Programme

  • Sunday, December 2, 2018
  •  
    14:00  -  17:00
    Registration
    1/F Registration counter
     Optional 
    17:00  -  19:00
    Welcome reception
    Flair Rooftop Restaurant & Bar
     Optional 
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
  •  
    08:00  -  09:00
    Registration and breakfast
    Grand ballroom 1 and foyer
     Optional 
    09:00  -  09:30
    Welcome address
    Grand ballroom 2 & 3
     Optional 
    09:30  -  10:30
    The Asia IP Elite: Building a 21st century IP function
    Grand ballroom 2 & 3

    Rapidly changing industrial and technology landscapes are creating new pressures for corporate IP departments. The region’s IP business leaders are rethinking traditional approaches in order to demonstrate ongoing business value.

    • Doing more with less
    • The art of communicating with the board
    • Building and maintaining a world-class team
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    10:30  -  11:15
    Networking break
    Grand ballroom 1 and foyer
     Optional 
    11:15  -  12:30
    Mandate to innovate
    Grand ballroom 2 & 3

    Governments, courts and regulators are taking a greater interest than ever in the world of IP. Nowhere is this more true than in the Asia-Pacific region. This session looks at the innovation policies re-shaping the global IP business environment.

    • Creating an IP environment that drives innovation
    • Competition watchdogs focus on patents
    • The role of national industrial policy
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    12:30  -  14:15
    Networking lunch
    Grand ballroom 1 and foyer
     Optional 
    14:15  -  15:30
    Afternoon breakouts
    14:15  -  15:30
    Best practice: trade secrets
    Grand ballroom 3

    Uncertainty around patent protection is encouraging an ever-greater focus on trade secret protection. But get this facet of IP strategy wrong and the results could be disastrous.

    • Balancing patent and non-patent protection
    • Building an effective trade secrets strategy
    • New legislative developments around the world
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    14:15  -  15:30
    Brave new world of FRAND
    Grand ballroom 2

    Courts in Europe, the United States and Asia have issued major decisions related to SEPs and FRAND over the last 18 months; there are signs, too, that regulatory authorities are re-thinking their views. All this has consequences for originators and implementers.

    • Understanding the Unwired Planet, TCL and Huawei decisions
    • Changing regulatory views
    • Negotiating the new landscape
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    14:15  -  15:30
    Opportunity Asia
    Amber Room

    The major East Asian economies are firmly established pillars of the IP world. The big growth opportunity for IP in this part of the world lies in the rapidly emerging ecosystems in India and Southeast Asia, which are producing more and more manufacturing and R&D output.

    • Harnessing local innovation resources
    • Enforcing IP in frontier jurisdictions
    • Local companies get serious about IP
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    15:30  -  16:15
    Networking break
    Grand ballroom 1 and foyer
     Optional 
    16:15  -  17:30
    Afternoon breakouts
    16:15  -  17:30
    Buying and selling masterclass
    Grand ballroom 3

    There are lots of patent portfolios on the market, and they are priced to sell. Asian companies are closely involved on both sides of the negotiating table.

    • Who’s buying and why
    • What’s selling and why
    • Price point trends
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    16:15  -  17:30
    Industry focus: preparing for 5G
    Grand ballroom 2

    The next phase of wireless connectivity will radically change the dynamics within and between industries. That means big IP challenges are ahead.

    • Key IP issues in the Internet of Things
    • New approaches to facilitate connectivity
    • Effects on corporate patent strategies
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    16:15  -  17:30
    Shifting global trade winds
    Amber Room

    The pace of change in the global IP environment is accelerating. Across the world, new legislation and major court decisions are reshaping corporate strategies.

    • Uncertainty in the United States and Europe
    • Emerging challenges in Asia
    • Preparing for the next decade
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    17:30  -  22:00
    Asia IP Elite cocktail reception and gala dinner (ticketed event)
    The Grand ballroom
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  •  
    08:15  -  09:15
    Breakfast
    Grand ballroom 1 and foyer
     Optional 
    09:15  -  09:30
    Opening remarks
    Grand ballroom 2 & 3
     Optional 
    09:30  -  10:45
    The innovation chain
    Grand ballroom 2 & 3

    To compete effectively with their most advanced peers, companies must ensure that IP departments are an integral part of the innovation process. Senior IP executives explain how.

    • Incentivising inventors
    • Capturing world-class innovation
    • Using advanced analytics to identify opportunity
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    10:45  -  11:30
    Networking break
    Grand ballroom 1 and foyer
     Optional 
    11:30  -  12:45
    Meet China’s IP business leaders
    Grand ballroom 2 & 3

    Executives from China’s technology leaders discuss the commercial challenges they face at home and abroad, and how IP helps to meet them.

    • Securing freedom to operate in new markets
    • Forming IP-based strategic partnerships
    • The fast-changing domestic environment
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    12:45  -  14:15
    Networking lunch
    Grand ballroom 1 and foyer
    14:15  -  15:30
    Afternoon breakouts
    14:15  -  15:30
    Dispute navigation
    Grand ballroom 2 & 3

    An increasing number of patent disputes are international in nature, and Asian jurisdictions are growing in popularity. A clear strategy is an essential prerequisite of success.

    • Choosing where to litigate
    • Alternatives to court
    • How to win
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    14:15  -  15:30
    Licence negotiation masterclass
    Amber Room

    Licensing is a fundamental part of the IP skill-set. As new types of transaction emerge, deal makers must adapt their approaches.

    • Finding the right partners
    • Securing win-win outcomes
    • How to quantify success
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    15:30  -  16:15
    Networking break
    Grand ballroom 1 and foyer
     Optional 
    16:15  -  17:30
    Afternoon breakouts
    16:15  -  17:30
    Best practice: portfolio optimisation
    Amber Room

    The success of many companies is predicated on their patent portfolios. Finite resources and a constantly changing regulatory environment mean that holdings need to be continually re-evaluated.

    • Analysing patent asset value
    • Getting the quantity-quality mix right
    • Portfolio alignment with business strategy
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    16:15  -  17:30
    China’s litigation landscape
    Grand ballroom 2 & 3

    There is more patent litigation in China than any other country in the world, and pro-patent courts are attracting a growing number of foreign litigants.

    • Understanding the options
    • The power of the injunction
    • Emergence of specialist courts
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    17:30  -  19:00
    Closing drinks reception
    The Grand ballroom foyer
     Optional 
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