User Day Conference
Cologne 2023

September 28, 2023

We are excited to announce our User Day Conference 2023 happening in Cologne, for one more year! The User Day Conference is a unique event where experts from the Intellectual Property industry can meet and exchange experiences.

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    Meet the Speakers

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    Daniel Knauer
    Intellectual Property Manager; TRUMPF SE + Co. KG

    Intellectual Property Manager for technology topics regarding laser cutting methods/processes, laser welding methods, laser metal deposition, laser applications E-Mobility, I4.0 (Tracking technology, machine programming, machine software).

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    Dr. Heiner Flocke
    CEO of iC-Haus GmbH &
    President of

    Dr Heiner Flocke is shareholder/managing director of iC-Haus GmbH in Germany. After completing his doctorate at RWTH Aachen University on semiconductor circuit technology, he founded iC-Haus GmbH in Bodenheim in 1984. His personal technical commitment is to system issues, technological interfaces with iCs and patenting. Flocke is chairman of e.V., founded in 2003 as an initiative of innovative medium-sized companies for patent quality and against patent abuse.

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    Dr. Maximilian Knaus
    Partner at WSL Patentanwälte mbB

    Maximilian has a degree in Chemistry Studies from the University of Heidelberg and Technical University in Munich and a PhD in Macromolecular Chemistry from the Technical University of Munich. He's specialized as a German and European Patent Attorney and European Patent Litigator from the University of Strasbourg. Currently a Partner at WSL Patent Attorneys, Wiesbaden.

    Mitja Schonecke
    Manager IP Automotive & Aerospace

    Mitja Schonecke is manager of IP Automotive & Aerospace at SKF Group. With his international team he is responsible for handling all patent and design related matters for SKF’s Automotive and Aerospace business globally.


    Check the agenda for this year's conference and learn about the speakers and sessions in store for our attendees.

    Registration for the first part of the conference

    Book a 30-minute 1:1 discussions with our customer success team and patent experts. Problem solving and Q&A.

    Registration for the main part of the conference and lunch/coffee break.


    Viktor Rudolf

    IamIP Welcomes you to this year User Day Conference in Cologne


    Let's have some fun with a small icebreaker quiz!

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    Daniel Knauer
    Intellectual Property Manager

    The presentation starts off with a quick overview of TRUMPF and its core technologies. The chore content will be revolving around the daily work with IamIP as well as using all the different tools, which IamIP provides, whereas the focus will point out the work with the monitoring function and the different portfolio options the in-house IP Managers are using in cooperation with the R&D.

    Time for a small break, networking and discussions.

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    Dr. Heiner Flocke
    CEO of iC-Haus GmbH & President of e.V. has been working as a self-help organisation of the industry since 2003 and supports the patent system in meeting quality requirements. It advocates discussions and reforms of patent law practice and opposes trivial patents and abuse in the patent system. The Patent Association is in favour of patenting good inventions in the sense of the Patent Act and calls for a fair patent system that is reliable for inventors, applicants and defendants.
    The lecture will address the current patent jurisdiction with disputes from practice, the reforms in the 2nd Patent Modernisation Act (2.PatMoG), in particular for the synchronisation of infringement and patent proceedings. This reflects the draft bill already introduced by the Patent Association in 2011, ``Provisional legal protection against the grant of a patent`` with the demand to make the stay in infringement proceedings the rule until the validity of a patent is decided.
    The introduction of the EU patent, which has meanwhile taken place, is also dealt with in this context, with the unified court UPC, which brings technical expertise to a simultaneous court decision on infringement and validity.
    In the thicket of patent flood and threats with a multifaceted jurisdiction, defence positions against patent attacks are shown, which are particularly aimed at medium-sized participants in the patent system.

    Discussions and networking

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    Maximilian Knaus
    Partner @ WSL Patentanwälte mbB

    Where do we stand on the subject of ``sustainable patents``? Have Green Deal, ESG and Scope 3 already arrived in the IP world?
    It is time to consider sustainability and regulation as part of the IP strategy. This presentation will provide a first overview and impulses.

    Discussions and networking


    Let's have some fun and taste our knowledge with a small interactive quiz


    IamIP Community

    Mitja Schonecke
    Manager IP Automotive & Aerospace

    At IamIP our customers are our number one priority. This customer-centric approach inspires our product roadmap and vision, drives our motivation, and secures our customers’ success.

    As an IamIP customer, you can now become part of the IamIP Community. The IamIP Community is a framework for IamIP customers to discuss, interact and exchange ideas with each other. It is solely organized by IamIP customers for IamIP customers.


    *There will be a dinner held on the previous day of the Conference for the participants.

    AMERON Köln Hotel Regent

    Melatengürtel 15, 50933 Köln, Germany

    The AMERON combines urban flair with classic elegance and modernity with tradition. It is a 2-minute walk from nearest tram stop, and 7 km from both the Gothic Cologne Cathedral and the Cologne Chocolate Museum.
    Amenities include a trendy Italian restaurant and a bar, as well as a gym, and meeting and event space. There's also spa with a Finnish sauna. Breakfast and parking are available.

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    +49 221 54990

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