May 21st, 2020

International Conference on the Occasion of 100 Year Anniversary of the Latvian Patent Office

10:0010:00 - 10:20

Opening address

Egils Levits, President of Latvia
Mr Jānis Bordāns, Minister for Justice of the Republic of Latvia
Dr Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
Mr António Campinos, President of the European Patent Office (EPO)
Mr Christian Archambeau, Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
10:2010:20 - 10:30

The Future Seen From the Past: Latvian Patent Office

Mr Sandris Laganovskis, Director of the Latvian Patent Office

Creating Impact on Economy

10:3010:30 - 10:45

Intellectual Property - A Power Tool for Economic Growth

Mr Carsten Fink, World Intellectual Property Organisation
10:4510:45 - 11:00

Intellectual Property – Fostering Innovation

Ms Florence Mouradian, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development
11:0011:00 - 11:15

IP for Entrepreneurship in Latvia: National Perspective

Mr Jānis Ošlejs, Primekss Ltd
11:1511:15 - 11:30

Panel discussion

11:3011:30 - 11:45


New Routes to Innovation

11:4511:45 - 12:00

Industry 5.0 on the Horizon

Mr Yann Meniere, European Patent Office
12:0012:00 - 12:15

Emerging Technologies and IP

Mr Beat Weibel, Siemens AG
12:1512:15 - 12:30

Science, technology and IP

Mr Marco Palumbo, Oxford University
12:3012:30 - 12:45

Latvian Experience in Quantum Computing

Mr Andris Ambainis, University of Latvia
12:4512:45 - 13:00

Panel discussion

13:0013:00 - 13:15


World of IP for Tomorrow`s Youth

13:1513:15 - 13:45

Panel Discussion: Intellectual Property and Youth

Ms Justyna Petsch, European Union Intellectual Property Office
Mr Kari Kivinen, IP in Education Network Task Force of EUIPO
Ms Santa Darģe, Latvian Patent Office
Mr Kristiāns Lancmanis, “Simple +” Ltd

Closing remarks