Auto IP Europe 2019


    08:00  -  09:00
    Registration and networking
    09:00  -  09:15
    Welcome address
    09:15  -  10:30
    Risk and opportunity in the ever-changing IP landscape

    Alliances, rather than full mergers and limited cooperation deals, have become the favoured method for the auto industry, encouraging both innovation and collaboration. However, these partnerships only add further complexity to an already challenging IP landscape.

    • Collaborating and innovating with partners and competitors

    • Sharing and managing IP through alliances

    • Trade secrets: to share or not to share?

    • Modifying internal policies in the context of an alliance

    10:30  -  11:00
    Networking break
    11:00  -  12:00
    Utilising universities and research institutions in the new era of mobility

    Universities and research organisations are playing an essential role in advancements in key areas such as robotics and AI. How can the automotive industry utilise these institutions for greater innovation and monetisation?

    • Moving beyond the high-tech and OEM convergence

    • Collaborating with institutions to make the most of opportunities

    • Determining the best value creation opportunities

    12:00  -  12:45
    Keynote address: Thoughts on the future car: the engineer’s view
    12:45  -  13:45
    Lunch and networking break
    13:45  -  14:45
    The future car: part one

    There is uncertainty over whether the future will be fully electric, hybrid, fuel cell or something else – but what is clear is that the technology behind vehicle propulsion is changing at an accelerated rate. However, new technologies are only adding to an already complex supply chain, with OEMs, Tier 1s, Tier 2s and many more players involved.

    • Success in the era of electrification and alternative fuels

    • How is new innovation affecting current technology?

    • The global supply chain: reputation, success and profitability

    14:45  -  15:45
    The future car: part two

    While many advances are being made in the propulsion of vehicles, the pursuit of autonomous technology and ‘smart’ passenger cabin experiences introduces new areas of engineering and development in technologies that are far beyond the standard expertise of the traditional OEMs.

    • What are the IP challenges in the era of connectivity and infotainment?

    • The impact of open source in the supply chain

    • Updates on SEP licensing and FRAND in the auto industry

    • Can patent pools be a reality for automotive?

    15:45  -  16:15
    Networking break
    16:15  -  17:15
    Preparing for the future: IP challenges on the horizon

    Mobility moves beyond just the passenger car and key developments are being made in both freight and micro-mobility trends. But what does the future hold for IP experts in the new era of mobility?

    • Assessing the IP challenges on the horizon, what has been learned so far and how these lessons can help in the future

    • Are SEP developments fair, reasonable and transferable to other types of mobility?

    • How IP strategies are adapting in the new era of mobility

    17:15  -  17:30
    Closing remarks
    17:30  -  18:30
    Drinks reception