IP World Summit 2017

IP World Summit 2017

Amsterdam, the Netherlands
25-27 September 2017
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Future strategies in a world of uncertainty: new rules, innovation and competition.

IP World Summit, formerly known as Global Patent Congress, offers IP leaders a mix of thought provoking and practical sessions now covering a range of approaches to IP protection and monetisation, including patents, trade secrets, designs, copyright, licensing and trademarks.

Designed exclusively for Chief Intellectuals Property Officers, Heads of Patents, Heads of IP, IP Managers and Patent Attorneys; IP World Summit provides the opportunity to benchmark strategies plus learn from global leaders on how to balance increasing business interest in IP portfolios.

Now in its 11th year, the conference has over 60 speakers and more than 200 attendees making it the largest IP leadership-level event of its kind.

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IP World Summit 2017
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
September 2017
25-27
Future strategies in a world of uncertainty: new rules, innovation and competition
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Universities should be more flexible
18 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Perceived barriers could potentially be torn down by the Aarhus University’s proposed ‘patent free’ research zone, but academia should not be wedded to a single solution, according to Sean Jauss, partner at Mewburn Ellis
Ericsson sues Wiko over standard-essential patents
17 August 2017 | Stockholm | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ericsson has sued smartphone maker Wiko for infringement of standard-essential patents for 2G, 3G and 4G technology
Ropes & Gray hires leading PTAB litigator
16 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ropes & Gray has recruited leading US Patent Trial and Appeal Board litigator Scott McKeown
Trump fires forward in China IP investigation
15 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum asking the US Trade Representative to examine whether China should be investigated for alleged intellectual property malpractice
Nintendo Switch ‘infringes’ Gamevice patent
14 August 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Handheld game controller company Gamevice claimed that the Nintendo Switch infringes its 2015 patent for a slip-on game controller used with a smartphone or tablet
BPO takes radical approach to patent backlog
14 August 2017 | Brasília | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Brazilian Patent Office has published a proposal that intends to eliminate patentability analysis
Sanofi sues Merck for patent infringement
11 August 2017 | New Jersey | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Sanofi has filed a lawsuit against Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, alleging infringement of two patents for a diabetes drug
Features
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Former Intellectual Ventures executive Roy Maharaj, now vice president of global patent licensing at Ericsson, tells Barney Dixon why negotiating in good faith is the way forward for patent owners eager to earn royalties
While uncertainty persists, plant breeders may need to double down to secure their rights, says Penny Maplestone of the British Society of Plant Breeders
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Least developed countries can now more easily obtain compulsory licences during public health emergencies, but some have been slow to take advantage. Vítor Palmela Fidalgo of Inventa International explains why
Diana Portna of D&L IP Group explains how Ukraine’s compulsory licensing laws could be opened up for the public interest, and how rights owners could react
Facing unacceptable pendencies in 2003, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office dug deep to make the patent prosecution service more efficient
TC Heartland’s Supreme Court question may see patent owners going cold on the Eastern District of Texas
It is incumbent on practitioners and applicants to take care in drafting and prosecuting applications, says Bea Koempel-Thomas of Lee & Hayes
Is American chipmaker Qualcomm in trouble? Joachim Frommhold of Weinmann Zimmerli examines the facts
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The Tanzania Patent Office is a useful partner in the prosecution process, says Sunday Godfrey Ndamugoba of ABC Attorneys
Dominic Ogega Mwale, managing partner at Mwale & Company, explains how to patent in Kenya
Patent owners looking for an attractive place to seek protection in Asia need look no further than Singapore, says Max Ng and Gerald Mursjid of Gateway Law Corporation
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