IP Summit | Agenda
1450 € until Nov. 30, 2017

What’s the programme ?


8.15 - 8.45 am

Welcome Coffee

9.00 to 9.05 am

Opening address

Patrice Cros

Chief Executive Officer
Premier Cercle


09.05 - 09.25 am

Opening speech

Donald J. Rosenberg

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary  
Qualcomm inc.

9.25 to 10.25 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, automation/robotics, and other emerging Digital Transformation technologies?

10.55 to 11.55 am

Industry 4.0 technologies and the data

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).

12.00 am to 1.00 pm

Fair Remuneration of authors and performers

- 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 


1.00 pm to 2.15 pm

Lunch Break

Afternoon Workshops

2.15 to 3.30 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. 

2.15 - 3.30 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)?

2.15 to 3.30 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 your Trademark, copyright and packaging rights?
. Case Google v. Equustek


3.35 to 4.35 pm

How to use Analytics for improving your patent strategy?

. Filing process and portfolio enhancements

3.35 to 4.35 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?

. The Pirate Bay case: illustration

3.35 to 4.35 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

4.35 to 5.00 pm

Coffee Break

5.00 to 6.00 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

5.00 to 6.00 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.

5.00 to 6.00 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

9.00 - 9.20 am


The second phase of the Trade Mark Legal Reform

Antonio Campinos 



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

The future of smart robotics: autonomous vehicles & automatisation

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

An Integrated Strategy for Challenging Validity in European Opposition and the U.S Post Grant Proceedings

. Which strategy to adopt?

. A practical guide to making best use of the proceedings

. How does the European opposition proceedings impact the U.S. District Court
. Strategies to utilize simultaneous proceedings to invalidate your competitor’s patents
. Interplay between EPO, USPTO, European National Courts and U.S. District Court


2.05 to 3.05 pm

Blockchain: registry system and smart contracts

. What is the blockchain?
. Blockchain platforms
. Author, song writer, performer and collecting societies
. Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)
. Example of Blockchain’s application

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

- Examination of an industrial design application


3.10 to 4.10 pm

The EU-US patents strategy with the upcoming European patent with unitary effect and the UPC


. Filing strategies based on patents strength, risk aversion and speed
. EU vs. US patents and the compliance with European Patent Committee
. Change in substantial law and procedural effects of the UPC




3.10 to 4.10 pm

Copyright aspects of artificial intelligences and machine learning: EU & US 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 efficiently fight counterfeit products? By which means?

4.15 to 4.45 pm

Coffee Break

Cocktail reception


Thursday 7 December 2017 Evening (7.00 – 10.00 pm)

Cocktail reception

Join us at our Cocktail reception on Thursday night in one of the Brussels place to be

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