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- Day 1 - Sunday, June 16
17:30-19:30 Opening reception
Day 2 - Monday, June 17
07:15-09:00 Registration and networking
09:15-17:45 Morning plenaries and afternoon sessions
09:15-09:55 Keynote address
09:55-11:10 CIPO discussions: IP in the 5G era

The introduction of 5G wireless technology will help to fuel exponential growth in the number of connected devices. However, with the technology still in its infancy, how do you prepare for the potentially massive licensing opportunities?

  • Licensing across new industries – the pros and cons
  • Lessons learned from 3G and 4G
  • Patent royalties or service margins?
11:10-11:50 Networking break
11:50-12:50 Women in deal making

The IP deal-making world is dominated by men. But when gender diversity is being championed not only as good in itself, but also as a way to enhance business performance, it is time for the patent market to embrace change.

  • The advantages of gender diversity
  • How to bring more women into deal making
  • Programmes that are making a difference
12:50-14:30 Lunch and networking break
14:30-15:45 Breakout 1
Inside the 21st century corporate IP team

IP has never been more important to overall corporate strategy, but IP functions have never been more under cost and delivery pressure. Squaring the circle is crucial

  • How AI and analytics are changing everything
  • Doing much more with much less
  • Building and retaining a world-class team
14:30-15:45 Breakout 2
Five years on from Alice

In 2014 the Supreme Court issued its fourth decision on patent-eligible subject matter in five years. Few cases in the last decade have caused as many ripples as Alice Corp v CLS Bank.

  • What is the state of play in the United States, Europe and China?
  • The added implications of Berkheimer
  • Best practices for protecting and enforcing subject matter affected by Alice
14:30-15:45 Breakout 3
Innovative IP strategies for life sciences

Patents are business critical in pharma and biotech. But as the industry undergoes rapid change, do old ways of managing IP need to be rethought?

  • Managing pharma IP in the age of big data and personalised medicine
  • Learning lessons from the high-tech sector
  • A new focus on monetisation – CRISPR and beyond
15:45-16:30 Networking break
16:30-17:45 Boot camp 1
Getting the deal through: licensing into new sectors

The Internet of Things presents new licensing opportunities in new markets and industries which may not be accustomed to traditional monetisation practices. While cross-industry deal making is becoming the norm, it poses significant challenges for licensors and licensees.

  • How to build relationships in new industries
  • The pitfalls of a purely royalty-based licensing approach
  • Avoiding disputes and structuring win-win deals
16:30-17:45 Boot camp 2
The investors’ perspective

Although there continues to be uncertainty around patent monetisation in some parts of the world, IP’s attractiveness as a non-correlated asset means that investor money is increasingly attracted to the space. But that’s where the education process often begins.

  • Types of investor and the opportunities they are seeking
  • How to build a case that ticks all the right boxes
  • Top tips for securing investment
17:45-19:15 Drinks reception
Day 3 - Tuesday, June 18
07:15-09:15 Breakfast and networking
09:15-17:30 Morning plenaries and afternoon sessions
09:15-09:55 Keynote address
09:55-11:10 CIPO scenarios

CIPOs discuss how they would handle a series of hypothetical scenarios in the real world, such as:

  • A major court issues a decision that could have substantial implications for an important part of your company’s patent portfolio. How do you go about doing an impact assessment and then advising the C-suite on the risks or opportunities that the decision presents?
  • Your global patent portfolio stretches into the thousands and has long been a source of pride for your business. However, a new CEO sees the global proliferation of patents as essentially a numbers game, questions the worth of such a large portfolio, and proposes that you file fewer applications and abandon much of what you have. How do you respond?
  • Unbelievably, you have managed to persuade the board to allocate an additional 5% to your budget. How did you do it, what do you spend it on and why?
  • You have been hired by a company that develops ‘smart’ refrigerator technology in the United States and outsources the manufacture of the resultant products to China as its first full-time CIPO, 18 months before a planned initial public offering. Your role is not only to ensure freedom to operate, but also to develop value creation strategies based around the company’s IP: a small portfolio of Chinese and US invention and design patents; a relatively well-known, high-end brand; plenty of know-how; and a lot of data. The CEO, who believes he was the inventor of the original technology underpinning the refrigerator, wants to conquer the world. What’s your plan?
11:10-11:50 Networking break
11:50-13:05 View from the pantheon

IAM and a panel of IP Hall of Fame inductees delve into the key developments from the United States, Europe and Asia, assessing their impact and providing advice on how IP owners should respond.

  • Analysing key developments in the global IP market
  • Where is the worldwide patent pendulum?
  • How CIPOs should react to legal and policy changes around the world
13:05-14:15 Lunch and networking break
14:15-15:30 Breakout 1
Inside the global IP market

With an exclusive reveal of the IAM benchmarking survey of over 800 senior corporate and private practice IP decision makers, this session explores how market players view the state of play in global litigation, deal making and corporate IP strategies.

  • The state of the current global IP market
  • Threats to IP value creation
  • How the leading patent offices are performing
14:15-15:30 Breakout 2
New protection paradigms

Much new innovation is centred on areas in which obtaining patent coverage is either tough or inadvisable – which means devising new protection strategies incorporating different kinds of IP right.

  • Trade secrets, data protection and other options for Industry 4.0
  • Breaking down the silos and building a fully integrated IP protection strategy in the data era
  • A global or a local approach?
14:15-15:30 Breakout 3
Blockchain in focus

Blockchain has been widely recognised as a disruptor. However, the technology also has significant potential for IP protection.

  • Assessing the potential hurdles for large-scale application
  • Using blockchain as a tool for managing your patent function
  • Get me more patents! Avoiding the temptation to go for quantity over quality 
15:30-16:15 Networking break
16:15-17:30 Masterclass 1
IP valuation in the fourth industrial revolution

In the fourth industrial revolution, it has never been harder to value IP – or more important. But where do you start?

  • Different valuation methods and techniques
  • How context affects valuation
  • Explaining and communicating value internally and externally
16:15-17:30 Masterclass 2
Preparing for the future

Led by rapid technological change, client demands – internal and external, private practice and corporate – are fast developing. As a result, in-house and private practice advisers, as well as service providers, need to fundamentally rethink their approach.

  • What will the corporate IP function look like in 10 years?
  • How private practice lawyers and attorneys must adapt their offerings
  • Revolution and consolidation for service providers
17:30-19:00 Closing drinks reception

This is a provisional programme only and sessions are subject to change.

For speaking opportunities, please contact Aaron Rawcliffe at

Gold sponsors

IPVALUERichardson Oliver Law GroupKonsert IP & Strategy FinjanEricssonSisvelTechInsightsAnkuraHoulihan LokeyDolby

Silver sponsors


Bronze sponsors

HEVC Advance LLCIPlyticsIEEENutter McClennen & Fish LLPMintz Levin

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