LES Deutsche Landesgruppe

July 3, 2015

3rd Pan-European LESI Young Members Event

„Using NPEs & Best Practices in Licensing“

The Young Members Congress (YMC) of LESI is delighted to announce the upcoming 3rd pan-European YMC Event which will be held in Munich, Germany, on July 3, 2015.

This one-day conference will focus on Pros and Cons of using non-practicing entities for enforcing and defending IP, tools and practices for licensing compliance and expected changes in licensing to the upcoming Unified Patent Court system.

The conference will offer a great opportunity for both, in-house and external IP professionals to share their experiences and discuss current developments.

Following the great example of our 1st and 2nd pan-European YMC events in Vienna in 2013 and Paris in 2014, after the conference, we will have dinner together at Munich's oldest beer garden where the Bavarian's favourite beer is served, the Augustiner-Keller. All nighthawks will, of course, have the opportunity to join our traditional pub-crawl following the dinner.

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Prinzregentenplatz 7, 81675 Munich


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Gabriela Tröger (Marketing Manager)


Email: marketing(at)bardehle.de 
Telephone: +49(0)89 928 05-0




11:00 – 11:30 Welcome Coffee

11:30 – 11:45 Opening speech

11:45 – 12:30 Using NPEs as intermediaries – Pros & Cons





Nicolas Du Teilleul (France Brevets)
Roman Sedlmaier (Frohwitter)
Yorck Hernandez (Wittmann Hernandez)


12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:45 Licensing Compliance – Best practices 

Competing interests and how to ensure licensing compliance


Sherry Rollo (Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP)



Matthias Ulrich (Dolby)
Thomas Rößler (Sisvel)


14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 15:45 Latest News on the Unitary Patent System & Licensing


Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry (Gide)



Michael Moore (Marks&Clerk Solicitors LLP)
Alexander Haertel (Preu Bohlig)
Thomas Adocker (Schwarz Schönherr)


15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:00 Do’s & Don’ts when Negotiating and Drafting license agreements Inhouse


Natalie Raffoul (Clancy Brion Raffoul)



Ingo Gehring (Siemens AG)
Konstantin Krienke (Infineon Technologies AG)


17:00 – 17:15 Closing 

20:00 – Open End

Dinner at the Beer Garden Augustiner-Keller
(Arnulfstraße 52, 80335 Munich)


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Tilman Müller-Stoy, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB

Dr. Tilman Müller-Stoy is a partner with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG and focuses on German patent litigation. He is regularly active as lead counsel in multi-jurisdictional patent infringement suits (often relating to the U.S. and to industrial standards, Japan, UK, France, The Netherlands, Italy). Further, he advises in IP-relevant contractual matters, in particular licensing, and matters of employee inventions law, as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings. He is widely recommended in all important Rankings like IAM Patents 2014 ("Drawing endorsements from across the world”, Tilman Müller-Stoy “is probably the best young lawyer in the patent field”), Best Lawyers, Chambers Global & Europe, MIP Handbook, The LEGAL 500, WHO’s WHO Patents, EXPERT GUIDES Patents, JUVE.

Nicolas Le Pays du Teilleul, France Brevets

Nicolas Le Pays du Teilleul is In-house counsel at France Brevets. This sovereign investment fund dedicated to international patent licensing was established in 2011 by the French State and Caisse des Depots. Nicolas specializes in contractual and litigation aspects of patent licensing, with a particular focus on US and FR/EU perspectives. He gained experience in patent litigation with McKool Smith P.C., in Washington, D.C.. Nicolas graduated from the CEIPI and Queen Mary University of London (LL.M.), and is an active member of LES.

York Hernandez, Wittmann Hernandez

Yorck Hernandez is partner and founder of the patent law firm WITTMANN HERNANDEZ in Munich (Germany). He is active in the IP field since more than 12 years, and runs his own firm since 2006. Prior to working in the IP field, Yorck worked as an telecommunications engineer with Siemens in Germany and Spain as well as with o2 Telefonica. Besides prosecuting patent applications before the GPTO and the EPO, Yorck is very active in cross-border litigations, mainly in telecommunications. Yorck is a recognized expert in WCDMA, LTE, and H.264 standards. He is current vice chair of the LESI IUGT committee. Besides working in his firm, Yorck is also a serial entrepreneur running various companies.

Matthias Ulrich, Dolby

Matthias Ulrich is Director, Licensing Compliance for Dolby Europe. In this role, he has overall responsibility for planning, structuring and leading the execution of all EMEA compliance initiatives within Dolby. Prior to working for Dolby, Matthias worked for Adobe’s North American Compliance Organization in Chicago, IL and for a Professional Services Company in London, UK and Dublin, Ireland. Matthias graduated with a Master’s in Economic Science Degree from the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands and holds a MBA with Distinction from the Keller Business School in Chicago, IL.

Thomas Rößler, Sisvel

Thomas Rößler is IP Investment Manager at Sisvel Germany GmbH, a company of the Sisvel Group. Founded in 1982, Sisvel supports ever since the growth of the technology industry by developing, promoting, and managing licensing programs. Sisvel is synonym of licensing excellence since more than 30 years. Thomas has a background in business and finance. He holds a degree in business administration and is a certified patent consultant. In the past, Thomas worked as a market intelligence manager at a service provider of Deutsche Bank, managing investment funds focused on patent investments and technology development. Thereafter, he co-founded a company in the field of data integration and data quality. Before joining Sisvel he worked as a consultant in the field of technology transfer and commercialization.

Michael Moore, Marks&Clerk Solicitors LLP

Dr. Michael Moore is a partner with MARKS & CLERK SOLICITORS specialising in patent litigation. He has acted in multi-jurisdictional disputes working with legal teams in Europe and the US relating to a range of technologies, from insulin-like growth factors to RFID devices. Recently, Michael successfully acted for Virgin Media and TiVo against Rovi with all 11 Rovi patents asserted to date being revoked. Michael has also acted in legal proceedings concerning design rights, copyrights and trademarks. On the commercial side, Michael provides advice on avoiding disputes and freedom to operate. He also has experience of negotiating and drafting agreements in relation to a broad range of commercial contracts dealing with the acquisition, sale and licensing of intellectual property rights.

Alexander Haertel, Preu Bohlig

Alexander Haertel is a Partner with Preu Bohlig & Partner and specialises in advising and representing medium-sized and large-scale enterprises in all matters of Intellectual Property (Patent Law, Trademarks, Registered Designs) and Competition Law, where his activity focuses on litigation. Also, he delivers out-of-court services on developing and implementing strategies for businesses to enforce their industrial rights including licensing. His technical focus is mechanical engineering and electronics with an emphasis on mobile telecommunication and computer sciences. Alexander Haertel issues publications on questions of Intellectual Property and is a regular lecturer on various topics in IP. He is co-author of a commentary of Patent Laws.

Thomas Andocker, Schwarz Schönherr

Thomas Adocker is partner of the IP specialized law firm Schwarz Schönherr in Vienna, Austria. His main focus is on patent law and patent litigation. He is ranked in the highest category of individual lawyers in iam patent 1000. Thomas is very active in LES. He acted as Chair of the YMC and organized the first YMC Pan European Conference in Vienna two years ago.

Natalie Raffoul, Clancy Brion Raffoul

Natalie Raffoul is a managing partner with Clancy P.C. + Brion Raffoul with recognized expertise in the patenting of business methods and software, and the legal issues surrounding such subject matter. In 2015, Natalie was awarded the Ottawa Business Journal’s Top Forty Under 40 award, which recognizes an elite group of business leaders under the age of 40 who have achieved business excellence and professional expertise, as well as a strong track record of community giving.  She was also recognized  for her outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Patents in the 2015 Women in Law Awards by the Lawyer Monthly (United Kingdom).  Natalie is also ranked among the world’s leading patent practitioners by The World Leading Patent Professional’s IAM Patent 1000 publication for 2014 and 2015.

Ingo Gehring, Siemens

Dr. Ingo Gehring is a Senior Counsel at Siemens AG. He focuses on patent licensing/technology transfer and IP litigation. He is regularly active in multi-jurisdictional IP disputes. Further, he advises in IP-relevant contractual matters, in particular licensing, and matters of employee inventions law, unfair competition as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Konstantin Krienke, Infineon

Konstantin Krienke, LL.M. (NYU) is Director and Corporate Legal Counsel at Infineon Technologies AG. He advises Infineon on all kind of intellectual property agreements, especially license and development agreements. In addition, Konstantin focuses on IP litigation matters. He was the leading inhouse lawyer at Infineon in the well-known Qimonda dispute.

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Hotel Schlicker „Zum Goldenen Löwen“***

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Beer Garden and Late-Night Location

Augustiner Keller

It‘s Munichs oldest beer garden and one of the most beautiful summer places to be. Taste our traditional Bavarian beer, discover the music and the famous Bavarian “Gemütlichkeit.” Curious? See a trailer here!

Arnulfstraße 52, 80335 Munich

089 Bar

This club is the living room of Munich's nighthawks and a proper dance venue with very happening party music. Located right in the heart of Munich, it‘s a perfect place to have a nightcap. Or two. ;-)

Maximiliansplatz 5, 80333 Munich