LES Pan-European Conference 2019
LES Pan-European Conference, 11-12 September 2019

Human Evolution and Artificial Intelligence

¡Hola! Our World is evolving faster than ever. New technologies, such as artificial intelligence, big data and Internet of Things, as well as the development of nano-science, are bringing new challenges and opportunities to the Intellectual Property and Licensing industry. These new challenges are questioning the pillars of Intellectual Property and Licensing as we know them: they are affecting the conditions for the enforceability of IP rights, the limits of liability for infringement and the effectiveness of the currently available legal tools to manage IP.


In this fascinating context and with the collaboration of some of the most robust International companies in the fields of telecommunications, digital contents and energy, Madrid will host the 2019 LES Pan European Conference with a panel of distinguished speakers from industry and an exciting social program including a flamenco performance and a visit to the Royal Site of San Lorenzo del Escorial.


Are you ready to join us? We look forward to sharing it all with you in Madrid!

Book your seat

Go to registration on EPO Website to attend the EPO Training Course «Patent evaluation-which IP should be pursued?» on 13th September, 



Download the full programme here, or click on each day below to see details

Day before the conference (10th September 2019)
17:00 – 19:30 Welcome Reception at NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding Hotel

11 September 2019

09:30 – 10:00 Institutional Welcome & Day Opening Session

Fiona Nicolson (President LES International), Francisco Velasco (President LES Spain-Portugal)

10:00 – 11:00 Keynote Speech 1

Manuel Desantes

11:00 – 11:30 Networking Break
11:30 – 12:45 Workshop 1: Striking a balance between the need to protect confidential information in SEP negotiations and the non-discrimination obligation pursuant to FRAND commitments

Roberto Dini (Moderator), Mario Franzosi, Clemens Heusch, Manuel Lobato, Marco Lo Bue, Claudia Tapia

Workshop 2: Industry 4.0. Data, algorithms and business

Emmanuel Gougé (Moderator), Raúl Bercovitz, Javier Fernández-Lasquetty

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Workshop 3: Technology Transfer BER

Mattia Dalla Costa (Moderator), Alexander Haertel, Stephanie Pautke, Pat Treacy

Workshop 4: Personal Data and Biomedical research: A balance between privacy and health

Guadalupe Sampedro (Moderator), Vicente Navarro

15:15 – 15:45 Networking Break
15:45 – 17:00 Workshop 5: IP Valuation session

André Gorius (Moderator), Véronique Blum, Julio Cerviño, Andrea Vestita

Workshop 6: Challenges/Opportunities to/of the Patent System in the Age of AI/IoT

Heinz Goddar (Moderator), Georg Kreuz, Matthias Leistner, Rebekka Porath, Yanis Skulikaris, Nikolaus Thumm, Beat Weibel

17:00 – 17:15 Conclusions and Day Closure
19:30 – 22:00 Cocktail Dinner

12 September 2019

09:30 – 10:00 Day Opening Session
Luis Ignacio Vicente del Olmo, José-Miguel Lissén Arbeloa
10:00 – 11:00 Keynote Speech 2

Elisa Martín Garijo

11:00 – 11:30 Networking Break
11:30 – 12:45 Workshop 7: AI and ethics. Tensions, threats, the role of society and policy maker

Sergio Miralles (Moderator), Carlos Balaguer, Carles Sierra, Clara Neppel

Workshop 8: Artificial Intelligence and Art: Looking for the author

Jean-Christophe Troussel (Moderador), Eleonora Rosati, Angel Sevillano

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Workshop 9: Role-play to define technical character or an invention

Jean-Marc Deltorn, Yannis Skulikaris, Markus Volkmer

Workshop 10: Start-ups in the digital field and IP

Claudia Tapia (Moderador), María Jose Huertas, Stephen Potter

15:15 – 15:30 Short Break
15:30 – 16:30 LES European and Internacional affairs announcements
16:30 – 17:00 Conclusions and Conference Closure

José Antonio Gil Celedonio (Director OEPM) y Francisco Velasco (President LES Spain-Portugal)

19:30 – 22:00 Closing Dinner
Day after the conference (13th September 2019)

OPTIONAL. Not included in the registration

08:15 – 16:00 Choice A: EPO Training Course: Patent Evaluation– Which IP should be pursued? Book here
09:30 – 17:00 Choice B: Social visit to El Escorial. Go to «Book your Seat» section


Over 40 speakers across industry, academia and IP firms & agencies

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