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Clarivate Analytics

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TechInsights

Gold sponsors

HTSPhilips Intellectual Property & StandardsBorden Ladner GervaisDolby LaboratoriesIntralinkWiLANSisvelFinneganNokiaEricssonVia Licensing CorporationIPVALUEIAM Market TechPatsVALUENEX, IncVectisRichardson Oliver Law GroupQuestel

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GoogleRambusMicrosoftIntellectual VenturesAT&TConversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.Houlihan Lokey

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Quatela Lynch McCurdyTesseraPapst LicensingEvalueserveCrown Point TransactionsFinjanGowling WLGCPA GlobalMintz LevinBurford CapitalOcean TomoMinesoftChoice IP ChofnSmart & Biggar/FetherstonhaughGlobal IP Law GroupPerkins CoieBoehmert & BoehmertOslerAdminiusAndrews Kurth KenyonIPlyticsiRunwayIEEEAistemosTynaxIntellectual Property Associates Network

Supported by

Intellectual Property Institute of CanadaKanata North Business AssociationInternational IP Commercialization CouncilInvest OttawaLES USA & Canada

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Programme

- Day 1 - Sunday June 18
17:30-19:30 Opening reception – Laurier Terrasse, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street
Day 2 - Monday June 19
09:15-17:30 Plenary sessions
09:15-09:30 Official opening and welcome address – Ottawa Salon
09:30-10:20 Keynote address – Ottawa Salon

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 – Exhibition Hall
11:00-12:30 Where innovation meets IP – Ottawa Salon

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
Philip Johnson, , IP Hall of Fame inductee 2017
Marie H MacNichol, Chief licensing officer, InterDigital
Kelvin Vivian, Director, intellectual property, Marvell Semiconductor

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

Standard futures – Room 205

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 IP counsel , US Federal Trade Commission
Arvin Patel, Chief IP officer, Technicolor

Managing the China challenge – Room 206

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 Technologies
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 – Ottawa Salon

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

Moderator

Richard Lloyd, North America editor, IAM

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 – Exhibition Hall
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 – Room 205

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
Michael Pierantozzi, Strategic business development executive, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Joseph Sommer, Vice president, intellectual property, AT&T

16:10-17:30 Boot camp: Patent sales – Room 206

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!

17:30-19:00 Drinks reception – Exhibition Hall, Shaw Centre
Day 3 - Tuesday June 20
09:30-17:45 Plenary sessions
09:30-10:00 IP Hall of Fame induction – Ottawa Salon

A ceremony to honour the 2017 inductees into the IP Hall of Fame: Antonio Campinos, Charles Gielen, Carl Horton and Philip Johnson.

10:00-11:15 Meeting the convergence challenge – Ottawa Salon

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, Corporate vice president and chief IP counsel, Microsoft
Monica Magnusson, Vice president and head, IP rights policy, Ericsson
Courtney Quish, Vice president, patent strategy, Rovi Corporation, a TiVo Company
Bruce Schelkopf, Chief IP officer, ABB

11:15-11:50 Networking break – Exhibition Hall
11:50-13:00 20/20 vision – Ottawa Salon

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
Heath Hoglund, Vice president, chief patent counsel, Dolby
Ilkka Rahnasto, Head of patent business, Nokia
Jim Skippen, Executive chairman, WiLAN

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

All change in Europe – Room 206

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
Neil Parkinson, Director of portfolio management, Ericsson

The US pendulum – Ottawa Salon

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
Philip Johnson, , IP Hall of Fame inductee 2017
Gene Quinn, Founder and editor, IPWatchdog.com
David Schreiber, Head of Americas group, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

Policy priorities – Room 205

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, Chair, Centre for Intellectual Property Understanding
Konstantinos Georgaras, Director general, corporate strategies and services, Canadian IP Office
Malcolm T Meeks, Vice president and patent director, France Brevets
Mark Schaan, Director general, marketplace framework policy branch, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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 – Room 205

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, Vice president and head, IP and product engineering, Tata Consultancy Services
Michael Vladescu, Chief operating officer, WiLAN

16:25-17:45 Masterclass: Doing brilliant licensing deals – Room 206

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, licensing and technology ventures, General Electric
Stefan Tamme, Vice president, IP strategy and licensing, Rambus

17:45-19:15 Closing reception – Level 4, Shaw Centre

Platinum sponsor

Clarivate Analytics

Host country sponsor

TechInsights

Gold sponsors

Dolby LaboratoriesPhilips Intellectual Property & StandardsTechPatsVectisNokiaRichardson Oliver Law GroupWiLANIPVALUEIntralinkHTSFinneganVALUENEX, IncIAM Market QuestelSisvelBorden Ladner GervaisVia Licensing CorporationEricsson

Silver sponsors

RambusMicrosoftConversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.AT&THoulihan Lokey Intellectual VenturesGoogle

Bronze sponsors

Smart & Biggar/FetherstonhaughCrown Point TransactionsTesseraFinjanIEEEQuatela Lynch McCurdyChofnEvalueserveAistemosMintz LevinGowling WLGIntellectual Property Associates NetworkBurford CapitalOslerPapst LicensingCPA GlobalAndrews Kurth KenyonAdminiusMinesoftIPlyticsGlobal IP Law GroupOcean TomoiRunwayTynaxChoice IP Perkins CoieBoehmert & Boehmert

Supported by

Intellectual Property Institute of CanadaInvest OttawaLES USA & CanadaInternational IP Commercialization CouncilKanata North Business Association

Media partners

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