What to Expect

  • CEOs
  • CTOs
  • Founders & Managing Directors
  • Inventors
  • R&D Managers
  • Heads of IP
  • In-House Legal Counsels
  • Heads/Directors of Innovation

etc. venues St. Paul's,

27 November 2017

Who attends?


LONDON // 2017

  • Update your IP management practices through technology
  • Understand the best techniques in commercialisation of soft and hard intangible assets
  • Find the latest IP theft protection applications
  • Set your legal IP affairs accurately 
  • Build a bridge between your R&D and IP departments
  • Learn how to use IP as a collateral when borrowing
  • Strong focus on SMEs

  • A.I. & Advanced Machine Learning
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Conversational Systems
  • Automations and Data Analytics 
  • Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Drones
  • 3D Printing
  • Autonomous Transportation
  • Next-Gen Batteries
  • Software and Gaming
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber Security and Data Privacy 

Why attend?

Industry Focus

  • Meet and network with decision makers representing Emerging tech firms and SMEs
  • Introduce your latest products and services to a carefully selected audience of IP owners
  • Explore the uncharted territories of IP in Emerging technologies

Listen to over 25 speakers leading the world of Intellectual Property. Attend 5 heated panel discussion, 4 stand-alone presentations and 5 networking sessions. Meet with 150 attendees and 200+ online viewers looking beyond tomorrow in an ever-changing IP world. Get the tools, insights and inspiration you need to take your IP management to the next level.

Get a fresh perspective.

Explore new areas.

The Future Tech IP Summit explores the  uncharted territories of Emerging technologies with strong focus on IP management and commercialisation for Small to Medium Size Enterprises. 

etc.venues St Paul's is a state of the art conference centre and London is the most prominent innovation hub in Europe. We are bringing in the best speakers in the industry at the same time, into the same room. What a chance!

etc. Venues St.Paul's,

200 Aldersgate, St. Pauls, London EC1A 4HD,

27 November 2017

IP Manager

IDEX Biometrics 

Founder and CEO at Dovetailed

Nellie Simon

Ken Bird


West Coast Software

Zeev Fisher

Sr. VP, Technology Licensing

Cheers Interactive

Goncalo de Vasconcelos

Jan Walaski



Jon Calvert


Robotics Club

Edmund Lobb

John Illsley

Dr. Chris Donegan


Invention Capital Associates

Antoine Amann 



Senior Vice President


Ilia Kolochenko

Steven Dann

Nayan Shah


Vectis IP

Ilia Kolochenko

CEO & Founder

High-Tech Bridge

Partner, Patent Attorney 

Venner Shipley LLP

Director, Patents


Vaiva Kalnikaitė



Jordan Fantaay

Founder & CEO 


Dr. Jochen Spuck

Gareth Jones

VP Intellectual Property 


Jesse Lozano

Anne McAleer

Raj Sark

Markus Glasser 

Founder and Lead Inventor




CEO and Co-Founder

Syndicate Room

Dr Siva Narayana

Conference Chair and Keynote speaker:

Managing Partner, and Head of Electronics 

Venner Shipley LLP

Founder & CEO

Amplified Robot

Patent Expert

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property - ip-search


Cheers Interactive

Wulf Höflich

Giustino de Sanctis

Director Digital Transformation 


Margaret Hartnett

Alex Brown

Director, Legal and Patents

IDscan Biometrics

UK and European Patent Attorney Kilburn & Strode LLP

Keith Jones


Moore Stephens LLP

Sponsored by

Media partners

Headline sponsor

Agenda in-brief

The full conference programme and further details for the Future Tech IP Summit are provided upon request only.

8:00-8:45 Registration and Breakfast

8:45-8:55 Chairman's opening remarks

8:55-9:15 Opening Keynote

9:15-10:00 Demystifying IP- How Important is IP to Tech Start-Ups?

  • Brief overview – copyright, design rights, trademarks and patents for Start-ups 
  • The importance of disclosure – The need for open and candid communication 
  • IP and software – Copyright and process patents 
  • Attracting investment – IP crucial to investors

10:00-10:15 Stand-Alone Presentation

10:15-11:15 Coffee and Tea Networking Session

11:15-12:00 Catalyst or Insurance Policy? – The Role of IP in Commercialisation 

  • Investors are drawn to strong IP prospects – patents especially are essential to investors and risk funders 
  • The Audit- What is the real value of your IP 
  • The Patent Box- Increasing the attractiveness of IP 
  • In for the long haul – long-term value in IP 
  • Licencing – Repurposing IP, White-labelling and more

12:00-12:25 Stand-Alone Presentation

12:25-13:30  Lunch

13:30 -14:30 How Do SME’s Defend Their IP?

  • Global versus Local - Markets, timing and costs? 
  • IP landscape & Freedom to operate – a little searching goes a long way 
  • Infringement is a two-way street – Fine-tune your patents 
  • What is my exposure – to patent or not to patent?

14:30-14:45 Stand-Alone Presentation

14:45-15:00 Stand-Alone Presentation

15:00-15:45 Who Owns the Problem? - Responsibility & Management of IP in a Fast Growing Company

15:45-16:45  Coffee and Tea Networking Session

16:45-17:15 IP and Sales- Product Sales Versus Licensing, Business Models and Investor Economics

17:15-17:45 IP Financing- Fantasy or Real Opportunity?

17:45-18:00 Closing Remarks

18:00-19:30 Drinks Reception

Save your spot and get to learn more about the importance of IP to your business!

Simple pricing plans for the FTIP Summit


IP Owners/SMEs/

In-House Legal Counsels

Final release


Service Providers*

Final release

*Including, but not limited to law firms, IP consultancy firms, translation firms, IP software providers.

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