• KACST, SPO and KAUST World IP Day Symposium

    Intellectual Property: Towards a Better Economy


    26 – 27 April 2016


    KAUST, Conference Center, Building 19

  • KACST, SPO and KAUST World IP Day Symposium

    Intellectual Property: Towards a Better Economy


    26 – 27 April 2016


    KAUST, Conference Center, Building 19

  • KACST, SPO and KAUST World IP Day Symposium

    Intellectual Property: Towards a Better Economy


    26 – 27 April 2016


    KAUST, Conference Center, Building 19

  • KACST, SPO and KAUST World IP Day Symposium

    Intellectual Property: Towards a Better Economy


    26 – 27 April 2016


    KAUST, Conference Center, Building 19

  • KACST, SPO and KAUST World IP Day Symposium

    Intellectual Property: Towards a Better Economy


    26 – 27 April 2016


    KAUST, Conference Center, Building 19

About

World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is celebrated around the world each year on April 26 to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in our societies. World IP Day is backed by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the global body that facilitates the protection of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other IP around the globe.

Conference Schedule

  • TuesdayApril 26
  • WednesdayApril 27
7:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

8:40 AM

Opening Remarks by Mark Crowell


 Mark Crowell
Vice President of Innovation & Economic Development, KAUST
8:50 AM

Opening Remarks by Abdulaziz M. Alswailem

9:00 AM

Keynote Speech by Anatole Krattiger


 Anatole Krattiger
Director, Global Challenges Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
10:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:20 AM

Business Perspectives on Intellectual Property

Moderator: Sami Bashir – Manager Technology Transfer, KAUST

 Peter L. Hoffman
Vice President, Intellectual Property Management, the Boeing Company
 Khaled AlSaleh
CEO, Riyadh Valley Company
 Bob Stembridge
Manager & Senior Patents Analyst - Thomson Reuters
11:20 AM

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Sami Bashir – Manager Technology Transfer, KAUST

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Realization of Intellectual Property Value: Models of Development, Funding, and Commercialization

Moderator: Rami Niyazi – Director, Innovation and Industrial Development Institute, KACST

 Ashley Stevens
President, Focus IP Group, LLC
 Mohammad K. Alghamdi
Director of Technology Advancement & Prototyping Center, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
 Steffen Mitzner
Head of the Fraunhofer Research Group
2:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Rami Niyazi – Director, Innovation and Industrial Development Institute, KACST

2:25 PM

Technology Showcase & Coffee Break

3:15 PM

Human Capital Needs for IP Management

Moderator: Sami Alsodais – Director General, Saudi Patent Office, KACST.

 Mark Crowell
Vice President of Innovation & Economic Development, KAUST
 Osamah Alamri
CEO, Makkah Techno Valley Company
 Bradley D. Lytle
Attorney at Law, Oblon LLP Margaret A. Focarino Senior Patent Advisor, Oblon LLP
4:15 PM

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Sami Alsodais – Director General, Saudi Patent Office, KACST.

4:40 PM

Reception

5:30 PM

Keynote Speech: Innovation Ecosystems for a Creative Economy


 Tom Skalak
Executive Director, Science and Technology, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
7:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 AM

Keynote Speech By Ashley Stevens

The Challenges in Transforming Emerging Economies by Commercializing Academic Research.

 Ashley Stevens
President, Focus IP Group, LLC
8:45 AM

Regional Experience on Commercialization of Intellectual Property

Moderator: Iyad Alzaharnah - Director of the Innovation Center, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

 Ahmed Alshadooki
CEO, Research Products Development Company (RPDC), a TAQNIA Subsidiary.
 Keith Jones
Director of Industry Engagement and Technology Transfer, King Khalifah Universiity
 Richard Litman
Managing Shareholder and Intellectual Property & Emerging Technologies Practice Group Leader, Becker & Poliakoff, PA
9:45 AM

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Iyad Alzaharnah - Director of the Innovation Center, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

10:10 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Intellectual Property and the Realization of Knowledge-Based Economy-National Perspectives

Moderator: Saeed M. Al-Zahrani - Executive Director, SABIC Polymer Research Center at King Saud University

 Nabeel Koshak
Vice President for Business & Innovation, Umm Al-Qura University
 Michael Willis
Senior IP Counsel, SABIC
 Gordon McConnell
Head of the KAUST Entrepreneurship Center,
11:30 AM

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Saeed M. Al-Zahrani - Executive Director, SABIC Polymer Research Center at King Saud University

11:55 AM

Coffee Break

12:15 PM

Keynote Speech: Driving Innovation Through Global Technology Collaboration.


 Peter L. Hoffman
Vice President, Intellectual Property Management, the Boeing Company
1:00 PM

Lunch

Meet our speakers

Keynote Speakers

 Anatole Krattiger

Director, Global Challenges Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

 Ashley Stevens

President, Focus IP Group, LLC

 Peter L. Hoffman

Vice President, Intellectual Property Management, the Boeing Company

 Tom Skalak

Executive Director, Science and Technology, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Speakers

 AbdulAziz Mohammed AL-Swailem,

Vice-President for Scientific Research Support, KACST

 Ahmed Alshadooki

CEO, Research Products Development Company (RPDC), a TAQNIA Subsidiary.

 Bob Stembridge

Manager & Senior Patents Analyst - Thomson Reuters

 Bradley D. Lytle

Attorney at Law, Oblon LLP Margaret A. Focarino Senior Patent Advisor, Oblon LLP

 Gordon McConnell

Head of the KAUST Entrepreneurship Center,

 Keith Jones

Director of Industry Engagement and Technology Transfer, King Khalifah Universiity

 Margaret A. Focarino

Senior Patent Advisor, Oblon LLP

 Mark Crowell

Vice President of Innovation & Economic Development, KAUST

 Mohammad K. Alghamdi

Director of Technology Advancement & Prototyping Center, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

 Nabeel Koshak

Vice President for Business & Innovation, Umm Al-Qura University

 Osamah Alamri

CEO, Makkah Techno Valley Company

 Richard Litman

Managing Shareholder and Intellectual Property & Emerging Technologies Practice Group Leader, Becker & Poliakoff, PA

 Steffen Mitzner

Head of the Fraunhofer Research Group

Moderators

 Iyad Alzaharnah

Director of KFUPM Innovation Center

 Rami Khalil Niazy

Director, Innovation and Industrial Development Institute at KACST

 Saeed. M. Al-Zahrani

Executive Director SABIC Polymer Research Center @ KSU

 Sami Ali Alsodais

Director General, the Saudi Patent Office

 Sami M.Bashir

Manager & Assistant Chief Licensing Officer, Technology Transfer Office-KAUST

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