LES Scandinavia
Annual Conference 2016

Scandic Park Hotel · Helsinki, Finland

4- September 2016


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Sunday, 4 September

16:00 – 18:00
New business and licensing: Short presentations and a workshop
  • SME opportunities and challenges in patent portfolio commercialization
    Mika Lehtinen, Vice President, IP Business Area at Berggren Group
  • Start-up’s basic contract package
    Kaisa Fahllund, Partner, Senior Legal Counsel at Hansel Oy
  • SME’s licensing in practice
    Olli Pekonen, Director of IPR at Beneq Oy
  • Start-up IPR: Last line of defence or waste of money?
    Riku Asikainen, Business Angel

Moderator: Sonja London, Head of Licensing Program Management at Nokia Technologies Ltd

18:00 – 19:30
Welcome reception

Monday, 5 September

9:00 –  9:30
Welcome by Kaisa Fahllund, Chair of the Organizing Committee and
Patricia Bunye, President of LESI 2016
9:30 – 10:15
Keynote: The meaning of “BRAND” in the 21st century
Bruce Oreck, former United States Ambassador to Finland (2009 – 2015)
10:15 –10:30
Coffee break

Internet of Things

10:30 – 11:15
Internet of Things – Is there a convergence winner?
Gianni De Santis, IP Manager at ABB Corporation
11:15 – 12:00
Internet of Things and privacy in the cloud
Chris Parker, Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation
12:00 – 13:00

Tools for successful merchandising

13:00 – 13:45
Merchandising of the Moomins: Building blocks of a smart merchandising business
Roleff Kråkström, Managing Director at Moomin Characters Ltd
13:45 – 14:30
Merchandising of the Angry Birds: From games to movies
Minna Raitanen, General Counsel at Rovio Entertainment Ltd
14:30 – 15:00
Coffee break
15:00 – 17:00
Mock mediation of a patent licence dispute

The mock mediation of an international patent license dispute between two fictitious parties, Grate University and HotAire Energy.

  • Adam Rattray (Head – Information and External Relations Section,
    Arbitration and Mediation Center at WIPO, Switzerland, moderator role)
  • Russell E. Levine (Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, US, mediator role)
  • John Ritter (Director, Office of Technology Licensing at Princeton University, US)
  • Pamela Cox (Partner at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, US)
  • Mark Nell (Head of Licensing EMEA at Nagravision SA, Switzerland)
  • Charles Valauskas (Partner at Valauskas Corder LLC, US)

Closing of Monday
18:00 – 18:30
Transportation to dinner
18:30 – 22:00
Dinner at Restaurant Kalastajatorppa

Tuesday, 6 September

8:30 – 9:00
Annual General Meeting of LES Scandinavia

Content distribution, licensing of TV formats

9:00 – 10:00
Legal and business aspects from licensor’s and licensee’s point of view:
  • Antti Härmänmaa, Head of Group IPR at Sanoma Corporation
  • Milla Bruneau, Operative Director at Yellow Film & TV Oy

10:00 – 10:15
Coffee break

New business – Panel

10:15 – 12:00
Commercial utilization of human data
  • Wearable sensing and who really owns your physiological data?
    Heikki Jaakkola, Head of Technology at Clothing Plus Ltd
  • Connected experience, data flow for user experience
    Erik Lindman, IP & Research Manager at Suunto Oy
  • Human data business: How start-ups create data products?
    Timo Ahopelto, Entrepreneur and Investor at Lifeline Ventures
  • Law & business ethics in the post-genomic era
    Sirpa Soini, Senior Legal Adviser at Helsinki Biobank, Academic Medical Centre of Helsinki

   Moderator: Christian Lindholm, CEO and Co-Founder of Koru, Vertical Accelerator

12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:30
IP megatrends: IP & anti-trust – Panel
  • Asian IP megatrends – A survival guide for China and the ASEAN
       Elliot Papageorgiou, Partner at Rouse Legal LLP (China)
  • Global licensing strategies and anti-trust – Practical views
    Eeva Hakoranta, Head of Patent Licensing, Nokia Technologies
  • European view on licensing and anti-trust
    Mikko Manner, Partner at Roschier Attorneys Ltd

14:30 – 15:00
Coffee break

IP commercialization strategies

15:00 – 15:30
How to build a successful licensing program and other strategies for IP commercialization
Giustino de Sanctis, CEO at Vectis IP Ltd
15:30 – 16:00
How IPR+D Analytics boosts patent and technology licensing
Justin Delfino, Director IP and R&D Solutions at Evalueserve UK Ltd
16:00 – 16:30
Challenges in licensing business:
Sami Saru, Managing Director at Unwired Planet International Ltd
16:30 – 16:45
16:45 – 17:00
Closing of conference