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IP Seminar @ VOLVO CARS
Intellectual Property in the global Automotive Industry
AudienceChief Executive Officers
Chief Operations Officers
Chief Legal Officers
Chief Technology Officers
Heads of Global Patent Operations
Chief IP Officers
European IP practitioners
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Ingenlath has 24 years of experience within the automotive industry, having worked in lead design positions at Audi, Volkswagen and Škoda. In 2012, he joined the Volvo Car Group as the Senior Vice President of Volvo Design in Gothenburg. In 2017 Thomas joined Polestar as CEO. Thomas also has the role of Chief Design Officer, Volvo Car Group.
CEO Allianz Automotive, Member of the Board o
Claudius Leibfritz is the CEO of Allianz Automotive and thereby responsible for the global automotive business of Allianz. In addition, he is a member of the Management Board of Allianz Partners. Prior to this, Claudius was managing several regional groups of Allianz. Before joining Allianz, he spent more than ten years at Boston Consulting Group conducting and heading various international projects. Claudius holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Berne in Switzerland and a Master’s degree from Tuebingen University in Germany.
Chief Executive Officer
Dan McCurdy is CEO of RPX Corporation, where he previously served as senior vice president from 2014 to 2016. Prior to RPX, Dan was a partner with Quatela Lynch McCurdy. From 2008 through June 2014, he was CEO of Allied Security Trust, and Chairman and CEO of PatentFreedom. In June 2014, PatentFreedom was acquired by RPX. Previously, Dan was founding CEO of ThinkFire; President of Intellectual Property of Lucent Technologies and Bell Laboratories; a Vice President of IBM responsible for the creation of its Life Sciences business unit; a Vice President of Ciena Corporation where he directed merger, acquisition and corporate development; Director of Business Development for IBM Research; and Manager of Technology and Intellectual Property Policy for IBM worldwide. Dan graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina.
Chief Executive Officer
Dennis Nobelius has extensive experience within product development. Complemented with leading positions in manufacturing, and now via marketing/sales/service domain moved into a Managing Director position of a new Joint Venture between Volvo Cars & Autoliv – Zenuity. Major recent achievements is to have led the development of the All-New Volvo XC90 (including the new SPA platform), and also simultaneously led the development of the Volvo 90 model range (S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country). His background also covers running an entrepreneurial IT business. The background also covers running an entrepreneurial IT business. All in all with an educational Ph.D. degree in Technology Management. Dennis Nobelius is a judo black belt, lives in Zurich and Gothenburg, married and has two children.
Erik Ahroon, named “World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists” by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine is Vice President of Acacia Research Corporation and manages IP acquisitions including investment opportunities geared for early stage IP Commercialization companies. Mr. Ahroon received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California Santa Barbara (USA), MBA from the University of California Irvine (USA) and is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Jill Hubbard Bowman
Associate General Counsel, IP Law & Policy Group
Jill advises Intel’s Internet of Things Group, including the Automated Driving Solutions and Transportation Solutions Divisions, and Mobileye on strategic intellectual property law issues, complex technology transactions, and collaborations. Jill leads cross-functional, cross-geo teams, including Intel’s Technology Licensing Practice Group. Jill also designs and facilitates educational workshops on advanced intellectual property law topics and women’s leadership. Prior to joining Intel, Jill worked for major U.S. law firms and litigated intellectual property cases in federal and state courts, AAA and ICC arbitrations, and before the ITC. Jill is a registered patent attorney. She currently practices law in Oregon and California. Jill earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
VP Operations, leading the company Operations and Legal Affairs
With 15 years of experience in the Automotive, Semi-conductor, and Telecommunication industries, Ohad led various strategic projects from go-to-market and business models’ strategies to IP Protection, Business Continuity, and Patent Harvesting. At PROPHESEE, he is leading the company business growth and international expansion, including setting up its subsidiaries and managing partnerships with vendors and distributors as well as overseeing and implementing better business practices and effective operational and financial procedures. Ohad has an Honors degree within information technology from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, followed by an MBA from INSEAD.”
Enno D. Bibow
Vice President, Licensing & Business Development
Enno D. Bibow is Vice President for Licensing & Business Development at France Brevets, Paris. Before joining France Brevets in September 2019, Enno was Director for Valorisation of Innovation at Valeo, the French automotive supplier. Prior to joining Valeo, Enno was a Licensing Executive for the American patent aggregator Intellectual Ventures IV in Dublin, Ireland. Before IV, Enno worked with the French semiconductor company Soitec, first as an in-house IP Counsel in Grenoble and later in Singapore as IP&Licensing Manager. Enno started in Intellectual Property in 2002 in a Patent Law Firm in Grenoble where he worked for a variety of clients in the high tech sector, including start-ups, SME’s and the French Research Center CEA. He is a European and French Patent Attorney. Before starting to work in Intellectual Property, Enno worked in a Research Lab of the CNRS in Grenoble. Enno has a PhD in Quantum Physics from Grenoble University and a Master’s Degree in Physics from the University of Heidelberg.
Head of Nordics, CEE
Vladimir Bud is the Head of Nordics, CEE at Darts-ip. Holding an LL.M. in European Business Law from the Radboud University Nijmegen, Vladimir has been dealing with IP matters since 2013 when he entered the legal services field as a practicing lawyer, followed by the transition to his current role. Within Darts-ip, he focuses on helping IP professionals and other parties interested in the IP sector, gain a truly global overview on Intellectual Property cases data and identify the underlying trends. Living in Brussels, Belgium, Vladimir enjoys playing tennis, skiing, motor sports, travelling and chocolate.
Partner and CEO
Konsert Strategy & IP
Jens Bördin is Founder, Partner, and CEO of Konsert Strategy & IP. He is an advisor in business-driven IP strategy and management, and digital technology innovation. He has 15 years of experience in the area including leading C-level strategy projects, multi-year implementation projects and large-scale multilateral projects at technology companies ranging in size from growth ventures to corporations with revenues of over 70 BEUR. Mr Bördin holds a Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Chalmers University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg.
Head of speciality lines at Allianz Automotive and Managing Director at Allianz Warranty Gmbh
Head of Specialty Lines at Allianz Automotive and Managing Director at Allianz Warranty GmbH, is globally responsible for Specialty Lines products, which includes the implementation and delivery of Warranty programs and credit protection products in cooperation with the automotive industry. Together with his teams he is working on innovative solutions for electric vehicle warranty products. Prior to his current role he was responsible for all Automotive activities in South East Asia, Australia and Japan as Head of Automotive Asia Pacific at Allianz in Singapore. Before joining Allianz seven years ago, Fernando headed the business unit of Spanish insurance company MAPFRE Asistencia in China and oversaw other activities of the insurer in the Asian region. A Spanish national, he now lives in Munich.
Vice President Intellectual Property Operatio
Ann is UK solicitor and Vice President Intellectual Property Operations for TomTom International BV. Ann leads the teams responsible for the worldwide harvesting, prosecution and enforcement of inventions and trade names in the electrical, software, digital mapping and personal navigation devices technical fields. She is responsible for the creation of dedicated IP strategies aligned to the road maps of each of the various product units throughout the TomTom group as well as that aligned to the overall group strategy. Ann manages global IP litigation, and is responsible for trademarks/branding, anti-piracy, advertising clearance (including global regulatory clearance), IP e-discovery, licensing, due diligence and DRM. Ann has built an unique litigation management system used for patent, trade mark and anti-counterfeiting cases, designed in-house e-discovery database and packaging, advertising/PR and copy clearance procedures.
As Legal Director at Cisco, Ief advises Cisco on EU and national competition law compliance, and supports the company’s global corporate development activities from an antitrust perspective. He also engages in policy advocacy, in the field of competition law and IP licensing. Prior to joining Cisco, Ief was Senior Legal Counsel at Samsung Electronics, and competition lawyer at the Brussels offices of Howrey and Shearman & Sterling.
Pauline Debré is a partner, heading the intellectual property practice of Linklaters in Paris. Her practice focuses primarily on national and cross border patent litigation, notably in the healthcare and telecommunications sectors. Pauline also has significant experience in complex IP disputes involving competition issues. Pauline is co-head of the patent and standards AIPPI Standing Committee and of the Patent Commission of the French group. She is listed in Chambers, in Who’s Who Legal Patent, and is ranked among the “Best lawyers” in IP in France.
Senior Patent Adviser
Scania CV AB
Douglas Elliot has been working at Scania CV AB since 2008. He has had a number of different positions at Scania starting as a Patent Attorney, but also Head of Patents Cab, Chassis & Bus. In his current role as Senior Patent Adviser, the focus is on competitor monitoring, business intelligence, infringement investigations, and also commercialization of patents.
CEO, Inventor & Founder
Robert Falck is the CEO and founder of Einride, a tech start-up bent on the sustainable transformation of the transportation industry, developing an intelligent road freight system based on all-electric, autonomous trucks, or "T-pods". Before founding Einride in 2016, Mr. Falck was a director of manufacturing engineering assembly at Volvo GTO Powertrain. A serial entrepreneur, he is a co-founder of Vnu, a nightclub business intelligence solution, The Great Wild, a hunting app, and Keyflow, an event service platform. Mr. Falck holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, a B.Sc. in Economics and finance, and a B.Sc. in Business.
Responsable Valorisation Propriété Intellectuelle & Brevets
Francis is in charge of the IP Department of PSA Automobiles, covering Patents, Trademarks & Designs, embracing acquisition and exploitation activities including litigations. Before this position, Francis has led various entities within the PSA IP organization starting from managing the patent acquisition operations where he contributed with his teammates to make PSA one of the most active organization in France in respect of IP rights. Before joining PSA, Francis has worked in corporate in-house departments (Schlumberger, Renault) where he built experiences in all aspect of IP laws with specific focus on patents and contractual negotiations. Francis is a mechanical engineer (ECL), having the CEIPI qualification and being a European and French attorney. He also graduated from the Master of IP law and Management of the Strasbourg University. Francis is involved in the EQE training for the French ASPI association and as epi tutor.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Peter Friedrichsen is the CEO of myFC AB, a Swedish innovation company focused on hydrogen fuel cell development. He has more than 20 years of experience from commercializing innovations, both as an advisor and as executive manager, for example 12 years as CEO and managing partner of a boutique IP law firm, Bergenstråhle & Partners. In addition to that, Mr Friedrichsen also has more than 10 years of experience from the automotive industry, all within Scania.
Chief Executive Officer
Pontus Frohde joined Charge Amps as the company CEO in 2017 and previously has extensive experience from leading positions in both large and smaller fast growing companies within IT and Online; Microsoft, PAN Vision and FundedByMe. Pontus holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Tracy-Gene G. Durkin
STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN & FOX P.L.L.C.
Tracy-Gene G. Durkin is the practice leader of the firm’s Mechanical & Design Practice Group and a member of the Trademark & Brand Protection Practice. Tracy has a well-earned reputation for excellence in design patent law. With more than thirty years of experience, she is sought out by leading consumer product companies, and by colleagues around the world for her deep understanding of utility and design patents, trademarks, and copyrights. She is ranked by Chambers & Partners and several other top-tier platforms that recognize excellence in the practice of law. In 2019, World Trademark Review editors heralded Tracy for being “as innovative as the products that she protects.” In 2018, Financial Times named her as one of the “Top Ten Legal Innovators in North America,” noting her as “a leading authority on design patents. Tracy crafts and delivers unique IP protection strategies, designed to meet individual client's needs. Her expertise includes helping clear new products and trademarks for use in the marketplace, selecting appropriate IP protection, and enforcing such protection through mediation, litigation, and licensing.
Product Marketing Director
Sergi has held marketing, product, and partnership development roles in SaaS and tech companies for the past 10 years. Currently, Sergi is Director of Product Marketing at Red Points, independent consultant, and guest lecturer at several business schools.
Louis-Pierre Gravelle specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and providing patentability, validity, infringement and right to manufacture opinions in the fields of electricity, telecommunications, mechanicals and information technology. He is a registered patent agent in Canada and in the United States since 1998. In addition to the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, Louis-Pierre Gravelle is involved in due diligence matters and in managing patent portfolio. He is also involved in strategic counselling for medium and large-sized businesses.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Hammond is a founding partner of Valea AB and a European Patent Attorney. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and has been working in the IP field since 1983, initially as an Examiner at the European Patent Office and since 1990 in private practice in Sweden. Most of his time is spent in post-grant patent proceedings. He is frequently in Munich representing clients before Opposition Divisions and the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office. He is also heavily involved in several global litigation cases. Andrew is a CEIPI-tutor and regularly holds lectures and seminars on all aspects of European patent procedures. Andrew is a dedicated golfer and when not on the golf course he enjoys to spend his spare time with his two children.
Center for Intellectual Property
Dr. Heiden is currently the Co-Director of the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP), which is a joint center for knowledge-based business development between University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, and the Norwegian University for Science and Technology. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Standard Essential Patents. In addition, he directs the Impact Accelerator at the Sahlgrenska School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship where he is also the Program Director of the interdisciplinary master’s program.
General Counsel EMEA
Visteon Electronics Germany GmbH
Working since more than 15 years in automotive industry Betinna Hermann has broad and worldwide experience as General Counsel and General Counsel EMEA in corporate, commercial, IP and international transaction laws, connected to a technically broad range of products, including actually, amongst others, Software related products, especially dedicated to the development within the area of autonomous driving and related matters. Before she joined automotive industry she worked more than 10 years within the food industry and started her career in a global acting company offering inter alia nuclear, IT and medicine technology, where she dealt with respective technical development- and international IP licensing agreements.
Chief Commercial Officer
Brian is Chief Commercial Officer for Aon’s IP Solutions, which delivers IP solutions to enhance client’s enterprise value through executing IP-based value creation strategies and mitigating IP risk exposure. He helps lead the efforts in establishing market-accepted standards for assessing and valuing the IP asset class for businesses and investors. Prior to Aon, Brian served as Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Philips, and was previously co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Unified Patents Inc., Vice President of IP at IBM, Verizon and InterDigital, and founding CEO of Allied Security Trust.
Manager of The Vera Project
Center for Intellectual Property CIP
Anna Holmberg is at the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) and is the Manager of The Vera Project, CIPs equality and diversity program. She is also an Innovation Manager and Lecturer at Sahlgrenska School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. In addition, she works for the Institute of Innovation and Social Change at the University of Gothenburg, where she focuses on social innovation projects in segregated areas of the city. Ms Holmberg has previous experience from several business law firms, where she focused primarily on IP, contract law and M&A. Ms Holmberg is actively engaged in the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and is on the board of the Research2Business project, focusing on utilizing university research. She has an LLM and an MMed in business creation and entrepreneurship in biomedicine from the School of Economics, Business and Law and Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg.
Patent Attorney, Intellectual Property Manager
Dr. Xuting Huang is an IP manager responsible for patent portfolios in the fields of electrification and autonomous driving functions at ZF Group in Friedrichshafen. He is a qualified German and European Patent Attorney and has passed the Chinese Patent Attorney bar. He also serves as an advisor for the company’s China IP issues and spends several months yearly in Shanghai. Being a native speaker in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), he is fluent in English, German and understands French. Prior to joining ZF, he worked on prosecution and litigation of patents covering a broad spectrum of technical fields for a renowned patent law firm in Stuttgart. He has studied physics at TU Munich and EPF Lausanne as well as obtained his PhD in quantum electronics at MPI Stuttgart (supervisor: Prof. Klaus v. Klitzing, Nobel Prize for physics 1985).
Director IP Counsel
Robert Bosch LLC
Magdalena is Director IP Counsel with Robert Bosch LLC, USA. She is a licensed attorney in Germany and in New York State. She joined the Bosch Group in 2005 in Germany where she worked on complex and strategic IP topics for the industrial technology sector of the Bosch Group. In 2012, she transferred to Robert Bosch LLC where she first engaged with IP transactional matters concerning the automotive businesses of Bosch in North America and where she is currently responsible for managing IP topics in strategic, global M&A transactions concerning various Bosch industry sectors. In this role, she also provides counseling to Bosch executive management regarding IP valuation, IP risks, IP strategies as well as open source software risks and risk mitigation solutions and compliance in the context of acquisitions.
Legal and Policy Officer
Elena is a Legal and Policy Officer in the Industrial Property Department of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW) of the European Commission. Elena works on IP collaboration and Standard Essential Patents. Before joining the Industrial Property Department, Elena was a lawyer in the Trade Department of the European Commission and a regulatory and trade lawyer in an international law firm in Brussels.
Anna Maria Lagerqvist Gahm
Senior IP Counsel
Leader of a team with global corporate responsibility for all IP related matters within Volvo Cars with R&D activity mainly in Sweden, USA and China working closely with Research and Development, Strategic Product Planning, Marketing, Purchasing, and the Legal Department. Head of IP Litigation and member of a cross-functional core business Alliance team coordinating all alliances within Volvo Cars and building up and negotiating cooperation agreements with external partners, with a special focus on IP and tax strategies as well as technology transfer. 15+ years of experience in IP, contracting and licensing. Management experience of heading successful legal teams and experience of business development on senior management level. Speaker in international IP forums and lecturer at University level.
Group Intellectual Property Vice President
Vice President Intellectual Property
Charlotta, a Swedish native is Vice President of IP for the Air Liquide Group since 2015 and based in Paris. She leads Air Liquide’s global IP team which is present in six geographies in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The team's mision is to manage all facets of IP-related activities, including patents, copyright, trademarks and domain names, design and technology transactions. Charlotta is a licensed attorney with the State Bar of New York, is vice-president of LES France and Board member of Unifab and of 4IP Counsel.
Lionel M. Lavenue
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garret & Dunner
Lionel M. Lavenue is a partner in Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP’s Reston, Virginia office, and leads the firm’s Aerospace, Aviation, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry group. With experience in more than 180 district court litigations, Lionel's practice focuses on intellectual property matters including patent trial litigation and patent portfolio management for a variety of technologies (including appeals), especially those related to aviation, UAS, UAV, and drone technologies. Lionel has experience in the preparation of over 1,000 patent applications, and he has directed the filing of more than 75 IPR petitions and covered business method (CBM) petitions. He frequently speaks and writes on aviation and UAS topics. Lionel is an active and current airplane (almost 5000 hours) pilot and owner and current helicopter pilot (over 125 hours), and he holds airplane, helicopter, lighter-than-air, and glider ratings.
Chief Executive Officer
Applied Autonomy AS
Olav Madland introduced self-driving vehicles to Norway spring 2016 and is CEO of Applied Autonomy. Applied Autonomy is already a mature company with a solid track record. KPMG Autonomous Vehicle Maturity Index 2019 ranked Norway as number 3 and says “Norway has a specialist supplier in this area, Applied Autonomy. Applied Autonomy is a driver for Norway’s strong performances in both the technology and innovation pillar, where it is second, and consumer acceptance, where it is third.” Olav has an Honors degree within information technology, statistics and public administration from the University of Bergen, followed by a series of business management courses from INSEAD.
Head of Consulting & Customer Success
William Mansfield is the Head of Consulting and Customer Success for LexisNexis PatentSight, with a background in Economics and R&D Strategy. Responsible for overseeing the negotiation, creation, and delivery of PatentSight’s global consulting work along with managing the Customer Success team. He works closely with numerous international and Fortune 500 companies and other to ensure effective deployment of patent analysis for Business Strategy, M&A due diligence, Portfolio Management, and other cases.
Director Intellectual Property & Licensing
at ZF Friedrichshafen AG, with overall Global responsibility for Safety and Control Systems, including patent prosecution and litigation matters, technology transfers, patent- and know-how license agreements, as well as R&D matters. Education & Professional Experience Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Technical University Munich); Law Degree (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich); Legal clerkships with the Munich Regional Court and the European Patent Office. Prior to his current role at ZF, Bernhard was leading the IP Group of the Passive Safety Business at TRW Automotive Inc. with the background of over a decade of experience in IP prosecution and litigation gained at major law firms in Germany (Grünecker, Munich) and the USA (Akin Gump, Philadelphia, PA).
Vice President and Chief IP Counsel
Volvo Car Corporation
Raymond Millien, named one of the “World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists” by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine from 2009-2016, is Vice President & Chief IP Counsel at Volvo Car Corporation. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University (New York, USA), and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C. USA). He has led the IP function at GE Oil & Gas and the American Express Company, and the software IP function at GE Healthcare. Mr. Millien has also served as General Counsel of IP merchant bank Ocean Tomo, LLC, and practiced law in the Washington, DC offices of DLA Piper US LLP and Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC.
Dr. Michael Natterer co-founded octimine technologies GmbH and developed its core technology in 2015 together with Matthias Pötzl. His fields of interest are building businesses, product development, artificial intelligence, machine learning, patent data, analytics and statistics. After Octimine’s acquisition by the Dennemeyer Group in October 2018, he continues to drive the company, but he also contributes to Dennemeyer’s overall software strategy and products. Michael has a strong technological, business and entrepreneurial background. He holds a Ph.D. and various Master degrees in Innovation and Technology Management. He studied and did his research at Max-Planck-Institute Munich, LMU Munich, Sydney Graduate School of Management and Harvard University. Besides entrepreneurship, he likes programming, reading, and all kinds of sports like basketball, fitness, snowboarding or wakeboarding. Michael speaks English, German, French and has been active in the field of IP since 2009.
Powell Gilbert LLP
Tom Oliver is a lawyer at Powell Gilbert LLP, a London-based specialist intellectual property law firm. Tom advises on a wide range of contentious IP matters, with a particular specialism in patent litigation. He has extensive experience in handling complex and high value patent litigation across a diverse range of technologies before the UK courts. This includes numerous cases related to the ‘Smartphone Wars’ and, more recently, in relation to the FRAND licensing of SEPs. His cases are commonly international in nature, and he often works with legal advisers from across Europe and North America, contributing to and often co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional patent litigation strategies.
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.
Stephen took a doctorate in chemistry at Sheffield and won Fellowships at Yale University and Cambridge. He has worked with FT100 companies and in start-ups as a CEO, CTO and in Business Development in the UK, Germany, US, Switzerland and Sweden. He has operating experience in a wide variety of industries including (fine) chemicals, paints and coatings, pharmaceuticals, electronics, defence, automobiles, materials, printing and packaging, software and telecommunications and, latterly, intellectual property and licensing. He is now advising and carrying out business development for Iprova, a Swiss / UK start-up that is rapidly delivering highly diverse inventions with the help of its novel AI/ML/NLP software. Iprova has 30 global blue chip clients who have used these inventions as a basis for > 130 published patent application families with >300 that are still confidential. He has been elected a member of the IAM 300 most influential IP strategists since its inception.
Paolo is an experienced IPR Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Prior to joining Brembo he worked for another big Italian automotive company and another one in the cable sector. He is skilled in Patent Portfolio Analysis, Patent Law, Trademark infringement, Brand Protection and Anti-counterfeiting actions. Paolo coordinates the worldwide IPR activities. He believes in the development of the Intellectual Property culture in Italy, supporting actively some Italian Associations in this field.
Senior Director and Assistant General Counsel
Among his responsibilities, Nicolas leads Azure IP Advantage, a program designed to protect Microsoft’s customers innovations in the cloud. Nicolas is also responsible for Open Source and IP policy at Microsoft. Prior to that, Nicolas led Microsoft’s standards and intellectual property policy engagements, first out of the Microsoft office in Brussels, then at Microsoft’s headquarters in the USA. Nicolas is registered with the Washington bar as in-house counsel. He is also a French and European patent attorney. He has an educational background in computer science, electrical engineering, intellectual property and business laws. Nicolas is a regular speaker at conferences on intellectual property.
Senior Trademark and Design Counsel
Volvo Car Corporation
As the Senior Trademark and Design Counsel, Lisa heads the trademark and design team of Volvo Cars’ Intellectual Property department. She is working closely with the business in creating and adopting new nomenclature and branding strategies and advices on a range of trademark and marketing issues. Since 2015 she has also managed and developed the trademark portfolio of Polestar, the new electric performance brand from the Volvo Car Group. Lisa holds and LL.M. from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. She started at Volvo Cars IP in 2004 and has since 2006 been responsible for Volvo Cars’ trademark portfolio and the cooperation with Volvo Trademark Holding AB, the owner of the Volvo mark. During 2012 – 2014 she was a member of the Trademark Committee of SIPF, Association of IP Professionals in Swedish Industry, providing comments to the Swedish Patent Office on IP matters.
Chief Executive Officer
Nicole Shanahan is an attorney in California and the CEO of ClearAccessIP, the leading Silicon Valley solution for AI-centric intellectual property services. She has been named a Stanford CodeX Fellow, a joint fellowship between Stanford Law School and Computer Science. As a legal technologist, she specializes in the legal applications of neural networks, structured databases, APIs, UI/UX, automation and SaaS. Nicole has been named to the Business Times Top 40 under 40 list, and continues to drive ClearAccessIP as a must have enterprise solution, recently earning the company a spot on Outsell's 300 Company's to Watch list.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer for Hexagon and President of Hexagon Ventures, Claudio Simao leads the organisation in its mission of leveraging cross-divisional technologies and a solution-centric strategy. Simao joined Hexagon in 2002 as president of Hexagon South America, where he continues to lead an aggressive growth strategy. During his tenure, Simao also has served as president of Hexagon Metrology Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Hexagon, Simao held the position of president and CEO of Pluriform Plasticos, SBQT Sistemas and Netstal-Quality Equipamentos. Simao holds degrees in mechanical engineering and physics, has written several books on physics and technology, and holds various patents in sensors technology.
European Patent Attorney
DENSO International Europe
Wolfgang Stalder studied and graduated in Physics at Göttingen University (Germany). He spent about 10 years working in the telecoms sector for Siemens AG in various assignments in Germany, England and Japan. Amongst others, between 2005 and 2006 he was involved in an SEP licensing program for wireless technologies as licensing manager. After a period in a patent law firm, he returned to industry, joining DENSO in Germany in 2012. He has qualified as European Patent Attorney. At present, he is head of the patent department of DENSO Europe.
Ronan STEPHAN (PhD) had a multiple career path dedicated to R&D and Innovation in both the private (20 years) and public (12 years) sectors. Since September 2016, he has been appointed as Group Scientific Director of Compagnie Plastic Omnium. He started in 1984 with Thomson-CSF Group in defense activities and electronics. He subsequently became in 1997 general director of Brest Science and Technology Park up to 2002. He next ran the Industrial relations and Technology transfer at CNRS and served as executive director of the French public research TLO (FIST) from 2003 to 2005. In 2005, he was appointed as President of the University of Technology in Compiegne until he was named, in 2009, DG for Research and Innovation in the French Ministry for higher education and research, where he served until 2012. He joined Alstom in 2012 as Group Chief Innovation Officer and then GE as Chief Scientist in 2015, until he joined Plastic Omnium in 2016.
Head of Global Brand Protection
Robert joined Audi in 2000. After working in different areas for the Legal and for the Sales Department he took over responsibility for IP matters in 2007. From 2011 to 2012 he was working for Audi China in Beijing where he got familiar with the situation enforcing IP rights in China. Meanwhile Robert has built up his own team of specialists on trademark and design patent enforcement including experts for investigation and technical verification with global responsbility. The focus of hundreds of cases every year is on counterfeit Audi spare parts and accessories. In order to get a high impact through efficient measures Robert has built up a network of law firms and service providers prepared to support him in this strategy. Additionally, his team also cares for trademark licensing agreements and provides legal advice in trademark and design patent related cases. From 2000 until 2012 Robert was a lecturer for civil law at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Munich. In 2018 he got his LL.M. degree in Information Law and in 2019 he became a member of the Observatory Legal Expert Group at EUIPO.
Legal Director, Emerging Technologies
Chris Storm is a Legal Director at Uber and currently leads IP for Uber's Emerging Technologies programs, including Uber ATG (self-driving cars) and Uber Elevate (aerial ridesharing). Prior to his time at Uber, he served as an Assistant General Counsel at Bell Helicopter and as an associate at Baker Botts LLP. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas, his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, and his M.S. in Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas.
VP research Engineering and Development
Dr. Sunnevång is VP Research at Autoliv, a global market leader for automotive safety systems that safe more than 30,000 lives annually. In her role, she drives research and innovation towards maximizing real-life impact. As biomechanical expert, she contributed to the development of more realistic and capable crash test dummies enabling advances in seatbelt and airbag technology. She has PhD degree from Umeå University, Sweden, and published extensively in scientific journals and conferences.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Victoria Van Camp
CTO and President, Innovation and Business De
Victoria Van Camp joined SKF 1996. She held a number of positions, based in; the Netherlands, US and now in Sweden. Her previous positions include, amongst others; President, Business and Product Development. Director, Industrial Market Technology and Solutions. Director, Product Innovation Lubrication BU. Victoria was born in 1966 and holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD. in Machine Elements from Luleå University of Technology Sweden. Victoria Van Camp is a member of SKF Group Management, Kungliga Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien (IVA) and she is also board member of Billerud Korsnäs AB and Amexci AB.
Tibor van Melsem Kocsis
CEO - Founder
Group Intellectual Property Director
Chief Intellectual Property Officer and IP and Legal team lead
Jenny Widahl is the Chief IP Officer at Zenuity, which is a Joint Venture between Volvo Cars and Veoneer, focusing solely on development of software for Autonomous Vehicles and Driver Assistance Systems. She is also heading up the global Legal and IP Team at Zenuity, and is as such also responsible for strategy and operations within a wider range of areas, within and outside the traditional IP area. She has a long experience of working with IP in a broader corporate context, and also vast experience in working with IP in various complex corporate transactions. Before joining Zenuity, she was the Chief IP Counsel for Volvo Cars, working with setting up the IP structure of Volvo Cars after the company was sold by Ford Motor Company to the Chinese company Geely in 2010. Previously, she has also worked as a patent attorney within the automotive industry as well as private practice.
VP, IP & LICENSING
Scott is the VP, IP & Licensing at WiTricity. Scott is responsible for directing WiTricity’s legal activities, including strategic management of WiTricity’s extensive patent and trademark portfolio, licensing and technology transfer, managing legal risk, and dispute resolution and enforcement of patent rights. Prior to joining WiTricity in 2014, Scott spent over 10 years at two large law firms in Boston – Proskauer Rose and Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault – and served as Senior IP Counsel for Nuance Communications, a leading speech recognition and natural language understanding software provider. Scott received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his B.A. in chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University.
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Head of Legal
Group Lotus plc
Dr James Bradley award winning international counsel with distinctions from Oxford University that obtained record private action settlement from Europe’s largest automotive manufacturer. Successfully protected a client from multibillion Euro class action. Managed all international legal work for the Southern Hemisphere’s largest pharmaceutical company and the highly profitable sale of a UK company to the world’s largest private equity house. Currently heads Lotus legal team.
General Manager Europe
Aude De Clercq
Technology Transfer Officer at the Technology
European Space Agency (ESA)
Chief Legal Officer | General Counsel | Corpo
Powell Gilbert LLP
Ari has a huge breadth of experience in the electronics, IT and telecoms sectors derived from his in-depth technical knowledge from experience as both in-house and external legal counsel. Ari specialises in electronics patent litigation and licensing disputes, as well as advising on general IP, licensing and competition law matters including FRAND obligations, obligations to license, damages and general strategic advice. He also advises in relation to disputes involving trade marks, designs, copyrights and trade secrets/confidential information. He has represented clients in the UK courts as well as in opposition and appeal proceedings in the European Patent Office, and has assisted with co-ordinating actions in courts elsewhere in Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia. Advice on multi-jurisdictional strategy is a particular strength.
Chief Executive Officer
Jacob is an industry leading executive in automotive HMI, with over 15 years experience evolving and building human-machine experiences driving the transformation currently taking place in mobility. As CEO of Orchestra Inc., Mr. Timm pushes his talented team to break new ground through advanced research, prototype, build and launch processes. With experience and education in global market strategy, pricing, game theory and full-stack software design and development, Jacob simultaneously leads the company and builds the product side by side with his team.
VP of Product
Danae has over 10 years’ experience in defining, developing and managing digital products for companies such as UzerZoom and Digital Legends Entertainment. She heads the Product Team at Red Points, making sure our company’s product portfolio continues to develop.
Co-Fondateur et Directeur Général
Luca Verre détient un double Master en physique, électronique et ingénierie industrielle de Politecnico di Milano et de l’École Centrale ainsi qu’un MBA de l’INSEAD. Luca a vécu au cours de sa carrières de nombreuses expériences en Management International, Marketing et Business Development dans les domaines de l’automobile et de l’industrie de l’électronique. Luca a été assistant de recherche en photonique à l’Imperial College of London, ingénieur au sein de Altis Semiconductors, Toyota ou encore Schneider Electric.
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About Premier Cercle™Since 2002, Premier Cercle is a strategic conference producer who builds state-of-the-art events. By addressing issues under a political, strategic and technical focus, the events crafted by Premier Cercle offers a 360° overview of each information topics. Researched as a journalist would do for its own in-depth report, Premier Cercle analyses how to market an information product and promote it while taking care of the organisational details.
About Volvo CarsVolvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 571,577 cars in 2017 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding. In 2018, Volvo Cars employed on average approximately 38,000 employees. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium), Chengdu and Daqing (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).
About RPX CorporationRPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services and advisory services. Since its founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. The San Francisco-based company’s pioneering approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. By acquiring patents and patent rights, RPX helps to mitigate and manage patent risk for its growing client network. As of June 30, 2019, RPX had invested over $2.6 billion to acquire more than 47,500 US and international patent assets and rights on behalf of approximately 320 clients in eight key sectors: automotive, consumer electronics and PCs, E-commerce and software, financial services, media content and distribution, mobile communications and devices, networking, and semiconductors.
About BEITEN BURKHARDTBEITEN BURKHARDT is a leading independent German law firm with a strong focus on tech-related Intellectual Property Law. We understand the needs of our clients in a changing environment with upcoming challenges related to digitalization and emerging tech issues. We are different from most other firms – we provide solutions, not problems.
About Brooks KushmanBrooks Kushman P.C. is a premier intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm dedicated to the advancement and protection of innovations and brands that propel businesses around the world. With offices in Michigan and California, we work alongside corporations, small to medium sized businesses, and leading universities to protect their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail.
About CipherCipher provides the analysis you need to support strategic IP decisions. Cipher is the recognised leader in AI and machine learning on patent, licensing and litigation data to provide insight into complex technology landscapes. Designed specifically to deliver competitive intelligence, support licensing transactions and to mitigate litigation risk, Cipher provides on-line analysis of companies and technologies.
About DelegateWe provides structured, secure and effective IP administrative services, exclusively to IP attorneys in corporate legal departments or law firms. Our approach is unique. We combine advanced web-based technology, strict processes, and a network of top-tier IP firms for the substantive local work. Our processes are designed by attorneys and quality specialists, and operated by our attorney-led administration experts. In addition, we provide first-class customer care support thanks to our dedicated teams working hand in hand with our administrators. We do not offer legal advice or software development services. Instead, we act as an effective and efficient extension of your administration team.
About Dennemeyer - The IP GroupThe Dennemeyer Group has been setting benchmarks for all services and software solutions in the IP industry for 55 years. Dennemeyer evolved very rapidly into the world’s most comprehensive full-service provider for the protection and management of Intellectual Property rights: from legal services (Dennemeyer & Associates), software and management services (Dennemeyer IP Solutions) right down to IP consulting (Dennemeyer IP Consulting).
About FINNEGANFinnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, DC, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation across a variety of technologies. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to European patents and trademarks, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition.
About France BrevetsCreated in March 2011, France Brevets is the first investment fund fully dedicated to patent promotion and monetization in Europe. Funded with €100 million, France Brevets deploys a broad array of legal, financial, technical and commercial resources, leverages its resources and network of worldwide best-in-class experts, working for the purpose of monetizing patents or acquiring patent rights for innovative ecosystems to secure rights protecting freedom to operate.
About GullikssonThe Fine Art of Business and Intellectual Property Law Gulliksson is one of the leading law firms in Sweden when it comes to intellectual property litigation and is is one of the largest service providers in the field of intellectual property law. Thanks to our unique service mix, together with our extensive professional network, we are the preferred choice for many knowledge-intensive and ideas-driven companies. You can always count on us to protect, develop and commercialize your business!
About IntelIntel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices.
About IPlyticsIPlytics Platform is an IP intelligence tool that augments the analysis of technology landscapes and a company’s competitive position. IPlytics Platform goes beyond patent data by linking and processing over 80 million patents to 60 million scientific articles, 2 million standards/SEPs and 3 million company information on one single platform. The tool helps users to perform analyses in the fields of patent valuation, landscaping, licensing, transfer or litigation. The intuitive graphical user interface allows to easily navigate, analyze and drill down into information, enabling in-depth technology analyses or a long-term monitoring of market segments.
About Konsert Strategy & IPKonsert is a niche management consulting firm focused on technology-based competitiveness. We partner with technology-intensive organizations across the globe to strengthen their growth and profitability. Our team cooperates at all levels of the client organization throughout all phases in strategy, performance improvement and transformation. We provide our clients with the world’s premier service to strengthen competitiveness from technology and intellectual property; setting strategic direction, building capable organizations and securing lasting results.
About MicrosoftAt Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world. We do business in 170 countries and are made up of 114,000 passionate employees dedicated to fulfilling our mission of helping you and your organization achieve more.
About Patent-PilotPatent-Pilot is a business intelligence tool for patent law firms. Using our software, users can investigate patent law firms, their clients, partners and competitors with easy to use search functions and stream-lined dashboards. Find new clients and partners. Analyze the flow of work from the applicant to outside counsel to foreign counsel. Learn who the likely decision maker is – the law firm or the client. At your fingertips, Patent-Pilot gives you insights for more than 22,000 patent law firms and over 1.6 million applicants worldwide. It is the most comprehensive source of information regarding patent representations available anywhere.
About Red PointsRed Points is the world’s first brand intelligence platform. By combining online brand protection, copyright enforcement, and distributor monitoring capabilities, Red Points gives you full visibility into brands’ presence online. Over 600 brands rely on Red Points to fight fakes, piracy and distribution abuse online, allowing them to maintain control, improve their brand value, and increase revenues. Our extensive search capabilities applies advanced keyword monitoring, machine learning, image recognition and natural language processing, which allow our clients to locate infringements, better understand where their products are being sold outside of official channels or discover the final destination of leaks in their distribution channels. This allows our clients not only to gather data on repeat infringers for legal purposes, but also to make smart decisions on everything from licensing to new market opportunities. The key to our success is our investment in technology and product to make our solution incredibly intuitive, effective and easy to use. With one click on a validation card, our technology can enforce intellectual property rights and remove issues from global online marketplaces and social media platforms. Red Points’ offices are conveniently located in Barcelona, New York and Salt Lake City.
About RobicROBIC, l.l.p. is an internationally renowned firm of professionals including lawyers, scientists and engineers specializing in Intellectual Property and Business Law. We provide dynamic and entrepreneurial representation to clients in managing all aspects of their intellectual capital. We are recognized by our peers as a benchmark provider of legal services related to the protection, enforcement and commercialization of intellectual property rights and other intangible assets. We have successfully built upon our historical expertise in the field of Intellectual Property to offer fully integrated Business Law services. ROBIC is home to some of Canada’s most prolific and reputable lawyers and intellectual property counsel. Our team is composed of dedicated professionals, well-known and highly respected by their colleagues, by the Courts and Government agencies before which they practice. Our enduring success and enviable reputation is in large part the result of our ongoing focus on addressing our clients’ needs.
About ValeaValea is a dynamic, flexible, proactive and professionally managed company that prides itself in offering first-class expertise in technology and law. Valea takes the time necessary to understand each client’s specific needs and works proactively to maximise the value of their intellectual property rights. Valea’s consultants work in client teams to ensure that each client benefits from the consensus of the opinions of several attorneys. Valea focuses on being a strategic business partner providing timely advice on IP matters, combined with an understanding of regulatory frameworks in a commercial context.
About Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & FoxSterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is a law firm specializing in the protection, transfer and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Since its founding in 1978, Sterne Kessler has grown to become the sixth largest IP specialty law firm in the United States. The firm, based in Washington, DC, currently employs over 150 attorneys, patent agents and technical specialists, including over 50 with masters degrees and an additional 50+ with a doctorate in science or engineering. The firm's integrated practice helps clients develop IP strategy and freedom-to-operate; prepare and prosecute patents and trademarks globally; and defend and enforce patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. Supreme Court, and all forums in between.
About RWSIn addition to patent translations, RWS Group provides a comprehensive range of services including interpreting and language support services that meet the needs of a variety of exacting sectors. Accurate and professional translations of any document or language combinations, combined with robust checking procedures and project management ensures work is delivered on time and on budget. Inovia is the largest foreign filing provider in the world. Our model is simple: we combine technology and a global network of foreign associates to create value for our clients. The inovia.com platform offers a “one-stop-shop” experience so that our clients can save both time and money on their foreign filing work.
About Darts IPDarts-ip provides global information and analytics that support IP prosecution and litigation activities. Through our platform, IP professionals gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends. Darts-ip users can quickly search and track more than 4 million cases covering trademarks, patents, copyrights, designs & models, domain names, and unfair competition. A dedicated team of local legal experts, in partnership with cutting-edge AI and machine learning tools, extract key data points from every case. From prosecutors to litigators, R&D to business intelligence experts, Darts-ip’s smart tools help win cases, build strategies and identify new opportunities.
About AnaquaAnaqua is a premium provider of integrated, end-to-end innovation and intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Used by nearly one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators worldwide, the ANAQUA platform merges best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations. The solution suite integrates workflow, collaboration, docketing, data visualization, and worldwide patent analytics in a SaaS platform to provide new levels of productivity and insight to make better business decisions.
About About CPA GlobalCPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. We offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle, supporting customers every step of the way to realise the value of their ideas. IP One Data is at the heart of The IP Platform – empowering our customers with comprehensive, verified and reliable data. We are trusted by many of the world’s leading corporations and law firms, and backed by a global team of more than 2,000 passionate and visionary people.
About DH Anticounterfeit ABDH Anticounterfeit has a proud background. We are born and raised by one of the leading developers of IT systems in Sweden. We got our passion for structure from them. Together with global brands, experts of brand protection and anti-counterfeit wizards we have developed CASEMATE. CaseMate is the ultimate tool for all your brand protection cases - both online and offline. It is a management system specialized in helping brands streamline their daily BP tasks - making the team five times more efficient in handling cases. To put it short - They become a Profit Team rather than "just" a Brand Protection team. With a strong team of experts of law, brand protection, anti-counterfeit and system developing, we always strive to be in the forefront bringing our clients the latest news and updates. We believe in flexibility, transparency and responsibility with a vision of making the world a safer place.
About infoappsThe infoapps GmbH focuses on innovation in the field of patent information software. We consider global full-text data coverage as imperative as the implementation of powerful semantic algorithms, artificial intelligence and analytics. Communication between IP professionals and R&D is part of our highly customized trainings to maximize the efficiency of your tool.
About IPscreenerIPscreener is the next generation technology making it possible for anyone to validate ideas in the innovation process. By a special semantic AI approach the tool automatically, from a simple descriptive text, presents a dashboard of the prior art situation with an outstanding precision. This helps companies to identify new ideas with business value, and avoid investing valuable efforts in "reinventing the wheel"?. Client cases show a boost of the daily work of prioritizing projects with up to 100%. All while saving time, decreasing costs and increasing the quality.
About MinesoftWinner of the prestigious Queen’s Award for International Trade again in 2015, Minesoft has fast become an established leader in the field of Patent Information, working with industrial corporations, patent attorney firms and patent authorities around the world. Founded in 1996 to develop databases and software solutions for the Information industry, Minesoft specializes in tools and services for retrieving, storing and distributing patent & technology information throughout the enterprise. Minesoft’s flagship product PatBase enables users, including corporations in fields such as the automotive and pharmaceutical industries, to protect their designs by checking novelty against existing patents and to solve technical dilemmas by studying patent texts, patent drawings and non-patent literature. Our Users can access and understand the most up-to-date scientific research, new ideas and competitor information contained in patent documents with a range of search and display functionalities, including text and diagrams, semantic searching, translations and fully-incorporated PatBase Analytics.
About 4iP Council4iP Council is a European research council dedicated to developing high quality academic insight and empirical evidence on topics related to intellectual property and innovation. Our research is multi-industry, cross sector and technology focused. We work with academia, policy makers and regulators to facilitate a deeper understanding of the invention process and of technology investment decision-making.
About Center for Intellectual PropertyThe Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) is an interdisciplinary development center focused on knowledge-based business founded in 2000 through a collaboration of academia and industry and is currently jointly governed by Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology. CIP provides a platform for the promotion of research, education and collaboration based on the strategic management of intellectual assets and property. CIP promotes an international network, collaborating with leading persons and organizations from industry, academia, and government from around the world with the mission to transform knowledge into wealth and welfare.
About CIPUThe Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) is an independent, non-profit organization the helps to raise awareness of intellectual property rights and how they impact people’s lives. CIPU makes IP rights more intelligible by showing what they accomplish, holding events and encouraging discussion between IP users and owners. The organization makes it easier forpeople to connect the dots between why rights like patents, copyrights and trademarks (and trade secrets) exist, how they work and who they ultimately effect. Founded in 2016, CIPU provides a framework for understanding IP rights’ role in establishing inventions, creative works like music movies and books and brands. CIPU also examines how IP promotes competition and jobs.
About IFIAInternational Federation of Inventors' Associations (IFIA) established in 1968 is an ensemble of over 130 institutions from 95 member states functioning in the field of invention and collaborating in an unparalleled way to disseminate the culture of invention and innovation internationally. The inventors are provided the required information, linkages, and outstanding opportunities to share and discover innovative ideas. Annually more than 40 international events including the conferences, exhibitions, Olympiads and workshops are organized under the patronage and supervision of IFIA offering a great chance to the inventors to display their cutting edge inventions, create networks and benefit from its wealth of knowledge.
About IP Close UpIP CloseUp is a leading source of news and perspective for people interested in the business of intellectual property. Decision-makers regularly turn to IP CloseUp to get the latest news and ideas on patents, people and transactions, and the trends that affect them. The blog has generated more than 60,000 visits. IP CloseUp readers include IP executives, attorneys, private equity, VC and public stock investors, entrepreneurs, journalists, analysts, service providers, researchers and inventors. Regular features include Transactions, People, Places and Events.
About NextAlertThe real-time semantic engine NextAlert spots and qualifies messages sent on social networks to select only truly useful transport information (about one in a thousand messages). Tests with mobility operators have shown that NextAlert detects 40% more information, with an average advance of 20 minutes for shared information. NextAlert can be easily integrated into information or trip calculation applications.
About GRUR Annual Meeting25 – 28 September • Westend Campus Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany • Meet the German IP community • Enlarge your IP expertise • Discuss the digital transformation and future of IP • Network with 700+ IP professionals from 30+ nations • Discover Frankfurt, an international, multicultural and thriving city where business, art, history and innovation combine into an exciting vision for the future. Simultaneous translation into English will be provided for all parts of the working programme. We look forward to seeing you in Frankfurt!
About Aftersales MagazineAftersales Magazine is an independent business to business aftermarket publication that is made by specialists with decades of experience. This Dutch magazine focuses on all automotive companies with a workshop. The workshop is a profit center for the dealer, so developments in the aftersales area are of great interest to both managers and technicians. In the independent channel the garages, wholesalers and repairers are an important part of our readers. Repair, service and maintenance, but also parts (logistics), engineering, product news, marketing and body repair are the key elements in each (monthly) edition. Aftersales Magazine is readable and well designed, that is why it is appreciated at all job levels. In Belgium Aftersales Magazine publishes quarterly, both in Flemish and in French.
About IPKATPassionate about IP! Since June 2003 the IPKat has covered copyright, patent, trade mark, info-tech, privacy and confidentiality issues from a mainly UK and European perspective. Read, post comments and participate! The team is Eleonora Rosati, Annsley Merelle Ward, Neil J. Wilkof, and Merpel. E-mail the Kats here! The team is joined by GuestKats Mirko Brüß, Rosie Burbidge, Nedim Malovic, Frantzeska Papadopolou, Mathilde Pavis, and Eibhlin Vardy. SpecialKats: Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo (TechieKat), Hayleigh Bosher (Book Review Editor), and Tian Lu (Asia Correspondent). InternKats: Rose Hughes, Ieva Giedrimaite, and Cecilia Sbrolli.
About IPWatchdogIPWatchdog.com is an intellectual property publication, focusing on patents, innovation policy, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks. Patent Attorney, Gene Quinn is the Founder, President & CEO. We have a variety of Guest Contributors who offer their unique expertise and commentary on a variety of intellectual property, innovation and technology issues.
About LexisNexisLexisNexis, legal intelligence: contents and data for best legal decision making LexisNexis is the 1st world group of the legaltechs with products like Lexis 360, Lex Machina, Ravel Law or Lexis Advance. In France, LexisNexis is the actor leader of the solutions of information and analytics for the professionals of the right and the figure. The company is based on a leading expert testimony centenary and the control of technologies like the artificial intelligence and semantics, to conceive a vast product range and services: Lexis 360 (nearly 80,000 professional users in France and more than 15 million contents), the Poly range and its legal writer of documents automated by the IA, JurisData Analytics or Lexis News. These tools are used by the professionals of the right to make the best decisions and to optimize the legal security, the productivity and the performance.
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