Presented by

Intellectual Asset Management

Host Sponsors

Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark OfficeDeloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory Co., Ltd.IP Bridge, INCSyndefense

Supported by

Intellectual Property Association of Japan

Gold sponsors

HTSChipworksTranspacific IP Group LimitedFinnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLPIntellectual Ventures

Programme

- Thursday September 4
07:30-19:45 Registration opening times
08:45-09:00 Welcome
09:00-18:00
09:00-09:20 Opening address

Keynote speech

Speaker

Hitoshi Ito, Commissioner, Japan Patent Office

09:20-10:45 World-class corporate IP management strategies

With intellectual property now recognised as a vital business asset, it is essential that IP owners ensure they follow best practices in IP management. This session will focus on the experiences of both Japanese and foreign companies to explore the various ways in which this can be done.

  • Aligning IP strategy with product and service strategy
  • Benchmarking performance
  • Perspectives from different industry sectors
  • Measuring and communicating IP value
  • Working effectively with other departments in your company

Moderator

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

Speakers

Paul Fehlner, Global Head IP, Novartis
Dan Lang, Vice President of IP, Cisco
Micky Minhas, Chief Patent Counsel and IP Strategist, Microsoft
Fumihiko Moriya, Senior General Manager, IP Division, Sony
Kenichi Nagasawa, Director, Group Executive, Corporate Intellectual Property and Legal Headquarters, Canon

10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:40 The global IP environment

Corporate IP strategies must reflect the environment within which they are implemented. Across the world, major changes to patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret systems are either taking place or on the way. This session will explore some of the most significant of these and explain the effects that they could have.

  • The potential impact of proposed patent reform in the United States
  • How Europe’s new unitary patent and trade secret directive will affect IP strategies
  • Key issues relating to FRAND licensing and standards-essential patents
  • Trends and developments throughout the Asia-Pacific region
  • The implications of potential changes to Japan’s IP system

Moderator

Jeffery L Carter, Founding Partner, HTS

Speakers

Kasim Alfalahi, Senior Vice President and Chief IP Officer , Ericsson
Hiroshi Kuranaga, Executive Director, Intellectual Property Business Centre, NTT Advanced Technology Corporation
Guy Proulx, Chairman and CEO, Transpacific IP
Tomoki Sawai, Director, Administrative Affairs Division, Japan Patent Office
Naoki Yoshida, Managing Partner, Finnegan

12:40-13:40 Lunch
13:40-15:05 Creating business value

By licensing and transacting IP, companies can gain access to new technologies, help to create industry standards and generate additional revenues. This session will explore the various strategies that different organisations use to achieve these objectives.

  • Providing platforms to encourage cross-industry technology diffusion
  • The impact of legal and legislative developments from around the world
  • Licensing IP to enhance growth and secure returns on investment
  • Producing high-quality IP and identifying its value to industry

Moderator

Makoto Ogino, Professor, Graduate School of Innovation Studies, Tokyo University of Science

Speakers

Masanobu Katoh, Executive Director, Intellectual Ventures
Naoto Kuji, Executive Managing Director, Japan Intellectual Property Association
Terry Ludlow, Chairman and CEO, Chipworks
Robert O'Connell, Vice President, Patent Counsel, Qualcomm Inc
Jayson Pankin, President and CEO, AutoHarvest Foundation

15:05-15:35 Break
15:35-17:00 New horizons

With IP management higher on the corporate agenda than ever before, many organisations are finding new ways to enhance the strategic value of their IP portfolios. This session will detail some of the benefits that these innovations can bring.

  • The role of IP in enabling open innovation and collaboration
  • Leveraging IP in entering or exiting markets
  • IP as a driving factor in mergers and acquisitions
  • Gaining access to the financial markets

Moderator

Hisao Yamasaki, Managing Director, Syndefense

Speakers

Shoei Imai, General Manager, IP Legal Division, Fujifilm Corporation
Minoru Kato, Senior Manager, R&D IP, Kao Corporation
Kazunori Matsumoto, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
J Bruce Schelkopf, Senior Vice President and Chief IP Officer, ABB Inc
Masayuki Shobayashi, President, Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office

17:00-17:10 Break
17:10-18:00 Closing discussion

The Judges’ view

Speakers

Randall R Rader, Former Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Toshiaki Iimura, Former Chief Judge, IP High Court of Japan

18:00-19:45 Drinks reception

Presented by

Intellectual Asset Management

Host Sponsors

Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark OfficeSyndefenseIP Bridge, INCDeloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory Co., Ltd.

Supported by

Intellectual Property Association of Japan

Gold sponsors

Transpacific IP Group LimitedFinnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLPChipworksHTSIntellectual Ventures