British patent attorney, with full rights of audience to appear in intellectual property proceedings at all levels in the English High Court. He is also qualified and admitted as an attorney in New York.



Ilya Goryachev

PP_Ilya Gorychev - Gorodissky

senior lawyer
Gorodissky

Ilya Goryachev graduated from Moscow State Linguistic University in 2012 as an international lawyer.

He focuses on providing legal support on intellectual property and general commercial matters, including unfair competition; domain disputes, licensing, assignments; franchising and other IP-related transactions; advertising and marketing regulations; IP issues in M&A transactions; IP due diligence; personal data protection and industry-related regulatory affairs, including advising life science companies. Assists with IP enforcement and anti-piracy, handles all kinds of IP infringement cases before the courts and administrative bodies.

Goryachev is an author of several articles on IP and commercial law matters, and he speaks English and French.



Gordon Harris

Gordon Harris

partner
Gowling WLG

Gordon Harris helps clients to enforce and protect their valuable intellectual property (IP) rights, and particularly patents and designs.

Gordon conducts litigation in all UK and European Courts for clients seeking to protect their IP, or those who have been accused of infringing other people's rights. He is known as a fighter who will explore every avenue to get the right result, including, going to the Supreme Court to change over 100 years of patent law in order to ensure the right outcome for a client. His long unbeaten run in the courts is testament to a blend of experience, strategy and a fighter's instinct. He knows when to stick and when to twist.

He has conducted ground-breaking cases on designs and brands in the Court of Justice of the European Union, and contested the validity of patents in the European Patent Office (EPO).

He has over 30 years' experience in IP and is involved in law reform and development through various committees and organisations. He is on the Committee of the Intellectual Property Lawyers' Association and has worked in that capacity to inform the government in respect of aspects of the proposed Unified Patents Court.



Matt Hervey


director
Gowling WLG

Matt Hervey is a patent litigator in Gowling WLG's award-winning international IP team. His multi-jurisdictional technology patent litigation experience includes SEP disputes involving communications (2G, 3G, LTE, DSL and others standards) and video compression, along with cases concerning software (algorithmic trading, consumer share trading platforms and 3D modelling), consumer electronics (inkjet printers), location sensing, traffic analysis and aircraft design.

Hervey also has extensive experience of Life Sciences and healthcare disputes, including monoclonal antibodies, biosimilars, toxins, medical devices and cosmetics. He managed the team that successfully defended three patents of the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research in the first 'biosimilar' patent litigation in the UK and ran one of the cases for Fujifim Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co., Ltd leading to the first granted "Arrow" (or "Fujifilm") declaration in the UK.

Hervey also has experience of high-value arbitration.

Hervey is a regular speaker on patents and technology in the US and around Europe. He has spoken this year on artificial intelligent, autonomous vehicles, disruptive technologies and the law, blockchain and cybersecurity.


Clemens Heusch


head of European litigation
Nokia

Clemens-August Heusch is head of European litigation at Nokia, responsible for litigation and arbitration throughout Europe, Near East and Africa, with a strong focus on multi-national IP litigation. Since 2008 Nokia has been involved in more than 200 patent cases worldwide.

Before joining Nokia, Heusch was an attorney-at-law at the international law firm Bird & Bird. He studied law at the Universities of Freiburg and Bonn, Germany; received an LLM degree from the University of Maastricht, Netherlands, and a doctorate 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 a registered lawyer at the Cologne Bar and is a certified IP lawyer. Fluent in German, English and French, he regularly presents and writes on a range of legal topics. 


Kevin Jakel

Kevin Jakel

Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property Law
University College London

Kevin Jakel is founder and CEO of Unified Patents.  Prior to founding Unified Patents, Jakel served as Intuit's head of ip litigation.  Jakel previously practiced as a patent litigator with Kaye Scholer and Howrey and advised clients on intellectual property strategy, litigation and patent prosecution.  Jakel began his career in IP as a patent examiner at the US Patent & Trademark Office.  Jakel has a JD from George Washington University Law School and a BS in mechanical engineering from UCLA.


Mohammed Karim

Mohammed Karim

senior legal counsel
TiVo  

Mohammed Karim is an experienced and commercially focussed technology, intellectual property, and privacy solicitor with a demonstrated history of providing high calibre multi-jurisdictional legal and business advice in deep and high technology industries.

He is skilled in intellectual property, technology law, privacy law, and dispute resolution, with a Post Graduate Diploma in IP Law and Practice from University of Oxford and MSci in Computer Science from UCL.


Dmitry Klimenko

Dmitry Klimenko

Russian and Eurasian patent attorney
Gorodissky & Partners 

Dmitry Klimenko holds diploma in biophysics from Lomonosov Moscow State University and PhD degree (biochemistry and molecular biology) from University of Leeds, got post-doctoral training at Yale University (USA). He previously worked for Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology of Russian Academy of Sciences. In Gorodissky & Partners he advises foreign and Russian companies and research institutes on patenting strategy issues in biotechnology, genetic engineering, molecular and cellular biology, cytology, microbiology, virology, immunology, biochemistry. Klimenko represents clients before the Russian PTO and commercial courts, Russian IP Court also, in objection cases against patent grant, court cases on infringement etc. Dmitry is a regular speaker at national and foreign IP conferences and seminars.


David Lambourne

David Lambourne

head of intellectual property
Morgan Advanced Materials

David Lambourne is head of intellectual property at Morgan Advanced Materials.  The role includes responsibility for Morgan's Global IP, including several business units and joint ventures within China.  Lambourne actively manages a portfolio of patents, trademarks and trade secrets and has recently focused upon developing closer relationships with external IP counsels in China and the US. 

Prior to joining Morgan in 2017, Lambourne was actively involved in developing a China IP policy for the transfer and joint development of technology at Australia's leading research institution, CSIRO.  Lambourne has also worked in-house at DSM (Netherlands) as well as working in private practice at first tier IP litigation and patent prosecution firms in Australia.

Lambourne has a PhD in Chemical Engineering, a Masters of Commercial Law (University of Melbourne) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Deakin University), as well as being qualified as an Australian Patent and Trademark Attorney; and a European Patent Attorney.


Francesco Macchetta

Francesco Macchetta

director of IP
Bracco 

Francesco Macchetta has more than 35 years of practice in IP matters in Europe and internationally in pharma/biotech. Macchetta is an IP strategic advisor and former director of IP at Bracco. He is a member of SACEPO (Standing Advisory Committee before the European Patent Office) and SACEPO Working Party Rules.

Macchetta is a qualified European patent attorney, Italian Consulente in Proprietà Industriale and passed the USPTO qualifying examination.


Simon Markstrom

Simon Markstrom

Partner, European patent attorney, business area manager
AWA

Simon Markstrom is a partner and European patent attorney passionate about identifying and capturing value in his clients' intellectual assets. He has extensive experience in a range of technology fields, in particular within the automotive and medical device industries.

Markstrom has previous experience as a business consultant creating growth strategies and conducting intellectual asset evaluation, management and market analyses as part of IP commercialisation strategies.

He has first-hand experience with US patent prosecution and litigation from his time as a visiting attorney at the New York office of a US law firm. Markstrom has passed the USPTO bar examination and regularly assists clients with their US patent prosecution needs.

Markstrom is the business area manager for the Jonkoping Office and is also a board member of AWA Holding.


David Muus

David Muus

patent license program manager
Sisvel

David Muus left Groningen University to work for KPN in the Hague and later for Sisvel in Turin and London. Intellectual Property has been a continuous central theme through his professional path. He studied Civil Law with an emphasis on IP, supplemented with several post graduates in IP law. David has also been educated in the technical side of communication, with a strong focus on mobile and IP-networks.

Before joining Sisvel in 2015, he acted as IP counsel and patent licensing specialist at the Dutch incumbent telecom operator KPN. At Sisvel, David started out from Turin and is now based in London, where he supported and managed the LTE Patent Pool until the end of 2017. Now David is responsible to make sure that the patent owners of the Mobile Communication Program (3G/4G LTE) and the implementers of 3G and 4G LTE technology find each other and resolve any infringement in a harmonious way through Sisvel's platform. The Mobile Communication program licenses the 3G and 4G LTE essential patents of 3G Licensing, Airbus DS, Koninklijke KPN, Orange, Mitsubishi Electric and Sisvel itself. 


Adam Pilcher

Adam Pilcher

IPR attorney
Vodafone

Adam Pilcher is an experienced in-house IP generalist and qualified patent attorney, He has experience working with (and providing advice on) patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, open source software and trade secrets. In his current role at Vodafone, Picher manages a tranche of the patent portfolio worldwide, driving prosecution and renewal decisions on hundreds of patents and applications. He has managed application and prosecution across Vodafone's entire trade mark portfolio in over 180 territories. Pilcher provides initial consultations with inventors internationally and supports product management to ensure IPR and OSS are handled appropriately in new products and technologies.

Prior to Vodafone, Pilcher worked at Metaswitch networks where he grew the patent portfolio to a final size of over 150 patent families captured from inventors across the company.

Pilcher has a MSci BA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.


Selin Sinem Erciyas

Selin Sinem Erciyas

partner
Gun + Partners 

Selin Sinem Erciyas joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2014. She specialises in life sciences and intellectual property with a special focus on patents and utility models.

Sinem Erciyas has been involved in a number of advisory and litigation matters in all fields of IP and has handled hundreds of contentious and non-contentious administrative oppositions and court actions involving intellectual property rights, particularly in relation with protection of patent rights. She regularly advises on patent infringement actions, declaration of non-infringement actions and nullity actions. She represents multinational pharmaceutical companies before the Ministry of Health on regulatory issues and examinations.

Sinem Erciyas is the spokesperson for some NGO's in Turkey and in Europe (EFPIA, Research Based Pharmaceutical Companies Association [AIFD], Foreign Investors Association, Turkey Industry and Businessman Association) and represents these NGO's before Turkish Parliament and Turkish Ministries. Delegation of the European Union to Turkey contacts with Selin every year before drafting the IP section of EU Progress Report of Turkey. By the invitation of the Ministry of Development, Sinem Erciyas contributes to the IP team of the Ministry in preparation of the Progress Report of Turkey. Selin also advises commercial counselors of Embassy of USA, British Embassy, and Embassy of Switzerland in relation with the IP Law and developments in Turkey.


Yannis Skulikaris



director operations
European Patent Office

Yannis Skulikaris works in the European Patent Office as Director Operations in the field of Information and Communications Technology. Yannis holds a Physics degree from the Aristoteles University in Thessaloniki and a Computer Science degree from the University of Hamburg. He has 40 years of professional experience in computer technology, including almost 30 years in patent protection in the computer field, in positions of increasing responsibility, leading to his present managerial post. Next to his main duties, he has been instrumental in devising and implementing the EPO's operational quality control system including ISO9001 certification. He is the vice-chair of the working group defining guidelines for the examination of computer-implemented inventions at the EPO. Having followed education in European Patent Law with the University of Strasbourg and two years of legal studies with the University of London, Yannis lectures as a guest lecturer for European Patent Law, in particular for patenting of computer-implemented inventions, at the Law School of the Maastricht University and the Washington University, St. Louis. He has presented the European practice in patenting computer-implemented inventions in various forums in Europe, the USA and Asia.


Chris Storm

Chris Storm

legal director, emerging technologies
Uber

Chris Storm is a legal director at Uber and currently leads the emerging technologies lead team and Uber's self-driving IP program. His team provides cross-functional legal support for Uber ATG (self-driving cars), Uber Elevate (aerial ridesharing), Uber AI Labs, and other Uber initiatives. Prior to his time at Uber, he served as an assistant general counsel at Bell Helicopter and as an associate at Baker Botts. He received his BS in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas, his JD from the University of Houston Law Centre, and his MS in Technology Commercialisation from The University of Texas.


Corinna Sundermann

Corinna Sundermann

senior vice president, intellectual property management
Fresenius Kabi Deutschland

Corinna Sundermann is heading the IP department of the Pharma Division at Fresenius Kabi. She joined Fresenius Kabi in 2008 as a manager and built the IP department from 1 to a 30 FTE since then. She has been a senior vice president since 2012. Sundermann's primary focus is on generics, branded products, clinical nutrition and since 2017 also biosimilars. Before joining Fresenius Kabi, she worked for an originator for 10 years;  and has been a registered European Patent Attorney since 2006. She holds a Dr. rer. nat. from the University of Jena and a diploma in chemistry from the University of Frankfurt.


Shohta Ueno

Shohta Ueno

associate director - dispute resolution
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Shohta Ueno represents Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in legal proceedings and manages its global disputes especially in relation to intellectual property matters in Europe and Asia.

Before joining Regeneron, Ueno worked at Allen & Overy and advised on matters with a high scientific and technological content often working with world leading experts. He advised Regeneron on asserting its patents relating to a novel platform for producing antibody therapies using transgenic mice. In that case, he had the opportunity to work with eminent scientists including a world leading immunologist from MIT and a Nobel prize winning molecular biologist. The English Court of Appeal decided in favour of Regeneron (Regeneron v Kymab [2018] EWCA Civ 671) by overturning the decision by the English High Court. In 2017, Ueno was recommended in Legal 500 for the category of pharmaceutical and biotechnology.

Ueno moved to Allen & Overy from a leading US law firm in 2014. During his time at the US law firm, he was on secondment to a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company based in Cambridge, advising the company on various IP matters. Prior to joining the legal sector, he worked for the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge and also obtained a PhD in Virology. During his time at Cambridge, Ueno supervised a number of medical students at Christ’s College at Cambridge. His other work experiences include working for GlaxoSmithKline and Prometic Biosciences and an internship at Japan Bioindustry Association.

Ueno is bilingual in English and Japanese and his team was the 2007 winner for the Biotechnology Yes competition, defeating 64 other teams in the UK.


Anand Varu

Anand Varu

director of operations and intellectual property
it luggage

Anand Varu heads the IP, legal and operations functions for it luggage Limited - a global company with revenues ~USD100M and around 200 employees.

He is an IP strategist and is experienced in dealing with global patent portfolios, conducting due diligence in M&A and pre-action litigation procedures, to name a few.  Varu also brings an in-depth knowledge of unique challenges faced by companies in the Far East where he has led the formation of sino-foreign joint ventures, set up representative offices, managed supplier dispute resolutions and tackled various anti-counterfeiting activities.

Varu joined the profession in 2007, where he qualified in private practice as a patent attorney (telecoms, software, electronics) before then moving in-house with Caterpillar UK Ltd where he managed international patent strategies and portfolios of several business units across Europe.  He thereafter joined it luggage as head of IP in early 2017 before rapidly being promoted to his present role.  Varu is also a visiting lecturer in IP Management as well as a patent examiner for the UK patent examinations.


Nick Webb

Nick Webb

managing director
Sisvel

Nick Webb is the managing director of the Sisvel Group's UK office located in central London.

He is also program manager for Sisvel's Wi-Fi Licensing Program and coordinates efforts with the licensing staff of the international offices of the Sisvel Group. Webb also manages program specific EU and US licensing, enforcement and litigation activities.
He also coordinates with the acting program manager of the LTE licensing program that is also managed through Sisvel UK.


Jules Williams

Jules Williams

managing patent attorney
IBM

Jules Williams is a European patent attorney with 30 years’ experience in IBM's intellectual property law department. During his career, he has held IP law positions in IBM's personal computer, micro-electronics, research, and corporate headquarters operations. He has extensive experience in negotiating patent licenses, patent assignments, technology licenses, and joint development agreements, together with developing patent licensing and sales initiatives. Williams holds a degree in electronic engineering from Warwick University and worked as a circuit designer prior to his career in IP law. He is an inventor listed on several patents in the IT field.


Stephan Wolke

Stephan Wolke

head of intellectual property and services
Thyssenkrupp

Dr. Stephan Wolke studied physics, philosophy and macroeconomics at Bonn university and graduated with a Doctorate in physics. He spent the first five years of his professional career at McKinsey & Company. After founding (and having sold) two own businesses Stephan served in several functions at Bayer AG as well as Danaher Corp. He joined ThyssenKrupp in 2011 and is on corporate level responsible for Intellectual Property & Services (Head of Corporate Intellectual Property at ThyssenKrupp) as a well as head of management board of ThyssenKrupp Intellectual Property GmbH. He is 48 and father of three sons.


Koenraad Wuyts

Koenraad Wuyts

chief intellectual property officer
KPN



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