Platinum sponsor

Transpacific IP

Country sponsors

PanasonicIP BridgeMitsui & Co, Ltd

Gold sponsors

IPVALUE Syndefense Philips Intellectual Property & StandardsEricssonipCreateBird & BirdDeloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory QuestelNokia TechnologiesKenyon & Kenyon LLPTechinsightsValuenexIntralinkChipworksIntellectual VenturesSisvelGlobal IP Law Group

Host Sponsors

Alpha & Omega Law Corporation Beijing East IP LtdR K DewanTMI AssociatesShobayashi Patent & Trademark OfficeBaker & McKenzie

Supported by

European Patent Office

Silver sponsors

VectisAcacia Research Group

Bronze sponsors

HTSAsia IP Exchange Dolby Laboratories Unified PatentsSedoParsa WirelessWisdomain IncMintz LevinValipatPatSnapAnaquaSonderhoff & EinselConversantLexisNexis®MicrosoftGoogleGreenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C. TechPatsQuinn Pacific

Supported by

Osaka Institute of Technology Patent Agents Association of IndiaIntellectual Property Association of JapanAutoharvestInternational IP Commercialization Council

Media partners

LexologyInternational Law OfficeWorld Trademark Review

Programme*

- November 8
15:30-19:30 Registration
17:30-19:30 Opening reception
Day 2 - November 9
07:30-17:30 Exhibition and registration
07:30-08:45 Breakfast
09:00-12:50
09:00-09:05 Opening remarks
09:05-09:15 Guest of honour welcome address

Speaker

Hidehiro Yokoo, Secretary general, Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Cabinet Secretariat

09:15-09:30 Keynote address

Speaker

Hitoshi Ito, Commissioner, Japan Patent Office

09:30-10:50 Asia market wrap

The past 12 months have seen major changes in Asia’s foremost IP markets. This session helps rights holders to keep tabs on the major trends in IP management, litigation, transactions and legislation across the region.

  • Strategic reassessment in Japan
  • China’s breakneck IP development
  • The Korean innovation drive

Moderator

Toyotaka Abe, Senior IP attorney, TMI Associates

Speakers

Min Sheo Choi, Director, IP business team, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
Hiroshi Miyauchi, Chief fellow, technology and innovation, Toshiba Corporation
Ganapathy Nathan, General manager and head of open innovation and intellectual property, Wipro
Guy Proulx, Chairman and CEO, Transpacific IP
Bin Sun, Director and head of patents, BOE Technology Group
Marcus Woo, Vice president and general counsel, HTC

10:50-11:30 Networking break
11:30-12:50 The Elite: corporate structures for maximum effect

The Asia IP Elite all view IP as a key component of their business strategy. But they have each chosen to structure their IP functions – and how they relate to other in-house departments – in a variety of ways.

  • Chief IP officer or in-house counsel?
  • The importance of a direct line to the board
  • Coordinating internal relationships

Moderator

Matthew Laight, Partner, Bird & Bird

Speakers

Xuxin Cheng, Vice president and deputy director, Huawei
Joo Sup Kim, Vice president, intellectual property, LG Electronics
Anindya Sircar, Associate vice president and head of IP cell, Infosys Limited
Yingyong Tanthanapongphan, IP manager, Siam Cement Group
Hideo Toyoda, Director, IP Centre, Panasonic
Roger Tu, Senior vice president, MiiCs & Partners

12:50-14:15 Lunch and networking break
14:15-17:25 Breakout sessions
14:15-15:30 Breakouts 1

Big markets, big changes

Legislative reforms and court decisions are changing the face of the US patent system, while the European Union will soon have a unitary patent right and unified court system. This session will keep rights holders up to speed on the latest developments.

  • The new US environment
  • Europe’s impending unitary regime
  • Value creation consequences

Moderator

John Flock, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon

Speakers

Paul Davis, General counsel, Tessera Technologies, Inc
Murali Dharan, CEO, IPValue
Daniel Oliver Maier, Head of IP licensing and transactions, Siemens AG
Mike McLean, Senior vice president, TechInsights
Anan Sivananthan, Vice president, legal services, Creative Technology

IP, venture capital and the start-up ecosystem

IP assets are playing an increasingly important role in investment decisions. This session examines how IP can help small businesses to secure growth capital, and how venture funding can assist larger companies in sourcing new technology.

  • The spin-out option
  • Corporate venture projects
  • Public and private sectors

Moderator

Peter Holden, President, ipCreate

Speakers

Norishige Hayakawa, Deputy general manager, Mitsui & Co
Adrienne Huesca, Manager, IP operations, Jawbone
Masanobu Katoh, Executive vice president and country head, Japan, Intellectual Ventures
Ichiro Nakatomi, President and CEO, NanoCarrier
Yasuhisa Yamaguchi, Managing director, DBJ Capital

15:30-16:10 Networking break
16:10-17:25 Breakouts 2

Strategic competitive intelligence

Today’s data-driven world contains a wealth of IP-related information that can help businesses to excel in targeting R&D investment, forming collaborative relationships and developing monetisation programmes.

  • Harnessing big data
  • Inside patent analytics
  • Charting the landscape

Moderator

Takuya Saito, Vice president, Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office

Speakers

Julia Elvidge, President, Chipworks
Miguel Iglesias, Sales director, Questel
Yoshio Maeda, Senior expert, Honda R&D Company
Santosh Mohanty, Vice president, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
Tatsuo Nakamura, President and CEO, Valuenex

Beyond patent protection: trade secrets, utility models and designs

Utility models and industrial design rights are particularly popular forms of IP protection for Asia-Pacific companies, while trade secrets are growing in importance – and value – with new laws in Europe and the evolution of the US patent regime.

  • The benefits of utility models
  • Embracing design
  • Time for trade secrets

Moderator

Michael N Zachary, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon

Speakers

Minoru Kato, Vice president, R&D and intellectual property, Kao Corporation
Maki Ohmizu, Senior vice president, legal, compliance and intellectual property, Fujitsu
Paul Saraceni, Vice president, global IP transactions and licensing, Nike
Simon Schuster, Head of patents, trademarks and design protection, Audi China
Marnie Williams, Group general counsel, Unitised Building Group

18:30-22:00 Asia IP Elite cocktail reception and gala dinner (ticketed event)
Day 3 - November 10
08:00-09:00 Breakfast
08:00-17:30 Exhibition and registration
09:15-12:50
09:15-10:50 Reducing patent vulnerability, enhancing market reach

Businesses from Asia-Pacific need to develop high-quality patent portfolios as they expand their footprint globally. To achieve this they must employ strategies encompassing organic growth, licensing and acquisitions.

  • Goldplating your portfolio
  • When to file, when to license and when to buy
  • Identifying danger spots

Moderator

Hisao Yamasaki, Managing director, Syndefense

Speakers

Ira Blumberg, Vice president of intellectual property, Lenovo
Wei-Fu Hsu, General counsel, MediaTek
Grant Philpott, Principal director, information and communications technology, European Patent Office
Sohei Suzuki, Senior general manager, intellectual property, Sony
Shigeharu Yoshii, CEO, IP Bridge

10:50-11:30 Networking break
11:30-12:50 The great monetisation debate

Selling patents is one of the most obvious routes to creating value from non-core IP. But while cash payments and ongoing revenue streams benefit the original owner, others face lawsuits and unwelcome licence demands. In this session panellists will debate the motion: "Ultimately, it is bad for industry and the wider economy if companies sell their patents purely for financial gain."

  • Operating company and NPE perspectives
  • The economic impact of patent monetisation
  • Finding a middle way 

Moderator

Toshiya Watanabe, Professor, Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo

Speakers

Kasim Alfalahi, Chief IP officer, Ericsson AB
Christine Emmanuel, Executive manager, intellectual property and investment portfolio, CSIRO
Hiroshi Kawana, General manager, IP department, KDDI Corporation
Kwang Jun Kim, President and CEO, Intellectual Discovery
Tim Kowalski, Senior patent counsel, Google
Takafumi Yamamoto, President, TODAI TLO, Ltd

12:50-14:30 Lunch and networking break
14:30-17:40 Breakout sessions
14:30-15:45 Breakouts 1

Getting to grips with FRAND and SEPs

Asian corporates are among the major contributors to global industry standards. As competition authorities in several countries increase their scrutiny of IP, it is crucial to have a handle on the antitrust environment.

  • Working with standards-setting organisations
  • Judicial and regulatory decisions
  • Licensor and licensee perspectives

Moderator

Yukio Hiramatsu, Professor, Osaka Institute of Technology

Speakers

Erich Andersen, Vice president , Microsoft
Cindy Faatz, Director, standards group, Intel
Mattia Fogliacco, Chief new business officer, Sisvel
Eeva Hakoranta, Head of patent licensing, Nokia
Takashi Komoro, Managing director, IP department, NTT DOCOMO Inc

Putting a price on your portfolio

Establishing patent value is fundamental to managing IP as a business asset. This session seeks to share insights and best practices from experienced appraisers of patent value.

  • When and why to value
  • Different valuation methods
  • Art, science or both?

Moderator

Ragnar Olson, Partner, Global IP Law Group

Speakers

John Veschi, CEO, Marquis Technologies
Jack Fijolek, Senior vice president and chief technology officer, Transpacific IP
Heath Hoglund, Chief patent counsel, Dolby
Makoto Kobayashi, Senior vice president, Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC
Naoto Koizuka, General manager, industrial finance and research consulting department, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting

15:45-16:25 Networking break
16:25-17:40 Breakouts 2

Quality is king

A shift is taking place in the global IP market: the prevailing question is now whether a patent is valid, rather than whether it has been infringed. This is presenting a host of new opportunities for businesses, their competitors and the investment community.

  • Impact on corporate IP strategies
  • The US inter partes review regime
  • China’s quality drive

Moderator

William Jasprizza, Director, intellectual property, Intralink

Speakers

Kevin Jakel, CEO, Unified Patents
Peng Lin, President, Beijing Zhigu Ruituo Technology Services Co, Ltd
Stefan Tamme, Vice president of IP strategy, Rambus Inc
John Veschi, Chief Executive Officer, Marquis Technologies
Travis Wu, Director of intellectual resource planning, Wispro Technology Consulting Corporation

Licensing contexts

An increasing number of companies are using it to generate revenue, but the value of licensing goes further than that. This session examines the opportunities and challenges that confront the would-be licensor in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Opening new revenue streams
  • Facilitating collaboration and cooperation
  • Anti-trust challenges in China, Europe and the United States

Moderator

Makoto Ogino, Professor, Tokyo University of Science

Speakers

Steve Joroff, Director, Asia-Pacific IP licensing, IBM
Koichi Narasaki, Chief operating officer, Midokura
Hiro Seki, Senior vice president and general manager, Asia, Acacia Research
Marco Tong, Senior licensing director, ZTE Corporation
Susumu Tsugaru, Senior vice president and head of Philips IP&S, Japan, Philips

17:40-19:00 Closing drinks reception

* NOTE: This is a provisional programme only and all timings and sessions may be subject to change

Platinum sponsor

Transpacific IP

Country sponsors

IP BridgePanasonicMitsui & Co, Ltd

Gold sponsors

ChipworksIntellectual VenturesGlobal IP Law Group IntralinkSyndefense Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory TechinsightsValuenexNokia TechnologiesKenyon & Kenyon LLPQuestelEricssonSisvelipCreateBird & BirdIPVALUE Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

Host Sponsors

TMI AssociatesR K DewanBeijing East IP LtdBaker & McKenzieShobayashi Patent & Trademark OfficeAlpha & Omega Law Corporation

Supported by

European Patent Office

Silver sponsors

Acacia Research GroupVectis

Bronze sponsors

PatSnapSedoLexisNexis®Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C. ConversantUnified PatentsAnaquaMicrosoftHTSMintz LevinTechPatsGoogleAsia IP Exchange Dolby Laboratories ValipatSonderhoff & EinselQuinn PacificWisdomain IncParsa Wireless

Supported by

International IP Commercialization CouncilIntellectual Property Association of JapanAutoharvestPatent Agents Association of IndiaOsaka Institute of Technology

Media partners

World Trademark Review International Law OfficeLexology