Trade Secret IP Protection & Management EU Summit 2022

Join Europe’s First Cross-Industry Summit to Understand the Trade Secret IP Legal Landscape, In-House Risk Mitigation, and to Devise a Successful Litigation Strategy

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Le Louise Hotel | M Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
6 December, 2022

“At Europe’s first Trade Secret IP Summit. Our industry led faculty will examine how to mitigate Trade Secret legal & operational risks, enhance cyber security, optimise trade secret protection in multiple stakeholder relationships, and devise a playbook for if a litigation scenario arises”

Why attend

At The Trade Secret IP Protection & Management EU Summit we will equip you with the knowledge to preserve confidentiality and reduce the risk of misappropriation by examining the situations surrounding trade secrets and IP protection.

With blockbuster cases involving Coca Cola and GSK showing how trade secret theft can lead to commercial and criminal liabilities costing millions of pounds, it is now vital that industry in-house functions are able to protect trade secret information through sound internal & external policies.

This is a dedicated event for legal inhouse counsel from IP, Legal, HR, and Cyber Security.

CROSS-INDUSTRY IN-HOUSE AND EXECUTIVES INCLUDING:

Gain Practical Insights Into

  • The International Legal Landscape Explore the Global Legal Landscape for Trade Secret IP Protection, and Its Contribution to Innovation, with Focus on European, U.S. and U.K. Acts.

  • In-House Trade Secret Management & Risk Mitigation How to Enhance Internal Protection and Deciding Between Patenting and Not Patenting.

  • Trade Secret Litigation Strategy In-House Legal Counsel Essentials: From Enforcement to Defending Against Allegations of Misappropriation.

  • Collaboration and Licencing Creating Sustainable Policy to Ensure Successful Collaboration and Sharing of Information, Whilst Safeguarding Your Trade Secret.

Join Our Industry Specific Interactive Roundtable Discussions

AUDIENCE BREAKDOWN

50%
Industry In-House
40%
Law Firms
10%
Consultants | Vendors

Industry In-House

Law Firms

Consultants | Vendors

Confirmed Speaking Faculty From Companies Including

Early Confirmed Speakers

 

Adrian Spillmann

Director of Intellectual Property
Valneva

Adrian Spillmann is Director of Corporate Intellectual Property for the Valneva group (a European biotech company focusing on vaccines) in Vienna, Austria, and specializes in patent and trademark prosecution, patent and trademark enforcement, patent drafting, patent portfolio management, in house patent counseling, patent monetization and intellectual property transactions in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals and other life science projects.

Adrian Spillmann

Director of Intellectual Property
Valneva

Adrian Spillmann

Director of Intellectual Property
Valneva

Adrian Spillmann is Director of Corporate Intellectual Property for the Valneva group (a European biotech company focusing on vaccines) in Vienna, Austria, and specializes in patent and trademark prosecution, patent and trademark enforcement, patent drafting, patent portfolio management, in house patent counseling, patent monetization and intellectual property transactions in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals and other life science projects.

His areas of expertise include protection of prophylactics, therapeutics, and diagnostics for infectious diseases, immunological disorders, cancerous diseases, neurodegenerative disorders and metabolic disorders, vaccine technologies, antibody technologies, production of biological and chemical compounds, new medical uses, and formulations of known compounds.

After earning his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, Adrian was a Consultant at Deloitte, followed by a 7-year stay in various positions in the patent department at Novartis. Furthermore, Adrian was Senior Patent Attorney at Ablynx, an antibody company in Belgium, for three years.

Adrian is a European and Swiss-registered patent attorney and received his LLM from the University of Law in London.

 

Aniek Verhaar - Stolwerk

Global Manager IP & Registrations
Enza Zaden

Aniek Verhaar - Stolwerk

Global Manager IP & Registrations
Enza Zaden

Aniek Verhaar - Stolwerk

Global Manager IP & Registrations
Enza Zaden
 

Stefan Horstmann

VP Patents Chemicals
Merck KGaA

Dr. Stefan Horstmann is Head of the Patents B2B Department of Merck KGaA and Managing Director of AZ Electronic Materials GmbH. He is in charge of organizing IP support for the business-to-business activities of the Merckgroup and steering the Merckgroup Trade Secret protection measures.


Dr. Horstmann holds a PhD in Chemistry and is qualified as European and German Patent Attorney. Before becoming a manger in the intellectual property group, he served as in-house patent attorney at Merck KGaA and Henkel KGaA and as an IT consultant at SerCon GmbH.

Stefan Horstmann

VP Patents Chemicals
Merck KGaA

Stefan Horstmann

VP Patents Chemicals
Merck KGaA

Dr. Stefan Horstmann is Head of the Patents B2B Department of Merck KGaA and Managing Director of AZ Electronic Materials GmbH. He is in charge of organizing IP support for the business-to-business activities of the Merckgroup and steering the Merckgroup Trade Secret protection measures.


Dr. Horstmann holds a PhD in Chemistry and is qualified as European and German Patent Attorney. Before becoming a manger in the intellectual property group, he served as in-house patent attorney at Merck KGaA and Henkel KGaA and as an IT consultant at SerCon GmbH.


Dr. Horstmann is a member of the European Patent Institute (EPI), the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP). He represents Merck to matters of intellectual property law at the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI).

 

Tilman Breitenstein

Lead Counsel IP Nutrition
BASF

Tilman Breitenstein

Lead Counsel IP Nutrition
BASF

Tilman Breitenstein

Lead Counsel IP Nutrition
BASF
 

Sam Williams

Head of IP
Siemens

Sam Williams

Head of IP
Siemens

Sam Williams

Head of IP
Siemens
 

Professor Mark Engelman

Barrister at The Thomas Cromwell Group
4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

Professor Mark Engelman

Barrister at The Thomas Cromwell Group
4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

Professor Mark Engelman

Barrister at The Thomas Cromwell Group
4-5 Gray’s Inn Square
 

András Jókúti, LL.M.

Director, Patent and Technology Law Division
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Andras Jokuti is an intellectual property lawyer with proven domestic and international experience in public IP policy and university technology transfer. Since January 2022, he is the Director of the Patent and Technology Law Division at WIPO. He is the former Director-General for Legal Affairs of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office. As a Fulbright scholar, he obtained an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law (2015) at The George Washington University (Washington, DC).

András Jókúti, LL.M.

Director, Patent and Technology Law Division
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

András Jókúti, LL.M.

Director, Patent and Technology Law Division
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Andras Jokuti is an intellectual property lawyer with proven domestic and international experience in public IP policy and university technology transfer. Since January 2022, he is the Director of the Patent and Technology Law Division at WIPO. He is the former Director-General for Legal Affairs of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office. As a Fulbright scholar, he obtained an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law (2015) at The George Washington University (Washington, DC). Between 2019 and 2021, he assisted the Budapest University of Technology and Economics to strengthen its IP and technology transfer operations.

 

Lena Pauschenwein

Legal Officer
DG Grow | European Commission

Lena PAUSCHENWEIN, Legal Officer, Directorate-General GROW - Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Lena Pauschenwein is a jurist specialised in intellectual property law and works in the Intangible Economy Unit of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission.

Lena Pauschenwein

Legal Officer
DG Grow | European Commission

Lena Pauschenwein

Legal Officer
DG Grow | European Commission

Lena PAUSCHENWEIN, Legal Officer, Directorate-General GROW - Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Lena Pauschenwein is a jurist specialised in intellectual property law and works in the Intangible Economy Unit of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission.

Lena holds law degrees from the University of Vienna (Magister iuris) and the University of Glasgow (LLM), both with a focus on intellectual property and technology law. Prior to joining the European Commission in 2021, she worked at the Austrian Supervisory Authority for Collective Management Organisations.

 

Sean Alexander

Head of IP Strategy
Chr. Hansen

Sean Alexander is a qualified European Patent Attorney as well as a Canadian and U.S. Patent Agent. He has worked in the IP field for many years and is currently the Head of IP Strategy (H&N) for Chr. Hansen in Denmark. Prior to joining Chr. Hansen, Sean headed the IP team at Elanco Inc. based in the Netherlands and was a Partner with Gowling WLG in Canada. Sean has been recognized as one of the world's leading IP strategists by IAM Magazine and is regularly praised for his pragmatic and commercially aware approach to IP.

Sean Alexander

Head of IP Strategy
Chr. Hansen

Sean Alexander

Head of IP Strategy
Chr. Hansen

Sean Alexander is a qualified European Patent Attorney as well as a Canadian and U.S. Patent Agent. He has worked in the IP field for many years and is currently the Head of IP Strategy (H&N) for Chr. Hansen in Denmark. Prior to joining Chr. Hansen, Sean headed the IP team at Elanco Inc. based in the Netherlands and was a Partner with Gowling WLG in Canada. Sean has been recognized as one of the world's leading IP strategists by IAM Magazine and is regularly praised for his pragmatic and commercially aware approach to IP.

 

Niels Junge

IPR Manager
Ørsted A/S

Niels Junge

IPR Manager
Ørsted A/S

Niels Junge

IPR Manager
Ørsted A/S
 

Caterina Strippoli

Head of Intellectual Property
Enel Group

Caterina Strippoli

Head of Intellectual Property
Enel Group

Caterina Strippoli

Head of Intellectual Property
Enel Group
 

Jason Rice

Patent Attorey
GSK

Jason Rice

Patent Attorey
GSK

Jason Rice

Patent Attorey
GSK
 

Don McCombie

Partner
Clifford Chance

Don McCombie

Partner
Clifford Chance

Don McCombie

Partner
Clifford Chance
 

Zheng Zhou

Group Legal Counsel
Volkswagen AG

Zheng Zhou

Group Legal Counsel
Volkswagen AG

Zheng Zhou

Group Legal Counsel
Volkswagen AG

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