1) Tackling global challenges with IP research: Perspectives of IP Office Chief Economists

Chair: Reinhilde Veugelers (KU Leuven) 

Panel members:

  • Nathan Wajsman (EU IPO)
  • Rich Corken (UK IPO)
  • Carsten Fink (WIPO)
  • Yann Ménière (EPO)
2) Intellectual property for a sustainable future

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Eppinger, HTW Berlin, Project Lead IPACST Project

  • Prof. Dr. Anjula Gurtoo, Indian Institute of Science, Principle Investigator IPACST Project
  • Prof. Dr. Ove Granstrand, Chalmers University, Advisory Board Member IPACST Project

Policy/ PTOs:

  • Elena Kostadinova, Legal and Policy Officer, DG GROW | European Commission
  • Dr. Julian Kolev, Senior Research Economist, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Dr. Hansueli Stamm, Chief Economist, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property


  • Duncan Park, Head of Intellectual Property · TOMRA Systems ASA
  • Dr. Jay Yonamine, Product Manager Geo, Google
  • Dr. Christian Sternitzke, co-founder and managing director of TEDIRO
3) Openness in Court: Judges Roundtable

Chair: Lionel Bentley

  • Lord Justice Richard Arnold – bio
  • Judge Professor Peter Blok – bio
  • Judge Dr Hubertus Schacht – bio