Friday, 16.11.2018
Porto, Portugal
Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC)

The Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), in cooperation with Scale-up Porto and Patentree, is organising an event in Porto dedicated to IP and software.

This conference aims at increasing the participants’ knowledge on themes such as the current state of patents on software, IoT, artificial intelligence and blockchain in Europe, patents and business strategy, open source and standards, and how to obtain tax relief using patents.


Preliminary Programme:

9:00   Registration

9:30   Welcome address

José Carlos Caldeira, INESC TEC Câmara Municipal do Porto (tbc)

9:45   The Internet of Things and the Digital Single Market: current trends and Intellectual Property challenges

Claudia Tapia, Chair of 4iPCouncil & Director IPR Policy at Ericsson

10:30   Coffee break

11:00   Patents, blockchain and Artificial Intelligence: the view of the EPO

European Patent Office (tbc)

11:45   Panel: Patents and business strategy

 Moderator: Luís Ferreira, European Patent Attorney, Patentree

 Luis Ignacio Vicente del Olmo, Return on Innovation Manager & Director of Telefonica Patent Office, Telefonica

 Speaker (tbc) 

13:00   Lunch

14:30   Software patents and open source: defensive patent pools

Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network

15:15   Patent pools and standards

 Moderator: Robert Harrisson, European Patent Attorney, 24IPLaw

 Stephane Tronchon, Ex-Legal Director IPR Policy and standards, Qualcomm

 Speaker (tbc)

16:15   Coffee Break

16:45   Tax relief schemes for patents

Price Waterhouse Coopers

17:15   Closing session

Catarina Maia, INESC TEC, European IPR Helpdesk Ambassador for Portugal


Venue: The conference will take place at Atmosfera M, in the city of Porto, Portugal.

Registration: This event is free to attend, but registration is required.

To get more information about the event and for registration, please click here.