LES Scandinavia
Annual Conference 2017

Nimb Hotel - Copenhagen, Denmark

11-12 September 2017

Digital disruption - IP in the new era

We are very excited to welcome you to the 2017 annual conference of LES Scandinavia. The title and theme of the conference is “Digital disruption – IP in the new era” and the conference take place at Nimb Hotel in Copenhagen. The Nimb Hotel is conveniently located just across from the Central station with direct access to the Tivoli Gardens – One of Copenhagen´s cosiest spots.


11 September 2017

9.00 – 9.30 Registration and coffee
9.30 – 9.45 Opening of conference / welcome
Part I
Disruption management, strategies and business models
9.45 – 10.45 Disruption - what it is, what it isn’t.
And why it matters to the future of IPR

Märtha Rehnberg, Partner, Dare Disrupt
10.45 – 11.30 Disruption strategies and business models
Klemens Hjartar, Senior Partner, EMEA head of Digital, McKinsey & Co
11.30 – 11.45 Break / networking – coffee
11.45 – 12.30 From digital to cognitive business
Anders Quitzau, Innovation Executive, IBM
12.30 – 13.00 Disruptive technology in the hearing aid industry
Chris Kyriakidis, VP Global Marketing, GN Hearing
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch / networking
Part II
Digital evolution and information security – Challenges
and possibilities
14.00 – 15.30 The New Trade Secrets Directive in the EU
Jorge Novais, Legal Affairs and Policy Officer, European Commission.
Thomas Duholm, Deputy Director, Policy and Legal Affairs, Danish Patent and Trademark Office
15.30 – 15.45 Break / networking – coffee
15.45 – 16.15 Cyber Threats and Security Measures
Mette Nikander, CEO, C-cure
16.15 – 16.45 Protecting trade secrets in the digital age
Jonas Halldin, Director Information & IT security, Zacco
18.00 – 19.00 Drinks
19.00 – 21.00 Conference dinner

12 September 2017

8.00 – 9.00 Annual general meeting
Part III
Future of classic core IP disciplines in a changing world
9.00 – 9.40 Data as a vital asset: who owns it?
Dr. Andreas Leupold, Leupold Legal
9.40 – 10.15 How IP data (can) disrupt the IP world
Arnaud van Wijck, Partner, DartsIP
10.15 – 10.30 Break / networking – coffee
10.30 – 11.15 Digital business models in the pharma area and relevance of IPR
Lars Kellberg, Corporate Vice President, Corporate Patents, Novo Nordisk
Anders Nørby, Project Vice President, Novo Nordisk
11.15 – 11.45 Inovia – disrupting the patent arena
Candida Jaco, Director, Business Development, RWS Group
11.45 – 12.15 The Future of Everything - unless I’m wrong
Speaker TBA, Uber
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch
Part IV
Fundamental rights in the digital era
13.30 – 14.00 Big data – balancing commercialization and compliance
Søren B. Sørensen
, Partner, Devoteam
14.00 – 14.30 GDPR – Fundamental rights and challenges
Thomas Munk Rasmussen, Partner,Bech-Bruun
.30 – 14.45 Break / networking – coffee
14.45 – 15.15 Data Ethics - why and how visionary companies use it as the new green
Pernille Tranberg, DataEthics Consulting
14.45 – 15.00 Closing of conference


To register, please fill in the online registration form HERE

All reservations, including the social program and accommodation, should be made on the same form. Please make sure that you receive the automatic email reply for your registration. Please note, if you wish to register more than one person, you will need to start from the beginning each time.

Payment is available by invoice only and Impact Group will send you a confirmation/receipt after full payment is received.

Registration Fees and Payment Deadlines
The registration fee is based on the date of registration and payment. If you want to benefit from the lower fee, register early and pay by the deadline.

Registration Fees and Payment Deadlines

The registration fee is based on the date of registration and payment. If you want to benefit from the lower fee, register early and pay by the deadline.

Early Bird Rate if paid by 15 June 2017

LES Member EUR 800
Participant* EUR 1000
University personnel, LES member ** EUR 650
University personnel ** EUR 850
Accompanying person EUR 160

Regular Rate if paid by 14 August 2017

LES member EUR 900
Participant* EUR 1100
Accompanying person EUR 160

On-site Rate  if paid on 15 August 2017 or later

LES member

EUR 1000
Participant* EUR 1200
Accompanying person EUR 160

* If you are not a member of LES Scandinavia the membership fee is included in this price. Membership fee for year 2017 is EUR 150.

** Please note that the University Personnel Fee is valid only if registered and paid by 15 June.

Register Online


  • Admission to all sessions
  • Conference documentation and a name badge
  • Lunch and coffee/refreshments on Monday and Tuesday
  • Conference Dinner on Monday
  • Access to Tivoli Gardens on both days


  • Conference Dinner on Monday
  • A name badge
  • Access to Tivoli Gardens on Monday

All fees are including 25% VAT
Accompanying persons are not allowed to follow in the sessions.


The organizers have reserved rooms in two hotel close to the Conference venue. To benefit from the special rates, bookings should be made on the registration form. Please make your room reservation as early as possible since the rooms are subject to availability.

The full cost for the hotel is to be paid when making the reservation. In case of a cancellation, the cost for the first night is non-refundable but the rest will be paid back, but only if the cancellation is received before 4 August 2017. Prices are per room per night including buffet breakfast and VAT.

For a double room, please specify your roommate’s name.

Scandic Palace Hotel is the official conference hotel and located 5 minutes walking from the conference venue.

Scandic Palace Hotel (The official hotel)
Rådhuspladsen 57, 1550 Copenhagen V

Stylish and luxurious design, beautiful details and a unique and well-preserved architecture characterise the hotel from 1910.

The cosy hotel offers a glimpse of Copenhagen’s pulsating life from the windows. All the rooms have a view over Copenhagen and several of them have a private balcony with a view of the great architecture of Raadhuspladsen (the City Hall Square). All rooms are non-smoking. Wireless Internet access is available in all rooms.


EUR 170.00 for standard single
EUR 225.00 for standard double – double use

Hotel Wake Up (Budget option)
Carsten Niebuhrsgade 11, 1577, Copenhagen V

Wakeup Copenhagen is centrally located in Copenhagen within walking distance of Tivoli, Rådhuspladsen, Strøget,and 700 metres from Copenhagen Central Station.The hotel was built by the famous Danish architect Kim Utzon, and is designed in a beautiful minimalist style of high quality, which makes Wakeup Copenhagen Carsten Niebuhrs Gade a match for many of the 3- and 4-star hotels in Copenhagen, at a 2-star price. All rooms are nonsmoking. Wireless Internet access is available in all rooms. Only 700 metres from the Conference Venue and in walking distance.

Price: EUR 132.00 for standard room - single use
EUR 143.00 for standard room - double use


The payments (registration fee and hotel fee) are to be paid before you come to the Conference. Upon registration, you will receive an invoice. Invoice is the only option for payment and the money must be received no later than the close of business on said date. You will receive a confirmation/receipt of the paid fees by email. If you have not received one, please contact Impact Group.

Payment is by invoice only and all bank charges are to be paid by the person making the payment

Invoice as an email attachment (pdf)

This invoice is automatically generated from the data that you have inserted on the registration form. No invoicing fee is added. Payment is due within 10 business days or on the next registration deadline date if it is less than two weeks away. If the registration is made 15 days or less prior to the event, the fee should be paid on the same day. Please note, that a bank transfer can take several business days so please send your payment same day as you register.


After receiving the payment Impact Group will send you a confirmation by email. Kindly check that all your details and bookings are correct.

Cancellations and Refunds
All cancellations and changes must be made in writing (email) to Impact Group. If payment has not been received within 10 business days for a registration with a hotel booking, we consider your registration as cancelled.

Cancellation received:
by 15 June 2017: a full refund except for the administration fee of EUR 100 and the hotel fee deducted the first night of the hotel fee. By 4 August 2017: a 50 % refund of the paid registration fee (not the hotel fee)

No refunds will be paid for cancellations made after 4 August. If you are unable to attend and an alternate delegate attends in your place, an administration fee of EUR 50 will be charged for the change.

Please note that the hotel fee for the first night is non-refundable in case of any type of cancellation.

There will be no refund for no-shows.

Please note that for organizational reasons, possible refunds will be made after the conference. All refunds will be made at the exchange rate applicable on that date. Neither the organizers nor Impact Group can be held responsible for any loss resulting from alterations in the exchange rates. To receive your refund, please send your bank account details to Impact Group.

CONTACT DETAILS (registration, accommodation, payment etc.)
LES Scandinavia 2017
Impact Group
Project Manager Lisbeth Grove
Email: lg@impactgroup.dk
Phone: +45 20 78 28 00
(phone hours 9:00 –16:00 GMT +2:00.


The conference will be held at Nimb Hotel, Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 Copenhagen V. The dinner Monday evening will be held in close connection to the Nimb Hotel with the special atmosphere of Tivoli Gardens as the backdrop.


Impact Group
Project Manager Lisbeth Grove
Email: lg@impactgroup.dk

On behalf of the organizing committee
Johan Leonhard Svendsen | GN Store Nord A/S
Eva Aaen Skovbo | Patrade
Mikkel Vittrup | Plesner
Dan Bjerg Geary | Bech Bruun
Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn | Bech Bruun


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