State of the Industry Briefings

One-hour, industry lead, expert panel discussions in four critical industry areas defined by change. Speakers will discuss changes in the business and technology and the impact of those changes on licensing.

Day 1

(Monday, May 9, 2022)


Health Care Industry Transformations

Monday, May 9, 10:45 pm CET
Lead Organizer:

Hayley French

Apitope International NV

Adapting to an “ever-changing” environment

This briefing explores how industry is responding to continued challenges and opportunities, including those resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Speakers will discuss issues such as drug development, clinical trial availability and supply chain issues, as well as presenting the current deal landscape, and trends in licensing and M&A.


Automotive Industry Transformations

Monday, May 9, 3:30 pm CET
Lead Organizer/Moderator:

John Carney,

Chair LESI Auto IAB

Technologies “driving change” in the automotive world

This briefing explores industry transformations related to new technologies including autonomous driving, transitions to electric-powered vehicles, 5G vehicle connections, and protection and licensing of the underlying IP rights in these areas.


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Day 2

(Tuesday, May 10, 2022)


Telecommunications Industry Transformations

Tuesday, May 10, 10:15 am CET
Lead Organizer:

Sonja London

A “changed” world – where connected technology is enabling an era of growth

This briefing explores various innovations in the telecommunications industry, the licensing policies and practices that are developing, and how intellectual property is being used as the telecom sector continues to change and grow.


Energy & Green Tech Industry Transformations

Tuesday, May 10, 4:00 pm CET
Lead Organizers:

Dallas Wilkinson, Ningling Wang

Causing “change” in other industries

This briefing explores new technologies and how they change the industry, impact other industries and licensing. how to navigate them, as well as the challenges and trends as companies try to understand and address global commitments.


Paul Male

Senior Manager for Licensing, Research & Technology Group, Sasol

Rebecca McCrackan

Principal Advisor, Rio Tinto