Advanced IP Licensing Academy 2019

Licensing as a business is one of the fastest growing businesses.

6 – 7 June 2019
Hotel Helka, Pohjoinen rautatiekatu

Price: 950,00 € + vat 24 %
One day ticket: 600.00 € + vat 24 %
For the members of IPR University Center Association -20 %

For students and post-docs we offer 5 free seats to the Academy.

If you are writing your thesis or dissertation about licensing, apply for the academy!
Before applying, prepare a motivational letter and add it to the registration form. Applications must be sent no later than 30 April 2019. Apply for the Academy HERE.


New industries and new business models continue to be developed, while some more traditional models are also renewed with new ideas and  regulatory developments. Advanced IP Licensing Academy is a part of the program of the IPR Summer School of the IPR University Center. This part of the program is  targeted to practitioners and academics with a focus on the latest developments in the licensing world.

In this year´s Academy, the participants will explore  the latest developments and the hottest trends. The Academy will give a broad overview about licensing business models. The working method for this year’s academy is focused on dialogue – we will have a number of interesting panels, discussions, keynotes and workshop. We are presenting  both well-known speakers and rising stars, experienced practitioners and fresh thinkers. The combination will allow the participants to gain a very broad coverage of multiple topics, and an in-depth view of key questions.


The Advanced IP Licensing Academy is chaired by Roberto Castagno, Head of IP Services, TECH, Nokia Technologies

Thursday 6 June

8.00 – 9.00 Breakfast

Session 1 
9.00 – 9.15 Opening words

9.15 – 10.15 Patent Licensing – New Forms of Licensing
Senior Vice President, Head of Intellectual Property Eeva Hakoranta, Nokia Corporation

10.15 – 10.30 Coffee

Session 2
10.30 – 12.00 Due Diligence in M&A Activities
Head of IPR Services, TECH Roberto Castagno, Nokia Technologies

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

Session 3
13.00 – 13.45 Artificial Intelligence and Licensing
Chair: Attorney Anna Haapanen, Roschier Attorneys
AI Lead, D. Sc. (Tech) Jarkko Ylipaavalniemi, Liquid Studio, Accenture

Session 4
13.45 – 14.30 Startups and Licensing
Chair: Partner Ella Mikkola, Bird & Bird Attorneys
Legal Director Maija Puustinen, Dispelix
CEO Janne Aaltonen, Moosedog
Director, IPR Mika Timmerbacka, UPM

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee

Session 5
15.00 – 16.15 Sustainability and Licensing – discussion
Chair: Director, IP Management Virpi Tognetty, Kemira
Attorney Anna Haapanen, Roschier Attorneys
Partner Ella Mikkola, Bird & Bird Attorneys

Friday 7 June

8.00 – 9.00 Breakfast

Session 6
9.00 – 10.15 Global IP Deal Making – Crisis or Opportunity?
CEO Joseph Siino, Via Licensing

10.15 – 10.30 Coffee

Session 7
10.30 – 11.45
Integration of IP in the operation of companies
Chair: Roberto Castagno, Nokia Technologies
Joe Siino, Via Licensing
Eeva Hakoranta, Nokia Corporation

11.45 – 12.45 Lunch

Session 8
12.45 – 13.45 Trade Secret Licensing – recent research results and practical advice

Assistant Professor Haakon Thue Lie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Partner, Leogriff AS

Session 9
13.45 – 14.45 Trademark and Brand Licensing

Chair: Partner Åsa Krook, Borenius Attorneys Ltd.
Director Kati Uusi-Rauva, Agents and Managers in Creative Industries AGMA
Legal Counsel IPR Robert Hagelstam, Rovio

14.45 – 15.00 Coffee

Session 10
15.00 – 16.15 Pharma Licensing
Chair: Director, GBD & AM, Business Development Jukka Muhonen, Orion Corporation
Senior Associate Juli Mansnerus, Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd