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WORKSHOP 2016

New initiatives to promote open innovation, technology diffusion and patent licensing in Asia

Asian countries are now the most important patent owners in the world economy. The needs to diffuse, exchange, license inventions and patents become increasingly prevalent for these economies, and the repercussion for the innovation global economy could be immense and disruptive. Some initiatives have been taken and reflections are going for the implementation of IP marketplace and patent exchange and licensing mechanisms like Japan LSIP, CTEX China, Singapore hub… Open innovation and technology transfer are recognized as key for prospect growth and wealth and they should be combined with a true enforcement of Intellectual Property rights.

Moderators: Patrick TERROIR and Qinghong XU

Speakers 

  • Mr. Shugui GUO, the President of China Technology Exchange (CTEX) pdf
  • Mrs. Charlotta LJUNGDAHL, Group Intellectual Property Director, Air Liquide
  • Mrs. Audrey YAP, Managing Partner Yusarn Audrey
  • Mr. Xiaowei HU, General Manager of Shenzhen PAIF IP Investment Company pdf
  • Mr. Roy CHEN, Managing Director, SISVEL Hong Kong Ltdpdf

WORKSHOP 2015

Mock licensing negotiation workshop

Aim of the Mock is to illustrate the main aspects of a negotiation process through the simulation of a license agreement. The speakers will analyze the acquisition of a patent license in the high tech industry, focusing on the key contract terms.  They will present a fictitious case highlighting the difficulties which could arise in a licensing negotiation and they will provide the main guidelines on how to conduct a successful negotiation.

Moderator:

•           Jennifer Pierce, Charles Russell Speechlys, UK
•           Audrey Yap, Yusarn Audrey, Singapore

Licensor Team:

•           Patent owner: Simmone Misra, Microsoft, USA
•           IP consultant: Elisabetta Papa, SIB, Italy
•           Attorney:  John Paul, Finnegan, USA           

Licensee Team:

•           Licensee: Roberto Dini, Sisvel
•           IP consultant: Guido von Scheffer, IP-Strategists, Germany
•           Attorney: Christine Kanz, ROKP IP, Germany

WORKSHOP 2014

The challenges of licensing standard essential patents

Moderator: Roberto Dini

Panelist:

  • Thomas Korfer, Partner, Mitscherlich & Partner
  • Andrei Moskvitch, Director, Patent Operations, Yandex LLC
  • John Paul, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Licensing standards essential patents based on FRAND terms has been part of the worldwide success story of technologies such as GSM and its successors.

The panel will discuss why the high stakes and increasing complexity of technology have made licensing such essential patents more challenging than ever before.

WORKSHOP 2012

Patents, Patent Pools, NPEs, Patent Aggregators: different business models. Which one is the best?

With the increasing importance of innovation as a driving force for worldwide economic growth, Intellectual Property (IP) rights are becoming a critical, if not indispensable, element of business transactions in the modern economy.  As technology-based companies increase their investment and strategic interest in intangible assets, which now represent almost 80% of a company’s market value, they concurrently grow more patent-savvy and focus on leveraging the value of their own patent portfolio through licensing activities, sales and acquisitions of patents, and M&As.

This growing interest in IP has led to a blooming “marketplace” for IP Rights, and a number of innovative companies with different business models have risen to provide specialized services to this marketplace.  As a result, a whole new ecosystem is rapidly evolving and includes entities acting as patent pool facilitators and administrators; specializing in acquiring, developing, licensing and enforcing patents (NPEs); facilitating the transfer of IP (IP brokers, IP auction houses, universities’ technology transfer centers) and aggregating patents.

While this new ecosystem is thriving, IP monetization strategies need to foster a sustainable economic environment by promoting continued innovation and encouraging R&D investment within the broader industry. Through participation of representatives from the technology industry, patent pool administrators, NPEs, and patent aggregators this workshop will explore the various  IP strategies and business models of companies focused on IP and their place within a robust and healthy IP-economy.


LES INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE – AUCKLAND 2012

Patents, Patent Pools, NPEs, Patent Aggregators: different business models. Which one is the best?

Chairman:

  • Roberto Dini (Metroconsult/Italy)

Panelists:

LES PAN EUROPEAN CONFERENCE – ROMA 2012

Patents, Patent Pools, NPEs, Patent Aggregators: different business models. Which one is the best?

Chairman:

  • Roberto Dini (Metroconsult/Italy)

Panelists:


WORKSHOP 2011

Business strategies for addressing costs and delays in protecting inventions around the world

The cost and delay in obtaining patents, and therefore starting enforcement activities, have prevented businesses from effectively protecting and maximizing the value of their inventions, and discouraged additional investments in innovation and patenting.

Panelists will discuss the problems in obtaining patent protection in key countries around the world, the impact of patents on their business, critical factors and decision points in patenting, strategies they use to cope with infringers and proposals for improving the patent system.

In particular, we will consider how the cost and delay of obtaining patents impact on the decision to:

  • invest in R&D
  • file a patent
  • maintain a patent
  • license a patent and
  • enforce a patent

LES International Annual Conference - LONDON 2011

Business strategies for addressing costs and delays in protecting inventions around the world

Panelists:


LES USA Canada Annual Meeting – SAN DIEGO 2011

Business strategies for addressing costs and delays in protecting inventions around the world

Panelists:


WORKSHOP 2010

Standardization, essential patents, antitrust issues and patent pools.
Technology is becoming increasingly more sophisticated, especially in the technical field of consumer electronics. Standardization is needed for having interoperability between different devices. Several patents belonging to different patent owners are now present within a single standardized technology.

The consequences of it are:

  • To avoid “patent ambushes”
  • To identify essential patents to a certain standardized technology
  • To avoid distortion on the relevant market
  • To avoid royalty stacking

LES International Annual Conference – SANDTON 2010

Standardization, essential patents, antitrust issues and patent pools.

Moderator:

Panelists:


LES Pan European Conference - BUDAPEST 2010

Standardization, essential patents, antitrust issues and patent pools.

Moderator:

Panelists: