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|Day 2 - Monday June 6|
|09:00-09:15||Welcome from IPBC Global chair|
Welcome to the New Normal
In recent years the IP market has undergone major change. Legislation, regulatory developments and court decisions – as well as the end of the smartphone wars and increasing internationalisation – mean that traditional ways of operating are becoming redundant. Now new value creation strategies are emerging.
Monica Magnusson, Vice president, IP policy and communication, Ericsson
Erich Andersen, Vice president and deputy general counsel, IP group, Microsoft Corporation
Meeting the CIPO challenge
The role of the CIPO continues to evolve, as do the challenges faced by those holding the position. But one thing is certain – with IP now a valued corporate asset, the pressure to deliver is coming from the very top, so only true leaders need apply.
Brian Hinman, Chief IP officer, Royal Philips
Gustav Brismark, Chief IP officer, Ericsson
|13:00-14:30||Lunch and networking break|
Peace not war
Assertion-based patent licensing has traditionally driven the IP market, but a growing number of rights holders are beginning to embrace more collaborative models of doing business.
Gilles Cruanes, Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Questel
Ben Beune, Chief licensing officer, SISVEL
Inside the inter partes review regime
The US inter partes review regime continues to have a profound effect on patent owners in multiple industries. With the patent death squad here to stay, learning how to cope with it is vital.
Anthony Tridico, Partner, Finnegan
Paul Fehlner, Head of intellectual property, Novartis Pharma
Quality trumps quantity
Mass patent accumulation has been a favoured corporate strategy for many years. But as costs rise and increasing focus is placed on return on investment, building sleeker, higher quality portfolios is becoming the priority.
Ylva Skoglösa, Senior partner, Valea AB
Antonio López-Carrasco Comajuncosas, Coordinator, Centre of International Intellectual Property Studies
Adapt or die
The IP marketplace cannot survive without being flexible. As traditional patent monetisation becomes harder to sustain, new types of business model are emerging. Embracing them could mean the difference between survival and extinction.
Richard Lloyd, North America editor, IAM
Abha Divine, Founder and managing director, Techquity Capital Management
The Alice effect
The Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v CLS Bank was the third in a trio of judgments that have fundamentally altered the scope of patent eligibility in the US. Many now question the ongoing viability of patent protection in several key industries.
Amy Simpson, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Charles R Eloshway, Senior patent counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, US Patent and Trademark Office
|Day 3 - Tuesday June 7|
|09:15-09:30||Welcome from IPBC Global chair|
Europe’s chance to lead
For many years, the United States has dominated the global IP market; but that leadership is now up for grabs. The creation of the unitary EU patent and the Unified Patent Court, just as the US environment becomes more hostile to patent owners, could see the centre of the market shift eastwards.
Joseph Siino, President, Via Licensing
Rubén Bonet, President and CEO, Fractus
View from the pantheon
Since its creation in 2006, more than 50 IP visionaries and leaders have been inducted into the IP Hall of Fame, and three more will join in 2016. This session honours the new members and then a prestigious group of previous inductees give their views on some of the major current and future issues.
David Brown, Global head, sales & services, Thomson Reuters IP & Science
Béatrix De Russé, IP Hall of Fame inductee 2012,
|13:15-14:35||Lunch and networking break|
FRAND terms are at the heart of most standard-setting and patent pool licensing policies. But defining what FRAND means – and ensuring that it is applied correctly – has never been more problematic.
Giustino de Sanctis, CEO, Vectis
Jako Eleveld, Head of IP licensing, Royal Philips
There are more patent transactions than ever before, involving assets that cover multiple jurisdictions – but the climate for sellers remains challenging. Maximising deal value is a crucial skill.
John Flock, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon
Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network
The integrated approach
Emerging sectors such as the Cloud and the Internet of Things, as well as further uncertainty in patent enforcement, have placed more emphasis on value creation strategies that leverage multiple forms of IP.
David Shofi, Vice president, IP strategy solutions, CPA Global
Charles Clark, Global head of IP, Edwards Ltd
Debate: The end of US patent leadership
As a result of decisions taken by the US courts, the country’s government and its legislators, many argue that the global patent leadership once enjoyed by the United States has gone and is unlikely to return. Is that true and, if so, where has the centre of gravity moved to?
Cynthia Murphy, Vice president, sales strategy and planning, Thomson Reuters IP & Science
Colleen Chien, Associate professor of law, Santa Clara University School of Law
Debate: Patents as an asset class
It has frequently been claimed that patents have become an asset class and should be treated as such by their owners and by investors. Others vehemently disagree, arguing that promoting them in this way does much more harm than good. Who is right?
Bruce Berman, CEO, Brody Berman Associates
Jasminder Brar, Director, strategic development and intellectual property, Titan Medical Inc