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Patent Strategy



  • Successfully Defending a Patent Infringement Allegation from a Competitor
    UKS_22188.004 - AC08Philippa  Montgomerie, Commercial Director and General Counsel at Aircraft Medical, a specialist developer of anaesthesia technology, sheds light on how she successfully defended a patent infringement allegation from a competitor. Philippa also illustrates how she gets the most value for money from external providers.

  • Creating a Holistic Patent Strategy and Understanding Its Benefits for IP-Owners
    Matt McBrian, Head of Patents IP & Technology Law at BAE Systems shares his views on what constitutes a holistic patent strategy and how IP-owners can benefit from it. Matt also explains why it is important to raise awareness of the value that IP brings to the wider business.
  • From China to Russia: How a Global Company Tracks and Stays One-Step Ahead of the Global Patent Race
    Andrei Moskvitch, Director of Patent Operations at Yandex, Jeffery Langer, Senior Counsel for Next Generation Products at Philip Morris International and C. F. Tsai, Partner at Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law shed light on how to manage and enforce patents in emerging markets. With a focus on Russia and China, the presenters discuss how to deal with patent infringement and filing challenges, and how to develop a successful patent strategy in these jurisdictions.
  • Finding the Right IP Talent and Handling Change when Relocating an IP Department
    The Legal Exchange Network spoke with Eduardo Paz, Global IP Director at Tenaris about finding the right talent and growing the scope of their IP department. Tenaris are relocating their IP department from Argentina to Europe, so Eduardo explains the key challenge they are facing. Eduardo also talks about how they have moved from a low visibility to a high visibility department and how this is resulting in a natural growth in scope of their department but it also necessitates a cultural change, as many departments are not prepared for this. Finally Eduardo then goes on to describe the KPIs and benchmarks they use at Tenaris and why they are changing these. 
  • Successfully Expanding the Scope of the Patent Portfolio

    Nikolai Bisgaard, Vice President IPR AT GN ReSound A/S talks about differences between ligation in Europe, US and China. Nikolai shares his views on innovative licensing strategies, expanding the scope of the patent portfolio and the emerging threat of NPEs.

  • An Integrated Approach to Freedom to Operate at Kongsberg Automotive
    Nicolas Preisig, Corporate IP Counsel at Kongsberg Automotive Holding ASA, who is responsible globally for all IP issues of two of the four business units, shares his insights with the Legal Exchange Network. Firstly, Nicolas explains how they have developed a new product introduction process and the part Patent Clearance (or ‘Freedom to Operate’) plays and what impact the new process is having at Kongsberg. Finally, Nicolas explains how they ensure they secure buy-in from the management and what information he needs from vendors when deciding what external solutions to invest in.