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CORDIS Patinnova '99




CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN: Giulio Cesare Grata, Director
Innovation, Enterprise DG, European Commission


9.30 - 10.15: Opening Speeches

Chairman: Giulio Cesare Grata , European Commission

A. Opening note by Giulio Cesare Grata , Conference Chairman

B. Welcome by Evangelos Venizelos , Greek Trade, Industry and Research Minister

C. Welcome Message by Erkki Liikanen , European Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society

D. Welcome by European Patent Office by Liliane Meyers , Principal Director

10.15 - 12.00: Keynote Speeches

Chairman: George Koumantos , President, OBI

0.1 The interface of innovation and know-how protection
Jean-Noel Durvy , Head of Division, Innovation Directorate, European Commission

0.2 Greek Industry and the Patent System
Jason Stratos , President of the Federation of Greek Industries

0.3 Patenting in the next Millennium
Brian Alan Yorke , Head of Corporate Intellectual Property, Novartis International AG

12.00 - 14.00: Lunch

14.00 - 16.00: Plenary session and discussion: The Community Patent

Chairman: Heinz Zourek , European Commission

0.4 Policy initiatives underway
Erik Nooteboom , Head of Unit, DG XV, EC

0.5 Additional measures being taken by the European Commission
Manfred Schmiemann , Project Officer, Enterprise DG, EC

16.00 - 16.30: Coffee Break

16.30 - 17.30: Parallel Sessions

Theme 1 Theme 2 Theme 3
Current and future developments in patent information Current and future developments in raising awareness of patents / other policy developments Patent Litigation in Europe

Chair: Serge Allegrezza Chair: Mika Waris Chair: Costas Koyas
First speaker in each parallel session will set keynote for the theme Discussion to follow speeches
1.1 Patent information - the EPO perspective
Hannes Kiesbauer ,
Director, EPO
2.1 Making Academia aware of IPR - comparing the US and EU experiences
Attilio Stajano , Georgia Tech
3.1 Patent litigation in Europe: setting the scene
Joseph Straus (DE), Max Planck Institute.


9.00 - 10.30: Parallel Sessions

Chair: Mike Blackman Chair: Alison Brimelow Chair: Rüdiger Zellentin
1.2 Commercial information - how the market is changing Information
Rob Willows (UK), Derwent
2.2 ICT developments - what does the future hold?
Esko Friman (FIN), Nokia Group
3.2 Litigation, risk minimisation strategies (not insurance based)
Hanns Rump (DE), ETR GmbH
1.3 Commercial non-patent databases - how the market is changing
Phoebe Xue (UK), Ovid Technologies
2.3 ICT developments - implications for the patent system
Thierry Sargentini (FR), Questel-Orbit
3.3 The patent system in action - company views
Barbara Gimeno (AUT)

10.30 - 11.00: Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30: Parallel Sessions

Chair: Mike Blackman Chair: Alison Brimelow Chair: Rüdiger Zellentin
1.4 Patent information - views from national Patent Offices Costas Koyas ,
Greek Patent Office
Jan Averdal ,
Swedish Patent Office
2.4 The impact of European patent law on national patent law
Thanassis Liakopoulos (GR),
University of Athens
3.4 The patent system in action - company views
Markku Lehtinan (FIN) OyDevEduc Ltd.
1.5 Patent database searches - new Commission initiatives
Waldemar Kütt , DG XII, EC
2.5 Building IP management capacity in Canadian firms: The "Business Intelligence Express" on-line experiment
John Szabo ,
Jean-Francois Luc (CDN) Industry Canada
3.5 Litigation insurance - differing views
John Keen (UK) Seer Ltd.

12.30 - 14.00: Lunch

14.00 - 15.30: Parallel Sessions

Chair: Mario Bellardinelli Chair: Sean Fitzpatrick Chair: John Reid
1.6 Large Company view
Ebe Illmaier-Campi (NL)
Shell International
2.6 Reducing the cost of patenting - political options
Ana Palacio Vallelersundi , MEP

3.6 Litigation insurance - the way ahead
Walter Holzer
President, epi

3.6 Litigation insurance - the way ahead
Jean-Marie Rutsaert
Comité Européen des Assurances

1.7 The status quo of patent awareness at universities Reinhard Schramm (DE)
TU llmenau
2.7 National Patent Offices as innovation facilitators
Poul-Erik Nielson
Danish Patent Office
3.7 Arbitration - an alternative approach
Erik Wilbers , WIPO

15.30 - 16.00: Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.30: Parallel Sessions

Chair: Mario Bellardinelli Chair: Serge Allegrezza Chair: John Reid
1.8 Patent awareness 2000
Manfred Schmiemann
European Commission, DG Enterprise
2.8 National Patent Offices as innovation facilitators
Jean-Francois Lebesnerais , French Patent Office.
3.8 The case for compulsory arbitration: Empirical evidence
William Kingston , (IRL)
Trinity College Dublin
1.9 Big screen demonstration of on-line patent searching
Paul Schwander , EPO/DG Enterprise
2.9 Transferring good practise in university IPR management
Lilo Krickau-Richter (DE) Euro-Consult, University of Bonn.
3.9 Patent litigation - thoughts on future practice
Erik Nooteboom, , DG XV, EC.


9.00 - 10.30: Presentation of the results or previous two days (Rapporteurs: Paul Schwander, Luis Ferrao, Ted Blake)

10.30 - 11.00: Coffee

11.00 - 12.30: Round Table discussion
(Participants: Esko Friman, Hanns Rump, Rob Willows, Walter Holzer, Stavros Evangelidis) with moderator: Judith Hann

12.30 - 14.30: Lunch

14.30 - 14.35: EPIDOS participants welcomed

14.35 - 14.50: Presentation of main findings by neutral expert (Ted Blake)

14.50 - 15.20: Industry's reaction to PATINNOVA findings by industrialist (Esko Friman, Nokia)

15.20 - 15.30: EPO reaction to PATINNOVA findings (Liliane Meyers)

15.30 - 15.45: EC reaction to PATINNOVA findings (Javier Hernandez-Ros, Head of Unit, European Commission)

15.45 - 15.50: Reaction by OBI ( George Koumantos , Chairman)

15.45 - 16.15: Coffee

Opening of EPIDOS and closing of PATINNOVA

16.15 - 16.30: Official opening of EPIDOS ( Ingo Kober , President, EPO)

16.30 - 16.45: PATINNOVA closing speech by Greek Government
( Costas Koyas on behalf of Mr. Magriotis )

16.45 - 17.00: Official closing of PATINNOVA
(Javier Hernandez-Ros, Head of Unit, European Commission)

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