Speakers

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Hong Ai
Managing partner
ZY Partners
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Chunli Bi
Deputy director, IP centre
China Academy of Information and Communications Technology
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Cynthia Gong
Growth director, China
GE Licensing & Technology Ventures
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Ruiling Hou
Managing director, Asia-Pacific
Questel
Ruiling Hou is director at Questel Asia Pacific, managing Questel’s sales, support, consulting and marketing teams in the Asia-Pacific area. She was an IP consultant in Japan, certified in IP management. Ms Hou has served clients in the chemical, mechanism, electronic and automotive industries both locally and internationally for over 10 years.
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JiHoon Kim
Principal consultant, Asia-Pacific
CPA Global
JiHoon Kim was an IP strategist for a large Korean corporation before joining CPA Global. Mr Kim’s special interests include corporate IP policy and strategy, inter-department collaborations on IP matters, alignment of business and IP strategy, IP process optimisation, IP portfolio building and IP quality management, as well as the arts of multimedia, sensors and medical imaging.
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John Labarre
Head, patent transactions
Google
John Labarre is head of Google's patent transactions team. As a leading provider of various technologies relating to search, artificial intelligence, networking and computing, Google maintains a large, diverse patent portfolio overseen by its patent group. The patent transactions teams is involved with nearly all inbound, outbound and cross-licensing deals for Google as well as divestitures and strategic acquisitions.
Before joining Google's transactions team in November 2014, Mr Labarre was a member of Google's patent litigation team for five-and-a-half years where he helped defend the company from a large number of patent cases including various matters that went to trial. Before joining Google in 2009, Mr Labarre was a patent litigator in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
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Jian Ma
Director, IPG patents, China
Microsoft
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Changhae Park
Vice president, IP monetisation
NXP Semiconductors
Changhae Park is vice president of IP monetisation at NXP Semiconductors, NV and is based in Austin, Texas. He has led IP monetisation campaigns that generated over $1.5 billion for Freescale and Motorola’s semiconductor products sector (which was spun-out of Motorola to form Freescale in 2004). He has closed more than 100 IP monetisation deals with major corporations in the semiconductor and electronics industries around the world. He has extensive first-hand experience creating intellectual property from research, protecting it through patents and monetising it through licensing and litigation. Following the acquisition of Freescale into NXP in December 2015, Dr Park assumed the leadership role of IP monetisation for the combined company.

Dr Park is originally from South Korea. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ajou University in Suwon, Korea, his master’s and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA from Arizona State University.
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Jacob Schindler
Asia editor
IAM
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Mingyan Sun
Head, intellectual property
Midea
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Scott Taylor
Assistant vice president, intellectual property
AT&T
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Deborah Vaughn
Chief legal officer, Asia-Pacific
Whirlpool Corporation
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Carol Wang
Partner
Rouse
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Daisy Wang
Senior counselor
Lee & Li
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Jerry Xia
Deputy general counsel and chief IP counsel, Asia-Pacific
Honeywell
Jerry Xia is deputy general counsel and chief IP counsel, Asia-Pacific at Honeywell Co Ltd. He manages the full range of IP matters for all Honeywell businesses in the region and heads the company’s IP enforcement and litigation in China.

Mr Xia has over 15 years’ IP experience in China, Asia and Europe as both in-house counsel and private practitioner. He is well recognised in the local and international IP community, including as a national IP Expert by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, a Corporate IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property and one of the top Corporate Counsel 100 in the Asia-Pacific region by the Legal 500.

Mr Xia has Chinese, US and EU law degrees, in addition to his electrical engineering background.
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Cheney Xu
Senior IP law attorney and manager, IP law department, Greater China Group and Asia-Pacific
IBM
Chi (Cheney) Xu joined IBM IP law in 2008, and is now a senior IP law attorney and manager at IBM's Greater China Group and Asia-Pacific IP law department. Mr Xu is now responsible for all IP matters (except for trademark) for the IBM China research lab and in India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. He manages a team of patent attorneys for the IBM China research lab and the India IP law department. He has been vice chair of the IP rights group of the US Information Technology Office since 2015.

Mr Xu is qualified as both a Chinese patent attorney and attorney-at-law. He has a bachelor's in electronic engineering, a master's in law and a master's in electronic and telecommunication engineering.
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Daniel Yan
Head, intellectual property and standards, China
Royal Philips
Daniel Yan is head of intellectual property and standards at Royal Philips in China. He is a registered US patent attorney with more than 13 years of combined firm and in-house IP legal experience. Mr Yan began his legal career in Washington DC at two leading IP law firms, representing global companies in high-stakes patent litigation regarding a wide range of technologies. Mr Yan also worked as senior in-house IP counsel at Dow and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, where he supervised in-house teams and managed outside counsel in handling a wide range of transactional and litigation matters, as well as formulating and executing IP strategies to support global and regional business objectives.
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Hua Yang
Secretary general
Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance
Yang Hua was elected as secretary general of the Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA) in October 2002. He used to work as the vice president of Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co Ltd, in charge of business strategy, market development and industry chain promotion of Datang Mobile.

As the consultant expert of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr Yang has dedicated himself to the construction and improvement, development strategy, market promotion and IP protection of the telecommunication development industry. He also participates in the standardisation and industrialisation of 5G mobile communication systems.
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