Uncertainty is putting pressure on patents, trademarks and copyrights. All are facing more scrutiny and a challenging future.
Scrutinizing these fundamental issues on December 3rd and 4th in Berlin will be more than 600 IP holders, executives and investors attending the Intellectual Property Summit. Organized by Premier Cercle, it will be the tenth edition of the popular conference, held previously in Paris and Brussels.
This year’s Summit will attempt to deconstruct global IP trends and explore the future of IP rights – patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets – as business assets. There will be 100 speakers from Europe, North America and Asia.
Plenary topics include:
- What is the future of IP in the 21st century?
- Is your nation ready for open innovation?
- More IP rights or better enforcement?
- The future of injunctive relief in Europe?
On Friday, December 4 at 2:20 (14.20), your intrepid IP CloseUp editor, BB, will moderate a panel on Patent Quality – Always Challenging; Never Simple. Panelists will include:
>Valencia Martin Wallace Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality USPTO / US
>Daniel G. Papst Managing Director PAPST LICENSING Gmbh & Co. KG / DEU
> Christian Vejgaard European Patent Attorney ERICSSON / SWD
Chair : Bruce Berman Principal BRODY BERMAN ASSOCIATES / US
The patent quality session will be followed by a session on patent transactions on which IBM, Samsung, Chipworks and Unified Patents and are scheduled to participate.
This year’s IP summit partners include IP CloseUp and Brody Berman Associates.
For the full agenda go here.
To register go here.
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