Speakers

 

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Pei-Zen Chang
Executive vice president
ITRI
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Joseph Chang
Founder and CEO
Faith Intellectual Assets
Joseph Chang is the founder and CEO of FAITH Intellectual Assets Corporation.
Before establishing FAITH, Mr Chang was general manager of Transpacific IP Taiwan, one of the largest and oldest IP monetisation companies in Asia. He was involved in the ‘golden era’ of patent transactions, when the very first Asian patent auction platforms and university-enterprise patent collaboration programmes took place. He witnessed more than 100 Asian companies’ first patent transaction deals and experienced how the America Invents Act affected the IP economy in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr Chang’s extensive business network in Greater China and Asia is an asset to the firm and his thorough understanding of IP demand and growing IP trends in China benefits clients in all kinds of IP strategy and decision making.

Mr Chang is chief adviser to the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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Bohyun Chung
Technical team lead, Korea
CPA Global
Bohyun Chung is technical team lead at CPA Global and is in charge of its IP search and analytics business in Korea. He has worked on extensive projects, including technology intelligence, competitive benchmarks and portfolio evaluation and optimisation. Before joining CPA in 2013, Mr Chung was chief patent counsel at the Korean Semiconductor Company, where he led all IP matters, including patent disputes and licensing. He also worked as a patent prosecution attorney at a Korean firm.
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Alex Fan
Deputy general director, technology transfer and law centre
Industrial Technology Research Institute
Mr. Fan is the Senior Administrator of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). He is the avant-garde of the IP Legal and Management team of ITRI, and has been involved in the technology transactions practice, for over 30 years.
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Chien Te Fan
Professor and director, Institute of Law and Science and Technology
National Tsing Hua University
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Justin Kim
Director
Clarivate Analytics Korea
Justin Kim is a director of Clarivate Analytics Korea. He has extensive knowledge and experience of technology innovation. He has delivered several presentations and keynote speeches about technology innovation, technology trends and the research landscape in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore using patent and research database analysis.

Mr Kim is interested in data intelligence to retrieve insights out of databases to support better decision making.

Mr Kim also has varied experience in his previous career. He worked at a fixed-income financial solution company, where he led intelligent risk management projects. He also worked with a data mining software company to provide advanced analytics to process Big Data for better decision making. He started his career as a consultant.

Mr Kim has a PhD in computer engineering.
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Joo Sup Kim
Presiding administrative judge, IP Trial and Appeal Board
Korean Intellectual Property Office
Joo Sup Kim is a presiding administrative judge of the IP Trial and Appeal Board at the Korean Intellectual Property Office. He is chief judge of the 10th board of complex technology, including chemical, mechanical, electrical, and telecommunication technologies. Dr Kim was vice president and head of the team responsible for IP litigation, licensing, counselling, open source and IP copyright at LG Electronics.
Dr Kim’s IP career spans over 30 years, with extensive experience in IP litigation and licensing. He has been involved in IP matters covering various technologies, including consumer electronics, liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, semiconductors and telecoms. His expertise includes both offensive and defensive matters through strategic litigation and licensing. Dr Kim has handled more than 1,000 litigations and negotiations, including more than 50 trials at court. In addition, he has successfully managed and closed numerous IP transactions, M&A transactions and alliances.
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Cheng-Wei Liao
Deputy director general
TIPO
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Shang Jyh Liu
Founding dean, school of law
National Chiao Tung University
Shang-Jyh Liu is the founding dean of the National Chiao Tung University School of Law and chair of the Taiwan Technology Law Institute. He has a PhD in engineering from Texas A&M University and a law degree from the National Taiwan University. This interdisciplinary background i technology, business and law has shaped his teaching, research and practice.
Professor Liu is a pioneer and leader in IP education and services and has trained more than 10,000 IP professionals in Taiwan and Singapore. Internationally, he has lectured at the National University of Singapore, the John Marshall Law School (Chicago), Tulane University and Peking University, among others.

Professor Liu is active in both academia and industry. He is an international arbitrator and an adviser to many high-tech companies and public agencies, and has held the influential National Conference on Technology Law annually in Taiwan since 1997.
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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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Donald McKenna
Director, R&D legal division
TSMC
Don McKenna is director of the R&D legal division at TSMC, which is primarily responsible for the company’s strategic licensing transactions. Before joining TSMC in 2008, he was chief IP counsel at a Silicon Valley life sciences company, where he helped to develop a portfolio that was ranked second for technological strength in the biotech and pharma sector of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Review Patent Scorecard. During his 20-plus years in the IP field, Dr McKenna has done everything from patent drafting and portfolio management to litigation and licensing. Before entering the IP field, he was a semiconductor process engineer at IBM.
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Fumihiko Moriya
Country manager, Japan
Nokia Technologies
Fumihiko Moriya is country manager for Japan at Nokia Technologies, where he leads patent licensing and related business in the country. Since joining Nokia in 2017, he has worked with companies and authorities on behalf of Nokia’s Patent Business.

From 2006 to 2015, Mr Moriya headed the IP division of Sony Corporation. As vice president and senior general manager, he managed Sony’s global IP strategy, including overseeing IP portfolio management and licensing.
In 2017 Mr Moriya received a distinguished service award from the commissioner of the Japan Patent Office for his work in the IP field. Mr Moriya is also a visiting professor at KIT Toranomon Graduate School.
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Kenneth Oplinger
Director of intellectual property
Cochlear
Kenneth Oplinger is director of intellectual property at Cochlear Limited, a medical device company. He has 17 years’ IP experience in a variety of technologies, such as medical devices and semiconductors – ranging from strategy planning and patent prosecution to litigation, licensing and patent transactions. Previously, Mr Oplinger worked at Altera Inc, a programmable logic company which has since been purchased by Intel, where he held an IP role focused on patents and trademarks. He has a BS and a JD.
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Changhae Park
Vice president, IP monetisation
NXP Semiconductors
Changhae Park is vice president of IP monetisation at NXP Semiconductors, NV based in Austin. He manages all aspects of IP monetisation business processes including the identification of monetisation opportunities, reverse engineering, the preparation of claim charts, technical reviews with potential licensees and IP purchasers, negotiations of agreement terms and conditions and litigations in various venues. Before the merger with NXP he served as chief IP officer at Freescale Semiconductors and oversaw the IP creation process as well as the IP licensing business.

Mr Park entered the semiconductor industry as a researcher and engineer and has an extensive technical background. He held several technical and managerial positions at Cypress semiconductor and Motorola’s semiconductor sector before completing his MBA programme and becoming the head of an R&D organisation at Motorola. His career in IP monetisation started while he was running the R&D organisation and was primarily focused on technology transfer and licensing.
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Kate Shang
Senior director, global licensing and litigation
Acer Inc
Kate Shang is senior director of the global litigation and licensing division at Acer Inc. Ms Shang has held a number of IP and legal roles at Acer over the past 15 years, including counsel for the personal computer business group, counsel for the compliance and legal strategies division and lead counsel for pan-Asia legal affairs. In these roles, Ms Shang led and managed a wide variety of high-profile IP, patent, trade secret, antitrust, class action and commercial disputes, as well as M&A and other regulatory matters on a global basis.
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Sven Törringer
Senior legal counsel
Ericsson
Sven Torringer is senior legal counsel at Ericsson, providing legal support to Ericsson’s global IP rights and licensing department. Now based in Hong Kong, he is focusing on Ericsson’s legal IP rights support in Asia. His expertise is in licensing and he works with a wide range of legal, regulatory and policy issues on an international level. Before joining Ericsson, Mr Torringer was in private practice advising clients on M&A and intellectual property in private and public transactions. With more than 30 years’ experience as a leading contributor to open standards and over 39,000 granted patents, Ericsson has emerged as holding one of the industry’s strongest IP portfolios, covering 2G, 3G, 4G and soon 5G cellular standards.

Mr Torringer received his LLM from Lund University, Sweden, and has studied at the University of Nagoya, Japan.
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Peng-Yu Wang
General director, technology transfer and law center
Industrial Technology Research Institute
Peng-Yu Wang is general director of the technology transfer centre and general counsel at the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). He has specialised in technology industry regulations, IP law and multinational enterprise legal affairs for two decades.

Mr Wang began practising law in Taipei and was heavily involved in helping Taiwanese businesspeople to make investments in China. He later joined ITRI, where he was a manager in the legal affairs office before starting his own law firm and in-house attorney career. During this time, he also provided legal consultancy services to several companies and was chief negotiator on behalf of the Taiwan DVD industry, negotiating with Philips and other patentees.

In 2004 he joined Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, serving as director of the legal affairs and IP division. In 2006 he was promoted to senior director of the global legal division. He later managed overseas legal affairs and risk control.
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Marcus Woo
Vice president and general counsel
HTC Corporation
Marcus Woo is vice president and general counsel of HTC Corporation. From 2010 until joining HTC in October 2014, he was vice president and general counsel of Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd. Mr Woo has over 20 years’ experience in private practice at several international law firms in New York, Taipei and Beijing. Early in his career, he served as an assistant district attorney in New York City.

Mr Woo’s private practice focused on cross-border litigation, M&A, intellectual property, licensing and corporate and commercial matters, representing numerous multinational companies from a variety of industries.

Mr Woo is admitted to practise law in New York and New Jersey. He obtained a BA from Oberlin College and a JD from Indiana University Bloomington. He speaks fluent Chinese and English.
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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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Judy Yee
Assistant general counsel and senior director, patent licensing and strategy
Microsoft
Judy Yee is an assistant general counsel in Microsoft’s IP group, where she leads teams of patent engineers who are responsible for driving Microsoft’s strategy relating to its devices, connectivity, multimedia and artificial intelligence patent portfolios. Previously, she led a team of patent attorneys responsible for portfolio development and strategy for the Windows and Devices business. Before joining Microsoft, Ms Yee was an associate in the patent practice group at Perkins Coie LLP. Before entering the patent practice, she worked as an engineer at Intel Corporation.
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Spencer Yu
Director, intellectual property
AUO

Spencer Yu is director of IP at AU Optronics Corp (AUO), a leading display panel manufacturer based in Taiwan. He leads the IP team to successfully build and utilise the company’s patent portfolio. Before joining AUO in 2004, Mr Yu was IP manager of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) – the largest research institute in Taiwan – where he converted the laboratories’ innovations into patent assets from which he created value.

Mr Yu has lectured on IP issues at various institutes, organisations and universities, including:

  • the ITRI Academy;
  • the China Productivity Centre;
  • the National Taipei University of Technology;
  • the National Chung Hsing University;
  • the National Central University;
  • the IPBC Taiwan (2016);
  • the IP Law Asia Summit, Kuala Lumpur (2016);
  • the Taiwan IP Training Academy (2017); and
  • the China Enterprise IP Summit, Shenzhen (2017).
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James Yuan
President
Taiwan technology industry legal officers association
James C Yuan is president of the Taiwan Technology Industry Legal Officers Association. His expertise includes legal management, operations and compliance for international enterprises; IP management, operation and enforcement; international mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures and investment; international litigation management and negotiation; and various other legal matters.

Previously, Mr Yuan was vice president and general counsel at MiTAC International Group. He has also worked as an independent director at Taita Chemical Company Ltd and David Electronics Company Ltd, a supervisor at Acme Electronics Corporation and an associate at Barker & McKenzie.

Mr Yuan is an associate professor at the Soochow University and ShihHisn University Law Schools and at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology IP School. He has a JD from Rutgers University School of Law, an LLM from the University of Washington School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the Soochow University School of Law.
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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 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 licences, 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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