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Already in its third year the PatentSight Summit turned out to be one of the biggest and most valuable IP events in Europe. The summit is characterised by high-class participants and outstanding speakers.




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Top speakers



Exchange of experience



Boat cruise on the River Rhine



Latest software news


Best Practice and Use Cases for:

  • IP Strategy
  • Benchmarking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Trend Scouting
  • Merger & Acquisition
  • Licensing
  • Risk Management
  • Latest PatentSight Software Developments and Upcoming Innovations


In 2017 more than 140 decision makers and experts attended the PatentSight Summit.

  • Chief IP Counsels
  • Heads of IP
  • Heads of Patents
  • Heads of Patent Analytics
  • Heads of Patent Search
  • Heads of Patent Management
  • Patent Analysts
  • Leading Patent Scientists
  • Officials from International Patent Offices


17 May:
9:00 to approx. 17:00 conference
17:00 – max. 21:00 Networking event with boat cruise on the River Rhine. There is the possibilty to leave the boat every 30 minutes and use a shuttle transfer back.

18 May:
9:00 to approx. 13:00 Patent Analysis in Practice

(Schedule is subject to change. A detailed agenda will be published shortly.)

Speaker panel

Industry speakers

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Dr. Udo Meyer
Senior Vice President Global IP at BASF

Keynote speech:
From quantity to quality – Insights from an early adopter

More about Dr. Udo Meyer

In 1986 Udo completed his degree in chemistry and graduated as Doctor of Philosophy in 1988 from Bielefeld University. He spent his post-doctorate study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, United States of America.

With regard to his professional qualifications he successfully completed a further training as European Patent Attorney and German Patent Attorney in 1995 respectively 2001.

Udo started his career as a research scientist (inorganic chemistry) at BASF SE in 1989. 1991 he moved to BASF’s IP department, named Global Intellectual Property, and ad- vanced as Head of “Polyurethanes and Styrenics” IP group in 1996. In 2001 he changed as Head of the IP group “intermediates, petrochemicals and engineering technology” and was also in charge of Inventors’ Remuneration for BASF Group until 1996. Since 2008 he is Head of the Global Intellectual Property Department of BASF SE.

In addition he accompanies in different memberships, that is President of VPP (German Association of Patent Attorney), Member of the Executive Committee of GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), Head of IP group of German Association of Chemical Industry (VCI), Head of IP group of German Association of Industry (BDI) and Member of IP group of Business Europe.

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Ralf Lamberti
Director Intellectual Property, Trends & Innovation at Daimler

Current IP challenges in the automotive industry: How can smart analytics support the IP department?
More about Ralf Lamberti

Ralf joined Daimler AG in 1987 after studying mechanical engineering at Karlsruhe Technical University and business sciences at Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen. At Daimler, Ralf worked in various departments, including production planning, project management, controlling, assistance, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, process design, documentation and logistics. In his last assignment, he was responsible for the Connected Car and User Interaction for all model lines of Mercedes cars.

Since March 2016, he has headed Daimler AG’s global IP management, including trademarks and design patents for Mercedes Benz, smart, Fuso, Freightliner and other Daimler brands.

Tim Alexander Oelmann
Head of Strategic IPR & Incubation Management at Deutsche Telekom

Title forthcoming

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Dr. Dietmar Pressner
Global Vice President IP at DSM

Title forthcoming

More about Dr. Dietmar Pressner

Since 2011 Dietmar has been the Global Vice President for Intellectual Property for Royal DSM N.V., coordinating IP efforts in patents and trademarks in Europe, the US and China. He is also the director of the DSM IP Assets B.V. and, since 2013, a board member of the Patent Documentation Group (PDG).

Dietmar initially joined DSM in 2004 as an IP cluster leader in nutrition in Switzerland and later in materials in the Netherlands. In his 22 years of professional expertise he has also worked in the IP field for Henkel and Bayer, both in Germany and the US.

He holds a Dr. rer.nat. in Polymer Science from the University of Mainz in Germany and the Max-Planck-Institute of Polymer Research and has completed qualification as a European Patent Attorney and a US Patent Agent.

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Peter Berg
Vice President IP at Infineon

Patent Valuation – Value for whom

More about Peter Berg

Peter specialized in the management of large IP portfolios and the transactional part of the IP value chain, particularly licensing, M&A and litigation. Peter is European and German Patent Attorney and in charge of IP at Infineon, previously Head of IP at Draexlmaier and Tetra Pak and Chief Licensing Counsel at Siemens AG.

As a frequent speaker at IP conferences on the development and management of in-house IP departments and a restless coach for R&D teams in 15+ countries throughout Europe, but also in the US, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and China, he contributes to the efficient creation and fair use of IP in a corporate and industry context.

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Dr. Minou Weerts
Vice President IP Strategy & Counseling at NXP

Road to value-driven IP management at NXP

More about Dr. Minou Weerts

Minou is Vice President IP Strategy & Counseling at NXP Semiconductors, where she leads a cross-functional and international team in developing and steering IP strategy, conducting IP portfolio management, and providing comprehensive IP support to business and corporate activities.

She holds a MSc and PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, and is a registered Dutch and European Patent Attorney.

(Speakers are listed in alphabetical order according to the company name)


Institutional speakers

Cyril Hariton
Chief Competition Economist at the  European Commission

Title forthcoming
More about Cyril Hariton

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Daniel Coublucq
Economist in the Chief Economist's Team at the  European Commission

Title forthcoming
More about Daniel Coublucq
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Dr. Jochen Spuck
Head of Product Development at Swiss Patent Office / IP Search

Title forthcoming
More about Dr. Jochen Spuck

Jochen joined the patent department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property in 2008 as a professional in the field of polymers and technical chemistry. Today he is leading the product development section of “ip-search”, the label under which the IPI provides commercial patent search services.

(Speakers are listed in alphabetical order according to the name of institution)


Academic speakers and partner

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Jens Bördin
Co-Founder, Partner and CEO at Konsert IP & Strategy
The organizational keys to unlocking your IP value potential

More about Jens Bördin

Jens co-founded Konsert Strategy & IP in 2006 and is an advisor in business-driven IP management, technology and innovation management, and leverage of intellectual assets. His experience includes leading C-level strategy projects, multi-year implementation projects and large-scale multilateral projects at and between multinational corporations and public research entities.

James Conley
Clinical Professor of Technology at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Title forthcoming

More about James Conley

James served as appointed member on the US Department of Commerce Trademark Public Advisory Committee to the USPTO. His research investigates the strategic use of intangible assets and intellectual properties to build and sustain competitive advantage.

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Prof. Holger Ernst
Chair of Technology & Innovation Management at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Title forthcoming

More about Prof. Holger Ernst

Holger is co-founder of PatentSight. He is professor of technology and innovation management at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and visiting professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, as well as honorary professor at the Melbourne Business School.

He has published more than 50 papers in leading journals in the fields of strategy, innovation and intellectual property. Since his PhD dissertation about the use of patent data for the strategic planning of R&D (published in 1996) he has received multiple awards for his research.

Holger advises and speaks to corporations worldwide and serves on the board of several start-ups.

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Anthony Trippe
Adjunct Professor of IP Management and Markets at Illinois Institute of Technology

 Insights on the cryptocurrency patent landscape — a joint analysis between Patinformatics and PatentSight
More about Anthony Trippe

Anthony (Tony) is Managing Director of Patinformatics, LLC. Patinformatics is an advisory firm specializing in patent analytics and landscaping to support decision making for technology based businesses. In addition to operating Patinformatics.

Tony is also an Adjunct Professor of IP Management and Markets at Illinois Institute of Technology teaching a course on patent analysis, and landscapes for strategic decision making.

Tony is an influential thought leader in the patent analysis space, recently wrote the Guidelines for the Preparation of Patent Landscape Reports for the World Intellectual Property Organization, has been named one of the Top 300 IP Strategists by IAM Magazine, and is the author of the popular Patinformatics blog.

Tony has written or contributed to IP related articles that have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Washington Post and more than a dozen additional sources.

(Speakers are listed in alphabetical order)


Impressions from PatentSight Summit 2017

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the PatentSight Summit 2018

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