The programme for the 2023 Young AIPPI Members Summit is ready!

21 June 2023 | Webinar | Online | AIPPI

AIPPI is pleased to announce the programme for the second Young AIPPI Members Summit, which will be taking place virtually on Wednesday, 21 June 2023.

This year we will focus on topics like Metaverse, AI, ChatGPT, e-Commerce, NFTs, UPC and SEP Litigation. Speakers from Israel, Italy, China, Turkiye, UAE and many others will be diving into diverse IP topics. Have a look at the full programme here. Check the speakers and their experience field below.

The Young AIPPI Members Summit is a must-attend online event for all young IP experts. Be sure to register, so you can discuss and learn from your ambitious colleagues from around the world!

This event is open to all Young AIPPI Members free of charge. All young members are invited to register one young non-member as a guest to join us.

Let’s build the future of IP together!

Date: 21 June 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 9 am – 6 pm CEST
Venue: Online
Programme: Here



  • Yagmur Aktan works as a Paralegal at Invokat Intellectual Property Services. She has expertise in trademark, design and plant breeding. Part of her job is to develop and follow up the strategies regarding the processes followed before TURKPATENT, EPO, WIPO and National Intellectual Property Courts. She is also studying law at Marmara University, and is in her last year. Recently, she has started to do research in the field of copyright. She is interested in artificial intelligence and copyright and copyright ownership.
  • Ahmed Zaraa Alyassi is a legal researcher at the Ministry of Education.
  • Priscila Elizabeth Ordonez Arteaga is partner and part of the Intellectual Property department at Aguirre Noboa Law Firm in Ecuador. With a background in design as her first degree from the University of Washington, Priscila has an extensive experience in the design field creating from new brands to user interfaces for many national and international companies. Priscila’s expertise extends beyond design, as for almost 13 years she developed her practice into advising clients on how to protect their new platforms and creations through intellectual property.
  • Dr Magali Contardi is an Italian-qualified lawyer (“avvocato”), with a cross-career that spans both legal practice and research in IP. She focuses on the judicial and extrajudicial protection of IPR rights and helps companies identify, protect, and exploit their IP assets in a broad range. Before founding her own firm she worked as an IP attorney in top-tier international law firms in Germany and Italy, served at the International Affairs & Legal Department of the European Patent Office and worked as a legal assistant at the Boards of Appeals of the European Union Intellectual Property Office. She is affiliated with the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy) and the University of Alicante (Spain) (2021-2023), where she has contributed to several EU-funded projects and studies in the areas of copyright and data. Since 2022, she has been a member of the Pharma Committee of the International Association for Intellectual Property and since 2023 she is co-president of the Italian Young Committee.
  • Arjel De Guzman is a licensed Philippine lawyer and the Founder and lead attorney of OPTMARKS, an intellectual property law consultancy firm in the Philippines. Apart from intellectual property practice, Arjel also handles criminal, civil, commercial, and maritime litigation and cases.
    He holds Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda University Philippines and is currently a candidate for graduation for the WIPO Joint Master’s Program for Intellectual Property and New Technologies at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. Arjel was also a Philippine participant in the joint Japan Patent Office-JIPII Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Trademarks in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Uche Eseonu 
  • Dr. Niclas A. Gajeck is a Rechtsanwalt/Senior Associate at the Noerr IP litigation team in Germany, which he joined from a major US law firm in 2020. At Noerr, Niclas litigates a wide range of complex patent disputes, particularly in the field of standard-essential patents. With much of his current work focusing on the field of communications technology, he also has considerable experience in a variety of other fields of technology, such as network and network security technology, virtual overlay technology or circuit systems.
    Niclas is also a member of the AIPPI’s Standing Committee Standards and Patents and several other IP law organizations, such as the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).
  • Umay Özmen is an attorney in the IP and Technology practice at Esin Attorney Partnership, a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein. Her specialization focuses on IP related fields, encapsulating transactional, non-transactional and litigation matters in trademark law, design law, copyright law, internet law and domain name management. As an indispensable part of her specialization, she keeps close track of the recent developments and updates in IP driven issues arising from operations of e-commerce platforms in Türkiye and provides legal advice especially regarding infringement of IP rights through online sales platforms.
  • Alexandra Schuvalov is a Swiss qualified lawyer, based in Geneva, mainly active in banking and finance areas. She further trained in digital law and digital finance law as she is very interested in new technologies and the way the legal framework adapts to them. In her day-to-day work, I mainly assist startups and FinTech companies in various fields.
  • Ms. Anastasia (Ana) Skovpen, Intellectual property lawyer at Nestle (Russia&Eurasia), LLM. Anastasia is majoring in trademark, copyright protection and transactions in FMCG and IT industries.
    Personally ranked lawyer: Best Lawyers “Intellectual property law”, “Litigation” (2021) – The Legal 500 “Rising star” Intellectual property (2021).
  • Jiri Slavik is a dual qualified Czech & European Patent Attorney and a European Patent Litigator (registered at the UPC) based in Prague, the Czech Republic. He has more than 8 years of experience as an in-house patent counsel in the pharmaceutical industry, where he is involved in various IP aspects of generic and value-added medicines development – currently, he is part of the IP team at Adalvo, a leading B2B pharmaceutical company and in his free time he also participates as a freelancer mainly in IP educational activities.
  • David Tirosh is an associate in the IP Practice Group at S. Horowitz & Co., one of Israel’s most prominent law firms. With a primary focus on intellectual property litigation and consultancy, David has extensive experience in patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, and IP-related disputes. He is a member of the AIPPI Pharma Committee and specializes in the realm of life sciences and the pharmaceutical industry. In his free time, David enjoys playing sports, and stays active while keeping up with his energetic boys.
  • Lucy Wiles
  • Andy Yu is a Senior Associate of the China IP Practice Group of Deacons’ IP Department. He is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong and holds a double-degree in LLB (Hons) and Bachelor of Social Science in Government & Laws as well as a PCLL from the University of Hong Kong.
    Andy specializes in IP protection, enforcement, commercial exploitation, and data compliance advisory with a particular focus in China-related work. In particular, Andy helps foreign clients protect and exploit their IP rights in China through licensing and distribution on e-commerce and social media platforms. He also assists foreign companies on data-related work especially involving the PRC Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), including cross-border data transfer issues, data processing agreements as well as other data-heavy technology agreements. Andy’s hands-on experience in conducting official security assessments for foreign companies with PRC regulators also enables him to provide practical insights to clients in addressing the key legal risks in their daily work.
  • Fiona Zhang graduated from Beijing Technology and Business University, School of Law in 2012, and worked for IP services for more than ten years. Fiona has assisted IP owners from all over the world in devising and implementing tailored strategies for IP protection in China, with regards to both prosecution and litigation. She is also experienced in dealing with cases involving different types of IP rights. She is a qualified superior IP expert recorded at the CNIPA, along with the researcher of “Well-Known Trademark Recognition” Committee of the CNIPA along with China Jurisprudence Office, she has successfully assisted her clients in monetization of IP assets through various ways. She is an active speaker and moderator at international conferences and seminars, sharing her knowledge and experience of IP practice in China with audiences from all over the world.
  • Dr. Raphael Zingg is an attorney-at-law with IPrime, a boutique law firm with offices in Zürich, Düsseldorf, and Liechtenstein. His practice focuses on advising and litigating technology law and intellectual property disputes. He is also a lecturer at the ETH Zurich and at Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at Waseda University in Tokyo and has worked as a visiting scholar or professor at a number of foreign institutions, notably the University of California in Berkeley, the University of Hong Kong, Singapore Management University, and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.
  • Dan Zou joined China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Patent and Trademark Law Office after she graduated from Tsinghua University in 2015. She provides full IP services including patent prosecution, patent invalidation and patent litigation. She has given keynote speeches on AI related patent prosecution at industry conferences and seminars many times. She is a member of “Standards and Patents” Standing Committee of AIPPI.