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Standard Essential Patents Strategy Conference

Standard Essential Patents Strategy Conference

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SEP & FRAND in 5G, Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Grids and beyond...

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ULB - Campus du Solbosch - Amphithéâtre Drion - Bâtiment R42, 5e étage, auditoire 503 (R42.5.503)

42 Av. F. Roosevelt, 1050 Bruxelles.

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Join us for a one-day conference hosted by Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), researched and organized by Premier Cercle and supported by Unified Patents.
Key decision-makers from corporate American, Asian and European technology powerhouses will speak on the latest court cases and changes by the USPTO, EPO, JIPO and SIPO, the impact of essential patents and patent pools, FRAND, 5G, connected cars and LTE liabilities, and new tools and emerging models in the IP space.

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P R O F I L E S

Institutions:
Government Officials, EU Representations, EU Commission & Parliament Members,
Officials from the European Patent Office and National/EU member States' IP Offices,
World Intellectual Property Organization, Judicial, Innovation, Finance Administrations,
Universities and Public R&D Centres.

Lawyers:
European Judges: 1st Instance, Appeals, Supreme Courts, Judges of Specialized National Patent and EPO Jurisdictions, Commercial Court Judges, Expert Judges, Arbitrators, European and National/Regional Patent Attorneys, IP Agents, Barristers and Sollicitors.

Corporates:
C-Level Executives, Chief IP Officers, General Counsels, Directors of IP Litigation, Heads/members of Patent Departments, Managers of Patent Administration, CTOs, Chief R&D Officers.

Others:
Business Federations, IP-related Associations, Private Equity Funds, IP Specialized Funds,
Brokers and Advisors, Strategy & Valuation Consulting Firms, Audit & Taxation Consultancies.

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Speakers

Featured

Shawn Ambwani

Co-Founder, COO & SVP Legal

UNIFIED PATENTS

US

Shawn Ambwani is COO and co-founder of Unified Patents. He is responsible for running operations, counsel & docket management, analytics, and marketing. Some call him "the most disruptive person in IP." He has written law review articles on PTAB analytics and procedures (linked here). Previously, he was VP of Licensing and Business Development at Intertrust, responsible for patent and technology licensing programs with over $500 million in revenue. Prior to that he served as EVP at Nexstreaming (KOSDAQ) and co-founded Envivio (NASDAQ), bought by Ericsson. Shawn has a JD/MBA from Boston University and a BS in Mathematics from UCLA. He is a member of the California Bar.

Enrico Bonadio

Senior Lecturer in Law

City University London

GB

Enrico Bonadio is Senior Lecturer in Law at City University London (City Law School), where he teaches various modules on intellectual property law. His current research agenda focuses on the intersection between IP and technology, including Standard Essential Patents and the impact of Artificial Intelligence and robotics innovation on copyright and patent laws. Enrico holds law degrees from the University of Florence (PhD) and the University of Pisa (LLB). He is Visiting Professor at Université Catholique de Lyon (FR) and visiting lecturer at the LLM in Intellectual Property offered by WIPO in Turin (IT) and Ankara (TR). Enrico is a Solicitor qualified to practise in England and Wales as well as in Italy. He practised as Intellectual Property attorney for several years in top-tier international law firms.

Dr. Kai Brandt

Head of Patents Electrics/Electronics

AUDI AG

DE

Dr. Kai Brandt is head of patents Head of patents digital/electric systems, mobility at AUDI AG. Kai defended unjustified claims of Patent Assertion Entities in China, Europe, and the US. Therefore, he has developed and implemented a number of effective defense strategies. Currently, Kai is also involved in the ongoing discussion about standard essential patents (SEPs) in the internet of things era. During his professional life, he conducted licensing negotiations for right holders as well as implementers of SEPs. Therefore, he has a deep insight in the stakes held by the different actors in the discussion. He worked several years in Beijing and has been enforcing patents and trademarks in China and other Asian jurisdictions.

Judson Cary

VP Deputy General Counsel

CableLabs

US

Judson Cary is Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at CableLabs, a non-profit research and development organization owned by the global cable industry. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Cary worked as an engineer in the Artificial Intelligence Group of U S WEST (now CenturyLink). He also worked as a patent attorney for the law firm Fenwick & West focusing on startups and pre-IPO companies, patents, and general IP protection. He provides general advice and counsel on a wide range of topics including patents, patent licensing, patent pools, standards, technology policy, complex multi-industry agreements, antitrust, and the laws and regulations governing cable operators in these areas. He is also President of Media Coding Industry Forum (MC-IF) and advises the Immersive Digital Experience Alliance (IDEA).

Mark Cohen

Director, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Lecturer

University of California, Berkeley

US

Mark joined the University of California Berkeley Law School in October 2017 as a Senior Fellow of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and as Director of the new BCLT Asia IP Project, which will expand the law school’s reach on technology-related IP issues within Asia. Prior to this position, he served as the first Senior Counsel on China to the USPTO leading its 21-member China team and as both a visiting professor and adjunct professor at Fordham Law School. In total, Mark has over 30 years private, public sector, in-house, and academic experience in China and transition economies, with a focus on technology trade and monetizing intellectual property. Among his accomplishments within government, Mark was posted to Beijing as the first US IP Attaché in China from 2004-2008. Mark holds a J.D. degree from Columbia University, an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. Mark is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.

Yann Dietrich

Head of IP strategy & development

ATOS

FR

Yann recently joined Atos to lead their efforts on intellectual property. He previously contributed to the success of France Brevets especially in managing their first licensing program involving multinational litigations and agreements with Samsung, LG, Sony and HTC. In the past, Yann contributed to the definition and implementation of the IP strategy of various multinational companies (e.g. Orange and Intel) and organizations (e.g. Tizen Association). He also worked for Schneider Electric and Apple.

Isabella Fu

Associate General Counsel

Microsoft

US

Isabella Fu is an Associate General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation, where she leads the team of attorneys responsible for patent prosecution, counseling, and dispute resolution. She joined Microsoft in 2003, and until recently was responsible for IP litigation for the company, worldwide. Before joining Microsoft, Isabella was Director of Litigation at Intel Corporation. She practiced at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe before moving in-house. She has an A.B. in Physics from Harvard-Radcliffe College, and a J.D. from Columbia University.

Larry Horn

CEO

MPEG LA LLC

US

Lawrence Horn is President and CEO of MPEG LA, LLC, the world’s leading provider of one-stop licenses for standards and other technology platforms. MPEG LA pioneered the modern-day patent pool, helping to produce the most widely used standards in consumer electronics history. It has operated licensing programs consisting of more than 20,000 patents in 90 countries, with more than 250 patent holders and more than 6,000 licensees. Mr. Horn has directed MPEG LA’s licensing and business development since the company began operations. He holds a BA in Chinese Studies from Yale University and a JD from Columbia University.

Andrei Iancu

Director

USPTO

US

In his role as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrei Iancu provides leadership and oversight to one of the largest intellectual property offices in the world, with more than 12,000 employees and an annual budget of over $3 billion. He also serves as the principal advisor to the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on domestic and international intellectual property policy matters

Kevin Jake

Chief Executive Officer

Unified Patents

US

Kevin Jakel is the Founder and CEO of Unified Patents Inc., a company that deters monetization of invalid patents in strategic technology areas, including areas involving standard essential patents. Prior to founding Unified Patents, Kevin served as Intuit’s Head of IP Litigation and before that practiced as a patent litigator with Kaye Scholer LLP and Howrey LLP. He has advised clients on intellectual property strategy, litigation, and patent prosecution. After a stint as an engineer, Kevin began his career in IP as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Kevin has a JD from George Washington University Law School and a BS in mechanical engineering from UCLA.

Dave Kaufman

Director Intellectual Property

AT&T

US

Dave Kaufman is Director of IP at AT&T, where he leads the company’s strategic IP portfolio development and monetisation efforts. In this role, Mr Kaufman draws from his wide-ranging career experience in bringing technology to market for Fortune 50 enterprises and early-stage companies in North America and internationally. Before joining AT&T, Mr Kaufman co-founded mobile transportation company RideCell and led marketing for Elastic Networks, taking the company public and later through acquisition. He also served as a VentureLab Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology and led engineering for EMS Technologies, developing communications systems for the aerospace and transportation industries.

Malte Köllner

Patent Attorney - Head of Frankfurt Office

DENNEMEYER

DE

Dr. Malte Köllner is an expert in patent prosecution. He leads Dennemeyer's foreign filing practice. He recently developed the Flat Fee Prosecution program for Dennemeyer, which won an IP innovation award in 2014. He has authored numerous publications on Intellectual Property, among others a handbook for the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty), which has developed into a standard textbook for students. He is editor in chief of the scientific journal of the German chamber of patent attorneys, the leading journal on patent law in German speaking countries. He is also well known for his contribution to monetary patent valuation, co-authoring the German DIN standard on patent valuation and is a regular lecturer on IP and its valuation, as well as IP Due Diligence. Dr. Malte Köllner speaks English,German,French and has been active in the field of IP since 1996.

Jérôme Kommer

Partner

Quinn Emanuel

DE

Jérôme Kommer is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Munich and Mannheim offices. Jérôme’s expertise as a German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt) covers all aspects of complex patent litigation, including the coordination of international litigation efforts. He represents the firm’s clients both in infringement and invalidity proceedings across a range of technologies, including telecommunications, IT, automotive engineering, medical products, and pharmaceuticals. He has pled cases before the German patent infringement courts at trial and appellate level, in opposition proceedings at the EPO and in nullity actions before the German Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court, involving, for example, UMTS network access technologies, speech coding, software interface architectures, and radiation therapy devices. Jérôme has extensive experience in disputes involving FRAND licensing and standards, as well as the patentability of software. He teaches patent law at the University of Mannheim.

Yann Ménière

Chief Economist

EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE

Yann Ménière joined the European Patent Office as Chief Economist in February 2016. He was previously a professor of economics at MINES ParisTech, where he was leading the Chair on "IP and Markets for Technology". His research and expertise relate to the economics of innovation, competition and intellectual property. In recent years, he has been focusing more specifically on IP and standards, markets for technology, and IP issues in climate negotiations. Besides his academic publications, he has prepared a number of policy studies related to patents for the European Commission and other public organisations. He has been teaching the economics of IP at Imperial College, Université Catholique de Louvain and CEIPI.

Lesley Millar-Nicholson

Director and Technology Licensing Officer, Technology Licensing Office

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

US

Lesley Millar-Nicholson has been the Director of MIT Technology Licensing Office (TLO) since July 2016. She leads a team of professional staff managing the intellectual assets and technology transfer process for MIT’s inventions. The TLO is responsible for engagement with faculty, staff and students and for the efficient and effective transfer of IP into the market place to ensure impact in society. Prior to arriving in Cambridge Ms. Millar-Nicholson served for ten years as Director of the Office of Technology Management at the University of Illinois. She is on the Board of Directors of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) and is a Board Member of Cambridge Enterprise (University of Cambridge, England). A native of Scotland, Ms. Millar-Nicholson has a B.Ed., M.Ed, MBA and is a Certified Licensing Professional.

John Mulgrew

Associate General Counsel and Global Head of IP

UBER

US

Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Mlex Market Insight

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules. He began working at MLex in April 2012 and has covered mergers, antitrust and state-aid cases. He spent a year studying French, history and communications in Grenoble, France in 1988 and 1989 and is a graduate of Boston University with degrees in history and journalism. He earned a diploma in competition law from King’s College in 2016.

Timo Pesonen

Director-General for Internal Market, Industry and SMEs

European Commission

Robert Pocknell

Chair

Fair Standards Alliance

GB

Tim Pohlmann

Managing Director

IPLytics GmbH

DE

Tim is the CEO and founder of IPlytics - an IP intelligence tool that augments the analysis of technology landscapes and a company’s competitive position. Tim is an external research associate at the "Law and Economics of Patents Group" CERNA, MINES ParisTech and an associate at Berlin Institute of Technology. Tim earned his doctoral degree with the highest distinctions from the Berlin Institute of Technology with a dissertation on patenting and coordination in standardization. During the last 10 years Tim has been actively involved in preparing studies for the European Commission, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the German Federal Government on standard essential patents, FRAND and patent pooling.

Heinz Polsterer

Standardization & IPR Management

Deutsche Telekom

DE

Ryan Richardson

Director

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

US

Ryan C. Richardson is a director in Sterne Kessler's Electronics and Trial & Appellate Practice Groups. Ryan's practice focuses on post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board, as well as U.S. district court litigation and International Trade Commission litigation. His technical experience spans numerous disciplines including wired and wireless communications, graphics processing, electronic circuits, and MOS technology and logic. Ryan also specializes in a variety of Standard Essential Patent related issues ranging from procurement to litigation, and also including SEP licensing with respect fair reasonable and non-discriminatory obligations. His SEP practice focuses on developing and applying strategies for both SEP holders and SEP implementers, as well as providing opinions relating to essentiality determinations and SEP patent pools.

Gottfried Schüll

Partner

Cohausz & Florack

DE

Gottfried Schüll is a patent attorney and long-time partner at COHAUSZ & FLORACK. He has acted as lead counsel in well over 750 patent disputes and nullity proceedings. He represents market-shaping patent holders in the fields of information and communication technology as well as electronics, and for the past 20 years has been continuously involved in the successful enforcement and monetization of patent portfolios that are amongst the most valuable worldwide. Such portfolios are built on standard essential patents (SEPs) (MPEG-2, AVC/H.264, ADSL) and non-SEPs (RAM, NFC).

Nigel Swycher

Chief Executive Officer

Aistemos

GB

Nigel Swycher is the founder and CEO of Aistemos, an IP analytics and strategy company with headquarters in London. Nigel is committed to providing more accessible information about technology protected by patents globally. Our product Cipher harnesses AI and machine learning to understand who owns patented technologies, to enhance the competitive intelligence available to R&D, M&A and strategy teams at the heart of the deals that will transform the sector. Nigel is also a director of ORoPO (the Open Register of Patent Ownership) and is a recognised by IAM Strategy 300 as an expert in the field. Prior to Aistemos, Nigel had a long career in the law first as an intellectual property partner with leading law firm Slaughter and May and later as head of technology at Olswang.

Phil Thorpe

Hearing Officer

UK Intellectual Property Office

GB

Phil Thorpe is a Deputy Director and Inter-Partes Hearing Officer at the UK Intellectual Property Office. During his more than 20 years with the Patent Office, Phil has been heavily involved in IP policy including representing the UK in the TRIPS Council. He has been seconded to the EU Commission where among other things he worked on the Community Patent Regulation. Phil was also seconded to the secretariat for the UK Commission on Intellectual Property Rights that considered intellectual property from the perspective of developing countries Phil now heads a number of examining groups handling mainly mechanical subject matter. He is also responsible for the IPO’s Patent Opinions Service.

Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie

Full Professor

Solvay Business School

BE

Bruno van Pottelsberghe is Full Professor and, as holder of the Solvay S.A. Chair of Innovation, he teaches courses on the economics and management of innovation and intellectual property. His research, which focuses on patent systems, the valuation of patents, and science and technology policies, has been published in several international scientific journals. He worked at the Research Institute of the Ministry of External Trade and Industry Research Institute (METI/RI) in Tokyo in 1995. From 1997 to 1999, he was a consultant at the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) in Paris. From 2005 to 2007, he has been Chief Economist of the European Patent Office in Munich. From 2011 to 2017, he has been Dean of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. As Dean of the SBS-EM he initiated and chairs the QTEM Master network (Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management), a global network of universities focusing on analytical techniques applied to economics and business.

Amaryllis Verhoeven

Head of Unit, Industrial Property and the Fight against Counterfeiting, DG Grow

European Commission

Amaryllis Verhoeven is Head of the Intellectual Property Unit at the European Commission (DG GROW F3). She joined the European Commission in 2001 and has worked on a wide range of issues related to building and functioning of the Single Market as well as on energy policy issues. Amaryllis has a Ph.D. in law and political theory and holds an LL.M. degree of Harvard Law School. She lectures at the Law Faculty of the KU Leuven (Belgium) and has authored a book & academic articles. Before joining the European Commission, Amaryllis worked as an attorney in the offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Jay Yonamine

Head of Data Science, Ops and Quality, Global Patents

Google

US
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