Be there with us on December 7 and 8, 2021 for side events organized as part of the UN Digital Summit - IGF 2021

In December this year, Poland will host the UN Digital Summit – IGF 2021, which will take place in Katowice. JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys together with its Partners have prepared some accompanying events for the Summit, to which we would like to invite you.

Within these two days, you will be able to participate in expert panels and workshops on the topic of intellectual property protection. You will meet patent attorneys, legal advisers, intellectual property specialists, as well as representatives of the largest digital platforms, entrepreneurs, inventors, and the world of science.

Outstanding experts will focus in particular on the issues related to intellectual property in e-commerce and the protection of computer-assisted inventions.

Sign up today and find out how to effectively protect your intellectual property!

We promise to keep it practical and to the point and we look forward to seeing you!

 

Important!

To take part in the events first you need to register for free. While completing the registration form, please choose whether you wish to participate on site or online and whether you are going to attend the whole event or only its part.

Due to the epidemic situation in Poland and worldwide we decided that events wiill be held only online.

Day 1 – December 7, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 – WORKSHOP: “Software – how to protect it effectively to have a monopoly?”

Is copyright the right one to legally protect software?

  • Definition of a work vs. a computer program
  • Elements of a computer program protected by copyright
  • Elements of a computer program not protected by copyright (principles, ideas, functions). Is any other protection possible?
    Examples from judicial decisions (a brief case study)

The practical scope of software protection in national and EU copyright law

  • Moral rights to a computer program
  • Economic rights to a computer program
  • Limitations on the copyright monopoly (statutory exceptions)

Can a computer program be patented?

  • The position of the PPO and EPO
  • Technical nature of software
  • Further technical effect of the invention
  • Computer-assisted inventions – scope of protection
  • Practical examples and judicial decisions

The workshop will be led by:

Tomasz Gawliczek, PhD

Attorney at Law, Patent & Trademark Attorney

While working in JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys branch office in Wrocław Tomasz specializes in polish, european (the EUIPO) and international (the WIPO) trademark and industrial designs procedures. As lawyer he also deals with litigation in the field of intellectual property rights.
In 2013 he registered for Ph.D. title conferment procedure with the doctoral dissertation: Trademark protection in criminal law. He is the author of scientific publications and press releases on the protection of intellectual and industrial property. He also has extensive experience in teaching and training gained in Wroclaw universities.

Konrad Ptasiński PhD Eng.

Patent & Trademark Attorney

Konrad Ptasiński specializes in matters related to the protection of inventions and utility models in the field of electronics, photonics and mechanics. He is responsible for conducting patent searches, including patentability searches and patent „clearance” searches, preparing of patent and utility model specifications, as well as verifications of translations for European patent validation purposes.
He has extensive experience in patent proceedings before UPRP and EPO, especially in the context of substantive discussion with experts of patent offices.

11:00 – 11:20 – COFFEE BREAK

11:20 – 13:30 – EXPERT PANEL: “Software – how to protect it effectively to have a monopoly? Discussion with several attending patent attorneys about strategy, opportunities and risks.

Undertaking IT projects involves the need to prepare and implement an effective strategy for protecting intellectual property both in companies and research centers. During the panel, divided into two parts, our experts will talk to representatives of both groups and present the most common problems, traps and opportunities that arise in the field of intellectual property protection when undertaking IT projects.

The discussion between patent attorneys and representatives of Polish universities and businesses will be based on real case studies, which will make it possible to present the issues practically. The discussion will focus on the possibilities of obtaining exclusive protection for computer programs and will be set in the context of copyright protection and computer-assisted inventions.  

The panel will address a range of topics, including:

  • How can software be protected?
  • What problems do creators face in protecting computer-assisted inventions?
  • What are the most frequently identified intellectual property protection issues confronted by entrepreneurs when undertaking ICT projects?
  • Can a protection of the solution by know-how be considered an alternative to patent protection, and to what extent?
  • When deciding on the protection path for an object (invention, work), is its commercial potential considered?
  • What does cooperation between universities and the industry look like?

 

The discussion will be attended by:

Tomasz Gawliczek, PhD

Attorney at Law | Patent & Trademark Attorney

While working in JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys branch office in Wrocław Tomasz specializes in polish, european (the EUIPO) and international (the WIPO) trademark and industrial designs procedures. As lawyer he also deals with litigation in the field of intellectual property rights.
In 2013 he registered for Ph.D. title conferment procedure with the doctoral dissertation: Trademark protection in criminal law. He is the author of scientific publications and press releases on the protection of intellectual and industrial property. He also has extensive experience in teaching and training gained in Wroclaw universities.

Krzysztof Maternicki

Technology Transfer Specialist, an employee of the Intellectual Property Protection Department at the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management, Warsaw University of Technology

A graduate in technical physics, a PhD graduate of Czestochowa University of Technology and of Ivey Business School Western University in Canada. An employee of numerous research and development projects from 2013 to 2016. Associated with the Centre for Innovation and Knowledge Transfer of Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa in 2015-2019.
An employee of the Centre for Academic Entrepreneurship and Transfer of Technology of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun from 2020 to 2021. Co-creator of an invention, utility model, industrial design. President of the Management Board of Zero-rad sp. z o.o. spin-off company. Since 2018, Vice President of the Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers. Since 2019, Coordinating Board Member of the Polish Association of Centers for Technology Transfer PACTT.

Jarosław Parzuchowski

Chairman of the Board of Interizon Foundation (Coordinator of Interizon Cluster)

Chairman of the Board of Interizon Foundation (Coordinator of Interizon Cluster), chairman of the Council of Intelligent Specializations of Pomerania “Interactive Technologies in an IT-saturated environment”. Expert of the Future Industry Platform Foundation.

Konrad Ptasiński PhD Eng.

Patent & Trademark Attorney

Konrad Ptasiński specializes in matters related to the protection of inventions and utility models in the field of electronics, photonics and mechanics. He is responsible for conducting patent searches, including patentability searches and patent „clearance” searches, preparing of patent and utility model specifications, as well as verifications of translations for European patent validation purposes.
He has extensive experience in patent proceedings before UPRP and EPO, especially in the context of substantive discussion with experts of patent offices.

Tomasz Poczęsny

Technology Transfer Specialist, Head of the Intellectual Property Protection Department at the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management, Warsaw University of Technology

A graduate of the Faculty of Physics at the Warsaw University of Technology in the field of optoelectronics. Until 2012 participated in research and development projects carried out together with the industry. Since 2013 involved in improving processes of technology transfer and intellectual property protection at the University, as well as in supporting scientific entrepreneurship.
He assisted in establishing more than 20 spin-off companies, firstly on behalf of the special-purpose vehicle of the University, being the Applied Research Institute – Warsaw Institute of Technology, and now on behalf of the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management of the Warsaw University of Technology. For many years cooperating with patent attorneys and scientists to strengthen the role of intellectual property in broadly defined commercialization of scientific research results.

Łukasz Szczygielski

Coordinator of European projects, Wicomm R&D Centre, Gdansk University of Technology

For many years he has been coordinating the implementation of tasks in international research and development projects, such as INSECTT, SCOTT, AFARCLOUD, BEYOND5 or DEWI. The recipients of devices and systems designed in these projects are leading European companies, such as Airbus, as well as domestic entities, such as Port of Gdansk or Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport.
He is a graduate of the Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Management and Economics, and the author and co-author of publications. With his experience gained during his work for IBM and Atena he perfectly understands the needs of the business world.

13:30 – 13:40 – COFFEE BREAK

13:40 – 14:10 – EXPERT PANEL:  “The intelligent voice assistant, or how the Inventors approached the protection of their innovative solution.”

New technologies are changing the world.  Modern inventions help us function not only in the office, but also with everyday household activities. Everything has to be ‘smart’. And so is the world’s most popular loudspeaker!

A conversation between a patent attorney and the inventors of a home voice assistant.

Konrad Ptasiński, PhD Eng.

Patent & Trademark Attorney

Konrad Ptasiński specializes in matters related to the protection of inventions and utility models in the field of electronics, photonics and mechanics. He is responsible for conducting patent searches, including patentability searches and patent „clearance” searches, preparing of patent and utility model specifications, as well as verifications of translations for European patent validation purposes.
He has extensive experience in patent proceedings before UPRP and EPO, especially in the context of substantive discussion with experts of patent offices.

Rafał Kukliński

Managing Director of the Amazon Development Center in Poland

Rafal Kuklinski is a Director at Amazon leading the Text-to-Speech technology team and the Managing Director of the Amazon Development Center in Poland. Rafal has been with Amazon for 9 years working on speech synthesis systems that power a wide range of Amazon products and services, including Amazon Fire tablets, Kindle Readers, Amazon Alexa and an AWS TTS service Amazon Polly.
He works on application of Deep Learning and signal processing techniques for prosody modeling of Speech Synthesis and Natural Language Processing. Prior to Amazon, Rafal held a variety of technical and leadership positions at companies such as General Electric and Lufthansa, working on technologies ranging from flight planning systems to video compression and analysis systems.

14:10 – END OF EVENT

Day 2 - December 8, 2021

10:00 – 11:30 – EXPERT PANEL: “Role and responsibility of service providers providing their services electronically on the digital single market.”

In times of increasing demand for online transactions and services, and of ongoing EU reforms in digital services and markets, transparent, balanced rules on the protection of intellectual property on the Internet and on liability for infringement of said property are becoming essential.

The panel with experts representing Internet intermediaries, practitioners and academics will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss regulatory changes to the rules on liability of service providers providing their services electronically, i.e. whether and in what direction these changes should go, so that they meet the interests of intellectual property rights owners, the business models of Internet intermediaries and the needs of consumers.

The panel will address a range of issues, including:

  • Are online platforms liable for intellectual property rights infringements?
  • What changes do the EU digital market reforms bring for online platforms in terms of intellectual property rights protection?
  • What “best practices” are there on the digital market for reporting and preventing infringements ?
  • Can courts order blocking access to sales platforms when infringements are found?

The discussion will be attended by:

Justyna Ożegalska-Trybalska, PhD, DsC

The Intellectual Property Law Chair of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

Justyna Ozegalska-Trybalska is an Associate Professor (Doctor Habilitatus) at the Intellectual Property Law Chair of the Jagiellonian University. She teaches Internet law, intellectual property law and patent law at Jagiellonian University, Tongji University in Shanghai, Technical University of Dresden. As a visiting scholar, she researched at the Columbia University School of Law in New York (2003) and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (2017).
She is an arbitrator at the Domain Name Court at the Polish Chamber of Informatics and Telecommunication and WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre; senior expert in international projects and coordinator of the Joint Master's Degree Programme in Intellectual Property and New Technologies organized by Jagiellonian University, World Intellectual Property Organization and the Polish Patent Office. Justyna Ożegalska-Trybalska is the author (co-author) of over 70 national and foreign publications, including a monograph (Domain Name – legal issues, 2003); chapters in the books and articles focused on intellectual property, new technologies, IP management and technology transfer.

Dorota Rzążewska, Att.

Managing Partner , Attorney at Law, European Patent & Trademark Attorney, Arbitrator for Internet Domains .pl & .eu, IP Mediator

Dorota Rzążewska specialises in matters of comprehensive intellectual and industrial property protection and unfair competition. She is a professional representative before EUIPO, EPO and a representative in the mediation proceedings before WIPO in Geneva. She is also a mediator in intellectual property matters inscribed on the list of permanent mediators of District Court in Warsaw, arbitrator for Internet domains .pl at Polish Chamber of Information and Telecommunication and Internet domain names .eu at Czech Arbitration Court in Prague.
She represents Clients before common courts, administrative courts, law enforcement authorities, customs authorities as well as in litigations before the Polish Patent Office and the EUIPO in Alicante. She deals with strategic counselling, managing intellectual and industrial property rights, drafting opinions and contracts in matters of intellectual and industrial property protection, competition law, copyrights, advertising, and in matters related to internet domain names.

Tomasz Gawliczek, PhD

Attorney at Law, Patent & Trademark Attorney

While working in JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys branch office in Wrocław Tomasz specializes in polish, european (the EUIPO) and international (the WIPO) trademark and industrial designs procedures. As lawyer he also deals with litigation in the field of intellectual property rights.
In 2013 he registered for Ph.D. title conferment procedure with the doctoral dissertation: Trademark protection in criminal law. He is the author of scientific publications and press releases on the protection of intellectual and industrial property. He also has extensive experience in teaching and training gained in Wroclaw universities.

Joanna Gęga

Head of Intellectual Property Team, Trust and Safety Department, Allegro.pl

She specializes in intellectual property law and regulations concerning liability of intermediaries. On an everyday basis, she manages a team focused on the Rights Protection Cooperation Program, which supports the enforcement of exclusive rights of entities that report infringements, and activities related to the management of company’s trademark portfolio. A member of the Expert Group at EUIPO Observatory. She completed postgraduate studies in Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and the School of English and European Law organized by the University of Cambridge (British Law Centre).

Cezary Sowiński

Amazon

He is an expert in the legal and tax aspects of trading goods and related issues, successfully combining his solid academic foundation with extensive practical knowledge and experience in the field of VAT, excise, customs, trade compliance and trade facilitation in various business applications around the world. He is currently working at Amazon, delving deeply into the broader world of Public Policy in Poland and dealing with regulatory changes, especially in the areas of customs and tax law, product safety, consumer and competition law.
Before Amazon, he was a Senior Director of Customs and Regulatory Affairs Europe at DHL Express and a manager in the Indirect Tax Team at PricewaterhouseCoopers Poland and in the Polish Ministry of Economy. He graduated from Cracow University of Economics and the University of Southern Denmark (both with master’s degree), and then was awarded a doctoral degree at the Warsaw School of Economics. He is a certified tax advisor.

11:30 – 11:50 – COFFEE BREAK

 

11:50 – 13:20 – WORKSHOP: “7 steps to effectively protect your brand and product on the Internet – practical aspects.”

  • How to start preparing to run e-business? Where to start if you have an idea?
  • Registration of a trade mark or an industrial design – possibilities and benefits.
  • Amazon Brand Registry, Allegro Brand Zone, Google Adds – what do you need to know?
  • What are the most common types of online infringements? How to effectively fight against dishonest online sellers?
  • What can you do to avoid infringing others’ rights?
  • What to do if an auction/advertisement appears that infringes a trademark of a given brand?
  • Revising and updating the protection strategy – new markets, new measures for broader protection.

The workshop will be led by:

Arletta Miciukiewicz-Dutt

Patent & Trademark Attorney

Arletta Miciukiewicz-Dutt conducts trademark and industrial design registration proceedings as well as litigation under national, international and European procedure before the Polish Patent Office, the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Moreover, she prepares legal opinions on trademark and design registrability. She gained extensive experience in the field of intellectual property while working in the IP department of the world’s major FMCG company and through her practice in a leading patent & trademark attorneys firm in Warsaw.

Katarzyna Wypchło, Att.

Attorney at Law

Katarzyna Wypchło specializes in industrial property law in the field of disputes regarding the protection of trademarks, combating acts of unfair competition and counteracting illegal counterfeiting. She supports the law firm’s clients in areas related to trademarks, copyrights, disputes and customs. She also deals with the preparation and negotiation of contracts, preparation of legal opinions and legal advice.

Agata Jasińska

Manager Merchant Services, Amazon

A manager with over 10 years of experience in sales. Her last 5 years were spent in Asia, where she was responsible for implementing e-commerce strategy for Polish brands on the local market. For several months she has been working for Amazon.pl in the department responsible for cooperation with business partners

Mikołaj Bulanow

Key Account Manager at Amazon

Key Account Manager at Amazon. He is responsible for introducing strategic corporations and companies with expansion potential to Amazon’s European markets (including Poland). At the same time, he is responsible for Brand Protection in Poland on the part of 3P, as a knowledge expert. For years he has been working in international sales and e-commerce. He has a strong background in developing customer-focused commercial strategies. He is passionate about the end user and about building brands that stand out in an increasingly digitalised world.

13:20 – END OF EVENT

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