Following on from the success of our regional one-day events in Korea, Taiwan and China, IAM was delighted to host the second edition of IPBC Japan at the Hotel Okura, Tokyo on September 8 2016.
Both IPBC Japan 2014 and IPBC Japan 2016 attracted well over 200 delegates from leading Japanese corporations as well as academia and government. This biennial event was built on the unique audience by leveraging IAM’s extensive relationships with the Japanese IP community, including our dedicated Japanese language magazine, to ensure strong attendance from the country’s corporate IP leaders.
IPBC Japan’s high-level one-day programme was specifically designed for senior IP executives at the leading Japanese industrial companies. Sessions will address the core themes of IP value creation and strategic corporate IP management and discuss these in a Japanese context. This year’s programme will have a particular emphasis on key international trends and developments.
All sessions were be bilingual, with simultaneous Japanese-English translations (and vice versa where relevant). As with all IPBC events, particular focus is attached to the networking aspect of the event, and the coffee breaks, lunch and cocktail reception were structured very much with this in mind.
For more information on IPBC Japan 2018, please contact Ms Bing Zhao on +852 2529 8380 or at bzhao@GlobeBMG.com.
IP strategy for Asian success
Thursday September 8 2016 09:30-10:45
IP issues are increasingly crucial in Asian markets in which Japanese companies are present as manufacturers, distributors or technology licensors. Understanding the local environment is key to ensuring successful IP business strategies.
- Defining patent value in key Asian markets
- The rise of China and India for litigation and licensing
- Developing best practice strategies for Asia
The new IP landscape and its impact on Japanese patent owners
Thursday September 8 2016 11:15-12:30
IP’s gravitational centre is shifting – with the growing importance of Europe as a litigation venue, major rebalancing of the patent system in the United States and increasing issues with FRAND and SEPs around the world. This session looks at the implications for Japan’s IP regime, as well as the opportunities and pitfalls for Japanese IP owners.
- The changing patent landscape in the United States
- Patent litigation in the European Union and the future of the Unified Patent Court
- Navigating the SEP and FRAND maze
The role of IP in corporate re-engineering programmes
Thursday September 8 2016 13:45-15:00
Rapid developments in the global business ecosystem are forcing many companies into major overhauls of their structure, focus and products. This session looks at the crucial role of IP in this process and how change can be a positive force, as well as the numerous challenges it creates.
- Strategic divesting of non-core assets
- Service providers as a partner
- Making the right decisions at the right time
Building patent value to deliver business growth
Thursday September 8 2016 15:30-16:45
Businesses need strong patent portfolios for all kinds of reason, such as developing new products, opening up new markets and forming technology collaborations. This session looks at innovative ways to harness IP as a key business driver.
- Identifying core assets and white spaces
- When to create, when to buy
- Collaboration and consolidation