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FICPI, The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys

13th Open Forum, Rome 2011

Rome, Italy. 9 Nov - 12 Nov 2011

Read 13th Open Forum, Rome 2011 Working Programme


Working Programme — Day One

Session Number Session Name Presenter Name Presentation
1 Privilege: Is it necessary? What have we been fighting for? Leo Jessen (NL) Moderator Download
Greg Chambers (AU) Download
Judge Arthur Gajarsa (US)
Maxim Waldbaum (US) Download
2.1/2.2 Electronic disclosures as source of: prior art and infringement Stephen Krouzecky (AU) Moderator
Mauro Eccetto (IT) Download
Michele Provera (IT) Download
Wouter Verburg (OHIM) Download
2.3 Business software and office systems: how do you run an IP practice efficiently in the e‐age Roberto Pistolesi (IT) Moderator
Stephen Perry (CA) Download
Bill McFarlane (AU) Download
3.1 Requirements for obtaining grant and infringement ‐ are they balanced in US, EP and JP Robert Storey (CA) Moderator
Shogo Ohnishi (JP) Download
Alessandro Steinfl (EP, US) Download
3.2 Search Engine Keywords –Google and Beyond James Fish (GB) Moderator Download
Benjamin A. du Chaffaut (Google, FR)
James Fish (GB)
Alexandra Neri (FR)
3.3 Start up companies, alternative fee arrangements: how can we help them? R. Danny Huntington (US) Moderator Download
JoAnna Esty (US)
Fernando Triana (ASIPI, CO)
4.1 Patent disclosure: meeting expectations Len Svensson (US) Moderator
Robert W. Bahr (US USPTO) Download
Markus Hössle (DE) Download
4.2 Register clogging and goods/services designation: US versus the European model James Fish (IT) Moderator Download
Neville Cordell (GB) Download
Bob Sacoff (US) Download
Imogen Wiseman (GB) Download
4.3 IP Audits and managing intellectual assets: opportunities for the profession Christian Schieber (AU) Moderator Download
Sandra Clelland (ZA) Download
Jérôme Collin (FR) Download
Thomas Waldbaum (US) Download


Working Programme — Day Two

Session Number Session Name Presenter Name Presentation
5. Standards and professionalism: conflicts of interest, ethical walls and PI Insurance ‐why is it important for FICPI? Doug Deeth (CA) Moderator
Mark Wilson (US) Download
6.1 Filing and prosecution strategies: PPH et al Daniel Alge (AT) Moderator
Charles Eloshway (US) Download
Claus Matthes (WIPO) Download
6.2 The overall functioning of the trade mark system in Europe. The Max Planck Institute study and the European Commission proposals Louis-Alfonso Duran (ES) Moderator Download
James Fish (GB) Download
Elia Sugrañes (ES) Download
6.3 Social networks and marketing in the e‐age: is there any value in them for us? Eric le Forestier (FR) Moderator
Gayatri Bhalla (US) Download
Catherine Douglas (CA) Download
7.1 Damages/compensation for patent infringement: Does the patent system currently deliver appropriate protection for the patentee? Sandro Hassan (IT) Moderator Download
Colin Birss (GB) Download
Barry Graham (US) Download
7.2 Design Rights: When Designs are Valid in Some Regions and Not in Others Robert S. Katz (US) Moderator Download
Matthias Bosch (DE)
Jay Sha (CN)
7.3 Incentive schemes: do they really improve performance? Werner Roshardt (CH) Moderator Download
Alain Leclerc (CA) Download
Yves Van Durme Download
8. How will the USPTO implement patent law reform? Peter Huntsman (AU) Moderator
David J. Kappos (Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)) (US) Download

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