Conference on Industrial Property Rights in the Internal Market

Thursday 16 October 2008
Strasbourg
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and French

  • 9:00-9:45 Welcome - Registration
  • 10:00-10:30
    • Keynote by Mr. Charlie McCreevy, Internal Market and Services Commissioner
    • Welcome by Christine Lagarde, French Minister, Ministry for Economy, Industry and Employment
    • Introduction by Mr. Manuel Desantes, Vice President of the European Patent Office
  • 11:00-12:30 Panel 1: European Patent Jurisdiction: Main features: This panel will explore the main features of a new single European Union patent litigation system for both the European and future Community patents.
    • Mr. Benoît Battistelli, Director general, French National Institute for Industrial Property and Vice-Chairman of the board of the European Patent Office (moderator)
    • Mrs. Alice Pezard, Advisor, French Supreme Court
    • Mr. Robin Jacob, Judge, High Court of Justice
    • Mr. Willem A. Hoyng, President, European Patent Lawyers Association
    • Mr. Jochen Pagenberg, Lawyer, Bardehle & Pagenberg
    • Mr. Tim Frain, Director IPR, Regulatory Affairs, Nokia Corporation
    • Mr. Eurico Marques Dos Reis, Judge, Court of Appeal of Lisboa
    • Mr. Axel Casalonga, IP Counsel, Bureau .A. Casalonga - Josse
  • 12:30-13:00 Cocktail
  • 13:00-14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30-16:00 Panel 2: European Patent Jurisdiction: Proceedings & Rules of Procedure : This panel will elaborate on how the above European Union patent litigation system will proceed and the rules of procedure this new jurisdiction will apply.
    • Mrs. Sharon Bowles, Member of the European Parliament (tbc) (moderator)
    • Mrs. Pascale Fombeur, Director for Civil Affairs, French Ministry of Justice
    • Mr. Klaus Grabinski, Presiding Judge, District Court of Düsseldorf
    • Mr. Thierry Sueur, Vice President, Intellectual Property and European & International Affairs of Air Liquide
    • Mr. David Rosenberg, Vice President, Corporate Intellectual Property Policy, GlaxoSmithKline
    • Mr. Örjan Grunden, Lawyer, Gozzo Advokater HB
    • Mr. Jorge Grau, Lawyer, Grau & Angulo
    • Mr. Bernhard Fischer, Chair of the EICTA IPR group, SAP AG
  • 16:00-16:30 Coffee break
  • 16:30-18:00 Panel 3: Community Patent: A Common Patent for Europe : This panel will focus on outstanding issues regarding the Community patent and on achieving a broad agreement that will be in the interest of users of the patent system, in particular SMEs, to make the Community patent affordable.
    • Mrs. Erika Mann, Member of the European Parliament (tbc) (moderator)
    • Mr. Antonio Campinos, President, Portuguese Patent and Trademark Office
    • Mr. Bertram Huber, Senior Vice President, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
    • Mr. Vincent Tilman, Advisor European Affairs, Eurochambres
    • Mr. Dominique Broggio, Legal Advisor for Economic Affairs, CGPME
    • Mr. Christian Brevard, President, Institut Européen Entreprise et Propriété Intellectuelle (IEEPI)
    • Mr. Holger Kunze, Director, VDMA
    • Mr. Fernando Guerrero, CEO, Founder and Mentor, Solid Quality Mentors (tbc)
  • 18:00 Closing
    • Mrs. Margot Fröhlinger, Director, European Commission
    • Mr. Alain Pompidou, Senior Advisor, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique
  • 20:00 Dinner Gala

Friday 17 October 2008

  • 8:15-9:30 Press launch of ICC/BASCAP IP Guidelines for Business
    • Launch Event: Breakfast meeting
  • 9:30-11:00 Panel 4: Enforcement: Economic Stakes and Implications for Competitiveness and Innovation : This panel will explore the economic dimension of counterfeiting and piracy and give a better understanding of this phenomenon which is, contrary to public perception, not limited to luxury goods but affects all sectors of the economy.
    • Mrs. Edith Herczog, Member of the European Parliament (tbc) (moderator)
    • Mr. Alexandre Csmal, Legal Adviser, Assemblée des Chambres Françaises de Commerce et d'Industrie (ACFCI)
    • Mr. Marcos Bonturi, Head of the Structural Policy Division of the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
    • Mr. Richard Heath, Vice-President, Legal - Global Anti-Counterfeiting Counsel, Unilever and President Elect – International Trademark Association
    • Mr. Marc-Antoine Jamet, President, Union des Fabricants (UNIFAB) (tbc)
    • Mrs. Doris Möller, Secretary General, APM-Germany
    • Mrs. Angelika Pohlenz, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce Germany
    • Mr. Luc Rousseau, Director, General Directorate for Enterprise, French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment (tbc)
  • 11:15-11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30-13:00 Panel 5: Enforcement: Involvements for Security & Health of Citizens : This panel will elaborate on the dangers of counterfeiting for health and safety the public such as the counterfeiting of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronic chips, spare parts for cars etc.
    • Mrs. Angelika Niebler, Member of the European Parliament (tbc) (moderator)
    • Mrs Catherine Trautmann, Member of the European Parliament (tbc)
    • Mr. Michael Negel, CEO Global Sourcing AG (tbc)
    • Mrs. Monique Goyens, Director-General, BEUC
    • Mr. Larry Malloy, Vice-President, Johnson & Johnson
    • Mr. Alvydas Stancikas, Head of Unit, European Commission
    • Mr. Allen N. Dixon, Managing Director, International Intellectual Property and Technology Consulting (IIPTC)
    • Mr. Felix Addor, Director, Legal and International Affairs Division, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (tbc)
  • 13:00-14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30-16:30 Panel 6: Enforcement : Transborder Cooperation/ Public-Private Partnership : This panel will highlight the need to control better international trade flows including by means of new technologies which allow tracking and tracing of products or authentication of original goods.
    • Mrs. Janelly Fourtou, Member of the European Parliament (moderator)
    • Mrs. Biserka Strel, Director, Slovenian Intellectual Property Office
    • Mrs. Maria Ludovica Agro, Director, Italian Patent and Trademark Office
    • Mr. Gusztav Bienerth, President, American Chamber of Commerce, Hungary (tbc)
    • Mr. Alexandru Faciu, Chief Prosecutor of the Office for International Relations and Programs, High Court of Cassation and Justice, Romania (tbc)
    • Mrs. Beate Lalk-Menzel, Senior IP counsel, Daimler AG and representative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) BASCAP Initiative, Germany (tbc)
    • Mr. Jérôme Fournel, General Manager of French Customs (tbc)
    • Mr. Luis Valles, Major of the Spanish Guardia Civil
  • 16:30 Closing
    • Mr. Benoît Battistelli, Director general, INPI
    • Mr. Thierry Stoll, Deputy Director general, European Commission
    • 17:00 Closing Cocktail

Note: Each Panel consists of an introductory statement by the moderating Members of the European Parliament setting the scene, followed by presentations by the panellists and a moderated Q&A session involving the audience.