2013 Schedule


  Saturday, November 9, 2013
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm Welcome Reception for Invited Lecturers and Steering Committee Members (by invitations only)
  Sunday, November 10, 2013
8:30 am- 9:00 am Registration & Reception
9:30 am- 11:00 am Opening Address and Keynote Lectures
Prof. Daniel Zajfman – President of the Weizmann Institute on: Academic excellence, basic scientific research and commercialization: can they work together?
Mr. David Kappos - Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the US Patent and Trade Office and current Partner of Cravath, Swaine and Moore, LLP, on The role of IP in the future World development
11:00 am-11:30 am Coffee Break
11:30 am- 1:00 pm Senior Management & Stakeholders: Commercialization of Know-How
and IP Rights
Entrepreneurs:
Workshop on Approaching Investors
IP/Legal Professionals:
Copyright and the Future
of “Open Source”
  
 
1:00 pm- 2:30 pm Lunch / Sponsored Luncheons
2:30 pm- 4:00 pm   Entrepreneurs and IP Managers:
Claim Construction & Implications
IP/Legal Professionals:
Enforcement of IP Rights
in  the US, Europe, Asia & Israel
4:00 pm- 4:30 pm Coffee Break and Special Sponsors’ Session
4:30 pm- 5:30 pm Entrepreneurs:
IP in the Digital Age
IP/Legal Professionals:
Business and Taxation 
Aspects of IP
Senior Management & Stakeholders:
The Role of Trademarks in  New Businesses of the 21st Century
5:30 pm- 5:45 pm Closing Comments and Next Day Overview  
6:00 pm- 7:30 pm Gala Dinner Event 
Special address on Smartphone Wars by Marshall Phelps
founding partner of Intellectual Ventures and author of "Burning the Ships"
 followed by an optional Newe Zedek night tour (advance tickets)
  Monday, November 11, 2013
8:30 am- 9:00 am Registration & Reception
9:30 am- 11:00 am Plenary Lectures on The Rationale and Role of Specialized Patent Courts
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Randall R. Rader
 Judge Dr. Klaus Grabinski of the Revision Chamber, Federal Court of Justice, Germany
11:00 am-11:30 am Coffee Break
11:30 am- 1:00 pm Senior Management & Stakeholders:
The Interface Between IP and Competition Law
Entrepreneurs:
Generating Value from Patents
IP/Legal Professionals:
The Emerging Importance
of Design Protection
1:00 pm- 2:30 pm Lunch / Sponsored Luncheons
2:30 pm- 4:00 pm Senior Management & Stakeholders:
IP Trends in Asia
Entrepreneurs and IP Managers:
Corporate Patents Management
IP/Legal Professionals:
Trends and Rulings Regarding Service Inventions
 
4:00 pm- 4:30 pm Coffee Break
4:30 pm- 6:00 pm Closing Panel: “Striking the Right Balance, an Analysis of the Present, a Look to the Future
Prof. Yochai Benkler, Harvard Law School
Dr. Shuki Gleitman, General Partner of Platinum Ventures; former Chief Scientist and Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Prof. Hagit Messer Yaron, President of the Open University, Israel, former Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Science
  Tuesday-Wednesday, November 12-13, 2013
8:00 am Tuesday-
6:00 pm Wednesday
Post Conference Tour :Wine and Innovation in the Negev
a two day/one night tour through the Negev Desert, its wineries, natural wonders, historical sites, and hotbeds of innovation