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“The best IP summit/conference that I have attended either in Europe or in the US, in the past 17 years. I would certainly recommend it to other IP professionals, and look forward to attending in the future.”
Global Chief IP Officer & Associate General Counsel
Imerys \ USA
“The IP Summit was very good, with lots of excellent presentations, many interesting discussions. Everyone I spoke to was very impressed. The voting was a particularly good idea.”
MANAGING IP \ UK
“I attended the two days of the Summit and I found it a very interesting event with many informative sessions.”
Adviser, Legal Affairs Department
BUSINESSEUROPE \ BE
“The entire interaction during the Summit was a joy. I congratulate you for the very well organized conference.”
Chief Executive Officer
SKS Law Associates \ IN
“Thank you so much for inviting me to the IP Summit. It was extremely interesting, well orchestrated and I enjoyed the sessions.”
Global Domain Name Manager
EBAY, INC. \ USA
“Thanks for a very well organized conference.”
Director of IP
Husqvarna AB \ SE
“Looking ahead to next year.”
VP Marketing International
DUFF & PHELPS \ FR
“It was well worth attending the IP Summit in view of the wide range of presentations and the composition of the people present.”
Group Head of Patents
Nestlé \ CH
“You expertly organized the IP Forum."
Vice-President of Intellectual Property Group
Firmenich \ CH
“The summit was generally good. Agenda: all good!."
Business Development Manager
Scope eKnowledge Center \ UK
“The best mean to maintain a personal network of IP professionals. The general organization was very good!."
Director of IP
EADS NV \ FR
“I found most workshops to be of good value.”
Tandbergs Patentkontor \ NO
CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON LLP \ BE
“The workshops I attended were very well organized.”
ECTA \ BE
“The Minister was quite charming and delightful, excellent speaker. The session run by Alain Pompidou was very good.”
ZACCO \ DK
"Congratulations, in my view it was very attractive and very well organized.”
Anthropologist, Sinologist & Writer \ FR
"Everything seemed to go very well, so congratulations to you on that.”
LOVELLS, LLP \ FR
“Thank you for a very good conference.”
Burson-Marsteller \ BE
“The sessions I attended were interesting.”
Policy Officer, International aspects of IP rights
EUROPEAN COMMISSION, TRADE DG \ BE
“Thanks for the excellent organization, as usual.”
Executive VP, Licensing, Research and Innovation
Thomson SA \ FR
“Good place to be, to be up-to-speed again on all things going on. Right level in general. It is good that focus is on business impacts instead of legalities. IP Woman of the Year election and electronic voting quiz are very inspiring and creative approaches.”
Intellectual Asset Manager
DSM DYNEEMA \ NL
Senior Vice-President, Group IP Exploitation
ABB \ IT
“This was a new area for me so I learned a lot.”
Chief Operating & Finance Officer
CREATE-NET \ IT
“Relevant topics, well moderated, good networking opportunities: good use of my time.”
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS \ RO
“All workshops were of very good quality. The most interesting was full of practical advice useful to perform in my own function. High quality of the presenters.”
NESTLÉ \ CH
“Very good conference and organization.”
Law Enforcement Officer
SCP ALBOU YANA \ FR
“[It would be] nice to have a yearly update.”
K.U.LEUVEN R&D \ BE
“Well organized. A high-level conference with excellent participation from key political figures.”
Director and Immediate Past Chair
THE R&D SOCIETY \ UK
“A good overview of what is going on in the world of IP.”
Intellectual Property Engineer
HANSEN TRANSMISSIONS INTL. NV \ BE
“It was well organized. I liked the themes.”
NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF CUSTOMS \ AO
“Great! I’d love to come again.”
LALL LAHIRI & SALMOTRA \ IN
"A great event with a lot of participants. You are the reference."
Vice-President of Licensing
ALCATEL-LUCENT \ France
"Some sessions were excellent. The organization was superb. Thanks for all your efforts to make my stay pleasant."
General Patent Counsel
TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. \ Israel
"A good mix of professional representatives and officers from public organisations."
Senior Patent Counsel
EADS AIRBUS \ Germany
"Good feature was the wide range of speakers and shareholders in particular having people from the European Commission. This variety stimulated cross-sector thinking and discussion."
Director, Global Intellectual Property Strategy
ASTRAZENECA \ UK
"Do it again!"
LOVELLS \ France
"Without question, the Brussels IP Summit unmatched assembly of world-class speakers no doubt, delivered the most timely and important information in a venue that I’m sure exceeded all expectations of the attendees. It is the international intellectual property event against which tomorrow’s IP conferences will be judged."
Chief Executive Officer
PATENTCAFE \ USA
"The conference was very well organized."
CMS DEBACKER \ Belgium
"Debates were generally good. I liked the plenary sessions - workshops set-up."
Senior Patent Counsel
PHILIP MORRIS \ Switzerland
"I was a participant in a workshop. I could only be at the conference on the second day. What I could attend, I enjoyed."
Head of Corporate Intellectual Property
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH \ Germany
"Bravo for the quality of the conferences you are organizing."
L’ORÉAL \ France
"Your event was world class. The best."
OCEAN TOMO LLC \ USA
"Generally very good. The quality of speakers was high, and it was an excellent opportunity to renew old contacts and make new ones."
MARKS & CLERK \ UK
"I found it a very well organised and successful occasion. […] Well done, a good conference."
CNIPA \ UK
"Thanks for a terrific conference."
BRODY BERMAN ASSOCIATES \ USA
"I think this is a very important event and an outstanding opportunity to meet high level specialists."
Director in the Pharmaceutical Directorate
EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE \ Germany
"All in all, a good conference."
Assistant General Counsel
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN \ USA
"Thank you for the good event."
Editor in Chief
IP WATCH \ Switzerland
"I have appreciated the afternoon workshops. In day 1, the mock deposition panel, whereas in day 2, the session dedicated to the Community Trademark. I have appreciated the organisation at the Hotel and the evening at Bibliothèque Solvay, everything was perfect."
Partner, European Patent Attorney
CABINET M. OPROIU \ Romania
"My partner and I attended the Summit in 2006 and we enjoyed the high quality of the meeting and its attendees."
SMART & BIGGAR | FETHERSTONHAUGH \ Canada
"Very good conference. I did enjoy it."
BEACHCROFT LLP \ UK
"Bravo for the IP Summit."
CNCPI \ France
"The Summit was a success. For me, it was very informative and useful. I would like to point to high level of speeches at sessions. The workshops attended by me were very lively and professional. I enjoyed the cocktail party, everything was nice, the place, food and drinks. I am definitely going to take part in future summits."
Chief Executive Officer
PATENTICA \ Russian Federation
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"IAM was proud to be a Sponsor of the event and we commend Premier Cercle for the excellent research job it did, as well as for its faultless organisation."
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Vice President, Intellectual Property
GENERAL ELECTRIC \ USA
"Very practical and down to results - Thank you very much."
Director of Trademarks and Designs
DANONE GROUP \ France
"I was very impressed with the quality and diversity of the people you were able to recruit… Sessions addressed many of the most important IP issues."
Vice President, Intellectual Property and Licensing
IBM CORPORATION \ USA
"Votre organisation a été une parfaite réussite.
Chacun a pu apprécier le parfait déroulement du programme sans le moindre incident. Bravo à Premier Cercle."
OHIM \ Spain
"The Summit had been superbly organized."
Director WIPO Coordination Office in Brussels
WIPO \ Belgium
"A great success."
EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANIZATION \ Belgium
"Le colloque était d’un niveau supérieur à la moyenne.
J’ai eu le plaisir de participer à cet excellent événement dont je garderai un très bon souvenir."
GEVERS \ Belgium
"Encore toutes mes félicitations pour l’organisation de cette grande première qui a été très réussie."
BREESE DERAMBURE MAJEROWICZ \ France
"I very much enjoyed Brussels IP Summit 2004 and found it informative and helpful."
Corporate Counsel, Patents
LUCENT CORPORATION \ USA
"I was only there on the first day but from what I saw and heard it was indeed an excellent conference with some extremely interesting speakers. I think the organisation was excellent and I particularly welcomed the breakdown into different ‘workshops’ so that the participants could always find a subject of interest to them, because of course you were trying to cater all the different branches of intellectual property."
OBE INTERNATIONAL \ UK
"Sharing best practices and get information about what is on air is really important in our profession."
Intellectual Property Manager
AIRBUS \ France
"An engaging conference which brought together many of Europe's leading IP decision-makers and which saw excellent debates on a range of highly pertinent topics."
Partner, Intellectual Property, Media & Technology
MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY UK LLP \ UK
"I just wanted to thank you for letting me host the panels yesterday. It was an enriching experience. I look forward to working with you soon."
DOW JONES NEWSWIRES \ Belgium
These IP owners have participated in 2006
Agfa Gevaert, Alcatel, Amer Group, Arkema, Arla Foods, ARM Holdings, ASML BV, AstraZeneca, BHP Billiton, Blyk, Bose Corporation, BrainLAB, BT Group, Case Western Reserve University, CEA Saclay, CEA Valorisation, Coda Group, DaimlerChrysler, Dassault Systèmes, De La Rue Holdings, Delaval Intl, Dolby Laboratories, DSM NV, Dyson Group, EADS Deutschland, EADS France, EMI Group, Ericsson, ESRF (European Synchrotron), Fazer Group, Fractus, Fresenius Medical Care, Fuji Photo Film, Fujitsu, Gaz de France, GE Europe, GE India Technology Centre, General Electric Corporation, General Motors, Geox, GET ENST, Giga Byte Technology, Grundfos, Hoffmann-La Roche, Honeywell, IBBT, IBM Corporation, IBM Global Services, IMEC, Imerys, InBev, Infineon, Intel Corporation, Intel UK, Lucent Technologies, LVMH, Mars Corporation, Microsoft, Moët & Chandon, Moulinsart, Nestlé, Nike, Novartis, Numico Research, Panasonic, Philip Morris Products, Philips Intl, Philips IP & Standards, Qiagen, Qualcomm, Rambus, Red Hat, Renishaw, Research & Technological Centre Ausferr, Research In Motion, Robert Bosch, Royal Dutch-Shell Group, Royal KPN, Salomon Sports, Sandoz Inc., SAP AG, Scania, Shell Intl, Siemens, Sisvel, Softwide, Solvay, Sony, Statkraft Group, Teva Pharmaceutical, Thales, Thomson Financials, Thomson SA, Tietoenator, TNT Group, Total, Toyota Motor, UBS, Unaxis, Unilever, Université de Liège, University of Michigan, University of Nottingham, Via Licensing, Zentiva…
These countries were represented in 2006