Programme

With contributions from some of the foremost thought leaders from the global, regional and local IP communities, and case studies presented by those working at the cutting edge of IP value creation, IPBC Asia offers attendees an invaluable chance to gain insights about both developments within the region and global best practices.

The 2019 event will again deliver a world-class programme to provide a unique and challenging discussion for both delegates and speakers alike. The full programme is as follows:

  • Monday, October 28, 2019
  •  
    17:30  -  19:30
    Opening reception
    17:30  -  19:30
    Registration
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  •  
    08:15  -  09:15
    Registration and breakfast
    09:15  -  09:45
    Welcome speech and keynote address
    Keynote Speaker:
    09:45  -  11:00
    Confronting global uncertainty

    Heads of Asia’s elite IP companies discuss how to navigate an increasingly ambiguous techno-political environment.

    • Trade and technology tensions
    • Antitrust attention
    • Industry 4.0 – the decline of patents?

    Moderator:
    11:00  -  11:30
    Networking break
    11:30  -  12:45
    Deal-making 2.0

    New industry dynamics, policy shifts and revolutionary technologies have upended traditional approaches to IP-based transactions. Leading international IP strategists share their views on how new deal structures can deliver positive outcomes to all sides in a negotiation.

    • The benefits of syndicated deals

    • Building cross-industry consensus

    • How everyone can win

    Moderator:
    12:45  -  14:30
    Lunch and networking break
    14:30  -  15:45
    Afternoon breakouts
    14:30  -  15:45
    IP = money
    Investors are once again pouring capital into the IP market. Past finance-driven forays into the space have had mixed results. This time though, it may be different.

    • Who is investing in IP and why
    • Where money is going in the patent market
    • How patent assets factor into M&A
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    14:30  -  15:45
    Succeeding in Asia’s growth markets
    IP-rich organisations are increasingly seizing opportunities in the dynamic economies of ASEAN and South Asia, which are becoming hotspots for both skilled manufacturing and R&D activity.

    • Manufacturing moves south
    • Making the most of local R&D
    • Enforcement realities

    Moderator:
     Optional 
    14:30  -  15:45
    The future of mobility

    IP is at the heart of the revolution taking place in the automotive industry. With new players entering the supply chain and disruptive business models transforming the landscape, managing risk and creating value have never been more important.

    • How patents fuel collaboration
    • The dangers posed by convergence
    • New market players and why they matter

    Moderator:
     Optional 
    15:45  -  16:15
    Networking break
    16:15  -  17:30
    Afternoon breakouts
    16:15  -  17:30
    Human versus machine
    To which does the future of IP management belong? IP executives discuss how to get the most out of both AI-driven analysis tools and skilled IP professionals.

    • Balancing speed and quality
    • Managing corporate IP costs
    • Automation – how much is too much?
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    16:15  -  17:30
    New dynamics in life sciences
    The Asia-Pacific region is becoming a research powerhouse for the pharmaceutical industry, though jurisdictions vary widely in their level of development.

    • Big data and personalised medicine – the IP impact
    • Increased focus on biotech innovation
    • Regulatory trends shaping IP strategies
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    16:15  -  17:30
    Patents plus
    Big shifts on the technological landscape have only increased questions around patent eligibility. It is vital that IP silos be broken down to enable comprehensive approaches to protecting invention and innovation.

    • Creating an integrated IP strategy
    • Building a trade secrets culture
    • New approaches to software protection
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    17:30  -  19:00
    Cocktail reception
    19:00  -  22:00
    Asia IP Elite gala dinner (ticketed event)
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  •  
    08:30  -  09:30
    Breakfast
    09:30  -  09:45
    Keynote address
    Keynote Speaker:
    09:45  -  11:00
    5G – the future has begun
    This year marked the beginning of the rollout of 5G across Asia. Stakeholders from across the spectrum of the standardisation and implementation process discuss how this generation of wireless technology is shaking up industry and changing the IP business.

    • Surveying the licensing landscape
    • Royalty rate opening bids
    • The connectivity economy
    Moderator:
    11:00  -  11:30
    Networking break
    11:30  -  12:45
    Your China checklist
    The Chinese market is unique and complex, but foreign IP owners can and do thrive there. What matters is having a strategy that is tailored not only to your business needs, but also to local realities.

    • The impact of the new appellate IP court
    • Protecting IP in partnerships and collaborations
    • Mitigating business risk
    Moderator:
    12:45  -  14:30
    Lunch and networking break
    14:30  -  15:45
    Afternoon breakouts
    14:30  -  15:45
    Data power
    Companies are coming to understand that structured information is a huge source of value. The IP department has a crucial role to play in unlocking the power of data.

    • Identifying valuable data
    • Best protection strategies
    • Value creation opportunities
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    14:30  -  15:45
    Patent priorities for Japan Inc
    Executives from top technology firms share views on the role of IP in transforming Japanese corporations to compete in the fourth industrial revolution.

    • Staying ahead of the curve
    • Identifying risks and opportunities
    • Policy reform priorities
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    15:45  -  16:15
    Networking break
    16:15  -  17:30
    Afternoon breakouts
    16:15  -  17:30
    Dispute dynamics

    Converging technologies and even licensing discussions can lead to conflict. Litigation is usually the result. But it does not have to be that way. Other ways to resolve disputes are becoming more popular.

    • Navigating the litigation landscape
    • Which forums to choose – and why
    • When is alternative dispute resolution a good alternative?
    Moderator:
     Optional 
    16:15  -  17:30
    The reinvention of the corporate IP function
    More is being asked of in-house IP teams just as technology reshapes the tools available to them. This means rethinking the role of the corporate IP professional.

    • How technology is changing everything
    • A proactive approach to building internal relationships
    • Building the next generation of leaders
     Optional 
    17:30  -  19:00
    Closing drinks reception
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