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Global Forum on IP Conference​

Day 1 - 24 Aug

(Held at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre and broadcasted virtually)
11:25am – 11:40amWelcome Remarks by
Rena-LeeMrs Rena Lee
Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
11:40am – 11:55amOpening Address by Guest-of-Honour
profile-edwinMr Edwin Tong SC
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and Second Minister for Law
11:55am – 12:15pmWIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards

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12:30pm – 1:30pmBreak
2:00pm – 3:30pmKeynote IP Leaders' Plenary on "Charting our Future: Emerging Stronger through Innovation and IP"

COVID-19 has brought about global economic disruption over the past year. As we gradually transit to a post-COVID economy, innovation and IP have emerged as key drivers of growth. R&D investments have continued to grow in 2020, with the OECD estimating a more than 6% increase in R&D budgets. International patent applications also grew by around 4% during the same period.

Against this backdrop, how might IP drive national economic strategies and support businesses in their innovation journeys? This Keynote IP Leaders' Plenary brings together the WIPO Director General and Heads of IP Offices to share their insights on the role of innovation and IP in helping enterprises to emerge stronger as we recover from the pandemic.
SILE-Accredited-CPD-Activity
Public CPD Points: 1.5*
Practice Area: Intellectual Property
Training Level: General
Moderator
Otelli-EdwardsMs Otelli Edwards
CNA News Presenter
MediaCorp Pte Ltd
Panellists
profile-defaultMr Daren Tang
Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Rena-LeeMrs Rena Lee
Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
profile-defaultMr Rowel S. Barba
Director General, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and Chair of the ASEAN Working Group on IP Cooperation (AWGIPC)
profile-defaultDr Shen Changyu
Commissioner, China National Intellectual Administration of China (CNIPA)
Kiyoshi-MoriMr Kiyoshi Mori
Commissioner, Japan Patent Office (JPO)
profile-defaultMr Etienne Sanz de Acedo
Chief Executive Officer, International Trademark Association (INTA)
3:30pm – 4:00pmBreak
4:00pm – 5:30pmThe IPOS-LES (Singapore) Stage on "At the Negotiating Table: The Art of Successful IP Licensing"

Many of the world's most innovative companies leverage IP licensing as a means to expand their business, generate revenue, and access new markets. Patent licensing programmes such as those developed by tech giants like IBM and Huawei have contributed to a global IP licensing market valued at over US$400 billion. Yet, the art of successful IP licensing remains an enigma to many businesses.

The IPOS-LES (Singapore) Stage presents an enactment of a negotiation to highlight pertinent issues faced by enterprises in IP licensing deals. The negotiating table will unravel the trades of successful IP licensing including safeguarding your IP rights, managing risks, and overcoming disagreements.
SILE-Accredited-CPD-Activity
Public CPD Points: 1.5*
Practice Area: Intellectual Property
Training Level: General
Moderator
profile-defaultMs Catherine Lee
Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP
Panellists
Sharon-ChiangMs Sharon Chiang
LES (Singapore) Member
profile-defaultMr Chiew Yu Sarn
Co-Managing Partner, Yusarn Audrey
profile-defaultDr He Cairan
Senior Manager, NUS Enterprise, Industry Liaison Office
profile-defaultMr George Hwang
Director, George Hwang LLC
profile-defaultMs Faith Sing
Director, FSLAW LLC
profile-defaultMr Lionel Tan
Partner, Rajah & Tann LLP

Day 2 - 25 Aug

(Live-streamed virtually)
1:00pm – 2:30pmKeynote Plenary on "Artificial Intelligence: A Game Changer for IP Regimes?"

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the world. Over the past decade, the number of AI patent families worldwide has increased by more than seven times. This rapid advancement of AI, a trend accelerated by COVID-19, raises important questions on its impact on IP regimes. What role does human inventorship play in the granting of patents? Will the advancement of AI technologies herald a new IP regime, and what does it mean for businesses and individuals alike? As the global discourse on AI and IP evolves, will there be a convergence or divergence of practices in the treatment of IP for AI innovations?

Join our distinguished keynote panel featuring Heads of IP Offices, academia, and business leaders as they discuss the impact of AI developments on global IP regimes, and what the future might look like for the treatment of AI innovations.
SILE-Accredited-CPD-Activity
Public CPD Points: 1.5*
Practice Area: Intellectual Property
Training Level: General
Moderator
profile-defaultProf Daryl Lim
Professor of Law and Director, Center for IP, Information & Privacy Law, University of Illinois at Chicago
Panellists
David-HoldsworthMr David Holdsworth
DCE, UKIPO
Jeremie-FenichelMr Jérémie Fénichel
Head of Patents, National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI, France)
John-MulgrewMr John Mulgrew
VP and Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Lenovo
Takashi-UenoMr Takeshi Ueno
Senior Counsel, IP Law, IBM
2:30pm –2:45pmBreak
2:45pm – 4:15pmPanel Discussion on "Intangible Assets: Powering the Future of Global Business Transactions"

Intangible assets are the next frontier in business valuation and financing. Today, more than half of all global business value is found in such intangible assets, including IP, data, and know-how. The emergence of high value non-fungible tokens – such as the digital artwork by Beeple which recently sold for an eye-watering US$69 million – have further cast the spotlight on the huge market potential of such assets. How might businesses unlock the "hidden" value of intangible assets to drive their future growth?

Our panel of industry leaders will share their insights on recent international developments, including the impact of COVID-19 on the global marketplace for intangible assets, and how this is envisaged to power the future of global business transactions.
SILE-Accredited-CPD-Activity
Public CPD Points: 1.5*
Practice Area: Intellectual Property
Training Level: General
Moderator
profile-defaultProf David Llewelyn
Managing Director, David Llewelyn & Co LLC
Panellists
Harsha-BasnayakeMr Harsha Basnayake
Deputy Area Managing Partner, EY
Samir-DixitMr Samir Dixit
Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Brand Finance
profile-defaultMs Lally Rementilla
Managing Partner, IP-Backed Financing, BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada)
Vorapol-SupanusontiMr Vorapol (Brook) Supanusonti
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Asia Partners
4:15pm – 4:30pmBreak
4:30pm – 6:00pmPanel Discussion on "Innovation Elevated: Taking Your Business to the Next Level through IP Services"

Do you know what makes a successful business? Twenty years ago, many of the world's top companies were manufacturing powerhouses boasting huge portfolios of plants, machinery, and other physical assets. Today, the fastest-growing companies are overwhelmingly driven by intangible assets. How can businesses extract value from their brands, identify strategic R&D opportunities through IP data to stay ahead of the competition, and leverage cutting-edge software solutions to manage their burgeoning portfolio of IP assets?

In this panel, hear from leaders of some of the world's most innovative IP service providers on how you can harness the potential of your IP and intangible assets to take your business to the next level.
SILE-Accredited-CPD-Activity
Public CPD Points: 1.5*
Practice Area: Intellectual Property
Training Level: General
Moderator
Wendi-BacklerMs Wendi Backler
Partner & Director, Innovation Analytics and IP, Boston Consulting Group
Panellists
Kenichiro-NatsumeMr Kenichiro Natsume
ADG, WIPO
profile-defaultMr Eric Spangenberg
CEO, IPwe Inc.
profile-defaultMs Karen Taylor
General Manager, APAC, Anaqua
Jeffrey-TiongMr Jeffrey Tiong
Founder and CEO, PatSnap

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