Programme

Thursday, 29 November 2018
08.00 hrs
Registration and light breakfast  
09.00 hrs
Opening

Moderator
Grant Philpott, COO, ICT, European Patent Office

Welcome address
António Campinos, President, European Patent Office

Special address
Sugandh Rajaram, Consul General of India in Munich

Special address
Pankaj Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India

Inaugural speeches
Santosh Mohanty, Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services
Beat Weibel, Head of Corporate Intellectual Property, Siemens AG
Presentation (PDF, 584 KB)
10.45 hrs
Coffee break  
11.05 hrs
Patenting of emerging technologies
Régis Quélavoine, Director, ICT, European Patent Office
Presentation (PDF, 667 KB)
12.05 hrs

First panel: Supporting innovation in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Moderator
Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand

Participants
Argyrios Bailas, Director, ICT, European Patent Office
Yohiaki Kodachi, Senior Director for Intellectual Property, JETRO Duesseldorf
V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder and Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
Faiz ur Rahman, General Manager IP, Wipro
Beat Weibel, Head of Corporate Intellectual Property, Siemens AG

13.15 hrs
Lunch break 
14.30 hrs
Second panel: Challenges in patenting of Blockchain and its applications

Moderator
Heli Pihlajamaa, Director Patent Law, European Patent Office

Participants
Michael Fleuchaus, Chair ICT subcommittee, epi
Séan Harte, Vice President, Senior Managing Regional Counsel, Intellectual Property, Mastercard
Santosh Mohanty, Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services
Ajay B.S. Panwar, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, Mastercard
James Signor , U.S. Patent Attorney, Leydig, Voit and Mayer
Presentation (PDF, 253 KB)
Georg Weber, Director, ICT, European Patent Office

15.45 hrs
Coffee break 
16.00 hrs
Third panel: Internet of Things and Standard Essential Patents

Moderator
Michael Fröhlich, Director PCT and International Patent Law, European Patent Office

Participants
Denis Dambois, Policy Officer, Intellectual Property and the Fight against Counterfeiting, DG GROW, European Commission
A. K. Garg, Director, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India
Georg Kreuz, Chief IP Counsel Europe, Huawei Technologies
Yann Ménière, Chief Economist, European Patent Office
Gabriele Mohsler, Vice President, Patent Development, Ericsson AB

17.15 hrs
Closing remarks
Pankaj Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India
François-Régis Hannart, Principal Director European and International Co-operation, European Patent Office

17.30 hrs
Drinks reception 

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