Patent Licensing 2017


    8:00 am  -  9:00 am
    Registration and morning coffee
    9:00 am  -  9:15 am
    Chair’s welcome
    9:15 am  -  10:30 am
    The business of licensing 2.0

    As market conditions have changed, particularly in the United States, licensing operations must also change tack in order to demonstrate success.

    • How are licensing business models adapting?
    • Using intellectual property as part of broader business deals
    • Licensing into new sectors
    10:30 am  -  11:00 am
    Networking break
    11:00 am  -  12:15 pm
    Is the standards regime still fit for purpose?

    The standards setting process and the market for standard-essential patents underpin large parts of the licensing industry. But with the courts throwing light on standard-essential patent agreements and new licensing policies being challenged, can the standards system survive as we know it?

    • How to agree on what is standard and essential
    • How should standards setting organisations evolve?
    • The role of patent pools
    • The antitrust angle
    12:15 pm  -  1:30 pm
    Lunch and networking break
    1:30 pm  -  2:30 pm
    Cross-border licensing

    While the licensing market has long been dominated by the United States, there has been a notable growth in cross-border deals in Europe and, in particular, in Asia. But with local regulators and courts becoming more active, ensuring a return in new markets can prove challenging.

    • Doing deals across borders
    • Meeting the Chinese challenge
    • The European angle
    2:30 pm  -  3:30 pm
    New licensing business models

    As the licensing climate has become tougher, some companies have looked to new ways of monetising their assets or growing their businesses.

    • Portfolio patent assertion entities and litigation patent assertion entities—what happens next?
    • Moving away from a carrot and stick approach to licensing
    • Licensing platforms for new technology
    • Patents plus—technology and know-how as part of the licensing deal
    3:30 pm  -  4:00 pm
    Networking break
    4:00 pm  -  5:15 pm
    The future of licensing

    The combination of new technology and existing pressures in the market poses many questions for the future of licensing. Change seems inevitable, but in what form remains unclear.

    • Evolution or revolution? How does the licensing market need to change to survive and thrive
    • The ongoing impact of convergence—licensing in new sectors
    • Licensing in the Internet of Things and 5G cellular technology—preparing for a proliferation of connected devices
    • The licensees’ view—what do they want from licensors?
    5:15 pm  -  5:15 pm
    Close of day
    5:15 pm  -  6:15 pm