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MIP IP Corporate Strategy Summit 2019

September 12, Four Seasons Park Lane, London


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James Nurton, Managing IP

9.00 Keynote address: What's all the fuss about IP?

Frank Dangeard, chairman, NatWest Markets; director, RBS Group, Symantec, Arqiva

9.30 Industry 4.0: Impact on IP strategies

  • What does industrial automation mean for IP strategy?
  • New techniques for managing innovation
  • How different companies are tackling these challenges
  • Opportunities in new and emerging markets
  • What lessons can be learned?

Marianne Schaffner, partner, Reed Smith (moderator)
Ken Seddon, CEO, LOT Network
Rob Calico , vice president, IP & litigation, ARM
Micky Minhas,
VP, associate general counsel, patents, Microsoft

10.10  - 10.20 Discussions on tables

10.20 Industry case studies

  • What new business models are emerging in particular industries?
  • Challenges posed by new strategies
  • Impact on competition and licensing models
  • Latest developments in SEP and FRAND licensing

Marianne Schaffner, partner, Reed Smith (moderator)
Daniel Papst, managing director, Papst Licensing
Martin Yagi,
IP manager, First Light Fusion
Stephan Wolke,
Head of IP & Services, Thyssenkrupp


11.30 One strategy, many IP rights

  • How to use a spectrum of IP rights to maximise protection
  • Different rights for different purposes
  • The growing importance of trade secrets
  • Is overlapping rights a problem?

Christian Gordon-Pullar, managing director, head of intellectual property solutions, EMEA, Aon (moderator)
Cassandra Derham , senior manager IP, Amadeus
Claudia Pappas, head of trademark department, ThyssenKrupp
Maaike van Velzen
,head of IP portfolio management, Philips

12.10 - 12.20 Discussions on tables

12.20 Fresh interest in strategic patent intelligence

  • AI as a way of increasing access to unique insight 
  • How FMCG uses patents to predict the future
  • Using data as a source of competitive intelligence in semicon
  • What does the future hold for banks and investors?

Nigel Swycher, CEO, Cipher
Gavin Carter,
CEO, TechInsights
Liz Westcott,
president, global research, Mintel
Steve Halliday,
former CEO of Wood Mackenzie and group president, Verisk Analytics


14.10 When money meets IP

  • What funding is available for IP strategies?
  • How can it be obtained?
  • How investors track and measure success
  • Public and private funding sources compared
  • Insights from different countries

James Nurton, Managing IP (moderator)
Jeremy Holmes, head of IP, IP Group
Phil Hartstein,
president and CEO, Finjan Holdings
Michael Gulliford,
managing principal, Soryn Group
Pippa Hall,
director of innovation and chief economist, UK Intellectual Property Office

14.50-15.00 Discussions on tables

15.00 How exponential technologies will transform patents and IP management

  • What are exponential technologies, how do they work and why are they important?
  • Governments, NGOs and other regulatory related actors
  • Big business
  • Financial markets
  • What's next?

Erich Spangenberg , managing director and founder, IPwe (moderator)
Kevin Fournier, IP lawyer, IBM
Birgit Clark,
lead knowledge lawyer, Baker McKenzie

15.50 Keynote: Diversity and IP practice
Anna Holmberg,
manager, The Vera Project, Center for Intellectual Property


16.20 New opportunities for brand strategy

  • How can trade marks protect innovation?
  • New strategies for commercialising brands
  • Resurrecting a retired brand
  • Using brands to engage with stakeholders

Suzannah Bailey, senior legal counsel, Pernod Ricard (moderator)
Nigel King, senior legal counsel, IP & brand, Standard Chartered Bank
Meena Sayal,
former global brand protection director, Unilever
James Graham
, vice president and chief IP counsel, Johnson Controls

16.50 - 17.00 Discussions on tables

17.00 New questions arising from data and risk management

  • With more data being created than ever, who owns it?
  • Who is responsible for data as an asset
  • Managing a major new source of risk
  • Case studies from automotive, pharma and other fields

James Nurton, Managing IP (moderator)
Gareth Jones, vice president, IP, BenevolentAI
Andrew Hilton,
former IP counsel (UK), Ford Global Technologies
Anna Holmberg,
manager, The Vera Project, Center for Intellectual Property
Brian Cochrane
, executive vice president and global leader, Aon


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LOT Network

Papst Licensing

Reed Smith


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