Panelists

Angle 
Kevin Angle
Ropes & Gray LLP
Counsel, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Fick
Katherine Fick

IBM Corporation
Senior Counsel

Gajarsa
The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa

Former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
WilmerHale
Senior Counsel 

Herault
Gretchen Herault

GE Healthcare Bio-Science Corp.
Senior Privacy Counsel

Herpel
Jason D. Herpel
BioTelemetry, Inc.
Vice President, Corporate Development

Andy Hutchison
Endurance International Group
Vice President, Chief Security & Privacy Officer

Karlhuber
Mathias Karlhuber

Cohausz & Florack 
Partner

Kelly
Edward Kelly
Ropes & Gray LLP
Partner, Intellectual Property Transactions Practice

Kieff
The Honorable F. Scott Kieff
Former Commissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission; Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law
George Washington University Law School

lynch
Dr. Ros Lynch
UK Intellectual Property Office
Director of Copyright & Enforcement

Giuseppe Mazziotti
Trinity College Dublin
Professor

mcintosh
David McIntosh
Ropes & Gray LLP
Head, IP Transactions Practice

mooney
Kevin Mooney
Simmons & Simmons LLP
Partner
Chair, Rules and Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Drafting Committee

myers
James R. Myers
Tristar Products, Inc.
General Counsel

Kevin Oliver
PerkinElmer
Vice President and Chief IP Counsel

olson
David Olson
Boston College Law School
Associate Professor and Faculty Director, Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

penti
Regina Sam Penti
Ropes & Gray LLP
Counsel, Intellectual Property Transactions Practice

powers
Kevin R. Powers
Boston College
Founding Director, M.S. Cybersecurity Policy and Governance
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Business Law & Society Dept., Carroll School of Management

renison
Allie Renison
Institute of Directors
Head of Europe & Trade Policy

European IP Summit

Practices: Intellectual Property

Register

DATE         October 4 - 5, 2018

TIME          October 4 - 8:00AM - 5:00PM 
                   October 5 - 8:00AM - 1:00PM 

PLACE      Boston College Law School (885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458),
            The Ropes & Gray LLP Conference Center, East Wing, 115 A

CLE provided for CA, IL and NY. 

Featuring a keynote discussion by:

arthur-gajarsa
The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa
Former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Senior Counsel, WilmerHale
kevin-mooney

Kevin Mooney
Partner, Simmons & Simmons LLP 
Chair, Rules and Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Drafting Committee


SUMMIT AGENDA – October 4

BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

► 8:00 - 8:30

WELCOME REMARKS

► 8:30- 8:45

Opening Address

► 8:45- 9:15

  • The Honorable F. Scott Kieff, Former Commissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission; Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

Considering IP

► 9:20 - 10:20

  • The UK’s exit from the EU will impact IP rights across all sectors and industries. This panel will explore the challenges and options available to global businesses, and how they can prioritize and strategize to successfully navigate the transition. Topics will include:
    • Implications for patent rights, including addressing options for a post-Brexit UK’s participation in the Unified Patent Court
    • EU’s push toward a digital single market, and its post-Brexit implications for technology and data-driven transactions
    • Implications for UK and EU trademark and copyright protections
  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Ros Lynch, Director of Copyright & Enforcement, UK Intellectual Property Office
    • Prof. Giuseppe Mazziotti, Professor, Trinity College Dublin
    • James R. Myers, General Counsel, Tristar Products, Inc.
    • Allie Renison, Head of Europe & Trade Policy, Institute of Directors

COFFEE BREAK

► 10:20 - 10:40

GDPR

► 10:40 - 11:40

  • Seasoned lawyers and cybersecurity gurus will share their experiences and lessons learned from work on major data breaches. They will explain how cyberattacks can cause a legal threat, and discuss the common mistakes companies make both before a cybersecurity incident occurs and when responding to one. They will also explore best practices for avoiding those same missteps.
  • Speakers: 
    • Kevin Angle, Counsel, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, Ropes & Gray LLP
    • Katherine Fick, Senior Counsel, IBM Corporation
    • Gretchen Herault, Senior Privacy Counsel, GE Healthcare Bio-Science Corp. 
    • Andy Hutchison, Vice President, Chief Security & Privacy Officer, Endurance International Group
    • Kevin R. Powers, Founding Director, M.S. Cybersecurity Policy and Governance, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Business Law & Society Dept., Carroll School of Management, Boston College

Business Europe

► 11:45 - 12:30

  • Intangibles, including intellectual property and data, now account for about 80% of the value of today’s life sciences and technology companies.  In this rapidly evolving global IP landscape, companies often use acquisitions and collaborations with international partners in order to stretch their R&D budgets, speed up product cycles, and spread risks.  This panel will discuss key issues in international IP-driven transactions and strategies for managing the challenges and risks that arise when U.S companies seek growth in Europe. Topics include:      
    • Europe is not monolithic – growth and acquisitions in a fragmented $17T market
    • Assessing the changing roles and values of IP and data in M&A transactions
    • Regulatory risks
    • Pitfalls in US/Europe cross-border licensing and collaboration arrangements
  • Speakers:  
    • Jason Herpel, Vice President, Corporate Development, BioTelemetry, Inc.
    • David McIntosh, Head, IP Transactions Practice, Ropes & Gray LLP
    • Kevin Oliver, Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, PerkinElmer

LUNCH BREAK

► 12:30 - 1:30

Keynote

► 1:30 - 2:15

  • Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa and Kevin Mooney will discuss international IP concerns, especially in light of the recent developments in the EU, including progress on the proposed EU Unified Patent Court. 
  • Speakers:
    • The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa, Former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Senior Counsel, WilmerHale
    • Kevin Mooney, Chair, Rules and Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Drafting Committee; Partner, Simmons & Simmons LLP
    • Moderated by Prof. David Olson

Competition Law

► 2:20 - 3:20

  • Recent trends impacting the application of  competition law to intellectual property rights, including:
    • Interaction between competition law and IP rights in Europe.
    • Are some countries using competition law to favor their own companies and suppress IP rights?
    • Developments in interpretations of FRAND obligations around Europe, and impact on the race to automation, SG and IoT
  • Speakers: 
    • The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa, Former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Senior Counsel, WilmerHale
    • The Honorable F. Scott Kieff, Former Commissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission; Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
    • David Olson, Associate Professor and Faculty Director, Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Boston College Law School
    • Regina Sam Penti, Counsel, IP Transactions Practice, Ropes & Gray LLP

NETWORKING BREAK

► 3:20 - 3:45

Unified Patent Court

► 3:45 - 4:45

  • Current status, outstanding legal issues, and challenges
  • Implications for U.S. innovators – is there a risk of US-type patent trolls?
  • Preparing for the UPC, including strategies for developing an effective pan-European patent portfolio
  • European IP litigation in the UPC era
  • Speakers: 
    • Edward Kelly, Partner, IP Transactions Practice, Ropes & Gray LLP
    • Kevin Mooney, Chair, Rules and Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Drafting Committee; Partner, Simmons & Simmons LLP

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

Master Class

BREAKFAST

► 8:00 - 8:30

Avoiding Pitfalls

► 9:00AM - 1:00PM

  • In this hands-on workshop, seasoned dual-qualified U.S. and European patent attorneys will share their experiences and lessons learned from the battlefield of European oppositions.  The discussions will focus on differences between U.S. and European patent application and examination requirements, and will highlight common vulnerabilities in U.S.-origin applications that can be fatal in international examination, EPO opposition and litigation. They will also share tips for avoiding these common pitfalls.  
  • Speakers: 
    • Mathias Karlhuber, Partner, Cohausz & Florack
    • Edward Kelly, Partner, IP Transactions Practice, Ropes & Gray LLP
    • Regina Sam Penti, Counsel, IP Transactions Practice, Ropes & Gray LLP
Ropes & Gray BC Law
Cookie Settings