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					Featuring key presentations
from the following experts:                                      Intellectual Property
Don MacRoberts, Consultant,                                                          A comprehensive review of all IP developments: Regulation,
Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs
                                                                                                 IP Management and Protection
Julian Kinderlerer, Professor of
Intellectual Property Law,
University of Cape Town
                                                                                                 13 - 14 April 2011 • Southern Sun Greyston
Theo Doubell, Patent Attorney &
Partner of Bouwers Incorporated as                                      “The future of the nation depends in no small part on the efficiency of industry,
well as President of LES South Africa.                                    and the efficiency of industry depends in no small part on the protection of
                                                                                                    intellectual property.”
Mpumi Mazibuko,                                                                  Judge Richard Posner Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals
Associate, Spoor Fisher
(Past Legal Manager Fifa)

                                                                   Dear Intellectual Property Expert
Wim Alberts, Special intellectual
property counsel, Edward Nathan                                    The Intellectual Property (IP) Conference will address issues relating to the interface of intellectual property
Sonnenbergs, Professor of intellectual                             in every aspect of business and seeks to discuss issues and solutions to some of the major challenges in
property law, University of Johan-                                 relation to intellectual property that South Africa faces today .This event will bring out latest thinking on
nesburg                                                            how to best manage your IP and also looks at developments in regulatory environment that have occurred
                                                                   in recent times and how these developments may impact on you IP.
Leon Louw, CEO,                                                    Discussion will focus on how a comprehensive strategy for IP could underpin South Africa’s position as
Free Market Foundation                                             a competitive leader in the global economy. The IP conference is focused on intellectual property as an
                                                                   investment, which raises the total value of the brand and plays an integral part. Our intention at the event
                                                                   is also to address various legal aspects and case law developments from the court.
Hans Mulburg, Moore Attorneys
and author of Distinctive IP                                       Don’t miss this unique opportunity to listen to leading IP professionals discuss best practices for managing,
                                                                   defending, and valuing intellectual property.
Vanessa Lawrance, Director,                                        Kind Regards,
Hahn and Hahn


Prof H Christo Viljoen,                                            Admire Kabasa
Stellenbosch University                                            Conference Producer
                                                                   Amabhubesi Conferencing
Mr. Gerard Verhoef,
Law Adviser, Office for Intellectual
Property, Stellenbosch University,                                                                          Expert Panel Discussion on:
UFS, VUT and CPUT
                                                                                                       Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly
                                                                                                        Funded Research and Development Act
Acting CEO, SAFACT ,                                                                                  Government funded research and the new
Southern African Federation against                                                                       law: Impacts, Benefits and Shortfalls
Copyright Theft


Djims Milius, Senior Research
                                                                 Overview
Fellow Intellectual Property Law &                                The Intellectual Property Conference is an exclusive, invitation only event that has been designed to provide
Policy Research Unit Faculty of Law,                              today’s IP Experts with new ideas, insights and information that will transform their department and
University of Cape Town                                           increase the value of the company’s IP portfolio. A company’s IP portfolio is amongst its most important
                                                                  assets; ensuring that IP departments run at maximum potential is paramount to the continued success and
                                                                  development of the business.

                                                                  The event will tackle a wide array of crucial business strategy issues; from protecting your IPR in
                                                                  emerging markets to issues surrounding IPR for government funded research.


Panelists:                                                         Media Partners & Endorsements:                           Special Note to the Presentation of the
                                                                                                                            Licensing Executives Society
Prof H Christo Viljoen,
Stellenbosch University

Wim Alberts, Special intellectual
property counsel, Edward Nathan
Sonnenbergs, Professor of
intellectual property law,
University of Johannesburg

Mr. Gerard Verhoef, Law Adviser,                                  Why You Cannot Afford to Miss this Opportunity!
Office for Intellectual Property,
Stellenbosch University, UFS, VUT                                 •       Unique invitation only event which will only feature senior IP Counsel from leading South
and CPUT
                                                                          African companies.
Theo Doubell, Patent Attorney &                                   •       Unsurpassed formal and informal networking opportunities to share and exchange ideas
Partner of Bouwers Incorporated as                                        and concepts.
well as President of LES South Africa                             •       Benchmark your current strategies and initiatives with other leading companies




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KEY PRESENTATIONS FROM:                                                                       WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

         Theo Doubell, Patent Attorney & Partner of Bouwers                                    Trademarks and Copyrights continue to be the most valued asset that a
         Incorporated as well as President of LES South Africa. He                             company can own. Today companies are faced with constant changes,
         was instrumental in the drafting of the Intellectual Property                         smarter crimes, and greater competition among brand owners of the
         Rights from Publicly Funded Research and Development                                  world. Trademark and copyright practitioners must understand and
         Act and will be making a presentation on its impact on both                           overcome those challenges. The IP Trademark & Copyright Protection
         private and public funded research and development.                                   Conference will address these critical topics in intellectual property
                                                                                               law, and give you the answers you need to protect your brand.
         Leon Louw has been Executive Director of the Free Market
         Foundation since 1978 and has had a significant impact on                              Examine Hot Topics On:
         policy-making in South Africa since joining the Foundation.
                                                                                               • Offensive and Defensive Strategies for South African companies
         He is a well-known public speaker and co-author of SA: The
                                                                                                   in IP Litigation
         Solution and Let the People Govern.
                                                                                               • Latest IP Regulatory Developments in South Africa
                                                                                               • Government funded research and the
         Gerard Verhoef, Law Adviser, Office for Intellectual                                        implementation implications
         Property, Stellenbosch University. Dr Wim Alberts is a                                • Managing IP Litigation to Protect and Defend Your IP Rights
         consultant in ENS Intellectual Property Department. He                                • Balancing Proprietary and Open Innovation – IPR Strategies
         specializes in trade mark related litigation. He has a special                            Under Current Economic and Business Environment
         interest in disputes involving the Code of the Advertising
                                                                                               • Optimizing Your IP Portfolio with Strategic
         Standards Authority, as well as the interface between
                                                                                                    Portfolio Management
         competition law and intellectual property.
         Prior to joining Bowman Gilfillan Wim was the legal advisor
                                                                                               • Cross-border copyright protection and designs
         to the Competition Board, the predecessor of the                                      • Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and
         Competition Commission.                                                                   Development Act
                                                                                               • Most recent case law In the field of IP
         Don MacRobert is a consultant at ENS           (Edward Nathan                         • Protecting your IPR in emerging countries
         Sonnenbergs) and has over 28 years experience. He currently                           • How you can devise and implement a successful brand
         practices in the intellectual property department. He specialises
                                                                                                   protection strategy
          in the registration and protection of trademarks, copyright
         issues as well as passing off.
                                                                                              WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
         He has acted for the Nelson Mandela Foundation and
         Nelson Mandela himself on matters requiring litigation.                               •    Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)
         Don’s practice experience includes serving on several                                 •    Managing Directors
         Stock Exchange listed companies. He has also pioneered                                •    Chief IP officer
         initiatives in education, which includes the creation of an outreach                  •    Directors of Legal, Management and Research Institutions
         programme through St Alban’s College during his years as                              •    Research & Development Scientists in IP or IP-related-areas
         Chairman of the Governing Board Management Committee.
                                                                                               •    Academic Research and Innovation officers
         He set up the Get Ahead Foundation (a job creation, micro
         credit programme and training initiative), alongside fellow
                                                                                               •    Patent Agents & Attorneys in the field of Practice, Patent
                                                                                                    Litigators and Managers in different technical domains
         directors Dr Nthato Motlana and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
                                                                                               •    IP Managers, Professionals in Legal Domain related to
         Don was Founder Chairman of the Lawyers for Human Rights                                   various technologies
         movement in Pretoria, and is past president of the Pretoria                           •    Legal Heads, Company Secretaries, Accounts, Finance and Risk
         Chamber of Commerce and the South African Licensing                                        Management Groups
         Executive Society. He has served on various ASSOCOM                                   •    Trademark Attorneys and representatives of Law firms
         sub-committees as well as the Credit Committee of Investec.                           •    IP Investors & IP Consultants
         He now serves on the Credit Committee of the Industrial
         Development Corporation and the International Chamber of
         Commerce in Paris. Don has received the Paul Harris Award
         from the Rotary International group as well as the
         St Michael’s Award.

         Don is recognized as a leading lawyer by the following
         reputable rating agencies and their publications:
         • Legal 500 2010 - Intellectual Property (South Africa)
         • PLC Which Lawyer? 2010 - Intellectual Property
             (South Africa)
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                                                                                                                                Agenda
CONFERENCE DAY ONE:                                                                          CONFERENCE DAY TWO
08:15               Registration & Coffee                                                    08:15                Registration and Coffee

08:45               Welcome & Chairman’s opening Remarks                                     08:45                Welcome & Chairman’s Opening Remarks

09:00                                                                                        09:00
Current Trends in IP Protection -                                                            The evolving role of the legal department
The growing importance of IP rights
                                                                                             Within the last few years we have seen legal departments move away from
•    The legal and practical functioning and prospects of the IPRs                           their traditional cost image and become far more aligned with the business
•    International standards and risks for IP value                                          and the bottom line. This session will continue to explore revenue
•    International cooperation                                                               generating strategies that can help this new age legal department:

Leon Louw, CEO, Free Market Foundation                                                       •    Licensing out patents, selling off undervalued, IPR increasing litigation
                                                                                             •    Aligning legal and business goals
09:50
                                                                                             Vanessa Lawrance, Director, Hahn and Hahn
Comparative Advertising: A EUROPEAN DIMENSION
                                                                                             09:50
Wim Alberts, Special intellectual property counsel, Edward Nathan
Sonnenbergs, Professor of intellectual property law, University                              Update On Judicial Developments and Litigation Strategies
of Johannesburg
                                                                                             •    Examining recent IP cases, what’s happening next
10:40               Networking Tea Break                                                     •    Addressing the after-effects of recent cases, lessons learned and
                                                                                                  initiatives that need to be taken
11:10                                                                                        •    Intellectual Property Law Amendment Bill
                                                                                             •    Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Funded Research and
IP in a Daily Business                                                                            Development Act
•    How to create an IP toolbox which can be used in daily business                         Mpumi Mazibuko, Associate, Spoor Fisher (Past Legal Manager Fifa)
•    Trade secret vs. patent protection
•    Patentability of business methods                                                       10:40                Networking Break
Hans Mulburg, Moore Attorneys and author of Distinctive IP
                                                                                             11:10
12:10                                                                                        Focus on hi-tech and digital – Company Hijackings
Government funded research and the                                                           •    How to protect IP on the internet (company details – directorships)?
implementation implications                                                                  •    How to protect software?
                                                                                             •    IP challenges arising from virtual worlds and social networking
•    What is the status on the new legislation?                                              •    Current IP Issues at CIPRO
•    What does the new legislation mean for IP strategy in private
     companies and Universities?                                                             CIPRO/DTI Speaker to be confirmed
•    Who will own the IP and under which circumstances?
•    How will Universities be able to commercialise their products –                         13:00                Networking Lunch
     new rules for approval
•    Alternative ways to finance your research                                                14:00
Theo Doubell, Patent Attorney & Partner of Bouwers Incorporated as well                      From risk management to value creation IP management
as President of LES South Africa                                                             priorities are evolving as in-house IP departments are
                                                                                             increasingly seen as profit centres, not just
13:00 Networking Lunch                                                                       deadweight costs.
14:00                                                                                        •    Undertaking the transformation
Panel discussion: Intellectual Property Rights from                                          •    What can go wrong?
Publicly Funded Research and Development Act                                                 •    The potential rewards

Government funded research and the new law: Impacts, Benefits                                 Mr. Gerard Verhoef, Law Adviser, Office for Intellectual Property,
and Shortfalls                                                                               Stellenbosch University, UFS, VUT and CPUT

PANELISTS:                                                                                   14:45
•  Prof H Christo Viljoen, Stellenbosch University                                           Best Practices In Organizing IP Assets
•  Wim Alberts, Special intellectual property counsel, Edward Nathan
   Sonnenbergs, Professor of intellectual property law,                                      •    Choosing when to involve local outside counsel
   University of Johannesburg                                                                •    Identifying ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality
•  Mr. Gerard Verhoef, Law Adviser, Office for Intellectual Property,                         •    Avoiding duplication process by working with multiple foreign
   Stellenbosch University, UFS, VUT and CPUT                                                     countries at once
•  Theo Doubell, Patent Attorney & Partner of Bouwers Incorporated                           •    Consolidating resources
   as well as President of LES South Africa                                                  •    Building the business case for a standalone brand protection team
                                                                                             •    Aligning the team in the right business group based on company
15:00                                                                                             infrastructure
IP Leverage through strategic partnerships with big                                          •    Engaging the right players / decision makers in the corporation to
                                                                                                  carry the business case forward
industry players: Technology Transfer, Licensing &
Commercialization - Academia-industry co-operation                                           Julian Kinderlerer, Professor of Intellectual Property Law,
                                                                                             University of Cape Town
Prof H Christo Viljoen, Stellenbosch University
                                                                                             15:30                Refreshments
15:45 Networking Break
                                                                                             15:45
16:00 Close                                                                                  SA R&D context: National Research Capacity & Public
                                                                                             Investment (Innovation Fund, NRF)
                                                                                             •    Provisions of IPRs Act 2008 & Regulations
                                                                                             •    Global trends in the management of publicly funded R&D: US, SA, India
                                                                                             •    Implications for collaborative research, investment and development

                                                                                             Djims Milius, Senior Research Fellow Intellectual Property Law & Policy
                                                                                             Research Unit Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town

                                                                                             16:30                Closing Remarks & Thanks

				
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