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Programme

- Sunday June 5
18:00-20:00 Opening reception
Day 2 - Monday June 6
09:00-13:00 Plenary sessions
09:00-09:15 Welcome from IPBC Global chair
09:15-10:45 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.

  • Understanding the changing realities
  • New monetisation models
  • Collaboration, not confrontation

Moderator

Monica Magnusson, Vice president, IP policy and communication, Ericsson

Speakers

Erich Andersen, Vice president and deputy general counsel, IP group, Microsoft Corporation
Alexandra Cordes, Head of strategic IP initiatives, SAP
Joo Sup Kim, Vice president and head of IP licensing, LG Electronics
Allen Lo, Deputy general counsel, patents and patent litigation, Google
Boris Teksler, CEO, Unwired Planet

10:45-11:30 Networking break
11:30-13:00 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.

  • Inside the modern in-house IP function
  • Managing expectations, educating the board
  • Getting the value creation/risk avoidance balance right

Moderator

Brian Hinman, Chief IP officer, Royal Philips

Speakers

Gustav Brismark, Chief IP officer, Ericsson
Jean-Marc Brunel, Head of intellectual property, Snecma
Alyssa Harvey Dawson, Vice president, global intellectual property and licensing, HARMAN International
Heath Hoglund, Vice president and chief patent counsel , Dolby
Ilkka Rahnasto, Vice president and head of patent business, Nokia Technologies

13:00-14:30 Lunch and networking break
14:35-17:50 Breakout sessions
14:35-15:50 Breakouts 1

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.

  • What has changed and why
  • New strategies explained
  • The rise of technology licensing

Moderator

Gilles Cruanes, Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Questel

Speakers

Ben Beune, Chief licensing officer, SISVEL
Jens Bördin, CEO, Konsert Strategy & IP
Kurt Brasch, Senior patent licensing manager, Google
Eeva Hakoranta, Head of patent licensing, Nokia Technologies

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.

  • The state of play – reality and myth
  • Pharma versus hedge funds
  • Chances of change

Moderator

Anthony Tridico, Partner, Finnegan

Speakers

Paul Fehlner, Head of intellectual property, Novartis Pharma
Ashley C Keller, Managing director, Gerchen Keller Capital
Pat Kennedy, Founder and chair, Cellport Systems
Erich Spangenberg, CEO, nXn Partners
Craig Thompson, Co-founder and partner, TnT IP

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.

  • Changing portfolio emphasis
  • How to define and ensure top quality
  • Ensuring maximum bang for your buck

Moderator

Ylva Skoglösa, Senior partner, Valea AB

Speakers

Antonio López-Carrasco Comajuncosas, Coordinator, Centre of International Intellectual Property Studies
Anna López-Lozano, IP director, Esteve Quimica
Mike McLean, Senior vice president, IP services, TechInsights
Judy Yee, Assistant general counsel, patents, Microsoft Corporation

15:50-16:30 Networking break
16:35-17:50 Breakouts 2

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.

  • Building a commercialisation and spin-off culture
  • Working with SMEs
  • The rise of invention on demand 

Moderator

Richard Lloyd, North America editor, IAM

Speakers

Abha Divine, Founder and managing director, Techquity Capital Management
Chris Donegan, CEO, Europe, EverEdge IP
Paul Levins, General manager, Asia-Pacific and Europe, Invention Development Fund
David Pridham, Chair and CEO, Dominion Harbor Group
Talal Shamoon, CEO, Intertrust

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. 

  • Getting to the truth – what Mayo, Myriad and Alice really mean
  • Dealing with Section 101 issues
  • Effects on software, biotech and other sectors

Moderator

Amy Simpson, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Speakers

Charles R Eloshway, Senior patent counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, US Patent and Trademark Office
Eric Schulman, Former head of intellectual property, Uber
Ken Seddon, CEO, LOT Network
Rob Yost, Senior director, IP strategy, Visa, Inc
Tao Zhang, Senior director, IP strategy, Huawei Device USA

18:00-20:00 Drinks reception
Day 3 - Tuesday June 7
09:15-13:15 Plenary sessions
09:15-09:30 Welcome from IPBC Global chair
09:30-11:00 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.

  • The new European regime explained
  • Opportunities and implications for patent owners
  • Patent values in the unitary system

Moderator

Joseph Siino, President, Via Licensing

Speakers

Rubén Bonet, President and CEO, Fractus
Daniel Maier, Head of IP licensing and transactions, Siemens AG
Guillaume Minnoye, Vice president, directorate of general operations, European Patent Office
Bruce Schelkopf, Chief IP officer, ABB
Nikolaus Thumm, Senior fellow, European Commission Institute for Prospective Technological Studies
Phyllis Turner-Brim, Vice president and chief IP counsel, Intellectual Ventures Management LLC 

11:00-11:45 Networking break
11:45-13:15 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.

  • The IP Hall of Fame induction ceremony
  • Contextualising the issues of today
  • Identifying the issues of tomorrow

Moderator

David Brown, Global head, sales & services, Thomson Reuters IP & Science

Speakers

Béatrix De Russé, IP Hall of Fame inductee 2012,
Q Todd Dickinson, IP Hall of Fame inductee 2012,
David J Kappos, IP Hall of Fame inductee 2012,
Ruud Peters, IP Hall of Fame inductee 2010,
Randall Rader, IP Hall of Fame inductee 2011,

13:15-14:35 Lunch and networking break
14:40-17:55 Breakout sessions
14:40-15:55 Breakouts 1

FRAND futures

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.

  • The view from the courts
  • Different approaches compared
  • Identifying what happens next

Moderator

Giustino de Sanctis, CEO, Vectis

Speakers

Jako Eleveld, Head of IP licensing, Royal Philips
Robert Pocknell, Chair, Fair Standards Alliance
Iain Richardson, CEO, Vcodex Ltd
Claudia Tapia Garcia, Director, IP rights policy, Ericsson

Buyers’ market

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.

  • The state of the market
  • Keys to securing top dollar
  • How the future will develop

Moderator

John Flock, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon

Speakers

Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network
James Kovacs, Director, patent licensing group, Intel Corporation
Subash Krishnankutty, Head of business development, IP, Kudelski Intellectual Property & Innovation
Kent Richardson, Partner, Richardson Oliver Law Group
Steve Adam, Vice president, WiLAN

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.

  • Seeing beyond patents to brands and copyright
  • IP in the age of the Cloud and the Internet of Things
  • The growing focus on trade secrets

Moderator

David Shofi, Vice president, IP strategy solutions, CPA Global

Speakers

Charles Clark, Global head of IP, Edwards Ltd
Ralf Lamberti, Director, intellectual property, trends and innovation, Daimler AG
James Pooley, IP Hall of Fame inductee 2016,
Stefan Tamme, Vice president, IP strategy and licensing, Rambus

15:55-16:35 Networking break
16:40-17:55 Breakouts 2

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?

  • The case against the United States
  • Who leads now and why?
  • Audience vote 

Moderator

Cynthia Murphy, Vice president, sales strategy and planning, Thomson Reuters IP & Science

Speakers

Colleen Chien, Associate professor of law, Santa Clara University School of Law
Peter Harter, Co-founder, Markup
Donald Merino, Managing director, Merino IP Consulting
Stephen Potter, Director and co-founder, Visual Metaphors at Work

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?

  • The case for patents as predictable, tradable assets
  • The dangers of seeing patents as more than legal rights
  • Audience vote

Moderator

Bruce Berman, CEO, Brody Berman Associates

Speakers

Jasminder Brar, Director, strategic development and intellectual property, Titan Medical Inc
Murali Dharan, CEO, IPValue
Michael D Friedman, Former managing director, Ocean Tomo

18:00-19:30 Closing reception

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