In co-operation with LES Austria and LES Czech Republic,
the Licensing Executives Society, Hungarian Chapter
cordially invites you to a one day Conference entitled

"Components of Success; Challenges for Startups 
and the Role of Intellectual Property in Business"

to be held
on Monday, November 14, 2016
10:00 to 17:00

at the Conference premises of the Restaurant Bohém, 
at the ground floor of the building of the Palace of Arts, 
Hungary 1095, Budapest, Komor Marcell ut. 1.

„Registration closed” all places have been reserved.

Greetings by the President of LES Hungary

Lantos MihályDear Licencing Professionals, IP Practitioners, All who are interested in how business can be promoted by Intellectual Property, in short, Dear Friends!

It is a pleasure for our small Chapter to invite you this time to our country to attend this conference, which will focus around questions of mutual interest, and respective pairs of presentations will be held by speakers from the three countries who have experience and knowledge how to utilize IP in making business and to share their knowledge with you. The conference will provide a good networking platform and participants from our three countries and perhaps also from other countries can meet and exchange information.

This will be the third one of such conferences in a line and the success of the previous two held in Bratislava and Prague, respectively makes us hope that this one will be equally successful.

Finally, I hope that this conference will give insight in the work of LES and many of you will decide to become an LES member soon.

Michael Lantos
LES Hungary


Components of Success;
Challenges for Startups and the Role of Intellectual Property
in Business to be held On Monday, November 14, 2016


09:30 - 10:00

Registration, networking 

10:00 - 10:15

Opening address
Mihály LANTOS, President, LES Hungary, patent attorney

10:15 – 11:00

IPR and Licensing from the perspective of a Start Up
Johannes HÖFLER, Initiator of the Patent & Founders Factory (PFF), Austria

11:00 – 11:45

The development of GPS Tuner Kft and the significance of an IP portfolio in increasing international reputation  and business potential of the firm.
Tamás NAGY, CEO at GPS Tuner Kft., Hungary

11:45 – 12:00

Discussion and questions and answers of the previous two presentations

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch break, networking

13:00 – 13:45

From helping Start-ups to having one
Lenka KUCEROVÁ, Co-Founder,, Czech Rpublic

13:45 – 14:30

Key elements of a succesful start-up
Peter KILIAN, Senior Consultant, Neulogy, Slovak Republic

14:30 – 14:45

Discussion and questions and answers of the previous two presentations

14:45 – 15:15

Networking break

15:15 - 16:00

TUW i²c – Innovation Incubation Center: A Model for Research Commercialization at Universities
Dr. Birgit Hofreiter, Director of the Vienna University of Technology Innovation Incubation Center, Austria

16:00 – 16:45

IP aspects of Industry-university research collaborations in the pharma industry – value added results,  pitfalls and practices
Dr. István MOLNÁR; LLM, Patent attorney, partner of Danubia Patent and Law Office, Hungary

16:45 – 17:00

Discussion and questions and answers of the previous two presentations.

End of the conference 


Conference Details

gift The participation fee for LES members
is EUR 50 (HUF 15.500), for non-members: EUR 60 (HUF 18.500).

Parking fee: € 4.

There is a huge parking lot under the building. Those who arrive by car a special  parking fee of € 4 for the day can be provided. The parking request should be  provided at registration. The entry in the garage should take place by requesting  a parking card, and during the conference a bar-code sticker will be provided for  those registered for parking, and by placing the sticker on the cards the garage  barrier will open.

Registration can be done here:


„Registration closed” all places have been reserved.

Account holder: LES Magyarország Egyesület
1170 5008 2043 0272 0000 0000
SWIFT: OTPVHUHB; Name of the bank: OTP Bank Zrt.


Alternatively, the registration can also be made through e-mail to; and those who reside in either Austria or in the  Czech Republic (or in Slovakia) can also register at their national LES Chapters.  Payments should be done by bank transfer only, and upon request invoices  will be issued.

Welcome and enjoy the conference!
Biography of the speakers

Johannes Höfler

Johannes Höfler is initiator of the Patent & Founders Factory (PFF) initiative which is developing and applying new methods to industrialize the production of StartUps in the specific cultural and economic context of the European / DACH region.
Before, he supported and consulted successfully as Business Initiator and Business Angel potential founders of (High)Tech companies to avoid mistakes that can be made during a StartUp. He could use his experience from his own start up HELIOVIS AG which was based on his invention of a new type of cost competitive inflatable solar concentrators.
Johannes Höfler was, inter-alia, Nominee of the Staatspreis Innovation Österreich 2013,
Winner of the Wiener Zukunftspreis 2010 (First in the category Innovative Company),
Winner of the Golden Daphne Award 2009, and Winner of the Wiener Zukunftspreis 2008 (First in the category Newcomer)

Tamas Nagy

Tamas holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering Management and Technology Management. He also studied Project Management as part of his Master’s curriculum. After graduation he built up his career in the Financial sector at New York, NJ, USA in firms such as Prudential Securities and Paulson Investment Co. as a Financial Advisor focusing on IPOs and Secondary offerings. 
He continued his career as Business Development Manager at VideoBank, where he helped to grow the company from six to thirty-five employees acquiring an impressive list of customers including National Geographic, NHL and US government agencies. 
He has now been CEO of GPS Tuner Kft. in Hungary for more than five years helping to develop the company in the navigation software industry, which was listed among the Central European Deloitte Technology Fast 50 companies in 2015.

Peter Kilian, PhD.

Peter Kilian focuses on management of life-science taking advantage of his interdisciplinary background, reaching from biomedical research to clinical routine testing. He is a member of European Biotechnology Network as well as European Federation of Biotechnology. He worked as Chief manager for laboratory technology at Medirex, the biggest laboratory diagnostic company in the Central and Eastern Europe. Later he became more oriented towards consulting and served as Biotechnology consultant at Neulogy, company providing complex solutions in the area of R&D and innovations. He is also the Managing Director at BioScience Slovakia, a biotech company start-up developing innovative tools for cancer diagnostics. He holds MSc. of Biomedical physics from Comenius University in Bratislava and earned his PhD from Physiology and Biophysics at University of Sherbooke, in Canada.


Brigit Hofreiter, Dr.

Dr. Birgit Hofreiter is Director of the TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center, Board Member of AustrianStartups, and Co-Founder & CEO of the TUW i²ncubator. Before Birgit dedicated her career the implementation and business development of an Entrepreneurial University, she set up a competence center on inter-organizational business collaborations during her appointed assistant professorship with University of Liechtenstein, and has been a Post Doc Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) awarded with a FWF Erwin Schrödinger Grant (J2634-N15) by the Austrian Science Fund.
Additionally, Birgit Hofreiter has a long time working experience in Business-to-Business and e-Government interoperability by working for the United Nations Center For Trade Facilitation and e-Business (UN/CEFACT) to develop standards and recommendations for interoperability used in inter-organizational projects. In particular, she was contributor to UN/CEFACT’s Techniques and Methodologies Group (TMG) and in this role co-editor of UN/CEFACT’s Modeling Methodology – a UML-based approach towards B2B and e-Government system design.
Birgit Hofreiter is on the PC/organizing committee/chair of several major e-business related conferences. She is co-initiator and steering committee member of the international IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (IEEE CBI), executive committee member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Business Informatics Systems, and she is on the editorial board of community related journals.

István Molnár, Dr.

Istvan Molnar (PhD) is a European patent attorney, partner of DANUBIA Patent and Law Firm. At the same time he is one of the chief executive officers of DANUBIA IP Ltd, the affiliate of DANUBIA established for providing innovation and IP management services for the clients of the DANUBIA group. His special fields are pharmaceutical industry, early phase innovation, licensing and technology transfer. Istvan Molnar is an associate professor at the University of Kecskemét, a university for the applied sciences. He was the international consultant of the World Intellectual Property Organization between 2007 and 2010, and the member of the EPO Economic and Scientific Advisory Board between 2012 and 2015. To date, besides the Hungarian Group of LESI, Istvan Molnar is active member of the Hungarian IP and Copyright Association, and is a member of the Experts’ Board of Industrial property besides the Hungarian IP Office.
Welcome and enjoy the conference!

Lenka Kucerová

Lenka fell for startups and support of innovative entrepreneurship during her three year stay in Silicon Valley where she initiated a government sponsored programme CzechAccelerator. Since her return to the Czech Republic, she worked in Prague based accelerators StartupYard and Wayra CEE and has played an active role in developing the CEE startup ecosystem. In September 2015 together with Andrej Kiska Jr. from Credo Ventures, she launched a new venture StarLift that aims to encourage entrepreneurial spirit and global ambitions among university students and graduates from the Czech Republic and Slovakia by sending to intern in US startups.

Welcome and enjoy the conference!