Platinum sponsor

Thomson Reuters

Gold sponsors

Ovidian GroupPerkins CoieKenyon & Kenyon LLPUBM TechInsightsEdwards WildmanChipworks CPA GlobalPhilips IP&S

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Red Chalk GroupPapst Licensing GmbH & Co KGIntellectual VenturesMarqeraAcacia Research CorporationArticle One PartnersTranspacific IP


Day 1 - Sunday 24th June
18:00 - 20:00 Welcome drinks at Hotel Cascais Miragem, Pool Terrace
Day 2 – Monday 25th June
07:30 - 08:45 Breakfast
08:45 - 12:30 Plenary sessions
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome - Paula Teixeira da Cruz, Portuguese Minister of Justice
09:00 - 10:30 The tipping point

These are interesting times in the IP world. Major legal reforms, high-profile litigation and multi-billion dollar transactions mean that intellectual property has never been more prominent. So, what happens next?

  • Patent reform in the United States and Europe
  • Auctions, deals and court cases
  • The view from the trademark and copyright worlds


Bruce Berman, Chief Executive Officer, Brody Berman Associates Inc


Benôît Battistelli, President, European Patent Office
David Brown, President, IP Solutions, Thomson Reuters
António Campinos, President, Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market
Thomas J Filarski, President, Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada) Inc
David Kappos, Director, US Patent & Trademark Office, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
John Veschi, Chief Executive Officer, Rockstar Consortium Inc

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Outside looking in

Intellectual property does not exist in a vacuum. A variety of stakeholders have a significant interest in understanding how the value of this crucial corporate asset can be maximised.

  • The C-suite perspective
  • The investor perspective
  • The SME perspective


Severin de Wit, Founder, IPEG consultancy


Ross Morgan, Commercial Manager, Compact GTL
Antonio Nogueira Leite, Executive Vice President, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, SA
Michael Rapp, Chairman, Committed Capital Acquisition Group
Patrick Terroir, Managing Director, CDC Intellectual Property
Ben Wolff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pendrell Corporation

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:05 - 17:40 Breakout sessions
14:05 - 15:35 Breakout 1

Sala I:
Investing in IP

There are now more ways than ever in which investors can choose to get involved in IP-based businesses of all kinds.

  • Patent monetisation models
  • Publicly listed IP businesses
  • Private equity perspectives


Mike McLean, Senior Vice President, IP Rights and Professional Services, UBM TechInsights


Michael Cannata, Managing Director, Patent Monetization Inc
Vinod Kumar, Vice President, Business Development, Mosaid Technologies Inc
Vincent Pluvinage, Managing Partner, Invention Capital Partners

Sala II:
Europe's changing market

An EU patent and court are all set to be agreed, which means that major change is in the air in Europe. With this come both opportunities and dangers.

  • The new transnational EU patent system
  • Implications for IP owners
  • The prospects for non-practising entities


Donal O'Connell, Managing Director, Chawton Innovations Services


Peter Berg, Vice President, Legal for Development & Service Operations, Tetrapak
Haydn Evans, Vice President, IP Outsourcing, CPA Global
Raymond Hegarty, Managing Director, International Licensing, Intellectual Ventures

Sala XII:
Inside Brazil

With a fast-growing economy and rising affluence, Brazil is becoming an increasingly appealing market for IP owners from across the world.

  • Understanding Brazil’s IP market
  • Brazilian industry’s point of view
  • The experiences of overseas IP owners


Diana Jungmann, IP Programme Coordinator, National Confederation of Industry – Brazil


Thaddeus Burns, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property and Trade, GE
Wander Stange Menchik, IP Manager, Embraer
Cláudia Villa Diniz, General Manager of Technology and Intellectual Property, Vale SA

15:35 - 16:05 Coffee break
16:10 - 17:40 Breakout 2

Sala I:
The new US patent landscape

The US IP ecosystem is evolving. Legislative reform and key judicial decisions have had a significant impact on patent licensing and other forms of value creation. New strategies and tactics are required to generate optimum returns, protect market share and shut out the competition.

  • How life has changed for non-practising entities
  • Life after patent reform
  • New strategies for operating companies


Terry Ludlow, Founder, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Chipworks


Kurt Brasch, Director of IP Strategy, Motorola Mobile Devices
Richard Chernicoff, President, Tessera Intellectual Properties Corporation
Dennis Crouch, Editor, Patently-O and Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law
Michael Lennon, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

Sala II:
Understanding the Chinese market

Chinese companies are beginning to embrace the power of IP value and the country’s government sees it as a pivotal driver of sustainable growth. As a result, a new IP superpower is emerging.

  • Chinese company perspectives
  • International company perspectives
  • Growing sophistication


Victoria Wang, Founder, Victoria Wang Consulting


Wutang Liu, General Manager, Liancheng Assets Appraisal Company
Jimmy Zhong, Vice President and Head of IP & Standards, China, Philips
Steven Zhou, IP Manager, China, ZTE Corporation

Sala XII:
Monetisation models in biotech and pharma

While most discussions around IP monetisation focus on the high-tech sectors, there could be significant opportunities in the life sciences industries too.

  • Litigating and monetising life sciences patents
  • Creating a life sciences patent exchange
  • International perspectives


Sherry M Knowles, Principal, Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies


Adrian Dawkes, Head of Business Development, Pharma Ventures
William Geary, Vice President, Business Development, MPEG LA, LLC
John Pryor, Managing Director Europe, ICAP Patent Brokerage
Peter Villax, Vice President, Pharma Business Unit, Hovione

Evening IP Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Casino Estoril
Day 3 – Tuesday 26th June
07:45 - 08:45 Breakfast
08:45 - 12:30 Plenary sessions
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome - IPBC chairman
09:00 - 10:30 The IP route to recovery

In times of economic uncertainty, what role can IP and other types of intellectual asset play in generating business activity and delivering growth?

  • Building IP-based economic policy
  • The BRICs experience
  • Recognising intellectual capital


Telmo Vilela, Vice President, Portuguese IP Office


Jorge Avila, President, Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office
Martin Bader, Head, IP Competence Centre, Technology Management Institute, University of St Gallen
Jeffrey Hardy, Director, Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy
Kenan Jarboe, President, Athena Alliance
Carlos Oliveira, Secretary of State for Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Innovation, Portuguese Ministry of Economy and Employment
Ronald Zink, Chief Operating Officer, European Affairs, Microsoft

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 The future of large IP acquisitions

Intellectual property has become front-page news in the business press, with a range of high-profile stories creating headlines. Some are talking of a bubble; others believe it is the start of a new age for IP deal making.

  • Corporate views on the IP acquisitions marketplace
  • IP in M&A deals from the banking/investment perspective
  • New markets, new geographies


Peter Holden, Head, IP Investment Group, Coller Capital


David Descoteaux, Managing Director, Lazard
Brian Hinman, Vice President, IP and Licensing, InterDigital Communications, Inc
Naveen Nataraj, Senior Managing Director, Evercore
Ruud Peters, Chief IP Officer, Philips
Paul Ryan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Acacia Research Corporation

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:05 - 17:40 Breakout sessions
14:05 - 15:35 Breakout 1

Sala I:
The IP reality gap

In many industries IP is not even in the top five items on the agenda. This raises a very important question: if IP is so crucial, why is it orphaned in so many businesses?

  • Are non-believers in the power of IP really at a disadvantage?
  • Are IP advocates too often blind to traditional motors of business growth?
  • Placing IP in the proper perspective within business decision making


Ben Goodger, Partner, Edwards Wildman LLP


Peter Fairchild, Partner, Smith & Williamson Tax LLP
Samantha Funnell, Chief IP Counsel, ARM
Paul Jackson, Director of Corporate Banking, SVB Financial Group
Damon Matteo, Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Palo Alto Research Center

Sala II:
Damages compared

How damages in patent cases are calculated varies from country to country. This has significant consequences for all patent owners, whatever business models they employ.

  • The operating company perspective
  • The non-practising entity perspective
  • The expert’s perspective


Cynthia Murphy, Senior Vice President, Innovation and Asset Management, Thomson Reuters


Conrad Arnander, Senior Patent Counsel, Novartis Pharma AG
Pat Kennedy, Founder and Chairman, Cellport Systems
David Yurkerwich, Vice President, Charles Rivers Associates

Sala XII:
Up in the cloud

Cloud computing is taking off around the world. This poses a number of practical and strategic IP problems for the companies using it.

  • How companies are coping
  • Detecting infringement
  • Protection strategies


John Squires, Partner, Perkins Coie


Jean-Charles Hourcade, General Manager, France Brevets
Mark Lange, Senior Policy Counsel, Microsoft
Malcolm Meeks, Principal, IP Licensing Attorney, Infineon

15:35 - 16:05 Coffee break
16:10 - 17:40 Breakout 2

Sala I:
The strategic route to success

To maximise the value of their intellectual property, rights owners need an effective IP strategy that encompasses creation, management and exploitation, and is fully integrated into the overall business.

  • It’s not just patents
  • Strategies for SMEs
  • Benchmarking success


Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive Officer, Coller IP Management


Jon Calvert, Managing Director, ClearViewIP
Isabel Morgado, Board Member Responsible for IP and Innovation Policy, BIAL
Marshall Phelps, Vice President, Article One Partners LLC
Marnie Williams, Consultant, Unitised Building Pty Ltd

Sala II:
Cash is king

Buying and selling IP has moved further up the corporate agenda over the last year. There are a range of issues to consider when looking to secure the best deal.

  • Giving buyers what they want
  • Valuation imperatives
  • Portfolio assessment


Robert Aronoff, Managing Partner and Founder, Pluritas


Charlie Chapman, Vice President, IP Licensing, Hewlett Packard
Béatrix de Russe, Executive Vice President, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Technicolor
Raymond Zenkich, Partner, Red Chalk Group

Sala XII:
Increasing brand value and corporate innovation

While often omitted from the debate on value creation, the strategic use of trademarks can both increase patent value and foster innovation.

  • Leveraging trademarks to increase the value of patents
  • Empirical attempts to link trademarks and innovation
  • Defining the right strategy for your organisation


Trevor Little, Editor, World Trademark Review


David Haigh, Chief Executive Officer, Brand Finance
Petra Herkul, Head of Trademarks, DSM
Edith Hermans, Intellectual Asset Manager, DSM Dyneema
Beatriz Imperatori, Director General, Centromarca

17:45 - 19:15 Farewell cocktails by the poolside

NOTE: This is a provisional programme only and all timings and sessions are subject to change

Bronze sponsors

Brazilian National Confederation of IndustryMinesoftHTSIPXIMarks & Clerk LLPVan Merle IP Counsel Select Dolcera Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD)Delta Cafés Hewlett-PackardCharles River Associates PatrafeeGlobal IP Law GroupBIALIP ZoneMicrosoftGEVERS ValidationsSterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLCQuestelWiLANSagacious ResearchPluritas LLCHovioneinoviaParsa Wireless Communications LLC

This event is supported by

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