IP Conference - 2017

Sertaç Köksaldı IPR Achievement Award


On October 4th, we will be hosting “Sertaç Köksaldı IPR Achievement Award” ceremony for the first time. The four research universities which are the organizers of these IP Conferences have unanimously decided to join their forces with various IPR Firms and NGO’s and corporations (such as AIPPI Turkey, LES Turkey, PEM Turkey, BUBA, Arçelik, Deris, Ankara Patent and Yalçıner Patent) to kick-start a special annual award to commemorate the very unique contributions of the late Sertaç Köksaldı (Boğaziçi University Industrial Engineering ‘91, Arçelik and Deris) who had always been very supportive and an active participant to all of our previous IP Conferences, and many other sectoral events in the Turkish ecosystem.

Sertaç Köksaldı got his B.Sc. degree from Bogazici University in Industrial Engineering and LL.B. degree from Yeditepe University Law School. He was also a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP). He founded Intellectual Property Department of Arçelik A.Ş. and served as the Head of the Intellectual Property in Arçelik A.Ş. until 2016. Following Arçelik, he worked as a partner in Deris Patents and Trademarks Agency. He was mainly interested in management of Intellectual Assets, how they are created, protected and how value is extracted from the Intellectual Assets.

He had an extensive experience on how to integrate intellectual property strategy into business plans and how to build an infrastructure supporting the said strategy. During his experience in handling complex disputes in technology licensing, he evolved as a deal maker, creating inventive alternatives which serve counter parties conflicting perspectives.

He had the titles of European Patent Attorney, Turkish Patent Attorney and also Turkish Trademark Attorney. He worked as the president of AIPPI Turkey and a member of Licensing Executives Society Turkey Branch and Turkish Business Association (TÜSİAD) Intellectual Property Working Group. He represented Turkey in Business Europe Patents Working Group and the Council of Epi.

Needless-to-say, his sudden departure has left a deep void among us as Sertaç Köksaldı had certainly touched many practitioners and organizations of our field and was a very energetic, participatory and accelerating contributor to our evolving IPR ecosystem.  It was unanimously decided to honor Sertaç Köksaldı’s name with a special annual recognition at IP Conferences by selecting and highlighting a significant achievement in the field of IPR in the Turkish ecosystem in the previous calendar year. This award will be unique to the Turkish market and its aims & nomination process are explained in Turkish in the related submenus. Please click to proceed.