IP Summit | Agenda
1250 € until Sept. 30, 2017

What’s the programme ?


8.15 - 8.45 am

Welcome Coffee

9.00 to 9.15 am

Opening address

9.15 to 10.15 am

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on IP

How to face the IP challenges related to cyber-physical systems, A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), the IoT (Internet of Things), 3D printing, Cloud Computing, Blockchain networks, nanotechnology, biotechnology, automation/robotics, and other emerging Digital Transformation technologies?

10.45 to 11.45 am

Industry 4.0 technologies and the data ownership issue

2018, the year of data? The digital economy, data portability, liability issues and connected objects: how to evolve from data to smart services? The emergence of industrial data platforms. The EU and US treatment of data: two different approaches (sectors vs. fundamental rights).

11.50 to 12.50 am

Fair Remuneration of authors and performers via new transparency rules

- Transfer of rights: contract formation and execution for the Authors and Performers

- Modes of exploitation: geographical scope, duration, which mode of exploitation to be chosen?

- Payment terms: audiovisual sector & music; reporting obligation based on real revenue generated through online modes of exploitation 


12.50 am to 2.05 pm

Lunch Break

Afternoon Workshops

2.05 to 3.20 pm

Patent systems: cost pressure, timeliness and predictability

· How to harmonise further patent protection and grant mechanisms worldwide?
. How to cope with an increasing demand for cheaper and faster procedures?
. How to bridge gaps between patent offices?

A.     Work sharing efforts: the Patent Prosecution Highway from an US perspective.
B.     EPO’s “on-demand” validation agreements with third countries: state of play and trends. 

2.05 - 3.20 pm

Copyright enforcement and liability issues

. Content creator: in case of commercial-scale-infringements ‘follow-the-money approach’, is there a right of information?

. What is the role of intermediaries in IPR enforcement (distributor and/or platform)?

. What about the cross-border execution of an injunction against intermediaries whose services are used by third party (intermediary service providers)?

2.05 to 3.20 pm

Trademarks and online infringement

. Collaboration between brand owners and platforms: online screening and preventive measures
. Domain names issues link to counterfeiting (privacy regulations) and recidivism
. Online market place:

How to anticipate new forms of counterfeit goods? How to enforce you Trademark, copyright and packaging rights?


3.25 to 4.25 pm

Trade secrets and FinTech

- FinTech: how to protect algorithms in the context of robot advisers and automated trading?

- Can algorithms be patented?

- Would trade secrets a better protection for your FinTech algorithms and innovations?

- Importance of security for intangible and dematerialised

- EU vs. US Systems

3.25 to 4.25 pm

Reviewed copyright package: one year post EU Commission proposal

- One year post EU Copyright framework reform

- The EU Parliament decision: the state of play

- What’s next?

3.25 to 4.25 pm

Brexit impact on Trademarks and Community designs

- Strategy to adopt for your cross-border businesses

- Increase of costs for IP protection

- The exhaustion principle

- Management of parallel IPR and previous IP agreements negotiations post-Brexit

4.25 to 4.50 pm

Coffee Break

4.50 to 5.50 pm

FRAND and SEP’s: licensing, litigation and alternate dispute resolution in SEP cases

. The issue of over declaration

. Definition of the amount of aggregate royalty

. Essentiality test via patent offices?

. Alternate dispute resolution: mediation and arbitration


- The case Unwired Planet International Ltd and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

4.50 to 5.50 pm

Framing the Virtual Copyright challenge : augmented and virtual reality

- Introduction to AR and VR;

- Copyrighting AR or VR?

- Copyright infringement and AR/VR;

- Coping with AR/VR.

4.50 to 5.50 pm

The EU certification mark

- The history of counterfeiting: from counterfeit luxury products to affordable items over time.

How to ensure the integrity of the value chain?

- The EU certification mark: the new IPR post Trademark reform

- Spare part counterfeit & design issues: innovation protection by networking

- Complex products case: presumed safety risk for certification mark

6.00 pm

Gala Dinner


8.30 - 9.00 am

Welcome Coffee

9.05 - 9.20 am


The second phase of the Trade Mark Legal Reform

Antonio Campinos   President   Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)


9.20 to 10.20 am

European platforms and Technology

The right holders: negotiation and remuneration attached to their rights

The issue of transfer of value and licensing

The digital hubs and online platforms: online exploitation of rights on video-sharing platforms
DSM and Social Media: user generated content and hyperlinks

10.20 to 10.45 am

Coffee Break

10.50 to 11.50 am

Self-driving cars, domestic and lawyer robots: IP’s impact and challenges

How to collaborate between robots manufacturers, telecom/mobile providers and technology companies?

How to deal with the IPR link to a jointly created new product and/or service? One owner and licensees?

11.55 to 12.55 am

Patent litigation: how to deal with non practising entity?

Should patent trolls be excluded from cease and desist rights?

Should patent claims for trolls be limited to damages e.g.? 

The increase of patent troll litigation against cloud services provider: the stack and the customer risk assessment. 


12.55 am to 2.05 pm

Lunch Break

Afternoon Workshops

2.05 to 3.05 pm

Plausibility: international prosecution aspects from EU to China, Japan and US


2.05 to 3.05 pm

Blockchain: registry system and smart contracts

Example of application in the Music field with Sacem: the Hyperledger project

2.05 to 3.05 pm

How to obtain and protect your design rights in Russia and the EU?

- The Russian industrial design system: patent application and registration process of your design rights


- Comparative analysis with the EU Community Design protection: similarities and differences in terms of:


- Scope of protection

- Representations of the product

- Unity requirement: stricter conditions since 2016

- Examination of an industrial design application: longer process based on the substantive examination performed by the Rospatent


3.10 to 4.10 pm

New technologies' IP protection and litigation

3.10 to 4.10 pm

Copyright aspects of artificial intelligences and machine learning: EU, US and Japanese approaches

. Can the work produced by a machine be protected by copyrights?

. Big data, data analytics and text mining: mass digitalization and impact on aggregated copyrighted works
. Concept of machine learning: example of flow machines – music and other potential copyrighted material developed 


3.10 to 4.10 pm

Trademarks and infringement

How to detect your brand infringers?

How to enforce your trademark rights?

How to fight counterfeit products?

4.15 to 4.45 pm

Coffee Break

Cocktail reception


Thursday 7 December 2017 Evening (7.00 – 11.00 pm)

Gala Dinner

Join us at our Gala Dinner on Thursday night in one of the Brussels place to be

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