Driving Innovation through Intellectual Property Management

Venue: The Swedish Exhibition & Congress centre
Monday May 30 at 13:30-17:00

Tuesday May 31 at 13:30-17:00

In the knowledge economy the management of intellectual assets and property shifts from playing a complementary to a core role in business strategy. This holds true not only for new service-based sectors but also for traditional product-based sectors as the control of knowledge is increasingly the prerequisite to obtaining competitive advantage. Thus the changing paradigm requires both a shift in business strategy as well as concomitant shift towards new business models, tools, and capabilities.  This means that business leaders must view intellectual property management as a core business process, and in turn, that IP professionals must view IP within the context of how it creates value for the business. In both regards this will demand an entrepreneurial effort on both sides to overcome the inertia of the industrial modus operandi.

The theme of Driving Innovation through Intellectual Property Management will explore new strategic ways in which IP can be utilized to build business through open innovation through varying strategies.  The theme will build on and enhance previous discussions and question the sustainability of knowledge-based business models and how the business use of IP affects not only the bottom line but the incentives of other who oppose IP, regulate its future use, and potentially eliminate its existence. More than ever we can see that there is no IP without effectual IP management, reinforcing the message of the financial crisis that economic development cannot persist out of alignment with social development.

Session 1
Open Innovation Strategy: Using IP to drive multiple innovation and business strategies.
Monday, May 30th, 13:30-15:00

Moderator: Ruud Peters, CEO, Intellectual Property and Standards, Philips

  • Ilkka Rahnasto, VP Legal and Intellectual Property, Nokia
  • Gustav Brismark, VP Patent Strategies and Portfolio Management, Ericsson
  • Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network

Session 2
Intellectual Property Management in Manufacturing Industries: Is there a paradigm shift underway?
Monday, May 30th, 15:30-17:00

Moderator: Terry Adams, Assistant VP – Technology Intellectual Property, Nestle

  • Udo Meyer, SVP Global Intellectual Property, BASF
  • Lucas Hulsmann, Associate Director EMEA Global Business Development – Transactions, P&G
  • Henrik Olsson, Global Director Intellectual Property, Volvo

Session 3
The Future of the Knowledge-Based Firm: Are knowledge-based business models sustainable?
Tuesday, May 31th, 13:30-15:00

Moderator: Peter Spours, Head of Intellectual Property, TomTom

  • Damon Matteo, VP and CIPO, Palo Alto Research Center
  • Fergal Clarke, Director of IP Strategy, Rambus
  • Pinaki Ghosh, CIPO, Infosys

Session 4
Ethics and Intellectual Property – How should IP be used in business sectors with high social welfare implications?
Tuesday, May 31th, 15:30-17:00

Moderator: Bo Heiden, Innovation Director, Qatar Science and Technology Park


  • Tobias Thornblad, CEO, Dermafol
  • Caroline Pamp, Company Lawyer, Encubator
  • Zhong-Ming Wang, Dean, Zhejiang Business School