15 September 2006

The Lawyer European Legal Forum, Berlin

On September 28 and 29 the English publishing house "The Lawyer" organises the "European Legal Forum", intended for in-house counsel of European companies. Key note speaker is Eberhard Uhlmann, Secretary General and General Counsel of the European Investment Bank. He will touch upon the success and challenges in funding a productive and competitive Europe and examining how far we need to travel to reach the goals set out in Lisbon to make Europe the economic powerhouse of the world.

On Friday, speakers will deal with the increasing importance of management of IPRs for corporations, and the general counsel’s role in this including “realtime” studies, from which general counsel could learn to deal with IPR cases in an efficient way with in-house patent counsel. Detailing the ongoing management of intellectual property rights in European companies, touching on patent disputes, brand protection, managing IP in new technology and insight into how companies successfully benchmark their IP operations.

Speakers are Beate Lalk-Menzel, Senior Counsel DaimlerChrysler AG, Mats Parup, Head of Corporate Intellectual Property Novartis AG (Switzerland) and Severin de Wit, attorney at Simmons & Simmons Netherlands. For the program click here.

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