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EU2021

High Level Conference Intellectual Property and Digital Transition

The Intellectual Property metamorphosis

in the Age of Digital Transition

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the Member States’ agenda, forcing them to rethink ways of acting and to reflect on how to react to the global health crisis. This has resulted in an intense need for innovation and implementation of new technologies.

The creation of an environment which enables researchers, scientists, authors, companies and universities to continue on producing Innovation and Research and Development (R&D) inevitably involves the protection of the Intellectual Property Rights, such as trademarks, patents, designs, geographical indications and appellations of origin, and copyright.

In fact, the protection of such rights promotes the creation and dissemination of inventions with a consequent positive impact on the economy. The Portuguese Presidency has a particular emphasis on this priority by supporting companies and universities to capitalise on their inventions and creations.

New technologies such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing, biopatents and green energies/technologies are among the priorities defined by the Portuguese Presidency in terms of Industrial Property. The digital transition, conveyed by the Industrial Property system, is a unique opportunity not only to leverage economic recovery, but also to create a more innovation-orientated ecosystem which will improve the quality of life of citizens and companies. This evolution must obviously be complemented with incentives for the development of technologies and green energies for the sustainable growth of societies.

The Presidency believes that it is essential to reflect on the importance of Intellectual Property in the European context. Therefore, INPI is organising a High-Level Conference on Intellectual Property and Digital Transition, under the theme of “The Intellectual Property metamorphosis in the Age of Digital Transition - Remember the past, Act in the Present, and Reflect on the challenges of the Future”. This event is scheduled for February 11th, on a virtual format.

The focus of this event will be on the discussion and reflection on relevant matters directly related to Intellectual Property, regarding the need to hasten the digital transition as a driver for economic recovery, as well as promoting the digital transformation of businesses and the awareness that digital should be faced as a cluster of opportunities. These will consequently bring citizens and services together under the principle of proximity, that overcomes the constraints arising from possible distances, both geographical and those caused by the pandemic that we currently face.

 

 

For any question related to the conference, please refer to ipconference.2021portugal.eu@inpi.pt.
 
To register on the Conference please access the following link: https://hopin.com/events/european-union-intelectual-property-conference
 

 

Conference Programme


Morning – February 11th 2021

08h30 | 09h00 Welcoming Guests

OPENING SESSION

09h00 | 10h00 Opening Speeches

  • Ana Bandeira, President, Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)          CV
  • Francisca Van Dunem, Minister of Justice          CV
  • Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of State for the Economy and the Digital Transition (tbc)           CV         
  • Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education (tbc)          CV 
  • Graça Fonseca, Minister of Culture          CV
  • Thierry Breton, Internal Market Commissioner (European Commission)          CV
  • Christian Archambeau, Executive Director, European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)         CV
  • António Campinos, President, European Patent Office (EPO)          CV
  • Daren Tang, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (OMPI)          CV

 

1st PANEL | INNOVATION IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

10h00 | 10h10 Keynote speaker

  • Daniel Traça, Dean of Nova School of Business & Economics          CV

10h10 | 10h30 LectureIntellectual property rights and European competitiveness

  • Carolina Castaldi, Utrecht University, Netherlands          CV

10h30 | 11h30 Round Table Discussion
I&D in Universities – the role of IP for the development of innovation and its projection in the economy

Moderated by Daniel Traça Dean of Nova SBE

  • Rita Cucchiara, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Itália          CV
  • Luís Caldas de Oliveira, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)          CV
  • Ricardo Paes Mamede, University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE)          CV

BREAK | 11h30 – 11h40

 

2nd PANEL | COUNTERFEITING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

11h40 | 11h50 Keynote speaker

  • Paul Maier, European Observatory on Infringements of IP Rights          CV

11h50 | 12h00 Lecture
Enforcement in Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin

  • Alberto Ribeiro de Almeida, Douro and Port Wines Institute (IVDP, I.P.)          CV

12h00 | 12h15 Lecture
Counterfeiting in the digital age

  • Luís Silveira Botelho, General Inspection of Cultural Activities (IGAC)          CV

12h15 | 13h00 Round Table Discussion
Counterfeiting, organised crime and EMPACT priorities

Moderated by Paul Maier, European Observatory on Infringements of IP Rights

  • José Luís Lopes da Mota, Ministry of Justice          CV
  • Jorge Bento da Silva, European Commission          CV
  • Burkhard Mühl, Europol          CV
  • László Venczl, Eurojust          CV

13h00 | 14h00 LUNCH BREAK

 

Afternoon – February 11th 2021

3rd PANEL | THE CHALLENGE OF AWARENESS FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INNOVATION IN THE GLOBAL MARKET

14h00 | 14h10 Keynote speaker

  • Eurico Brilhante Dias, Secretary of State for Internationalisation          CV

14h10 | 14h20 Lecture
Presentation of the European Commission’s Intellectual Property Action Plan

  • Amaryllis Verhoeven, DG GROW (European Commission)          CV

14h20 | 15h00 Round table discussion
Business and research metamorphosis in the age of digital transformation

Moderated by Gonçalo Caseiro, Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office (INCM)          CV

  • Daniela Braga, DefinedCrowd company          CV
  • Paula Panarra, Microsoft Portugal company          CV
  • Ulf Håkanson, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)          CV

BREAK | 15h00 – 15h10

 

4th PANEL | THE METAMORPHOSIS CYCLE – BACK TO THE BEGINNING...

15h10 | 15h25 Keynote speaker

  • Elvira Fortunato, Nova Lisbon University (UNL)          CV

15h25 | 16h15 Lecture Sessions
Organisations’ forward-looking vision regarding Intellectual Property

  • Ulrike Till, “The role of Artificial Intelligence in the future of the organisation” (WIPO)           CV
  • Telmo Vilela, “Building a European Patent System and Network with a Global Impact”              (EPO)           CV          
  • João Negrão, “EUIPNetwork: 10 years Upgrading the European IP landscape for the benefit of users – future outlook” (EUIPO)          CV
  • José António Gil Celedonio, “The inventions of medical devices. What the future has to hold?” (Spanish Patent and Trademark Office - OEPM)          CV
  • Ana Bandeira, “Challenges for INPI during 2021-2023” (INPI)

 

CLOSING SESSION

16h15 | 16h30 Closing Speech

  • Anabela Pedroso, Secretary of State of Justice          CV

16h30 | 17h00 FADO Session, Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO

Information updated on 09 February 2021 19:27