Global Patent Congress is firmly established as the leading patent event in Europe, enabling patent professionals to learn, interact and debate the latest strategies, ideas and tactics with one other.

IP professionals are constantly being pulled in different directions. In today’s global markets, it is crucial to understand international legal frameworks across a wide range of diverse regions in order to anticipate change, harvest business opportunities and make strategic decisions to maximise return on your IP portfolio.

With Europe introducing the Unified Patent Court, China producing initial feedback from its new specialised IP court, the US seeing an increasingly activist Supreme Court and Russia facing political backlash from the West, keeping an overview of what is going on around the globe has never been more important (changes in IP law, filing, litigation, licensing laws and enforcement.)

Additionally, the need for corporates to focus on generating value to their business through their patent portfolio is paramount, whether this is through licensing, divestiture/acquisition of patents or partnerships. This is done through implementing and executing a powerful patent strategy, which adds value to the business, aligns with business strategy and works closely with R+D/ management.

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What’s New for 2016 & Benefits of attending?


Unrivalled speaker panel
Scaled up to 55 speakers with increased interactivity to ensure your core topics of interest are covered extensively and you have the opportunity to get involved intimately with your peers.


Amazing Choice of Sessions and Formats
Given the pure scale of your workload, we know that it would take a lot longer than 3 days to cover every topic in depth. We hope you prioritise certain challenges by choosing from our 12 different focus streams with more than 90 minutes of content, or dip into a couple of our interactive discussion groups. You will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive, expert led workshops pre and during the conference to attack your challenges head on.


A pre-conference workshop day offering in-depth deliberation and strategic takeaways led by market leaders on topics you have chosen, including a training course. Workshops are also placed throughout the main conference, such as Breakfast Briefings and Lunch and Learns.


Advisory Board
5-person Advisory Board of senior executives has helped shape the programme to ensure content, speakers and copy are of the highest standard.


Interactive Discussion Tables
On September 27, we turn the show over to you. Join the lively interactive discussion tables talking through fresh new ways to solve their day-to day problems. It’s a great way to digest presentations, panels and workshops during the conference. With pre-population, you will know who will be at your table and who shares the same responsibilities and resource level as you, so you know you’re in great company.


GPC Interaction
This is perhaps the most fun you’ll have at the conference. For Bingo, with a pen and paper in hand, you’ll have 6 minutes to meet 6 new people, get their tops reasons for attending and their business card, have a laugh and then move on to the next in line. For Worst Case Scenario, you and your colleagues will debate your way to the best reaction to the worst case patent scenario. Who knows, this could be the start of a beautiful relationship!


Exhibit Hall Meet-Ups
Head to the exhibition hall to mix it up with executives who can give you free advice about areas affecting your business. Haven’t got time? In our Technology Demonstration Drive, you’ll be able to connect with leading technology solution providers to boost your bottom line in under 5 minutes!


There is an App for that!
Download the GPC App on your smartphone to make sure you’re privy to live updates, live polling, connecting with your colleagues and post your glamourous selfies from our Great Gatsby Drinks Reception.

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