Session moderator, Kim Finnilä, FICPI Reporter General, FICPI Study & Work Committee (CET) tells Sharon Crane what we can expect from the session on “International patents in space, air and waters”, taking place at the 2023 FICPI Open Forum in London from 4-7 October.

Our planet earth is getting crowded, and more so. We need room. Industry has already moved to international waters and air, and is already finding its place in space. Patent protection is territorial.

This session “Patents in international waters, air and space - can they be enforced?”, looks at developing areas such as: What sort of patent strategies will help protect technology, including one or more essential features implemented in international waters and which spans different countries?

How about the aerospace industry? It is growing and its significance is increasing. The patent enforcement framework is strongly influenced by regulatory agencies affecting cross-jurisdictional patent enforcement.

Space is coming closer, but is outer space the “wild wild west” or do patent laws apply in space?

What jurisdiction applies to human-made objects in space?

Tell us about the speakers

Join us for this panel session and get your “feet off the ground” attempting to master the future of IP enforcement! You can do this with our maritime expert Coreena Brinck, aerospace expert Patricia Simao and space age expert Donna Lawler!

Dr Coreena Brinck is a consultant patent attorney with Two IP, Head of IP for IntuiCell in Sweden, and a European and UK patent attorney with over 25 years of experience in the IP profession with particular expertise in areas such as autonomous vehicles/vessels, health, energy, seismic, tele & data-communications.

Patricia Simao is Senior IP Counsel with GE Aerospace based in Rivalta di Torino, Italy. She provides strategic IP counsel and business partnerships to all the Global sites (APAC, EMEA and LATAM). Further, she acts as general counsel for engineering centres in Turkey, Poland, Mexico and India. Previously she was Counsellor with the WIPO in Geneva for 20 years.

Donna Lawler is a Co-Founder and Principal at Azimuth Advisory in Australia, a law firm specialising in commercial and governmental space activities and regulation.  Over more than twenty years in the satellite industry, she has advised on nine geostationary satellite missions as well as spaceports, launch services, satellite constellations human spaceflight and lunar activities, for clients based in Australia, Asia, the United States, Europe and Canada. 

When is the session taking place?

It's on Thursday 5 October 11-1230 and is part of the Patent Stream.

Propel your IP firm's profits into the stratosphere. Join us in London.

We have a packed programme of technical sessions on trade marks & designs, patents, and practice management, as well our two popular plenary sessions. Our social programme takes place in iconic venues including the Natural History Museum and the Silver Sturgeon Thames River cruiser.

Secure your Open Forum ticket by 30 July 2023 to take advantage of our mid-rate tickets. We encourage you to book earlier to secure your hotel room of choice.

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