World Intellectual Property Organization

Conference on Green Technologies - IP, Technology Transfer and Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector

Organized by
World Intellectual Property Organization, Arbitration and Mediation Center
University of Bonn

Supported by
Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) - Chemicals, Energy, Environment and Materials Committee
European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA)
European IPR Helpdesk

Bonn, Germany, September 6, 2013

08:15 - 09:00 Registration  
     
09:00 - 09:15 Opening remarks  
 
  • Prof. Dr. Christa E. Müller, Deputy Rector for Public and International Relations, University of Bonn
  • Ms. Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, Officer in Charge, Finance, Technology and Capacity Building Programme, UNFCCC
  • Ms. Judith Schallnau, Legal Officer, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
 
     
09:15 - 10:00 Green Technologies and IP in the Energy Sector  
 
  • Mr. Achim Krebs, Chair LESI Chemicals, Energy, Environment and Materials Committee, Haseltine Lake
    - Overview - technologies in the energy sector
    - Patenting worldwide – technologies, countries, players
    - Patent strategies
    Presentation
  • Mr. Heribert Schmidt, Senior Scientist, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
    - Inventing, patenting and commercializing - a practice example
    Presentation
 
     
10:00 - 10:15 Questions and Answers  
     
10:15 - 10:45 Technology Transfer & IP Risk Protection  
 
  • Mr. Halvor Manshaus, Partner, Schjødt Attorneys
    - Know-how and patents – protection strategies in cross-border collaborations
    - Dispute prevention and resolution as IP protection – negotiating and drafting contract clauses
    - IP conventions and treaties impacting new technology markets – adapting and utilizing available resources
    Presentation
 
     
10:45 - 11:00 Questions and Answers  
     
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break  
     
11:15 - 11:45 WIPO Mediation and Arbitration of Energy Disputes Involving IP  
 
  • Ms. Judith Schallnau, Legal Officer, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
    - WIPO (expedited) arbitration and mediation: principles and case examples
    - Costs and how long does it take
    - Best practices and trends
    Presentation
 
     
11:45 - 12:00 Questions and Answers  
     
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
     
13:00 - 13:45 Contract Negotiations, IP and Dispute Resolution (Part 1)  
 
  • Mr. Stefan Knottnerus-Meyer, Head Legal Department, Enercon GmbH
    - Past and current developments - the business impact of IP in some renewable energy areas
    - Commercial contracts, IP and dispute resolution
    - Court litigation, arbitration and mediation
  • Mr. Chris Wittmann, Senior Legal Counsel, Energy Sector, Wind Power Division, Siemens
    - Why IP matters in the wind power business
    - Where IP matters in commercial contracts
    - An approach to dispute resolution
    Presentation
 
     
13:45 - 14:00 Questions and Answers  
     
14:00 - 14:45 Contract Negotiations, IP and Dispute Resolution (Part 2)  
 
  • Mr. Bruce Gailey, Chief Litigation Counsel, Alstom Ltd.
    - Dispute resolution clauses – pitfalls and best practice
    - Strategic considerations in deciding to launch (or not) arbitration proceedings
    - Alternatives to arbitration – mediation, negotiation and others
    Presentation
  • Mr. Hans Christian Schomerus, IP Counsel, Rechtsanwalt, Philips Deutschland GmbH, Intellectual Property & Standards
    - IP licensing in Philips' lighting sector
    - Negotiating IP licenses and specific provisions
    Presentation
 
14:45 - 15:00 Questions and Answers  
     
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break  
     
15:30 - 16:15 IP Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation – Focus on Asia  
 
  • Mr. Matthias F. Meyer, Partner, Bird & Bird
    - IP protection in China – current developments
    - IP dispute resolution in China
    Presentation
  • Mr. Stefan Knottnerus-Meyer, Head Legal Department, Enercon GmbH
    - Experience in patent disputes in India
    - Analysis of orders related to IP in the renewable energies sector
 
     
16:15 - 16:30 Questions and Answers  
     
16:30 - 17:15 Panel Discussion - Technology Transfer, IP and Dispute Resolution  
 

Moderators

  • Mr. Halvor Manshaus
  • Ms. Judith Schallnau

Panelists

  • Speakers from previous sessions
 
     
17:15 - 17:45 Financing Green Technology Projects  
 
  • Mr. Degenhard Peisker, Head German National Contact Point for EU-Funding Programs
    Energy /FP7, Project Management Agency Jülich
    - EU energy research funding for Europe and worldwide
    - Outlook - financing options under Horizon 2020
    Presentation

 

 
     
17:45 - 18:00 Questions and Answers  
     
18:00 - 18:15 Closing Remarks  
     
18:15 - 20:00 Reception  

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