LONDON // 2017

etc. venues St. Paul's,

27 November 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

Industry Focus

What to Expect

  • 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 

Who attends?

Why attend?

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

  • 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

Get a fresh perspective.

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.

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,

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

27 November 2017

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!

Vaiva Kalnikaitė

Founder and CEO at Dovetailed

Ken Bird


West Coast Software

Dr. Chris Donegan


Invention Capital Associates

Antoine Amann 



Ilia Kolochenko

Ilia Kolochenko

CEO & Founder

High-Tech Bridge

Jordan Fantaay

Founder & CEO 


Gareth Jones

VP Intellectual Property 


Raj Sark

Founder and Lead Inventor


Conference Chair and Keynote speaker:

Managing Partner, and Head of Electronics 

Venner Shipley LLP

Patent Expert

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property - ip-search

Wulf Höflich

Margaret Hartnett

Director, Legal and Patents

IDscan Biometrics

Zeev Fisher



Jan Walaski

Dr. Jochen Spuck

IP Manager

IDEX Biometrics 

Jesse Lozano



Anne McAleer

Sr. VP, Technology Licensing

Cheers Interactive

Markus Glasser 

Senior Vice President


Jon Calvert



CEO and Co-Founder

Syndicate Room

Dr Siva Narayana


Robotics Club

Steven Dann

Founder & CEO

Amplified Robot

Goncalo de Vasconcelos

Nayan Shah


Cheers Interactive

Giustino de Sanctis


Vectis IP

Nellie Simon

Director Digital Transformation 


Edmund Lobb

Alex Brown

Partner, Patent Attorney 

Venner Shipley LLP

UK and European Patent Attorney Kilburn & Strode LLP

Keith Jones

Director, Patents


John Illsley


Moore Stephens LLP

Headline sponsor

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Media partners

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


Service Providers*


Final release

Final release

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

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