Whose invention is it anyway?
Taking a closer look at employee inventions

Stibbe, Wednesday 22 June 2016, 09:00 – 12:30


V.O. Patents and Trademarks, Stibbe’s Intellectual Property team and Agoria are pleased to invite you to their joint seminar on employee inventions. The seminar will take place on 22 June 2016 at Stibbe’s office in Brussels.

Seminar topics
Practical case studies, sample clauses, and interventions by national and international experts in this area, will be combined with interactive debates with a panel composed of leading players from the Belgian industry. With this seminar, we aim to answer your questions related to employee inventions in a broad range of jurisdictions.

Programme

9:00 – 9:20 Registration and welcome coffee
9:20 – 9:30 Opening address, introduction of speakers
By Mr. René Branders (Agoria)
9:30 – 11:15 Need for confidentiality between employee and employer – measures to be taken
Speakers: Ignace Vernimme & Simone Vandewynckel (Stibbe)
An international perspective on employee inventions
Jurisdictions covered include The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, the US, the UK, China, etc
Speakers:
• Ignace Vernimme & Simone Vandewynckel (Stibbe)
• Marco Box & Bettina Hermann & Tamara Elmore (V.O.)
11:15 – 11:30 Break and coffee
11:30 – 12:15 Specific clauses and company policies: best practices
Jurisdictions covered include The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, the US, the UK, China, etc
Speakers: Ignace Vernimme & Simone Vandewynckel (Stibbe)

Q&A: Specific formalities towards patent offices
Including national patent law, registrations at the patent office, proceedings, documents to be filed
Speakers: Marie-José Luys (V.O.)
12:15 – 12:30 Wrap-up and Q&A
By Ms. Yizhen Wang (Agoria)
12:30 Lunch

All presentations will be in English

Location:

Stibbe
Central Plaza
Loksumstraat 25 rue de Loxum
1000 Brussels