Weathering The Storm: Ensuring ROI Through the New Breed of IP Strategy
As the economic downturn in the hydrocarbons industry continues to show no signs of abaiting, intellectual property is becoming an increasingly important element to factor into the wider business strategy of operators and service providers alike.
As R&D and innovation budgets across the industry, how can those leading their company's technological advancement ensure that they maintain their edge and the backing of their senior management.
And in a significantly contracted market place, which has historically seen huge amounts of collaborative innovation, patent infringement cases have more than doubled since the downturn*. Is attack the new form of defence?
Preservation, continuity and efficiency of existing portfolios are a must, but with challenges within trademarking, international collaboration and co-created technology, alongside data and trade secrets leaks and a whole host of other challenges, how can you survive and thrive in what many are calling 'the new normal', through the effective use of IP?
Join us at the Oil and Gas Intellectual Property Summit to ensure that your company is maximising it's return on investments and developing the new breed in IP strategy; throughout creation, protection and monetization.
*Source: Bloomberg Law, March 8, 2016
Key topics to be addressed include:
Evaluating Best Practice Techniques for IP Portfolio Management and Innovation Strategies
Collaborative IP Creation: Analysing the Use and Ownership of Co-Created Technology
Connecting IP and Business Strategy: Ensuring Optimal Use of IP
IP Arrangements: A Potential Obstacle to Collaboration? Or An Enabler for Joint Technology Development?
IP Sharing vs. IP Protection in a Challenging Economic Environment
Managing IP Portfolio’s with An International Angle
2017 Speakers Include:
Chief IP Counsel - TMS
GE Oil & Gas
Partner; European Patent Attorney
University College London (UCL)
Head of IP
Head of Intellectual Property & Services
Thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property GmbH
Trademark & Copyright Counsel
Intellectual Property Technical Advisor
Senior Legal Counsel - Intellectual Property
Nexen Energy ULC
Vice President – Innovation and Strategy
Senior In-House Counsel
Head of Development Technology
Director of Intellectual Property and Innovation
Ceres Power Limited
Vice President - Technology Innovation and Development
Editor in Chief
Oil & Gas IQ
Bird & Bird LLP
Partner and Patent Attorney
Withers & Rogers LLP, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
“Excellent line-up. The programme contained excellent top-rated, quality oil and gas IP Speakers.”
“A great place to make new contacts and get an overview of the industry.”
“The event was great, and the networking opportunities were fantastic”
“Very valuable for networking”
“A broad range of topics presented by some really interesting people. The event gave a valuable insight especially into larger organisations that have previously been something of a blackbox”
“This event has been of considerable value”
“Good place to make contacts with some really useful professional input”
“A very interesting conference with opportunities to meet with global experts from across the industry”
“Very useful, especially the networking aspects”
“Very interesting, great talks as well as a great opportunity to network”