• Thursday, September 13, 2018
    08:15  -  09:00
    Registration and coffee
    09:00  -  09:15
    Guest of honour welcome address
    09:15  -  09:30
    Keynote speech
    Keynote Speaker:
    09:30  -  10:30
    Next-generation IP strategy

    The next phase of technology development will radically change the dynamics within and between industries. That means big challenges are ahead for corporate IP functions.

    • Identifying key IP issues
    • The impact of artificial intelligence
    • Effects on corporate patent strategies
    10:30  -  11:00
    Networking break
    11:00  -  12:00
    Shifting global tides

    A rapidly evolving global IP environment means that Japanese executives must stay up to date with changes in more jurisdictions than ever before.

    • Major SEP case law developments
    • Uncertainty in the United States and Europe
    • China and emerging Asian jurisdictions
    12:00  -  13:15
    Networking lunch
    13:15  -  14:15
    Convergence lessons from the auto industry

    The arrival of connected vehicle technology has caused a sea change in how the business of intellectual property is conducted in the auto sector. As more industries are disrupted by similar technology trends, there are already important lessons to be learned.

    • Dealing with new market entrants
    • Making industries more collaborative
    • Managing intellectual property at a global level
    14:15  -  14:45
    Networking break
    14:45  -  15:45
    Enabling SMEs

    More and more large Japanese companies are making a major push to support smaller domestic firms. Patents can play a major role in this process.

    • New models in licensing and tech transfer
    • Helping SMEs to bring inventions to market
    • Open innovation initiatives
    15:45  -  16:15
    Networking break
    16:15  -  17:15
    The future-proof IP function

    Corporate IP departments are changing as quickly as the businesses they serve. For IP executives, that means embracing new approaches and meeting new challenges.

    • Managing cost
    • Meeting senior management expectations
    • Harnessing the power of big data
    17:15  -  19:00
    Closing drinks reception