Asia IP Elite

In the lead-up to IPBC Asia, the IAM editorial team will identify the Asia IP Elite 2019. Through an extensive research process, the IAM editorial team will highlight a number of companies and research organisations to induct into the 2019 Asia IP Elite. Each entity will have demonstrated a sustained commitment to building best-in-class in-house IP functions and continuous excellence in IP value creation.

By recognising these elite organisations, IAM is fostering a community that facilitates the exchange of ideas about IP value creation among the leading companies and IP professionals working across the Asia-Pacific region.

The 2019 Asia IP Elite will be honored at the Gala Dinner held during IPBC Asia at the Palace Hotel, Tokyo, on the evening of October 29. For ticket enquiries, or further information, please contact Samantha Woo at

In addition to the Asia IP Elite, IAM will also award nine team of the year categories, one deal of the year and one individual of the year award. Selected by IAM’s editorial team, these are the executives and IP departments that merit special recognition for their contributions to their organisations over the course of 2018/19.

Some of the recipients will have been very active in the IP transactions market, some will have achieved successful licensing deals and others will have entered new commercial markets based on IP-driven M&A, but all of them will have have shown that they use patents as strategic business assets.

Listed below are the award winners for 2019.

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Asia IP Elite Awards 2019 - Shortlist.

  • Automotive Team of the Year - BYD | Denso | Honda | Hyundai Motor | Toyota
  • Electronics Team of the Year - Canon | DJI | Foxconn | Panasonic | Seiko Epson | Sony
  • Healthcare and Biotechnology Team of the Year - Biocon | Dr Reddy’s | Fisher & Paykel Healthcare | ResMed | Takeda
  • Internet and Software Team of the Year - Alibaba | Didi | Fujitsu | Tata Consultancy Services | Tencent
  • R&D Institution Team of the Year - A*STAR | CSIRO | ETRI | ITRI | KAIST
  • Semiconductor Team of the Year - MediaTek | SK Hynix | TSMC | Samsung Electronics
  • Industrials Team of the Year - Hitachi | LG Chem | Mitsubishi Electric | Rio Tinto
  • Mobile and Telecommunications Team of the Year - Oppo | Huawei | LG Electronics | Samsung Electronics | Xiaomi
  • Asia IP Deal of the Year
  • Asia Team of the Year
  • Asia Individual of the Year


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