|Time||Program & Session|
|15:00 – 19:00||Registration Desk Open||Foyer, 3F|
|16:00 – 17:00||Young Members Congress（YMC）||311/312 Room, 3F|
|18:00 – 20:00||Welcome Reception
(Note: Please note that those who have Welcome Reception tickets in their Conference Name Tags can attend.)
|315 Room, 3F|
- Note 1：
- International Management and Delegates Meeting (IMDM) will be held on May 24-26 at PACIFICO YOKOHAMA.
May 24 Evening Welcome reception
May 25 Committee meeting
May 26 IMDM
- Note 2：
- We also prepares Post-Conference KAMAKURA Tour on May 29, 2019.
- Note 3：
The Seiyu, Ltd. (now Seiyu GK) launched MUJI as a proprietary brand with 40 items. Today, the brand includes as many as 7,000 items which are sold in 28 countries and regions including Japan.
This speech will cover the philosophy of MUJI, the background of its birth as well as its business development in Japan and overseas with a focus on the prioritized activities and efforts in terms of its medium-term business plan for fiscal 2017 through 2020.
Erich Andersen (Corporate Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, Microsoft)
Lyse Brillouet (VP Intellectual Property & Licensing, Orange group)
Dylan Lee (Legal Affairs Dept., Huawei Technologies)
Stephan Wolke (CEO of Thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property GmbH)
Jackie Gu (Chief Engineer – Vehicle Electrification, Delphi Technologies, Inc)
Makoto Dave Yoshida (Executive – Nissan Motor, Secretary General of Chairman of CHAdeMO, (EV – Fast Charging Association), Nissan Motor)
Volker Blandow (Global Head of E-mobility, TÜV SÜV AG)
Junlei Wang (Minister of Strategic Research and Intellectual Property Rights, Information Institute of China Automobile Technology Research Center (CATARC))
Andrew M. Radin (Co-Founder, CMO, twoXAR)
S. Roy Kimura (Founder and CEO, Modulus Discovery, Inc.)
Patrick Reid (President and CEO, PeptiDream, Inc.)
Steve Yang (Executive Vice President and CBO,WuXi AppTech, Co., Ltd.)
Masumi Suzuki (Head, Patent Law Department, Johnson & Johnson K.K.)
Michael Lin (Partner, Marks & Clerk)
Everardo Ruiz (Managing Director, Energy Transition Partners)
Yoshi Ryujin (Founder and CIPO, RYUJIN Patent and Licensing)
Natalie Raffoul (Lawyer & Registered Patent Agent, Brion Raffoul | IP Law Group)(Canada)
David L. Vanik (US Patent Attorney, Partner at McBee Moore Woodward & Vanik IP, LLC)(USA)
Jan B. Krauss (German and European Patent Attorney, Partner at Boehmert & Boehmert)(Germany)
Susan Shaw McBee (McBee Moore Woodward & Vanik IP, LLC)(USA)
It is now recognized that Universities need Industries and reversely that Industries need Universities’ research but the ways and means to build an effective and balanced cooperation are still questioned except for some actors in the world.
A range of different knowledge transfer mechanisms are used in the collaboration between public research institutions and industry: contract and collaborative R&D, consultancy, licensing, spin-offs, publications, informal interactions… but the efficiency of all these means and Universities and Industries face new challenges as for instance the production of innovations requires an increased interrelatedness between heterogeneous actors and knowledge fields or with the growing share of digital economy.
In this context the WS intends to discuss the conditions to reach a more effective knowledge transfer in the future between Universities and Industries to address the formidable challenges of our societies.
WS 1st part: the experiences of knowledge transfer through from Universities and from Industries?
WS 2nd part: to what extent the changing face of science and innovation could change the knowledge transfer process?
Takafumi Yamamoto (President and Representative Director, TODAI TLO, Ltd.)(Japan)
Laura MacDonald (General Manager, ASTP-Proton)(UK)
Takeo Yoshimura (Licensing Director, IP Bridge, Inc.)(Japan)
Zhen XIE (Overseas R&D Office Project Manager, Tsinghua University)(China)
Kazuhiko Ishimaru (Director of Licensing Department, Panasonic)
Matteo Sabattini (Director IP Policy IP Rights & Licensing, Ericsson)
Kwang Jun Kim (Professor, KAIST (Korea Adv Institute of Science and Technology))
Ilya Goryachev (Senior lawyer at Gorodissky & Partners)(RUSSIA)
Jens Matthes (Partner, Allen & Overy LLP)
David Swain (Senior Associate, Deacons)(Hong Kong)
Havlick Scott (Partner, Holland & Hart)(USA)
David W. Long (Founder, Essential Patent LLC, USA)
Keith Lutsch (Partner, Blank Rome LLP, USA)
Alan Johnson (Partner, Bristows LLP,UK)
Zoe Butler (Partner, Powell Gilbert LLP, UK)
Strategic areas covered include, forum shopping, availability of injunctive relief, timing, evidence rules, costs, bifurcation, statistics, just to name a few. Substantive patent law is also covered in detail, including the most important claim construction rules, the approach to the doctrine of equivalents, as well as liability issues, and defenses like exhaustion.
Another focus is on selected arbitration and mediation procedures which are used for patent disputes in practice. All in all, the present study serves as an executive summary and educational guide for interested parties to navigate their way through the challenges of international patent enforcement strategies, if and when amicable licensing discussions fail.
The work shop will report on the most important findings of the study and discuss actual trends in global patent enforcement.
Satoshi Matsuo (Department Manager, IP Platform Department, Hitachi Ltd.)(Japan)
Sherry Rollo (Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP)(USA)
Yasufumi Shiroyama (Partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune)(Japan)
Theo Blomme (Partner, Hoyng Rokh Monegier)(Netherlands)
Following the speech by each speaker, the discussion will be focused on recent trend in patent.
Eric Kirsch (IP Chief Counsel, Nikon Corporation)
Masatoshi Adachi (Security and Privacy Counsel, LINE Corporation / LINE Healthcare Corporation)
Chalermpol Tuchinda (Vice President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA))
Matthew Luby (Head of Client Services, Amplified Ai)
Taruna Gupta (Corporate IP & Engineering Group, Tata Consultancy Services)
Justin Zhou (Licensing Director, GE (China) Co. Ltd.)
Bastian Best (Partner, Bardehele Pagenberg)(Germany)
Sung-Pil Hwang (Partner, E.M.HWANG & Partners)(Korea)
Chung Min Kwan (Partner, Yusarn Audrey)(Singapore)
Atsushi Okada (Partner, MORI HAMADA & MATSUMOTO)(Japan)
1. The impact of the UK’s anticipated exit from the European Union on the protection, enforcement and exploitation of IP as well as regulatory issues.
2. Developments on the unitary patent / Unified Patent Court project.
3. The strategic enforcement of IP and licensing in Europe, particularly in relation to SEPs.
Naho Ebata (Partner, Abe Ikubo & Katayama)(Japan)
Sonja London (Head of Licensing and Intelligence Operations, Nokia Technologies)(Finland)
Hayley French, CLP (Chief Operating Office & Interim Chief Executive Officer, Apitope)(UK)
Alexander Haertel (Partner, Kather Augenstein)(Germany)
Eszter Szackás (Partner, Danubia Legal)(Hungary)
Bruno Vandermeulen (LES Benelux)
Mathias Zintler (LES Germany)
André Gorius (LES France )
Pamela L. Cox (Chair IP Transactions, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP)(USA)
Linda Suzu Kawano (Principal, GroupOptima)(USA)
Katsumori Iseki (Head, CP Japan IP Attorneys)(Japan)
John Ritter (Director, Office of Technology Licensing, Princeton University)(USA)
James Sobieraj (Partner, Brinks Gilson & Lione)(USA)
Charles C. Valauskas (Legal Counsel, Valauskas Corder LLC)(USA)
Philippe J.C. Signore (Managing Partner, Patent Attorney, Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.)(USA)
Dirk Schüßler-Langeheine (Attorney-at-Law, Hoffmann Eitle)(Germany)
Hideaki Kobayashi (Partner, OHNO & PARTNERS)(Japan)
This session will be dedicated to how companies, primarily mid-size regional ones, can extend their scope of activity both geographically and commercially.
To achieve such objective, IP is an important prerequisite and its frailty can be an obstacle in building partnerships or acquiring companies as it will be highlighted in the introductory keynote lecture.
Different strategies implemented by Japanese and European companies will be presented and then discussed during a round table with all participants.
Brian P. O’Shaughnessy (Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP)(USA)
Eric M. Falcand (VP, Global Head of Business Development and Licensing, Servier Monde)(France)
Tetsuya Yamaguchi (VP, Head of Business Development, Chugai Pharmaceuticals)(Japan)
Masahiko Ohtsuki (VP, Business Development & Licensing, DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED)(Japan)
Kazumasa Nagayama (Chief Strategy Officer, Head of Corporate Strategy Department, Corporate Officer, Eisai Co., Ltd.)(Japan)
Yu Sarn Chiew (Co-Managing Partner, Yusarn Audrey)(Singapore)
Larry Plonsker (Principle, Patent Marketing, LLC)(USA)
The use of real world assets in computer games’
A 75-90 minute panel, usual panel format, with practitioners and/or industry-inhouse lawyers/representatives from various jurisdictions to give a comparative view on the subject matter.
The panel will consider:
•The problems posed by rendering City skylines and Iconic buildings (exteriors and interiors)
•Rendering of vehicles/aircraft (consumer and military), guns and other day-to-day articles
•Uniforms and other apparel
and related practical due diligence points e.g. places to search for potential rights – e.g. EUIPO Design/TMView ; USPTO etc.
And then to focus on:
•Risk of injunctions including emergency injunctions;
•Assessment of Damages
– Licensing-in Rights
•Key licensing terms to think about
•Product placement v IP licence. Is the games industry behind the curve? How these deals differ.
•How to deal with the issue of licensor controls from perspective of a game developer – what’s reasonable/market?
Nicholas Allan (Solicitor, Wiggin LLP)(UK)
Allen (Jun) Wang (Managing Partner, Beijing TA Law Firm)(China)
Sun Lei (Senior Consultant, Beijing TA Law Firm)(China)
Ayumu Iijima (Senior Partner, Innoventier LPC)(Japan)
A first group of panellists – playing the role of a Licensor and an Alleged Infringer – will present to the audience how SEP disputes are resolved in courts. The other group instead will simulate the use of ADR.
The discussion will be led by the moderator who will introduce the case highlighting the pros and cons of litigation and arbitration and he will impersonate the judge and the arbitrator in the two different kinds of disputes.
Adam Rattray (WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center)(USA)
John Paul (Partner, Finnegan)(USA)
Richard Vary (Partner, Bird and Bird)(UK)
Dario Paschetta (Senior Associate, Frignani Virano e Associati)(Italy)
Kei Iida (Attorney at Law & Patent Attorney, Nakamura & partners)(Japan)
Collaborative research, including cross-border cooperation, entails dissemination of knowledge which exposes to dishonest practices, such as theft, unauthorised copying, economic espionage or the breach of confidentiality requirements.
The Yokohama meeting will be the first international LES meeting following the different national implementation of the EU Directive on Trade Secrets in the European States.
A case study of international transactions in Japan, the EU, USA and Israel, will give a mix of in-house and attorney’s viewpoints and useful guidelines on how to avoid (but also in the remedies available in case of) unlawful acquisition, use or disclosure of trade secrets by employees and competitors.
Topics to be addressed include
1. Brief overview of the latest developments on Trade secrets protection.
2. Practical examples of international transactions involving transfer of technology and the unlawful acquisition and use of trade secrets by employees and competitors.
3. Strategic enforcement and remedies.
4. Consequences for companies: the internal communication and the protocols to be adopted.
5. The new era of the Non-disclosure Agreements: an efficient tool or a boomerang?
6. Do’s and don’ts in drafting NDA.
Jose-Miguel Lissen (Co-chair LESI European Committee)
Kay Konishi (partner, Konishi Nagaoka) (Japan)
Lorraine Morrison (Licensing Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation) (USA)
Hananel Kvatinsky (Head of Intellectual Property, Orbotech Ltd) (Israel)
Mattia Dalla Costa (partner,CBA Studio Legale) (Italy)
Takafumi Yamamoto (President and Representative Director, TODAI TLO, Ltd.)
Satoshi Konno (Managing Director for Innovation, IP Bridge, Inc.)
Omer Hiziroglu, CLP (Managing Director, TLS.IP)
Rob McInnes, CLP (Principal, Rob McInnes IP Advisory)
Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan (Partner, Bird & Bird LLP)(France)
Heinz Goddar (Boehmert & Boehmert)(Germany)
Felix Einsel (Managing Partner, Sonderhoff & Einsel Law and Patent Office)(Japan)
Masato Endo (IP Strategic Group, Intellectual Property Div., Toyota Motor Corp.)(Japan)
They will focus on how to manage and utilize their brand in their business and discuss about various issues in global branding, e.g., own brands or OEM, etc.
Wilaiporn Chetanachan (Principal Innovation Advisor of SCG)
Junko Mukoyama (Senior Corporate Counsel, Avaya Japan Ltd.)
Chisono Yoda (Brand Management Div., Corporate Intellectual Property and Legal Headquarters,Canon Inc.)
Young Members Congress (YMC)
In Part 1 of this session, a short introduction into LES and the YMC will be provided, after which representatives from a number of LESI committees will provide a short introduction to what their committee does. Part 2 will be a breakout session for speed networking and a chance for young members and first time attendees to engage with the representatives from the various LESI committees.
2. Introduction into LES (Speaker: Ms. Fiona Nicolson from Bristows (Sponsor and President Elect of LESI))
3. Introduction of LESI Committees (Speaker: TBD(Representatives from LESI Committees))
4. Breakout Session (Moderator: Ms. Eszter Szakacs)
5. Closing Remarks (Speaker: Mr. Vincent Bergeron)
Women in Licensing Alliance (WILA)
Building on the findings of the WPM Membership Committee, that only 24% of LESI members are women according the survey respondents, LESI is uniquely positioned to bring content and people together to advance the involvement of women in LES through professional development and networking.
What is Women in Licensing Alliance?
A gathering for international efforts, networking, educational content and sharing of best practices in the
profession to advance the skills and leadership of women.
2. Introduce Taruna to say a few words about her experiences in the advancement of women (5-10 minutes)
4. Introduce Audrey to say a few words on behalf of her support as in-coming President of LESI (5 minutes)
5. Closing thanks Sonja and Pam with a reminder to register so you’ll be a part of the WILA community.