2nd Day Program - Tentative Conference Program

This is a tentative detailed program. Changes are possible.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
 9:30 am-11:00 am
Opening Session, Hall A
Introduction: Dr. Ilan Cohn, AIPPI-Israel, Co-chair of the conference organizing committee Greetings

Greetings by Mr. Sheldon Klein, Vice President of AIPLA

Plenary lecture: IP and the Role of the Judiciary
Moderator: Adv. Tal Band, President of AIPPI-Israel, Co-chair of the conference organizing committee
  • Justice Hanan Melcer, Israeli Supreme Court: Rights of Action and Civil remedies in IP
  • Justice (retired) Dr. Amiram Benyamini, District Court, Tel Aviv:  Judicial Activism and Judge-Made Law in IP
  • Mr. Asa Kling, Israel Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks: Perspectives of an IP tribunal
  • Justice A.K. Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court India: Role of courts in developing IP- Indian Perspective
11:00 am- 11:30 am Coffee break 
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
Trends and Rulings Regarding Service Inventions, Hall C
Adv. Liad Whatstein, Liad Whatstein & Co.

  • Adv. Tal Band, President of AIPPI Israel, Co-chair of the conference organizing committee, Senior Partner of S. Horowitz & Co.: Employees Inventions in Israel: Where Do we Go From Here?
  • Dr. Ralph Nack, Partner, Noerr, Deputy Reporter General, AIPPI: Employees’ Invention Law in Germany and Europe
  • Mr. Philip C. Swain, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP, chair of AIPPI US: Employee Inventions in the United States
  • Ms. Einav Zilber, Attorney and Intellectual Property counsel for Applied Materials Israel & India, Chairperson of the Israeli Patent Attorneys Association: Employees inventions- A view from the Industry.

Changes in the European Patent System (UPC), Hall A
Moderator: Mr. Francois-Regis Hannart, Principal Director of European and International Cooperation, EPO

  • Mr. Thierry Calame, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property Group, Lenz & Staehelin, past Reporter General, AIPPI Switzerland: T‎he institutional and jurisdictional issues of the UPC
  • Mr. Gerard Myon, Treasurer General, AIPPI: Unitary Patent System
  • Dr. Cornelis (Kees) Schüller, Group Head of Patents, Intellectual Property Department, Nestec SA, Vevey, Switzerland: UPC "What Else?", an Industry perspective

The Future of "Big Data", Hall B
Moderator: Prof. Niva Elkin-Koren, Professor of Law and Director of the Haifa Center of Law & Technology at the University of Haifa School of Law. 
  • Mr. Amit Ashkenazi, Legal Advisor of The Israel National Cyber Bureau (INCB): Cybersecurity and Big Data - legal aspects
  • Dr. Michal Shur-Ofry, the Hebrew University: Big Data and the Challenge of Access to Error on Access to Error
  • Prof. Roni Gamzu, director general of Ichilov Medical Center, and the former director general of the Health Industry : Big Data in Health Care
  • Mr. Amir Milo, General Manager, Engineering, Microsoft Israel R&D Center: Big, Bigger, Extra Big: Litigation in a World of Big Data
  • Mr. Yaron Blachman, Technology & Forensics Consulting Leader, PWC Israel: Gut & gigabytes: Capitalizing on the art & science in decision making
1:00 pm- 2:30 pm Lunch
2:30 pm- 4:00 pm
Commercialization of Know-How and IP Rights (TTOS), Hall C
Moderator:  Mr. Yaacov Michlin, CEO and president of Yissum, Technology Transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

A salon style coordinated intra panel/audience discussion including:
  • Dr. Yona Geffen, CEO, Avraham Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Prof. Oded Shoseyov, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Adv. Suzanne Erez, IBM Israel IP counsel
  • Adv. Amir Naiberg, CEO of Yeda R&D, Technology Transfer of the Weizmann Institute of Science

How to Build A Winning and Valuable Patent Portfolio, Hall A

Moderator: Mr. Paul Fenster, Head of Local and Foreign Litigation Support, Ehrlich & Fenster: Patents, What and Why-An Overview

  • Mr. Yehuda Binder, Founder and CEO of May Patents: Why in patents 1+1=3, and the Israeli problem
  • Mr. Damir Cefo, Counsel at Cohen & Gresser LLP: Building a Powerful US Patent Portfolio from the Ground Up
  • Mr. Robin Keulertz, Partner at Olbricht Patentanwalte: Patents and Startup Companies – a Case Study
  • Dr. Ilan Cohn, AIPPI-Israel, Co-chair of the conference organizing committee, Senior Partner, Reinhold Cohn: IP Strategy: Key for Generating Value in a Tech Venture

Enforcement of Copyright Laws In The Digital Age, Hall B
Moderator: Adv. Haim Ravia, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
  • Senior Judge Gideon Ginat, The District Court of Tel-Aviv Jaffa: Israeli case law: a judge's view
  • Ms. Kim Habraken, Director and Senior Counsel, Content Protection (EMEA) at Twentieth Century Fox: Siteblocking didn't break the Internet
  • Mr. Jonathan Band, Policybandwidth: Shaping the Law - Lessons from America
  • Mr. Yoram Mokady: HOT vice president for content and regulation: War on Piracy - a view from the trenches
  • Prof. Michael Birnhack, Executive Director of the S. Horowitz Institute for Intellectual Property, Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University: The (Ir)relevance of Copyright Law.
4:00 pm- 4:30 pm Coffee Break
4:30 pm- 6:00 pm
IP and Media: The Story of Successful Formats, Hall C
Prof. Michael Birnhack, Executive Director of the S. Horowitz Institute for Intellectual Property, Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University

A salon style coordinated intra panel/audience discussion including:
  • Adv. Avital Onn Shachar, General Legal Counsel and Business Affairs, Keshet International Ltd
  • Mr. Avi Armoza, Armozaformats.
  • Mr. Ran Telem, previously the senior VP of content at Israel's Keshet Media Group
  • Adv. Tony Greenman, Tony Greenman Law Offices and adjunct professor at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University

The Changing Patent Scene in The USA , Hall B
Moderator: Mr. Sandy Colb, foudner of Sanford T. Colb & Co. Intellectual Property & Law

  • Mr. Jeffrey Lewis, Partner, Fried Frank, New York: Litigating Patent Eligibility via Dispositive Motions in the USA
  • Mr. Frederick H. Rein, Partner, Goodwin Procter: Patent Subject Matter Eligibility in the United States.
  • Mr. David Postolski, Gearhart Law (AIPLA): Post Grant Review Proceedings in the United States
  • Mr. Barry J. Schindler, Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Patent Prosecution Group: Effects of the change from first-to-invent to first-inventor-to-file, including filing strategies and monetization.
6:00 pm-6:30 pm Closing session: 
Keynote Lecture: Mr. Dirk Pilat
, Deputy Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD: IP, Innovation and Growth: Looking Ahead

Adv. Tal Band, President of AIPPI-Israel, Co-chair of the conference organizing committee