This is a tentative detailed program. Changes are possible.

Monday, March 21, 2016
9:30 am-10:45 am

 Opening Plenary Session, Hall A

  • Adv. Tal Band, President AIPPI-Israel, Co-chair of the conference organizing committee
  • Mr. Gerard Myon, Treasurer General, AIPPI 
Ms. Ayelet Shaked, Minister of Justice in view of the Copyright and the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled:
Keynote lectureMr. Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): Intellectual Property and Israel in the globalized knowledge economy

Keynote lecture:  Prof. Isaiah (Shy) Arkin, Vice President of the Hebrew University for Research and Development: The Hebrew University: From research to application.
10:45 am- 11:15 am Coffee break 
11:15 am- 1:00 pm

IP Trends in Asia, Hall C

Moderator: Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand

  • Prof. Dr. Guangliang Zhang, Renmin University of China (former IP judge): Enforcement of Intellectual Property in China under the Background of  Innovation Driven Development
  • ​Honorable Mr. Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice, Supreme Court of India: Notes on the Legal Patent Regime in India
  • Mr. Deqiang Zhu, Patent Attorney, CCPIT, China: Effective Enforcement of Patent Right in China.
  • Mr. Desmond Tan, Partner, Davies Collison Cave LLP, Singapore: IP in ASEAN in view of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Innovative Health Care, Hall A
Moderator: Dr. Sharon Hausdorff, Deputy General Patent Counsel, Teva Pharmaceautical Industries Ltd. 

  • Dr. Cornelis (Kees) Schüller, Group Head of Patents, Intellectual Property Department, Nestec SA, Vevey, Switzerland: Personalized Food, Personalized Health
  • Dr. Aharon Schwartz, Consultant, former Head of Teva Innovative Ventures: Innovative Healthcare, personalized medicine?
  • Dr. Michal Rosen-Zvi, IBM Director for Health Informatics on WATSON: The promise of big data in Healthcare - Challenges and Barriers
  • Mr. Guido Benjamin Pardo-Roques, President and CEO Philips Israel, CEO Philips Medical System Technologies: Healthcare in a digital world - addressing key unmet needs
  • Mr. Yakov Litzman, Minister of Health

Trademarks and Geographical Names, Hall B
Moderator: Mr. Howard Poliner, Director of Intellectual Property Law, Israeli Ministry of Justice.

A salon style coordinated intra panel/audience discussion including:
  • Mr. Massimo Vittori, Managing Director of oriGIn
  • Mrs. Jacqueline Bracha, Deputy Director of the Israel Patent Office
  • Mr. Craig Thorn, Managing Partner of DTB Associates, on behalf of the Consortium for Common Food Names trade organization (CCFN)
  • Adv. Raimondo Galli, Studio Galli Avvocati, Italy
1:00 pm- 2:30 pm Lunch
2:30 pm- 4:00 pm
  • Judge Prof. Ofer Grosskopf, Israeli Central District Court: Regulating the Transition from Monopoly to Competition – The Case of Patents Expiration in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Judge Iris Soroker, Rishon LeTzion Magistrate Court: Opening the market to Parallel Importation
  • ​Dr. Jurgen Dressel, Head Global Patent Litigation Strategy, Novartis Pharma: The Importance of Patents in the Pharmaceutical Sector – secondary pharmaceutical patents
  • Adv. Yonatan Cwikel, Israeli Antitrust Authority: Reverse Payment Settlements

Medical Devices and IP, Hall A

Moderator:  Dr. Ilan Cohn, AIPPI-Israel, Co-chair of the conference organizing committee
  • Prof. Rafael (Rafi) Beyar MD, DSc, CEO & Director General, Rambam Healthcare Campus: The Long Road from Innovation to Medical Product
  • Mr. Moshe Mizrahy, CEO of Home Skinovations: From Startup to NASDAQ - Creating value through IP
  • Dr. Jacob (Kobi) Richter, Chief Technology Officer of Medinol: Patent enforcement as preparation for patent prosecution

Trademark and Public Policy (Plain Packaging), Hall B
Moderator: Mr. Erez Kaminitz, Deputy Attorney General (Civil Law), Israel Ministry of Justice
  • Prof. Itamar Grotto, Director of Public Health Services, Israel Ministry of Health: The role of public health authorities in improving consumer habits
  • Mr. Michiel Reerink, Regulatory Strategy Vice President, Japan Tobacco International (JTI): Plain Packaging: Why banning brands is bad policy
  • Prof. Daniel J. Gervais, Vanderbilt Law School, Vanderbilt University: TRIPS and Plain Packaging National Legislation (video?)
  • Ms. Sharon Givoni, Sharon Givoni Consulting, Australia: Plain Packaging rules in Australia, their history and impact.
4:30pm- 6:00 pm

Monetization and IP, Hall B
Moderator: Adv. Ehud Hausman, Senior Partner, Reinhold Cohn 

  • Mr. Andrew Ramer, Managing Director, IP Division, Cantor Fitzgerald: Status of the U.S. patent marketplace
  • Mr. Keith Bergelt – CEO of Open Invention Network: Alternative Forms of IP Monetization in an Increasingly Open Source World
  • Mr. Anthony Del Monaco  Partner at Finnegan Henderson: Monetization Strategies for Generating Revenue from Your Technology
  • Mr. Carsten Fink, Chief Economist, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): A Look at Selected Breakthrough Innovations

IP and International Trade Agreements, Hall C

Moderator: Mr. Ohad Cohen, Deputy Director General and Director, Foreign Trade Administration (FTA) in the Israeli Ministry of Economy
  • Mr. Wolf Meier-Ewert, Counsellor Intellectual Property, World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Ms. Terry Creighton, Vice President, Global Public Policy for Teva Canada, and a member of Teva’s Global Government Affairs team
  • Mr. Joseph Damond, Senior Vice President, International Affairs, The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • Mr. Howard Poliner, Director of Intellectual Property Law, Ministry of Justice
6:00pm - 6:30pm Coffee break 
6:00-9:00 pm
Gala Event
  • Greetings: Dr. Ilan Cohn, AIPPI-Israel, Co-chair of the conference organizing committee
  • Meet leading Israeli Entrepreneurs
  •    Meet leading Israeli women Entrepreneurs:
    • Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
    • Ms. Batsheva Moshe, CEO, Unistream Life Changing Entrepreneurship
  • "QUARTETOUKAN" Arab-Jewish Ensemble
  • Dinner

1st Day Program - Tentative Conference Program