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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