Programme

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017
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    15:30  -  18:30
    Registration
    17:30  -  19:30
    Opening reception
  • Monday, October 30, 2017
  •  
    08:15  -  09:15
    Registration and breakfast
    09:15  -  09:30
    Guest of honour welcome address
    09:30  -  09:45
    Keynote speech
    09:45  -  10:45
    Meet the dealmakers
    A new wave of cross-industry collaborations based around intellectual property is leading to the kinds of business agreement that would not have been contemplated even a few years ago.

    • Inside a major transaction

    • Understanding the dynamics

    • Perspectives from Asia and beyond

    10:45  -  11:30
    Networking break
    11:30  -  13:00
    Moderating the market
    Antitrust authorities are taking an ever-closer interest in intellectual property. Some see this as part of a global trend towards protectionism; others as much-needed oversight.

    • Big fines, big fall-out

    • Standards scrutiny

    • The next three years

    13:00  -  14:30
    Lunch and networking break
    14:30  -  15:45
    Afternoon breakouts
    14:30  -  15:45
    Big challenge
    In the interconnected world, data is a business asset of immense value. Understanding its potential and who owns it is key.

    • Visualising the competitive landscape

    • Enhanced customer intelligence

    • Securing proprietary rights

     Optional 
    14:30  -  15:45
    Keeping it confidential
    Many of a company’s most valuable intellectual assets walk out the door at the end of each day. For this reason, businesses are increasingly putting trade secrets at the forefront of their IP strategies.

    • Trade secrets versus patents

    • Creating effective policies

    • Managing outside relationships

     Optional 
    14:30  -  15:45
    What it’s worth
    There are a variety of reasons to value intellectual property – and getting it right is often more art than science.

    • Valuation scenarios

    • Standardised approaches

    • Identifying common errors

     Optional 
    15:45  -  16:15
    Networking break
    16:15  -  17:30
    Afternoon breakouts
    16:15  -  17:30
    The playbook
    Sometimes maximising value means buying and selling IP assets. Companies with best-in-class strategies will get the most out of the transactions market.

    • Patent owner priorities

    • Intermediary perspectives

    • Buyer bottom line

     Optional 
    16:15  -  17:30
    The situation room
    The global patent litigation map is changing as disputes become more international. Plaintiffs are embracing new venues and defendants have to react.

    • Growing interest in Europe and Asia

    • Attacking validity

    • What happens next

     Optional 
    17:30  -  18:30
    Cocktail reception
    18:30  -  22:00
    Asia IP Elite gala dinner (ticketed event)
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017
  •  
    08:30  -  09:30
    Breakfast
    09:30  -  11:00
    Stress point strategies
    Chief IP officers must take big decisions at key moments. Making the right call requires careful analysis, then timely action.

    • Effective crisis management

    • Taking the initiative

    • Leadership lessons

    11:00  -  11:30
    Networking break
    11:30  -  13:00
    What success looks like
    Building a top IP function requires not just creating IP value, but also communicating it throughout the organisation. No one does this better than members of the Asia IP Elite.

    • Defining and delivering objectives

    • Working with the boardroom

    • Building a world-class team

    13:00  -  14:30
    Lunch and networking break
    14:30  -  15:45
    Afternoon breakouts
    14:30  -  15:45
    Deal breakers
    When you understand why IP-based transactions go wrong, you significantly improve your chances of getting them right.

    • Making a match

    • Negotiation nuance

    • Getting to yes

     Optional 
    14:30  -  15:45
    Emerging Asia
    Companies are looking for opportunities and facing new challenges beyond the traditional IP hotspots in East Asia.

    • Identifying new markets

    • ASEAN countries embrace intellectual property

    • The Indian paradox

     Optional 
    14:30  -  15:45
    The Trump factor
    Patent owners are still looking for clarity on how the new US administration will approach intellectual property. Appointments and policies will have a big impact on patent values.

    • Patent office leadership

    • The litigation landscape

    • Getting tough on trade

     Optional 
    15:45  -  16:15
    Networking break
    16:15  -  17:30
    Afternoon breakouts
    16:15  -  17:30
    Right-sizing your portfolio
    As Asian technology upstarts seek to build their patent holdings, many more established players are beginning to downsize. Both strategies require careful calibration.

    • Bigger is not always better

    • When to grow, when to buy

    • Focus on quality

     Optional 
    16:50  -  17:30
    The great rate debate
    What is fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory is in the eye of the beholder. Originators and implementers have widely divergent views on the subject ‒ nowhere more so than in Asia.

    • The case for transparency

    • Royalty stacking – myth or reality?

    • Finding common ground

     Optional 
    17:30  -  19:00
    Closing drinks reception
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