23 - 25 March, 2020 | Hilton London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Conference Day 1

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

9:15 am - 9:30 am People Bingo: Interactive Speed Networking

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 Patent Analytics as a Valuable Tool in Modern Technology: Case Studies for the Energy Industry

·        Approaches for aligning the patent analytics to the key technological priorities of modern energy companies
·        How can ‘insight-driven’ patent analytics help to mitigate the gap between strategic documents (foresight, technology roadmaps, patent landscapes) and operational activities of modern companies
·        What are the best scenarios and effects for corporate usage: R&D programs actualisation, assessment of valuable technologies for commercialisation (export), evaluation of R&D proposals
Oleg Ena, Director of Project Office at RUPTO

Oleg Ena

Director of Project Office

10:00 am - 10:30 am Frustrating the Enforcer

·         This session will delve into the various strategies that can be implemented for avoiding litigation, with regard to a wide variety of technologies, including downhole tools, subsea technology, chemical treatments, renewable energy inventions, as well as valves, pumps and engine components
·         Discover how to protect your assets and future innovation with key methodologies including oppositions, agreements, and ADR, with various pre-emptive options along the way
Craig Watson, Partner, European Patent Attorney at HGF

Craig Watson

Partner, European Patent Attorney

·         During the R&D stages of development, when several parties are involved in the innovation of products, the importance of ownership and protection at the end can often be misunderstood and undervalued
·         How can these collaborative journeys be best navigated to maintain the most open and productive relationship between all parties?
·         What strategies are key when keeping product innovation and IP development in tandem and what needs to be established from the outset?  
Vicky McNiff, Head of IP at Aker Solutions

Vicky McNiff

Head of IP
Aker Solutions

Fauzia Farooq, Head of Contracts and Intellectual Property at Silixa Ltd

Fauzia Farooq

Head of Contracts and Intellectual Property
Silixa Ltd

Vishal Anand, Head of IP at Reliance Industries

Vishal Anand

Head of IP
Reliance Industries

Jennifer Roscetti

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Dr Geetha Basappa, Senior Patent Engineer at Baker Hughes GE

Dr Geetha Basappa

Senior Patent Engineer
Baker Hughes GE

11:15 am - 11:45 am Networking Break

11:45 am - 12:15 pm How to Communicate the Value and Complexity of IP to Non-IP members of the Business

·         While IP assets often appear within a company’s balance sheet, a lack of effective value creation and management can leave IP to be undervalued
·        What IP strategies should be implemented into a business’ corporate strategy to ensure maximum commercial value?
·        How should you communicate the complexities of IP strategy to the executive board?
Dr Geetha Basappa, Senior Patent Engineer at Baker Hughes GE

Dr Geetha Basappa

Senior Patent Engineer
Baker Hughes GE

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm IP Value at the Corporate Level

·         We are increasingly seeing the need for companies to ensure that their IP strategies align with all other business strategies, so that objectives moving forward complement each other
·         Within this framework, what are the main KPIs for measuring achievements, and measuring value?
·         Ultimately, what are the solutions to help generate value when commercialising IP?
Mr Stéphane Bombino, Intellectual Property Lead (Group) at Subsea 7

Mr Stéphane Bombino

Intellectual Property Lead (Group)
Subsea 7

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Interactive Discussion Groups

The chance to focus in on one specific topic in far more depth – choose one of the 5 topic options below. We will hold the same topics on DAY 2, so you have the chance to join another topic then.
1)      Aligning IP and R&D Strategies for Sustainability
2)      Database Rights and Asset Integrity Management
3)      Key to Large-scale Portfolio Management
4)      How to Drive Innovation Forward
5)      Blockchain & AI 

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Why local knowledge is important when devising a global IP strategy

 - We often assume that similar IP rights are available around the globe.  However, ignoring local differences can lead to lost opportunities or increased risk.
 - What are the differences between jurisdictions, and how can we identify these?
 - How do we devise a cost-effective global IP strategy in view of these differences?

Maeve O’Flynn

Finnegan Europe LLP

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Networking Break

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm IP Valorisation Strategy in EDF: Maximising Patent Potential and Software Integration

·         With the licensing of IP rights promising significant additional revenue gains, what are the best practice approaches to fully maximising this potential?
·         What global strategies are EDF implementing across all aspects of IP?
·         How can all parts of the business become better aligned to generate value and avoid misinterpretation of contract terms, and ensure all licensing agreements are carefully outlined and meticulously monitored?
Thierry Lucidarme, Head of Innovation & IP - EDF R&D at EDF

Thierry Lucidarme

Head of Innovation & IP - EDF R&D

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Effective Management of IP in the Upstream and Midstream

• When negotiating E&P (Exploration and Production) contracts, what are the considerations for IP?
• What unique IP challenges exist within the structuring and development of upstream and midstream
• Discover unique perspectives from Mexico’s largest energy producer on best practice IP Management
Federico Fregoso Contreras, Legal Manager of Contracts Upstream and Midstream Division at Pemex

Federico Fregoso Contreras

Legal Manager of Contracts Upstream and Midstream Division

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Protecting computer-implemented (CII), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) inventions

·         Energy patent landscape & technology trends
·         EPO framework to protect CII, AI and ML
·         Advantages of using EPO services
Patrick Dantinne, Senior Expert in Patent Examination at European Patent Office

Patrick Dantinne

Senior Expert in Patent Examination
European Patent Office

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm Moving into renewables: start up collaboration and the IP due diligence

  • With Oil and Gas companies coming under increasing pressure from governmental and environmental pressure, how is the O&G sector diversifying itself?
  • What are the overall implications for the IP portfolio, in regards to licensing, collaboration, and due diligence?
  • What, in turn are the considerations for the existing renewable energy companies?
Laura Zanibelli, Intellectual Property Valorization Manager at Eni

Laura Zanibelli

Intellectual Property Valorization Manager

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm Chairman's Closing Thoughts

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Energy IP Drinks Reception

As we take in the discussions and insights of the day, we invite you to join us for our Energy IP Drinks Reception. Take the chance to unwind and network with your peers with drinks and canapes.