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 25th
12:00-13:30
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 12:00-13:30 has been organized at the venue, School of Economics, Business and Law.

13:30-17:00
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
“Every IPR starts with a secret” says the European Commission in the preparations for the 2016 directive on trade secrets and confidential business information. USA has the new Defend Trade Secrets Act. This session will focus on the how trade secrets best are used as part of an IP strategy, and how trade secrets can be managed in organizations and collaborations, taking the human factors into account. The scope includes examples on cross-border enforcement, effects on employment contracts, practical management of trade secrets in industry and academia, and areas for further research, such as trade secrets used in open innovation.

Moderator: Haakon Thue Lie, Chairman and Founder, Leogriff and Corporate Researcher, CIP
Discussants:
• James Pooley, Founder, James Pooley PLC
• Mark Schultz, Director of CPIP, George Mason University
• Bengt Domeij, Professor, Uppsala University
• William Van Caenegem, Professor, Bond University

2. Innovation Information and Analytics
We live in a global world with access to an overwhelming amount of information, but do we have the information we need and the analytical capabilities to find the right information and understand its strategic implications. Are we even asking the right questions? This session will take a critical look at the requirements, opportunities, and challenges facing innovation decision-makers in their search for better information and analytics and also discuss how artificial intelligence can support creative and innovative outcomes.

Moderator: Henric Rhedin, Board Member, ASTP-Proton and Business Developer, CIP
Discussants:
• Nigel Swycher, CEO, Aistemos
• Terry Adams, Assistant VP for Intellectual Property, Nestle
• Hanns Hallesius, Head of Group Intellectual Property, Electrolux
• Julian Nolan, CEO, Iprova

3. Defensive Aggregation: Past, Present, and Future
The problem of patent trolls has generated several market-based solutions known collectively as Defensive Aggregators. While similar in their general purpose these actors vary significantly in their mode of action. This session will take a look at the similarities and differences of some of the most well-known actors/models and discuss their effectiveness in terms of both firm performance and economic efficiency.

Moderators:
• Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Research Director, Indian Development Foundation and Senior Research Fellow, CIP
• Kent Richardson, Partner, ROL Group
Discussants:
• Ken Seddon, CEO, LOT Network
• Brian Hinman, CIPO, Philips
• Dan McCurdy, SVP, RPX
• Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network

4. IoT and IP Management in the Automotive Industry
How should companies think about developing, integrating, and protecting IoT solutions integrated into automotive technologies? This session will present a case study and perform a patent landscape analysis to evaluate the opportunities and risks for an automotive manufacturer considering entry into the IoT market. Specifically, the case will focus on products that provide customers with the ability to efficiently track various attributes of an automobile.

Moderator: Anders Sundelin, Group Director, IP Strategy and Portfolio, AB Volvo
Discussants:
• Matthew Rappaport, Managing Director and Co-Founder, IP Checkups
• Irving Rappaport, Co-Founder, IP Checkups
• Kirk Haselton, Technology Development Consultant, IP Checkups

5. The Convergence of Tech & Pharma
The ICT and Pharma sectors have traditionally been very distinct industries with very different business cultures, but recently there has been signs of convergence. This session will provide examples to seek to define the dimensions to this new convergence and discuss the strategic implications on the future of each industry. Will this convergence be complementary or disruptive - join the discussion to find out?

Moderators: Karl Maack, Director, Sahlgrenska School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Discussants:
• Bernard Munos, Senior Fellow, FasterCures and Founder, InnoThink
• Sam Funnel, IP manager, Stratified Medical
• Paul Fehlner, Head of Intellectual Property, Novartis Pharma

6. Patent Strategies and SMEs
Technology SMEs are considered critical to economic growth, but little emphasis is often given to IP strategy as a critical part of the entrepreneurial process. This session will discuss the importance of strategic patent management for the growth of SMEs and provide information on the relevance of the Unified Patent Package and patent insurance in supporting the business strategy of technology growth firms.

Moderator: Jens Andreasson, Deputy Director, CIP
Discussants:
• Yann Ménière, Chief Economist, European Patent Office
• Erik Alsegård, Intellectual Property Practice Leader, CFC Underwriting

17:00-19:00
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 re-launch of CIP FORUM with all our close colleagues and partners

Monday SEP 26th
08:30-12:30
Plenary
The goal of the initial plenary is to introduce the participants to the key areas of convergence impacting innovation in industry and public research organizations. Two cases involving the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Graphene Flagship Project will be discussed to exemplify both the strategic opportunities and challenges of convergent technology development in different open innovation settings. Please click to see the detailed program.
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center, University of Gothenburg



08:30-09:00
Welcome introduction – CIP: A Story of Convergence
• Ulf Petrusson, Director, CIP
• Bowman Heiden, Deputy Director, CIP

09:00-09:15
Opportunities and Challenges in a Convergent World
• Gustav Brismark, SVP and CIPO, Ericsson

09:15-10:30
Technology Convergence and the Impact on Industry: The Case of IoT
Technology convergence is affecting every industry creating both new opportunities and challenges from a legal, business, and societal perspective. What will the world look like when everything is connected? Will it be evolution or revolution? Do we understand the potential risks? This session will focus on the impact of the Internet of Things as a disruptive force on Healthcare, Security, and Transportation.

Moderator: Dan McCurdy, SVP, RPX
Discussants:
• Talal Shamoon, CEO, InterTrust
• Brian Hinman, CIPO, Philips
• Marcus Rothoff, Program Director for Autonomous Driving, Volvo Car Group
• Gustav Brismark, SVP and CIPO, Ericsson

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

11:00-12:30
Plenary
The goal of the initial plenary is to introduce the participants to the key areas of convergence impacting innovation in industry and public research organizations. Two cases involving the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Graphene Flagship Project will be discussed to exemplify both the strategic opportunities and challenges of convergent technology development in different open innovation settings. Please click to see the detailed program.
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center, University of Gothenburg



11:00-12:15
The Convergence of Research and Innovation
There is increasing pressure on universities to become important sources of innovation and develop professional
capabilities to collaborate with industry. However, for the most part, universities are designed to perform research and education, not take on the social responsibility of utilization. This session will describe the opportunities and challenges of major efforts at the national and European level to integrate research and innovation and facilitate university and industry partnerships with the goal of creating new areas of technology competitiveness and economic growth.

Moderator: Margareta Wallin Peterson, Chairman, CIP
Discussants:
• Fredrik Hörstedt, VP of Utilization, Chalmers University of Technology
• Johan Hustad, VP of Innovation, NTNU
• Stein Eggan, Managing Director, NTNU Technology Transfer AS
• Tim Cummins, President, IACCM

12:15-12:30
Setting the Scene
• Ulf Petrusson, Director, CIP
• Bowman Heiden, Deputy Director, CIP

12:30-14:00
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!

14:00-15:30
Overview Sessions
The overview sessions will address the theme of convergence in two parallel tracks focused on industry and university-industry perspectives. These sessions will provide an overview of relevant intellectual asset/property management issues related to the strategic opportunities and challenges of convergence identified in the plenary. Please click to see the detailed program.
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center, University of Gothenburg



Industry Session

IoT and Intellectual Property Challenges: What, Where, Why, When, and How?
The emergence of IoT is creating a new set of intellectual property challenges. This session will provide an overview of the key issues related to the protection of important intellectual assets, collaboration and licensing, IP management, and the
use of data.

Moderator: Ruud Peters, EVP and Advisor, Philips
Discussants:
• Damon Matteo, CEO, Fulcrum Strategy
• Agnes Hammarstrand, Partner, Delphi
• Luke McLeroy, Avanci


Industry-University Session

Creating IP-Based Platforms in Research Collaborations
Creating open platforms for innovation sounds good, but exactly what does open mean and how can it be regulated to achieve the goals of all the parties. In this session we give a number of examples of approaches to collaboration between industry and academia in the life science sector. The focus is on intellectual property and its possibilities for enabling best practice collaboration.

Moderator: Susanne Ås Sivborg, Director General, Swedish Patent and Registration Office
Discussants:
• Bernard Munos, Senior Fellow, FasterCures and Founder, InnoThink
• Paul Fehlner, Head of Intellectual Property, Novartis Pharma
• Magnus Björsne, CEO, AstraZeneca BioVentureHub
• Kevin Nachtrab, Senior Patent Attorney, Johnson & Johnson
• Iain Thomas, Head of Life Science, Cambridge Enterprise

15:30-16:00
Coffee Break
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center, University of Gothenburg

16:00-17:30
Breakout Sessions
The parallel breakout sessions will dig deeper into the key intellectual asset/property management issues highlighted in the overview sessions. The goal of these sessions is to define the current state of the art, identify areas of contention, and propose issues for further investigation. Please click to see the detailed program.
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center, University of Gothenburg



Industry Breakouts

1. IoT and IP Management: Developing IP Positions For Competitive Advantage in a Convergent World
Moderator: Damon Matteo, CEO, Fulcrum Strategy
Discussants:
• Sonia Cooper, Senior Patent Attorney, Skype Division at Microsoft
• Joakim Hammarsjö, Managing Director at Sandvik Intellectual Property
• Jens Bördin, CEO, Konsert Strategy & IP
• Hanns Hallesius, Head of Group Intellectual Property, Electrolux
• Roberto Castagno, Director of IP Business Development, Nokia Technologies
• Jeffrey Parker, SVP, Patent Licensing, GE Ventures

2. Data Ownership. Privacy, and Security – The Architecture of Data Driven Business Models
Moderator: Talal Shamoon, CEO, InterTrust
Discussants:
• Agnes Hammarstrand, Partner, Delphi
• Jesper Kråkhede, Director of Cyber Security, Sogeti Sweden
• Babak Esfahani, CEO, Plejd
• Florian Kolb, Managing Director, RWE New Ventures

3. Policy Debate: The Battle to Define the Meaning of FRAND
Moderators:
• Stephen Haber, Professor and Director IP2 at Hoover Institution, Stanford
• Bowman Heiden, Deputy Director, CIP
Discussants:
• Alexander Galetovic, Professor, Universidad de los Andes
• Keith Mallinson, Founder, WiseHarbor
• Yann Ménière, Chief Economist, European Patent Office (tbc)

Industry-University Breakouts

1. IP Value Models to Promote the University as a Professional Partner
This session will discuss how universities and academic environments create societal resources and make impact on
society. The starting point will be the model of four logics for academic environments that promote utilization of research
results, and the model for self-assessment of collaboration and utilization in academic environments; both developed by University of Gothenburg.

Moderators:
• Magnus Eriksson, Deputy Director, Institute for Innovation and Social Change, University of Gothenburg and Project Manager, CIP
• Andrew Telles, Head of Innovation Group, Grants and Innovation Office, University of Gothenburg

2. University Policy to Promote Convergence (closed session)
Moderator: Sara Dahlberg, Director Legal Affairs, University of Gothenburg

3. Landscape Analysis for University and Public Interests
Moderator:
• Henric Rhedin, Board Member, ASTP-Proton and Business Developer, CIP
Discussants:
• Daniel Lis, Account Executive, Questel
• Emil Haldorsson, Koncert Strategy & IP
• Maziar Soltani, Swedish Patent and Registration Office

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



We welcome all participants to enjoy some refreshments 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!

Tuesday SEP 27th
09:00-10:30
Overview Sessions
The overview sessions will address the theme of convergence in two parallel tracks focused on industry and university-industry perspectives. These sessions will provide an overview of relevant intellectual asset/property management issues related to the strategic opportunities and challenges of convergence identified in the plenary. Please click to see the detailed program.
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center, University of Gothenburg



Industry Session

Collaboration in a Convergent World – Will Everyone Be Part of a Collective Rights Organization?
Innovation in a world of technology convergence requires collaboration. This session will address how technology convergence creates the need for collective rights organisations/agreements of different types such as SSOs, FRAND,
patent pools, open source, defensive aggregation platforms, etc. to manage the complexity of knowledge transfer across
an increasing number of actors and increasing number of rights.

Moderator: Monica Magnusson, VP of IPR Policy, Ericsson
Discussants:
• Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network
• Roger Ross, CEO, Commonwealth Licensing Services
• Giustino de Sanctis, Founder and CEO, Vectis
• Teemu Soininen, Director, Strategic Patent Licensing, Nokia Technologies

Industry-University Session

Innovation information in the Strategic Decision Making of Public Research Organisations
Funding research that is intended to result in innovation requires a different decision-making process than traditional
research funding. This session will discuss and provide examples of how innovation information can be used to inform areas of strategic research investment where the goal is a competitive technology position leading to economic, not only
research, impact.

Moderator: Jeff Skinner, Executive Director of the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School
Discussants:
• Susanne Ås Sivborg, Director General, Swedish Patent and Registration Office
• Erik Stenehjem, Executive Director, IP Commercialization and Startup Acceleration, Qatar Foundation
• Kjell Håkan Närfelt, Chief Strategy Officer, VINNOVA
• Per Foss, Director General, The Norwegian Industrial Property Office

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

11:00-12:30
Breakout Sessions
The parallel breakout sessions will dig deeper into the key intellectual asset/property management issues highlighted in the overview sessions. The goal of these sessions is to define the current state of the art, identify areas of contention, and propose issues for further investigation. Please click to see the detailed program.
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center, University of Gothenburg



Industry Breakouts

1. Open Innovation Strategies – Managing Openness Across Different Business Models
Moderator: Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network
Discussants:
• Markus Larsson, VP, Global Business Operations, Palo Alto Research Center
• Sonia Cooper, Senior Patent Attorney, Skype Division at Microsoft
• Mathias Hellman, VP, Strategy & Portfolio Management - IPR & Licensing, Ericsson
• Katarina Wendin, Director, Global IP Management, Assa Abloy

2. The Market for Patents – What is the Impact of Convergence?
Moderator: Anders Arvidsson, Founder and CEO, ParallelNorthIP
Discussants:
• Jako Eleveld, VP, Head of IP Licensing, Philips
• Beatrix de Russe, President, BAIP
• Dan McCurdy, SVP, RPX
• Ken Seddon, CEO, LOT Network

3. Policy Workshop – Setting IPR Policies in a Collaborative, Connected World
Moderators:
• Stephen Haber, Professor and Director IP2 at Hoover Institute
• Bowman Heiden, Deputy Director, CIP
Discussants:
• Kirti Gupta, Director, Economic Strategy, Qualcomm
• Nikolaus Thumm, Senior Fellow at European Commission, Joint Research Centre (tbc)
• Nicolas Petit, Professor of Law, University of Liege
• Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Research Director, Indian Development Foundation and Senior Research Fellow, CIP

Industry-University Breakouts

1. Intellectual Property Contract Management in Venture Creation (closed session)
Moderators:
• Klementina Österberg, CEO GU Ventures
• Christoffer Hermansson, Project Manager CIP and Lecturer at University of Gothenburg

2. Setting a Framework for Collaboration Between University and Industry - Are the Interests Too Divergent?
Moderators:
• Mats Lundqvist, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology
• Henric Rhedin, Board Member, ASTP-Proton and Business Developer, CIP
Discussants:
• Jeff Skinner, Executive Director of the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School
• Rudi Bekkers, Associate Professor of Economics of Innovation and Technical Change, TU Eindhoven
• Morten Øien, Senior Advisor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
• Gregory D. Graff, Associate Professor, Colorado State University
• Donna Rankin-Parobek, Intellectual Property Director, Carestream

12:30-14:00
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!

14:00-15:15
Plenary
The goal of the concluding plenary is to present and discuss the results of the overview/breakout sessions and propose next steps for collaborative R&D activities among the CIP community and stakeholders. Please click to see the detailed program.
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center, University of Gothenburg



Industry Feedback Session
Moderators:
• Ulf Petrusson, Director, CIP
• Bowman Heiden, Deputy Director, CIP

Discussants:
• Ruud Peters, EVP and Senior Advisor, Philips
• Marshall Phelps, Chairman, ipCreate
• Ian Harvey, Chairman, IP Center Advisory Board, Tsinghua University x-lab

15:15-15:45
Coffee Break
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center, University of Gothenburg

15:45-17:30
Plenary
The goal of the concluding plenary is to present and discuss the results of the overview/breakout sessions and propose next steps for collaborative R&D activities among the CIP community and stakeholders. Please click to see the detailed program.
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Center, University of Gothenburg



15:45-17:00
University-Industry Feedback Session
Moderators:
• Ulf Petrusson, Director, CIP
• Bowman Heiden, Deputy Director, CIP
Discussants:
• Susanne Ås Sivborg, Director General, Swedish Patent and Registration Office
• Per Foss, Director General, The Norwegian Industrial Property Office
• Fredrik Hörstedt, VP of Utilization, Chalmers University of Technology
• Margareta Wallin Peterson, Chairman, CIP


17:00-17:30
Summing-Up and Next Steps
Presenters: Gustav Brismark, SVP and CIPO, Ericsson, Ulf Petrusson, Director, CIP and Bowman Heiden, Deputy Director, CIP

18.45-01:00
Dinner and Party
Venue: Universeum

Dress code: Business casual

Click here to download the CIP FORUM 2016 program in pdf format.