Platinum sponsor

Clarivate Analytics

Host country sponsor

TechInsights

Gold sponsors

VALUENEX, IncIAM Market Borden Ladner GervaisTechPatsIntralinkHTSPhilips Intellectual Property & StandardsSisvelNokiaVia Licensing CorporationWiLANFinneganEricssonDolby LaboratoriesVectisRichardson Oliver Law GroupQuestelIPVALUE

Silver sponsors

Houlihan Lokey GoogleMicrosoftConversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.Intellectual Ventures

Bronze sponsors

Finjan CybersecurityEvalueserveMintz LevinOslerTynaxChofnAdminiusIEEESmart & BiggarCrown Point TransactionsAndrews Kurth KenyonIPlyticsGowling WLGBoehmert & BoehmertPerkins CoieIntellectual Property Associates NetworkPapst LicensingQuatela LynchCPA Global North America LLCMinesoftAistemosGlobal IP Law GroupiRunway

Supported by

Kanata North Business AssociationLES USA & CanadaInternational IP Commercialization CouncilIntellectual Property Institute of Canada

Media partners

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Programme*

- Day 1 - Sunday June 18
17:30-19:30 Opening reception
Day 2 - Monday June 19
09:15-17:30 Plenary sessions
09:15-09:30 Official opening and welcome address
09:30-10:20 Keynote address

IP in the boardroom: An inside perspective from a senior executive at a major international company.

Speaker

Laura Quatela, Chief legal officer, Lenovo

10:20-11:00 Networking break
11:00-12:30 Where innovation meets IP

Senior IP executives from Global 100 Leading Innovator companies talk about their roles in capturing innovation and maximising its value.

  • What makes an innovation leader?
  • Making sure the IP voice is heard loud and clear
  • Meeting the challenge of convergence

Moderator

David Brown, Global head of sales and services, Clarivate Analytics

Speakers

Ludovic Hamon, Deputy director, industrial partnership and transfer of innovation department, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Brian Hinman, Chief IP officer, Royal Philips
Marie H MacNichol, Chief licensing officer, InterDigital
Kelvin Vivian, Director, intellectual propertry, Marvell Semiconductor

12:30-14:15 Lunch and networking break
14:15-17:30 Breakout sessions
14:15-15:30 Breakouts 1

Standard futures

Convergence makes standards vital; but with disputes between licensees and licensors at standards-setting bodies and beyond escalating, can the current system survive?

  • Defining what is standard and essential
  • How standards-setting organisations must evolve
  • The role of patent pools

Moderator

Jeffery L Carter, President and CEO, HighTech-Solutions

Speakers

Mattia Fogliacco, CEO, Sisvel Group
James Harlan, Director, standards and competition policy, InterDigital Communications
Suzanne Munck, Chief counsel IP, US Federal Trade Commission
Arvin Patel, Chief intellectual property officer, Technicolor

Managing the China challenge

The growing global power of Chinese technology companies, combined with the rapid expansion of China's domestic market, creates dramatic IP strategy implications for businesses around the world.

  • Licensing strategies and setting royalty rates for China
  • Dealing with the regulatory authorities
  • Risk mitigation for Chinese companies in the United States and the European Union

Moderator

Joseph Siino, President, Via Licensing

Speakers

Eeva Hakoranta, Head of patent licensing, patent business, Nokia
Paul Lin, Vice president, IP strategy, Xiaomi
Donald Merino, Co-founder, Asia Patent Group
Boris Teksler, CEO, Conversant Intellectual Property Management

The state of play

Current patent market conditions in the United States, Europe and Asia, and how they are likely to develop over the coming year.

  • Values and volumes
  • What’s selling, what’s not
  • Who is buying and why

Speakers

Anders Arvidsson, CEO, Parallel North IP
Subash Krishnankutty, Vice president, IP licensing and business development, Kudelski Group
Tatsuo Nakamura, Founder and CEO, VALUENEX, Inc.
Jaime Siegel, CEO, Cerebral Assets

15:30-16:10 Networking break
16:10-17:30 Convergence boot camps

Focusing on two areas of key importance, with an emphasis on delivering practical, ready-to-use insight and information. 

16:10-17:30 Boot camp: The Internet of Things

A deep dive into the IoT patent landscape and an exploration of the major IP issues facing corporate executives.

  • Key IoT players identified
  • Inside IP IoT management and licensing strategies
  • Where the technology is heading

Moderator

Ian MacLean, Senior vice president, IP services, TechInsights

Speakers

Micky Minhas, Vice president, IP licensing and engineering, Microsoft
Joseph Sommer, Vice president, intellectual property, AT&T

16:10-17:30 Boot camp: Patent sales

The profiles of patent buyers, as well as their motivations, are changing. This makes the ability to package assets to maximise deal-making success more important than ever.

  • What is driving the market
  • Evidence of use and other key selling points
  • Getting the pricing right 

Moderator

Kent Richardson, Partner, Richardson Oliver Law Group

Speakers

Russell Binns, CEO, Allied Security Trust
Edmund Fish, Co-head, technology and IP advisory, Houlihan Lokey
Ray Strimaitis, Vice president and deputy general counsel, Yahoo! Inc

17:30-19:00 Drinks reception
Day 3 - Tuesday June 20
09:30-17:45 Plenary sessions
09:30-10:00 Keynote address

Changing times: A chief technology officer discusses how convergence is reshaping industry, the strategic approach to innovation and what this means for IP.

10:00-11:15 Meeting the convergence challenge

Technological developments mean that major overlaps now exist in and between sectors and industries that once were very distinct. This poses significant challenges for senior corporate IP leaders.

  • How convergence changes strategic IP approaches
  • Open versus proprietary technology
  • Aligning IP and business in the age of convergence

Moderator

Mike McLean, Senior vice president, IP services, TechInsights

Speakers

Erich Andersen, Vice president and chief IP counsel, Microsoft
Gustav Brismark, Chief IP officer, Ericsson
Mark Kokes, Senior vice president, intellectual property, licensing and standards, BlackBerry
Courtney Quish, Vice president, patent strategy, Rovi Corporation, a TiVo Company

11:15-11:50 Networking break
11:50-13:00 20/20 vision

Major players in the global IP market get out their crystal balls to predict what it will look like in three years’ time and how strategies should be shaped to prepare for this.

  • Who and what will be driving the market
  • Where the patent system will stand
  • New business models to look out for

Moderator

Marek Wernik, President, TechPats

Speakers

Kurt Brasch, Head of patent transactions, Uber
Murali Dharan, CEO, IPVALUE Management Inc
Heath Hoglund, Vice president, chief patent counsel, Dolby
Ilkka Rahnasto, Head of patent business, Nokia
Jim Skippen, President and CEO, WiLAN

13:00-14:30 Lunch and networking break
14:30-17:45 Breakout sessions
14:30-15:45 Breakouts 1

All change in Europe

The UK’s shock Brexit vote has delayed implementation of the Unified Patent Court system, but that has not stopped Europe from becoming an attractive patent litigation hub.

  • What Brexit means for European patent owners
  • Planning a litigation strategy in Europe
  • Understanding the full impact of the ECJ’s Huawei v ZTE ruling

Moderator

Frank DeCosta, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Speakers

Daniel Maier, Head of IP licensing and transactions, Siemens AG
Daniel Papst, Managing Director, Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KG
Claudia Tapia Garcia, Director of IP rights policy, Ericsson

The US pendulum

Post-election, patent reform could return to the legislative table; the Federal Circuit, meanwhile, is adding meat to Alice’s bones; then there is the PTAB. Where next for the US patent pendulum?

  • The current state of patent eligibility play
  • Developments at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Analysing the Trump presidency’s patent policy priorities

Moderator

Stuart Recher, Vice president, IP services, Clarivate Analytics

Speakers

James Barney, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Randall Rader, Former chief judge, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
David Schreiber, Head of Americas group, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

Policy priorities

The importance of innovation within a converging world means that IP is now much further up the policy agenda than ever before. This means different things in different countries, though.

  • Understanding sovereign patent funds
  • The role of IP in encouraging innovation hubs
  • Fighting back against the rise of IP scepticism 

Moderator

Bowman Heiden, Deputy director, Centre for Intellectual Property

Speakers

Bruce Berman, President and chairman, Center for Intellectual Property Understanding
Konstantinos Georgaras, Director general, corporate strategies and services, Canadian IP Office
Malcolm Meeks, Vice president and patent director, France Brevets

15:45-16:25 Networking break
16:25-17:45 How to be brilliant

Masterclasses with key takeaways from the people who know.

16:25-17:45 Masterclass: Being a brilliant in-house IP group

Convergence makes the in-house IP function more important than ever before. Ensuring that their departments are best in class is a key skill of chief IP officers.

  • Identifying best practices and putting them in place
  • What does a world-class in-house IP team look like?
  • The role of benchmarking  

Moderator

Curtis Behmann, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Speakers

Roger Gobrogge, Managing director, ITIP ProFiciency
Robertha Höglund, Head of intellectual property, Elkem AS
Santosh Mohanty, Head of IP and product engineering, Tata Consultancy Services
Michael Vladescu, Chief operating officer, WiLAN

16:25-17:45 Masterclass: Doing brilliant licensing deals

In the new age of convergence, licensing deals are becoming more sophisticated. Understanding the new dynamics and delivering value to licensees are paramount.

  • The rise of technology licensing
  • Outsource licensing or keep it in-house?
  • The keys to successful deal making 

Moderator

Giustino de Sanctis, CEO, Vectis

Speakers

Marc Ehrlich, Associate general counsel, IBM
Frederic Farina, Chief innovation and corporate partnerships officer, California Institute of Technology
Douglas Naab, Senior director, GE Licensing and Technology Ventures
Stefan Tamme, Vice president, IP strategy and licensing, Rambus

17:45-19:15 Closing reception

*This is a preliminary programme and sessions are potentially subject to change

Platinum sponsor

Clarivate Analytics

Host country sponsor

TechInsights

Gold sponsors

SisvelNokiaWiLANVectisVia Licensing CorporationEricssonHTSPhilips Intellectual Property & StandardsFinneganTechPatsDolby LaboratoriesIAM Market QuestelIntralinkRichardson Oliver Law GroupBorden Ladner GervaisVALUENEX, IncIPVALUE

Silver sponsors

Intellectual VenturesGoogleHoulihan Lokey MicrosoftConversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.

Bronze sponsors

OslerPapst LicensingMintz LevinChofnBoehmert & BoehmertSmart & BiggarQuatela LynchTynaxAistemosCrown Point TransactionsEvalueserveAndrews Kurth KenyonAdminiusiRunwayPerkins CoieFinjan CybersecurityCPA Global North America LLCMinesoftGlobal IP Law GroupIntellectual Property Associates NetworkIPlyticsIEEEGowling WLG

Supported by

LES USA & CanadaInternational IP Commercialization CouncilIntellectual Property Institute of CanadaKanata North Business Association

Media partners

AutoHarvest<i>World Trademark Review</i> Lexology International Law Office