The Importance of Protecting Your Inventions On Time

From a startup, a big corporation, and a legal perspective

October 25, Madrid | October 26, Barcelona | October 27, Valencia | SPAIN 2017

A patent turns your ideas into property from which you can generate revenue. It protects your invention and lets you make, hire and sell the claimed invention at your convenience. But, are these rights the same worldwide? How important is patent protection to your business? What is the effect of patents on innovation? What could happen if your IP is not properly patented? What’s the process to protect your inventions? Are there specific grants or awards when patenting? All these questions will be addressed at this event from three different perspectives: a startup, a big corporation, and a legal point of view, for both European and US companies.

These workshops evidence the importance of being IP-aware, as protecting the Intellectual Property (IP) of your business is key for its commercial success, whether your product is on the market or still under development. By patenting your ideas, your brand, your offerings, you are making your company stronger, more competitive in the marketplace, and definitely more attractive for investors willing to support your company. These workshops will be held in three cities in Spain during October 2017: the 25th in Madrid, the 26th in Barcelona, and the 27th in Valencia.

Who should attend?
Intellectual Property Patent Attorneys, Intellectual Property Patent Engineer, C-level Executives, Corporate General Counsel, Corporate Attorneys, Financing Executives, and Venture Firm Capitalists.


Francisco J. Martín, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and CEO at BigML

Luis Ignacio Vicente del Olmo, Ph.D.

Return on Innovation Manager and Head of Telefónica Patent Office at Telefónica

Antonio López-Carrascoso, M.Sc.

Senior Technology Expert at Telefónica Patent Office

Micah D. Stolowitz

IP Strategist at FisherBroyles

Graciela Gómez Cowger

IP Strategist and CEO at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt


The goal of these workshops is to introduce the importance of patenting your ideas and inventions to protect your business. This event will be held in three cities in Spain: in Madrid on October 25, in Barcelona on October 26, and in Valencia on October 27, 2017.

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Coffee Break and Networking
04:00 PM - 04:15 PM
Opening Remarks
04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Critical Steps to Protecting Your Innovation From a Startup Perspective
04:45 PM - 05:15 PM
The Value of Protecting Your Inventions From a Corporate Perspective
by Luis Ignacio Vicente del Olmo (Telefónica) and Antonio López-Carrascoso (Telefónica)
05:15 PM - 05:45 PM
Partnering with your IP Lawyers to Protect Your Business and Competitive Advantage
by Micah D. Stolowitz (FisherBroyles) and Graciela Gómez Cowger (Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt)
05:45 PM - 06:30 PM
Round Table with all Speakers
06:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Drinks and Networking


Madrid October 25

Telefónica Building

Agora in Wayra Madrid (8th Floor)

Gran Via, 28 (Access from Valverde Street, 2)

28013, Madrid

Barcelona October 26

Diagonal 00 Telefónica Tower

Auditorium (2nd Floor)

Ernest Lluch and Martin Square, 5

08019, Barcelona

Valencia October 27


Conference Room (Ground Floor)

Music Peydro Street, 36

46001, Valencia

Co-organized by:

BigML Telefónica Open Future_ Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt FisherBroyles
ValenciaLAB Ayuntamiento de Valencia Valenciactiva VIT emprende