Innovation Talks

February 2020

Innovation Talks are an important appointment for all people involved in the generation and innovation management processes. From this page it is possible to download the executive summary of the insights learned during the forum and the slides of the speakers. For more info write to:
Gli Innovation Talks rappresentano un importante appuntamento per tutti coloro che sono coinvolti nei processi di generazione e di gestione dellʼinnovazione. Da questa pagina è possibile scaricare l’executive summary degli insight appresi durante il forum e le slides dei relatori. Per informazioni scrivi a:


Executive Summary

Stefano Carosio – Innovation Talks 2020 – Lessons Learnt Download

Morning Session Program

9.00-14.30 | Aula Archivio Antico | Palazzo Bo
Workshop & Networking Lunch

Access to Intellectual property as a key driver for industry-university collaboration

09.00 – Registration

09.30 – 9.45 – Welcome and Introduction
Fabrizio Dughiero (UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA)
Audrey Yap (LES Singapore/ President Elect LESI)
09:45 – 10:15 – To disclose or not to disclose?
Breaking the ice session on how to build a long-lasting collaboration strategy between industry and university and to negotiate effective IP licensing agreements
Mattia Dalla Costa, Attorney at law at CBA (President LES ITALY)
Andrea Berti (Technology Transfer Office, UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA) – To disclose or not to disclose Download

10:15 – 10:50 – Setting the Scene: Models and Strategies for Effective IP Exploitation Between Industry and University
Roundtable with international champions
Fabrizio Dughiero (UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA)
Alessandro Matera (CEO, INFINEON ITALY)
Scott Johnstone, BENENOX (LES Britain & Ireland) – The company Download
Laura Macdonald, ASTP PROTON (LES Benelux) – A world of Knowledge Transfer Download
Karin Hoffman, TU VIENNA (LES Austria) – Industry licensing case in the area of 3D Printing Download

10:50 – 11:10 – Top 10 Mistakes Commonly Made When Drafting and Negotiating License
Russell Levine, Attorney at law at KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP (LES USA & Canada) – Top 10 Mistakes Download

11:10 -11.40 – Networking Coffee Break

11.40 – 12.15 – Emerging Trends: AI, Automated Vehicles, Crypto Currencies, AgriTech,eCommerce. What Should We Know About IP Protection?
Roundtable with international champions
Audrey Yap (LES Singapore / President-Elect LESI)
Stefano Carosio (UniSMART)
Pietro Orciuolo(CORVALLIS) – Blockchain Download
John Carney, CHINA IP EXCHANGE (LES USA & Canada) – Autonomous Driving (ADAS) Download
Ning Ling Wang, FINNEGAN LLP (LES China) – Strategies for Protecting Artificial Intelligence Intellectual Property Download

12.15 – 12:45 – Top 10 Litigation cases in Europe on Licensing contracts
Jean-Christophe Troussel, BIRDS & BIRDS (LES Benelux) – Selection of recent court decisions Download
Elena Martini, MARTINI MANNA (LES Italy) – 5 litigation case Download

12:45 – 13:20 – International IP Filing Strategies
Francois Painchaud, (LES USA & Canada)
Raymond Reuteler, REUTELER & CIE (LES Switzerland) – International Patenting Strategy Download
Yorikatsu Hohokabe, OBLON (LES Japan) – Filing or not filing patent application Download

13:20 – 13:30 – So what?
Wrap up session
Fiona Nicolson, BRISTOWS LLP (LES Britain & Ireland / President LESI)

13.30 – 14:30 – Networking Lunch at Sala delle Colonne of Palazzo Bo


Afternoon Session Program

15.00-18.30 | Aula Magna | Palazzo Bo
Talks & Special Cocktail Event

Power is nothing without IP (control)
Intellectual Property to fuel Artificial Intelligence & Additive Manufacturing


15.00 – Registration

15.30 – Intervento del Magnifico Rettore

15.50 – Opening
Fabrizio Dughiero, Prorettore alla ricerca e al trasferimento tecnologico, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Stefano Carosio, Managing Director, UNISMART

Round Table

16.00 –  Focus Ai & Robotics
Nicola Bressan, Chief Technology Officer, YARIX
Emilio Crespi, Associate Partner , IBM – Cognitive Solutions Italia.
Corrado Druetta, Corporate Legal Counsel, COMAU S.P.A.
Emanuele Menegatti, Professore ordinario, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA -Robotics at the IAS-Lab Download
Enrica Monticelli, Home R & D Director, DE LONGHI GROUP

Keynote speech

16.40 – Rinascimento delle Imprese e proprietà intellettuale
Audrey Yap, President-Elect, LESI – Reanaissance, Business and Intellectual Property Download

Round Table

16.50 –  Focus Additive Manufacturing
Maurizio Bianchini, Professore associato confermato, Dipartimento di Diritto Privato e Critica del Diritto, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA – 3D Printing and IP Law Download
Michele De Giorgi, European and Italian Patent and Trademark Attorney, SOCIETÀ ITALIANA BREVETTI
Antonino Italiano, Executive Managing Director, DESAMANERA
Giovanni Lucchetta, Professore associato confermato, Dipartimento Ingegneria Industriale,UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Alessandro Maronzin, R&D Department, DWS SYSTEMS
Massimo Moretti, CEO, WASP


18.00 – Closing Remarks