FICPI 17th Open Forum, Venice 2017

Event Information

Location: Venice, Italy

Date: 25th October – 28th October 2017

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FICPI’s Open Forum is renowned for the quality of its working sessions and speakers.  Our 17th Open Forum in Venice will be no exception and will include specialised sessions on patents, trade marks and IP practice management, offering something for all intellectual property professionals.
Against a backdrop of stunning views of the magical city of Venice, the venue of the Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel will provide attendees with the chance to both mingle with old friends and to develop new friendships and new relationships, while staying abreast of current developments in intellectual property practice from all corners of the globe.  The Open Forum also boasts an exceptional social programme as well as a customised programme for accompanying guests.

After a welcome reception on 25 October 2017 at the 5***** Molino Stucky Hotel  on the Giudecca, offering attendees the chance to mingle with old and new friends from around the world, with views across the Canal of the same name, the Forum will begin on the 26th with a plenary session that will examine the benefits of using Mediation to settle IP disputes, including a mock mediation.  Following break-out sessions will cover a huge array of practical topics relevant to the busy IP professional from avoiding self-collision in patents, border controls to prevent piracy and counterfeiting and everything you need to know about priority rights to time management in the face of the email deluge, finding (and keeping!) the right people for your firm and how to make decisions within a partnership.  Special topics to be covered will include online platforms and why clients still need their IP attorney and how to deal with the manufacture of infringing products by modern 3D printing techniques. 

The Working Programme for the 17th FICPI Open Forum promises something for every practitioner, while allowing ample opportunity to network with leading IP professionals and offering social events in spectacular venues across La Serenissima, the City of Masks, Bridges and Water.





The 17th Open Forum is pleased to identify the following Sponsors and Corporate Partners

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