Conference on IP issues in ICT

Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building

8 Jun 2015

On Thursday, June 18 INESC TEC will host a one-day conference on intellectual property issues in ICT.

Conference on IP in ICT

Intellectual Property Issues in ICT
Date: 18 June, 9 am
Venue: Room B032, at FEUP, the University of Porto

Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the foundations for building an innovative and competitive economy, and fundamental for any country investing in innovation, technology and research.

Due to their nature, Information and Communication Technologies present specific challenges regarding intellectual property. The interplay between open and proprietary codes, as well as the diverse views on copyrights and software patents, requires both awareness and expertise in order to fully exploit the advantages of the IP rights system.

INESC TEC would like to invite you to participate in the Conference IP Issues in ICT, specifically designed for Academia, where renowned international IP experts will be discussing the importance of IP and patents in the area of Information and Communication Technologies. 

This is one of the initiatives organised as part of INESC TEC's 30th anniversary celebrations. 

Participation is free, but seats are limited. Register here.


9.00 am – Registration

9.30 am – Opening session
                INESC TEC President

10.00 am – Computer implemented inventions – the current view of the European Patent Office
                EPO patent examiner for Computer Implemented Inventions, Munich, Germany

11.00 am – Coffee break

11.30 am – IP strategy in IMEC: applied research in ICT and microelectronics
                Kathleen De Belder, IP Business and Intelligence officer, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium

12.30 pm –  Lunch break

02.00 pm – Open source software issues: licenses, patents and defensive publications
                Malcolm Bain, Partner, id law partners, Barcelona, Spain

03.00 pm – Industry trends in open innovation communities
                Mirko Boehm, Director for Linux System Definition, Open Innovation Network, Berlin, Germany

04.00 pm – Closing session