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
Stephen Pattison , Vice President Public Affairs , ARM Holdings Plc
09.10 - 09.30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, UCL. , Former Lord Justice of Appeal
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 
Moderator: Joe Siino, President , Via Licensing
Manny W. Schecter , Chief Patent Counsel , IBM Corporation
Alistair Scott, Vice-President, Head of Intellectual Property , AIRBUS
Professor Birgitte Andersen, CEO and CoCreator, Big Innovation Centre
Edmond White, Vice President, Analytics, CPA Global
10.10 - 10.30 FOCUSING ON HIGH QUALITY PATENTS
Gilles Cruanes , Director for EMEA, Questel
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? 
Moderator: Tim Harris, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP
Jeremy Lilley , Programme Manager Cloud, Big Data & Intellectual Property, techUK
Kevin Mooney, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
Tim Frain , Head of IP Regulatory Affairs, Patent Business , NOKIA Technologies
12.00 - 12.20 AI MEETS IP - HOW DOES IT HELP?
  • More data, more science, more demand
  • A threat to jobs or an opportunity to do more with less?
  • Case studies: invention, enforcement and exploitation
Nigel Swycher, CEO, Aistemos
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 
Moderator: Sally Shorthose, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP
Matt Troyer, Director of Product and Innovation, Anaqua
Monica Magnusson, Vice President of IPR Policy and Communication at IPR & Licensin, Ericsson
Dr. Chris Donegan , Co-Founder and Managing Director, Invention Capital Associates
13.00 - 14.00 NETWORKING LUNCH
14.00 - 14.20 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STANDARDS AND PATENTS
Roberto Dini, Founder, Sisvel Group
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 
Moderator: Mathew Heim , Vice President, Government Affairs & Counsel, Qualcomm Inc
Taliah Walklett, Senior Litigation Counsel , Nokia
Chris Thornham , Partner, Taylor Wessing LLP
John Sideris, Principal Licensing Counsel , Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
15.00 - 15.20 OBSERVATION ON THE IMPACT OF HUAWEI V ZTE
Mathew Heim, Vice President, Government Affairs & Counsel, Qualcomm Inc
15.20 - 15.50 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 
Max Olofsson, Licensing Director, Avanci
15.50 - 16.20 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
16.20 - 16.50 EX-AFRICA SEMPER ALIQUID NOVI
  • The trade mark protection regime in Africa
  • Useful facts and insights
Ron Wheeldon, CEO, Ron Wheeldon Attorneys
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