Managing IP and sister publication asialaw.com will host some of the biggest names in the Asian IP community at the sixth annual Asia-Pacific IP Forum, which takes place on September 9 and 10 at the Sheraton in Hong Kong
The opening plenary session will address the key topic of how Asian companies can move from having a purely defensive attitude to IP to exploiting and commercialising their inventions.
Song Liuping, chief legal officer of Huawei Technologies and a member of Managing IP’s 2009 list of the 50 most influential people in IP, will offer the perspective of the world’s biggest user of the PCT in 2008 to this topic.
Other speakers include Brett Shadbolt, managing director of Censere Group (who will give a presentation on IP valuation), and Mike Loh, manager of IP and programme management at Hong Kong’s Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI).
Ray Tai, head of anti-counterfeiting in the Asian region for adidas, will talk about ways of better managing your supply chain.
At the end of the first day a panel will discuss strategies to help in-house counsel survive the recession. This will feature Tony Piotrowski, general manager, IP & standards for Philips in Singapore.
Day two will begin with a discussion of IP outsourcing led by Ram Deshpande of Evalueserve.
In the afternoon a high-level panel featuring Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia, Jonathan Shea, CEO of Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation, and Dennis Cai, assistant secretary-general of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, will look at internationalised domain names and the coming launch of generic top-level domains.
The Forum will also feature a series of practical country and region-focused workshops. On the first day these will include sessions on litigating in the US (led by Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane), IP management (led by FTI-International Risk) and protecting trade secrets in Southeast Asia (led by Wong & Partners).
Day two features a look at patent issues in India by Lall Lahiri & Salhotra, a workshop on IP in Taiwan by Rich IP & Co and a workshop on managing IP risks in commercial contracts in China by Clifford Chance.
The event has been awarded 12.5 CPD points. The programme will be updated throughout the week to reflect recently confirmed speakers.
The event is free for in-house counsel to attend and a few places are still left. For more information on how to register please click here or contact events manager Samantha Woo (firstname.lastname@example.org).