Platinum sponsor

Transpacific IP

Gold sponsors

IntralinkIP BridgeNokia TechnologiesIPVALUECPA GlobalEricssonPerkins CoieVia Licensing CorporationTechInsightsAndrews Kurth Kenyon LLPIAM MarketPanasonic CorporationHill, Kertscher & Wharton LLPUnified PatentsPhilips Intellectual Property & StandardsSisvel GroupQuestelRichardson Oliver Law Group

Silver sponsors

Intellectual VenturesFaith Intellectual AssetsDolbyBeijing East IP Ltd

Bronze sponsors

AnaquaZuykov & PartnersShobayashi Patent & Trademark OfficeMarathon Patent GroupGlobal IP Law GroupBlack Stone IP, LLCTechPatsMicrosoftSyndefenseCohausz & Florack

Host Sponsors

AJ ParkBaker & McKenzieLiu Shen Intellectual Property

Supported by

Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA)International IP Commercialization Council

Media partners

LexologyWorld Trademark ReviewInternational Law OfficeAutoHarvestIPR Daily

Programme

- Day 1 - Sunday December 4
15:00-19:00 Registration
17:00-19:00 Welcome reception
Day 2 - Monday December 5
07:00-08:45 Breakfast
09:00-12:30 Plenary sessions
09:00-09:30 Welcome address
09:30-10:30 IP value creation in a rapidly changing world

IAM interviews two senior corporate executives for a deep dive into IP and business strategy in Asia and beyond

Moderator

Joff Wild, Editor, IAM

Speakers

Micky Minhas, Associate general counsel, chief patent counsel, Microsoft
Paul Lin, Vice President, IP strategy , Xiaomi

10:30-11:15 Morning break
11:15-12:30 Managing IP challenges in technology convergence

The divisions between technology industry sectors are becoming increasingly irrelevant as computing becomes part of nearly every industrial and commercial process. As a result, companies are being exposed to patent risks in areas that, traditionally, they have not had to consider.

  • Maximising the efficiency of IoT licensing
  • The impact of cloud computing
  • Automakers adapt to the digital era

Moderator

Robert Chao, Executive consultant, Transpacific IP

Speakers

Eeva Hakoranta, Head of licensing, Nokia Corporation
Mike McLean, Senior vice president , TechInsights
Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network
Ganapathy Narayanan, Head of IP group, Tata Consultancy Services

12:30-14:15 Lunch and exhibition
14:15-17:30 Breakout sessions
14:15-15:30 Breakouts 1

China boot camp: creating an effective IP presence

Entering the Chinese market as a foreign company is a daunting prospect. Local experts and long-time China hands share best practices for building a business with strong IP roots.

  • Working with local R&D partners
  • Protecting trade secrets
  • Crafting sustainable licensing programmes

Moderator

Billy Lam, Vice president, Transpacific IP

Speakers

Hua Yang, Secretary general, TDIA
Jessie Kang, IP manager, Greater China, Clariant Chemicals
Jun Chen, senior IP manager, greater China , Schaeffler
Jeffrey D Lindsay, Head of intellectual property, Asia Pulp & Paper

Risks and opportunities in the new European patent market

For years, Asian corporates have focused overseas patent accumulation efforts on the United States, where litigation risk was at the top of executives’ minds. But with all systems go for the Unified Patent Court, many may pivot towards Europe.

  • Managing costs while building an effective European patent portfolio
  • The latest on continental FRAND jurisprudence and the possibility of injunction
  • Chinese firms on the forefront of diversifying into Europe

Moderator

Vince Wang, Former senior IP director, HTC

Speakers

Mattia Fogliacco, Chief new business officer, Sisvel International SA
Zhongli Zhang, IP director, Hisense
Stefan Geyersberger, Head of patents and licensing , Fraunhofer IIS

Beyond patent licensing

Pure patent plays are falling out of favour as an increasing number of companies pursue broad-based technology deals. This trend is especially pronounced in the Chinese market.

  • Creating win-win hybrid deals
  • Getting maximum value from technology transfer and licensing
  • Role of IP in joint ventures and other collaborations

Moderator

Thomas Chia, Director, patents and corporate development Via Legal – United States, Via Licensing Corp

Speakers

Cheng Huat Ho, Executive vice president, IP management division, Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd
Wilaiporn Chetanachan, Director, corporate technology office, The Siam Cement Group
Christine Emmanuel, Executive manager, IP and investment portfolio, business development and commercial, CSIRO

15:30-16:15 Afternoon break
16:15-17:30 Breakouts 2

Top 10 mistakes when creating an IP corporate strategy

Industry veterans share the top 10 pitfalls that hold companies back from creating a best-in-class IP function.

  • Common missteps in building a corporate IP team
  • Avoiding negotiation pitfalls
  • Preventing portfolio mismanagement

Moderator

Kent Richardson, Partner, Richardson Oliver Law Group

Speakers

Matthew Luby, Director, analytics, Asia, CPA Global
Timothy Lynch, Principal, Quatela Lynch Intellectual Property
Vince Wang, Former senior IP director, HTC
Logan Xie, Global patent vice president, LeEco

IP deal making

Merger activity is heating up in the tech sector, especially in Asia. Both patents and brands are playing a big part in how many regional companies look to expand their business through acquisitions.

  • IP in the target acquisition process
  • Assessing IP value in deals
  • Bringing products and brands to new markets

Moderator

John Flock, Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

Speakers

Anubhav Kapoor, General counsel, Tata Technologies
Greg Sato, Managing counsel, Intel
Jianguang Du, Group IP director, Mindray

SEPs and FRAND term negotiations

Few topics in today’s patent world are more complex or contentious than SEPs and the concept of negotiating on FRAND terms. Asian courts and regulators have placed themselves at the centre of these global issues.

  • How Asian courts are grappling with FRAND
  • Regulators re-examine essential facilities
  • Mapping the SEP landscape of the future

Moderator

Jonathan M James, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Speakers

Brian Way, Senior director of patent licensing, Dolby Laboratories Inc
Mathias Hellman, Vice president, strategy and portfolio management, Ericsson
Dao Tian, IP rights manager, ZTE
Min-Sheo Choi, Director, IP business section, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

17:30-22:00 Asia IP Elite cocktail reception and gala dinner (ticketed event)
Day 3 - Tuesday December 6
08:00-09:00 Breakfast
09:15-12:45 Plenary sessions
09:15-09:30 Opening remarks
09:30-10:45 The emerging patent battleground in China

Growing patent portfolios and fierce commercial competition have accelerated patent activity in China. Litigation and licensing are on the rise, and more and more foreign companies are entering the fray.

  • The strategic importance of Chinese portfolios
  • Prospects for obtaining an injunction
  • Chinese companies increasingly take the initiative

Moderator

Jun Qiu, Partner, Liu, Shen & Associates

Speakers

Daniel Yan, Head of intellectual property and standards, China, Royal Philips
Feng Ren, Chief IP specialist, IP strategy department, Panasonic
Benjamin Bai, Vice president and chief IP counsel, Ant Financial
Huaibin Wang, Senior counsel of patent department, Baidu

10:45-11:30 Morning break
11:30-12:45 The Asia IP Elite: what keeps them up at night?

The Asia IP Elite are the companies recognised by IAM as having the region’s best-in-class corporate IP functions. A panel of representatives from these companies discusses the greatest challenges of operating in the Asian IP environment.

  • Managing patent risk in the United States and Europe
  • Getting the best IP deals for your company
  • Benchmarking internally and externally

Moderator

Brian Hinman, Chief IP officer, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

Speakers

Billie Chen, Chief IP counsel, TSMC
Amy Xu, Chief patent and technology counsel, Alibaba
Anan Sivananthan, Vice president, legal services, Creative Technology Ltd
Ira Blumberg, Vice president, intellectual property, Lenovo

12:45-14:15 Lunch and exhibition
14:15-17:30 Breakout sessions
14:15-15:30 Breakouts 1

Top negotiation tips for reducing the IP royalty deficit

For many Asian corporates, one of the key ways in which they can use IP to create value is through reducing their royalty burden. Experienced negotiators share their tactical advice on getting the best deal.

  • Demonstrating portfolio value
  • Finding common interests
  • Closing the deal

Moderator

William Jasprizza, Director, intellectual property, Intralink

Speakers

Changhae Park, Vice president, IP monetisation, NXP Semiconductors BV
Paul Seaman, Senior vice president, licensing, IPVALUE
Joo Sup Kim, Vice president and head of IP licensing, LG Electronics Inc
Roger Tu, Senior vice president, MiiCs & Partners

The new US patent litigation reality

The United States continues to be a tough market for plaintiffs in patent litigation, but for many major Asian corporates this signifies a welcome reprieve – they are among the most frequent users of the inter partes review system.

  • Using inter partes reviews strategically
  • Optimising portfolios for a changed environment
  • Developments in the NPE sector

Moderator

Richard Lloyd, North America editor, IAM

Speakers

Shawn Ambwani, Chief operating officer, Unified Patents Inc
Eric Damon, Director, IP licensing, Asia-Pacific, IBM Corporation
Steven G Hill, Partner, Hill Kertscher & Wharton, LLP
Arshad Jamil, Global IP rights head, Biocon Ltd

15:30-16:15 Afternoon break
16:15-17:30 Breakouts 2

Maximising value through competitive intelligence

Efficient portfolio management and strategy creation mean using big data to make sense of the patent landscape, gauge risks and spot opportunities.

  • Advanced analytics
  • Identifying white space
  • Patenting outside your core product area

Moderator

Kevin Feng, China director, IP division, MediaTek

Speakers

Tatsuo Nakamura, President and CEO, VALUENEX
Miguel Iglesias, Sales director, Questel
Zhenpeng Guo, IP director, BOE

IP and open innovation in fast growing markets

IP is becoming as important as capital and products in Asia’s fastest-growing economies. This session looks at how open innovation is being leveraged by corporates, intermediaries and investors to drive economic gains in the region. 

  • How do ASEAN countries view and harness IP?
  • Opportunities and challenges for incorporating IP into business
  • Open innovation strategies

Moderator

Satoshi Konno, Innovation director, IP Bridge

Speakers

Sidney Yee, Executive vice president and head of incubation and start-up management, Agency for Science Technology & Research (A*STAR)
James Du, Vice president, HBI International Group
Suracha Udomsak, R&D director and head of technology business group, SCG Chemicals Co, Ltd.
Siva Kumar Ramanathan, Chief strategy officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

17:30-19:00 Closing drinks reception

Platinum sponsor

Transpacific IP

Gold sponsors

IntralinkAndrews Kurth Kenyon LLPHill, Kertscher & Wharton LLPEricssonIP BridgeIAM MarketPanasonic CorporationIPVALUERichardson Oliver Law GroupSisvel GroupPerkins CoieTechInsightsUnified PatentsVia Licensing CorporationCPA GlobalNokia TechnologiesPhilips Intellectual Property & StandardsQuestel

Silver sponsors

Intellectual VenturesDolbyBeijing East IP LtdFaith Intellectual Assets

Bronze sponsors

Global IP Law GroupShobayashi Patent & Trademark OfficeAnaquaMicrosoftZuykov & PartnersCohausz & FlorackMarathon Patent GroupBlack Stone IP, LLCSyndefenseTechPats

Host Sponsors

AJ ParkBaker & McKenzieLiu Shen Intellectual Property

Supported by

Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA)International IP Commercialization Council

Media partners

International Law OfficeWorld Trademark ReviewIPR DailyLexologyAutoHarvest