Seminar Series About the Protection of New Technologies: Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence

A look back:

On 9 November 2017 Sophie Ertl and Lutz Kietzmann were pleased to welcome over 30 invited guests to the second in the series of Maiwald seminars entitled "Protection of New Technologies" held in the modern industrial setting of the Düsseldorf SkyLoft Studio.

In three interesting presentations, the participants learned how best to secure protection for inventions in the areas of Industry 4.0, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. Susanna HeurungAttila Kimpan and Simon Lud vividly illustrated some patent and trademark strategies for such visionary inventions.

Afterwards some lively discussions among the participants and speakers took place over a relaxing drink while enjoying the fantastic view over Düsseldorf.

Feedback from the guests was generally very positive. Here are some of the comments:

„A very informative event in a unique atmosphere.“

„Compact overview, agreeable number of participants, possibility to exchange views.“

„The informative event covered relevant aspects of patent, trademark and legal protection.“

The complete program as PDF


Thursday, 9 November 2017, Düsseldorf

14.00 – 14.15


Dr-Ing. Sophie Ertl,
Partner, Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney

Lutz Kietzmann
Partner, Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney

14.15 – 15.15

Patent strategies for Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things

Dr Simon Lud,
Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney

15.15 – 15.30

Coffee break

15.30 – 16.30

Patent strategies for invitations in the area of Artifical Intelligence

Attila Kimpan
Partner and European Patent Attorney

16.30 – 16.45

Coffee break

16.45 – 17.45

Corporate brand strategies – what do you need to know as an entrepreneur

Susanna Heurung,
Attorney-at-law, certified intellectual property rights attorney

from 18.00

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