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Conference - IP Protection for Plant Innovation
Intellectual Property Protection
for Plant Innovation 2019
2018-12-28 2019-11-29 Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel Kattengat 1 1012 Amsterdam +31 20 62 12 223 +31 20 62 75 245

Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation 2019

9th International Conference

The 9th edition of this conference offers you once again the most recent developments in IP for the seed industry and the breeders.
  • Digital innovation: digital farming, sequence information and dematerialization of inventions
  • Patents: Broccoli III, Genome editing, developments from Argentina and Brazil
  • PVP: EDV from enforcement perspective, grant case-law update
  • IP enforcement/counterfeiting: EU, China, Ukraine/ Russia, Brazil/Argentina
  • First-hand updates from UPOV, CPVO, EPO and ITPGRFA

Aims and objectives

We are proud to announce FORUM Institute's 9th Conference on Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation 2019 to be held from 28 November to 29 November 2019 in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. The 9th instalment of this conference offers you once again the most recent developments at UPOV, CPVO, EPO, and ITPGRFA at first-hand. You will join the discussion on the most debated IP topics in the field of plant innovation of the last two years. A great opportunity to network and to meet key players from the institutions and the seed industry!

Mark your calendar to join us end of November 2019 for the 9th Conference on Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation in Amsterdam!
Who should attend
  • CEOs, General Managers and Managing Directors
  • Heads of IP/Patent, IP/Patent Managers, Counsels and Specialists
  • Heads of Legal and Legal Counsels
  • R&D/Breeding Heads, Managers and Consultants
  • Business Development Directors and Managers
  • IP/Patent Attorneys/Consultants and Lawyers in private practice
  • Representatives of plant variety, IP, patent and trademark offices
  • Representatives of plant breeders’ associations
Dr. Michael Kock
European Patent Attorney, dr. kock consulting, Basel (Switzerland)

Your speakers
Dominic Muyldermans
Senior Legal Consultant, CropLife International, Brussels (Belgium)

Martín Bensadon
Attorney-at-Law, Partner, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Dr. Gert Würtenberger
Attorney-at-Law, WürtenbergerKunze, Munich (Germany)

Dr. Klaus von Gierke
Attorney-at-Law, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Hamburg (Germany)

Kent Nnadozie
Secretary, International Treaty on Planet Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Rome (Italy)

Christopher Grewe
General Counsel, eatsa/Former Associate General Counsel, The Climate Corporation, San Francisco (USA)

Antonio Villarroel
ANOVE - Asociación Nacional de Obtentores, Madrid (Spain)

Szonja Csörgõ
Director Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs, European Seed Association (ESA), Brussels (Belgium)

Peter Button
Vice Secretary-General, International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), Geneva (Switzerland)

Gustavo de Freitas Morais
Attorney, Dannemann Siemsen Advogados, São Paulo (Brazil)

Tjeerd Overdijk
Attorney, Vondst Advokaten, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Martin Ekvad
President, Community Plant Variety Office, Angers (France)

Heli Pihlajamaa
Heli Pihlajamaa, Director Patent Law, European Patent Office, Munich (Germany)

Paul D. Olson
Senior IP Expert Plant Variety Protection (PVP) and Germplasm, KWS SAAT SE, Einbeck (Germany)

Dr. Richard Williams
European Patent Attorney, Partner, HGF, London (UK)

Dr. Hendrik Wichmann
European Patent Attorney, Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff, Munich (Germany)

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