Wednesday - 30 August 2017

Learn how to maximise the value of your patent portfolio at the 11th IP World Summit 2017

'Future strategies in a world of uncertainty: new rules, innovation and competition' is the theme for the 11th IP World Summit 2017, which this year takes place in Amsterdam from 25-27 September. 

Mathys & Squire's Ilya Kazi has been invited to chair a discussion around 'Patent strategy and alternatives to patenting, for smaller portfolios' which will be part of the Small to Medium Sized IP Portfolios Stream, a series of talks targeted towards those with smaller portfolios and IP teams to encourage them to gain the greatest value from their IP. 

The discussion will cover:

  • How to manage the mix of patents: how to decide how many patents to file?
  • Defining the strategy: should we protect our inventions in five countries in Europe or all around the world?
  • Should you make individual decisions for each patent or should there be one global policy?
  • Can you do more with less? Is it possible to increase the efficiency of prosecution?
  • When should you consider the trade secret, registered design or copyright routes instead of filing for a patent?

Jan-Willem Goedmakers, Head of IP, Stamicarbon
Martin Ekelund, Vice President Legal and IPR, Freebit
Susanne Ahlberg, General Counsel, Genovis AB
Dr Marcus Kretzschmar, Director Intellectual Property and Legal, Molecular Partners

When: Tuesday 26th September 2017 

Time: 15.40 - 16.10 

Where: Postillion Hotel Amsterdam, Paul van Vlissingenstraat 8, Amsterdam 1096 BK, The Netherlands