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IP Dealmakers

European Edition

april 18-19, 2024

RoYAL LANCASTER LONDON

About The Event

Driving IP Transactions

Experience the Inaugural IP Dealmakers | European Edition, co-located with LF Dealmakers Forum, on April 18-19 at the Royal Lancaster London.

Building on a decade of success in New York, IP Dealmakers is set to make its mark on the global intellectual property market. This exclusive event assembles a distinguished gathering of decision-makers, including investors, IP owners, industry experts, and thought leaders. Widely acknowledged as the industry’s paramount gathering, IP Dealmakers is the epicenter where leaders stay abreast of the latest developments and where substantial business transactions unfold.

What’s even more exciting is that this event is co-located with LF Dealmakers, focusing on litigation finance. This unique convergence provides unparalleled opportunities to network with an even broader audience of legal and financial experts. Join us as we extend our legacy across the Atlantic to bring you the IP Dealmakers experience like never before, enriched by the presence of the LF Dealmakers community.

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Overall networking was rated very good to excellent

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Program quality was rated very good to excellent

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1:1 Meetings were rated very good to excellent

STATS FROM OUR 2023 ANNUAL FORUM

IP Dealmakers by the numbers

300

Decision
Makers

14

INTERACTIVE
SESSIONS

60

A-LIST
SPEAKERS

350+

one to one
mettings

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

THE DEALMAKERS EXPERIENCE

EVENT GALLERY

DealmakERS in action

sponsorship opportunities

Become a sponsor

coming soon

2024 AGENDA

The IP Dealmakers | European Edition program is currently in development. Please check back periodically and sign up to get updates. To enquire about speaking, contact info(at)dealmakersforums.com.

Preliminary Agenda (Sessions Subject to Change)

DAY ONE: THURSDAY, 18 APRIL 2024

08.30 - 09.20

Registration & Breakfast

09.20 - 09.30

CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS

09.30 - 18.30

ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS

Participants have the option to schedule 30-minute meetings utilising our desktop or mobile app. Registered attendees will receive an invitation to login to the app the week prior to the event.

09.30 - 10.30

STATE OF PLAY IN IP: WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON FOR EUROPE

  • Europe’s biggest deals, awards and settlements
  • What’s really happening at the EC
  • Emerging opportunities in IP monetisation
  • Predictions for 2024 and beyond

Speakers:

Ishak Jonas Isik, Global Head of IP, Siemens Energy

10.30 - 11.00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

11.00 - 11.30

Networking Break

11.30 - 12.30

IP FINANCING IN EUROPE: OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH

  • Examining funding models: pros and cons of various approaches
  • Using patents and other IP assets as collateral
  • Considering debt vs equity arrangements
  • Knowing what to look for in a funding partner
Speakers:

Shane O’Neill, Assistant General Counsel, Norsk Titanium

Pascal van Troost, Global IP Leader, Punch Powertrain

12.30 - 14.00

Networking Luncheon

14.00 - 15.00

CULTIVATING AN EFFECTIVE TRADE SECRET PROGRAM: ADDING VALUE AND SAFEGUARDING INNOVATION

  • Building business value through trade secrets
  • Defining the blueprint from protection to management to monetisation
  • Considering a multinational approach uniting the German and US Trade Secret Acts
  • Employee, joint venture, external relationships, and other key risk

Speakers:

Coreena Brinck, Head of IP, IntuiCell

Mark Chadwick, Head of IP, Meatable

Charles Clark, Founder, IP ARKITEK

15.00 - 16.00

STRATEGIC PATENTING: ALIGNING IP WITH BUSINESS VALUE

  • The where, what and how: should we all be adopting the Unitary Patent?
  • Return on innovation: utilising IP to achieve wider business objectives
  • Striving for quality over quantity
  • Incorporating AI into decision making

Speakers:

Paul Ahern, Director, Longitude Licensing

Jordi Ilario, COO & VP, Licensing, Fractus

Maria Nichol, Chief Business Officer, Artax Biopharma

Matteo Sabattini, President & Chief Licensing Officer, Convida

16.00 - 16.30

Networking Break

16.30 - 17.30

USING LITIGATION FINANCE AND INSURANCE TO MANAGE IP RISK

  • The latest in insurance and funding in the US
  • Innovations and evolution: how the business models have evolved
  • The big decision: funding and insurance vs funding or insurance
  • Does the UPC present new risks and  opportunities?

Speakers:

Geoff White, General Counsel & Chief IP Counsel, SilcoTek

Koenraad Wuyts, Chief IP Officer, KPN

17.30 - 19.00

Networking Reception

DAY TWO: FRIDAY, 19 APRIL 2024

08.30 - 09.20

Registration & Breakfast

09.20 - 09.30

CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOME & RECAP

09.30 - 16.00

ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS

Participants have the option to schedule 30-minute meetings utilising our desktop or mobile app. Registered attendees will receive an invitation to login to the app the week prior to the event.

09.30 - 10.00

FEATURED INTERVIEW

WINNING WITH STORYTELLING

Fred Fabricant, Founding Partner, Fabricant LLP

10.00 - 11.00

LEVERAGING THE UPC TO BUILD A GLOBAL LITIGATION STRATEGY

  • The role of the UPC and its impact on global litigation strategies
  • Forum shopping: choosing the UPC, the national courts or a combination of both
  • Are we ready for the IP dawn raid in the EU?
  • Getting results: tips and tricks from the vanguard

Speakers:

Thomas Dreiser, Chief EU IP Litigation Counsel, Huawei

George Sevier, Head of IP Enforcement, Brands and Licensing, Dyson

Lucy Wojcik, Chief IP Counsel, Ocado

11.00 - 11.30

Networking Break

11.30 - 12.30

SEP POLICIES AND DECISIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD – AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR DEALMAKING

  • Updates from the courts and the latest on rate setting
  • The impact of the EC’s SEP proposal on dealmaking
  • Examining recent decisions in China, India, Brazil and other rising jurisdictions

Speakers:

Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of IP Law, UCL

Thomas Mavrakakis, Director, Patents, North America, IBM

12.30 - 13.30

GETTING DEALS DONE OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM

  • The latest on deals, platforms and pools
  • Is FRAND licensing a two-way street?
  • Does SEP licensing affect competition, innovation, product compatibility and consumer choice?

Speakers:

Sonja London, General Counsel, Licensing Executive & Secretary to the Board of Directors, TectoTek

13.30 - 14.30

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

14.30 - 16.00

ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS CONTINUE

14.30 - 16.00

DEALMAKERS’ THINK AND DRINK

Participants can schedule one-to-one meetings or join us for networking and roundtable discussions accompanied by wine, soft drinks and nibbles. We’ll host a series of facilitated discussions for small groups of 8-10 people per roundtable with topics to be confirmed. 

16.00

EVENT CONCLUDES

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2024 SPEAKERs

The IP Dealmakers | European Edition program is currently in development. Please check back periodically and sign up below to get updates. To enquire about speaking, contact us at info(at)dealmakersforums.com

Paul Ahern

Director

Longitude Licensing

Coreena Brinck

Head of IP

IntuiCell

Mark Chadwick

Head of IP

Meatable

Charles Clark

Founder

IP ARKITEK

Thomas Dreiser

Chief EU IP Litigation Counsel

Huawei

Jordi Ilario

 

COO & VP, Licensing

Fractus

Fred Fabricant

Founding Partner

Fabricant LLP

Sir Robin Jacob

 

Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of IP Law

UCL

Ishak Jonas Isik

 

Global Head of IP

Siemens Energy

Sonja London

 

General Counsel

TactoTek

Tom Mavrakakis

Director, Patents, NA

IBM

Patrick McCutcheon

Managing Director

IP Europe

Maria Nichol

Chief Business Officer

Artax Biopharma

Shane O’Neill

Assistant GC

Norsk Titanium

Matteo Sabattini

 

President

Convida

George Sevier

Head of IP Enforcement, Brands and Licensing

Dyson

Pascal van Troost

 

Global IP Leader

Punch Powertrain

Geoff White

General Counsel & Chief IP Counsel

SilcoTek

Lucy Wojcik

 

Chief IP Counsel

Ocado

Koenraad Wuyts

 

Chief IP Officer

KPN

coming soon

2024 SPONSORS

The IP Dealmakers | European Edition program is currently in development. Please check back periodically and sign up below to get updates. To enquire about sponsoring, contact us at info(at)dealmakersforums.com or complete the form below.

sponsorship opportunities

Become a sponsor

VENUE & ACCOMMODATIONS

Royal Lancaster London

The IP Dealmakers | European Edition will be held at one of London’s finest venues, Royal Lancaster London, located at Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY.

Royal Lancaster London is Hyde Park’s commanding mid-century architectural icon with unparalleled views of the iconic London skyline.

Dealmakers has secured a limited number of discounted rooms for registered attendees, available at an exclusive rate of GBP 310.00++ per night on April 17 and 18. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis until March 8, 2024, pending availability.

Make your reservation directly with the hotel by using this custom booking link or you may call +44 207 551 6000 or 1-866-590-5583 (Toll Free US Only) and mention “Dealmakers” to secure the discounted rate.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

GENERAL FAQs

The IP Dealmakers | European Edition will be held on April 18-19, 2024 at The Royal Lancaster London. You may find additional information regarding the venue and accommodations on our Venue page.

You may register for the event using our online registration system.  Please note that all registrations need to be approved.

All registered attendees will have access to the following:

  • Admission to main conference 
  • Networking functions including breaks, lunches, and receptions
  • Online event platform and mobile app to schedule 1:1 meetings and direct messaging
  • Recorded sessions after the event to view on-demand

The IP Dealmakers | European Edition brings together a select group of leaders in the business community to address critical issues impacting the IP industry and broader innovation landscape. In order to ensure the event has balanced representation from market leaders and to maintain an optimal networking dynamic, we have instituted an approval process for all registrations. 

We actively seek thought leaders and senior executives with experience and decision-making power within their respective organizations. We review individual registrations based on organizational profile, level of seniority as represented by job title, biographical information, and referral source. We consider the type of organization, aiming to achieve a balanced representation of corporate IP owners, licensing company executives, law firm executives, investors, advisors, and other key stakeholders. Additionally, we look to include perspectives from those that have not previously attended the event, as well as historically underrepresented groups.

Once you have completed your online registration, you will receive an email notification regarding the status of your application within 48 hours.

Due to capacity limits at our event venue, along with our aim to achieve optimal dynamics for discussion and networking, we must be selective with registration approvals. If your registration was declined, we may have reached venue capacity, or it’s possible that you did not meet the criteria for attendance. We encourage you to reapply the following year.

Alternatively, you may be offered a place on the waiting list if we’ve reached our maximum capacity for your organization type (e.g., law firm, advisor, licensing company, etc.) Additionally, we limit the number of attendees per non-sponsoring organization to two individuals, so you may be offered a place on the waiting list if your organization has already registered two individuals.

Once you submit your registration, a hold will be placed on your card provided during registration. If your registration is approved, your payment will be processed using the credit card information you provide below.

If your registration is declined or you are waitlisted, your credit card will not be charged.

We welcome sponsorship inquiries and discussions regarding how to get involved in the event. Please contact us directly at info(at)dealmakersforums.com to request our prospectus which includes detailed information regarding sponsorship packages and opportunities to get involved in the event. We look forward to hearing from you.

We welcome speaking proposals from industry thought leaders and senior executives. Feel free to submit your proposal via this form. Please include as much detail as possible regarding your interest and relevant experience. Please note that we do not accept sales pitches or allow them at our events. 

Leveraging our experience examining complex markets, we engage in a rigorous market-based research process to develop our program content, including identification of session topics, discussion points, and speakers. We rely on the expertise and valuable insights of our community, including industry advisors, sponsors, and partners in this process.  

Registered participants will be invited to the 1:1 meetings platform via email approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the event start date, at which time all participants may begin scheduling their meetings.

Our 1-to-1 meetings feature is available to all registered attendees. You may request meetings with anyone attending the event, however, meetings are only confirmed and assigned a meeting location once the invited party accepts the request.

Cancellations received before 30 days prior to the event start date will receive a full refund minus processing fees. Cancellations received after this time will receive a credit with Dealmakers Forums that can be used toward a future event. No-shows will not be issued a refund or a credit. To cancel your registration, contact us at registration(at)dealmakersforums.com with your request.
Substitutions are allowed at any time prior to the start of the event, but the substituting individual must be approved for attendance. If the individual is not approved, the registration will be considered a cancellation subject to the cancellation policy above. Contact us at registration(at)dealmakersforums.com with your substitution request.

You may reach out to us at info(at)dealmakersforums.com or +1.914.365.7732. We look forward to hearing from you!

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