Counsel, Are My Secrets Safe With You?

13 December 2018

12:30 - 17:40

Louizalaan 235 Avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

We welcome you to join us for a unique event in honour of Bruno Vandermeulen's retirement. The best IP experts from Bird & Bird Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and the UK have lined up with Bruno's best friend specialists from the US bar and from the Belgian judiciary to offer 7 sessions on hot topics of interest to whomever is or is likely to be confronted with IP litigation.

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The programme

12:30 - 13:30

Arrival and Lunch

13:30 - 13:40

Introduction

Bruno Vandermeulen, Partner, Bird & Bird Brussels

13:40 - 14:20

How to Preserve Secrecy Via Confidentiality Clubs?

Moderator:

Sam Granata, Court of Appeal Judge, Belgium

Speakers:

Morag Macdonald, Partner, Bird & Bird London

Yves Bizollon, Partner, Bird & Bird Paris

Marc van Wijngaarden, Partner, Bird & Bird The Hague

Trevor Cook, Partner, WilmerHale New York

14:20 - 14:50

Free Circulation of Evidence in Multi-Jurisdictional IP Enforcement Disputes

Moderator:

Jean-Christophe Troussel, Partner, Bird & Bird Brussels

Speakers:

Massimiliano Mostardini, Partner, Bird & Bird Milan

Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan, Partner, Bird & Bird Paris

Dr. Matthias Meyer, Partner, Bird & Bird Düsseldorf

Wouter Pors, Partner, Bird & Bird The Hague

Robert Williams, Partner, Bird & Bird London

14:50 - 15:20

Legal Privilege in Europe and in the USA for Lawyers and Patent Attorneys

Moderator:

Trevor Cook, Partner, WilmerHale New York

Speakers:

Jane Mutimear, Partner, Bird & Bird London

Dr. Michael Alt, Patent Attorney & Partner, Bird & Bird Munich

William McCabe, Partner, Perkins Coie New York

15:20 - 15:50

Coffee Break

15:50 - 16:20

Trade Secret Litigation

Moderator:

Natalia Zebrowska, Legal & Policy Officer, DG GROW

Speakers:

Robert Williams, Partner, Bird & Bird London

Manuel Lobato, Partner, Bird & Bird Madrid

Domien Op de Beeck, Counsel, Bird & Bird Brussels

16:20 - 16:40

Data Ownership - The New Battlefield?

Moderator:

William McCabe, Partner, Perkins Coie New York

Speaker:

Benoit Van Asbroeck, Partner, Bird & Bird Brussels

16:40 - 17:10

Views from Experienced In-House Counsel

Moderator:

Armand Killan, Partner, Bird & Bird The Hague

Speakers:

Frank Landolt, VP IP & Legal, Ablynx

Lawrence Freeman, Senior Counsel, Bird & Bird Brussels (former European Counsel at Tesla, Inc.)

17:10 - 17:40

Interactive Panel Discussions and Conclusions

Moderator:

Bruno Vandermeulen, Partner, Bird & Bird Brussels