GreenTech IP Summit – Overview

The GreenTech IP Summit will provide a platform to discuss practical strategies for development and exploitation of green IP portfolios in order to maximize revenues and position businesses for success. The Summit will take place on 23-24 March 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

We offer strong forward-thinking solutions in the evolving legislative landscape, monetization and maximization of green technology IP and mitigation of risks.

The GreenTech IP Summit will provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the recent projects and innovations from our highly experienced speakers within the industry.





Dr. Guillaume Henry is the Attorney, Partner at Szleper Henry Avocats. Guillaume has 20 years in IP (patent, trademark, copyright, software, data protection). He is a member of the Paris Bar (France) and partner of the law firm SZLEPER HENRY Avocats. He represents  clients in complex industrial property disputes, as well as providing them with advisory services.

Guillaume has a specific practical and academic focus on green technologies. He will give a presentation on ‘Obtaining Certification Marks and Crafting a Trademarking Strategy that Results
in Strong Registered Marks Unique to Your Product’ concerning the protection and the certification marks of “private” and official ecolabels in the EU, new EU regulation on the community trade mark 
and opportunities for companies to use high level ecolabels.







Dr. Serge Rebouillat is the IP and Technology Strategist at DuPont. Serge has been with the DuPont Company for more than 25 years. After working in the US and in the UK, he is now located at Geneva Headquarter where he is leading the technology
and IP/innovation strategy for DuPont Protection Technology, EMEA region, and consult for Nutrition & Health business.

Dr. Serge Rebouillat will be giving a noteworthy case study on “IP Strategy, Business Model and an Open Innovation Mindset for Effective Business Strategy within a Green Chemistry Environment” in regards to an effective IP strategy should at least be structured to meet three objectives; maximize the value extraction opportunity for internal/external IP, maintain/expand degree of freedom to operate and minimize legal/competition exposure.  



Dr. James Watson is the Chief Executive Officer at SolarPower Europe, a role he has held since 2014. Prior to taking the helm at SolarPower Europe, Dr. James Watson was for 7 years the Director of Public Affairs for Weber Shandwick, a public affairs consultancy in Brussels. He worked on the energy portfolio with clients such as Shell, Total, IOGP and FuelsEurope, as well as on international trade issues. Before coming to Brussels, Dr. Watson worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat on a European Commission project on trade and sustainable development based in Ethiopia for 2 years.

Dr. James Watson He holds a PhD in International Trade and Environmental Law, an LL.M in Environmental Law and a degree in Law and Politics. He has published books and articles on the issues of trade, environment and development.

Dr. James Watson will be discussing ‘Outlook for Solar in Europe and Beyond’ in regards to the cover deployment trends and markets, tech developments and business model developments.


In addition to the individual presentations, the GreenTech IP Summit will also provide an active networking platform for the participants to gather together and discuss future projections and the risks and potential behind new ideas.

The purpose of the event is to create a perfect atmosphere conducive to developing strategies for future success and achieving real results.

Key Practical Learning Points Of The Summit:
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Green Branding and Marketing.
  • Utilizing Effective Tactics to Protect and Enforce IP Rights.
  • Contracting for an IP License.
  • Expert Strategies for Leveraging Existing Resources.
  • Commercializing Green Technologies.
  • Developing Strategic Licensing Models for Green Technology to Monetize IP.
  • Monetizing Patent Portfolios: Best Practices from Leading Patent Strategists.
  • Current and Future Trends in Green Energy Technologies.
  • Leveraging Government Assistance and How Your Business Can Benefit & Others.

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