European Patent Forum and PATINNOVA 2009

 

Tuesday 28 April
07.30 - 09.30
Registration
Plenary sessions
09.30 - 10.30
Opening address
Mirek Topolánek, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and EU Council President

Welcome address
Alison Brimelow, President of the European Patent Office

Welcome address
Karel Čada, President of the Czech Industrial Property Office

Opening speech on regulatory policy
Günter Verheugen, Vice-President European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry
 
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee break
11.00 - 12.30
Keynote speech
Ove Granstrand, Professor of Industrial Management and Economics at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Roundtable discussion

Topic: IP in rapidly developing industries - does it stimulate innovation?

Panel members:

  • Ove Granstrand
  • Leonardo Chiariglione, inventor of the MPEG format and European Inventor of the Year 2008 finalist
  • Gillian McFadzean, chairman of the board of ProTon Europe, the European Knowledge Transfer Association
  • Kenneth Cukier, Japan business and finance correspondent and former technology correspondent for The Economist
  • Leo Baumann, Director Public Affairs and IPR policy of DIGITALEUROPE, the European digital technology industry association
  • Eva Lichtenberg, Member of the European Parliament

 

12.30 - 14.00
Lunch buffet
Seminars
14.00 - 15.15
Seminar 1:
Patents in Europe's rapidly developing technologies - does the system meet applicants' needs?

Speakers:

  • Alberto Barrionuevo, CEO OPENTIA and former President of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII)
  • Leo Baumann, Director Public Affairs and IPR policy of DIGITALEUROPE, the European digital technology industry association

Chair: Wim Van der Eijk, acting Vice-President, EPO

Seminar 2:
Copyright and the internet  

Speaker:

  • John Kennedy, chairman and CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)

Seminar 3:
The interface between ICT standardisation and IP competition law

Speakers:

  • Karsten Meinhold, chair of the ETSI IPR Group
  • Tim Frain, director of IPR, Regulatory Affairs, Nokia Corporation
  • Rigo Wenning, head of Legal Counsel & Privacy Activities, W3C

Chairman: Jochen Friedrich, IBM

Seminar 4:
Do patents in Europe benefit society and the public, or does it stifle innovation? What contribution can public service institutions make?

Speakers:
  • Ove Granstrand, Professor, Chalmers University
  • Kenneth Cukier, journalist for The Economist
15.15 - 15.45
Coffee break
Plenary session
15.45 - 16.30
Wrap-up

Closing speech
Heinz Zourek, Director-General European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry 

European Inventor of the Year 2009
18.30 - 20.00
Meet and greet
20.00 - 01.00
Welcome address

Award ceremony
The nominees and winners will be presented in four award categories:

  • Industry
  • Non-European Countries
  • SMEs/Research
  • Lifetime Achievement

Gala dinner

Future lounge
 

Wednesday 29 April
07.30 - 09.30
Registration
Plenary session
09.30 - 10.30
Opening presentations and introduction to the workshops
  • Françoise Le Bail, Deputy Director-General of DG Enterprise & Industry, European Commission
  • Jerzy Dryndos, CEO Logotec Engineering S.A., Poland
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee break
Workshops
11.00 - 12.15
A. Crossing technological boundaries
A1: Network security for mobile phones

Speakers:

  • Jean-Noel Rozac, STMicroelectronics
  • Torsten Pfeifer, Ericsson
  • Koen Lievens, EPO

Chair: Peter Verhoef, EPO

B. Patents and Software
B1: From terabytes to petabytes: exclusions from patentability

Speakers:

  • Nicholas Wallin, Withers and Rogers
  • Dimitris Karagiannis,University of Vienna
  • Christian Platzer, EPO

Chair: Clara Neppel, EPO

C. Knowledge transfer
C1: IP and knowledge transfer - the latest from the Commission and the EPO

Speakers:

  • David Woolf, European Commission
  • Noël Campling, EPO

Chair: Gillan McFadzean, ProTon Europe

D. Evolution of the IP system
D1: The impact of patent thickets on the protection of image-recording devices

Speakers:

  • Marco Montanari, EPO
  • Sabine Susstrunk, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Roger Burt, IBM

Chair: Richard Gill, EPO

E. Ethics
E1: Private copying levies - protecting culture or taxing technology?

Speakers:

  • Tom Brookes, Apple
  • Irina Bednarich, HP

F. Standards
F1: Standards for storage media

Speakers:

  • Jako Eleveld, Philips
  • Maurits Dolmans, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
  • Martin Van Staveren, EPO

Chair: Ivo Teutloff, EPO 

12.15 - 13.45
Lunch buffet
13.45 - 15.00
A. Crossing technological boundaries
A2: GPS - patents vs design

Speakers:

  • Thomas Nickl, Harman/Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
  • Richard Jelbert, Journey Dynamics
  • Cillian Ó Donnabháin, EPO

Chair: John Beatty, EPO

B. Patents and Software
B2: Patents for business methods: cui bono?

Speakers:

  • Stefan Wagner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Reinhard Knauer, Grünecker, Kinkeldey, Stockmair & Schwanhäusser
  • Alexander Gardiner, EPO

Chair: Jörg Machek, EPO

C. Knowledge transfer
C2: Knowledge transfer: national best practices and the involvement of NPOs in knowledge transfer activities

Speakers:

  • Jim Houlihan, UK Intellectual Property Office
  • Carme Verdaguer, Bosch i Gimpera Foundation

Chair: Gillan McFadzean

D. Evolution of the IP system
D2: IP rights and open innovation

Speakers:

  • John Rigby, Manchester Business School
  • Ian Miles, Manchester Business School
  • Stuart Smith, 3 Sheep (SME)
  • Jako Eleveld, Philips

E. Ethics
E2: Nanotechnology: miracle or menace - is uniform IP protection feasible?

Speakers:

  • Claudio Germinario, Società Italiana Breveti
  • Stephan Rolf Huebner, Hinkelmann & Huebner
  • Manfred Scheu, EPO

Chair: Richard Michalitsch

F. Standards
F2: IPTV, ubiquitous access to multimedia and DRM

Speakers:

  • Leonardo Chiariglione
  • Touradj Ebrahimi, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Fulvio Moschetti, EPO
Chair: Koen Lievens, EPO
15.00 - 15.30
Coffee break
15.30 - 16.45
A. Crossing technological boundaries
A3: The development of electronic paper: co-operation between SMEs and established industry

Speakers:

  • Alex Henzen, iRex
  • Cecile Joubert, Nemoptic
  • Richard Gill, EPO

Chair: Marco Montanari, EPO

B. Patents and Software
B3: IP rights for computer games: where does patenting stop and copyright begin?

Speakers:

  • Frank Campbell, Mindark
  • Barry Quest, Wilson Gunn
  • Peter Verhoef, EPO

Chair: Christian Platzer, EPO

C. Knowledge transfer
C3: Flat panel displays and the relevance of Asian patent information

Speakers:

  • Andrea Wechsel, Max Planck Institute
  • Jose Magarino, Thales Group
  • Irene Schellner, EPO
  • Laurence Kiernan, EPO

Chair: Martin van Staveren, EPO

D. Evolution of the IP system 
D3: Scenarios for the future

Speakers:

  • Keith Bergelt, Open Invention NetworkSM
  • Kaitlin Mara, IP Watch
  • Clara Neppel, EPO

Chair: Christoph Wirner

E. Ethics
E3: Biometrics: privacy and identity theft

Speakers:

  • David Birch, Consult Hyperion
  • Max Snijder, European Biometrics Group
  • Ivo Teutloff, EPO

Chair: Fulvio Moschetti, EPO

F. Standards
F3: From fixed to mobile communications - what is the appropriate form of IP protection and how can innovation be stimulated?

Speakers:

  • Yann Dietrich, LiMo Foundation
  • Francisco Mingorance, BSA
  • Knut Blind, Professor Berlin

Chair: Anne Marie Lehouck, European Commission 

 
16.45 - 17.15
Coffee break
Plenary session 
17.15 - 17.45
Wrap-up
  • Karin Seegert, Principal Director EPO,
  • Stephan Hey, Principal Director EPO 
19.30 Depart for drinks reception and evening programme 
Thursday 30 April 
08.00 - 09.00
Registration 
Plenary session
09.00 - 09.30
Opening presentation on the evolution of the IP system
Paul-Alexander Wacker, founder and managing director, and Rainer Kuhnen, founding partner, of Kuhnen & Wacker, Germany
Workshops
09.45 - 11.00
Workshop G:
Computer-implemented inventions: status quo of case law

Speaker:

  • Stefan Steinbrener, EPO

Workshop H:
The road to publication of the European patent

Speaker:

  • Sabine Menrath, EPO

Workshop I:
Fee changes 2009 - an overview

Speaker:

  • George van Rosmalen, EPO

Workshop J:
EPC 2000 - the first 12 months  

Speaker:

  • Carlo Sala, EPO

Workshop K:
Accessing Asian patent information

Speakers:

  • François Boubal, , EPO
  • Christoph Wirner , EPO
  • Irene Schellner, EPO

Workshop L:
The life cycle of a European patent application  

Speaker:

  • Hans-Georg Vogler, EPO

Workshop M:
Online Filing with the EPO (practical session)  

Speaker:

  • Alex Surmann, EPO
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee break
11.30 - 12.45
Workshop N:
IT meets IP

Speaker:

  • Alexander Gardiner, EPO

Workshop O:
Electronic filing in Proceedings before the EPO

Speakers:

  • Brigitte Scholz-Nieuwdorp, EPO
  • Doris Thums, EPO

Workshop P:
Future patent tools - how will the EPO work in the future?  

Speaker:

  • John Bambridge, EPO

Workshop Q:
Legal remedies under the EPC in daily practice

Speaker:

  • Luise Zimmermann, EPO

Workshop R:
Nanotechnology - the EPO approach  

Speakers:

  • Christian Kallinger, EPO
  • Richard Michalitsch, EPO

Workshop S:
Opposition and the new limitation and revocation procedures  

Speaker:

  • Hans Looijen, EPO

Workshop M:
Online Filing with the EPO (practical session - continued)

Speaker:

  • Alex Surmann, EPO
12.45 - 14.15
Lunch buffet
14.15 - 15.30  Workshop T:
Exclusions from patentability  

Speaker:

  • Stefan Krischer, EPO

Workshop U:
Internet citations and case law  

Speaker:

  • Martin Müller, EPO 

Workshop V:
Raising the bar - quality at the EPO  

Speaker:

  • John Beatty, EPO

Workshop W:
Standards - how and when do they form part of the prior art?

Speaker:

  • Martin Van Staveren, EPO

Workshop X:

Oral proceedings  

Speaker:

  • Ivo Teutloff, EPO

Workshop Y:
What happens to European patents after grant?  

Speaker:

  • Nigel Clarke, EPO

Workshop Z:
Online Fee Payment (practical session)

Speaker:

  • Arie van Bart, EPO
Plenary session 
15.45 - 16.15
Closing session
Thomas Hammer, Vice-President of the European Patent Office 
16.15 - 17.00  Farewell drinks 
17.00
End of conference