Theme: IP at the Epicenter of the World’s Economy

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome Note

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Session 1: Intellectual Property Management Strategies for an Increasing Competitive World

Nicolas Schifano, Microsoft

Senior Director, Cloud IP Policy & Strategy

IP strategies for cloud computing

Gaye Ramazanoglu Partlak, Sanovel

Patent and Trademark Attorney

Intellectual Property Management Strategies

Dealing with Patents of Others? Strengthen your Defense and Let your Offense help your Defense!

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Morning Break

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Session 2: Patent Prosecution Strategies

Software Patents in the US: Techniques to Surviving the Patent Eligibility Fallout

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Session 3: Open Innovation – Does IP Get in the Way?

Sofie Cristens, RPM International Inc.

Corporate Counsel, EMEA

IP Management in Open Innovation

Alice Hume, Qlik

Director, Senior Corporate Counsel IP

Open Innovation

Frodo Ferro, Los & Stigter


1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Lunch Break

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Session 4: Building IP Monetization Strategy to Align with Corporate Growth

Dominika Boehm, Siemens AG

Senior IP Counsel

Quantitative IP valuation 

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Afternoon Break

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Session 5: Dispute Resolution Mechanisms for IP Infringement, Such as Licensing, Technology Transfer Agreements and Counterfeiting Claims

International Licensing Law:  Commercial Transactions in IP Across Boundaries

Internet, New Media, Social Networks, UGC and ISP Liability: How the Internet "governs" IP and how IP governs the Internet

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Networking Dinner

Day 2

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Session 6: Global Patent Reforms – What’s Happening Now?

Patent Law Reforms in China

"A Day in the Life of..."

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Morning Break

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 7: Identification, Decisions and Strategic Management Of IPR – IP Informatics and Analysis

Nick Kounoupias, ACID

Chief Legal Counsel

Carrying out IP Strategic Reviews

Bastian Arnold, OSRAM GmbH

Senior Legal Counsel

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Ideas for Patent Mining and Valuation

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Session 8: New and Innovative Strategies for Protecting Your IP – Risk, Integrity and Security

Loreto Reguera, Akka Technologies

Senior Legal Counsel

New and Innovative Strategies for Protecting Your IP – Risk, Integrity and Security

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Lunch Break

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Session 9: IP Enforcement-Challenges and Trends IP as an Asset Class. IP Assets – The New Route to Corporate Finance

Daniel Hermele, Qualcomm

Senior Director and Legal Counsel

Standards and IP – what makes an equitable, effective and enforceable licensing methodology around FRAND principles?

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Afternoon Break

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Session 10: IP Management For Startups – Will It Become Costly?

Nihan Seda Kisi, Turkmen Holding

In-House Counsel

IP Management for Startups

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

Closing Note

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