Time Description
Thursday, June 20, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM
Welcome Coffee and Networking
9:10 AM - 9:20 AM
Chairman's Welcome 
 
Peter Scott, Group Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, World IP Review
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

Patenting Computer-Implemented Inventions in the Era of AI

  • Clarification of EPO approach including Nov 2018 Guidelines
  • Latest USPTO guidance including 2019 examples
  • Comparison between Europe and US policy direction
  • Latest from UKIPO
Mike Jennings, Partner and Patent Attorney, AA Thornton
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
How to Get AI-Related Patents Past the EPO
 
Julia Gwilt, Partner, Appleyard Lees

Howard Read, Senior Associate, Appleyard Lees

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Best Practice for In-House IP Counsel: Invention Harvesting

Anne McAleer Director, Intellectual Property, IDEX Biometrics

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Best Practice for In-House IP Counsel: Invention Harvesting

Moderator:

Matt Cassie, Partner, HGF

Panellists:

Anne McAleer Director, Intellectual Property, IDEX Biometrics

David Galaun Senior Patent Attorney, Cisco

David Melville, General Counsel, Smartmatic

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Protecting Artificial Intelligence IP: Use of Patents or Trade Secrets?
 
Dr. Maria Anassutzi, Lead European IP Counsel, Intellectual Property, Canon Europe
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Protecting Artificial Intelligence IP: Use of Patents or Trade Secrets?

  • What’s the Outlook for Technology and Artificial Intelligence Patents?
  • As Innovation is now Outpacing the Law, is it Time to Devise a Broader Legal Strategy to Protect IP in AI?
  • How do you Develop a Trade Secrets Strategy?

Moderator:

Ed Round, Partner, Marks & Clerk

Panellists:

Dr. Maria Anassutzi, Lead European IP Counsel, Intellectual Property, Canon Europe

Kevin Fournier, Counsel, Intellectual Property Law, IBM

David Melville, General Counsel, Smartmatic

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Day-to-Day In-House Counsel Challenges: How Are Corporations Protecting their Innovations?

  • What Hurdles are the Corporates Facing in Ensuring Full Protection?
  • How Confident are the Corporates?

Moderator:

Ed Round, Partner, Marks & Clerk

Panellists:

Earl Nied, Program Director of Standards and IPR, Intel Corporation

Anne McAleer, Director, Intellectual Property IDEX Biometrics

Dr Chris Hardingham, Senior Director, Patent creation and operations NXP Semiconductors

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition Area
2:15 PM
Roundtable Discussion Groups
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Best Practice for In-House IP Counsel: Invention Harvesting

Matt Cassie, Partner, HGF    
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Patenting Autonomous Vehicles
 
Nikesh Patel, Partner, AA Thornton
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Drafting Tips for AI Inventions
 
Richard Kennedy, Partner, Venner Shipley
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Patenting Additive Manufacturing aka 3D Printing  
 
Howard Read, Senior Associate, Appleyard Lees  
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Technology Patents Open Table: Solving Corporate Counsel Challenges
 
Julia Gwilt, Partner, Appleyard Lees 
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Drafting Considerations: An Interview with IBM

  • Best Practice in Writing a Software Patent Application
  • Software versus AI Patent Drafting
  • How to Avoid the Drafting Pitfalls that Arise in Litigation

Kevin Fournier, Counsel, Intellectual Property Law, IBM

Interview Hosted by:
 
Richard Kennedy, Partner, Venner Shipley
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Tools and Techniques for IP Portfolio Management in Emerging Technologies
 
Moderator:
 
Peter Scott, Group Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, World IP Review
 
Panellists:
 
Eryl Hardman, Senior Legal Counsel, Nominet.
 
Dr Chris Hardingham, Senior Director, Patent creation and operations, NXP Semiconductors
 
Dr Robert Sackin, Partner, Reddie & Grose LLP
5:15 PM - 5:20 PM
Chairman’s Closing Remarks & Close of Conference
 
Peter Scott, Group Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, World IP Review
5:20 PM - 7:00 PM
Networking Drinks Reception