IPBC Europe 2019

Programme

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    7:30 am  -  9:00 am
    Day 1: Registration and networking
    9:00 am  -  9:15 am
    Chair's welcome
    9:15 am  -  10:00 am
    Morning keynote address
    10:00 am  -  11:15 am
    Learning from the leaders

    Europe is home to some of the world’s most sophisticated and successful corporate IP value creation strategists. They have valuable lessons to teach.

    • How to align IP with business

    • Making the internal case for IP

    • The keys to monetisation success

    11:15 am  -  11:45 am
    Networking break
    11:45 am  -  12:45 pm
    The landscape beyond Europe

    For European IP owners doing business in the United States and China, there are plenty of major issues to consider when planning their strategies.

    • Where things stand with patent eligibility

    • Key litigation developments

    • Possible IP fallout from intensifying trade conflict

    12:45 pm  -  2:15 pm
    Lunch and networking break
    2:15 pm  -  3:15 pm
    A changing litigation environment

    Disputes are an IP fact of life, but nothing is written in stone about how they should be handled. While litigation remains a key option, other tools are emerging.

    • Navigating Europe’s litigation landscape

    • Which forums to choose – and why

    • The role of arbitration and other forms of ADR

    3:15 pm  -  3:45 pm
    Networking break
    3:45 pm  -  4:45 pm
    IP strategies for the fourth industrial revolution

    The rise of the Internet of Things will force European companies to fundamentally rethink their IP strategies.

    • Understanding the key issues

    • Looking beyond patents

    • How to be world class

    4:45 pm  -  5:30 pm
    Afternoon keynote address
    5:30 pm  -  7:00 pm
    Drinks reception
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    8:30 am  -  9:15 am
    Day 2: Morning coffee and networking
    9:15 am  -  10:30 am
    At the forefront of the 5G revolution

    Europe has been very busy in helping to set the IP parameters within which 5G will operate. The trick is make things fair for both originators and implementers.

    • The European Commission’s SEP licensing communication

    • Key court cases – Huawei v ZTE, Unwired Planet v Huawei and more

    • Creating a balanced regime to facilitate innovation

    10:30 am  -  11:30 am
    The growing role of data

    Data is what will power the fourth industrial revolution, so working out who owns it and how to protect it will be more important than ever.

    • Understanding data as an asset

    • Using IP to protect data assets

    • Working within GDPR

    11:30 am  -  12:00 pm
    Networking break
    12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
    Managing risk

    As IP becomes a more valuable corporate asset, managing the risks around it has become a major business priority.

    • Identifying the IP risks your company faces

    • Putting in place a successful risk management strategy

    • The role of insurers and other third-party advisers

    1:00 pm  -  1:30 pm
    Closing keynote address
    1:30 pm  -  2:30 pm
    Networking lunch and close
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