Join us for a morning with important insights, coffee and croissants and excellent company where Maersk, HIMPP and aera join forces focusing on NPE’s and the way to handle them.

Location: Helligaandskirken (Store Sal), Niels Hemmingsens Gade 5, Copenhagen


08:30     Registration and coffee/croissants

09:00     Welcome by Hanane Fathi Roswall (aera)

09:02     Simone Frattasi (Maersk): Towards More Systematic and Proactive Tactics for Handling NPEs

09:30     Stinus Jeppesen (HIMPP): Practicing in a world of non-practicing entities (NPEs)

10:00     Dan Fischer (aera): U.S. Continuation Practice – Not just for NPEs

10:30     Discussion and questions

11:00     End

Simone Frattasi (Maersk)
In this presentation, Simone Frattasi will share his experience about NPEs and his pursuit for the creation of more systematic and proactive tactics for handling them.

Simone Frattasi is a European Patent Attorney and a Telecommunications Engineer with a PhD in Wireless, Mobile Communications. Since June 2019, he is the Head of Global IP at MAERSK, Denmark, which, under his lead, has been awarded the Gold Award for “Best IP Department Nordics” at INIFA 2022 and the Silver Award for “Best Patent department EMEA” at ILASA 2022. From 2016 to 2019, he was the Head of the Patent Section at Sony Mobile Communications, Sweden, which, under his lead, was awarded the Silver Award for “Best IP Department Nordics” at INIFA 2019.

Stinus Jeppesen (HIMPP)
Handling of NPEs through industry partnerships, acquisitions, license agreements and post-grant procedures. Defense preparedness and practical negotiation examples.

Stinus Jeppesen is heading a multinational patent partnership HIMPP within the Hearing Aid Industry. HIMPP holds a portfolio of thousands of both fully owned and in-licensed patents, which they out-license to both partners and non-partners in the Hearing Aid field. HIMPP furthermore conducts a range of monitoring and post-grant procedures around the world using state of the art IP tools.

Dan Fischer (aera)
This presentation revolves around the importance of continuation practice in the U.S. for developing a substantive patent portfolio. This practice is not just used by NPEs, and is highly relevant to any company looking to make, use, or sell products in the U.S.

Dan Fischer is a U.S. patent attorney holding a degree in Materials Science Engineering along with his Juris Doctor. In October 2020, he joined aera to provide guidance in the complications of U.S. law, along with further developing his experience with European patents. Dan has worked in several different technical fields in his career, including telecommunications, autonomous vehicles, medical devices, oil and gas, building construction, and vehicle components, giving him a well-rounded practice and experience. Prior to joining aera, he was a partner at one of the largest IP law firms in the U.S. Dan is also a “Recommended Individual” in the IAM Patent 1000 of 2022.