IP professionals, General Counsels, NPEs: Seize all the opportunities from the future European patent system
P R O G R A M M E
8.00- 8.30am Reception and Welcome Breakfast
8.30-9.00am Opening address
John C. Lindgren President & Chief Executive Officer CONVERSANT IP \ USA
9.00-10.00am IP as a Major Game-Changer in the Innovation-based Economies
In an environment of risks and opportunities on a global scale of patenting, how are the US innovations being protected? Do US companies need facilitators to enhance their IP rights and protection? What international strategy deployment suits best in which countries? How does it affect your business and to what price? What would be the potential benefits of the new Unitary Patent to US business: an expensive one-stop shop and a wider protection?
Ivan Chaperot Vice President, IP Licensing FINJAN HOLDINGS INC \ USA
Kevin Curran Global Patent Counsel BAYER HEALTHCARE\ USA
Betty Ryberg Vice President, IP Litigation Novartis SERVICES INC \ USA
Philip Strassburger Vice President, General Counsel PURDUE PHARMA \ USA
Chair: Maria Luisa Palmese Partner Kenyon & Kenyon LLP \ USA
10.00-10.15am Coffee Break
10.15-11.15am The European patent system, a gateway to new business opportunities?
How U.S companies can take advantage of the new European patent system? What markets the unitary patent will open? What are the advantages of the European system over the US system? What challenges U.S companies might face as unitary patent owners? How to assert a patent portfolio before investing: the U.S approach and the European method!
James Baillargeon Senior Corporate IP Counsel, IP & Standards ALCATEL-LUCENT \ USA
Aaron Slan Vice President Fortress InvestmenT Group \ USA
Chair: Philippe Yvergniaux President North America, Invest In France Agency \ USA
11.15-11.30am Closing speech
Priya Iyer Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Anaqua Inc \ USA