"SMEs, software, copyright and patents" event co-hosted by the EPO and the FFII
Brussels, 20 May 2005 -- The FFII in conjunction with the European Patent Office (EPO) is pleased to announce it is co-hosting a new conference on EU software patent policy entitled "!SMEs/, software, copyright and patents" to be held on Tuesday May 24th. Exploring the experiences and expectations of/ !SMEs with regard to patents on computer-implemented innovations, the event will consist of two panels of involved !SMEs together with representatives of the EPO discussing this vital issue.
Jonas Maebe, Board Member of the FFII, comments:
- "By holding its first ever Information Day in the European Parliament
- earlier this year, the European Patent Office clearly demonstrated its willingness to openly present and discuss its policy goals and views. They are continuing this trend by organising, together with the FFII, an event where stakeholders will talk about how they make their business profitable, what they desire from the patent system and what experiences they have had."
The programme is as follows:
Panel 1: "Business models in the software industry: importance of various types of intellectual property rights" will discuss the various ways in which software companies can protect investment.
Chair: Ms Theodora Karamanli, European Patent Office
- Speaker 1: Mr Joao Neves, Intraneia
- Speaker 2: Mr Andrea Nikolai, T6
- Speaker 3: Mr Daniel Doll-Steinberg, Tribeka
Panel 2: "Software, copyrights and patents: what impact do they have on stakeholders?" will look at copyrights and patents in particular and will focus on experiences that companies have had using these systems, as well as the interaction between the two regimes.
Chair: Mr David Hammerstein MEP (the Greens)
- Speaker 1: Mr Pieter Hintjens, iMatix
- Speaker 2: Mr Håkon Wium Lie, Opera Software
- Speaker 3: Mr Jean-Paul Smets, Nexedi
- Speaker 4: Mr David Sant, European Patent Office
In spite of the short notice, we hope to welcome you on May 24th!
- 24th May 2005
- 14:30 -17:00
- Renaissance Hotel Rue du Parnasse 19 1050 Bruxelles
- Erik Josefsson
firstname.lastname@example.org FFII Brussels Representative +32-484-082063 David Sant
email@example.com Head of Bureau European Patent Office Brussels Bureau +32-2-2741591