Software IP Conference
Did you know that 9 out of the top 10 companies filing patents in Europe are ICT companies?
During 2017, over 22.000 patent applications filed at the European Patent Office were from the areas of Digital Communication and Computer Technology. These patents are covering software and software-enabled devices.
This conference aims at increasing the participants’ knowledge on themes such as the current state of patents on software, IoT, artificial intelligence and blockchain in Europe, patents and business strategy, open source and standards, and how to obtain tax relief using patents.
If you would like to take part in our Conference, please fill in your details in the Registration Form and you will be automatically registered.
9:00 – Registration
9:30 – Welcome address
José Carlos Caldeira, INESC TEC
Câmara Municipal do Porto (TBC)
9:45 – The Internet of Things and the Digital Single Market: current trends and Intellectual Property challenges
Claudia Tapia, Chair of 4iPCouncil & Director IPR Policy at Ericsson
10:30 – Coffee break
11:00 – Patents, blockchain and Artificial Intelligence: the view of the EPO
European Patent Office (TBC)
11:45 – Panel: Patents and business strategy
Moderator: Luís Ferreira, European Patent Attorney, Patentree
Luis Ignacio Vicente del Olmo, Return on Innovation Manager & Director of Telefonica Patent Office, Telefonica
13:00 – Lunch
14:30 – Software patents and open source: defensive patent pools
Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network
15:15 – Patent pools and standards
Moderator: Robert Harrisson, European Patent Attorney, 24IPLaw
Stephane Tronchon, Ex-Legal Director IPR Policy and standards, Qualcomm
16:15 – Coffee Break
16:45 – Tax relief schemes for patents
Price Waterhouse Coopers
17:15 – Closing session
Catarina Maia, INESC TEC, European IPR Helpdesk Ambassador for Portugal