Automotive Legal & IP World Summit is due to host Europe’s leading automotive legal, IP and patent experts.

Automotive Legal & IP World Summit is due to host Europe’s leading automotive legal, IP and patent experts.


The summit will see attendance from leading companies from across the automotive value chain including Audi AG, Uber, Volvo Cars, Robert Bosch and more.

BERLIN – Recent developments in connected and digital technologies are affecting the automotive industry in unprecedented ways. The core importance of legal departments is to understand what lies ahead and to be able to align the legal and business strategy in order to protect the progress and innovation of their company.

Taking place on the 26th and 27th March 2019 at the Leonardo Royal Frankfurt Hotel, Germany the summit will tackle these issues by ways of in-depth discussions and networking between OEMs, suppliers, governmental institutions, law firms and the wider automotive market to dig deep into the legal challenges that the automotive industry is facing.

The summit will be chaired by Robert Sterner, Head of Trademark & Design Enforcement from Audi AG, who will open the summit and pave way for two days of learning and networking. Keynotes from Ernst & Young GmbH and Knobbe Martens will define the tone of discussions, and the summit will also see sessions from Finnegan, Draxelmaier, Uber, Anaqua, thyssenkrupp, Grünecker, Toyota and Hyundai amongst others.


During the 2 days, this Summit will focus on intellectual property matters encumbering the automotive industry. CEO of ThyssenKrupp IP will conduct an interactive and competitive game to educate teams in creating inventions, writing invention reports, filing them, observing competitors IP and litigate IP cases.

To better understand questions about discrimination and damages models when SEPs from one industry are licensed to other industries, Legal Director of Uber Technologies Inc. will offer his outlook.

With interactive sessions and plenty of networking time, this Summit will give the audience unparalleled possibilities to learn and network with peers. Interactive Roundtables and World Café sessions will delve deep into the topics of IP collaboration, data analytics, Brexit, IP department development, and many more.

With more than 35 speakers and 25 different sessions, the Summit will act as a leading platform for the automotive legal community. To learn more, please visit

Official event partners include EY, Knobbe Martens, Anaqua, Grünecker, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Avanci, Hoyng Rokh Monegier, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, Maikowski & Ninnemann, Simmons & Simmons, Kather Augenstein, and Lexantis.


Engaged Communications Encom provides tailor-made platforms created to perfect the art of learning, networking, and business development. Its events are curated keeping in mind the industry’s needs. These events provide unparalleled access to information, data, and learning, along with detailed networking opportunities to maximize people and business potential. For more information, please visit

People watch

It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.