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4 November 2014 // 15th Open Forum // Forum App // Working Programme
FICPI 15th Open Forum

Open Forum Web App

FICPI is pleased to that announce that its FICPI App for smartphones, tablets and other portable devices, providing all of the information you need while attending the 15th Open Forum in Barcelona, is now available to download. With this app on your phone you can stay up to date in real time on the events of the Forum, learn about the speakers and moderators and receive alerts about any last minute changes.

To download the web app, please scan the image below:
or go to

The web app will be updated continuously between now and the end of the Open Forum.
Coleen Morrison - Programme Manager

Plenary - The future belongs to those who prepare for it today

The Plenary session to open the Forum will be a discussion of the changing IP profession.  Speakers will include Mr. Yo Takagi, Assistant Director General of WIPO, Mr. Günter Hubert, Deputy Head of Patent Department, German Patent and Trade Mark Office and Mr. Alan Kasper who will discuss the voice of users in plural office initiatives such as the IP5.   Mr. Kasper will explain what future changes are likely and the consultative role of users in future policy and practice development.

The Plenary session will be moderated by Coleen Morrison.
Rich Goldstein - Moderator

Session 2.3 - Leading a Team of IP Professionals

The speakers in Session 2.3 will share their anecdotes, examples, and experiences about law firm leadership. This session will take the form of a facilitated conversation in which members of the audience will have the opportunity to participate actively in the discussion and learn from the experiences of their colleagues. 
Moderator: Rich Goldstein (US)
Speakers: Rey Barcelo (US), Antonio Tavira (ES)
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