Managing IP and Benchmark Litigation

European Patent Forum 2020

September 15, virtual event

Sponsor

Baker McKenzie

The European Patent Forum is going virtual

 Managing IP will host the seventh annual European Patent Forum on September 15, bringing you a series of virtual discussions focusing on European patent updates, implications and strategies to overcome challenges posed by the new 'normal' landscape.

 

Join leading in-house and law firms to discuss creative solutions for balancing enforcement and business costs, trade secrets, innovation, and collaboration whilst sourcing appropriate solutions to maintain your portfolio.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Through the use of a specially designed events platform, all content, presentations, panel discussions, and participation in breakout sessions and networking groups can be viewed live from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.
Global audience

Meet a truly global audience

Network with a global audience of IP professionals via chat functions and virtual networking rooms. Arrange meetings with others that suits your schedule and theirs, on a time that works for both of your time zones. Experience a new way of building your network like never before.
Content on demand

Content on demand

Join live panel discussions, presentations and a variety of digital formats or watch at a more convenient time from our Content Hub to suit your needs. Engage with our speakers in live Q&A and polling to get insights and answers to your questions like never before.
Online venue

Same event, online venue

The online platform for the event means you can do all the things you would expect at a physical, you just now do it online. Get full interaction from visiting sponsor booths, downloading resources, joining the main presentation or breakout sessions and using one of our virtual open or private meeting rooms.
Sustainable conference

Sustainable event

In addition to being able to attend due to global travel restrictions, you can access all of the event content without travel and accommodation expenses and support an environmentally friendly event. 

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

SIGN UP ONLINE


Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions.
 
 
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




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 2020

Keynote addresses, panel discussions, presentations and breakout sessions will be hosted in CEST unless stated otherwise.

September 15

Tuesday, September 15

Introduction and welcome from Managing IP

10.00 CEST

Portfolio management of IP in a volatile and challenging landscape

10:15 CEST

  • Balancing budget freezes with increasing demands to maintain your portfolio – how do you demonstrate the value of your IP so you can defend & justify your budget to upper management?
  • Adapting IP operations to cope with economic downturn generated by the COVID-19 crisis
  • How can outside counsel help economise?
Christine Maury-Panis
Christine Maury-Panis
EVP, general counsel & security, Viaccess Orca
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 break and networking

11.15 CEST

European patent courts update

11.40 CEST

  • Comparative analysis of how European countries have/are handling/hearing cases over the past three months
  • Technology and virtual hearings
  • Pros/cons and looking to the future
Hubertus Schacht
Hubertus Schacht
Judge, Regional Court Munich
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 break and networking

12.40 CEST

Interactive roundtables/breakout groups

13.45 CEST

These smaller group workshops are designed to provide in-depth industry insight into key issues impacting in-house counsel. The sessions will last for 45 minutes and attendees will choose group A or B to discuss:
  • A) FRAND & SEP: Case study analysing and evaluating the implications of Haier v Sisvel
  • B) Trade secrets/COVID-19 implications: Increased measures for trade secret protection and handling misappropriation
Thomas Buchholz
Thomas Buchholz
corporate innovation, intellectual property, BSH Hausgeräte
Steve Faraji
Steve Faraji
Senior patent and licensing manager, Audi
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
Legal technology and Artificial Intelligence

15.00 CEST

  • AI in technology and healthcare – use of legal tools and implementing AI solutions
  • How do you work with AI in practice? What are the risks and opportunities?
  • Could AI replace human intelligence in the next couple of years for processes?
Alessandra Cincotti
Alessandra Cincotti
Senior legal counsel, Servier
Thomas Buchholz
Thomas Buchholz
corporate innovation, intellectual property, BSH Hausgeräte
Xuting Huang
Xuting Huang
Patent counsel, ZF
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
Closing comments

16.00 CEST

Close of forum

16.10 CEST

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ATTENDEE PROFILE

With more opportunities to connect than ever before, you can network and discuss exclusive insights with leading European lawyers.
100+ patent professionals
in-house lawyer profile
20+ industries represented

"The chance to learn about hot topics and discuss them with industry leaders. Great work, perfect event, thank you!

 

"The diversity of the topics and specific discussions on daily relevant practice in a one day seminar.

 

"A good variety of topics beyond patent examination.

 

Speakers

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 Melody Mok for corporate speaking enquiries or James Murray for law firm or service provider opportunities.

Errol Bong

Noble Group
Errol Bong
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Garth Bray

Sullivan & Cromwell

Garth Bray
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Wilson Chu

IPBA
Wilson Chu
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Richard Climan

Hogan Lovells
Richard Climan
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Erika Evasdottir

HKCCA

Erika Evasdottir
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Raymond Goh

China Tourism Group
Raymond Goh
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Joel Greenberg

Arnold & Porter
Joel Greenberg
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Areej Hamadah

Legal Challenges

Areej Hamadah
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Laura Hannon

CompareAsia Group

Laura Hannon
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William Hay

William Hay & Co

William Hay
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Patricia Ho

WeLab

Patricia Ho
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Michael Horman

NISI
Michael Horman
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Bo Huo

Tencent
Bo Huo
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Kenneth Koo

Citi Orient
Kenneth Koo
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Ying Liu

J. P. Morgan
Ying Liu
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Sara Marchetta

Chiomenti
Sara Marchetta
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Michael Maté

Seawood Resources
Michael Mate
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Ong Eu Jin

Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership
Ong Eu Jin
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Martin Rock

Commerzbank
Martin Rock
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Frédéric Ruppert

FR Law – Avocat; IPBA

Frederic Ruppert
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Brent Snyder

Competition Commission (HK)
Brent Snyder
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Brian Snyder

Morrison & Foerster

Brian Snyder
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Chloe Sung

ZhongAn Technologies

Chloe Sung
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Gen Takahashi

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Gen Takahashi
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Peter Wittmann

Asia-IO

Peter Wittman
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Eric Xin

CITIC Capital
Eric Xin
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Stanley Yang

First Pacific
Stanley Yang
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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Participate in facilitated breakout groups for more in-depth discussion

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  • IP service providers

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