In an era where innovation knows no borders, understanding the nuances of strategising, drafting and prosecuting patent applications that will achieve a desired protection in key jurisdictions is paramount.


Patents Speakers
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This session will review some of the legal challenges posed by different requirements, and will also equip participants with practical strategies to take away.

Drafting without borders is represented in two parallel streams focusing on either electromechanical or chemical/life sciences, and as well a reviewing some of the legal challenges posed by different requirements, will also equip participants with practical strategies to take away.

MODERATOR: Johan Örtenblad - Noréns (SE)

Johan Örtenblad has an MSc (Eng.) within the field of engineering physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, and a Master of Science in business and administration within the fields of financing and entrepreneurship from the Stockholm School of Economics (HHS). He has a previous professional background in the software industry. Apart from IT, he also works within technical fields such as electronics, mechanics, energy systems and combustion systems.  

Since 2005, he has worked as a patent and design attorney at Noréns and in 2012 Johan became a partner and the managing partner.  

Johan is an authorised Swedish patent attorney, a European patent attorney, and is a member of a range of international associations including FICPI, AIPPI and EPI. He is also a member of several Swedish associations SIPF, SPOF, SFIR.

Patricia Koch - Balder IP (ES)

Patricia Koch studied law and economics in a Spanish university. She thereafter went to work in Germany, specificallyin Hamburg, in a firm specialized in IP. She did mostly trademark and unfair competition work while there, mainly assisting two of the partners, both in prosecution and litigation. In 1993, after two very satisfying and formative years in Hamburg, she returned to Madrid, to join one of the top 5 IP firms in the country, and particularly its litigation department. 

There she started including patent litigation in her day to day, apart from the trademark and unfair competition work she had already experienced in Germany, and little by little became an expert in patent litigation. She became a partner in that firm, and continued there for almost 20 years, until co-founding BALDER in 2012, where she now heads the litigation department. 

Dima Litvak - Reinhold Cohn Group (IL)

Dima Litvak is a partner at the Reinhold Cohn Group and co-heads the Technology, Mechanics & Designs Practice. With over fifteen years of experience, Dima specializes in registering and drafting patent applications both domestically and internationally. His proficiency extends across various technological domains, including consumer products, medical devices, construction, production systems, water, and green energy, as well as physics, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, and security and civilian systems.

Dima works closely with private entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes, offering comprehensive support throughout the product development and production lifecycle. This includes advising on patent protection strategies for new technologies, conducting patentability assessments, providing Freedom-to-Operate opinions, and assisting clients in litigation and enforcement matters. 

Pete Sadler - Reddie & Grose (UK)

Pete Sadler specialises in drafting and obtaining patents for inventions in the software, electrical, electronic and physics fields. A large part of Pete’s practice involves advising on the patentability of software related inventions in areas such as data processing and business systems, medical devices, control of industrial machines, consumer entertainment devices, user interface software for mobiles and other consumer devices, video games and music software and audio processing.

His clients range from start-ups and SMEs, who he advises on IP strategy for maximising value to investors, through to multinational companies, who he assists with cost effective patent drafting and prosecution. Pete has experience filing and prosecuting patent portfolios in the US, China and many other jurisdictions.