What lies ahead for the future of the IP/licensing and practice? Will the use of disrupting emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain disrupt the licensing practice too? How are these new tools going to affect the everyday practice of IP/licensing professionals, from in-house counsel to tech-transfer office professionals and private practice attorneys? Will the value of professional services be calculated with other means than hourly rates, if everyone uses powerful tools? Will some tasks of the IP/licensing practice be completely automated in the future?
The panel composed of LES YMC members from different parts of the world will discuss these challenging issues and will try to predict the licensing practice of the future in a casual pre-holiday discussion!
-Vincent Bergeron, Immediate Past-Chair of LESI YMC and Co-Chair of LESI’s Communications Committee, Partner and Leader of the Emerging Tech Group at ROBIC, Canada
-Shayne Phillips, Managing Member, Six Points Consulting, USA
-Olivier Huc, Sales Director, Anaqua, United Kingdom
-David Swain, Incoming Chair of LESI YMC, Senior Associate, Deacons, Hong Kong