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Dr Ralph Nack, Rechtsanwalt, Noerr LLP

Conference Chair

Dr. Ralph Nack is a leading German IP attorney, specialized on patent litigation and complex patent licensing systems. He advises clients in all fields of technology, with a focus on electronic, telecommunication, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Ralph studied law in Heidelberg, Munich, Washington DC (George Washington University) and Tokyo (Todai University). He received his PhD in patent law from the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. Before joining private practice, he served as the founding Program Director of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre. As an attorney, Ralph lived in China for more than one year, handling international patent litigations in this country. 

Ralph is a lecturer of patent law at the University of Munich, and the author of many scientific publications in the field of patent law. He regularly speaks at international conferences, and serves as Chairman of the Patents Committee of AIPPI.

Tassilo Korab, Executive Director, Europe Healthcare Compliance Council

Tassilo Korab holds an MSc in Healthcare Management and has written several publications on patient compliance, standards and regulations for child resistant packaging and the war against counterfeits.

Tassilo Korab is Managing Director of TKM G.m.b.H., Vienna, Austria, a consulting company in the sector of Flexible Packaging for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

He was one of the co-founders of HCPC-Europe, the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council, a not-for-profit organization uniting the pharmaceutical industry, packaging materials suppliers, packaging machine manufacturers and patient organisations in their common endeavour to improve drug packaging design in the interest of the patients. He has been representing the organization first as funding member and member of the board and, since September 2005, as Executive Director.

Marco Musumeci, Anti-counterfeit Programme, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

Marco Musumeci is Programme Coordinator within the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and is the focal point for UNICRI Programme on counterfeiting. He started his career in the Institute conducting research and analysis on a series of emerging forms of transnational organized crime and was involved in different projects dealing with trafficking in persons, corruption, and counterfeiting.

Since 2007 he played an active role in building the Institute’s Programme on counterfeiting, providing substantive advice on the overall strategic development of its projects and on the creation of new alliances. He actually manages a portfolio of several projects focused on counterfeiting and organized crime, with activities ranging from research and public/private cooperation to the design of training and awareness materials. He holds a Masters' degree in criminology and international criminal policy and he is co-author of the first UNICRI publication on counterfeiting and organized crime as well as of several other publications on similar topics produced by the Institute.

Denis Keller, Market Manager, PolyOne

Denis Keller graduated in 1988 from the European School of Chemistry Polymer and Materials in Strasbourg, France. He began his career as a Technical Service Engineer for additive masterbatches at PolyOne, responsible for Northern and Eastern Europe.

Subsequent workstations include serving as a project engineer for plastics in the automotive engineering department of Totota, responsible for the evaluation of internal and external plastic parts; and as as a Global Project Manager at CibaSpecialty Chemicals Basel, leading cosmetic and personal care packaging projects. In 2008 Denis rejoined PolyOne, and is currently Global Additives Manager.


Amanda Creane, Business Development Executive, Optrace Ltd

Amanda Creane holds a BEng in Biomedical Engineering and BSc in Process Plant Technology. She has worked in Medical Device industry  in technology transfer and manufacturing and in a trade association for the industry in Ireland.

Following this she embarked on a career in the security industry working with The Centre for Industrial and Engineering Optics on the commercialisation of their holographic research.  Amanda co-founded Optrace Ltd with Stephen Mc Donnell, CEO, Prof. Vincent Toal, Director and Scientific Advisors Dr. Suzanne Martin and Izabela Naydenova in early 2013. Amanda holds responsibilities in Business Development and Operations for the company.

Sophie Molle, IPM Senior Manager, WCO (World Customs Organisation)


Sophie Molle is Senior Manager at the World Customs Organization based in Brussels since 2010.
The World Customs Organization is an intergovernmental organization exclusively focused on customs issues and is composed of 179 members.
Sophie is responsible for the promotion of the IPM tool amongst the private sector with her global team. She also supports and participates to the organization of the interception operations conducted by M. Christophe Zimmermann all around the world.
Prior to the WCO, Sophie was working in the meeting industry in France.


Paul Glendenning, Chief Technology Officer, Nano 4 U

Paul Glendenning is Chief Technology Officer for NANO4U GmbH, a company providing technology solutions for the prevention of counterfeit products. His work includes anti-counterfeiting technology development and application in the pharmaceutical, plastic products, packaging, and consumer goods industries.

Before joining NANO4U, he has worked in multi-disciplinary R&D for manufacturing and product development applications in the UK and Singapore, in both applied research and industry. He holds an honours degree in Production Engineering and an MSc in Polymer Technology. His technical background is in the development of applications for plastic injection moulding, precision tooling, micro-technology and optics. 

Jim Thomson, Chair, EAASM



Esther Peelen, Project Manager, GS1

Project Manager Healthcare at GS1 Netherlands. Esther works on the implementation of traceability of healthcare products throughout the healthcare supply chain by using GS1-standards. Patient safety is a key issue in this. Being involved in several working groups both globally and locally she is always keeping in mind the big picture.

Esther is the process manager of the Dutch GS1 Traceability in Healthcare Working Group. In this group we are working together with both suppliers and hospitals to help them implement GS1-standards in order to improve their business processes and in this way to improve patient safety. Author of the business case ‘Patient safety and efficiency in the Operating Theatre’ and the '10-step-plan to implement traceability in hospitals'


Jochen Moesslein, Manager Director and Founder, POLYSECURE

A physicist and MBA by training,  with an initial career as a pioneer in the solar sector both in research and commercially, he has been involved entrepreneurially in a number of technology businesses, one of which he took to IPO, another of which he sold to a S&P 500 corporation.

Combines technology understanding with commercial acumen. He is a team motivator and thrives in an entrepreneurial role. Has been key in productizing Polysecure’s technology.

Nick Grote, Sales Manager EMEA, Du Pont Authentication Solutions

I currently hold the position of Sales Manager EMEA for DuPont Authentication, based in London UK. DuPont Authentication is leaders in overt authentication technology as well as internet Track and Trace solutions.

As a veteran of some 26 years at DuPont I have held many positions which were mainly in the Print and Publishing segment only moving into Brand Protection some 6 years ago which is far  from where I started my working life many years ago as a platemaker at the Daily Express.
When I’m away from work you will find me on a golf course, flying around mountain bike trails or over West Ham FC with my head in my hands.

Matti Laakso, Owner and Founder, Laakso MCI

Matti was born in 1955 in Finland and studied applied physics and chemistry at the university of Abo Akademie in Turku. After finishing his studies in 1981 he joined one of the largest paper groups in Finland. After several management positions in sales and marketing at leading European paper manufacturing and converting companies Matti then entered the “security world” in 2002 by joining Landqart AG, a Swiss manufacturer of banknote and other security papers as their Sales Director.

In this position Matti gained a lot of experience in the area of High Security and a deep understanding in how this very special business works. After having spent several years with Landqart he then joined as shareholder and Sales Director a Swiss company specialising in Brand Protection. With more than six years in this position Matti got very experienced in the other part of the security business, “Brand Protection”.

After now more than 30 years’ experience in industrial sales and marketing as well as with deep understanding of the High Security and Brand Protection businesses Matti started his own consulting business by setting up Laakso Marketing and Consulting International working closely together with several interesting technology companies as well in the security as in other interesting business areas helping them to bring their products to the market place.

Patricia McGovern, Chairman and Head of Intellectual Property Department and Corporate and Commercial Department, DFMG Solicitors

Patricia McGovern is Chairman and Head of the Intellectual Property Department of DFMG Solicitors, Dublin. She advises on all aspects of intellectual property law, both contentious and non-contentious, including advising on counterfeiting issues. 

She is Chairman of the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.


Edward Kosior, Managing Director, Nextek Pty Ltd

Edward Kosior has been active as an innovator in polymer technology for the past 35 years both within universities and recycling enterprises. He and his company have been recognised with a number of awards in the past 9 years for products, technology and leadership in this area.

He holds several patents for the recycling of food grade PET and other plastics and been instrumental in the introduction of post-consumer plastics into food packaging Europe and Australia (PET, HDPE and PP).

His goals have been to help preserve and improve the natural environment through the development of novel technologies that reduce waste generation and increase the pace towards a closed loop economy that promotes high efficiencies in the use of limited resources and the development of truly sustainable materials.

Professor Vincent Toal, Director & Scientific Advisor, Optrace



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