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Afternoon Workshops     STREAMS 1 TO 5

  Thursday December 4 2008
Afternoon Workshops     Day 1
 
Stream 1
IP Competition
Challenges

Stream2
The New
IP Republic


Stream 3
IP Litigation in Europe

Stream 4
IP
Marketplace


Stream 5
IP
Inside Out

2:30
pm

Pharmaceuticals to Generics: Deciphering the Process

4 The different ways to launch generics and the impacts on IP matters

4 The highlights of the pharma sector inquiry by the European Commission

Dominik Schnichels
Head of Task Force, Inquiry into the Pharmaceutical Sector
EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Competition DG \ Belgium

Brian Ager
Director General
EFPIA
\ UK+Belgium

Greg Perry
Director General
EGA (European Generic medicines Association)
\ Belgium

Stéphane Drouin
Head of Patents, Europe
PFIZER, INC.
\ France

Moderator
Olivier Fréget
Partner
Allen & Overy LLP
\ France

SMBs: The Key to Closing the Innovation Gap?

4 A worldwide benchmark of innovation policies: is Europe competing?

4 Technology transfer, patent reforms, IP taxes…: which priorities?

4 Fostering a “habitat for innovation?

4 Results of a 2008 European ICT SME survey by Oxford University’s Saïd Business School

Guriqbal Singh Jaiya
Director of the SME Division
WIPO
\ Switzerland

Michael Setton
Chief Executive Officer
CYBERFAB
\ France

Dr Tim Vorley
Assistant Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
UNIV. OF CAMBRIDGE
\ UK

Dr John Round
Lecturer in Social Geography
UNIV. OF BIRMINGHAM
\ UK

Moderator
Jonathan Zuck
President
ACT
\ USA+Belgium

Pan-European IP Reforms: Industry Insights

4 Designing EU patent litigation from first instance to last appeal

4 Patent quality, delays and costs: is the Community Patent the right solution?

Roxanne E. Cenatempo
Global Chief IP Officer
& Associate General Counsel

IMERYS
\ USA

Jacques Combeau
Adviser to the President of IP Committee
MEDEf
Vice-Director of Intellectual Property
AIR LIQUIDE
\ France

Gabriele Mohsler
Director of Patents
ERICSSON
\ Germany

Oliver Varhelyi
Head of Unit IP
EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Internal Market & Services DG
\ Belgium

Moderator
Ilias Konteas
Senior Adviser, Intellectual Property
BUSINESSEUROPE
\ Belgium

IP Assets
Buy & Sale

4 IP auctions: niche or mainstream?

4 Patent brokers: do they harm owners?

4 Online marketplaces: trend or fashion?

Philippe Cassagne
Vice-President, IP & Licensing
GEMALTO
\ France

Emma Hughes
European Director
YET2.COM
\ UK

Christophe Sevrain
Chief Executive Officer
E-IP, LLC
\ USA

Moderator
Prof. Alfonso Gambardella
Professor of Economics & Management
BOCCONI UNIVERSITY
\ Italy

IP Taxes: Less, Lower or Better?

4 EU regulations: what is under way?

4 Recent evolutions in IP Tax Regimes

4 IP and Taxes: what to focus on?

A comparison between main IP Tax Regimes in Europe, including Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Spain. What are the specific jurisdictions for these IP locations? What are the EU regulations underway in terms of IP and Taxes? What are the next steps for you and what should you focus on?

Wim Eynatten
Director
Deloitte Tax Consultants
\ Belgium

Alina Macovei-Grençon
Partner, International Tax
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS SARL
\ Luxemburg

Jérôme Wittamer
Chief Financial Officer
DCL GROUP
\ Luxemburg

Moderator
Roger Greden
Founder
EP GROUP
\ Luxemburg

3:30
pm

Standards: The FRAND Case and Other Stories

4 How to define fair, reasonable & non-discriminatory licensing practices

4 IP confronting with open standards?

4 Patent pools: a case comparison

Thomas Kramler
Case Handler, Unit Antitrust: IT, Internet & Consumer Electronics
EUROPEAN COMMISSION, competition dg
\ Belgium

Mike Hartogs
Senior Vice-President and Counsel, Technology Licensing Division
QUALCOMM, INC.
\ USA

Roberto Dini
Founder
SISVEL
\ Italy

Aura Soininen
IPR Manager, Licensing
NOKIA CORPORATION
\ Finland

Moderator
Jacques Lafitte
Partner
AVISA partners
\ Belgium

IP Valuation Norms: What Applicability? Which Limitations?

4 PAS 1070,TC 231: towards standard norms for valuing patents and brands?

4 The real impacts of standardization

Russell Boltwood
Vice-President, Licensing and IP
UTSTARCOM, INC.
\ USA

Patrick Terroir
Senior Adviser
CAISSE DES DÉPÔTS
\ France

Jean-François Serrier
Director of Intellectual Property
SOLVAY SA
\ Belgium

Moderator
David Yurkerwich
Vice-President
CRA International
\ USA

Forum Shopping: IP Best Routes

4 Is Europe able to compete with the US?

4 Where to litigate according to IP classes, corporate strategies, possible outcomes

Jean Duvall
Group General Counsel & Secretary
FERRING PHARMACEUTICALS
\ Ireland

Marian Flattery
Director of Global Intellectual Property
SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION AG
\ Switzerland

Dr Bertram Huber
Senior VP, Head of Corporate Intellectual Property
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
\ Germany

Moderator
James Barney
Partner
FINNEGAN
\ USA

IP Incubating

4 Unused IP: which to keep, which to divest from your portfolio?

4 Generating ROI on unfunded R&D programmes

Dr Jörn Erselius
Chief Executive Officer
MAX-PLANCK
INNOVATION GMBH

\ Germany

Daniel Brod
co-Founder, Managing Partner
IPROVA
\ Switzerland

Giandomenico Testi
Senior Vice President, IP Exploitation
ABB
\ Italy

Moderator
Dr Benedikt Ahlers
Business Development Manager
IP BEWERTUNGS AG
\ Germany

Functioning or Malfunctioning: Recent Developments in IP Offices

4 Distribution of fees: how these are affecting the relationship between national offices and supranational bodies

4 Should there be free competition? Where lies the balance?

4 The September 2008 compromise solution regarding CTM fees

4 Diversion of fees between offices and from offices to State budgets

4 Results of a comparative analysis of the functioning of European offices conducted by Esade & Marques.

Mihály Ficsor
Vice-President
HUNGARIAN PATENT OFFICE
\ Hungary

António Campinos
Director
INPI (National Institute of Intellectual Property)
\ Portugal

Prof. Eusebi Nomen
Director, Chair of Intangible Assets Analysis
ESADE BUSINESS SCHOOL
\ Spain

Moderator
Tove Graulund
Former Chairman
MARQUES
Partner
ZACCO
\ Denmark

4:30
pm

Does IT Need a New Class of IP?

4 “Soft IP?: licensing but no injunction?

4 How to treat “innocent infringers?

4 Managing IP with fast-pace innovation and multi-modular concepts

4 Hardware and software differences

William A. Davies
V-P and Counsel Standards & Licensing
RESEARCH IN MOTION
\ UK

Jonathan Sage
Director of Open Source,
Open Standards and IP Policy, EMEA

IBM CORPORATION
\ UK

Pasi Valtonen
Director, IP Rights
TIETOENATOR OY
\ Finland

Ronald Zink
Chief IP Counsel
MICROSOFT EMEA
\ France

Moderator
Nicholas Fox
Director
IPULSE
\ UK

Trade Secrets and Protection of Know-How

4 The immersed part of the IP iceberg

4 US, Europe: what differences?

4 A guide to confidentiality agreements

Michael Jewess
Chief Counsel, IP
BAE SYSTEMS
\ UK

Maria Salvaterra-Garcia
Vice-President,
IP Group

FIRMENICH
\ Switzerland

McCoy Smith
IP Practice Group Director
INTEL CORPORATION
\ USA

Moderator
R. Mark Halligan
Partner
LOVELLS, LLP
\ USA

Damage-Awards: Striking the Right Balance

4 Which calculation criteria according to business requirements?

4 How to get an accurate picture of damages: promising results with France’s new law and seizure-counterfeit procedure

4 Viewpoints on both sides of litigation

Éric Albou
Law Enforcement Officer
SCP ÉRIC ALBOU & CAROLLE YANA
\ France

Joseph Fitzgerald
Vice-President IP,
Deputy General Counsel

SYMANTEC CORPORATION
\ USA

Daniel McGavock
Vice-President & Practice Leader, IP
CRA INTERNATIONAL
\ USA

Moderator
Michael Lennon
Senior Partner,
Chair of the European Practice Group

KENYON & KENYON LLP
\ USA

IP Finance in M&A Transactions

4 The role of intellectual property in mergers and acquisitions

4 Due diligence:
widening the scope

4 Valuation: best practices
for brands and patents

Bob Carter
Head of Agreements & Contracts
SHELL INTERNATIONAL
\ UK

Shona Mérigeault
Director of Group IP Department
LAFARGE SA \ France

Peter Holden
Partner, Head of IP Investment
COLLER CAPITAL
\ UK

Moderator
Frank Bollmann
Managing Director
DUFF & PHELPS
\ Germany

Attorney, Consultant: A State-of-The-Art of New Ways to Practice

4 Re-regulation trends in Switzerland, Norway, Sweden

4 Trainings, statuses: towards progressive harmonization?

4 The right to plead in Europe

4 Profession practice & competition law

This workshop will include representatives of other IP professional associations in Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, and/or Central European Countries.

Brian Cronin
Associate
Cronin Intellectual Property
\ Switzerland

Nanno Lenz
Patent Attorney, Director
PATENTANWALTSKAMMER
\ Germany

Edward Lyndon-Stanford
Patent Attorney,
Past President
CNIPA and CIPA
Chairman

EPI LITIGATION COMMITTEE
\ UK

Milena Tabakova
President of the Bulgarian Association of IP Representatives
Tabakov, Tabakova & Partners
\ Bulgaria

Carl Thorfinn
Director, Attorney at Law
ZACCO AB
\ Sweden

Moderator
Patrice Vidon
President    
CNIPA \ France

5:30
pm
Drinks and Refreshments

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