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, 


Find out more about all the workshops and plenary seasons


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
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), Andrea Vestita, Véronique Blum, Julio Cerviño

Workshop 2: Industry 4.0. Data, algorithms and business

Emmanuel Gougé

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

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

Workshop 4: Personal Data and Biomedical research: A balance between privacy and health
15:15 – 15:45 Networking Break
15:45 – 17:00 Workshop 5: IP Valuation session

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

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

Heinz Goddar (Moderator), Rebekka Porath Beat Weibel, Nikolaus Thumm, Yanis Skulikaris

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

12 September 2019

09:30 – 10:00 Day Opening Session
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

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

Javier Fernández-Lasquetty (Moderator), 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, Markus Volkmer, Yannis Skulikaris

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

Claudia Tapia, María Jose Huertas

15:15 – 15:45 Networking Break
15:45 – 17:00 Workshop (tbc)
17:00 – 17:15 Conclusions and Conference Closure
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 24 speakers across industry, academia and IP firms & agencies

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