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The Rt Hon Sir Christopher Floyd

Lord Justice of Appeal

 UK


Topic: Controversy and FRAND for Standard Essential Patent in Courts






Prof. Dr. Peter Meier-Beck

Honourable Judge

Bundesgerichtshof, the German Federal Supreme Court

 Germany


Topic:






Prof. Randall Ray Rader

Former Chief Judge at United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

 USA


Topic: Controversy and FRAND for Standard Essential Patent in Courts






Prof. Thomas J. R. Voit

Honorable Presiding Judge

German Federal Patent Court

 Germany


Topic: Controversy and FRAND for Standard Essential Patent in Courts






Sir Robin Jacob

Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law

University College of London (UCL)

 UK


Topic: Anti-suit injunctions






Dr. Joo Sup Kim

Presiding Administrative Judge, IP Trial and Appeal Board

Korean Intellectual Property Office

 Korea


Topic: Controversy and FRAND for Standard Essential Patent in Courts






Edger F. Brinkman

Senior Judge

Court of The Hague

 Netherlands


Topic: FRAND disputes, are they for the courts?






Robert Shenton French

Honourable Judge, Court of Appeal

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts

 UAE


Topic: Intellectual property at the leading edge of public policy






Tanya R. Kennedy

Associate Justice of the Appellate Division

Supreme Court of State of New York

 USA


Topic: Advancing Access to Justice Through Technology






Theodore (Ted) R. Essex

Former Judge at U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) & Senior Counsel

Hogan Lovells

 USA


Topic: The ITC: An Insider's View






Alice Pezard

Honourable Judge

Judiciary Supreme Court

 France


Topic: Is the opening of an European Court dead ?






Anju Upreti Dhakal

Judge of High Court

Supreme Court of Nepal

 Nepal


Topic: Judgement of Supreme Court related to Well known trademark






Jonathan Hudis

Administrative Trademark Judge, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

United States Patent and Trademark Office

 USA


Topic: The Trademark Modernization (TM) Act of 2020






Kwangnam Kim

Honourable Judge

Patent Court of Korea

 Korea


Topic:






Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan

Retired Honourable Judge

Lahore High Court

 Pakistan


Topic:






Roger R. Lafreniere

Honourable Judge

Federal Court of Canada

 Canada


Topic: Keeping the Court Doors Open During the Pandemic






Vishal Amin

Former U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator at The White House

 USA


Topic: U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property






Aaron Belcher

Partner

Belcher, Smolen & Van Loo LLP

 USA


Topic: Selected IP Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions






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






Ahmad Saleh

Partner, Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovation)

Al Tamimi & Co.

 UAE


Topic:






Ahmed Ellaithy

Director, Technology Transfer

The American University in Cairo

 Egypt


Topic: Global Best Practices in Technology Transfer & Entrepreneurship






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






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






Amarjit Singh

Senior Partner

Amarjit & Associates

 India


Topic: The Junction of Designs, Copyright, and Trade Dress : Overlapping or Coexisting?






Anders Arvidsson

CEO and Founder

Parallel North IP

 Sweden


Topic:






Andre Frieden

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

Capgemini North America, Inc.

 USA


Topic: IP Issues in IT Licenses and IT Services Agreements and Related Due Diligence






Andrew B. Schwaab

Shareholder

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

 USA


Topic:






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






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






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






Bart van Wezenbeek

European Patent Attorney

Millipede

 Netherlands


Topic: IP advice for SMEs and startups






Bastian Best

Counsel

Bardehle Pagenberg

 Germany


Topic:






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?






Brian B. Darville

Senior Counsel

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP

 USA


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






Brian Cummings

Partner

Alta Global Ventures

 USA


Topic:






Brian Hinman

Chief Innovation Officer

Aon Intellectual Property Solutions

 USA


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






Brian Yates

Chief Executive Officer

iPEL, Inc.

 USA


Topic:






C. F. Tsai

Managing Partner

Deep & Far Attorneys-at-law

 Taiwan


Topic:






Cary A. Levitt

Founder

Cary Levitt Consulting Services

 USA


Topic:






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:






Charles Boulakia

Partner

Ridout & Maybee LLP

 Canada


Topic: Nuances of Canadian Life Science Patents: dose ranges, diagnostics, life forms, antibodies and second medical uses






Charles R. Macedo

Partner

Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP

 USA


Topic: Best Practices for Protecting and Licensing in the U S Training Set Data and Software for Machine Learning and other forms of Artificial Intelligence






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






Christian Dubuc

Founder and President

Harfang IP

 USA


Topic: SEP licensing in the 5G and IoT era






Christian Gordon-Pullar

Senior Intellectual Property Adviser

 UK


Topic: Brand and IP Collateralisation; IP for AI and Fintech






Christopher B. Lay

Attorney

IpHorgan Ltd

 USA


Topic: The concept of false association in U.S. Trademark Law






Christopher Griffith

Partner

Green, Griffith & Borg-Breen LLP

 USA


Topic:






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: GREEN IP - A look at how sustainability may influence IP and vice-versa






Clarissa Jaegger

Partner

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

 Brazil


Topic:






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






Dafne Mendez

Associate

Arochi & Lindner, S.C. Attorneys

 Mexico


Topic: The right to be forgotten in Mexico






Damon C. Matteo

CEO

Fulcrum Strategy

 USA


Topic:






Daniel Hermele

Founder

DSH Consulting

 UK


Topic: SEP licensing in the 5G and IoT era






Daniel Pitanga

Partner

Pitanga Bastos

 Brazil


Topic: Pre-commercial procurement and how to foster innovation capacity in Brazil / Copyright Buyout in Brazil






Daniel R. Bereskin

Partner

Bereskin & Parr LLP

 USA


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






Dave Deonarine

Partner

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

 USA


Topic:






David G. Howell

Founder and Managing Partner

Howell & Associates

 USA


Topic:






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

Disruptive Nation

 USA


Topic:






Dennis H. Cavanaugh

Principal

D H Cavanaugh Associates

 USA


Topic:






Dermot Horgan

President

IpHorgan Ltd

 USA


Topic: The concept of false association in U.S. Trademark Law






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:






Dietmar Harhoff

Director

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

 Germany


Topic: 10 Years "Münchner Verfahren" − Max Planck Researchers Carry Out an Evaluation of the Munich Proceedings in Patent Litigation






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?






Douglas Graham

CEO

Ideation Inc.

 USA


Topic:






Dr. Abiola Inniss

Executive Director

Caribbean and Americas Intellectual Property Organization (CAAIPO)

 USA


Topic:






Dr. Alberto Giordano

EU Trademark and Design Attorney

Chadha & Chadha

 Italy


Topic:






Dr. Alexander Harguth

Partner

Preu Bohlig & Partner

 Germany


Topic:






Dr. Amit Kumar Tiwari

Professor & Head - Intellectual Property

Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation, Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune

 India


Topic: Academic Innovations : Challenges of Commercialization






Dr. Andra Musatescu

Founder

Andra Musatescu Law & Industrial Property Offices

 Romania


Topic:






Dr. Anke Nestler

Managing Partner

VALNES Corporate Finance GmbH

 Germany


Topic: The value of data as an Intangible Asset






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. 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:






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. 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:






Dr. Dmitriy Vinarov

Partner

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

 USA


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






Dr. Enrico Bonadio

Reader in Intellectual Property Law

City, University of London

 UK


Topic: AI & Copyright : How far you can GO






Dr. Fritz Wetzel

Shareholder

RatnerPrestia

 Germany


Topic: Patents or Trade Secrets: What really matters the most!






Dr. Gerold Schick

Director European Patent Litigation

Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH

 Germany


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






Dr. Hans Joachim Fuchs

Managing Partner

Chinabrand IP Consulting GMBH

 Germany


Topic: Possibilities and advantages of out-of-court solutions in cases of IP infringement






Dr. Hiroyuki Hashimoto

Partner

Shiga International Patent Office

 Japan


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






Dr. Hung-Chieh Wu-Chang

National Taiwan University Hospital Yunlin Branch

 Taiwan


Topic: COVID-19 Medical IP Landscape: Western medicine vs Traditional Chinese Therapy






Dr. Ian Bryan

Director

Assimilate IP

 UK


Topic: Developing your IP Strategy






Dr. Jeffrey Dean Lindsay

Senior Advisor

ipCapital Group

 USA


Topic: How to Strengthen Patents and Innovation by Managing the Ties between the Company and Its Inventors