European Patent Academy and Ministry of Economy Luxembourg
In the framework of the new Luxembourg law related to the exploration and utilisation of space resources, the European Patent Academy and Luxembourg's Ministry of Economy are organising an event in Luxembourg where different topics will be presented, including, inventions made in outer space or the changes that could be required in IP policy and the legal framework in Europe, in order to deal with the increased commercialisation of outer space activities.
Draft Programme see http://webserv.epo.org/projects/babylon/acad.nsf/0/5798ABB3C2A16F8CC125829B0044BF71/$FILE/OC32-2018%20programme%20draft%20including%20logos%2008.05.2018.pdf
Event moderated by Marc Serres, Director of Space Affairs, The Government of The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Ministry of the Economy, Directorate of Space Affairs Lex Kaufhold, Chargé de la direction, The Government of The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Ministry of the Economy, Intellectual property office Conference: Innovation, space technologies and patents 08:30 Registration 09:00 European space policy: impact on innovation and IP NN, EPO NN 09:25 International space law and European legislation as regards IP protection in outer space Marco Ferrazzani, Legal Counsel and Head of the Legal Services department, European Space Agency (ESA) 09:50 The Luxemburgish space law Professor Mahulena Hofmann, University of Luxembourg 10:15 Coffee break 10:45 Changing our world: inventions in outer space and their down-earth applications Figures and trends, main patent applicants and their projects in the field of aeronautics and spacecraft Carlos Weber, Patent examiner, EPO Aude de Clercq, Technology Transfer Officer, European Space Agency (ESA) Testimonial Laurent Lestarquit, Researcher, CNES expert Member of the Galileo team, winner of the European Inventor Award 2017 11:30 Focus on societal impact: space and Climate change mitigation technologies, public and civil security, military defence, disaster management, humanitarian and development aid, urban planning, information society, efficiency and productivity gains, healthcare, weather forecasting, transport and air-traffic control, agriculture and natural resource management Rainer Horn, Managing Partner, space. tec Partners, Munich 3 11:55 How to find data on space technologies using EspaceNet Roland Feinäugle, Head of Department, Patent Information Awareness, marketing, Business use of PI, EPO 12:20 Lunch break 13:30 Increased commercialisation of the outcome of space exploration and space activities and of down to earth application of space technologies: testimonials Agricultural application – example of Giaura Video Navigation technologies in fishing fleets: satellite vessels navigation system NN 14:00 Promoting international cooperation in the exploration of space and in the utilisation of space technology, for sustainable economic development Luc Saint-Pierre, Chief of Space Applications Section, UNOOSA, Vienna 14:30 Securing return on investment: patent protection of inventions in outer space - Patent applications and European patents in relation to inventions used in outer space: what is the legal framework? Are national patents valid in outer space? Patent infringement and exceptions in relation to inventions to be used or used in outer space, in particular as regards satellites, manned space objects and the ISS – jurisdiction and applicable law issues Stefan Luginbuehl, Lawyer, European Legal Affairs, EPO Emmanuel Ajdari, Intellectual property manager (Space systems), Airbus Defence and Space 15:10 Coffee break 15:30 Securing return on investment: patent protection of inventions in outer space (ctd) - Patent protection of inventions made in outer space What is “prior use” in outer space? Ownership of patent rights, in particular as regards inventions resulting from science and technical cooperation programmes in outer space, rights and duties of the inventor. Heli Pihlajamaa, Director Patent Law, EPO Professor Philippe Achilleas, Institut du Droit de l’Espace et des Télécommunications (IDEST), Université Paris Sud - Investing in space IP NN NN 4 16:30 Panel discussion 1: would any changes be required in IP policy and the legal framework in Europe, in order to deal with the increased commercialisation of outer space? Professor Anselm Kamperman Sanders, Maastricht University NN NN 17:00 Panel discussion 2: democratisation of space access: transportation at affordable price? NN NN Emmanuel Ajdari, Intellectual property manager (Space systems), Airbus Defence and Space 17:30 Conclusion Marc Serres, Lex Kaufhold