LexisNexis® Intellectual Property Solutions
European User Meeting 2023 
"The Future of IP Analytics"

Bonn, Germany
Wednesday, September  20, 2023 | 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | The Uniclub


European User Meeting 2023


From users for users – Learn directly from other IP professionals

We invite you to join us for a day filled with great insights: from exchanging best practices tips to discussing insightful analysis techniques, this meeting will offer you great networking and learning opportunity. At LexisNexis, the voice of our customers is at the center of all product development. You will hear from other users about they use LexisNexis products to achieve their goals. 
Hear directly from IP thought leaders and other users: 
  • How to best leverage our tools supporting strategic IP decision making
  • Best-effort cases on how to successfully promote IP in organizations
  • Inspiring analyses from LexisNexis® PatentSight® users along with best practices from other LexisNexis solutions
  • Open discussions and networking sessions 

Agenda & Speakers


9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Pre-Event Coffee 

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
From Patent Information to IP Intelligence - The Industry Perspective on Patent Knowledge (Monika Bruckmann on behalf of PDG)

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Protecting Value - The Intellectual Property Report 2022/23 (Andreas Bong)

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Combining the strengths of different IP-tools to maximize IP-based business insight (Dr. Christopher Hauke)

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
10 learnings on IP management/leadership (Dietmar Pressner)

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Future of IP Analytics - A LexisNexis Vision (Jonas Huthmacher)

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Revealing and generating business and operational value for patent assets through the use of AI-based platform solutions (Didier Patry)

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The power of AI-generated patent classification (Sebastian Muller-Borges) 

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The role of IP insights in strategic decisions for a start-up (Dr. Wassim W. Ayass)

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Who is Leading the 5G Race (Tim Pohlmann)

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Challenges in evidencing the value of patent portfolios - calculating return on investment (Didier Patry, Tim Pohlmann, Nigel Swycher)

 5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Post Event Dinner 





Monika Bruckmann
Dr. Monika Bruckmann

Head of Information Intelligence at Evonik Industries AG, Germany

Dr. Monika Bruckmann is the Head of Information Intelligence at Evonik Industries AG, a world-leading specialty chemicals company.
She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University Duisburg-Essen with focus on polymer chemistry. She started her career as product developer at the Celanese Corporation and got in contact with IP matters. Being inspired by patent information topics she joined Evonik as patent information specialist and developed herself to be an all-round specialist dealing with all matters related to information, either on IP or market topics. Monika is an active member in the PDG (Patent Documentation Group), a highly respected and dedicated industrial association committed to the advancement of Intellectual Property Information. She is chair of the WG PDV (Working Group Patent Database Vendors), a group acting as the partner for discussions on strategic developments with the major information providers.
Dietmar Pressner
Dietmar Pressner


Dietmar Pressner is a patent attorney with over 25 years of experience and qualifications before the EPO and the USPTO. His professional experience was gained at Henkel KGaA and Bayer AG in Germany and the US and 17 years with DSM NV in Switzerland and the Netherlands, ten of which with global responsibility for all IP matters. He also served as the Board Member of the Patent Documentation Group for eight years, two of which as its President. Dietmar now works as a consultant and coach.
Didier Patry

IP Consultant, France

Didier Patry is a recognized IP expert with strong experience in the strategic management, optimization, valuation and monetization of intangible assets and IP rights. As former France Brevets’ CEO, Mr. Patry has managed several multimillion licensing programs, launched support initiatives for tech start-ups and SMEs, and provided strategic expert advisory services to the French government and several public organizations. In this role, Mr. Patry and his team have assisted the Office of the Prime Minister to build and execute a set of IP strategies in more than 20 high-priority technology sectors including 6G, cloud computing and cybersecurity. As lead IP adviser and coordinator, Mr. Patry works regularly with Members of Parliament and major industry organizations to advance IP and data-related matters in France and in Europe. 
Dr. Wassim W. Ayass
Dr. Wassim W. Ayass

Innovation and IP Lead, Mushlabs GmbH, Germany

After earning chemical engineering degrees from the American University of Beirut and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Dr. Wassim W. Ayass obtained his PhD in inorganic chemistry in Germany through research on an ExxonMobil catalysis project. This IP-driven project led him to join BASF for three years, where he primarily worked as an IP Intelligence Analyst. For nearly two years now, he has been with Mushlabs, a Hamburg-based foodtech startup, holding the role of Innovation and IP Lead, where he manages the company's intellectual property assets from the overall IP strategy to the intricate patent drafting. Fluent in Arabic, English, French, and German, he also recently completed a course in European and German patent law. 
Nigel Swycher
Nigel Swycher

CEO & Founder of Cipher

Nigel Swycher is the CEO and founder of Cipher. Prior to Cipher, Nigel had a long career in the law and led the intellectual property practice at leading law firm Slaughter and May in London. Nigel is a regular speaker and commentator of the significant benefits of AI for the legal and IP profession.  Nigel has written several white papers on valuing patents as strategic assets. Nigel is also an advocate for openness and transparency and is a director of the Open Register of Patent Ownership (www.oropo.net), committed to building a global database of who owns the world’s patents. Nigel has been recognised by the IAM Strategy 300 for many years as a leader in the field.
Andreas Bong
Andreas Bong

Partner, KPMG Law, Legal Process & Technology

Andreas Bong is a partner at KPMG Law. Since 2008 he has been advising legal and IP departments in their (digital) transformation to a faster, more efficient and even more risk-conscious setup and is your contact for organizational and process optimization as well as benchmarking. Before joining KPMG Law, he worked for 10 years at Otto Henning GmbH, the market leader for advice to international legal and IP departments, most recently as Managing Partner. He joined KPMG Law in 2018 following the takeover by KPMG Law. 
Dr. Christopher Hauke

Head of Strategic IP and Innovation at SCHOTT Pharma, Germany

Dr. Christopher Hauke is the Head of Strategic IP and Innovation of SCHOTT Pharma, a German multinational glass company specializing in the manufacture of glass for the pharmaceutical industry.
He holds an PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Mainz with focus on molecular self-assembly, certified Competitive Intelligence Professional from the Academy of CI. Before his current role at SCHOTT, he worked four years in the IP Strategy Department of Fresenius Medical Care with a focus on IP-based business intelligence, competitor analysis and invention harvesting.
Jonas Huthmacher

Senior Director of Product at LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions, Germany

Before joining LexisNexis, Jonas worked as a Program Manager at Microsoft, as Senior Product Manager at Lab 1886 – The Incubator of Daimler AG, and as Marketing and Sales Coordinator at Gold1Networks. Jonas holds a bachelor of business administration from NHL Stenden and an master degree from Kingston University, London
Jonas loves to understand customer problems and solve them with new technologies. He has created, scaled and optimized digital products from 0 - 1000 users and drove success on multi-billion-dollar platforms. Leading cross functional teams has been one of the many great experiences he brought to LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions.
Sebastian Muller-Borges

Head of Cipher Certified at LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions

Sebastian leads the Cipher Certified team at LexisNexis Intellectual Property, where he supports customers in building classifiers tailored to address their needs. Sebastian has more than 8 years of expertise in multiple technology fields gained through intense consulting projects. His extensive knowledge and experience has contributed towards the development of the classifier builder and classifier engine that Cipher has today. Sebastian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Infonomics, both from Maastricht University.
Tim Pohlmann

CEO & Founder of IPlytics, Germany

Tim Pohlmann is CEO & Founder of IPlytics. Tim is a graduate of the University of Marburg Business School and University of Kent Business School with a major in technology and innovation management. After his studies, he received his PhD as a research assistant at Professor Knut Blind’s Chair of Innovation Economics at the Technical University of Berlin. Since then he works as an employee of the Law and Economics Group of patents at CERNA, MINES ParisTech. Tim has been involved in several studies on patents, standards and ICT markets for the WIPO, the European Commission and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). His idea to start IPlytics came during his PhD.


The Uniclub
Konviktstr.9, 53113
Bonn, Germany

Optional 2nd Day Innovation Analytics Academy

Training and collaborative full-day session on Search and Analytics in PatentSight. Both learn from our Academy trainers and share results with other PatentSight users in a workshop environment. We will cover both best practices for search in PatentSight, leveraging analytics to improve results, and building on this foundation uncover insights leveraging powerful and flexible citation analysis in PatentSight. ISO-certified and compliant with German “educational leave” (Bildungsurlaub)

09:00-09:30: Registration and Welcome Greetings
09:30-11:00: Patent Searching in LexisNexis PatentSight
11:00-11:30: Coffee and Networking (Break)
11:30-13:00: Patent Analytics in LexisNexis PatentSight
13:00-14:00: Lunch and Networking (Break)
14:00-15:30: Citation Analysis in LexisNexis PatentSight
15:30-16:00: Coffee and Networking (Break)
16:00-17:30: Use Cases & Customer Experience in LexisNexis PatentSight
17:30-18:00: Closing Remarks and Farewell Greetings


Join the European User Group Meeting, on September 20, 2023 – in Bonn, Germany!

To register, please fill out the form and indicate if you would also like to participate in the post-event networking session planned for the same day. 
Get more information on the Uniclub Bonn right here to plan your trip.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask your LexisNexis Customer Success Manager or send them to Support@LexisNexisIP.com.