Managing IP

International Patent Forum 2021

March 2 & 3, virtual event │ Starts 09.10 GMT (Greenwich Mean time)

The MIP International Patent Forum is now a virtual event

Drawing on almost 30 years of cutting-edge editorial insight and research, the 11th annual MIP International Patent Forum returns as a virtual event with a programme designed to offer a strategic, tech-centric approach on managing IP, a key meeting in IP counsel calendars to discuss critical updates to the international patent landscape.
 
With the era of digital transformation and rapid advances in technology, protecting assets is crucial and challenging, raising vital questions about the suitable protection required. Global enforcement remains complex and uncertain, the international trade environment adds increasing pressure on IP owners to manage risks and opportunities to manoeuvre the ever changing landscape Join us for exclusive insights, strategic discussion and high-value networking with your peers across Europe.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

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Through the use of a specially designed events platform, panel discussions and presentations, and participation in breakout sessions and networking groups can be viewed live from a desktop computer or mobile device.

 

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Can't watch the event live? Watch the recordings on demand at a more convenient time for you.
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Grow your network with the right people: benefit from smart AI matchmaking with other delegates
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Same event, just an online venue: visit sponsor booths, download resources, join the main presentation or breakout sessions and use one of our virtual private meeting rooms.

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Sign up online
SIGN UP ONLINE
Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions.
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ACCESS YOUR INVITATION
An exclusive attendance link will be sent to you. This link will provide you with access to all of the event's content and sessions.
watch live or on demand
WATCH LIVE OR ON DEMAND
Once logged in, you can view all sessions live, at a later date to suit you and can download any available presentation materials.

VIRTUAL AGENDA 2021

Keynote addresses, panel discussions, presentations and breakout sessions will be hosted over two days. All session times are in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) unless stated otherwise.
March 2
March 3

Tuesday, March 2

Morning coffee; 1-to-1 meetings and networking

8.00-9.00 GMT

Introduction and welcome from Managing IP

09.10-9.15 GMT

Opening keynote with Q&A

9.15-9.45 GMT

Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Overcoming COVID-created challenges

9.45-10.35 GMT

  • Doing more with less whilst increasing efficiency
  • Patent portfolio management - balance filing for today whilst preparing for the future
  • How do you stay abreast with the competitive IP landscape?
  • Budget management - what technology can help?
  • How does innovation/IP help us recover from the pandemic?
  • How will practices of working with outside counsel change?

 

Will Chelton, chief legal officer, nChain

Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Networking break

10.35-10.50 GMT

The future of technology

10.50-11.40 GMT

  • DABUS: what does this mean for the future of companies using machine technology?
  • AI and technical innovations – challenges for patents and trade secrets
  • Implementing AI solutions in technology and healthcare
  • Licensing and 5G: how do you address the use of patents in different verticals?
  • How can you prepare for an uncertain future?
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Coffee and networking break

11.40-12.10 GMT

Resolving global IP disputes

12.10-13.00 GMT

Case study exploring comparative analysis of different sectors and companies, covering:

 

  • Conducting and coordinating national and multijurisdictional litigation – opportunities, pros and cons of key jurisdictions (CH, EU, UK, US)
  • Disclosure proceedings – overcoming inconsistencies
  • Relevant methods to calculate damages in global jurisdictions
  • Risk assessment
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Lunch and networking

13.00-13.50 GMT

Streams

13.50-14.20 GMT

These smaller ground discussions are designed to provide in-depth insight into key issues affecting in-house counsel. Delegates will choose one group to discuss:


  • A) Diversity and Inclusion in IP – evolving your organisation organically


Bobby Mukherjee, chief counsel, IP and technology law, BAE Systems


  • B) Fourth Industrial Revolution: AI; autonomous vehicles.


Andreas Iwerback, director intellectual property, Husqvarna Group


  • C) Effectively protecting your trade secrets with practical measures


  • D) Oral hearings – application of the new tools and how to use them effectively


Petra Schmitz, legally qualified member of the Boards of Appeal, European Patent Office

Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Post-panel breakouts

14.20-14.50 GMT

Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital

These interactive breakout sessions will allow delegates who participated in one of the streams a chance to ask follow up questions directly to the speakers and delve deeper into the topics discussed. This is also a chance to make new connections with industry colleagues, share ideas and hear what other attendees took away from previous sessions.

Closing comments

14.50-14.55 GMT

Coffee, 1-1 meetings and networking

14.55-16.00 GMT

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March 2
March 3

Wednesday, March 3

Morning coffee; 1-to-1 meetings and networking

8.45-9.45 GMT

Welcome and introduction from Managing IP

9.45-9.50 GMT

International IP enforcement and protection post-COVID-19

9.50-10.20 GMT

Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital

This session will begin with leading experts from China, India and Turkey sharing exclusive strategic insight into IP enforcement in the respective regions. Delegates will then join informal roundtable discussions to apply earlier presentations to practical scenarios and debate the appropriate enforcement strategies.

Post-panel roundtables

10.20-10.50 GMT

Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital

Join your colleagues and peers for networking and discussion centered around the issues in small interactive groups.

Networking break

10.50-11.10 GMT

Focus sessions

11.10-12.00 GMT

These smaller group focus sessions will provide in-depth industry insights into key issues affecting in-house counsel. The sessions will last for 50 minutes, delegates to choose one of the following:

 

  • FRAND & SEP: practical best practices – strategic focus session drawing on the collective knowledge and practical experiences of industry leaders.
  • Data and IP – this focus session will address data licensing IP rights ambiguities, intersection with data privacy and appropriately protecting your data in the digital age
  • Essential developments and strategic considerations in life sciences - strategic focus session drawing on the collective knowledge and practical experiences of industry leaders.
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Lunch and networking

12.10-12.30 GMT

Advancing your IP strategy – an industry perspective

12.30-13.20 GMT

  • How have your IP strategies pivoted through the pandemic?
  • What does your IP strategy now look like - priorities for 2021 and beyond
  • Budgetary analysis and appropriate asset allocation - optimising costs and managing risk
  • Assessing the biggest impacts on your innovation
  • Connecting your IP strategy with the wider business

Jason Skinder, chief intellectual property counsel (connected enterprise), Honeywell

Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Coffee and networking break

13.20-13.50 GMT

Learnings from 2020

13.50-14.20 GMT

Exploratory analysis with leading industry bodies, followed by smaller post-panel roundtables, allowing delegates the opportunity to partake in interactive Q&A and collaborative knowledge sharing.

Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Post-panel roundtables

14.20-14.50 GMT

Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital

Join your colleagues and peers for networking and discussion centered around the issues in small interactive groups.

Closing comments

14.50-14.55 GMT

Coffee, 1-1 meetings and networking

14.55-16.00 GMT

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ATTENDEE PROFILE

The Forum is open to all IP professionals, from in-house IP counsel to senior partners at law firms; from NGOs to regional patent and IP offices and governmental IP bodies.
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"Fantastic mix of topics and speakers with great energy, which helped when explaining difficult content.

 

"The agenda/program was very interesting. A real mix of topics covering a range of technologies and sectors.

 

Speakers 2021

If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Natalie Canter for in-house speaking enquiries or Melanie Petch for law firm or service provider opportunities.
Michele Baccelli
Michele Baccelli
Hoffmann Eitle
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Mike Gruber
Mike Gruber
Hoffmann Eitle
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Mark Jones
Mark Jones
Hoffmann Eitle
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Holger Stratmann
Holger Stratmann
Hoffmann Eitle
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IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

Access to both days is FREE
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Access to both days is £495
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