IP AT THE HEART OF YOUR BUSINESS

16 OCTOBER 2017 | LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE
08.00 - 09.00 REGISTRATION BREAKFAST RECEPTION
09.00 - 09.10 CHAIRMAN WELCOMING ADDRESS
09.10 - 09.30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
09.30 - 10.10 PATENTS AND INNOVATION – THE CHALLENGE OF GROWTH. PROTECTING AND COMMERCIALISING YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSETS
  • Government and private partnerships (including science and technology, research)
  • IP Governance systems for Global Enterprises
  • Rising importance of in-house IP counsels
  • Minimising IP-related tensions in collaborations 
10.10 - 10.30 FOCUSING ON HIGH QUALITY PATENTS
10.30 - 11.00 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11.00 - 12.00 IS IT FINALLY THE YEAR FOR UPC TO COME INTO FORCE?
  • UPC post Brexit – where are we now and what uncertainties remain?
  • Will UK ratify the UPC agreement? Germany?
  • Master class for companies’ planning for the UPC
  • What would you expect the European patent landscape to look like in five years’ time?
  • Will the availability of pan-European injunctions hand considerable bargaining power to trolls? 
12.00 - 12.20 USA IP LANDSCAPE UNDER TRUMP PRESIDENCY. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
12.20 - 13.00 ADOPTING THE RIGHT LICENSING STRATEGY TO ENSURE A REAL COMMERCIAL IMPACT
  • What are the market dynamics?
  • Getting the pricing right to deliver the maximum value for your patent
  • Outsource licensing or keep it in-house? Pros and Cons
  • Traditional vs. Emerging strategies (e.g. Cross-licensing, DPA vs LoT)
  • IP Auctioning 
13.00 - 14.00 NETWORKING LUNCH
14.00 - 14.20 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STANDARDS AND PATENTS
14.20 - 15.00 PATENT LITIGATION TRENDS AND IP RISK STRATEGIES TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2017
  • An update on FRAND and standard-essential patent licensing. Huawei v ZTE (April 2015)
  • Parallel litigation in Europe and US
  • Rising number of patent law suits caused by NPEs driving an increase
  • The problem of “injunction gap” and how to deal with it 
15.00 - 15.20 STAND-ALONE PRESENTATION
15.20 - 16.00 CREATING NEW REVENUE STREAMS BY IOT LICENSING
According to Ericsson Mobility Report “there will be approximately 28 billion connected devices by 2021, of which 16 billion will be related to the IoT”
  • How attractive if IoT licensing?
  • What do you need to know about it?
  • What are the challenges and how to deal with them? (i.e. security and safety, data protection and regulation)
  • Avanci – making license acquisition simpler and more efficient 
16.00 - 16.30 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
16.30 - 16.50 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IS THE CORE OF YOUR BUSINESS WHEN IT COMES TO INVESTMENTS
16.50 - 17.30 FUTURE OUTLOOK
  • What would be the main drivers?
  • Where the patent systems would stand?
  • Evolution of IP protection and commercialisation strategies. What do we need to prepare for?
  • Volume vs Value in IP-based deals (M&A, joint ventures, buyouts, licensing)
17.30 - 18.30 DRINKS RECEPTION