EU Science Hub

Conference: The Role of Patents – Innovation in the European Digital Single Market

Poster of the event
Mar 17 2015
Mar 17 2015
Brussels
(BE)

This conference, organised by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the Joint Research Centre, aimed to provide reliable evidence based on patent data analysis to support European innovation policies for a Digital Single Market.  Industry representatives, digital innovation analysts and policy makers discussed the latest thinking on the following issues in the relationship between digital technologies and patents:

- Standardisation and interoperability
- Fragmentation and competition
- Patent quality, licensing and patent aggregation
- Interplay with open innovation


Venue: Hotel Renaissance, Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels.
 

PRESENTATIONS

Welcome

• John Bensted-Smith (Director, European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre)

• Megan Richards (Principal Adviser, European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology)

 

Session 1 - European Digital Single Market - the role of patents

Chair: Kerstin Jorna (Director, European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs)
•  Ruud Peters (Philips Group Innovation)

The Role of Patents. Innovation in the European Digital Single Market

•  Knut Blind (Technical University Berlin, Fraunhofer Fokus)
The Role of Patents and Standards to Implement the Digital Agenda in the Europe 2020 Strategy

•  François Arbault (European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs)

•  Dietmar Harhoff (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)
Comments on Policy and Research Issues

•  Thomas Graf (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton)
Patents – Competition Law – European Digital Single Market

Session 2 - Patenting and digital markets - innovation, growth and employment

Chair: Stuart Graham (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Patenting and Digital Markets - Innovation, Growth, Employment

•  Grant Philpott (European Patent Office)
Trends in patenting digital technologies at the European Patent Office

•  Nathan Wajsman (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market)
IPR-intensive industries: contribution to economic performance and employment in the European Union

•  Mariagrazia Squicciarini (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development)
  World Corporate Top R&D Investors: Innovation and IP bundles

•  Rebekka Porath (Intel)
Perspectives on Patenting and Digital Markets – Innovation, Growth and Employment

•  Salvatore Torrisi (Bologna University)
Used and Unused patents

 

Session 3 - Patenting of computer implemented inventions

Chair: Nikolaus Thumm (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)

•  Clara Neppel (European Patent Office)
Intellectual Property for Software

•  Stuart Graham (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Patenting Software: A View from Across the Pond

•  Rainer Frietsch (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI)
Computer implemented Inventions - Empirical Evidence

•  Jonathan Sage (IBM)
Innovation in the Digital Single Market - The role of Patents

•  Mirko Boehm (Open Invention Network)
The Open Source Community as a Consumer of the Patent System - 5 Problems with Software and Patents from the Open Source Communitie's Perspective

•  Nicolas Schifano (Microsoft)
Patenting of Computer implemented Inventions
 
Session 4 - Patenting, standardisation and licensing

Chair: Tony Clayton (UK Intellectual Property Office)
Innovation in the European Digital Single Market - Patenting, Standardisation and Licensing 

•  Yann Ménière (Ecole des Mines)
Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) Licensing Terms

•  Serge Raes (Orange)
Innovation, Patenting, Standardisation and Licensing
•  Konstantinos Karachalios (IEEE- Standards Association)
Patenting, Standardisation and Licensing

•  Heinz Polsterer (T Mobile Austria)
The Role of Patents – Good or Bad for the European Single Digital Market?

•  Roberto Dini (Sisvel)
Patenting, Standardisation and Licensing

 

Closing Session

Chair: Ioannis Maghiros (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission)

• Lucio Picci (Bologna University)
Academic Summary

• Guido von Scheffer (TIIC - Technology, Innovation and Investment Council e.V.)
Corporate Summary