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April 30, 2018 - May 01, 2018
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12, Kaufman Street, Tel-Aviv‎ Israel
Over 100 Professional Speakers


AIPPI- The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, generally known under the acronym “AIPPI”, is the world’s leading international organization dedicated to the development and improvement of intellectual property.


It is a politically neutral non-profit organization, headquartered in Switzerland, which currently has almost 9000 members, representing more than 100 countries.

The objective of AIPPI is to improve and promote the protection of intellectual property on both an international and national basis.  It pursues this objective by working for the development, expansion and improvement of international and regional treaties and agreements, and also national laws relating to intellectual property.

AIPPI operates by conducting studies of existing national laws and policies, and proposes measures to promote best practices and achieve international harmonisation of law, policy and practice.  In this context, AIPPI has become increasingly involved with defining well balanced systems for protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights


 The Israeli national group  of AIPPI 

The Israeli national group of AIPPI consists of more than 150 members and is the largest organization of its kind in Israel.

It is a registered non profit association (amuta). The group holds meetings dedicated to discussions of various IP issues. The group is consulted by the Ministry of Justice with respect to pending or contemplated IP legislation and also communicates regularly with the Israeli Patent Authority.

Individuals who wish to join AIPPI and become members of its Israeli group may contact the group’s Secretary, Ms. Cila Hess-Milutin or the group’s President, Mr. Tal Band

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Monday, April 30th, 2018

8:00 am- 9:00 am Gathering & Registration
9:00 am- 10:15 am Opening Address and Keynote Lectures

1st day Opening Session – Part I: Greetings

1st day Opening Session – Part II: Plenary Lectures

10:15 am-10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am- 12:15 pm The US Pharmaceutical Industry – driving forces – patents and FDA Key Issues in Computer Implemented Inventions The Inter-Relations / Overlap Between Trademarks and Designs
12:15 am- 1:30 pm Dealing with the Diversity of Trade Secrets Protection in an Age of Increased Statutory Treatment and Expanding Commercial Interest Medical Devices and IP  Internet of Things (IoT) and Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)
1:30 pm- 3:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm- 4:30 pm The Interface Between IP and Competition Law Overlapping Intellectual Property Rights in the Fashion Industry Patenting Software around the World – a comparison of regimes
4:30 pm- 5:00 pm Coffee Break
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm IP and License Agreements (panel) A Startup Nation – The Israel Experience Intellectual Property in the Era of 3D Printing
7:00 pm- 9:30 pm Gala Dinner Event


1st Day Plan


Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

8:00 am- 9:00 am Gathering & Registration
9:00 am- 10:15 am 2nd day Opening Session: Education and the Building of an Innovation-based Economy
10:15 am-10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am- 12:15 pm Copyright and Design Overlap A New Start for the Startup Nation – A New Tax Regime and its Implications Use of Big Data in the Research and Industry – IP Challenges and Opportunities
12:15 pm- 1:30 pm Traditional Medicine – the Influence of IP on Commercial Use and Economic Aspects Cross Border Enforcement of IP Rights Recent Developments in U.S. IP Law (AIPLA)
1:30 pm- 3:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm- 4:30 pm IP as a Driver of Technology Transfer David v. Goliath – Greed or Fair Play? The Evolving Market of US Patent Enforcement and its Ripple Effects Site Blocking Orders: The Role of Internet Intermediaries in the Battle Against Piracy


4:30 pm- 5:00 pm Coffee Break
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm 2nd day Closing Session: Changing Dynamics in the Business of IP

2nd day Plan


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Aaron Ciechanover

Prof., Nobel Laureate, Technion

Adam Samansky

Member, Mintz Levin

Aharon Aharon

CEO, Israel innovation authority

Alexandre Abecassis

Eng., Partner, Patent Agent, Fasken

Arpita Maiti

Dr., Senior Director, External Science & Innovation (ES&I), Inflammation & Immunology and Microbiome at Pfizer

Asa Kling

Adv., former Director of the Israel Patent Office

Asher Grunis

President of the Supreme Court (retired)

Assaf Barnea

CEO, Sanara Ventures

Avi Basson

CEO, The Israeli Litigation Funding Fund

Ayal Shenhav

Partner, Shenhav & Co. Advocates & Notary

Ayelet Feldman

Intellectual Property Law Department, Legislation and Legal Counsel (Civil Law), Israeli Ministry of Justice

Benjamin Soffer

Co-Chairman of ITTN, and Chief Business Officer of Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd.

Bruce Genderson

Partner, Williams Connolly Washington, US

Carlo Sala

Adv., Owner, Studio Associato, Milano

Carsten Fink

Chief Economist, WIPO

Claude Stern

Partner, Quinn Emanuel

Curt McDaniel

Group Deputy General Counsel, Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Cynthia A. Webb


Dallas Martin

SVP and General Counsel, iRunway

Daniel Melman

Partner of Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz; NY Office

Daphna Gilat

Senior Partner, Gilat, Bareket & Co.

David Colb

Attorney at Sanford T. Colb & Co., Member of the IP Practice in Israel Committee of AIPLA

David Gilat

Senior Partner, Reinhold Cohn Group

David Postolski

Partner, Gearhart

Demetris Paraskevopoulos

Managing Director, NiF/T

Efrat Hexter

Manager, Medical Imaging Analytics, IBM Research

Ehud Hausman

Senior Partner, Manager, Hi-Tech department, Reinhold Cohen

Emily Michiko Morris

Professor, Director of the LL.M. Program and Visiting Professor at the University of Maine School of Law and Eastern Scholar at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law

Eran Bareket

Senior Partner, Gilat, Bareket & Co.

Eyal Bressler

& Dr. Neil Wilkof

Eyal Price

Price-Plinner Law Offices

Georg Kirsch

Dr., Senior Patent Litigation Counsel, Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH

Georg Weber

Director Information and communications technology (ICT), European Patent Office (EPO)

Gerard (Ged) Owens

Project coordinator in the area of patents and standards in the International Co-operation division at the EPO, the new coordinator of the relations between the Israel Patent Office and the EPO

Gérard Myon

Treasurer General of AIPPI International

Gideon Drori

CEO, Tjat Systems 2006 Ltd.

Giustino de Sanctis

CEO, Vectis IP, UK

Hadar Ron

Founder & Managing Partner, Israel Healthcare Ventures (IHCV)

Heidi M. Brun

Owner and Managing Patent Attorney, Heidi Brun Associates

Howard Poliner

Head of Intellectual Property Law Department, Legislation and Legal Counsel (Civil Law), Israeli Ministry of Justice

Idit Ophir

Arad Ophir

Ilan Cohn

Senior Partner, Reinhold Cohn Group, Co-chairman of the conference organizing committee

Ilan Miller

Adv., Head of Intellectual Property, Dexcel Pharma

Iris Soroker

Judge (retired) Dr., Head of the Heth Academic Center for Research

Ishai Ilani

Dr., Senior Technologist at Western Digital

Jacqueline Bracha

Deputy Director of the Israel Patent Office

Jan Bernd Nordemann

Prof. Dr., Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany

Jeffrey Handelsman

Associate, Greenblum & Bernstein, US

Joff Wild

Editor in chief, IP Division of Globe Business Media Group

John Wilks

Partner, DLA Piper, London, UK

José Carlos Vaz e Dias

Senior Partner of the Vaz e Dias Advogados & Associados, Professor of IP and Innovation Law at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

Joseph M. Sommer

Vice President, AT&T Intellectual Property, AT&T Inc.

Karen Elburg

Partner, Herzog, Fox & Neeman, Israel

Karin Mayer Rubinstein

Adv. -CEO and President, Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI)

Klaudia Blach-Morysinska

Patent and Trademark attorney, attorney-at-law, Zaborski, Morysiński Law Office, Poland

Kurt R. Karst

director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara P.C.

Laura Quatela

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Lenovo, US

Lee-Bath Nelson

Co-Founder and VP Business, LEO Lane

Liad Whatstein

Adv. founding partner, Liad Whatstein & Co.

Liam Galin

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Flash Networks, Israel

Makoto Onda

President, Patent Attorney, Onda Techno Intl. Patent Attorneys

Manisha Desai

Assistant General Patent Counsel at Eli Lilly and Company

Marco Greco

Adv., Dr.

Mariana Karepova

President of the Austrian Patent Office

Mati Kochavi

CEO and Founder of AGT International

Matthew R. Weinberg

Chief Executive Officer, The Weinberg Group

Maya Wizel

Dr., Educational Hacker, Middlebury College

Michael Niddam

Senior at Kamet Ventures, an InsureTech start-up studio (part of the AXA Group)

Michal Geva

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Triventures.

Michal S. Gal

Prof., S.J.D, Director of the Forum for Law and Markets, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa, President, International Academic Society of Competition Law Scholars (ASCOLA)

Mike Lee

Director at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. of Washington DC

Morgan Chu

Partner, Irell and Manella

Moritz Höffe

Dr., Patent Attorney, Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte, Germany

Moshe Bina

Senior Manager, International Taxation, Deloitte Israel

Nachman Cohen Zedek

Senior Partner at Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz (PCZLB), President AIPPI -Israel, Co-chairman of the conference organizing committee

Nadav Shemesh

Israeli Ministry of Finance

Neil Wilkof

Dr., Partner, & Dr. Eyal Bressler, Israel

Niva Elkin Koren

Prof., University of Haifa Faculty of Law, Director of the Center for Cyber, Law & Policy

Oded Shoseyov

Protein Engineering and Nano-Biotechnology, The Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Science and Genetics, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ofer Grosskopf

Justice, Prof., Supreme Court of Israel

Ofer Tur Sinai

Faculty Member and Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Ono Academic College

Ofir Alon

Director of the Israel Patent Office

Okke Delfosvisser

General Counsel, Motion Picture Association EMEA

Omri Yadlin

President, Sapir College

Ori Hadomi

CEO of Mazor Robotics

Orli Tori

Chief Business Development Officer, Reinhold Cohn Group

Orna Berry

Corporate Vice President and General Manager for Israel Center of Excellence at EMC Corporation

Patrick Coyne

Partner, Finnegan; AIPLA Board Member - patent litigation

Patrick Kelleher

Partner, Bird & Bird London, UK

Peter Schramm

Partner, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd. (MLL), Zurich, Switzerland

Ralph Nack

Dr., attorney-at-law, AIPPI Bureau Member

Reuven Behar

Partner, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Richard Luthi


Rivka Jungreis

Associate General Counsel, U.S. Generics IP, Teva Pharmaceuticals, US.

Robert F. Green

Founding partner of Green, Griffith & Borg-Breen LLP

Roland Mallinson

Partner, Taylor Wessing in London

Ron Klagsbald

Ron Klagsbald, Law Offices

Ron Moscona

Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP (London)

Ronny Sapir

Digital Health Manager at Israel Ministry of Health

Roy Melzer

Head of Software, Information Sys. Department , Ehrlich & Fenster of the Ehrlich Group

Ryan Abbott

Prof., Law and Health Sciences, University of Surrey

Sandy Colb

Founder, Sanford T. Colb & Co.

Sarit Erez

Partner, Luthi+Co

Scott Martin

Deputy General Counsel, EVP, Paramount Pictures

Shai Shalom

Fashion Designer, Israel

Sharon Hausdorff

PhD VP and General Patent Counsel, Global Specialty and NTE IP at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.

Sheldon Klein

President-elect of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and AIPPI-US

Shira Perlmutter

Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the USPTO

Shirit Schwarz Leibovitch

Industrial Design – R&D consultant

Shlomi Parizat

Dr., Chairman of Finance Committee, Shenkar - Engineering. Design. Art. and Dean's Fellow, Recanati Business School, The Hebrew University.

Shlomo Cohen

Dr. Shlomo Cohen & Co.

Shubha Ghosh

Prof., Crandall Melvin Professor of Law & Director, Technology Commercialization Law Program, Syracuse University College of Law

Stefan Harasek

Chief Strategy Officer, Austrian Patent Office

Steven Friel

CEO, Woodsford Litigation Funding

Tal Band

Adv., Senior Partner, S. Horowitz

Tamir Afori

Head of IP, Shibolet & Co.

Thomas Vinje

Partner, Chairman, Global Antitrust Group, Clifford Chance, Brussels

Timothy Holbrook

Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law

Uri Coppenhagen

Head of Research & Analytics, Israel Patent Office

Varda Shalev

MD MPA. Prof., Maccabitech – Director of the institute of research and innovation Maccabitech

Verena von Bomhard

Bohmard IP, Alicante, Spain

William H. Mandir

Partner, Sughrue Mion, PLLC, Washington D.C.

Yael Baratz

Senior Partner, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Yanai Toister

Dr, Shenkar College of Engineering, Design & Art, Israel

Yoav Alkalay

Head of IP, Amdocs

Yoram Mokady

VP Content, HOT Telecommunication Systems Ltd., Israel

Zafrir Neuman

Adv. – The General Counsel, Israel's National Innovation Authority

Ziv Glickman

Sr. Director, Assistant General Counsel, Western Digital


AIPPI- The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

12, Kaufman Street, Tel-Aviv‎


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