■Sunday, May 26, 2019
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
■Monday, May 27, 2019
Time Program & Session
8:10 – 17:00 Registration Desk Open Foyer, 3F
8:45 – 9:00 Opening Remarks(英日の同時通訳あり)
Gold Medal Ceremony(英日の同時通訳あり)
301/302/303/304 Room, 3F
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Speech 1(英日の同時通訳あり)
Title: The Fourth Industrial Revolution – the common sense of business change from the ground, at that time, the management?
Toshiyuki SHIGA
Member of the Board of Directors of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Chairman and CEO, Member of the Board of INCJ, Ltd.
10:00 – 10:30 Networking Break Foyer, 3F
10:30 – 12:15 Plenary Session(英日の同時通訳あり)
Title: How You Expect and Deal With Change of Globe – Designing future of your company and IP strategy
Moderator & Speakers
Ken-ichi(Ken) Nagasawa, Erich Andersen, Lyse Brillouet, Dylan Lee, Stephan Wolke
301/302/303/304 Room, 3F
12:15 – 12:25 LESI 2020 Annual Conference Brief Introduction by LES Germany 301/302/303/304 Room, 3F
12:25 – 13:30 Lunch
(Note: Please bring your lunch ticket in your name tag.)
501/502/503 Room, 5F
13:30 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:30 Networking Break Foyer, 5F
15:30 – 17:00
17:00 – 18:00 Women in Licensing Alliance(WILA) 418 Room, 4F
18:30 – 20:30 Japan Night Reception
 18:30 – 19:30 Museum opens exclusively for LESI Participants
 19:30 – 20:30 Cocktail Reception
(Please note that those who have Japan Night Reception tickets in their Conference Name Tags can attend, and there is no cloak service at this Reception, please keep your belongings by yourself.)
Yokohama Museum of Art
■Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Time Program & Session
08:30 – 16:30 Registration Desk Open Foyer, 3F
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Speech 2(英日の同時通訳あり)
Title: MUJI – Global Expansion –
Satoru Matsuzaki
President and Representative Director, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.
301/302/303/304 Room, 3F
10:00 – 10:20 Special Speech
Saule Tlevlessova
President of the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO)
10:20 – 10:50 Networking Break Foyer, 3F
10:50 – 12:20 Mini-Plenary session 1(英日の同時通訳あり)
Title: EV Charging –EV Charging, International Interoperability and IP- How to make EV charging work efficiently in World Markets? (& respect IP ownership)
Moderator & Speakers
Huimin Gong, Jackie Gu, Makoto Dave Yoshida, Volker Blandow, Wang Junlei
301/302/303/304 Room, 3F
Mini-Plenary session 2(英日の同時通訳あり)
Title: Recent IP and Business Trends in Advanced Drug Discovery Technology
Moderator & Speakers
Ichiro Nakatomi, Andrew M. Radin, S. Roy Kimura, Patrick Reid, Steve Yang, Masumi Suzuki
502 Room, 5F
12:20 – 13:30 Lunch
(Note: Please bring your lunch ticket in your name tag.)
501/503 Room, 5F
13:30 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:30 Networking Break Foyer, 5F
15:30 – 17:00
18:00 – 21:00 Gala Dinner
(Please note that those who have Gala Dinner tickets in their Conference Name Tags can attend.)
The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu,Queen’s Grand Ballroom, B2F
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:

Keynote Speeches

Keynote Speech 1: The Fourth Industrial Revolution – the common sense of business change from the ground, at that time, the management?
Nowadays there is a major revolution in the automobile industry once every 100 years, the keywords are CASE, connected, automatic driving, sharing, electrification. These have greatly evolved by the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution (IOT, Big Data, AI). Existing automobile companies may be subcontracted to deliver cars to platformers such as car share, ride sharing, robot taxi and so on. These changes are occurring in all industries. At the present time, what should management think?
Toshiyuki SHIGA (Member of the Board of Directors of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Chairman and CEO, Member of the Board of INCJ, Ltd.)
Keynote Speech 2: MUJI – Global Expansion –
MUJI was founded in Japan in 1980 as an antithesis to the habits of consumer society at that time.
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.
Satoru Matsuzaki (President and Representative Director, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.)

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session:How You Expect and Deal With Change of Globe – Designing future of your company and IP strategy
IP Heads of Major Industrial Players will explain how do they predict changes of technology, business, regarding AI, IoT, role of human being, SDGs, environment, education, etc. and introduce their plan how their companies’ businesses should be and how IP strategy should be for such businesses.
Moderator & Speakers
Ken-ichi(Ken) Nagasawa (Head of Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal HQ, Managing Executive Officer, Canon Inc.)
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)
Mini-Plenary Session 1:EV Charging –EV Charging, International Interoperability and IP- How to make EV charging work efficiently in World Markets? (& respect IP ownership)
This panel will be composed of Regulators, Vehicle OEMs, and Tier I suppliers to discuss how the rapidly growing numbers of electric vehicles are being supported with an electric charge grid that is capable of supporting a vehicles from a wide variety of vehicle producers, in countries in world markets. The panel will discuss the rapid growth of EV production in Asia and what is being done to create standards that allow for interoperability for charge systems with vehicles produced by different OEMs and across the major markets of Asia. In 2018 in China alone, over 1 million electric vehicles were produced. That total annual EV production in China is expected to rise to 5 million vehicles per year, by 2025. As a key part of that discussion, we will examine how IP is owned and what is being done to compensate IP owners for the software and patented technology necessary for world markets.
Moderator & Speakers
Huimin Gong (Asia Licensing Executive – Asia Markets, Delphi Technologies, PLC)
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))
Mini-Plenary Session 2:Recent IP and Business Trends in Advanced Drug Discovery Technology
Along with that the drug discovery industry is undergoing large changes due to remarkable advances in computational technologies, big pharma changes the style of alliance and negotiation in business ecosystem. Leaders of top computational drug discovery companies and big pharma will discuss how AI and high-performance computing is influencing IP and business strategy in the high-risk high-reward industry.
Moderator & Speakers
Ichiro Nakatomi (President & CEO, NanoCarrier Co. Ltd.)
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.)


■May 27, 13:30 – 15:00
Workshop A1:What is Your Open Innovation Strategy to Address the Greatest Challenges?(511/512 Room, 5F)
Importance of open innovation (OI) in a changing work. OI and IP protection: strategy to market new technologies identified by OI. Company’s unique positions on OI; how do they create value. What cultural changes need to be embraced to introduce OI; challenges they face.
Moderator & Speakers
Tanja Sovic (Head of Patent & Licence Management, TU Wien)(Austria)
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)
Workshop A2:Licensing Strategies with Multiple Licensors in the Field of Biotechnology – Lessons Learned(416/417 Room, 4F)
Given the financial and development requirements of bringing a pipeline of products to market, small and medium biotech (“SMB”) oftentimes partner with several large pharma companies in parallel. While this strategy has benefits, it also includes a number of complexities. For example, there may be a need for an SMB to pre-emptively adjust patent and licensing strategies in order to accommodate several partners. This requires flexibility and vision on the part of an SMB. In this workshop, the panel aims to establish an interactive dialogue with the audience while exploring strategies for successfully partnering with multiple parallel licensees.
Moderator & Speakers
Wolfgang Flasche (European Patent Attorney, Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH)(Germany)
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)
Workshop A3:Tech transfer from University(414/415 Room, 4F)
Universities, regions, and governments all over the world have become interested in university technology transfer because transferring the knowledge from basic research to industry is seen to be a key to developing an innovation economy. While to the outsider it may seem easy – “just find the gems and industry will grab them” – it is not that simple.
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?
Moderator & Speakers
Mika Okada (Partner, City-Yuwa Partners)(Japan)
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)
Workshop A4:How Big Data, AI and IoE impact consumer products(413 Room, 4F)
The buzz words of digitalization have a real-life impact on consumer behavior. During the workshop we will discuss challenges and provide practical solutions for consumer products between connectivity, compatibility, standardization, freedom to operate, data ownership, etc. for avoiding pitfalls. An unique and Global mix of panelists including experience practitioners, university scientists and attorneys will share their insights, experiences and recommendations, for example how a Global player uses AI and machine learning for managing 5G networks, a system of a scale and complexity beyond the ability of humans to even comprehend.
Moderator & Speakers
Guido Quiram (Managing Partner Michalski Hüttermann & Partner Patentanwälte mbB)
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)
Workshop A5:Trademark Coexistence Agreement Today: Anti-Trust Law and Other Pitfalls(411/412 Room, 4F)
Coexistence agreements are the most common tool for resolving trademark disputes. In negotiating them, practitioners face various challenges such as defining the breadth, scope and coverage of the agreement, how to anticipate future developments, and the interplay between trademark and antitrust law (especially if the parties are competitors, which puts certain limits on the parties in agreeing upon, e.g. restrictions on the use and registration of marks as well as non-challenge clauses (regardless of the governing law agreed upon). This workshop will provide insights by practitioners from the U.S., the EU and China on how to avoid pitfalls regarding these and other sensitive commercial and contractual issues (including the effects of Brexit on existing agreements).
Moderator & Speakers
Michel Arnaud (Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel)(France)
David Swain (Senior Associate, Deacons)(Hong Kong)
Havlick Scott (Partner, Holland & Hart)(USA)
■May 27, 15:30 – 17:00
Workshop B1:FFRAND Mock Appeals – US and UK Mock Appeal Oral Arguments Based on a Real US Case(511/512 Room, 5F)
Most FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) negotiations, which are core to many standards, are performed in a cloak of secrecy. Only rarely do any details become public. The TCL v. Ericsson case in the United States is one of the few examples of public information relating to FRAND. While the actual decision is on appeal, this mock appeals workshop uses the discussed rationales and rates as the basis for oral arguments for two different appeals. The first appeal takes place in the United States, while the second appeal takes place in the United Kingdom. Both will focus on the top down approach used by the court versus more conventional approaches, with arguments of the legality in the respective location as well as basic arguments for the approaches. After the oral arguments in the UK, the results of the two different venues will be compared and contrasted.
Moderator & Speakers
Audrey Yap (Managing Partner, Yusarn Audrey, Singapore)
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)
Workshop B2:Global Trends in Patent Dispute Resolution – an extensive study covering ten jurisdictions(416/417 Room, 4F)
LESI’s Dispute Resolution Committee has provided a comprehensive comparative study in view of recent trends in global patent enforcement, such as the decline in the number of infringement actions in the US, the rising importance of Europe, with Germany as the leading jurisdiction in terms of numbers of cases, as well as the growing interest in these actions in Asian jurisdictions, particularly China. The study was pursued over more than 1.5 years by internationally renowned patent litigators and covers ten jurisdictions, namely the US, DE, FR, NL, UK, ES, IT, CN, JP and KR.
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.
Moderator & Speakers
Tilman Müller-Stoy (Partner, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG)(Germany)
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)
Workshop B3:Global Patent Strategies of Companies from Asia.(414/415 Room, 4F)
In this session, the speakers will talk about their patent strategy and analysis as to the best strategy to utilize their technology/patents in business.
Following the speech by each speaker, the discussion will be focused on recent trend in patent.
Moderator & Speakers
Vikran Duangmanee (IP Manager, SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd.)
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.)
Workshop B4:Artificial Intelligence: A Global and Strategic Update on IP Behind the Disruption(413 Room, 4F)
This panel aims at taking a deeper and more strategic insight into the world of artificial intelligence and intellectual property, by covering questions such as: How is the transition really happening between fundamental research and practical development of AI solutions and inventions? What is the impact of publications and Open Source licenses on patenting? What are the key aspects to consider with data licensing? What can be patented in different jurisdictions around the world (North America, Europe, Asia) and are there strategic aspects to consider when filing for protection? Is there an AI patent war looming in between tech giants?
Moderator & Speakers
Vincent Bergeron (Partner, ROBIC, LLP and Chair-Elect of the LESI YMC Committee)(Canada)
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)
Workshop B5:Litigation and licensing in the new European landscape(411/412 Room, 4F)
The Yokohama meeting was going to be the first LES meeting with a global audience following the UK’s anticipated departure from the EU on 29 March 2019. Whilst the UK has not yet left the EU, the panel will bring a global and comparative perspective as well as providing a mix of in- house and private practice viewpoints on recent developments to the IP landscape in Europe and the outlook for the near future. Topics to be addressed include:
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.
Moderator & Speakers
Richard Pinckney (Partner, Bristows LLP)(UK)
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)
Workshop B6:Succeeding in technology commercialisation – what decision makers in small and medium sized companies and legal professionals must know about IP(419 Room, 4F)
This workshop session will take the form of a panel discussion on the topic led by distinguished speakers from a number of European LES Societies and will also provide some insights into the new LESI/EPO technology commercialisation and negotiation course to be launched in Basel , Switzerland in June 2019.
Moderator & Speakers
Martin Schneider (Co-Chair LESI Education Committee)
Bruno Vandermeulen (LES Benelux)
Mathias Zintler (LES Germany)
André Gorius (LES France )
■May 28, 13:30 – 15:00
Workshop C1:Mock Mediation of IP License Dispute(511/512 Room, 5F)
With the rise in the number of technology and intellectual property (IP) transactions has come an increased number of disputes. Although an IP dispute can be brought before a court, litigation is not always well-suited to the task. In the context of IP, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures (such as mediation and arbitration) can be particularly advantageous, especially for IP-related contractual disputes involving parties from different jurisdictions. The session will include a mock mediation between a university and a business, followed by a presentation on the essential features of mediation and ADR pros and cons compared with court litigation.
Moderator & Speakers
Adam Rattray (WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center)(Switzerland)
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)
Workshop C2:Latest Court Decisions Affecting Patent Licensing(416/417 Room, 4F)
Global IP practitioners need to know what happening in major market segments for protecting and enforcing their IP rights for their own or their clients’ business activities in view of the most recent case decisions which may affect the patent related-transactions including licensing. They may need to change their IP strategy for better accommodation of such legal environment for increasing present and future business competitiveness. This session provides information regarding latest case decisions in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Attendants will learn recent issues and tips for drafting and/or negotiating a license agreement for patent licensing including these three regions.
Moderator & Speakers
Yorikatsu Hohokabe, CLP(Senior Advisor, OBLON Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi Jimusho)(Japan)
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)
Workshop C3:Acquisition vs. Partnership: How to Optimally Extend Portfolio and Presence in Pharma Business(414/415 Room, 4F)
Globalization is a general phenomenon that also concerns the Pharma/Biotech sphere.
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.
Moderator & Speakers
Alain Herrera (Consultant, Alain Oncologie Consulting)(France)
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)
Workshop C4:Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: New Tools for the Digital Economy(413 Room, 4F)
Investors poured over $5 billion into blockchain. Initial Coin Offerings, now transitioning to Security Token Offerings, have raised hundreds of millions, with new ICOs / STOs occurring at perhaps a more modest rate. Will blockchain and cryptocurrencies live up to the hype? How will licensing executives manage the emerging patent landscape? Hear from a technology provider, cryptocurrency issuer, corporate user and investor as they address the opportunities and risks surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrencies. What will separate the winners from the pack? Hear about the different IP strategies and business models for monetizing blockchain. Despite the questions, one thing is for certain: blockchain and cryptocurrencies have the potential to change the way we do business.
Moderator & Speakers
James E. Malackowski (Chief Executive, Ocean Tomo, LLC)(USA)
Yu Sarn Chiew (Co-Managing Partner, Yusarn Audrey)(Singapore)
Larry Plonsker (Principle, Patent Marketing, LLC)(USA)
Workshop C5:The Use of Real World Assets in Computer Games(411/412 Room, 4F)

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:

Part 1 – Substantive Legal Issues
•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:
Part 2 – Assessing and Managing Legal Risk
•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?
Moderator & Speakers
Simon Chalkley (Partner, Wiggin LLP)(UK)
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)
■May 28, 15:30 – 17:00
Workshop D1:Resolving SEPs Disputes – comparing litigations in courts and the use of ADR(511/512 Room, 5F)
The workshop will focus on a parallel between SEPs disputes resolved in courts and through ADR comparing timelines, costs, resources and other important factors involved.
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.
Moderator & Speakers
Roberto Dini (Founder, Sisvel International)(Luxembourg)
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)
Workshop D2:Do’s and don’ts in the protection of trade secrets and transfer of know-how on cross border transactions: a practical overview(416/417 Room, 4F)
Businesses use confidentiality as a business competitiveness and research innovation management tool. Small and medium-sized enterprises value and rely on know-how and trade secrets even more than on patents but do not always fulfil the compliance conditions in order to obtain a protection in Court.
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.

Moderator & Speakers
Emmanuel Gougé (Co-chair LESI European Committee)
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)
Workshop D3:Is IP Important for Startups? Why or Why not?(414/415 Room, 4F)
Startups are limited by resources but have great business growth potential. What is the correlation between technology, attracting investment, and business success? What is the significance of IP for a startup striving for growth? The experienced speakers will share their experiences and ideas around startups and IP and discuss the importance or the unimportance of IP in startups.
Moderator & Speakers
Shingo Tsuda (Founder, Technical Director, INDEE Japan Ltd.)
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)
Workshop D4:Artificial Intelligence – What is it and how do you own and license AI-developed inventions and data?(413 Room, 4F)
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the next revolution. This workshop explains the basic forms of AI and then goes into the various aspects of ownership and licensing of AI and its output. Issues include inventorship and ownership of AI-developed inventions and licensing and ownership of the input and output data.
Moderator & Speakers
Matthias Ulrich (Managing Director, Connor Consulting)(Germany)
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)
Workshop D5:Brand Strategies of Asian Companies – OEM vs. Branding.(411/412 Room, 4F)
In this session, the speakers will talk about their branding strategy as global companies in order to expand their brand value in the market.
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.
Moderator & Speakers
Ningling Wang (Managing Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Shanghai Representative Office)
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)

Sunday, May 26, 16:00 – 17:00(311/312 Room, 3F)
Speed Networking and Introduction to LES for Young Members and First Time Attendees
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.
1. Opening Remarks and Introductions (Speaker: Mr. Tom Gaunt)
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)

Monday, May 27, 17:00 – 18:00(418 Room, 4F)
Why a Women in Licensing Alliance?
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.

1. Introduce Fiona to say a few words on behalf of LESI and this diversity initiative (5 minutes)
2. Introduce Taruna to say a few words about her experiences in the advancement of women (5-10 minutes)
3. Networking
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.