CIP Program


The event has two and a half days of activities. It starts on Sunday afternoon with participant developed workshops and roundtables for guests that arrive early. The main conference program on Monday and Tuesday is designed as a collaborative meeting where the key issues are raised in an introductory plenary, discussed in-depth in parallel overview and breakout session over one full day and then finalized through a concluding plenary where the results of the parallel sessions are presented and discussed. During the lunch sessions and the mingle events, student-run technology innovation projects and master thesis projects will be presented for feedback at specific stands in the conference area. Participants are encouraged to challenge the students’ business concepts and hypotheses in what we hope will stimulate a great exchange of ideas.

Sunday Sep 23rd
11:30-12:30
Lunch
Venue: School of Business, Economics and
Law, University of Gothenburg


For the convenience of those participating in the afternoon workshops/roundtables, an informal lunch from 12:00-13:00 has been organized at the venue, School of Economics, Business and Law.

12:30-16:00 (with coffee break 14:00-14:30)
Workshops and Roundtables
The Sunday activities at CIP FORUM provide an opportunity for in-depth dialogue of key topics related to ongoing CIP projects and potential new areas of increasing concern for our diverse stakeholders. The goal is to provide a venue for constructive discussions and critique on the content and direction of current projects and define the relevance and core issue for new areas of future inquiry from a multi-stakeholder perspective. Please click to see the detailed program.
Venue: School of Business, Economics and
Law, University of Gothenburg


1. Trade Secret Strategies
Moderators:
• Haakon Thue Lie, Chairman and Founder, Leogriff and Corporate Researcher, CIP
• Mark Schultz, Director of CPIP, George Mason University

2. Copyright/IP in a Digital Economy
Moderators:
• Merima Bruncevic, deputy director CIP
• Fiona Macmillan

3. Brand/Trademark Strategies in a Digital Economy
Moderator: Anna Holmberg, CIP

4. Global Technology/Innovation Competition
Moderator: Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Research Director, Indian Development Foundation
and Senior Research Fellow, CIP

5. The Chinese Patent System
Moderator: Can Huang

6. Data as an asset and property

7. New Advances in Innovation Information and Analytics
Moderator: Markus Malek, Aistemos

8. The Patent Bubble – Are we entering an era of patent quality over quantity?
Moderator: Dan McCurdy

9. IP Strategies and Digital Platforms
Moderators:
• Magnus Eriksson, CIP
• Karla Soler Riba, CIP

10. Digital Disruption in Pharma and Healthcare
Moderator: Karl Maack, Sahlgrenska School of Innovation and Entrepeneurship

11. IP Management in Industry 4.0
Moderator: Raymond Millien, Volvo Cars

12. Blockchain
Moderator: Juho Lindman, Director of GU Blockchain Lab, Swedish Center for Digital Innovation
and member of CIP Academic Faculty

13. University Utilization of Academic Research
Moderator:
• Ulf Petrusson, Co-Director, CIP
• Henric Rhedin, Board Member, ASTP-Proton and Project Manager, CIP

16:00-16:30
Coffee break
Venue: School of Business, Economics and
Law, University of Gothenburg

16:30-18:00
Plenary Panel Discussion
Venue: School of Business, Economics and
Law, University of Gothenburg


16:15-17:30 The Vera Project
The Vera Project, initiated by CIP in 2017, focuses on increased gender diversity in the IP and tech field. The topic will be in focus all throughout CIP FORUM 2018 and in this session we will launch the discussion.

Moderator: Anna Holmberg, CIP

18:00-20:00
Welcome Event
Venue: School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg


We welcome all participants to join us for a mingle event on Sunday evening. We look forward to sharing the launch of CIP FORUM 2018 with all our close colleagues and partners

Monday Sep 24th DIGITALIZATION
08:30-12:15
Plenary
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg


08:30-08:35
CIP Welcome – Transforming Knowledge into Wealth and Welfare
• Anna Holmberg, CIP FORUM Director
• Ulf Petrusson, Co-Director, CIP
• Bowman Heiden, Co-Director, CIP

08:35-08:50
Chairpersons Introduction – The Opportunities and Challenges of a Global, Digital Economy
• Maaike van Velzen, Head of IP Portfolio Management, Philips • Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network

08:50-09:30
Keynote
Aric Dromi, Chief Futurologist, Volvo Car Group and Digital Philosopher and Professional Troublemaker

09:30-10:00
Digital Disruption: How digitalization will redefine industry and society?
Steven Weber, Director, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC-Berkeley

10:00-10:30
Panel Discussion
Moderator:
• Maaike van Velzen, Head of IP Portfolio Management, Philips
• Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network

Discussants:
• Aric Dromi, Chief Futurologist, Volvo Car Group and Digital Philosopher and Professional Troublemaker
• Steven Weber, Director, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC-Berkeley

10:30-11:00
Coffee Break
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg

11:00-12:15
Plenary
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg


The Digital Economy: What is the role for intellectual property?

Moderator: Dan McCurdy, CEO, Provenance Asset Group

Discussants:
• Fiona MacMillan, Corporation of London Professor of Law, University of London and Visiting Professor, University of Gothenburg
• Kevin Madigan, Assistant Director, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University
• European MNC IP Executive
• US MNC IP Executive


12:15-13:30
Lunch and Exhibition
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg


We welcome all participants to lunch and a chance to learn more about our master program activities. This year’s exhibition will feature the current and proposed innovation and entrepreneurship projects run by our masters students. Please feel free to share your wisdom and experience - tough questions are appreciated!

13:30-16:30 (coffee break 14:45-15:15)
Overview Sessions
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg


1. IoT/Industry 4.0
This session will focus on the digital transformation of industrial firms in what is often termed, Industrial IoT or Industry 4.0. Different digitization perspectives will be explored including the transformation of products to digital services and the creation of IoT platforms, which will lead to new business models and IP strategies. The session will raise fundamental questions concerning how value will be created in Industrial IoT eco-systems, which actors are best positioned to extract value, and how access to IP will be managed in a way that incentivizes innovation and collaboration across the multiple technology layers.

Chairpersons:
• Raymond Millien, VP and Chief Global IP Counsel, Volvo Car Group • Nora Frostbrink, IP Portfolio & Strategy, Volvo Group and CIP Alumni

2. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Big Data
This session explores the development of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and Big Data (BD) as both separate and interrelated phenomena with unique technical, commercial, and legal implications. In addition different roles for AI/ML/BD systems will be discussed, including the role as an inventor, as an analytic tool, and as a patentable invention.

Chairpersons:
• Marshall Phelps, CIP Advisory Board
• Amna Hamza, CIP Alumni
• Hannes Forssberg Malm, VP of Customer Solutions at Richardson Oliver Insights and CIP Alumni


3. Blockchain Beyond Cryptocurrencies

Chairpersons:
• Juho Lindman, Director of GU Blockchain Lab, Swedish Center for Digital Innovation, and member of CIP Academic Faculty
• Amanda Elfström, Grants and Innovation Office, UGOT, and CIP Alumni

4. Cyber Security

Chairpersons:
• Steven Weber, Director, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC-Berkeley
• Lili Yun, CIP Alumni

16:30-17:30
Reporting from Breakout Session Insights
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg

17:30-18:30
Mingle
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg


We welcome all participants to enjoy some refreshments.

Tuesday Sep 25th GLOBALIZATION
08:30-12:15
Plenary
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg


08:30-08:35
Chairpersons' Welcome

08:45-09:15
Keynote
Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Research Director, India Development Foundation

09:15-10:30
Global Innovation Competition: Who will control the key technology positions of the future?
Moderator: Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Research Director, India Development Foundation

10:30-11:00
Coffee Break
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg

11:00-12:15
Plenary
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg


IP and Innovation Within China and Between China and the West – Key Impact Areas
This plenary session is intended to provide an overview of the growing and evolving IP/innovation eco-system in China. The goal is to Identify the key factors in the China IP eco-system, and how they impact the creation and commercialization of IP within China and between China and the West, which will be further elaborated on in the following break-out sessions.

Moderator: Damon Mateo, CEO, Fulcrum Strategy

12:15-13:30
Lunch and Exhibition
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg


We welcome all participants to lunch and a chance to learn more about our master program activities. This year’s exhibition will feature the current and proposed innovation and entrepreneurship projects run by our masters students. Please feel free to share your wisdom and experience - tough questions are appreciated!

13:30-16:30 (coffee break 14:45-15:15)
Breakout Sessions
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg


1. Legal, Government & Regulatory
This session seeks to highlight the key aspects of the IP eco-system in China, the sources of impact and how it’s evolving. In addition, the discussion will provide the "compare/contrast" perspective of Western practitioners, also to offer the basis for establishing cross-border understanding i.e. how to reconcile and operate effectively between the two disparate IP regimes. Ideally, this will also render best approximations for what to expect in the future, both in terms in the Chine in-country IP regime, but also what to expect for cross-border activities.

2. Innovation Drivers
This session will illustrate the connection and interplay between economic strategy, innovation strategy and IP strategy in economic China's world-view using one or two of the key technologies China as decided to own in the future (e.g. AI/ML or Autonomous vehicles). From this background, lessons about how to intersect with the Chinese innovation economy in successful ways in general, and in particular with IP assets will be discussed. This session will also emphasize the time-domain and trajectory aspect where innovation progress, direction and advantage is destined to change rapidly.

3. Entrepreneurial Environment
This session will examine the Chinese and Western entrepreneurial cultures and the national eco-systems that nurture them. We'll compare and contrast some of the key impact drivers (funding, incentives, networks, "hot" investment areas, use of incubators, etc.) in Western and Chinese start-up communities. Explore where each is advantaged, and whether there is a "hybrid" model that takes advantage of the strengths of both, or if success is irrevocably context-dependent. For example, how do the two diverging national trends toward/away from stronger IP protection in the US/China influence the culture, investment and business decisions of entrepreneurs regarding IP.

16:30-17:30
Plenary
The goal of the concluding plenary is to present and discuss the results of the breakout sessions and propose next steps for collaborative activities among the CIP community and stakeholders. Please click to see the detailed program.
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg


Cross-Border: Strategies and Business Models
Focused squarely on developing an understanding of how to develop and execute IP-centric strategies for creating and capturing commercial value between the West and China. The session will focus on:
• Identifying Common Ground
• Obviating Potential Conflicts
• Capturing Synergies

In the spirit of not being able to function optimally in any one element of a value-chain, unless you understand all of the other linked elements, this session integrates of all of the preceding perspectives into one eco-system model. A model that attendees can use, modify, and extrapolate from to develop and execute their own strategies for creating and realizing IP value in the cross-border context.

Chairperson: Damon Matteo, CEO, Fulcrum Strategy

17:30-19:00
Mingle
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center,
University of Gothenburg


We welcome all participants to enjoy some refreshments.

Click here to download the draft program for CIP FORUM 2018.