CFTalks on IP Monetization

Best practices for generating revenue from your IP - January 30, 2020 – Düsseldorf, Germany

Intellectual Property is a vital part of a company‘s value and crucial for ensuring a competitive edge. IP monetization is an often underdeveloped or overlooked aspect of IP asset management. With increasing cost pressure and the demand for alternative business models, more and more companies are looking at creating stronger return-on-invest from their patent and trademark portfolios. For patents and trademarks that would otherwise sit on the shelf, IP monetization is an attractive revenue-generator.

The seminar will introduce you to the basic concepts of IP monetization and provide best practice examples from leading industry case studies. The seminar aims at assisting you in developing an IP monetization strategy that meets your business goals. We are particularly pleased that with Tobias Kessler, in-house counsel at Papst Licensing and Nokia’s Head of Dispute Resolution EMEA & APAC, Dr. Clemens-August Heusch, two renowned experts in patent monetization will join us as external speakers to share their experiences and best practice tips. Papst Licensing looks back on an impressive journey from starting off with monetizing the patent portfolio of Papst-Motoren GmbH & Co. KG to becoming one of the industry’s leaders in providing patent monetization options for companies in Germany and abroad. Mr. Kessler will provide a general overview on the various forms of IP monetization, including sale, licensing, divesting, and litigation and associated strategic considerations. Dr. Heusch will complement this overview by sharing his insights on licensing of standard-essential patents (SEPs) and associated litigation and alternative dispute resolution strategies.

Mathias Karlhuber, patent attorney and partner at COHAUSZ & FLORACK will round off the seminar by explaining how to strategically build an IP Portfolio and how to optimize it for monetization purposes.

As always, the CFTalks format will allow you to closely interact with the speakers and engage in a fruitful discussion with key opinion leaders and peers at the networking reception after the seminar. This will be the first CFTalks event in our spacious new seminar and reception facilities on the top floor of our Düsseldorf office. We look forward to welcoming you!


15:30 Arrival and coffee break

16:00 Welcome address
Dr. Christoph Walke, COHAUSZ & FLORACK

16:10 Monetization strategies
- From the inside of a worldwide patent monetization company
Tobias Kessler, Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG

16:50 How to structure international patent portfolios
- Does your patent strategy meet your business goals?
- What is the impact of your business goals on your portfolio strategy?
- How to get there? Lessons learned.
Mathias Karlhuber, COHAUSZ & FLORACK

17:20 Licensing of SEPs -  Litigation and ADR Strategies
- Right to Access under Competition Law
- Escalation Options
- Litigation Strategies
Dr. Clemens-August Heusch, Nokia

18:00 - 19:00 Networking reception


Organizational Matters

The number of participants is limited.
The event will be held in English language.
It is free of charge.
Attendance certificates can be issued on request.

Registrations are considered in the order of their receipt. Please register here until 23.01.2019.

The event will take place in the new conference and reception area on the 6th floor of COHAUSZ & FLORACK‘s Düsseldorf office, Bleichstraße 14 in Düsseldorf.

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