Global Patent Congress 2015

28 - 30 September, 2015

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Our Vision for 2015: 
More Global - More Patents - More Impact

It’s our job to bring you out of your comfort zone of traditional lectures and encourage new ways of learning.

Gathering over 150+ Global Heads, Directors and Senior Managers of Patent and IP, we provide the ideal platform for meaningful benchmarking, networking and learning. After all, Global Patent Congress is more than just a conference, it is a fully customisable experience.

Whether you’re in charge of managing, monetising, protecting, innovating or collaborating within your portfolio, we have workshops, panels, plenaries, roundtables and more, just for you.

Not convinced yet? Go to our 'Why attend Global Patent Congress?' page to learn why our conference is the one-stop-shop to learn about the global patent environment! 

Why not be a part of the conversation that inspires innovation within the patent industry in 2015?

Register today, read the programme to find out more or email enquire@iqpc.co.uk for a copy.

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  • Google reveal their secret to a successful IP Litigation strategy Google reveal their secret to a successful IP Litigation strategy
    Catherine Lacavera is the Director of IP and Litigation at Google. Named one of Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40, a U.S. Rising Star by Legal500, and one of the most innovative in-house counsel by the Daily Journal, Google’s secret weapon in litigation wars is Catherine Lacavera.

    In this exclusive interview, Maya Fowell interviews Google’s Director of IP and Litigation, Catherine Lacavera, to find out the strategic ingredients that make up Google’s winning recipe for success. 


  • EPOEPO's essential developments in the European patent system
    The European Patent system has their windows open to essential developments. Several changes have taken place recently but essential preparations have been undertaken to allow further developments. Some actions might seem to be internal, but their intention is to enable better collaboration with applicants and support applicants to file quality applications within efficient patent granting procedure. 

    This article written by Heli Pihlajamaa, Director, Directorate Patent Law, European Patent Office, analyses the essential developments in the European patent system. 
  • Leveraging IP Value at Shell - An Interview with Andrew Browne
    Andrew Browne, Senior IP Counsel at Shell believes the first step to leveraging IP value is to have a solid understanding of what that value is. In this interview he outlines the steps taken at Shell to ensure that valuation methods are implemented, risks are identified and potential roadblocks are addressed. He also discusses the potential impact of open innovation and unitary patent litigation will have on the field.
  • Trends and Challenges in Intellectual Property 2012-13
    As intellectual property becomes a clearer focus for business, company leaders are faced with a range of challenges such as where best to invest time and money to strengthen their portfolios, and ultimately avoid litigation, costs and compromises to security. Read the results of a Legal IQ survey on trends and challenges in IP.
  • Impact of the Global Business Environment: Trademarks & Patents
    Legal IQ recently completed a survey on Portfolio Management in Patents and Trademarks. The study had over 600 respondents representing legal portfolio management professionals working in a wide variety of industries and disciplines. Key industry commentators were invited to review the results and offer their analysis.

Featured Speakers:

 Frédéric Caillaud
Frédéric Caillaud
Director of Licensing & Business Development
L’Oreal
 Catherine Lacavera
Catherine Lacavera
Director, IP and Litigation
Google
Dr. Jürgen Eiselt
Dr. Jürgen Eiselt
Vice Director Corporate IPR
E.G.O.
 Morten Garberg
Morten Garberg
British and European Patent Attorney
Hoffmann Eitle
 Christoph Gasser
Christoph Gasser
Adjunct Judge
Swiss Federal Patent Court
 Jan Willem Goedmakers
Jan Willem Goedmakers
Head of IP
Stamicarbon
 Clemens Heusch
Clemens Heusch
Head of European Litigation
Nokia
 Hannie van Iersel
Hannie van Iersel
IP&S Manager IP Counseling (H&W, PC, DA, Coffee, SRC, PINS, Design)
Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
Dr. Michael Kock
Dr. Michael Kock
Head Intellectual Property
Syngenta International AG
 Preben Kristensen
Preben Kristensen
Preben Kjær Kristensen, Senior Business Developer, Tech Transfer Office
Technical University of Denmark
 John Li
John Li
Head of Patents
Novartis (China)
 Jason Loh
Jason Loh
Head of Global IP Frontiers
Panasonic
 Federica Lolli
Federica Lolli
General Counsel
Data Logic
 Kevin Mooney
Kevin Mooney
Chairman
Drafting Committee for the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court
 Heli Pihlajamaa
Heli Pihlajamaa
Director, Directorate Patent Law
European Patent Office
 Geovana Rosales
Geovana Rosales
Patent Manager, Corporate Patents Europe
DuPont Nutrition and Health
 Ravi Srinivasan
Ravi Srinivasan
Partner
J A Kemp
Andreas Tycho
Head of IP
Maersk Drilling

What others have to say

“It was very informative, and excellent for networking. I made a whole book of notes. I can’t thank IQPC enough. Very high quality and I've recommended to the IP professionals that we work with that they come next time.” - Managing Director, Aber Instruments Ltd, Delegate, Global Patent Congress 2013
“Congratulations for the event - really interesting with great speakers.” – Head of IP, Bouygues Telecom, , Delegate, Global Patent Congress 2013
“I would like to congratulate you and the team for a wonderful event.” - Global Vice President Intellectual Property, DSM, Delegate, Global Patent Congress 2013
“It was indeed a great conference and I enjoyed both presenting and discussing as well as the networking opportunities. I am surely looking forward to the events of next year.” – Senior IP Manager, Umicore, Speaker Global Patent Congress 2013
“Thanks for organizing a well-attended, useful conference.” - Sr. Principal Strategist, Technology & IP, Dako, Delegate, Global Patent Congress 2014
“The conference was really well done. And the round table idea worked out brilliantly.” - Partner, Finnegans, Delegate, Global Patent Congress 2014
“The Global Patent Congress provides an opportunity to meet my peers and discuss current developments in the IP field. In addition it presents an opportunity to meet with potential new service providers in one place in a short period of time. Having all these providers together saves a lot of time and money. The event is always very well organized and IQPC very actively use the feedback from the participants to improve the structure of the conference. For example the amount of time set aside for peer to peer networking has increased in the past year. As a result the event becomes better every year. If you are responsible for IP in your organization, either small or big, this is a great event to attend” - Jan-Willem Goedmakers, Head of Intellectual Property, Stamicarbon
“I was impressed by the speaker line-up and quality of presentations. It has been a valuable opportunity to connect with key industry leaders” - Global Patent Advisor, U.S. Patent Agent, Mölnlycke Health Care AB
“I was really satisfied with the conference. Excellent networking opportunities, good discussions and presentations, surrounded by a great organisation team” - Vice Director Corporate IPR, E.G.O
“Good balance between networking and sharing insights from discussion and presentations” - Senior Director, IP&S Manager Lighting, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
“Over the years I had stopped going to any conferences as they all seemed to cover all the same subjects, but your IQPC conferences have revitalised my interest in such events – thank you!” - IP Management Consultant, Leogriff