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Aastha Sharma

Patent Attorney

L.S. Davar & Co.

 India


Topic: Divided in Divisional






Adele Calamo Specchia

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel

ASML

 Netherlands


Topic: Technology Transfer Agreement: the roadmap of how the discovery gets from the lab to the market






Adithya Jayaraj

Senior Associate

K&S Partners

 India


Topic: Moot court: Design Litigation: A brief experience






Agnieszka Deeg-Tyburska

Legal Director

Polpharma Group

 Poland


Topic: Updates on European IP law and IP challenges in 2021






Ahmad Saleh

Partner, Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovations), Intellectual Property

Al Tamimi & Company

 UAE


Topic: Preparing for Dubai Expo 2020 - IP Tips






Ahmed Ellaithy

Director, Technology Transfer

The American University in Cairo

 Egypt


Topic: Global Best Practices in Technology Transfer & Entrepreneurship






Aishwarya Menon

Partner

K&S Partners

 India


Topic: Tackling misuse of trademarks in India - Impact of the pandemic and relevant strategies for brand owners






Al Etheridge

Founder

Atlanta Patent Services (APS)

 USA


Topic: Patent Analytics - Current and Future (with AI & ML)






Alan Macek

Partner

DLA Piper

 Canada


Topic: IP Blogs: the most efficient tool for sharing IP knowledge worldwide






Alden F. Abbott

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

George Mason University

 USA


Topic:






Alec Schibanoff

Vice President

IPOfferings LLC

 USA


Topic: Patent Triage: Ranking the Value of Your IP






Alejandra M. Garza-Domínguez

Partner & IP Director

De Hoyos Koloffon & Associates

 Mexico


Topic: Maintaining a trademark registration in the new Mexican Industrial Property era






Alice Pezard

Honourable Judge

Judiciary Supreme Court

 France


Topic: Is the opening of an European Court dead ?






Alissa Zeller

Senior Vice President, Global Intellectual Property

BASF

 Germany


Topic:






Allen Dixon

Managing Director

Ideas Matter

 UK


Topic: The Importance of IP for Innovation and Society: Getting the Message Out






Anay Amin

Associate

Y. J. Trivedi & Co.

 India


Topic: IP Strategy & Management in a Corporate Environment






Andre Frieden

Deputy General Counsel / Head, Big Deals Team and Compliance | Office of General Counsel

Capgemini North America, Inc.

 USA


Topic: IP issues in AI, Software Licensing, and IT Services Agreements and Related Due Diligence






Andrea Mondini

Partner

TIMES Attorneys

 Switzerland


Topic: Cross-Border IP and Commercial Dispute Resolution






Andrew B. Schwaab

Shareholder

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

 USA


Topic: Key Considerations for SEP and FRAND Licensing Strategies including Forum-Shopping and Jurisdictional Issues






Anju Upreti Dhakal

Judge of High Court

Supreme Court of Nepal

 Nepal


Topic: Judgement of Supreme Court related to Well known trademark






Anna Maria Villa

Patent Expert

IPI - Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

 Switzerland


Topic: The future of patent analytics






Anthony Trippe

Managing Director

Patinformatics, LLC

 USA


Topic: Introducing ML4Patents.com a comprehensive resource for learning about the use of machine learning methods for Intellectual Property






Antonio Curvello

Partner

Daniel Law

 Brazil


Topic: Brazilian PTO’s efforts and measures to become efficient






Arnaud Folliard-Monguiral

Lawyer

EUIPO - European Union Intellectual Property Office

 Spain


Topic: IP as Art






Arno Meerman

CEO

University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN)

 Netherlands


Topic:






Arthur Nutter

Chairman & CEO

PatentBooks, Inc.

 USA


Topic:






Arundeep S. Pradhan

President

Apio Innovation Transfer (APIOiX)

 USA


Topic: Resource allocation for technology transfer: Determinants of success






Audrey Yap

President at LESI & Managing Partner

Yusarn Audrey

 Singapore


Topic: Patent Discovery: If willful blindness and AI had a child, would it be good, bad or ugly?






Ayca Aktolga Ozturk

Chief Legal Counsel

BTCTurk

 Turkey


Topic: Protecting IP Rights by Blockchain






Ayesha Lee

Principal

Spruson & Ferguson

 Australia


Topic: Patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions in Australia






Barry Yen

Partner

So Keung Yip & Sin (SKYS)

 Hong Kong


Topic: Parody Trademarks: Just for Fun!






Bart van Wezenbeek

European Patent Attorney

Millipede

 Netherlands


Topic: IP advice for SMEs and startups






Beatriz Ruiz-Beato

EMEA Data Protection Officer

NEC Europe

 UK


Topic: Developments and Best Practices for Trademark Practitioners Dealing with Non-European Privacy Laws






Benjamin Grzimek

Partner & Co-Head of IP

Fieldfisher

 Germany


Topic: German SEP Litigation – quo vadis?






Bettina de Jong

Secretary General of the PDG & Chairperson

ISBQPIP

 Netherlands


Topic: Patent Discovery: If willful blindness and AI had a child, would it be good, bad or ugly?






Bijal V. Vakil

Partner

White & Case LLP

 USA


Topic: Mediation and Settlement of Intellectual Property Disputes: Lessons to be Learned From the American Experience






Brad Buehler

Chief Operating Officer

Ensemble IP LLC

 USA


Topic: AI and Machine Learning in Patent Search Systems: Friend or Foe?






Brian B. Darville

Senior Counsel

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP

 USA


Topic: B&B Hardware: Issue & Claim Preclusion Based on TTAB Judgments






Brian Cummings

Partner

Alta Global Ventures

 USA


Topic: IP Monetization and how to drive value from your intellectual property portfolio






Brian Hinman

Chief Innovation Officer

Aon Intellectual Property Solutions

 USA


Topic: IP-based lending: unlocking the value of intangible assets






Brigitte Baldi

Senior Manager

Dennemeyer Group

 Germany


Topic: IP for IT






Bruce Longbottom

Assistant General Counsel for Trademarks

Eli Lilly and Company

 USA


Topic: Trade Dress: Is what you see what you don’t get?






C. F. Tsai

Managing Partner

Deep & Far Attorneys-at-law

 Taiwan


Topic: Patents in the Greater China Area






Cameron Pick

Partner

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

 USA


Topic: IP issues in AI, Software Licensing, and IT Services Agreements and Related Due Diligence






Carol R. Van Cleef

Chair, Blockchain and Digital Assets Practice Counsel

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

 USA


Topic: IP Challenges Facing NFTs: Will IP Issues Put the Brakes on the Exponential Growth of NFTs (NonFungible Tokens)?






Carola Fassnacht

Senior Expert in ICT

European Patent Office

 Germany


Topic: A deep dive into the EPO’s COVID-19 platform






Cary A. Levitt

Founder

Cary Levitt Consulting Services

 USA


Topic: Intellectual Property Monetization - Maximizing Value from a Corporate Asset Affirmative Recoveries Program






Catharina Ekdahl

Senior Legal Advisor & Coordinator

Swedish Intellectual Property Office

 Sweden


Topic: Recasting Intellectual Property in Light of the United Nation’s Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development






Cecilia Trevisi

Partner

COMMA10

 Italy


Topic: The Valuation of Digital Intangibles






Chanakya Jayadeva

Attorney-at-Law & President

Entertainment Media and Sports Law Firm

 Sri Lanka


Topic: Public Performance and Copy Right Issues






Charles Boulakia

Partner

Ridout & Maybee LLP

 Canada


Topic: Certificates of Supplementary Protection in Canada






Charles R. Macedo

Partner

Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP

 USA


Topic: Best Practices for Protecting and Licensing Training Set Data and Software for Machine Learning and AI






Charles R. Neuenschwander

President

Neuenschwander Associates

 USA


Topic: Do Patents Still Matter in the US? Yes, depending on who you are






Chiara Accornero

Legal Officer and Representative of Arbitration and Mediation Center

WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization

 Singapore


Topic: Resolving IP and Technology Disputes through WIPO Mediation and Arbitration






Chirag Bansal

Patent Attorney

L.S. Davar & Co.

 India


Topic: Divided in Divisional






Christian Dubuc

Founder and President

Harfang IP

 USA


Topic: SEP licensing in the 5G and IoT era






Christophe Van Zyl

Managing Director

Dennemeyer Group

 South Africa


Topic: IP in Emerging Markets: News from Brazil, India, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa & UAE






Christopher B. Lay

Attorney

IpHorgan Ltd

 USA


Topic: The United States Olympic Committee v Tempting Brands






Christopher Griffith

Founding Partner

Green, Griffith & Borg-Breen LLP

 USA


Topic: Current US IP Issues and Decisions Relevant to Pharma & Biopharma Companies






Christopher Scharff

Shareholder

McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

 USA


Topic: Current trends in U.S. Inter Partes review proceedings before the US Patent Office






Christopher Thornham

Partner

Taylor Wessing

 UK


Topic:






Ciaran McGinley

Associate Partner

NormannPartners

 Netherlands


Topic: The Future of Green IP: A look at how sustainability may influence IP and vice-versa






Clarissa Jaegger

Partner

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

 Brazil


Topic: The adoption of the Madrid Protocol in Brazil and its consequences after 1 year in force






Claudio Szabas

Managing Director

Dennemeyer Group

 Brazil


Topic: IP in Emerging Markets: News from Brazil, India, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa & UAE






Conan Chen

Senior Director, Public Policy & Government Affairs

Amazon

 China


Topic: Amazon brand protection mechanism and new initiatives






Cristina Casas Feu

Managing Partner

Casas Asin Intellectual Property

 Spain


Topic: Protection and challenges of IP assets in the post-pandemic era. Perspective from USA, Brazil and Mexico






Cyril Chua

Founder & Managing Director

Robinson LLC

 Singapore


Topic: IP Infringement during Creative Pitches: 2 Case Studies from Southeast Asia






Dafne Mendez

Founding Partner

Privacy Watchers

 Mexico


Topic: The right to be forgotten in Mexico






Damon C. Matteo

CEO

Fulcrum Strategy

 USA


Topic:






Daniel Dardani

Technology Licensing Officer

MIT Technology Licensing Office

 USA


Topic: Best Practices for Protecting and Licensing Training Set Data and Software for Machine Learning and AI






Daniel Hermele

Founder

DSH Consulting

 UK


Topic: SEP licensing in the 5G and IoT era






Daniel Pitanga

Partner

Pitanga Bastos

 Brazil


Topic: Copyright Buyout in Brazil






Daniel R. Bereskin, C.M., Q.C.

Partner

Bereskin & Parr LLP

 USA


Topic: The history and status of trademark dilution protection, contrasting the US, EU and Canadian legislation






David G. Howell

Founder and Managing Partner

Howell & Associates

 USA


Topic:






David Gallagher

Partner

Brodies LLP Solicitors

 UK


Topic: Reimagining Life Sciences collaborations for a post-Covid world






David Postolski, Esq.

Partner

Gearhart Law LLC

 USA


Topic: Brand protection and it’s challenges: What goes in to building a rewarding strategy






David R. Stevens

Founding Partner

Stevens Law Group

 USA


Topic:






David Smith

Founder & CEO

Tynax Inc

 USA


Topic: Current trends and opportunities in patent monetization






David W. Su

Corporate Vice President and General Counsel

MediaTek, Inc.

 Taiwan


Topic: IP Strategy in “New Normal” Era






David Wanetick

CEO

IncreMental Advantage

 USA


Topic: Assessing Patent Strength and Value: Applying the Patent Valuation Gauntlet®






Dennis H. Cavanaugh

Principal

D H Cavanaugh Associates

 USA


Topic:






Dennis Haszko

Sr. Patent Counsel

Brion Raffoul LLP

 Canada


Topic: Prosecuting Software Patents for Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)






Dermot Horgan

President

IpHorgan Ltd

 USA


Topic: The United States Olympic Committee v Tempting Brands






Desmond Tan

Principal

FPA Patent Attorneys

 Singapore


Topic: Patent office invalidation options in Japan, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand – How to weigh up the options?






Didier Patry

Chief Executive Officer

France Brevets

 France


Topic:






Diptarka Ray

Jt.Senior Attorney

L.S. Davar & Co.

 India


Topic: Sufficiency of disclosure:Addressing the requirement






Dixon Soh

Head of Legal, Corporate Services and Deputy Director, IP Strategy Solutions

IPOS International

 Singapore


Topic: IP Strategies for the New Digital Economy






Donal O'Connell

Managing Director

Chawton Innovation Services

 UK


Topic: Effective Trade Secret Asset Management






Doris Spielthenner

Co-Founder and President

Ambercite

 Australia


Topic: Patent Discovery: If willful blindness and AI had a child, would it be good, bad or ugly?






Dr Ute-Christine Konopka

Founder

thinksafe.ch

 Switzerland


Topic: IP for Start Ups and SMEs






Dr. Abdel Aziz Mohamed Hamad Satti

Senior Legal Professional

 UAE


Topic: Consumer protection in the digital world






Dr. Alberto Giordano

EU Trademark and Design Attorney

Chadha & Chadha

 Italy


Topic: Well Known trademarks in India






Dr. Alexander Harguth

Partner

Preu Bohlig & Partner

 Germany


Topic:






Dr. Andra Musatescu

Founder

Andra Musatescu Law & Industrial Property Offices

 Romania


Topic: Challenges when filing evidence for reputation of a Trademark






Dr. Anke Nestler

Managing Partner

VALNES Corporate Finance GmbH

 Germany


Topic: The value of data as an Intangible Asset






Dr. Avijit Kelkar

Principal Co-founder

Aharav Consultants

 UK


Topic: New generation pharmaceutical tool for portfolio and strategy - how to choose a global portfolio






Dr. Bijay Kumar Sahu

Regional Manager - TISC & IPFC

National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)

 India


Topic: Using IP Tool for Technology Commercialization to Achieve Atmanirvar






Dr. Brian J. Amos

Partner

Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP

 USA


Topic: Best Practices for Protecting and Licensing Training Set Data and Software for Machine Learning and AI






Dr. Cameron J. McCoy

Vice President and Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives

Lehigh University

 USA


Topic:






Dr. Christian Wende

Partner

DTS Patent and Trademark Attorneys

 Germany


Topic: Case Study on Japanese and German Patent Claim Interpretation






Dr. Claas Gerding-Reimers

Intellectual Property Counsel

Basler AG

 Germany


Topic: Business IP challenges of high growth tech companies






Dr. Clemens-August Heusch

Vice President, Global Head of Dispute Resolution

Nokia

 Germany


Topic: FRAND / SEP Litigation






Dr. Corinna Sundermann

Senior Vice President Intellectual Property

Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH

 Germany


Topic: Inventive step assessment at the EPO: The “purpose” - and its surprising consequences






Dr. Dallas Wilkinson

Regional Managing Director APAC

Dennemeyer Group

 Australia


Topic: IP for IT






Dr. Dierk-Oliver Kiehne

CEO

InTraCoM GmbH

 Germany


Topic: Patent Valuations – How to assign a monetary value to patents






Dr. DJ Nag

President

Innovaito, LLC

 USA


Topic: IP Monetization and how to drive value from your intellectual property portfolio






Dr. Dmitriy Vinarov

Partner

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

 USA


Topic: Intellectual Property Strategy as a Driver of Business Models and Value Creation