Speakers

IPBC Asia 2019 will bring together contributions from some of the foremost thought leaders from major regional and international IP owners plus industry regulators and market disruptors. For information about speaking and participation options, please contact Kint Hui on khui@GlobeBMG.com

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Tadanobu Andou
General Manager, IP, NTT Docomo
Tadanobu Andou is General Manager of the IP department at NTT DOCOMO, INC. He is responsible for developing and implementing NTT DOCOMO’s overall IP strategies, ensuring that the company’s portfolio of more than 14,000 patents is used effectively and supporting its R&D and business units with IP issues.

Mr Andou joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in 1992. During his career at NTT DOCOMO, INC, he has held several engineering and management roles, including General Manager of the network division at its Hokkaido regional office and General Manager of its Shizuoka branch.
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Kurt Brasch
Head, Patent Transactions and Patent Policy, Uber
Kurt Brasch is Head of Patent Transactions and Patent Policy at Uber. He closed more than 30 bilateral deals in 2017 and 2018 and launched and managed Uber’s patent purchase programme in 2017. In 2018 Mr Brasch was ranked 35th in IAM’s Top 40 Global Market Makers.

Before joining Uber in 2016, Mr Brasch led strategic initiatives and patent divestitures for Google’s patent transactions team in addition to heading up multiple patent licence negotiations. He was named as one of the Top 10 IP Personalities of 2015 by IAM magazine for his work creating and driving Google’s patent purchase promotion and patent starter programme.

Before Google, Mr Brasch had a 22-year career at Motorola in patent management and licensing and product management. He has a bachelor’s in finance from Arizona State University and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.
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Brendan Cheong
Principal Adviser, Patents and Technical IP, Rio Tinto
Brendan Cheong is Principal Adviser of Patents and Technical IP at Rio Tinto. He is also an Australian patent and trademark attorney. Mr Cheong has spent half his career in various in-house roles, advising on IP strategy and risk management for corporate and academic organisations. He sits on several steering committees and working groups within Rio Tinto, which serve to set the current and future IP and commercial directions for various business units and projects. Prior to making his move in-house, Mr Cheong worked at several private practice firms in Japan and Australia, specialising in US and European patent application prosecution.
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Lawrence Davis
Vice President, GE Licensing & Technology Ventures
Lawrence Davis is Managing Director of Licensing at General Electric Company, where he builds licensing programmes for monetisation using patent licensing, technology transfer, new business creation and trademarks across a wide range of markets – from electronics and materials to power systems and software. Previously, Dr Davis built GE’s licensing electrical systems platform, which drove end-to-end patent licensing programmes, including investment, acquisition, patent analysis and negotiations for partnerships and innovative business models. He is experienced in electronics, packaging and hybrid and electric vehicle technologies.

Previously, Dr Davis worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where he developed advanced electro-optical components for mil-aero applications. After JPL, he was an Engineering Director for component development in fiber-optic systems at networking start-up Ciena. Dr Davis later joined Intel, where he worked on technology development and product management for communication modules.
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Jianguang Du
Director, IP, Mindray
Jianguang Du is a patent attorney registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Dr Du previously worked as IP counsel at Schlumberger and a patent attorney with Fish & Richardson. He is currently group IP director for Mindray, managing Mindray's IP department and overseeing all Mindray’s IP work. He has solid education in IP law and is experienced in managing all aspects of IP for global corporations, including establishing IP management system; developing IP strategies and plans; developing and managing global IP portfolios; protecting, exploiting and enforcing IP rights; managing IP risks and resolving IP disputes; preparing and negotiating IP licences and agreements; and patent preparation and prosecution. Dr Du is also experienced in providing IP due diligence on freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity, M&A and competitive monitoring.
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Liz Eadie
Executive Manager, IP, CSIRO
Elizabeth Eadie is Executive Manager of IP for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency and one of its largest patent filers. Ms Eadie manages a team which identifies and protects CSIRO’s IP and devises IP strategies in order to achieve impact from CSIRO’s research. She is passionate about achieving successful commercial outcomes for research and choosing the best business model and commercialisation pathway to facilitate this.

Ms Eadie has more than 30 years’ experience in IP law. She began her career as a Solicitor with a leading law firm, after which she spent 19 years in private practice as a Patent Attorney. Eleven years ago she moved to CSIRO as In-House IP Manager. She now leads the IP group. Ms Eadie has a BSc (majoring in chemistry) and an LLB (honours) from the University of Melbourne. She is a registered Patent and Trademark Attorney.
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Masato Higa
General Manager, IP Strategy Department, Intellectual Property Division, Hitachi
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William Jasprizza
Managing Director, Japan, Intralink
William Jasprizza has degrees in biochemistry and law from Sydney University and practised with a large Sydney law firm before moving to Japan in 1997, where he co-founded and ran an educational software company before joining Intralink in 2008.

As the head of Intralink’s IP rights team, Mr Jasprizza is responsible for licensing, patent acquisition and technology transfer projects across Asia. His clients include leading multinationals, for which he has closed multimillion-dollar agreements with Japanese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

In addition to patent licensing, Mr Jasprizza works with European and US firms to transfer enabling technologies. He has concluded deals with many of Asia’s leading automotive OEMs and component suppliers and has successfully deployed new technologies with Asia’s mobile network operators. Mr Jasprizza has also introduced cutting-edge technologies to Asian pharmaceutical and medical devices companies.

Mr Jasprizza is based at Intralink’s Tokyo offices and speaks Japanese fluently.
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YP Jou
President and CEO, ScienBiziP Japan
YP Jou is founder of the ScienBiziP Group and President of ScienBiziP Japan. ScienBiziP is an IP professional services corporation that was established by key shareholders including Foxconn, Sharp, strategic partners and employees. With offices in Japan, China, Taiwan and the United States, ScienBiziP is a one-stop consultancy that provides a wide range of services, including IP applications, licensing, transactions, litigation and pledging.

Mr Jou is of counsel at Wispro Law Offices of International Commerce, and is also founder of InQuartik Corporation and MiiCs & Partners.

Mr Jou spent 18 years as General Counsel at Hon Hai, where he oversaw the company’s legal, M&A and IP affairs. He was also a Consultant at Haier and the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan.
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Joseph Kessler
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Fortress Investment

Joseph Kessler is Managing Director and Co-founder of Fortress Investment Group’s IP investment group, a hedge fund that invests in companies based on the value of their IP assets.

Before his role with Fortress, Mr Kessler was Co-founder and Managing Partner of Koru Venture Partners, an asset-based lending fund which provided technology companies with capital in the form of patent-backed loans. Previously, Mr Kessler was Co-founder and President of Marqera, a global IP consulting company focused on the strategic analysis, valuation and brokerage of patent assets. Before Marqera, Mr Kessler was Co-founder and CEO of Global Technology Transfer, a private firm focused on the commercialisation of technologies and IP for venture-backed and mature companies, as well as research institutions and academies.

Mr Kessler has been included in the IAM Strategy 300 since 2008. He has an LLB in business administration and law from the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya in Israel.

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Greg Kisor
Chief Technologist, Intellectual Ventures
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Satoshi Konno
Director, Strategy and Innovation, IP Bridge
Satoshi Konno leads the innovation division of IP Bridge, where he oversees domestic and worldwide business development, with a focus on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises and universities by aligning IP and business strategies. His expertise covers a wide range of industries including healthcare, food and information technology (IT).

Before joining IP Bridge, Mr Konno was the co-founder of Morphlabs, Inc, a US venture company specialising in cloud platform software globally. Previously, he was with CSK Venture Capital, the oldest venture capital firm in Japan, where he has led multiple initial public offerings and M&A as a general manager of the overseas investment division. Mr Konno began his career as an IT network and database engineer at CSK (now SCSK).

Mr Konno holds a BA in international economics from Yokohama National University and an MBA with a focus on tech venture financing from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Vijay Kumar Khaderbad
Principal Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services
Vijaya Kumar Khaderbad has 28 years’ experience in the IT industry in software development, enterprise architecture, account management, sales and business development, bid management and IP management. He is responsible for software product development processes at Tata Consultancy Services.

Mr Khaderbad is a certified master IT architect by The Open Group and a board member for its programme. He is a member of the British Computer Society, a chartered IT professional and a chartered membership assessor. He is also Chair of the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA), Hyderabad chapter, a founding member of AEA India and a member of the AEA India Management Committee. Mr Khaderbad is a member of the Industry Advisory Committee for Enterprise Architecture for the Kerala government, India.

Mr Khaderbad has a master’s in management studies from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India.
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Bernard Lau
Regional Director of Licensing, APAC, HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc.
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Jyri Lassi
Chief IP Officer, PayPal
Jyri Lassi has been Vice President and Chief IP Officer at PayPal since 2016. He is responsible for leading the company’s IP team and developing its overall IP strategy and execution of IP-related matters. Mr Lassi oversees PayPal’s global patent prosecution, strategic patent filing, patent portfolio management, patent licensing and other patent transactions and patent litigation. He is also in charge of the company’s global trademark protection, trademark and domain name portfolio management, brand enforcement and litigation. Mr Lassi is responsible for boosting innovation at PayPal through a company-wide incentivisation initiative, as well as managing the company’s global inventor rewards programme and IP advisory services for all PayPal business, engineering and legal groups globally. Mr Lassi is also a member of the PayPal global organisation, where his position includes responsibilities as a member of the company’s legal leadership team.
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Steven Liu
Director, Intellectual Property, MediaTek
Steven Liu joined MediaTek in 2014 as director of the IP Division, responsible for all aspects of intellectual property. MediaTek’s achievements under Mr Liu’s leadership are well recognised, including being awarded the Top 100 Global Innovators for the third consecutive year in 2016 by Thomson Reuters (now Clarivate).

Before MediaTek, Mr Liu spent over 10 years at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd in various roles in the legal and IP fields. Before moving to Taiwan, he practised patent litigation in the New York office of Fish & Neave.

Mr Liu is co-chair of the IP committee at the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association and speaks frequently on IP issues.

Mr Liu received his JD from George Washington University Law School and his BA from Columbia University. He is a member of the New York Bar and is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office as a patent attorney.
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Jason Loh
CEO and Founder, Piece Future
With nearly 20 years’ experience in the IP industry, Jason Loh founded Piece Future in 2016. He is an innovator whose mission is to drive the growth of companies through the power of IP. Mr Loh is an advocate of using intangible assets and is an expert in anchoring IP to business strategies. In 2017 he created the world’s first IP innovation start-up competition, IPHatch, to help start-ups leverage the IP portfolios of multinationals.

Mr Loh also holds multiple high-profile positions, including being Director at IIPCC Singapore, Asia’s Executive Adviser at the Institute of Innovation Knowledge Exchange in the United Kingdom, Managing Partner at start-up incubator i2P Ventures and Partner at True Vine Capital Partners Pte Ltd. With these roles and an interest in the unique IP investment ecosystem, he constantly seeks to achieve breakthroughs and make contributions to the IP community.
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Susanna Martikainen
Head, Mobile Devices Licensing, Nokia
Susanna Martikainen is Head of Mobile Devices Licensing for Nokia’s patent business and leads the company’s mobile phone patent licensing programme. Built on its leadership in R&D over many years, Nokia has one of the industry’s broadest and strongest patent portfolios. With more than 100 licensees, including most leading mobile phone original equipment manufacturers, Nokia reported licensing revenues of around €1.5 billion in 2018.

During her 20-year career at Nokia, Ms Martikainen has played a major role in structuring and negotiating patent licence agreements with many major licensees and has managed complex enforcement projects, including large-scale FRAND arbitrations. Ms Martikainen is also involved in IP strategy, business development, transactions and regulatory matters.

Ms Martikainen has an LLM from Helsinki University.
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Mike McLean
Senior Vice President, Technology, TechInsights
Mike McLean is responsible for defining TechInsights’ vision of revealing innovation for a broad range of advanced technology products which others overlook in order to prove patent value and enable business leaders to make the best, fact-based IP and technology investment decisions. He has been recognised as one of the world's leading IP strategists by the IAM 300. Mr McLean applies a deep understanding of ongoing advancements in the semiconductor and electronics fields and associated patent activity to define the products and capabilities being built by TechInsights. This work connects TechInsights’ business strategy to its investment in products and innovation to meet the needs of clients.
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Kenichi Nagasawa
Managing Executive Officer and Group Executive, Corporate IP and Legal, Canon
Kenichi Nagasawa was appointed head of Canon Inc’s IP and legal headquarters in April 2010.

He joined Canon Inc in 1981. After gaining significant patent prosecution experience, Mr Nagasawa was seconded to Canon Europe Ltd from 2001 to 2006 as head of its IP group. Having served as senior general manager of its IP technology centre from 2006 to 2008, he was transferred to Canon USA Inc, where he was head of its IP division from 2008 to February 2010. After returning to Canon Inc, Mr Nagasawa served as a director and board member and in March 2016 he became managing executive officer.

Mr Nagasawa has been a member of the Evaluation, Planning and Verification Committee of the government’s IP strategy headquarters since November 2013 and is president of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Japan.
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Tatsuo Nakamura
CEO and Founder, VALUENEX
Tatsuo Nakamura is CEO and Founder of VALUENEX, a leading Tokyo and Silicon Valley-based Big Data and predictive analytics company. Prior to founding VALUENEX, Dr Nakamura spent almost 20 years working as a distinguished consultant and thought leader in Japan's scientific establishments. He was a Consultant at Mitsubishi’s research institute for more than 15 years, where he specialised in operations research, IP and data mining. Dr Nakamura served as a research associate at the University of Tokyo and currently teaches at Waseda University. He is an esteemed guest speaker at IP and predictive analytics events around the world, and continues to work directly on new algorithms and AI development, enterprise consultation projects and the global expansion of VALUENEX’s tools and services.
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Maki Ohmizu
Deputy Chief Legal Officer, Intellectual Property, Legal, Compliance and IP unit, Fujitsu

Maki Ohmizu is deputy chief legal officer, intellectual property in the legal, compliance and IP unit at Fujitsu Limited, where he leads the IP team in conducting IP strategy, including patent portfolio management, litigation and standards.

Mr Ohmizu started his career in 1989 in the legal division at Fujitsu, where he worked on various patent licensing negotiations and litigation in the field of semiconductors, notably including Fujitsu Limited v Texas Instruments Inc. In 2011 he was appointed as director of the legal department, external relations and strategies at Fujitsu. In 2014 he became deputy head of legal, compliance and intellectual property. He led the company’s initiatives to utilise its IP portfolio through various activities.

Mr Ohmizu graduated from Hokkaido University with a BA in law and received his LLM from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is admitted to practise law in New York.

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Henrik Olsson
Partner, Head of AWA Strategy, AWA Strategy
Henrik Olsson has more than 20 years’ experience in the IP field from both industry and private practice. He manages AWA Strategy, a commercial-oriented business function in the AWA Group dedicated to strengthening the competitiveness of knowledge-based companies using IP.

Mr Olsson was Global IP Director at Volvo Group from 2010 to 2016. Prior to that, he was Manager of Intellectual Asset Management at AB SKF. In these global positions, he focused on developing IP operations towards business alignment and efficiency. He achieved high commercial value through the intelligent use of resources and money.

Mr Olsson’s experience includes developing, implementing and executing commercial IP strategies – from branding to business models, unique selling points and product and service management elements via licensing, product pricing and enforcement to reach higher profits. Mr Olsson designs, reviews and drives effective IP infrastructures, including processes, roles, competence needs, organisation, governance and risk management.
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Hirofumi Oshima
Senior Analyst, Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory
Hirofumi Oshima is a Senior Analyst who specialises in IP consulting service at Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC. He is a Japanese Patent Attorney and has experience working as an IP Researcher at a major Japanese consulting service company.
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Changhae Park
Senior Vice President and Chief IP Officer, NXP Semiconductors
Changhae Park is Senior Vice President and Chief IP Officer at NXP Semiconductors based in Austin, Texas. He leads all of the company’s IP matters, including creation, counselling and monetisation. Previously, he was Head of IP monetisation at NXP and Chief IP Officer of Freescale Semiconductor.

Mr Park began his career as a Researcher and has held several technical and managerial positions at Cypress Semiconductor and Motorola. As Head of Motorola’s R&D organisation, he focused on technology transfer and licensing, before managing all licensing business for Motorola and Freescale. He has led numerous IP monetisation campaigns and generated close to $2 billion from deals with major corporations in the semiconductor and electronics industries worldwide.

Mr Park has a bachelor’s from Ajou University in South Korea, a master’s and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Texas, and an MBA from Arizona State University.
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Kent Richardson
CEO, Richardson Oliver Insights, LLC
Kent Richardson is CEO at Richardson Oliver Insights, where he supports customers in developing data-driven strategies based on patent market data and insights. He is also a Partner at Richardson Oliver Law Group, where he counsels clients on a variety of patent and business matters, including patent buying, selling, licensing, valuation, prosecution and operations.

Mr Richardson has experience licensing and marketing patent portfolios, resulting in more than $600 million worth of patent licence bookings. He has also served as an expert witness in English and US patent monetisation and licensing practice cases.

Before founding Richardson Oliver Insights and Richardson Oliver Law Group, Mr Richardson was General Manager of ThinkFire Services USA, Ltd’s Silicon Valley office. He has also worked in various senior management roles with growth businesses such as Sezmi, Constellation Capital, Rambus and Numerical Technologies, and as an Attorney in private practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
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Scott E. Schneider
Asia-Pacific Patent Engineering Lead, Business Development Executive, IBM
Scott Schneider is a Business Development Executive, Senior Technical Leader and Principal Patent Engineer at IBM with more than 30 years’ combined software engineering and IP industry experience. He leads a talented team of patent engineers who support activities in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His team creates exciting new opportunities in patent licensing, assignments and creative monetisation models. His role provides for the enjoyable hybrid application of technical and business acumen in the context of customer-facing engagements.

Mr Schneider is an IBM ‘master inventor’ with more than 40 pending and granted patents. His deep software expertise spans the architecture, design and development of open source and commercial systems through object-oriented approaches. His research focus includes design patterns, programming models and languages and augmented intelligence as it applies to patent analytics. In 2016 he was inducted into the IBM Academy of Technology.
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Joseph Siino
President, Via Licensing

Joseph Siino is one of the world’s most accomplished IP business leaders. He has successfully negotiated multi-billion dollar deals and pioneered new innovation finance models with companies including Alibaba, Lenovo, Nokia and Xiaomi.

As President of Via Licensing, a Dolby Laboratories subsidiary, Mr Siino has transformed Via into a leader in global licensing. 

Previously, Mr Siino founded the Ovidian Group; served as Yahoo’s first Senior Vice President of IP; led Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison’s IP strategy and transactions practice; was listed as a World Leading Lawyer by Chamber’s Global; was selected as one of the World’s Top 40 Market Makers by IAM; and was credited by The Wall Street Journal with “turning the [2001] market downturn into an opportunity”.

Mr Siino is an alumnus of the London Business School and the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a bachelor's in physics and a JD in law.

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Stefan Tamme
Vice President of IP Strategy & Licensing, Rambus
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Marco Tong
Deputy IP Officer and Chief Licensing Officer, ZTE
Marco Tong joined ZTE Corporation in 2014 and is now Deputy IP Officer, leading ZTE’s patent licensing, transaction and litigation teams.

In 2016 Mr Tong was appointed General Manager of Shenzhen Inteq Technologies Co, Ltd. Inteq is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation which acts as its IP monetisation and consulting platform.

Mr Tong graduated from Nanjing University Law School and is admitted to the Chinese Bar. He speaks Chinese and English.
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Alex Wilson
Partner, Powell Gilbert LLP
Alex Wilson is a Partner at Powell Gilbert LLP, a specialist IP law firm based in London. He advises clients across various industries on strategies to exploit and enforce IP rights across Europe. He has an international practice and acts in multi-jurisdictional matters.

Mr Wilson advises clients on European-wide IP enforcement and defensive strategies. He regularly appears before the English courts and the EPO. He has experience of dispute resolution across the full range of IP rights, including using arbitration and mediation. His scientific background has put him in a good position to handle highly technical and standards-related patent cases. Mr Wilson has acted in matters relating to technologies as diverse as pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, graphics processing, medical devices, biotechnology, explosives, oil and gas, paints and mobile phones.

Mr Wilson is fluent in French and German and has worked in leading law firms in Paris and Dusseldorf.
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Gilbert Wu
Executive Vice President, MiiCs & Partners
Gilbert Wu is Executive Vice President of MiiCs & Partners, one of the most reputable IP consulting firms in Asia. Mr Wu leads the firm to realise the value of clients’ IP assets through M&A, licensing, tech transfers, sales and other forms of transaction. Under his leadership, MiiCs has executed multiple high-value private transactions between prestigious enterprises globally and acquired licence deals for clients’ patent assets. Before joining MiiCs, Mr Wu was a practitioner in corporate and commercial areas. He advised industry leaders in M&A projects, global complex disputes and commercial transactions. His clients include global electronic companies, small and medium-sized biotech enterprises and venture capital funds.

Mr Wu has a JD from Tulane University School of Law and an LLM from Duke University School of Law.
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Judy Yee
Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
Judy Yee is Assistant General Counsel and Senior Director of Licensing for Microsoft’s IP group. She is responsible for leading patent engineering and driving Microsoft’s outbound and inbound licensing strategies relating to its devices, connectivity, multimedia and AI patent portfolios. Ms Yee oversees revenue-based and business-value driven legal operations. She previously led Microsoft’s Windows and devices patent portfolio development team, where she worked on M&A, IP portfolio development, acquisition, divestitures and licensing.

Ms Yee has a BS in computer science from the University of Michigan and a JD from Seattle University. Prior to practising law, she was a Software Engineer at Intel. She is a Co-Chair of the Pacific Northwest chapter of ChIPs, a global 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to advancing women at the confluence of law, technology and regulatory policy. She also serves as Vice Chair of the Corporate Practice Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
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Naoki Yoshida
Managing Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Naoki Yoshida is managing partner of Finnegan’s Tokyo office. He handles a broad range of IP matters, primarily in electrical and mechanical areas. His practice includes litigation, patent portfolio management, IP due diligence, client counselling, licensing and negotiations, patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office and pre-litigation strategic counselling. He has represented both domestic and foreign clients in numerous patent infringement actions before US district courts and the US International Trade Commission. Additionally, Mr Yoshida evaluates corporate patent portfolios and conducts M&A IP due diligence for both large and small companies.
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Patrick Zhang
Head, IP, Atlassian
Patrick Zhang is Head of IP at Atlassian, an enterprise software maker. He is responsible for all aspects of the company's IP portfolio, strategy and litigation. Prior to Atlassian, Mr Zhang was Vice President of Patent Strategy and Litigation at Technicolor. He began his legal career at Fish & Neave in New York and in the IP litigation group at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco, where he was part of the courtroom trial team for Apple v Samsung I. Mr Zhang has a JD from Fordham Law School and an aerospace engineering degree from Cornell University.
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Guojun Zhou
Director, Patents, Asia-Pacific, Intel
Guojun Zhou is director of patents for the Asia-Pacific region at Intel. In the past 15 years, he has worked on patent litigation, patent prosecution, portfolio management, global patent strategies and patent analysis to support licensing and litigation activities. He is experienced in various international patent-related areas of the law, including foreign filing licence, inventor remuneration, utility model practices, export regulations and Patent Cooperation Treaty practice across various jurisdictions. Mr Zhou obtained his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering in China and also has a PhD in electrical engineering from Duke University. He earned his JD cum laude from the Northwest School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Mr Zhou has worked as an engineer in China, Singapore and the United States and holds several patents.
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