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International Patent Forum 2021

March 2 & 3, virtual event | GMT (Greenwich Mean time)

ABOUT THIS EVENT

The MIP International Patent Forum will be taking place virtually on March 2 & 3.


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.
ATTENDEE PROFILE
150+ registrants
300+ REGISTRANTS ON AVERAGE
in-house
IN-HOUSE IP AUDIENCE
Industries
20+ INDUSTRIES REPRESENTED

VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURES

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Much like an in-person conference, a virtual event brings together top experts and industry peers for dynamic discussions and networking. Through the use of a specially designed events platform, you can access all content and participate in Q&A’s, live polling, breakout sessions and networking groups from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.
Virtual booth
Virtual Exhibition Hall
Meet sponsors at their virtual booths
Speaker interaction
Speaker interaction
Reach out to speakers taking part in their live Q&A after their session
Personal Programme
Personal Programme
Create your own schedule with meetings and interesting sessions
On-demand
On-demand Access
Watch at a more convenient time to suit your needs
Networking
Messaging and Video calls
Meeting someone new? Drop them a message or schedule a call
Matchmaking
AI powered matchmaking
Meet new people in the event with AI recommendations

AGENDA

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

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 does innovation/IP help us recover from the pandemic?
  • How will practices of working with outside counsel change?
Gordon Harris
Gordon Harris
partner, Gowling WLG (moderator)
Grzegorz Wesela-Bauman
Grzegorz Wesela-Bauman
European patent attorney & senior counsel, GE Power
Myrtha Hurtado Rivas
Myrtha Hurtado Rivas
global head legal brand protection, Novartis
Will Chelton
Will Chelton
chief legal officer, nChain
Networking break

10.35-10.50 GMT

The future of technology, data and IP

10.50-11.40 GMT

  • AI and technical innovations – challenges for patents and trade secrets
  • Licensing and 5G: how do you address the use of patents in different verticals?
  • Appropriately protecting data in the digital age
  • Data ethics – implications on technology and innovation
  • How can you prepare for an uncertain future?
Matt Hervey
Matt Hervey
partner, Gowling WLG (moderator)
Daniel Enetoft
Daniel Enetoft
intellectual property leader, IKEA
Per Wendin
Per Wendin
IP and head of patents, Spotify
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
Hiroshi Sheraton
Hiroshi Sheraton
partner, Baker McKenzie (moderator)
Sara Burghart
Sara Burghart
lead IP litigation counsel, Sandoz
Roberto Dini
Roberto Dini
founder, Sisvel
Jochen Herr
Jochen Herr
partner, Baker McKenzie
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
Parminder Lally
Parminder Lally
senior associate, Appleyard Lees (moderator)
Bobby Mukherjee
Bobby Mukherjee
chief counsel, IP and technology law, BAE Systems
Deanna Kwong
Deanna Kwong
senior IP litigation counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • B) Fourth Industrial Revolution: AI; autonomous vehicles.
Henrik Aurell
Henrik Aurell
partner, AWA (moderator)
Andreas Iwerback
Andreas Iwerback
director intellectual property, Husqvarna Group
Anders Fredriksson
Anders Fredriksson
partner, AWA
  • C) Effectively protecting your trade secrets with practical measures
Adam Pilcher
Adam Pilcher
patent attorney, Airbus (moderator)
Adriaan de Vries
Adriaan de Vries
head of IP, Altana
Kim Jessum
Kim Jessum
chief IP counsel, US associate general counsel & secretary, Heraeus
  • D) Oral hearings – application of the new tools and how to use them effectively
Peter Klusmann
Peter Klusmann
partner, Hoffmann Eitle (moderator)
Petra Schmitz
Petra Schmitz
legally qualified member of the Boards of Appeal, European Patent Office
Martin Rahbek Kornum
Martin Rahbek Kornum
head of patents, Coloplast
Post-panel breakouts

14.20-14.50 GMT

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

This session will begin with leading experts from China, India and Turkey, sharing exclusive strategic insights into IP enforcement in the respective regions. Delegates will then have the opportunity to ask questions and partake in interactive Q&A.

Ozge Atılgan Karakulak
Özge Atılgan Karakulak
partner, Gün + Partners
Pravin Anand
Pravin Anand
managing partner, Anand and Anand
Post-panel roundtables

10.20-10.50 GMT

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 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.
Erik Puknys
Erik Puknys
partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner (moderator)
Bowman Heiden
Bowman Heiden
visiting professor, University of California
Chitra Iyer
Chitra Iyer
head of intellectual property & standards – India, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
Claudia Tapia
Claudia Tapia
director, IPR policy & legal academic research, Ericsson
  • Considerations in life sciences - strategic focus session drawing on the collective knowledge and practical experiences of industry leaders.
Alessandra Cincotti
Alessandra Cincotti
senior legal counsel, Servier
Frank Landolt
Frank Landolt
chief counsel, IP, Confo Therapeutics
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
Eleanor Root
Eleanor Root
partner, Bird & Bird (moderator)
Christian Reinders
Christian Reinders
chief IP Counsel, Lisa Dräxlmaier
Jason Skinder
Jason Skinder
chief intellectual property counsel (connected enterprise), Honeywell
Maria Mellgren
Maria Mellgren
intellectual property director, Essity
Coffee and networking break

13.20-13.50 GMT

Learnings from 2020

13.50-14.50 GMT

Exploratory analysis with leading offices for collaborative knowledge sharing, with the opportunity for delegates to partake in interactive Q&A. .

Alicia Instone
Alicia Instone
president, CIPA (moderator)
Chuck Eloshway
Chuck Eloshway
senior patent counsel, office of policy & international affairs, USPTO
David Holdsworth
David Holdsworth
deputy chief executive and director of operational delivery, UK IPO
Steve Rowan
Steve Rowan
vice president, patent grant process, European Patent Office
Closing comments

14.50-14.55 GMT

Coffee, 1-1 meetings and networking

14.55-16.00 GMT

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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 Natalie Canter for in-house speaking enquiries or Melanie Petch for law firm or service provider opportunities.
Will Chelton
Will Chelton
nChain
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Grzegorz Wesela-Bauman
Grzegorz Wesela-Bauman
GE Power
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Matt Hervey
Matt Hervey
Gowling WLG
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Bobby Mukherjee
Bobby Mukherjee
BAE Systems
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Andreas Iwerback
Andreas Iwerback
Husqvarna Group
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Adam Pilcher
Adam Pilcher
Airbus
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Petra Schmitz
Petra Schmitz
European Patent Office
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Özge Atılgan Karakulak
Özge Atılgan Karakulak
Gün + Partners
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Pravin Anand
Pravin Anand
Anand and Anand
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Daniel Enetoft
Daniel Enetoft
IKEA
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Jason Skinder
Jason Skinder
Honeywell
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Christian Reinders
Christian Reinders
Lisa Dräxlmaier
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Myrtha Hurtado Rivas
Myrtha Hurtado Rivas
Novartis
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Sara Burghart
Sara Burghart
Sandoz
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Deanna Kwong
Deanna Kwong
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Adriaan de Vries
Adriaan de Vries
Altana
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Kim Jessum
Kim Jessum
Heraeus
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Martin Rahbek Kornum
Martin Rahbek Kornum
Coloplast
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Claudia Tapia
Claudia Tapia
Ericsson
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Maria Mellgren
Maria Mellgren
Essity
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Hiroshi Sheraton
Hiroshi Sheraton
Baker McKenzie
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Roberto Dini
Roberto Dini
Sisvel
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Frank Landolt
Frank Landolt
Confo Therapeutics
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Eleanor Root
Eleanor Root
Bird & Bird
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Alicia Instone
Alicia Instone
CIPA
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Chuck Eloshway
Chuck Eloshway
USPTO
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David Holdsworth
David Holdsworth
UK IPO
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Steve Rowan
Steve Rowan
European Patent Office
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Gordon Harris
Gordon Harris
Gowling WLG
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Per Wendin
Per Wendin
Spotify
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Jochen Herr
Jochen Herr
Baker McKenzie
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Parminder Lally
Parminder Lally
Appleyard Lees
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Henrik Aurell
Henrik Aurell
AWA
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Anders Fredriksson
Anders Fredriksson
AWA
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Peter Klusmann
Peter Klusmann
Hoffmann Eitle
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Erik Puknys
Erik Puknys
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
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Bowman Heiden
Bowman Heiden
University of California
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Chitra Iyer
Chitra Iyer
Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
Learn more ›
Alessandra Cincotti
Alessandra Cincotti
Servier
Learn more ›

REGISTRATION TYPE

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

Access to all sessions is FREE
  • IP counsel
  • Heads of legal
  • VP/SVP

LAW FIRMS

Access to all sessions is  £495
  • Partners and of counsel
  • Associates
  • IP service providers
TESTIMONIALS
"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

SPONSORS

Anand & Anand
AWA
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Gowling WLG
Gun_and_Partners
Hoffmann Eitle
Sisvel

EXHIBITOR

LexOrbis

MEDIA PARTNER

ICLG

CONTACT US

Registration

Programme

 
Email Natalie Canter
+44 (0) 207 779 8730

Sponsorship


Email Melanie Petch
+44 (0)20 7779 8836