Jochen Spuck

Head of Product Development, Patent Expert

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property __ Switzerland

Thursday 22/03/2018 __ 14:00-14:25

Session 5 __ Challenges in a cash society

The Liffey B __ Level 1

Jochen Spuck is Patent Expert at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) - ip-search.

He completed his PhD at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and started his career in R&D, working for different chemical industries where his main responsibility was to develop special coatings and coated products for the printing industry, including security printing.

Jochen joined IPI’s patent department nine years ago as an expert in the field of polymers, coatings and technical chemistry. Today, he leads the Product Development Section of ip-search, the label under which IPI provides commercial patent search services.

What does patent information tell you about the future of security printing?

How important is intellectual property in security printing? How can we ensure freedom to operate? And how valuable is patent information for strategic business discussions? The geographical distribution of all the industry’s players will be analysed, as well the disruptive impact of digital-based technologies.