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Tuesday, March 5
 

10:00am

ES:GC2 Opening Plenary
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of the opening plenary is to introduce the conference agenda and elaborate on the intended outputs of the conference. Moreover, an action will be presented for how the outcomes of the conference can be taken forward in the future.


Moderators
avatar for Clive Cookson

Clive Cookson

Science Editor, Financial Times
Clive Cookson has worked in science journalism for the whole of his professional life. He graduated in chemistry from Oxford University in 1974.  After journalism training on the Luton Evening Post, he became science correspondent of the Times Higher Education Supplement in London... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Benoît Battistelli

Benoît Battistelli

President of the European Patent Office
Benoît Battistelli took up his duties as President of the European Patent Office on 1 July 2010 following his election in March. Mr Battistelli, a French national born in Paris on 12 July 1950, is married with three children.  A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Science... Read More →
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Prof. Hugh Brady

President of University College Dublin, Ireland
Dr Hugh Brady was educated at UCD where he was awarded degrees in Medicine (1982) and Science (1984). He was subsequently awarded PhD and MD degrees for research in renal physiology and molecular medicine. He was appointed President of UCD in January 2004. Since taking up his position... Read More →
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Minister Dr. Lahcen Daoudi

Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Training of Morocco
avatar for Prof. Mark Ferguson

Prof. Mark Ferguson

Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland
Professor Mark W.J. Ferguson commenced as Director General of Science Foundation Ireland in January 2012 and as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland in October 2012.  Previously he was Professor in Life Sciences at the University of Manchester (since 1984) and co-founder... Read More →
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Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
avatar for Sir Peter Gluckman

Sir Peter Gluckman

Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
Prof. Gluckman trained in paediatrics and endocrinology at the Universities of Otago, Auckland and the University of California, San Francisco. He returned to the University of Auckland 1980 to establish a research group in perinatal physiology and was executive Dean of the Faculty... Read More →
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Minister Gary Goodyear

Minister of State (Science and Technology), Government of Canada
Gary Goodyear was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 2004 to represent the riding of Cambridge, Ontario, and was re-elected in 2006 and 2008. On October 30, 2008, he was appointed Minister of State for Science and Technology, and on August 13, 2009, he was named Minister... Read More →
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HE Minister Gusti M. Hatta

Minister for Research and Technology, Republic of Indonesia
HE Minister Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Gusti Muhammad Hatta, MSi is the Indonesian Minister for Research and Technology and a Professor in the University of Lambung Mangkurat (UNLAM), Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan Province. In 1979, he was graduated as a bachelor with the engineering degree... Read More →
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Dr. Mae Jemison

Head of the 100 Year Star Ship Initiative
Dr. Mae C. Jemison is leading 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a bold, far reaching new initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human interstellar space travel to another star within the next 100 years. Jemison is building an international, multi-faceted organization to promote... Read More →
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Dr. Matthias Kaiserswerth

Director and Vice President, IBM Research – Zurich
| In June 2006 Matthias Kaiserswerth has been named director of IBM Research – Zurich. In addition, he holds a position in the Software Research Strategy Board, in which he coordinates research work in this area across IBM's twelve global research laboratories.  | From 2002... Read More →
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Dr. John C Lechleiter

President and Chief Executive Officer of Eli Lilly and Company
John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., has served as president and chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Company since April 1, 2008.  He became chairman of the board of directors on January 1, 2009. Lechleiter joined Lilly in 1979 as a senior organic chemist in process research and development... Read More →
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Ms. Chen Lifang

Corporate Senior Vice President, Director of the Board, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Ms. Chen Lifang is a Corporate Senior Vice President of Huawei and a Director of the company’s Board. She oversees Huawei’s global functions in the areas of government and public affairs, media affairs, and corporate social responsibility. In this role, Ms. Chen spearheads Huawei’s... Read More →
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Robert Madelin

Director-General, Digital Agenda for Europe
Robert was educated in England at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and at Magdalen College, Oxford. He has also studied at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris. Born in 1957, a British civil servant since 1979, Robert has served in the Commission since 1993: in his... Read More →
DH

Danuta Hübner MEP

Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Regional Development
avatar for Seán Kelly MEP

Seán Kelly MEP

Member of the European Parliament
Sean Kelly MEP was elected to the European Parliament in June 2009 for Ireland South, contributing to an historic victory for Fine Gael in the European Elections, polling 92,579 first preferences. He sits on the Regional Development, the Industry, Research and Energy and the Culture... Read More →
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Minister Dr. Sanja Vlahovic

Minister of Science, Montenegro
Sanja Vlahovic was born on 6 September 1973 in Bar. She completed primary and secondary school in Bar and Richmond College in London. She commenced her undergraduate studies at the Faculty for Management in Belgrade and continued her studies as a scholarship winner at the School of... Read More →
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Prof. John Wood

Association of Commonwealth Universities
Professor John Wood CBE, FREng is the Secretary-General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and visiting professor of materials at Imperial College London. Apart from academic appointments at the Open, Nottingham Universities and imperial College he was chief executive... Read More →
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Kurt Zatloukal

Professor of Pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria
Kurt Zatloukal, M.D. is professor of Pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. He coordinated the preparatory phase of the European biobanking and biomolecular research infrastructure (BBMRI-ERIC) within the 7th EU framework programme. In this context it was crucial to... Read More →


Tuesday March 5, 2013 10:00am - 12:00am
European Parliament 4Q2

10:00am

EPO Drop-in Session: Patents and Medical Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

More patent applications are filed at the European Patent Office for medical technology than for any other. New inventions for implants, robotic limbs, analytical tools and diagnostic devices are improving the quality of life for millions of people, including an increasing number of elderly people. Medical technology is big business - and patents help scientists and researchers secure investment as well as protect the fruits of their R&D. If you have a question about patenting in this field, or are unsure about what can be patented and what not, then come along to this session and meet an EPO examiner who is expert in this field.


Speakers
avatar for Kris Loveniers

Kris Loveniers

European Patent Examiner at European Patent Office (EPO)
Kris Loveniers graduated in Electromechanical Engineering in 2000 at the KU Leuven (BE), where he also obtained a post-graduate master in Biomedical Engineering in 2002. After working for 2 years as a research assistant in the department of physiotherapy at KU Leuven, he joined medical... Read More →


Tuesday March 5, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
European Parliament Exhibition Space, 3rd floor, Altiero Spinelli

12:30pm

EPO Drop-in Session: Patent Information
Limited Capacity seats available

With over 80 million documents, all sorted and classified according to technology type, the free databases of the EPO make it easy to find a wealth of relevant scientific and technical information. Most of the documents describe technical solutions which are free to use, because the patents are not in force! And thanks to Patent Translate, documents in over a dozen languages can now be understood instantly. Did you know that patent information can support more than just your research? The databases can lead you to previously unknown suppliers, partners or rivals too, providing a more complete view of the market.

During this session experts from the EPO will introduce the databases and their search functions, explaining tricks and tips for extracting the answers you need in developing your technology.






Moderators
avatar for Heiko Wongel

Heiko Wongel

Director Patent Information Services, EPO Vienna
Heiko Wongel is Director of Patent Information Promotion at the European Patent Office in Vienna. The task of his team is to enable the understanding and the effective use of patent information by informing and supporting users of the EPO's patent information products and services... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nigel Clarke

Nigel Clarke

Patent Information specialist
Dr Nigel Clarke specialised in physical chemistry, (with mathematics and physics) His PhD was in neutron science. He  started work in the UK Scientific Civil Service and researched novel laser-based analytical techniques. He joined the European Patent Office as patent examiner and... Read More →


Tuesday March 5, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
European Parliament EPO Exhibition Space, 3rd floor, Altiero Spinelli

3:00pm

EPO Drop-in Session: Patents and Medical Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

More patent applications are filed at the European Patent Office for medical technology than for any other. New inventions for implants, robotic limbs, analytical tools and diagnostic devices are improving the quality of life for millions of people, including an increasing number of elderly people. Medical technology is big business - and patents help scientists and researchers secure investment as well as protect the fruits of their R&D. If you have a question about patenting in this field, or are unsure about what can be patented and what not, then come along to this session and meet an EPO examiner who is expert in this field.


Speakers
avatar for Kris Loveniers

Kris Loveniers

European Patent Examiner at European Patent Office (EPO)
Kris Loveniers graduated in Electromechanical Engineering in 2000 at the KU Leuven (BE), where he also obtained a post-graduate master in Biomedical Engineering in 2002. After working for 2 years as a research assistant in the department of physiotherapy at KU Leuven, he joined medical... Read More →


Tuesday March 5, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
European Parliament Exhibition Space, 3rd floor, Altiero Spinelli

7:30pm

EPO Gala Dinner (by invitation only)
Speakers
avatar for Benoît Battistelli

Benoît Battistelli

President of the European Patent Office
Benoît Battistelli took up his duties as President of the European Patent Office on 1 July 2010 following his election in March. Mr Battistelli, a French national born in Paris on 12 July 1950, is married with three children.  A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Science... Read More →


Tuesday March 5, 2013 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Bozar - Centre for Fine Arts Rue Ravensteinstraat 23, Brussels 1000
 
Wednesday, March 6
 

10:30am

EPO Technical Session - Patent Information to Support Research
Limited Capacity seats available

Two experienced technology transfer managers will share their insights into the challenges when bringing brilliant science to market. How can the differing expectations of academics and industry partners be reconciled? How can the urge to publish be aligned with the secrecy requirements for patenting? How can both sides negotiate a win-win solution? Come and listen to some fascinating case studies and learn the secrets of success!


Moderators
avatar for Heiko Wongel

Heiko Wongel

Director Patent Information Services, EPO Vienna
Heiko Wongel is Director of Patent Information Promotion at the European Patent Office in Vienna. The task of his team is to enable the understanding and the effective use of patent information by informing and supporting users of the EPO's patent information products and services... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nigel Clarke

Nigel Clarke

Patent Information specialist
Dr Nigel Clarke specialised in physical chemistry, (with mathematics and physics) His PhD was in neutron science. He  started work in the UK Scientific Civil Service and researched novel laser-based analytical techniques. He joined the European Patent Office as patent examiner and... Read More →
avatar for Johannes Schaaf

Johannes Schaaf

Patent Information specialist
Johannes Schaaf studied physics in Kiel (D) and Bologna (IT) and graduated as master in physics in 1995. In 2005 he received an MBA from the Henley Management College (UK). He developed optical scanners and acoustic process control systems in the Corporate Technology of the Siemens... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
European Parliament A5G1

12:00pm

EPO Technical session - Bringing research to market
Moderators
avatar for Jeremy Philpott

Jeremy Philpott

Principal Directorate Communication, European Patent Office (EPO), Munich
As Chef vom Dienst, Jeremy co-ordinates the various external communication activities of the EPO - via printed publications, the website and media relations - for diverse audiences. He supports the Principal Director for Communication in strategic planning, topic-scouting and being... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hugo Loosvelt

Hugo Loosvelt

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Hugo Loosvelt has been a technology transfer officer at the Technology Transfer Interface (R&D Dept.) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel since 2006. He manages the patent portfolio of the university in close collaboration with the inventors and research teams involved. Hugo Loosvelt... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
European Parliament Room: A5G1

1:00pm

EPO Networking Lunch
Wednesday March 6, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
European Parliament Corridor 2Q2

2:00pm

Patents and Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers from the European Patent Office will first explore the policies which encourage innovation: patents and their alternatives. Patents promote technology diffusion to markets in more ways than you would imagine. After an introduction to the current patent procedure in Europe, the proposals for the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court will be described, showing how long-needed reforms are creating the patent system European innovators really need if they are to protect markets and attract investment. This will lead to a concluding presentation about the economic impact of patents: central to prosperity and progress in Europe.

The plenary will be completed by a case study from an inspirational innovator who has won the
European Inventor Award.




Moderators
avatar for Professor Anselm Kamperman Sanders

Professor Anselm Kamperman Sanders

Professor, University Maastricht
Professor Anselm Kamperman Sanders is a faculty member of International and European Law at Maastricht University, where he specialises in Intellectual Property Professor Sanders is recognised as Director of the Advanced Masters Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (IPKM... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Josef Bille

Josef Bille

Professor, Institute of Applied Physics, University of Heidelberg
Josef Bille is a professor at the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Heidelberg. Since earning his professorship in 1978, Professor Bille has filed almost 100 patents in the field of ophthalmology and is a pioneer in the area of laser eye correction. He is known for... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Philpott

Jeremy Philpott

Principal Directorate Communication, European Patent Office (EPO), Munich
As Chef vom Dienst, Jeremy co-ordinates the various external communication activities of the EPO - via printed publications, the website and media relations - for diverse audiences. He supports the Principal Director for Communication in strategic planning, topic-scouting and being... Read More →
avatar for Nikolaus Thumm

Nikolaus Thumm

Chief Economist, European Patent Office (EPO)
Nikolaus Thumm is the Chief Economist of the European Patent Office. He is also Executive Secretary of the EPO Economic and Scientific Advisory Board. Prior to joining the EPO Mr. Thumm was working as Senior Economic Counselor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property... Read More →
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Eskil Waage

EPO International Legal Affairs
Eskil Waage is a Lawyer in the European Patent Office’s Directorate for International Legal Affairs (DG5) in Munich. He has been closely involved in the Union’s patent reform over the last years. After graduating in law and receiving his cand. jur. at Copenhagen University in... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
European Parliament 2Q2

4:30pm

EPO Technical Session - Your Invention: Protect and Profit
Limited Capacity seats available

Inventions can be protected by legal rights - patents - but making money from them requires a business plan. Two experts from the world of business and academia assess the merits of patents and their alternatives (e.g. trade secrets) in optimising a strategy for commercial success. Different innovations require different approaches to secure investment, deter infringement and protect market share. See how deciding to file a patent (or not!) fits into the bigger picture of research and product development.


Moderators
avatar for Jeremy Philpott

Jeremy Philpott

Principal Directorate Communication, European Patent Office (EPO), Munich
As Chef vom Dienst, Jeremy co-ordinates the various external communication activities of the EPO - via printed publications, the website and media relations - for diverse audiences. He supports the Principal Director for Communication in strategic planning, topic-scouting and being... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Professor Anselm Kamperman Sanders

Professor Anselm Kamperman Sanders

Professor, University Maastricht
Professor Anselm Kamperman Sanders is a faculty member of International and European Law at Maastricht University, where he specialises in Intellectual Property Professor Sanders is recognised as Director of the Advanced Masters Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (IPKM... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Christophe Troussel

Jean-Christophe Troussel

Bird & Bird, LESI, Brussels
Jean-Christophe Troussel is a partner at the law firm Bird & Bird. He has more than 20 years of experience in contentious and transactional intellectual property and technology matters. He has represented clients in all types of IP dispute resolution, including patent, know-how and... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
European Parliament A08F388
 
Thursday, March 7
 

10:00am

EPO Drop-in Session: Patents and Space Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the most important technical fields of this decade is space and satellite technology. The potential impact on all our lives will be enormous, from the multitude of uses for Earth observation data, to navigation and telecommunications. With the launch of Europe's own Galileo GNSS to rival GPS it is clear that the technology race will intensify. This is also an area where standards are key to the development and evolution of technology, ensuring interoperability of systems. But what happens when patents and standards collide? If you have a question about patenting in this field, or are unsure about what can be patented and what not, then come along to this session and meet an EPO examiner who is expert in this field.


Speakers
avatar for Carlos Weber

Carlos Weber

Patent examiner, European Patent Office (EPO)
Carlos Weber is a patent examiner in the field of aeronautics and astronautics at the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany. He has previously worked as a research engineer specialised in aerodynamics at the European space company Astrium working in the framework of various European... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
European Parliament EPO Exhibition Space, 3rd floor, Altiero Spinelli

12:30pm

EPO Drop-in Session: Patent Information
Limited Capacity seats available

With over 80 million documents, all sorted and classified according to technology type, the free databases of the EPO make it easy to find a wealth of relevant scientific and technical information. Most of the documents describe technical solutions which are free to use, because the patents are not in force! And thanks to Patent Translate, documents in over a dozen languages can now be understood instantly. Did you know that patent information can support more than just your research? The databases can lead you to previously unknown suppliers, partners or rivals too, providing a more complete view of the market.

During this session experts from the EPO will introduce the databases and their search functions, explaining tricks and tips for extracting the answers you need in developing your technology.






Speakers
avatar for Nigel Clarke

Nigel Clarke

Patent Information specialist
Dr Nigel Clarke specialised in physical chemistry, (with mathematics and physics) His PhD was in neutron science. He  started work in the UK Scientific Civil Service and researched novel laser-based analytical techniques. He joined the European Patent Office as patent examiner and... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
European Parliament Exhibition Space, 3rd floor, Altiero Spinelli

3:00pm

EPO Drop-in Session: Patents and Space Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the most important technical fields of this decade is space and satellite technology. The potential impact on all our lives will be enormous, from the multitude of uses for Earth observation data, to navigation and telecommunications. With the launch of Europe's own Galileo GNSS to rival GPS it is clear that the technology race will intensify. This is also an area where standards are key to the development and evolution of technology, ensuring interoperability of systems. But what happens when patents and standards collide? If you have a question about patenting in this field, or are unsure about what can be patented and what not, then come along to this session and meet an EPO examiner who is expert in this field.


Speakers
avatar for Carlos Weber

Carlos Weber

Patent examiner, European Patent Office (EPO)
Carlos Weber is a patent examiner in the field of aeronautics and astronautics at the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany. He has previously worked as a research engineer specialised in aerodynamics at the European space company Astrium working in the framework of various European... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
European Parliament EPO Exhibition Space, 3rd floor, Altiero Spinelli