09 - 10 April, 2019 | Sheraton Stockholm Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden

Main Conference Day One


Dr Stephan Wolke

Thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property


A highlight of Legal IQ events now returns in 2019! You will have 15 minutes to enable you to introduce yourself
to your peers and add to your contact pool. There is a prize in it for the winner so get networking!
Please Share:
1. Who you are
2. The scope of your job role
3. Your #1 challenge

9:30 - 10:00 Optimising a Multinational IP Strategy

Anna-Maria Lagerqvist - Senior & Deputy Chief IP Counsel, Volvo Car Group
To ensure the continued efficacy of current IP portfolios, across multiple regions, there is a need
to implement an IP strategy that accounts for international markets.
With this, why is it essential that you implement a global IP strategy from the outset?
What systems can you develop internally to ensure a harmonious approach to IP across your business?

Anna-Maria Lagerqvist

Senior & Deputy Chief IP Counsel
Volvo Car Group

10:00 - 10:30 IP Strategy as Business Strategy - The Importance of Alignment

Lucy Wojcik - Head of IP, Ocado Group
Historically, the driver of internal IP strategies was the overarching business strategy
Why is it essential that IP and Business strategies compliment one another?
What are the benefits of aligning IP and business strategy within the IP value chain framework?

Lucy Wojcik

Head of IP
Ocado Group

10:30 - 11:00 Morning Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30 IP Challenges in Industry 4.0

Andreas Iwerbäck - Head of IP Group Intelligence, Husqvarna
The fourth industrial revolution has brought with it a number of new and unique challenges
How has this changed how we are able to handle IP, and how are we able to counteract these implications?
What does next generation IP intelligence look like, and what is needed to prepare?

Andreas Iwerbäck

Head of IP Group Intelligence

11:30 - 12:00 Implementing Active IP Management Systems

Borja Varela - Director, IP & Ventures, Liberty Global
Successful commercialisation requires proper steps from the creation of a portfolio to its initial release
How should you seek to implement a strategic vision of what the business wants, and how it aims to protect it?
What systems can you implement to maximise your IP portfolio potential?

Borja Varela

Director, IP & Ventures
Liberty Global

12:00 - 12:30 Session reserved for Bureau Van Dijk

Santhosh Metri - Global Head of IP Products and Solutions, Bureau van Dijk

What systems can you develop internally to ensure a harmonious approach to IP across your business?

Santhosh Metri

Global Head of IP Products and Solutions
Bureau van Dijk

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:15 Building up an effective IP Shield for an International Engineer Conglomerate Efficiently

Dr Stephan Wolke - CEO, Thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property
Building a visible IP shield while managing tax risks
Inducing and incentivising IP creation by training and communication
Defining IP focus areas where to strengthen the IP shield
Observing competitor in order to strengthen the IP shield

Dr Stephan Wolke

Thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property

14:15 - 15:15 Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Attendees will separate into small groups and over the course of the hour have the opportunity
to work through two of the below topics with 20minutes on each table. Each table will have a facilitator
who will guide the discussion and feedback key takeaways to the rest of the room. With 20 minutes
left to summarise the findings across the room, you’ll have the chance to hear the insights from all
topics - not just those you selected.
Table 1: IP in Technological and Software Development
Table 2: Driving Open Innovation
Table 3: Large-scale Portfolio Management
Table 4: Managing IP in Emerging Markets

15:45 - 16:30 Promoting Innovative Technology Transfer

Fredrik Edman - Head of Patents, LU Innovation
IP is an extremely valuable aspect of any business, and ensuring adequate protection is essential,
especially within innovations
With such intricate innovation systems, how do you ensure open innovation is not stifled?
What is the possible role of authorities in fostering development and promotion of methods
to help secure valuation methods?

Fredrik Edman

Head of Patents
LU Innovation

16:30 - 17:00 Chairperson Closing Remarks