26 - 27 February, 2019 | Hilton London Olympia , London, United Kingdom

Agenda Day 1

9:00 am - 9:15 am Chairpersons Opening Remarks


9:15 am - 9:30 am ICEBREAKER: Networking Bingo

Upon registration, attendees will be provided with a number alongside their name badge. They will then find their corresponding number to discuss their key challenges, as well a how they have sought to overcome these

9:30 am - 10:00 am The Route to IP Commercialisation

Intellectual properties undertake a long process to become profitable
Implementation of these new technologies and IPs is key to cementing ones market position
What are the best strategies we can implement to ensure IP portfolios are commercially viable?

10:00 am - 10:30 am Technology Licensing for Major Industrial Projects in Petrochemicals:

Licensing technology tin the Oil & Gas industry is a significant means of developing effective revenue streams
What are the best approaches when looking to license your technology to third parties?
How can you best use flexible licensing agreements to suit your internal business needs?

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Break

Reflect on the beginnings of the forum and formulate key issues you would like to address
throughout the next two days

11:00 am - 11:30 am IP Portfolio Lifecycle Management

Successful commercialisation requires proper steps from the beginning of its development through
to the end of its life
Implementing a strategic vision of what the business wants, and how it aims to protect it.
What capital manage

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Panel: IP Strategy as Business Strategy - The Importance of Alignment

Historically, the driver of internal IP strategies was the overarching business strategy
As innovation becomes ever more important, IP strategy will increasingly dictate how the overall
business operates
It’s essential that the two compliment one another, to ensure coverage is equal.
What are the benefits of aligning IP and business strategy within the IP value chain framework?

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Networking Lunch


1:15 pm - 2:00 pm UPC and Brexit – An Update of Current Developments

This session will delve into how the UPC looks to change patent filing in the Oil & Gas industry,
including a generalised update on current processes of the UPC and what has changed since 2018?
How will German ratification change this? Can the UPC be extended to make it an international
agreement after Brexit

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EU Directive 2016/943 – An Alternative Protection Method

Trade Secrets provide an alternative means to protect innovations, and such that does not directly
expose the innovation to competitors
What are the benefits to implementing trade secret protection, and how can this aid your patent portfolio?
Does this protection outweigh the potential for patent monopoly?

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Interactive Discussion Groups

Attendees will separate into small groups and over the
course of the hour have the opportunity to work through two of the below topics
with 20 minutes on each table. Each table will have a facilitator who will guide the
discussion and feedback key takeaways to the rest of the room

Table 1: IP in Technology Development
Table 2: Driving Innovation Forward
Table 3: Large-scale Portfolio Management
Table 4: IP Portfolio Diversification

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Networking Coffee Break

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Session reserved for Finnegan LLP

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Digitalisation in the Oil & Gas Industry


The rise of digilisation has unlocked a large amount of new opportunities for the industry
SBM Offshore will discuss the digitalization process of FPSO’s and related ownership of data
How does digitisation affect existing IP’s?

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks, End of Conference Day 1, and Oil & Gas IP Reception Drinks


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Oil & Gas IP Gala Dinner

As we take in the discussions of the day, we invite you to join us at the annual Gala Dinner,
as a chance to unwind with your peers for fabulous food and drinks.