Witonsky joins panel with OEMs and suppliers to discuss automotive technology intellectual property (IP) strategies, developments and regulations
Watertown, Mass. – September 24, 2019 –WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, announced today that its Vice President of IP & Licensing, Scott Witonsky, Ph.D., will speak at Premier Cercle’s IP Seminar at Volvo Car’s headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Witonsky’s plenary session will be part of the Seminar’s “IP in the Value Chain” track and will take place on Tuesday, October 8, at 5:20 p.m. CET.
The IP Seminar @ Volvo Cars is the industry’s first IP conference in collaboration with a prestigious European car manufacturer. The one-and-a-half-day summit will bring together over 250 IP professionals to network and partake in in-depth discussions on emerging challenges and future developments related to IP in the automotive industry. Experts from the entire automotive supply chain will present on topics such as automation, electromobility and connectivity, workflow organization of the IP stream, developments in patent analytics, IP risks and opportunities in a changing automotive landscape, data management and more.
Witonsky’s plenary session will address IP practices and strategies for OEMs and suppliers in the automotive industry, including new developments, reactions to regulations and industry practices, and IP licensing and monetization. Joining Witonsky on stage to round out the discussion will be:
- Robert Falck, CEO and Founder, Einride (Sweden)
- Pauline Debré, Intellectual Property Partner, Linklaters (France)
- Bernhard Mehnert, Senior Counsel Intellectual Property & Licensing, ZF Group (Germany)
- Wolfgang Stalder, European Patent Attorney, DENSO International Europe (Germany)
WiTricity is the exclusive global licensor of foundational MIT patents for Wireless Energy Transfer. WiTricity has secured hundreds of patents directed to its own innovations, including improvements to the foundational technology, product and application-specific uses of the technology and architectures and designs for safety, efficiency and control of wireless charging. WiTricity acquired Qualcomm Halo earlier this year, adding to its portfolio certain Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging patents that were owned by Qualcomm and the exclusive license from Auckland UniServices for road vehicle charging. The WiTricity portfolio currently includes over 1,400 patents and patent applications worldwide, many of which have been deemed essential to global automotive charging standards. Since 2014, Witonsky has been responsible for the strategic management of WiTricity’s extensive patent and trademark portfolio and its licensing and technology transfer programs.
More details about Premier Cercle’s IP Seminar @ Volvo Cars and Witonsky’s presentation can be found here.
WiTricity develops wireless power solutions using its patented magnetic resonance technology. WiTricity works with top global automakers and Tier 1 suppliers to deploy EV wireless charging, helping realize a future of transportation that is electrified, shared and autonomous. See how WiTricity makes EV charging easy, transparent and hands-free. Get to know WiTricity.
Following its recent acquisition of the Qualcomm Halo IP portfolio, WiTricity has solidified its position as the “go-to” provider of EV wireless charging technology to automakers and Tier 1 suppliers. Licenses already have been announced with Toyota, Aptiv (formerly Delphi), Mahle, TDK, IHI, Shindengen, Daihen, BRUSA, Anjie Wireless, Yura and VIE. Global corporate investors now include Qualcomm, Toyota, Intel Capital, Delta Electronics Capital, Foxconn, and Schlumberger. WiTricity is also collaborating directly with leading carmakers to drive global standards for wireless charging systems. Standards initiatives include the SAE International, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), STILLE, China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC), China Electricity Council and the Chinese Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI).
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Allison Webster, PR for WiTricity