The Legal 500 IP Forum, organised in association with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, is a networking event and will bring together in-house legal counsel from different industries to discuss profitable IP strategies, share ideas and experience, and look at future best-practice.
The event aims at helping you develop a better understanding and derive best practices of the way in which IP is being protected and managed in the German "Mittelstand", in particular in hidden champion companies (i. e. medium to large companies which are comparatively unknown outside of their sector but nevertheless technology leaders in their industry). We shall also be presenting the latest research we have just completed which will show the business, organisational and IP issues faced by in-house counsel in Germany both now and in the future. So whether you are an IP specialist or not, this forum will help you from both a legal and a business perspective.
With other in-house counsel and business managers with a responsibility for IP attending, you should expect to leave the The Legal 500 IP Forum with new ideas to help you improve IP throughout your organisation!
Timing: 12:00 – 17:00 plus networking drinks
Participation in this event is free.
Chaired by Anna Baubock, Chief-Editor of The Legal 500 Deutschland, IP Editorial Specialist Dana Ferchland, our IP experts Johannes Heselberger and Bastian Best, this is primarily an opportunity to network and share information with other in-house counsel, the Editors and expert partners.
You decide what needs to be discussed - from the cultural aspects of IP such as training and innovation, to the business issues such as the role of IP in strategic partnerships and licensing agreements, to using IP to build company value and create effective marketing campaigns, and using external experts effectively, though to the operational issues such as patent litigation, patent prosecution, trademarks resolution and unfair competition.
The discussion will be split into two sessions which will focus on the following: