Platinum sponsor

Transpacific IP Group Limited

Gold sponsors

Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (IP&S) Acacia Research Group LLCPerkins CoieEdwards WildmanTechInsightsCPAWinston & Strawn LLPRockstar ConsortiumKenyon & Kenyon LLP

Silver sponsors

Global IP Law Group Intellectual Ventures inoviaPluritas LLC Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KG

Host Sponsors

Lakshmikumaran & SridharanBeijing East IP LtdYusarn AudreyTMI Associates

Bronze sponsors

IPIPatSnapValipatOcean Tomo, LLCMintz LevinMicrosoftQuestelConversant Intellectual Property ManagementInnography

Supported by

IIPCCInternational IP Strategists Association The International Chamber of CommerceLES SingaporeSingapore Exhibition & Convention BureauSingapore Corporate Counsel AssociationInternational Trademark Association


YourSingaporePan Pacific Singapore

Media partners

World Trademark ReviewInternational Law OfficeGlobe Law and BusinessLexology

Official web TV partner


Official airline

Singapore Airlines


- Sunday 17 November
17:30-19:00 Opening reception
Day 2 - Monday 18 November
07:30-08:45 Breakfast
08:45-09:00 Opening remarks from conference chairman
09:00-10:30 Asia’s IP future

As a business asset of key importance for companies operating in Asia, intellectual property has moved up corporate, investor and political agendas, with a range of issues coming to the fore over the past year.

  • The rise of compulsory licensing.
  • The emergence of patent funds.
  • Putting IP at the heart of business.


Yoshiyuki Inaba, Partner, TMI Associates


Poh Chua, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd
Guy L Proulx, Founder and Chairman, Transpacific IP Group Ltd
Suresh Sachi, Deputy Managing Director and General Counsel, Agency for Science, Technology and Research
Hiro Seki, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia, Acacia Research Group
Micky Minhas, Associate General Counsel for Patent Strategy, Microsoft Corp

10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Cross-border IP deals: bridges and barricades

IP-based deals involving companies from Asia, Europe and the United States are on the rise. Despite the challenges in getting them done, the many opportunities that they present are exciting.

  • Patent and brand licensing and sales.
  • Business interests versus national interests.
  • Regulatory, compliance and language issues.


Bruce Berman, Chief Executive Officer, Brody Berman Associates Inc


Robert Aronoff, Founder and Managing Partner, Pluritas LLC
Masanobu Katoh, Executive Vice-President, Executive Director and Country Head, Intellectual Ventures
Ruud J Peters, Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Royal Philips
Joo Sup Kim, Vice President of Intellectual Property, LG Electronics Co Ltd

12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:30 Breakout sessions
14:00-15:30 Breakouts 1

Room 1: Building effective IP portfolios

Asian companies are doing everything they can to get into the game of amassing IP rights (mostly patents) as they square off against one another in active areas of technology development. 

  • IP acquisition choices – create, license or buy.
  • Portfolio assessment – making sure you have what you need.
  • Using IP rights to maximum strategic effect.


Kenneth Y Choy, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP


Viktor Cheng, Director, Nanyang Innovation and Enterprise Office, Nanyang Technological University
T K Wu, Chief IP Officer, Au Optronics
Yingyong Tanthanapongphan, IP Manager, Siam Cement Group
Rex Yeap, Partner, Invention Capital Partners

Room 2: Creating IP value

Every company should have an IP strategy, but no two will be the same. Deciding how best to utilise intellectual property to create value will depend on a number of factors.

  • Deciding which types of IP to prioritise.
  • Monetisation considerations.
  • A lever for open innovation and collaboration.


Donald W Merino, Managing Director and Founder, Transpacific Advisors Limited


Marcus Woo, Vice President and General Counsel, Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd
Jaime A Siegel, Senior Vice President, Acacia Research Group
Joseph Siino, Chief IP Officer, Ovidian Group LLC
Duane Valz, Senior Counsel, Patents and Patent Strategy , Google Inc

15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Breakouts 2

Room 1: The emergence of mega-NPE patent litigation

New NPEs holding large patent portfolios are bringing their monetisation efforts into the court system. This poses significant challenges for all technology companies, including those from Asia.

  • The key suits identified.
  • The business drivers behind the suits.
  • Implications for Asian companies.


Michael Brody, Vice-chair, Winston & Strawn LLP


Philip Hartstein, President, Finjan
Paul Saraceni, Chief IP Officer, RPX Corporation
Vinod Kumar, Vice President of Business Development, Conversant Intellectual Property Management

Room 2: Taking IP out of Asia

As Asian companies move into markets in North America and Europe, understanding the different ways in which IP systems function in these two regions must be central to their planning processes. 

  • Sourcing reliable local advisers and managing business practices.
  • Strategies for successfully navigating distinct legal systems.
  • Coping with major legislative and judicial developments.


Mark Gower, Head of Sales for Pacific and Southeast Asia, CPA Global Ltd


Arvin Patel, Senior Vice President of IP, Rovi Corp
Anan S Sivananthan, Vice President of Legal Services, Creative Technology Ltd
Vincent Zhong, Senior Vice President, Netac Technology Co Ltd
Guojun Zhou, Senior Patent Attorney, Intel Corp

  Asia IP Elite gala dinner
Day 3 - Tuesday 19 November
08:00-08:45 Breakfast
08:45-09:00 Remarks from conference chairman
09:00-10:30 Investing in IP, Asian style

A number of patent funds have sprung up in Asia in recent years. The motivations for their establishment and the business models that they follow vary in significant ways.

  • Government-backed patent funds.
  • Growing interest in patent aggregation.
  • Emerging opportunities.


Philip Parker, President, PJ Parker & Co


Anil Joshi, President, Mumbai Angels
Patrick Terroir, Deputy General Manager, Caisse des Dépôts
Benjamin Wang, General Director of the Technology Transfer Centre, Industrial Technology Research Institute
Hisao Yamasaki, Chief Executive Officer, Syndefense Corp

10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Meet the elite – Asia’s top IP companies

A growing number of entities in the Asia-Pacific region have world-class IP strategies. Senior figures from IAM’s Asia IP Elite 50 discuss how to put intellectual property at the centre of the corporate agenda.

  • Establishing a strong and influential IP team.
  • Working with other parts of the businesses.
  • Major IP challenges facing Asian companies.


Stacey Ravetta, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP


Christine Emmanuel, Executive Manager - Intellectual Property, CSIRO
Ganapathy Nathan, General Manager and Head of Innovation and Intellectual Property, Wipro Infotech
David Su, Director, IP Division, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd
Kwang Jun Kim, Senior Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Officer of Samsung Display, Samsung Display Co Ltd
Kaoru Fukada, Strategy Department Manager for IP Division, Renesas Electronics Corp

12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:30 Breakout sessions
14:00-15:30 Breakouts 1

Room 1: Building a benchmarking culture

Monitoring the performance of the in-house IP function is a vital part of any successful IP strategy, but doing it effectively is not always easy.

  • What to measure and why
  • Finding the right comparables
  • Communicating value


Mike McLean, Vice President of Intellectual Property Rights and Professional Services, TechInsights


Mark Abourizk, Vice President of Intellectual Property and Legal Counsel, Resmed Inc
Santosh Mohanty, Vice President and Head of Corporate IP Rights Group, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
Bruce Schelkopf, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Ingersoll-Rand Company

Room 2: Creating Asia’s next IP leaders

Once seen as a technical and legal issue, intellectual property is establishing itself as a key corporate asset. The next generation of Asian business leaders must be able to deploy it to maximum effect.

  • Taking IP into business schools.
  • What the C-suite must know.
  • Changing the language of IP.


Johnson Kong, Board of Governors, International Intellectual Property Commercialisation Council


Anubhav Kapoor, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Tata Technologies Ltd
Derek Minihane, Head of IP Strategy, Cochlear Ltd
Laure van Oudheusden, Head of Intellectual Property and Standards China, Philips (China) Investment Co Ltd
Chiam Lu Lin, Deputy Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Breakouts 2

Room 1: Effective strategic patent acquisition

Companies offering products and services overseas can have their profitability model destroyed by patent assertions. The best defence may be a good offence – acquiring patent assets that can be deployed in a patent battle

  • How to identify the companies that will be targeting you.
  • How to find the assets that will give you strength in negotiations and litigation.
  • Paying the best price


Frank Bernstein, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP


T Maria Lam, Director of Asia-Pacific Patent Strategy, Intel Corporation
Fergal Clarke, Director of IP Business Analysis, Lenovo Group Ltd
Steve Lee, President, Lpines

Room 2: Valuation dos and don’ts

There are many situations in which some form of IP valuation will be required, but doing it can be seen as more of an art than a science.

  • When to get it done.
  • The options available.
  • Moves towards a standardised approach.


Joff Wild, Editor, Intellectual Asset Management


Soo Earn Keoy, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Craig Thompson, Senior Vice President of the Intellectual Property Business Group, Alcatel-Lucent
Shival Virmani, Vice President, Patent Licensing, Rockstar Consortium