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The future of patents

Growth & Innovation

Three organizations that focus on innovation policy: IDATE, Bruegel and the TIIC are pleased to invite you to a debate on the future role of the patent system in stimulating investment and growth in Europe. A panel, including authors of the special publication of IDATE’s Communications & Strategies journal on “the future of patents”, will discuss the issues facing investors, innovators and regulators. The debate will be followed by a reception. Issues of the IDATE publication will be offered to the attendees.


  • Alain Berger, Senior Vice President for European Affairs, Alstom Technologie AG
  • Mathew Heim, Qualcomm, London
  • Kerstin Jorna, Director in charge of Industrial Property, Innovation and Standards, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Paul Lugard, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
  • Moderator: Karen Wilson, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Practical details

  • Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
  • Time: Tuesday 10 February 2015, 12:00-14:00
  • Contact: Matilda Sevón, Events Manager - [email protected]