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Enforcers, scholars and in-house counsel to take on IP in Brussels

Enforcers, scholars and in-house counsel to take on IP in Brussels

27 May 2016

The head of the European Commission unit dealing with information technology, telecommunications and media mergers will rub elbows with lawyers from Microsoft, Nokia, Ericsson and Qualcomm, as well as US judge Douglas Ginsburg, at GCR Live 4th Annual IP & Antitrust next week.

Chairs

Trevor Soames

Shearman & Sterling, Brussels

Trevor Soames is an experienced Brussels-based advocate, qualified as a barrister and solicitor-advocate, with 25+ years experience of complex antitrust cases.

Miguel Rato

Shearman & Sterling, Brussels

Miguel Rato is a partner in the firm’s Brussels office where his practice focuses on EU competition law.  He advises clients on a wide array of contentious and non-contentious EU competition law issues, with a particular focus on unilateral conduct matters, transactions, and IP licensing in high-tech industries.  His experience also encompasses EU merger control and State aid investigations.

Speakers

Hon. Judge Douglas Ginsburg

US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Washington, DC

Jenni Lukander

Director, Head of Competition Law, Nokia, Oslo

Pierre Larouche

Professor, Tilburg University, Tilburg

Stephen Mavroghenis

Shearman & Sterling, Brussels

Carsten Zülch

OLG Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

Michele Piergiovanni

Head of Unit, European Commission, Brussels

Mark Snyder

Vice President and Patent Counsel, Qualcomm, San Diego

Patrick Hofkens

Director IPR Policy, Ericsson, Brussels

Theon Van Dijk

Director, Lexonomics, Brussels and The Hague

Richard Vary

Nokia, Guildford

Nicolas Petit

Professor, Université de Liège, Liège

Xavier Boutin

Compass Lexecon, Brussels

Nadine Herrmann

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Hamburg and Brussels

Paul Lugard

Baker Botts, Brussels

Keith Mallinson

WiseHarbor, Boston and Poole

Jorge Padilla

Compass Lexecon, Madrid, London and Brussels

Douwe Groenevelt

Legal Director, ASML, The Netherlands

Jean-Yves Art

Director, Microsoft, Brussels

CPD/CLE points

This conference is accredited with 6 hours under the SRA professional development scheme

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ morning welcome

9.05: Session one: IP & innovation in merger cases

The panel will exchange views on how competition authorities treat innovation and IP-related issues in merger cases.

Moderator:
Stephen Mavroghenis, Shearman & Sterling, Brussels

Panel:
Michele Piergiovanni, Head of Unit, European Commission, Brussels
Theon Van Dijk, Director, Lexonomics, Brussels and The Hague
Nicolas Petit, Professor, Université de Liège, Liège
Xavier Boutin, Compass Lexecon, Brussels

10.35: Coffee break

11.00: Session two: Forward looking: In-house views

Practitioners will discuss IP-related issues encountered in their business.

Moderator:
Paul Lugard, Baker Botts, Brussels

Panel:
Jean-Yves Art, Director, Microsoft, Brussels
Richard Vary, Nokia, Guildford
Douwe Groenevelt, Legal Director, ASML, The Netherlands
Patrick Hofkens, Director IPR Policy, Ericsson, Brussels

12.30: Networking lunch 

13.30: Chairs' afternoon welcome

13.35: Session three: FRAND-related issues – Where do we stand?

The panel will discuss the latest developments in this area.

Moderator:
Miguel Rato, Shearman & Sterling, Brussels

Panel:
Jorge Padilla, Compass Lexecon, Madrid, London and Brussels
Jenni Lukander, Director, Head of Competition Law, Nokia, Oslo
Mark Snyder, Vice President and Patent Counsel, Qualcomm, San Diego
Keith Mallinson, WiseHarbor, Boston and Poole

15.05: Coffee break

15.30: Keynote speaker

Pierre Larouche, Professor, Tilburg University, Tilburg

16.00: Session four: Judges’ perspective on IP & antitrust issues in the high-tech industry

One year after the Court of Justice’s ruling in Huawei where do we stand and what has been the impact on judges’ approach towards injunctive relief?

Moderator:
Nadine Herrmann, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Hamburg and Brussels

Panel:
Hon. Judge Douglas Ginsburg, US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Washington, DC
Dr. Carsten Zülch, OLG KarlsruheKarlsruhe
Further speakers to be announced

17.00: Chairs’ closing remarks

17.05 onwards: Cocktail reception kindly hosted by Shearman & Sterling

Venue

Arts 56, Avenue des Arts 56, Brussels, Belgium

Testimonials

  • "Very well organised, no issues, GCR staff always helpful and professional." Joseph Adam, Assistant General Counsel – Deere & Co.

Ticket Prices

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