Global Patent Congress 2015

28 - 30 September, 2015

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, Copenhagen, Denmark


Over 200 attendees

35+ countries attended in 2014

50+ Heads of Intellectual Property Managers in 2014

60+ Patent and intellectual property Managers in 2014

Welcome to Global Patent Congress 2015

Global Patent Congress will be back for its 9th year in 2015 with an all new format and speaker line up!

Join us in Copenhagen 28th – 30th September 2015 to receive all the latest patent information, updates, ideas, tactics and advice, plus network with your peers in the industry’s number one forum.

Global Patent Congress will be back for its 9th edition with all new features, format and agenda

What’s new at the Global Patent Congress 2015?

  • Global Patent Congress Awards
  • Brand new format  with more sessions and topics than even before to choose from including
  • Chief Intellectual Property Officer Boardrooms
  • Increased global presentations 
  • Added peer to peer networking time
  • Global Patent Congress Advisory Board Meeting
  • More networking to meet your peers
  • Extended exhibition hours
IP professionals worldwide face extraordinary competing demands as you look to fully optimise your patent portfolio.

From enforcement to monetisation, litigation and licensing, filing and patent management plus developing an IP strategy in line with business goals, IP professionals need to be able to effectively execute  IP strategy to ensure maximum value to your company.

In today’s rapidly changing landscape, building a strong patent strategy, and have the capability, knowledge and ability to execute it will ensure that you are delivering value to your business through the IP function.

At the all new Global Patent Congress 2015, you will participate in industry discussions, sessions, debates and case studies to ensure you have the knowledge, updates, tactics and strategies you need at your disposal to optimise and protect your
patent portfolio.

Designed exclusively for Heads of Patents, Heads of IP, Chief Intellectuals Property Officers and Patent Attorneys, this is your opportunity to learn from global leaders and debate with your peers solutions to overcome IP challenges. At the Global Patent Congress you will be able formulate strategies to execute your patent management, licensing, litigation and enforcements plans.

    Just some of the 2014 attendees:

    • Aber Instruments Ltd
    • Astrazeneca
    • Brahms AG
    • BT
    • Dako International
    • DSM
    • DuPont Nutrition Biosciences
    • Embraer S A
    • F-Secure Corporation
    • GE Healthcare
    • Honda
    • IKEA
    • Intercell AG
    • LFB Biotechnologies
    • Maersk Drilling
    • Neste Oil
    • Nokia
    • Panasonic
    • Philips IP and Standards
    • SAAB
    • TomTom International B.V.
    • TRW Automotive
    • Umicore AG & Co. KG
    • United Phophorus
    • Vodafone

    Resource Centre

    • Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace: An Industry Investigation - 2014 Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace: An Industry Investigation - 2014

      89.7% of professionals in industry believe that intellectual property is and will be significant for them in 2014. In April and May 2014, Legal IQ conducted Global Patent 2014 Survey. We surveyed our members, which consist of in-house Intellectual Property (IP), patent, trademark, brand, anti-counterfeiting, security officers among other professionals to bring together the latest insights into the IP area.

      Insights Include:
      • How companies are cutting IP costs
      • Which geographies are growing
      • The effect of industry litigiousness on IP strategy
      • How companies are approaching monetisation
      • How to gain stakeholder buy-in

      We then interviewed these thought leaders from diverse industry sectors including petrochemical, biotechnology and telecommunications to discover what the driving trends are in intellectual property and where they think the field is headed in the coming 18 months.

    • 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.
    • Revealing Innovative Methods for IP Awareness - Interviewing Stamicarbon's Jan-Willem Goedmakers
      Integrating awareness of IP internally is a challenge many companies struggle with. Jan-Willem Goedmakers Intellectual Asset Manager at Stamicarbon reveals how they tackle this challenge as part of a wider process of integrating IP within the innovation process. Find out about their methods in this exclusive interview.
    • 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.

    2014 Speakers included:

     Andrew Browne
    Andrew Browne
    Senior IP Counsel
    Shell International
     Ben Wang
    Ben Wang
    Head of Patents, China
     Olivier Thirard
    Olivier Thirard
    Deputy Legal Director, Intellectual Property
     Frank Bistervels
    Frank Bistervels
    Senior Director, IP&S Manager Lighting
    Philips Intellectual Property & Standard
     Richard Vary
    Richard Vary
    Head of Litigation
    Dr. Ulrike Grüning
    Dr. Ulrike Grüning
    Director Corporate Patents
    Infineon Technologies
     Vernon Venne
    Vernon Venne
    Chief IP Counsel
     Aude de Clercq
    Aude de Clercq
    Technology Transfer Programme Office
    European Space Agency
     Geovana Rosales
    Geovana Rosales
    Patent Manager, Corporate Patents Europe
    DuPont Nutrition and Health
    Dr. Manoj Haridas
    Dr. Manoj Haridas
    Head of Intellectual Property & Principal Scientist
    ITC Limited
     Jan-Willem Goedmakers
    Jan-Willem Goedmakers
    Intellectual Asset Manager
     Tom Briscoe
    Tom Briscoe
    Senior Strategic IP Manager
    Dr. Stefan Wilhelm
    Dr. Stefan Wilhelm
    EMEA IP Litigation Manager
     Tommi Lehtinen
    Tommi Lehtinen
    Head of IPR, Product IPR
     Suzanne Nguyen
    Suzanne Nguyen
    Global Patent Advisor, U.S. Patent Agent
    Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Dr. Jürgen Eiselt
    Dr. Jürgen Eiselt
    Vice Director Corporate IPR
     Morten Garberg
    Morten Garberg
    British and European Patent Attorney
    Hoffmann Eitle
     Ravi Srinivasan
    Ravi Srinivasan
    J A Kemp

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    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