9:30 – Welcome
Richard L. Hudson, CEO and Editor, Science|Business
9:40 – The state of play: What is EU patent reform, and why do we care?
• An Overview - Prof. Johanna Gibson, Director, Queen Mary’s Intellectual Property Centre, Queen Mary, University of London; Chair, UK Intellectual Property Office Advisory Committee on Trade and Development
• OECD View – Mariagrazia Squicciarini, Senior Economist, OECD
• EPO View - Nikolaus Albert Thumm, Chief Economist, European Patent Office (EPO)
10:20 – The transatlantic dimension: Can there be greater international convergence?
-James Elles, MEP
-Beryl Blecher, Minister Counsellor for Economic Affairs, US Mission
-Rouget F. Henschel, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
11:00 – Coffee
11:15 – EU patent reform: How and when?
A Q&A with Jonathan Faull, Director-General for Internal Markets and Services, European Commission
-Alan Begg, Senior Vice President for Technology Development, SKF
-John Vassallo, Vice President, EU Affairs, Microsoft
12:30 – Ends, Networking lunch
This event will take place at the European Parliament, Brussels
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