Day 1

08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Registration and Welcome Coffee

08:50 AM - 08:55 AM Legal IQ Welcome Speech

08:55 AM - 09:00 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks and Welcome

Jochen Schaefer, Legal Counsel, World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry


Jochen Schaefer

Legal Counsel
World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry

09:00 AM - 9:35 AM What Can You Expect From the Nordic IP Authorities? An Explanation of the Role that the IP Offices Play in Helping You to Realise Your IP Goals

Frida Ekeberg, Head of Patent Department, Swedish Patent Office
The Nordic IP authorities are an important part of the framework for innovation in the Nordic countries. Their role is undergoing rapid change, adding informational and educational activities to the protection of intellectual property to speed up transformation from innovation to growth on a regional level.

  • Update yourself with the governmental initiative to increase revenue from intellectual assets in Sweden
  • Understand the transformed role of the office - how can IP authorities serve customers and society more efficiently?
  • Is the IP system as we know it operational? What are the trends, and are we on the verge of major changes to the system?


Frida Ekeberg

Head of Patent Department
Swedish Patent Office

9:35 AM - 10:10 AM Managing IP: Organisational Factors for Success

Patrick Kim, Founder, Bridge Builder
In the generation of IP quality over quantity, understand how you can implement various organisational processes to realise cost efficient, valuable IP portfolio ambitions that are profitable for your business

  • Understand the factors of success that you can implement in your department: structure, roles of managers, and innovation process
  • Business-relevant mapping of IP families
  • Ensuring the quality of your IP- it is not simply a numbers game


Patrick Kim

Bridge Builder

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM Morning Coffee and Networking

Ensuring IP Alignment to Business Strategy to Secure a Valuable Portfolio

How do you identify the strength and usefulness of patents? How can you develop your products in line with your organisation’s commercial ambitions? Understand why doing so has tangible benefits for your IP department
  • Understand what the new focuses are from representatives of successful large organisations and how they are successfully improving their IP’s value
  • Best in-class examples of successful alignment processes that you can apply to your department
  • Assess successful strategies which purvey the innovation lifecycle, from creation to commercialisation via management

Martin Jansson- Head of IP strategy & Intellectual Assets, SKF Patent Intelligence and Strategies

A Unique View of Investing and Supporting Companies Innovating in the Field of Energy

  • How to invest/support in innovative projects and companies taking IP value in the equation and subsequently securing that the IP value is secured in the right way.

Bart Lindekens- Director Intellectual Property, KIC InnoEnergy

Building IP Cultures that Harvest Invention

Learn how to develop strategies and processes that alert innovators to the value of their inventions. Increasing the production of relevant innovation will ensure strong portfolio development

  • Learn how to improve invention harvesting by IP training
  • Inventor compensation schemes to recognize inventors
  • Question ways in which you align IP strategy with the innovation strategy

Jan-Willem Goedmakers- Head of IP, Stamicarbon


Jan-Willem Goedmakers

Head of IP

Bart Lindekens

Director, IP
KIC InnoEnergy

Martin Jansson

Head of IP Strategy & Intellectual Assets

12:20 PM - 12:55 PM Cost vs. Reward: In-House Views and Strategies for Cost-Effective Portfolio Development

Loren Hulse , Partner , Stoel Rives
This panel will explore in-house perspectives and practices on developing high-quality intellectual property portfolios with valuable exclusivity while managing patent office fees and outside counsel costs. Topics to be discussed include:
  • Outside counsel selection strategies
  • Developing clear and consistent expectations for outside firms
  • Alternative fee arrangements
  • International filing plans and strategy development
  • Cost-effective, selling the ROI/ value of in-house vs external counsel through clear and realistic expectations


Loren Hulse

Stoel Rives

12:55 PM - 1:55 PM Lunch and Networking

1:55 PM - 2:30 PM Communicating IP Effectively to Your Business – Why Does this Matter?

Bobby Mukherjee, Chief Counsel, IP and Technology Law, BAE Systems
  • Ensure that the work of your department is understood as well as the value that IP adds to the business
  • Learn how to adapt existing communication channels to maximise efficient, relevant, and actionable discussions with other departments
  • Action successful strategies to align your IP department to the wider business


Bobby Mukherjee

Chief Counsel, IP and Technology Law
BAE Systems

2:30 PM - 3:05 PM The Logistics of Ideas: Managing Technology and Intellectual Assets as Part of a Business Strategy Implementation

Roberto Castagno, Head of IPR Services, TECH, Nokia Technologies
As a tool that transforms intangibles such as innovation and technology into trade-able assets, patents are a key enabler for our increasingly knowledge-based economy, especially in the Nordics.


Roberto Castagno

Head of IPR Services, TECH
Nokia Technologies

3:05 PM - 3:40 PM Strategic Considerations in Using the EPO Opposition Procedure

Graham Lewis, Partner, JA Kemp
Oppositional procedure can typically be demanding on both time and resources. Learn vital skills and procedure from an expert from one of the highest performing firms in the field that will allow you to improve the efficiency of your organisation’s strategy

  • Determining which patents to oppose
  • Best practice for securing optimum outcome in a cost-effective way


Graham Lewis

JA Kemp

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM Afternoon Coffee and Tech Demonstration Drive

Based on specific technology needs of delegates practicing in the Nordic IPR sphere, quick fire test drives will run. Demonstrations and product outlines will be delivered, giving delegates ideas, tips and explanations about how to overcome issues and form strategies in new areas.

4:10 PM - 4:45 PM A Global Incentive Policy- Get Your Innovators Innovating!

Boualem Mekki, Head of Patent & CI, Bluestar Silicones Robertha Hoglund, Head of IP, Elkem
Creating a global incentive strategy that optimizes the speed at which you extract the most business relevant IP out of your global R&D departments while carrying out the difficult task of complying with the legal requirements of each jurisdiction and understanding the cultural nuances of the countries in which you operate to maximize the effectiveness of your incentive

  • Learn the challenges involved in applying a remuneration strategy- the cultural challenges involved as well as the legal
  • As projects become more and more global, understand the commercial benefits of an incentive strategy and how you can shape the reward based on research that is linked to your organization’s business requirements
  • An assessment of what we have learnt regarding incentivizing our research and development departments based in the Nordics

Boualem Mekki

Head of Patent & CI
Bluestar Silicones

Robertha Hoglund

Head of IP

4:50 PM - 5:25 PM The True Meaning of Open Innovation

Peter Ericsson-Nestler, Director, IPR Defensive Strategy, Ericsson
Assess the meaning of open innovation and the ways in which your organisation can make open innovation a successful tool. Linked to this, what does this mean for how you define your IP strategy?
  • Identifying and selecting licensing partners
  • Structuring a mutually beneficial licensing deal
  • Legal hurdles to consider


Peter Ericsson-Nestler

Director, IPR Defensive Strategy

Jochen Schaefer

Legal Counsel
World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry

5:30 PM - 8:09 PM Nordic IPR Drinks Reception