Gold sponsors

IAM Market FB RiceDavies Collison CaveClarivate AnalyticsWatermarkGriffith Hack

Silver sponsors

AULIVESolubilityPatSnapIntralink

Supported by

CSIROSODA IncIP AustraliaInternational IP Commercialization CouncilLESANZKnowledge Commercialisation Australasia

Media partners

World Trademark Review International Law Office Lexology

Programme

- Thursday, November 10
09:00-17:30 Plenary sessions
09:00-09:15 Welcome and keynote address

Speaker

Patricia Kelly, Director General, IP Australia

09:15-10:45 To be an innovation-led company, you need a world-class IP strategy

Australia and New Zealand are widely recognised as high-tech innovation leaders. But to sustain that competitive advantage, companies from this region need to put world-class IP strategies in place – otherwise they risk squandering the fruits of their R&D endeavours.  

  • The symbiotic relationship between high-quality IP portfolios and high-value innovation
  • Freedom to operate: the issue that can make or break your business
  • Communicating your strategy to management, colleagues and investors

Moderator

Brett Lunn, Managing partner, FB Rice

Speakers

Gildas Bossard, Senior IP counsel, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
Brendan Cheong, Manager, patents and technical intellectual property, Rio Tinto
Joo Sup Kim, Vice president, IP centre, LG Electronics
Adam Liberman, Vice president, strategic planning, Coherent Cloud Pty Ltd
Jane Perrier, Special counsel, technology, innovation and intellectual property, Telstra

10:45-11:15 Networking break
11:15-12:45 Global view: the IP landscape in Asia, Europe and North America

As Australian and New Zealand businesses seek to expand their footprint globally, they will encounter a host of IP-related challenges and prospects. In this session, experts from the region and beyond will explore some of the most significant trends and developments and explain their potential impact.

  • The United States – still number one?
  • Opportunities and pitfalls in Europe’s new unitary patent and Unified Patent Court system
  • Protecting your innovation assets in China – and exploiting them through local partnerships

Moderator

Chris Jordan, Director, Davies Collison Cave

Speakers

Sakura Holloway, IP and commercialisation specialist,
Joon-Pil Hwang, IP business partner, ResMed Ltd
Andrew O’Brien, Director, IP and life science business, Clarivate Analytics
Philip Parker, CEO, PJ Parker & Co

12:45-14:00 Lunch and networking break
14:00-15:30 Cashing in on IP development

IP is all too often viewed as an unwelcome cost. But that simplistic perspective overlooks the fact that it can have a real, dollar-denominated value – which means that it can be priced, bought and sold like other types of asset. This session will explore some of the monetisation possibilities open to IP owners and their benefits or risks.

  • Putting a price on your portfolio – different valuation methods
  • Raising finance using IP assets as collateral
  • Generating bottom-line returns from patents through licensing and sales

Moderator

Tim Heberden, IP valuation director, Griffith Hack

Speakers

Wayne Attrill, Senior investment manager, IMF Bentham Limited
Alastair Hick, Director, Monash Innovation
Anan Sivananthan, Vice president, legal services, Creative Technology Ltd
Jarrod Ward, Director, Ahurei

15:30-16:00 Networking break
16:00-17:30 Taking innovation to market

IP assets are often instrumental in taking innovation out of the laboratory and into consumers’ hands. By focusing on best practices both in the region and elsewhere, this session will take a closer look at technology commercialisation success stories and what lessons they can teach us.

  • Patents as the key to collaboration, co-development and open innovation
  • Identifying commercialisation opportunities at home and abroad
  • IP as a driving factor in incubation, spin-outs, joint ventures and M&A

Moderator

Karen Sinclair, Principal and patent and trademark attorney, Watermark

Speakers

Christine Emmanuel, Executive manager, IP and investment portfolio, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Christina Hardy, Director, corporate legal and partnerships, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Brett Kensett-Smith, Vice president, innovation services, Xinova
Claire McGowan, Chief executive, SODA Inc
Derek Minihane, Head of research and technology, IP strategy, Cochlear Ltd

17:30-19:00 Cocktail reception

Please note this is an example and does not necessarily reflect the finalised content and timings of the event.

For more information, please contact Daniel Cole at +852 5665 5774 or dcole@GlobeBMG.com.

Gold sponsors

WatermarkFB RiceGriffith HackDavies Collison CaveIAM Market Clarivate Analytics

Silver sponsors

PatSnapIntralinkSolubilityAULIVE

Supported by

LESANZInternational IP Commercialization CouncilKnowledge Commercialisation AustralasiaSODA IncCSIROIP Australia

Media partners

World Trademark Review International Law Office Lexology