Business of IP Asia Forum - 2019 Speakers
Mr Steven Birt
Member, the Intellectual Property Committee
The Law Society of Hong Kong
Steven is a Partner of MinterEllison LLP and has practiced in Hong Kong for almost 25 years. Steven represent clients from various business sectors including clothing manufacturers and brand licensees, banks, retail brands, household electrical appliance designers and manufacturers, and other participants in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. He also assists law firms and trade mark and patent agents with IP registrations, commercial agreements and disputes matters for their international clients, which include many household names. Steven is a Council member and former President (2005-2007) of the Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners, Council member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong, and Member and Subcommittee member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), as well as being a Notary Public. Through his engagement with the above bodies, he has been involved in several government consultations and lobbies for changes in the law. Steven has been consistently recognised for IP work by his peers in international published rankings, including being recognised by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a Leading Lawyer in the area of Intellectual Property 2001-2019.
Mr Dan Berman
Director of Business Development, Autonomous Driving
Graduated from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, Dan is enthusiastic about autonomous driving and China culture. He has wealthy experience working for the leading companies in the global autonomous driving ecosystem. Stationed in Shanghai, China for the past four years, Dan is leading the on-ground automotive industry business related activities in NVIDIA.
Dr Albert Wai-Kit Chan
Founder and Director
United States-China Intellectual Property Institute Inc. (USCIPI)
Dr. Albert Wai-Kit Chan is Partner at the Law Offices of Albert Wai-Kit Chan, PLLC. Dr. Chan handles all areas of intellectual property law (including technology transfer, patents, trademarks, copyrights, business transactions, and trade secrets), and his specialty is biotechnology patents. He is well-versed in all aspects of prosecution and litigation and is experienced in licensing, technology transfer and the evaluation of intellectual property portfolios.

From 1996 through 2013, Dr. Chan taught as an adjunct professor of law at The City University of New York School of Law. His classes included intellectual property law, patent law, technology transfer, Internet and the law, food and drug law, and international business law. He is currently adjunct associate professor in the School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and has adjunct professorship in the Department of Health Technology and Informatics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Chan is active in a number of legal organizations including, among others, United States-China Intellectual Property Institute, Inc. (a New York Not-For-Profit Corporation) where he is founder and director.

Dr. Chan received his J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York. He was awarded his Ph.D. in virology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and he completed his postdoctoral training at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York as an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow.
Mr Daniel Chun
Founder & CEO
AIRXED Technology Limited
Daniel started off his career as a programmer at Hutchsion Mobile Data in 1990 and had launched CompuServe HK even before the internet boom. Since Hutchison, Daniel had been a business development professional in telecom and internet businesses in Asia Pacific and had been spearheading some corporate startup ventures at Taiwan Mobile. During the dotcom era, he became a resident-entrepreneur at a venture capital backed incubator iWorldGroup based in Malta. He later emigrated to Canada after 9/11 and started up his own brick and mortar toy store. He sold the toy business in 2008 and joined a Canadian toy manufacturer and has started to involve in invention, licensing and product innovations.

Daniel is currently a co-owner and CEO of Remotec and has successfully transformed Remotec to become profitable, IP-driven with a strong focus in platform business. As an inventor himself, he led Remotec’s IP acquisition strategy, product development and sales operation. With a rich background in telco, he is the mastermind in developing AIRXED’s value proposition. Having setup businesses in Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines before, Daniel is keen to develop a sustainable business roadmap in Asia Pacific for AIRXED. AIRXED was officially shortlisted as Top100 finalist for both HKSTP’s Elevator Pitch in 2019 and Singapore Slingshot 2019 competitions.

Daniel is currently active in Smart City Consortium, HKETA and TEN as council members. Daniel received his Computer Science degree from Deakin University in 1989 and 3 Master degrees (M. Res, MBA , M.IT) and a PhD in Marketing. Daniel is defending his PhD proposal at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Mr Tony Chen
Business Development Director, HK X-Tech Startup Platform
Deputy Executive Director, Hong Kong X Foundation
In Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform, Mr Chen is in charge of external collaborations, business development, and also participate in projects investment. He is interested in chips and smart systems, artificial intelligence and information technology, health tech, advanced materials as well as innovative education sectors.

In Hong Kong X Foundation, Mr Chen is in charge of external cooperation, daily operation, coordination of think tank research projects, events planning and etc.

Mr Chen graduated from Hunan University, and awarded full scholarship to study in Netherlands Institute for Metals Research (NIMR). He also holds a Master degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Delft University of Technology. He has worked in various multi-national corporations, including USA Tyco Electronics, Holland OCE (now is a member of Canon), Philips and etc. He was in charge of new production introduction, supply chain management and supplier quality management. He was a management team member of Philips Hong Kong , and was honoured Philips CEO gold award.
Mr Winston Cheng
Board Member and Chairman Advisor
Winston Cheng is an entrepreneur, investor, board member and advisor. Winston has led some of the largest transactions across multiple growth sectors as an investor, an advisor and as corporate strategist. While at Goldman Sachs, Winston was one of the most active originators of the principal investments via GS Direct, a joint venture between IBD and PIA. Winston has also led some of the largest mergers & acquisitions covering a wide variety of transactions including cross-border and in-market consolidation deals. Winston has a profound knowledge of the inner workings of Chinese corporates while serving as a senior executive, group level investment committee vice-chairman and member and led investments for some of China’s largest technology companies.

Winston is currently working with several next generation consumer, technology and investment funds on China and Southeast Asia opportunities. Winston is a long-term strategic advisor to e-Commerce companies in the region and board member of Arizon RFID, a world leading RFID tag and supply chain data management companies globally. Winston was most recently President International at responsible for global strategic and business initiatives as well as international investments and M&A. Winston was a member of the Group Investment Committee and represented JD on the boards of Go Jek (Indonesia), Tiki (Vietnam) , JD Central (Thailand) and represented as the proxy board member for JD on board of Farfetch. Winston led the Farfetch investment which led to US$1 Billion gain for Prior to joining, Winston was SVP and Head of Global Corporate Finance & Development and Vice Chairman of Investment Committee for LeEco Holdings and served on the board of Hong Kong listed TCL Multimedia.

Before joining the technology industry, Winston was an investment banker for 20 years. Winston was the Head of Asia Technology, Media and Telecom investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in September 2013, Winston was Managing Director and Head of Asia Ex-Japan Technology Group and was also Head of Asia ex-Japan Consumer Retail investment banking at Goldman Sachs. Winston worked at Goldman Sachs for 7 years. Prior to that, Winston worked for over 10 years at Citi which he joined via Salomon Brothers in 1996. He has worked in New York, Palo Alto and Hong Kong during his 20 years in investment banking. Winston is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences including World Economic Forum at Davos and Future Investment Initiative (“Davos in the Desert”) and has appeared on global media outlets such as CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Fox News to share his business and investment views.

Winston earned a BA in Economics and Chinese Language from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr Roy Yee-Loi Chan
Intellectual Property Engineer
Albert Wai-Kit Chan Intellectual Property Limited
Roy Yee-Loi Chan, Ph.D., Intellectual Property Engineer, has over 7 years of biomedical engineering research experience in fields spanning from implant development, drug development, medical adhesive improvement and metastatic cancer cell identification. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Engineering (2005) from the University of Hong Kong and was awarded his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2010) and Orthopedics & Traumatology (2007) from the same school. He passed the Chinese National Qualification Examination for Patent Agents in 2015. He has extensive experience in devising IP strategy for startups and prosecuting patent applications extending across a wide range of technologies including pharmaceutical and life science.
Dr Shuyu Chen
Chief Executive Officer
Acoustic Metamaterials Group
Dr Shuyu Chen received his B.S. in physics from Zhejiang University in 2006 and Ph.D. in nano science and technology from HKUST in 2011. He was a visiting scientist at Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Germany during 2017-2018. His research is in the area of soft condensed matter theory and advanced functional materials. In 2014, Dr Chen founded Acoustic Metamaterials Group (AMG) which is the world’s technical leader in metamaterials. AMG has been pioneering the development of the core technology, including broadband spectrum customization, low cost mass customization production (MCP), etc. and the IP strategy for commercializing metamaterials. In 2017, the team built up the world’s first industrial scale noise control solution using mass produced acoustic metamaterials in Hong Kong. Dr Chen and his team won several awards including the Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury of the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Dr William Mong Best Research Award in Nano Science and Technology HKUST, 2019 Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Technological Achievement Certificate of Merit, etc.
Mr Darang Candra
Head of Esports Research
Niko Partners
Darang is the Head of Esports Research and multi-country manager of Niko Partners. He is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

He has worked with an array of research institutions including the ASEAN Study Center of the University of Indonesia, APEC Study Center of the University of Indonesia, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Prior to joining Niko Partners, Darang worked as an analyst for global security threats at Belgium-based Horizon Intelligence.

Darang received a Master of International Affairs from University of California, San Diego through the Fulbright scholarship and a Master of Chinese Studies from Zhejiang University through the Zhejiang University scholarship He published articles in The Jakarta Post, Global: Journal of International Politics, and ASEAN Insights.
Ms Michelle Chong
Assistant Director, Intellectual Property (Advisory)
Intellectual Property Department, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Mr Ge Jun
Global CEO
ToJoy Shared Holding Group
Before joining ToJoy Shared Holding Group, Mr. Ge Jun was the Global Vice President of NVIDIA, the leading AI Computing technology provider, where he saw to the company’s market policies, strategies and relevant cooperation in China and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region.

From mid-2014 to late-2017, Jun served as the Global Vice President of Apple. There, he was mainly responsible for the company’s development strategy, corporate and government affairs, policy and regulation research, corporate investment, cooperation with related parties and corporate social responsibility in the Greater China Region (including Hong Kong and Macau).

Between 1996 and 2014, Jun served as Corporate Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Vice President of Intel Corp, Managing Director of Intel China. He played a vital role in building up Intel’s presence in China, landing Intel’s multi-billion-dollar projects in major cities, setting up the related operating structure and policy framework, and supporting key trade negotiations, investment and competition strategy, etc.

AJun holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College. He received his MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and LL.B. from East China University of Politics and Law. Jun was honored as an "Outstanding and Distinguished Graduate" by both East China University of Politics and Law and Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, and twice as “China’s Most Active Entrepreneurs in Supporting Social Responsibility” by China Committee of Corporate Citizens of China Association of Social Workers.
Ms Gaëlle Grosjean
International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva
David Taji-Farouki has been involved in the innovation sector for the last 20 years first as VC and then for the last 18 years presiding the international jury of various invention fairs such as Geneva and The Middle East. He is an international entrepreneur with interests mainly in the Middle East and Africa. He comes from a commodity trading background having had extensive dealings in the ex-Soviet Union, then Russia, Africa and the Middle East.

Mr. David Taji-Farouki is also the Senior Advisor for Strategy and Planning of the International Federation of Inventors Associations (IFIA) and personal advisor to the President of the said organisation.
Mr David Ho
Contributing Editor
China Daily Asia Pacific
David Ho is a contributing editor at China Daily, and a Senior Editor at Bahati, an editorial services agency. He has covered a wide array of beats over his 12 years of experience as a journalist and writer. His work has ranged from featured pieces, industry news to trend reports and current events analysis. Coming from Malaysia, David is fluent in English, Mandarin and Malay. He has also worked on projects related to games, music, movement and arts.
Dr Arno Hold
Executive Director
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Dr. Arno Hold is the Executive Director of AIPPI, leading the General Secretariat of the Association in Zurich.

Before joining AIPPI, he was the Dean of External Relations and Lecturer on International Trade at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Prior to that, he held Fellow and Senior Consultant positions with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the University of Hong Kong and the World Trade Institute in Bern leading several large international projects on innovation, IP and international trade.

Arno regularly obtained expert mandates to provide IP policy advice and to implement large IP capacity building projects across the globe. When he was a Project Director and Coordinator of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI), he had overall responsibility for bilateral IP technical assistance programmes and represented Switzerland in various multilateral organizations on initiatives to further promote and harmonize international IP protection.

Dr Hold received his Ph.D. from the Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research at University of St.Gallen with a thesis on the relationship between IP protection and economic development (under the supervision of WIPO’s Chief Economist Carsten Fink). He is a graduate of the World Trade Institute’s Master of International Law and Economics Programme (MILE) and completed a master’s degree in Political Science at the Universities of Bern, Bologna and Zurich.
Mr Dan Holt
Patent Attorney (UK and EU)
Dan is qualified as a Patent Attorney in the UK and Europe and holds a Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Bristol, UK.

Dan has almost 20 years of experience where he been advising on the protection of inventions and designs, prosecution of intellectual property rights and infringement and validity of intellectual property rights since 2000.

Dan specialises in advising on international filing strategies, which is backed up by a career spanning a European firm, a Chinese firm and the in-house department of a US company, where he personally drafted responses to office actions at the EPO, SIPO and USPTO. He is particularly strong experience in drafting patents –he has drafted over 200 patent applications, most of which were for technology companies and universities, with particular expertise in computer networks, wireless communications, computer software and photonics. He also has experience on carrying out freedom to operate searches for two multinational companies with R&D operations in Hong Kong

Prior to joining Deacons, Dan worked as the lead European and Asian in-house patent counsel for a US multinational where he managed the Asian and European patent filings and strategy, had full responsibility for invention disclosure review and patent portfolio management for several business units and drafted patent applications relating to networking, photonics and computer software.

Prior to that he worked at a leading firm of Patent and Trademark Attorneys in Hong Kong and at one of the largest firms of Patent and Trademark Attorneys in the UK, where he focused on patent drafting, UK and EP prosecution. He also spent three months on secondment to a leading Chinese Patent Agency in 2003, where he learnt about Chinese Patent Law and took part in a high profile Invalidation Action at the Patent Re-examination Board of SIPO.

Dan has experience in a broad range of technologies in the IT space including enterprise networking, WLAN, Internet of Things, servers, enterprise storage systems, system architecture, security, cloud computing, software, electronics, photonics, medical devices, power tools and household domestic products. His practice includes the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, advising in relation to validity and infringement and advising on international filing strategies.
Mr Min-Chow Hong
School of Business Administration, Chinese Culture University
PCCU School of Management, NTU
Min-Chow Hong, received his Ph.D. degree in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is professor at the School of Business Administration, Chinese Culture University, and was professor at the School of Management, National Taiwan University during 1990-2008. Professor Hong is recognized for his work in the fields of competitive strategy, knowledge management and digital business. He was the chairman of Knowledge Economy Association in Taiwan during 2012-2018, working with many professionals to build a knowledge-sharing platform helpful to fuel digital transformation for traditional companies. He has outreach experience in serving on corporate board member of many listed companies in Taiwan. Professor Hong is named as a senior researcher of the IP Development and Research Institute in an effort to provide better IP services in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Mr Sebastian Hughes
Prince's Chambers
Sebastian has a broad civil litigation, arbitration and mediation practice, including intellectual property, commercial, white collar fraud, insolvency, company, employment, matrimonial finance, and costs/taxation matters. Sebastian is rated by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2016-2018 editions) and WTR 1000 (2013-2018 editions) as a leading barrister for intellectual property matters.

Sebastian is a Fellow of CIArb and a WIPO Approved Neutral. He is an Arbitrator and Mediator with WIPO, HKIAC (Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property Disputes; List of Arbitrators), SCIA and AIAC. Sebastian is a Domain Name Panelist with WIPO, FORUM, HKIAC, ADNDRC and AIAC, rendering decisions in both English and Chinese.

Sebastian was admitted to practice as a solicitor in Victoria, Australia in 1998 and in Hong Kong in 2003. Prior to being called to the bar, he was a partner in an international law firm.
Mr Hirohito Katsunuma, JP
Asian Patent Attorneys Association
Mr. Katsunuma is a Japanese Patent Attorney and the President of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA). He is a Guest Professor of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. He speaks good English and Mandarin. His specialty is Mechanical Engineering, while he is well-versed in computer software, AI and IoT.
Mr Satoshi Konno
Managing Director
Innovation Division, IP Bridge, Inc.
Satoshi Konno leads the innovation division of IP Bridge, where he oversees domestic and worldwide business development, with a focus on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises and universities by aligning IP and business strategies. His expertise covers a wide range of industries including healthcare, food and information technology (IT).

Before joining IP Bridge, Mr Konno was the co-founder of Morphlabs, Inc, a US venture company specialising in cloud platform software globally. Previously, he was with C SK Venture Capital, the oldest venture capital firm in Japan, where he has led multiple initial public offerings and M&A as a general manager of the overseas investment division. Mr Konno began his career as an IT network and database engineer at CSK (now SCSK).

Mr Konno holds a BA in international economics from Yokohama National University and an MBA with a focus on tech venture financing from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ms Charmaine Koo
Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter

Partner, Co-head of Intellectual Property Department
Charmaine is the Co-Head of Deacons’ Intellectual Property Department and the Head of IP Litigation and Enforcement, Commercial IP and Entertainment and Media Practice Groups.

Charmaine obtained a B.Sc. degree in Biology from the University of Toronto, followed by a Bachelor of Law degree from Queen’s University. She then went on to obtain a Masters in Law from University of Cambridge and a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from University of Bristol.

Charmaine advises on all aspects of commercial IP, including the structure and documentation of complex commercial transactions, licensing, franchising, distribution, cobranding as well as IT, technology, media, entertainment and advertising agreements. She also has extensive experience advising on copyright, data protection and personal data privacy. Charmaine represents many of the world’s leading brands, advertising agencies, entertainment businesses, ISPs and content providers in relation to a wide range of innovative IP or internet issues.

Charmaine’s practice covers all aspects of IP work including anti-counterfeiting strategies and enforcement of IP rights. She advises on complex IP enforcement advice, litigation and arbitration. She has won a number of high profile court cases resulting in ground-breaking decisions in the Hong Kong IP field.

She has won many accolades and has been consistently recognised by independent legal directories in the industry, including being selected as the finalist of the IP Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year by Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards (2019) and Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year by Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards (2017), ranked as World’s Top 250 Women in IP by Managing IP (2016 – 2019), Band 1 Leading IP Lawyer by Chambers (2017 – 2019) and Tier 1 Leading IP Lawyer by Legal 500 (2016 – 2019). She is the President of Licensing Executives Society of China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter in 2017 – 2019.
Mr C.K. Kwong, JP
Chartered Arbitrator, Senior Partner
Sit, Fung, Kwong & Shum Solicitors

International Past President
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

Department of Justice's Steering Committee Member on Mediation and Chairman of its Accreditation Sub-Committee
C. K. Kwong JP (Justice of the Peace) is a Senior Partner of Sit, Fung, Kwong & Shum. He is an International Past President of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA). His practice covers intellectual property (registration, licensing and enforcement of patent, design, copyright and trademark) and injunction proceedings, arbitration, mediation, public and private corporate transactions, China projects and complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Kwong is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb London), a WIPO appointed Neutral and Domain Name Panelist and Panelist for the Legal Rights Objections (LRO) under ICANN’s New gTLD Program, Centre for Efficient Dispute Resolution (CEDR) Accredited Mediator, a Notary Public and a solicitor of Hong Kong, Australia (Victoria), England and Singapore. He is on the Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property and Adjudicators, and Listed Arbitrator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).

He was a member of the Hong Kong Government Advisory Committee on Patent System Reform and Convenor of its Working Group on Interim Measures, member of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Trading and Convenor of its sub-group on IP Arbitration and Mediation. He is also a member of the Steering Committee on Mediation, Chairman of its Accreditation Sub-Committee, member of the Regulatory Framework Sub-Committee and Vice-Chairperson of the Special Committee on Evaluative Mediation set up by the Department of Justice. He is a director of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI). He proposed the idea of legislative guidance on arbitrability of IP rights which is accepted by the Government and now provided for in the Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2017.

Mr. Kwong was Deputy Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal, member of the Administrative Appeals Board, Member of the Panel of the Inland Revenue Board of Review, Member of Steering Committee on Review of IP Issues in the Innovation & Technologies Sector. Mr. Kwong has been named a Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property by Asia Law.
Mr Hongchuan Lai
Guangzhou Development District Intellectual Property Association
Lai Hung-chuan

Secretary-General, Guangzhou Development District Intellectual Property Association Co-Chairman, Federation of Intellectual Property Services, Guangzhou Development Zone Expert Bank of Rights Defense Assistance of Guangzhou Intellectual Property Rights Defense Assistance Center Expert Committee on IP Financial Services of Guangzhou Development District Expert Bank of Guangdong Intellectual Property Protection Association Solicitor Legislation Specialist Consultant, Guangzhou Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee

Mr Lai has more than ten years of experiences in providing commercial legal services and is particularly well-grounded and well-experienced in IP- and technology-related projects. He participates in legislative consultation work with Guangzhou Municipal People’s Congress in non-litigation areas and has spoken in various summits as a specialist. He is the legal advisor for a lot of sizable enterprises and has participated in a number of corporate M&A and technological projects. In litigations, he has represented Nokia, Martell, Hong Kong Royal Furniture, Honeywell Lonon, Imetto and ScienChain in civil and commercial cases with significant social impacts.
Mr Matthew Laight
Bird & Bird Hong Kong, China
I have worked in Asia for over 25 years, 20 of which have been with Bird & Bird. I head our Intellectual Property practice in AsiaPac. My practice covers contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and I have extensive experience across the AsiaPac region.

I advise clients across a range of sectors including electronics, pharma, communications, IT, media and food & beverage. Working on major IP litigation, I manage complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes, working closely with our network of partner firms. I also develop case strategies across the different legal and regulatory environments in AsiaPac. I have represented some of the world's leading companies in life sciences and electronics.

In life sciences, my experience includes contentious matters such as patent, trade mark and unfair competition litigation and commercial work such as clinical trials agreements, joint promotion and joint marketing agreements, collaboration and development agreements.

In the tech & comms sector, I have developed significant expertise in standards issues and the interplay between standards and patents, and I have been involved in some of the leading cases relating to standard essential patents.

You can find out more about my reputation and track record in the major legal directories including Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, Asialaw, Asia IP Profiles, IAM Patent 1000, IAM Life Sciences 250, and The International Who's Who Legal directories for Patent Lawyers, Life Sciences Lawyers and Trademarks Lawyers.
Dr Patrick Lau
Deputy Executive Director, Marketing
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Dr Patrick Lau is Deputy Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). In this role, Dr Lau helps create opportunities and facilitates deals for Hong Kong businesses. His portfolio includes the HKTDC’s work on the Belt and Road Initiative, product and service promotion, external relations, corporate communications and marketing, as well as the organisation’s network of 50 offices worldwide.

Dr Lau has diverse experience in executive management, business development, commercial law, funds and investment banking, covering a range of sectors including property, telecom infrastructure, technology and life sciences, among others.

From 2001 to 2014, Dr Lau was based in Hong Kong where he first worked at international law firms Baker McKenzie and Skadden Arps, and later entered investment banking at UBS AG and China Construction Bank (CCB) International where his last post held was as Managing Director, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Assistant Head of Investment Bank.

Prior to joining the HKTDC in 2019, Dr Lau was the CEO of a digital infrastructure company, Director of Investments at the Malaysian Government's sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, and Board Director and Investment Committee Member of venture and private equity fund Xeraya Capital. He has successfully handled numerous commercial transactions, joint ventures, restructurings and capital market exercises, and is recognised as a seasoned banker, investor and dealmaker in the region. He has deep knowledge of Hong Kong, Mainland China and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) markets and has also worked with many clients and parties from Europe, the Americas and Middle East.

Dr Lau graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Laws degrees with first-class honours from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where he attended medical school and law school concurrently. He has been admitted as an advocate or solicitor in Hong Kong, Australia, England, Wales and Malaysia. He was Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Economics of Monash University and part-time Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Hong Kong.
Mr Lau King Ming
General Manager, Production and Logistics
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group
General Manager, Production and Logistics of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group. Mr. Lau is responsible for managing production and logistics capacities as well as the related infrastructures of the Group. Mr. Lau has over 30 years of management and consultancy experience.
Ms Stella Law
Council Member
Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter
Stella specializes in providing consultancy and valuation of business and intangible assets with over 15 years’ experience. She has extensive experience covering full phases of M&A activities in relation to intellectual properties, from pre-Deal analysis to due diligence during the negotiation process and financial reporting purpose upon deal completion. The valuation services cover a wide range of industries including apparel, food & beverage, property, hotel and leisure, infrastructure, environmental protection, construction, manufacturing, etc. She has served owners of small-to medium size privately held companies, to listed companies to state own enterprises.

It is her daily work to cooperate with business owners’ advisors such as financial advisors, sponsors, lawyers and auditors to develop optimal client solutions. Currently, her primary focus is on the preparation of valuations which are in compliance with listing rule and financial reporting purpose. Prior founding her own company, she was leading the business valuation department of an S&P 500 company and she also one of the founders of the valuation arm of a top ten international accounting firm. Her expertise is on valuation of intangible assets especially on trademarks and patents. CREDENTIALS
• Accredited Senior Appraiser of American Society of Appraiser (ASA)
• Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
• Member of Licensing Executives Society China
• Master of Science in Financial Analysis
• Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering
Dr Jyh-An Lee
Assistant Dean & LLB Programme Director
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law
Jyh-An Lee is an Associate Professor of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he serves as the Director of the LLB Programme and as the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies. He holds a J.S.D. from Stanford Law School and an LL.M from Harvard Law School. Dr. Lee has published extensively in both English and Chinese on various aspects of intellectual property and Internet law. Prior to joining the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he taught at the National Chengchi University and was an Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Information Technology Innovation at Academia Sinica in Taiwan. He was the Legal Lead and Co-Lead of Creative Commons Taiwan (2011–2014) and an advisory committee member for Copyright Amendment at the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) at the Ministry of Economic Affairs (2011–2014). He has been the Legal Lead of the Creative Commons Hong Kong Chapter since October 2018. Professor Lee is currently a member of the European Center for E-Commerce & Internet Law advisory board, which is affiliated with the University of Vienna. In 2016, he was appointed as a domain name dispute resolution panelist by the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) and continues to serve in this capacity. Professor Lee has been featured on BBC News, ABC News, Bloomberg News, and Financial Times as an expert on intellectual property and Internet law. Before starting his academic career, he was a practicing lawyer in Taiwan, specializing in technology and business transactions.
Mr Kevin Lee Ka Tsun
Founder & CEO
Redspots Creative
Mr. Kevin Lee Ka Tsun, Founder & CEO of Redspots Creative, has been working in the digital entertainment and media technology field for more than 15 years. He and his team has established ‘’, the first 3G mobile interactive TV platform in Mainland China. Redspots Creative has also developed various proprietary AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) technologies.

With his extended knowledge in media technology, he has recently developed a ‘Live Animation Production System’ (aka ‘Virtual Idol System’), where users can create high quality animation contents in a real time manner. The Virtual Idol System has recently won the ‘Digital Entertainment Interactive Design Gold Award’, ‘Digital Entertainment Grand Award’ and ‘Award of the Year’ in the most prestigous and renowned technology award in Hong Kong: The HKICT Award 2019. With this advanced technology, Redspots has created the first virtual idol in Hong Kong and has produced large number of animated content as well as participated in E-sports events such as KFC x PUBG E-sports Competition 2018, KFC x PUBG Mobile E-Sports Competition 2019 as well as Cyberport DELF E-sports Competition 2019, bringing E-sports and digital entertainment to the next level.
Ms Anita Leung

Council Member
Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter
Anita has been a legal practitioner for close to 30 years, advising both local and multinational companies on the full spectrum of both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and information technology work, including mergers, acquisition and commercialization of IP assets, internal IP audits, pre-IPO due diligence, joint ventures, research collaboration, licensing, franchising and distribution. She provides clients with strategic brand integrity programs involving regional and cross-border enforcement of IP rights at all levels, litigating on copyright, trademark, design and patent disputes. Anita also assists clients on data privacy and cybersecurity issues, both locally and regionally, and the development and execution of diverse legal initiatives to manage the legal risks faced by companies in the Greater China and Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining David Lo and Partners as a consultant, Anita was a partner with two top international law firms in Hong Kong, Jones Day and Baker & McKenzie.

Anita sits on the BIP Asia Forum Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and is the past President and current Council Member of Licensing Executives Society China (Hong Kong Sub-Chapter). She is also a member of the Working Committee of the Intellectual Property Rights Protection Alliance, the Intellectual Property Committee of the Hong Kong Law Society and a Council Member of the Federation of Woman Lawyers.

Anita is also an accredited mediator (general).
Mr Hunk Li
Vice President
Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited
Hunk Li, vice president of Comba Telecom Group (“Comba”) and General Manager of Audit &Legal Center.

Hunk Li, holding bachelor degree in economy from Northeast Forestry University, master degrees in management from Royal Roads University and Lingnan College of Sun Yat-Sen University, PhD in management from University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD candidate in law. He has been working and researching in the field of legal affair and IP for more than ten years, and he is the chairman of Guangzhou Association of Invention, specialist of National Intellectual Property Administration, Guangdong IP Protection Association, professor of Guangdong Talent Research Institute, guest professor of South China University of Technology and South China Normal University etc.

Mr. Li has extensive experience and research in IP protection, IP management, IP strategy and IP commercialization, he has a professional insights of capital operation and international protection for IP.
Mr Zhou Li
Editorial Board Member, China Daily Group
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, China Daily Asia Pacific
Zhou Li is now a member of Editorial Board of China Daily Group, the largest national English-language news media in China. He is now the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of China Daily Asia Pacific, which manages operations in about 20 countries and regions including East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Hong Kong.

Mr. Zhou joined China Daily in 1990 after graduation with a Master of Law from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. From 1990 to 2015, he has held various editorial, business and management positions with China Daily Group, promoted from Copy Editor, Assistant Director, Executive Director to Deputy Managing Director. He was also the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief for Shanghai Star between 2006 and 2008.

Mr. Zhou is now a member of the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong, and a board member of the Hong Kong Federation of Journalists. He is also the Chief Representative to Asia News Network (ANN), an alliance of 24 major media in 22 countries in Asia. He initiated China Daily CEO Roundtable and Asia Leadership Roundtable, which are by-invitation networks of government officials, CEOs and senior executives, think tank and academics in Asia and China.
Ms Liang Chunhua
Deputy Director General
Intellectual Property Utilization Promotion Department, CNIPA
Ms. LIANG Chunhua, Deputy Director General of Intellectual Property Utilization Promotion Department, CNIPA, Senior Lecturer. She served previously as Vice Chairman of Guangxi Association for Science and Technology, Curator of Guangxi Science and Technology Museum, Director of Guangxi Science and Technology Center for Teenagers successively. Having worked in science and technology promotion and application as well as science popularization sectors for years, she has got abundant theoretical and practical experiences in both sectors. She is currently working in the field of IP creation and utilization promotion, engaged in promoting IP as the main engine for driving innovative development and supporting further opening up.
Mr Roy Lim
Vice President
Tung Hing Automation
Roy is the Vice President of Tung Hing Automation Investment Ltd., which is the largest Mitsubishi automation product distributor in China. He founded L2F Inc., a robotic engineering house in USA, and the company has been acquired in Oct 2017 for nearly HK$100 million by Middleby, and Roy is now an advisor of the company.

Roy has received the award of Young Industrialist of Hong Kong in 2017, and is currently the Vice Chairman in the Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Alliance of HK and Youth Executive Councils. Roy is also an executive member in the Hong Kong Automation and Technology Council, the Hong Kong Baptist University Advisory Committee on Graduate Employment and the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Development Committee.
Mr Ling Chun Wai
Barrister, International Arbitrator, Mediator

Hong Kong Mediation Council
After obtaining his LLM from the Cambridge University in 1997, Mr Ling commenced full practice as a barrister in Hong Kong in 1998. He joined Des Voeux Chambers in 1999. He practises exclusively in the civil and commercial fields.

Mr Ling undertakes a wide variety of work involving company law, insolvency, trusts, land, disciplinary proceedings, contractual and commercial disputes. He makes regular appearances at all levels of the Hong Kong Courts, in arbitrations and before various specialist tribunals.

Mr Ling specialises and is well-known in the field of intellectual property, including patent litigation and arbitration. He is described as ““a highly visible presence in intellectual property matters … a bright junior with an intellect that can easily deal with complicated work” (Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2009) and “a seasoned pro in IP, particularly trademark, disputes.” (World Trademark Review 2018).

Mr Ling is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has acted as an arbitrator and a mediator. He is now a member of the HKIAC Panel of Specialist IP Arbitrators. In December 2015 Mr Ling was appointed a Deputy Judge of the District Court of Hong Kong by the Chief Justice. He is now the Chairman of the Hong Kong Mediation Council.

Mr Ling has been received nominations as a panel member of arbitral tribunals. He is a regular speaker and writer on the subjects of intellectual property and mediation.
Ms Rebecca Lo
Member, the Intellectual Property Committee
The Law Society of Hong Kong
Rebecca Lo has been practising the laws of intellectual property, technology, media and communications for more than 20 years, being engaged in a broad spectrum of IP practice, from regulatory and registration work to enforcement/contentious as well as commercial and transactional matters.

Rebecca holds office in a number of international professional associations in the IP field and serves on the Intellectual Property Committee of The Law Society of Hong Kong, the Council of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (“APAA”) as well as the Council of APAA Hong Kong Group, holding the office of President. She was Founder Chairman of Licensing Executive Society China Hong Kong Sub-Chapter and is now a member of the Council of the said society. Rebecca is also a member of the Council of the Hong Kong Society of Notaries.

Rebecca has been recommended in “Asia Pacific Legal 500”, “Managing Intellectual Property”, “Chambers”, “The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers”, “International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers”, “Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners” and “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals”. She has spoken in many conferences and seminars on IP and licensing, and contributes regularly to publications on these subjects.

Rebecca studied law in Manchester, U.K. and then read a LL.M. degree at the University of Hong Kong, studying commercial laws and PRC economic laws and intellectual property laws. She is admitted to practise law in Hong Kong, England and Wales, Australia, Singapore and U.S.A. (California Bar) and is a Hong Kong Notary Public, a China-Appointed Attesting Officer, as well as an accredited mediator.
Mr Charles Lo
Founder & Director
MAE Limited
Charles has an international upbringing. He was born in Hong Kong, raised in Vancouver and had his higher education in Tokyo and San Francisco. His education focuses on industrial design and web design new media, he is devoted to combining his knowledge of product development into software and user experience, designing not only a good product but also the content within. His expertise allows him to be constantly curious and passionate about creating innovative solutions and insightful experiences for the world.

His passion for creation was inspired by his 50-year old family business in Hong Kong. Starting from his grandfather and continued by his father, the traditional business is a toy development, production and trading company. The family has been creating products that have brought inspiration and joy to people everywhere.

In 2016, he established his first team of young but professional developers, designers, content makers and researchers in Manila, Philippines and Taipei, Taiwan. When he is able to recruit a group of young talents, it is possible to develop his ideas and fulfil his ambitions.
Mr Jason Loh
Founder & CEO
Piece Future
Jason is an innovator at heart with a mission to drive the growth of companies through the power of intellectual property. He is an advocate of the active utilisation of intangible assets and is an expert in developing brand and growth strategies for companies through global IP strategies, IP monetisation, IP risk aversions, technology IP innovations and anchoring intellectual property to business strategies.

Previously, Jason was Head of Panasonic’s IP group (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) for 16 years. He then founded Piece Future, an Asian IP investment bank. Piece Future serves as a vital key in the IP innovation ecosystem, providing IP-driven business solutions to multinationals and start-ups. Jason has formulated a unique in-house dynamic market patent valuation system, Valuation360, which evaluates market, technology and legal potentials. This system helps multinationals to manage and commercialise challenging portfolios. The initiative has helped his clients to uncover numerous hidden gems in their patent portfolios and has generated manifold returns from their investments.

Jason has created the world’s first IP innovation start-up competition, IPHatch, which runs in Singapore, Hong Kong and is expanding fast in Asia. Over the past two years, Piece Future has invested in 15 start-ups, with many more coming up through the IPHatch investment pipeline. Together with two renowned bankers, Jason also established an IP-focused venture capital firm, which has been granted a licence by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to invest in promising companies to accelerate their growth. As such, Piece Future encompasses the IP innovation ecosystem, including its innovation platform IPHatch, venture capital firm, start-up incubator and its co-working space, offering connections with many supporting partners and organisations in the start-up landscape.

Jason is also an activist for IP commercialisation and innovation. He is Director of the International IP Commercialisation Council Singapore, Executive Adviser for Asia to the United Kingdom’s Institute of Innovation Knowledge Exchange, Managing Partner of i2P Ventures (a start-up incubator) and Partner of True Vine Capital Partners Pte Ltd.
Mr Eugene Low
Hogan Lovells
Eugene is a partner of the Hong Kong, China and Vietnam IP and TMT practices. Eugene also leads the Hong Kong office's citizenship and diversity initiatives.

Starting off as an IP litigator, Eugene has developed his practice to cover the full spectrum of contentious and advisory IP and TMT work in Hong Kong and China. The experience of seeing how things went wrong enables Eugene to spot risks early, prevent problems from happening and resolve them in a practical manner.

Serving as an appointed domain name panelist and an accredited mediator also helps Eugene evaluate issues from an adjudicator's perspective. As examples, Eugene has helped clients resolve disputes in all areas of IP including copyright, patents, trademarks and domain names, through litigation, negotiations and alternative dispute resolutions (e.g. arbitration and mediation).

Eugene also advises and speaks extensively on data privacy, e-commerce, consumer protection and advertising laws – areas which are rapidly-changing in Asia. Again, Eugene covers his clients' full needs, from screening the use of superlatives in online advertisements, to the handling of data/cybersecurity breaches and the defence of investigations by regulators. Given his diverse practice, Eugene has assisted clients from many industry sectors including technology, education, food & beverages, retail, hospitality, financial institutions, sports (e-sports), gaming and entertainment.
Dr Jacqueline Lui
The Hong Kong Institute of Patent Practitioners
Dr. Lui is a US Registered Patent Agent with a Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Texas. She is founding and current President of The Hong Kong Institute of Patent Practitioners Limited (HIPP). Dr. Lui was born and raised in Hong Kong, but emigrated to the US after graduating from Diocesan Girls’ School in the late 70’s. Before returning to Hong Kong in 2000, Dr. Lui lived in Singapore for 13 years and was a member of the Technology and Market Intelligence Committee of the National Science and Technology Board that advised on the development of Singapore’s intellectual property strategy and framework in the 1990s. Jackie is also President of a group of IP firms having offices in Hong Kong, China, and Macau. Her experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent cases worldwide for multinational firms, publicly listed companies and startup companies in Singapore, Hong Kong, Europe and North America. Since her return to Hong Kong more than 15 years ago, she has advised universities, research institutes, listed companies and startup companies in Hong Kong including the ASTRI and NAMI.

Besides her own bio/pharma specialization, Dr. Lui also has considerable IP experience in the areas of materials science, medical devices, internet, mechanical and chemical engineering. She specializes in international patent prosecution and has been involved in advising clients on strategic planning, rights procurement, portfolio management, technology transfer, due diligence and enforcement for more than 20 years. In 2018, Jackie was recognized as one of the Top 250 Women in IP for the year 2018/2019 by a renowned IP publication. She was also recognized as The World’s Leading Patent Professionals in 2019 by a widely recognized international magazine.
Ms Theresa Mak
Vice President
Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners
Theresa is a partner at Rouse Legal Hong Kong, working on a wide range of IP matters.

Ms. Mak has experience in both non-contentious and contentious intellectual property matters, including trade marks, registered designs, copyright, patents, passing off actions, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Ms. Mak advises multinational companies and local SMEs on branding and trade marks issues in Hong Kong and also manages their worldwide intellectual property portfolios.

Ms. Mak also advises advertising agencies on digital marketing and advertising issues as well as privacy issues. Ms. Mak has spoken on various IP topics in Hong Kong and China.

Before joining Rouse, Ms. Mak worked as a solicitor in the Intellectual Property Department of the Hong Kong Government, where her duties include acting as a hearing officer for ex-partes and inter partes interlocutory hearings on trade mark matters.
Dr Mak Sze Yi Sibyl
Chief Technology Officer
Koln 3D Technology (Medical) Limited
Dr Sibyl Mak is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Koln 3D Technology (Medical) Limited and has been taking the lead in research and business development of "Personalized metal 3D printing services", which covers over 10 medical devices and over 20 clinical cases in orthopaedics in local and regional markets. The team has earned 4 international and 4 local awards in the past two years, and has been granted various patents. Dr Mak served as the Conference Secretariat & Organizing Committee of Med3DP - The first Hong Kong International Interdisciplinary Clinical 3D Printing Forum in 2018.
Mr Mok Wai Pong
Chief Technology Officer
Imagixe Limited
MOK Wai Pong is the Founder of Tech Hill Limited and Imagixe Limited. He is innovative that transforms concepts into reality products, IPs, application technologies and solutions. He has more than 15 years of experience with ASIC design, FPGA design, video and image processing, SoC design and software development to support and drive the technologies in Tech Hill Limited and Imagixe Limited.

Tech Hill Limited and Imagixe Limited – they are all about amazing and incredible product solutions which aim to maximize our boundaries and limits, and to seek best solutions for market’s innovative needs.

Before establishing Tech Hill Limited, Pong worked in ASTRI, Hong Kong Productivity Council, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and NISI Limited.

He holds an MSc in Integrated Circuit design Engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and BEng in Electronic and Information Engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Mr Kenichi Nagasawa
Managing Executive Officer, Group Executive of Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal Headquarters
Canon Inc.
Kenichi Nagasawa was appointed to the Head of the Intellectual Property and Legal Headquarters, Canon Inc. in April 2010.

After graduating from the Department of Engineering of Doshisya University, Mr. Nagasawa joined Canon Inc. in 1981 and he has been engaged in Intellectual Property Division since then.

After many experience in patent prosecution, Mr. Nagasawa was loan to Canon Europe Ltd. from 2001 to 2006 as a Head of Intellectual Property Group. Having served as Senior General Manager of Intellectual Property Technology Center for 2 years from 2006, Mr. Nagasawa was transferred to Canon U.S.A. Inc. as a Head of Intellectual Property Division from 2008 to February 2010. After returning, Mr. Nagasawa served as the Director, Member of the Board, and in March 2016, Mr. Nagasawa became a Managing Executive Officer of Canon Inc..

Mr. Nagasawa serves as a member of Committee on Intellectual Property of Keidanren, and serves as a member of the Evaluation, Planning and Verification Committee of the Government’s Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters from November 2013, and served as the President of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) of Japan from June 2015 to June 2019, where he has made contribution to the progress of AIPPI Japan’s presence.

Mr. Nagasawa also serves as a member of several Intellectual Property subcommittees of METI Industrial Structure Council, and has been a speaker at several universities, law schools and professional graduate schools giving lectures about his experiences for fostering IP human resources. As of July 2019, he has been appointed as vice president of JIPA (Japan Intellectual Property Association). In 2015, Mr. Nagasawa was officially commended of “Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office Awards” of “Intellectual Property Achievement Awards” by Japan Patent Office.
Ms Heidi Nam
General Manager (Hong Kong)
Impossible Foods
Heidi joined Impossible Foods as General Manager in October 2018. She oversees the strategic development of the business in Hong Kong and Macau, quickly growing the company into the strongest player in the plant based meat market.

Before joining Impossible Foods, Heidi held several prestigious roles at F&B giants Nestle Hong Kong and Campbell Soup Asia, the latter of which she served as General Manager of Hong Kong and TaiWan up until her enrolment at Impossible. Within both companies Heidi honed her skills in strategic development by heading up operations, leading innovation and successfully launching new product lines and categories to drive business growth.

Heidi holds a B.S in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Alberta, Canada and an MBA in Strategic Marketing from the University of Hull, UK.
Mr Dan Plane
Committee Member
INTA Anticounterfeiting Asia Committee

Simone Intellectual Property Services Asia Limited
Dan is experienced in all facets of intellectual property law, in particular, anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement.

Admitted in Hong Kong, Australia, and Wisconsin (USA), he has practiced extensively in the US (as both a patent litigator and public prosecutor), Europe (as EMEA anti-counterfeiting counsel for Nokia) and in the PRC and Asia Pacific, both as in-house counsel for Louis Vuitton (managing its AP anti-counterfeiting program), as well as in private practice with two of the world’s leading international law firms and one of Australia’s premier IP practices.

Dan acts on behalf of a wide range of clients, including garment manufacturers, electronics and computer companies, pharmaceuticals companies, and luxury goods manufacturers. Of particular note is his wealth of experience in designing and managing regional intellectual property programs and IP security programs in supply chain and distribution contexts.

Dan is a frequent speaker and writer on intellectual property topics, having published articles on online counterfeiting, the development of landlord liability theory, trade secrets protection and the design and management of Asia-based supply chain programs. Dan also serves on the International Trademark Association’s Anti-Counterfeiting Committee.

Fluent in Chinese Mandarin, Dan has practiced as a China IP specialist for approximately 18 years. He has also been recognized as a China “IP Star” by Managing IP magazine since 2017.
Dr Daniel Shi
Senior Director, Integrated Circuits and Systems
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)
Dr. Daniel SHI is the Senior Director of Integrated Circuits and Systems Technology Division (ICS) of ASTRI. He leads the ICS division to develop its core competencies in 3rd generation semiconductor, IoT and AI for smart city and industry 4.0 related applications. Dr SHI is appointed as the Deputy Director of the GBA Committee of China Advanced Semiconductor Industry Innovation Alliance, Co-chair of IEEE International Technology Roadmap for Wide-band-gap Semiconductor (ITRW). Dr SHI is the co-author of 5 volumes of literature and has published more than 120 international journal and conference papers. He has 29 granted US and China patents.
Ms Dora Si
Intellectual Property
Dora is a partner at Deacons focusing on intellectual property law. She is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong as well as in England and Wales (non-practising). She holds a Master of Laws (Commercial and Corporate Law) degree from the University College London and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Dora’s practice covers all aspects of IP protection and enforcement. She has extensive experience in managing trade mark portfolios for multinational and Asian businesses. She regularly advises on brand protection and anti-counterfeiting strategies, especially the complex cross-border infringement issues involving administrative actions and contentious proceedings in China.

Dora also advises on China-related data privacy issues, cybersecurity compliance, e-commerce as well as IP aspects of commercial transactions such as IP licensing, franchising and distribution. She assists clients in the acquisition and commercialization of IP assets, IP audits, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer, and technology development cooperation.

Dora has been recognized as “Next Generation IP Lawyer in China (2017)” by Legal 500, and “Trademark Rising Star in Hong Kong (2017 & 2018)” by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide. In 2019, Dora has been selected as Silver Tier Individual in Prosecution and Strategy in Hong Kong by World Trademark Review 1000.

Dora is a member of the Licensing Executives Society of China (Hong Kong Sub-Chapter) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). She regularly speaks at international and local conferences. She was recently interviewed by the Danish media, Complidia, on the China E-commerce Law, and was quoted in the article “China Seeks Long-Term Solution to Counterfeiting” by Bloomberg Law. Her recent publications include “China upgrades its national standard on personal data protection” and “China’s new powerful market regulator tackles the use of deceptive trademarks”. She had also contributed to Ming Pao’s education column an article examining the different situations where companies, especially mobile application companies are at risk of infringing intellectual property rights.
Mr Hendrick Sin
Co-founder & Vice Chairman
CMGE Technology Group Limited
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Mr Sin obtained his college education in the USA. He received his triple bachelor’s degrees in computer science/mathematics, economics and industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University in May 1996, all within four years. In June 1997, Mr Sin graduated from Stanford University with a master’s degree in engineering-economic systems and operations research. Mr Sin has over 20 years’ experience in management, finance and investment banking, which all the time working closely with PRC enterprises and individuals.

Mr Sin is a Co-founder and the Vice-Chairman of CMGE. CMGE is the largest Chinese publisher of mobile fames developed based on IPs. CMGE was listed on the NASDAQ market in the United States from September 2012 to August 2015, and it was China’s first mobile game company listed in an overseas stock exchange. CMGE became a NASDAQ Golden Dragon China Index constituent stock in 2014, its market capitalization reached unicorn level (i.e. US$1 billion) in that same year. CMGE was taken private from NASDAQ in Aug 2015 and relisted in Hong Kong in Oct 2019.

Mr Sin is actively participating in the IT and youth segment community works in Hong Kong and works closely with the HK government and PRC provincial governments. Mr Sin is the President of the Internet Professional Association, the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Software Industry Association and a Vice-President of the Youth Council. Mr Sin has been appointed by the Hong Kong Government as a committee member of the Youth Development Commission and Director of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited. Mr Sin has also been appointed as a member of the fourteenth session of Tianjin Municipal’s Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Mr Soh Kar Liang
ASEAN Intellectual Property Association
Mr David Taji
President du Jury
International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva
David Taji-Farouki has been involved in the innovation sector for the last 20 years first as VC and then for the last 18 years presiding the international jury of various invention fairs such as Geneva and The Middle East. He is an international entrepreneur with interests mainly in the Middle East and Africa. He comes from a commodity trading background having had extensive dealings in the ex-Soviet Union, then Russia, Africa and the Middle East.

Mr. David Taji-Farouki is also the Senior Advisor for Strategy and Planning of the International Federation of Inventors Associations (IFIA) and personal advisor to the President of the said organisation.
Mr Timothy Tam
Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs (Hong Kong)
Timothy Tam is a policy advocacy and stakeholder engagement professional with a decade of managerial experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. As the Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs of Google Hong Kong, Timothy coordinates Google’s public policy efforts in Hong Kong and engages the government, chambers and other stakeholders in building Hong Kong into a smarter digital city.

Timothy was an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong government and was responsible for formulation of policies on healthcare service reform and associated inter-departmental initiatives. He subsequently worked on policy advocacy in a couple of business associations in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Google, Timothy spearheaded the implementation of a multi-year advocacy campaign as a project manager at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

Timothy holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Global Management from the University of Hong Kong.
Ms Winnie Tam, SC, JP
Senior Counsel, International Arbitrator and Mediator and Chairman

Chairman, Committee on Intellectual Property
Hong Kong Bar Association
Winnie Tam SC, JP is a barrister, international arbitrator and mediator practising from Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong. Winnie served as Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar between 2015 to 2017. She is also an overseas member of the London barristers chambers 8 New Square, and holds qualification to practice in Singapore and Australian Capital Territory. Her practice area is commercial dispute resolution and international arbitration with an emphasis on intellectual property. She is a specialist panel arbitrator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and the South China International Arbitration Centre and a Fellow to the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.

Ms Tam was appointed Senior Counsel in 2006, and a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court of HKSAR in 2015. Ms Tam currently chairs the Hong Kong Bar’s Intellectual Property Committee, and serves as a member of the Nomination Committee of the HKIAC and the Shenzhen Qianhai Consultative Committee.
Mr Anthony Tong
Ex-Deputy Chairman
Copyright Tribunal of the Hong Kong Government
Anthony Tong has been practicing law since 1990. Mr. Tong is the Managing Partner of Robin Bridge & John Liu (“RBJL”) and partner-in-charge of RBJL’s IP Department. Mr. Tong is also the Managing Director of Robin Bridge & John Liu (Beijing) Intellectual Property Agency Limited in Beijing.

Mr. Tong has a substantial litigation practice in different areas of intellectual property in both Hong Kong and China and extensive experience in managing and maintaining worldwide trade mark portfolios for international and local companies in various fields of industries. In addition, Mr. Tong has also overseen and supervised quite a number of trade mark, copyright and patent litigations in China, the US, Europe and Australia. He regularly advises on clients’ R&D processes and render professional assistance in various areas of intellectual property.

In 2019, for the sixth year in a row, Mr. Tong has been named as IP Stars for Hong Kong by Managing Intellectual Property. He was also ranked in the prestigious Gold Tier of World Trademark Review 1000.

Mr. Tong was appointed by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government as the Deputy Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal of the Hong Kong Government, and has successfully completed the maximum 6-year term on 30 November 2017. The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Tribunal must be qualified for appointment as District Court Judges. The appointment is therefore a recognition of Mr. Tong’s IP expertise. He has also been appointed as a member of the Certifying Body of Hong Kong-Canada Film and Television Co-production established between the Hong Kong Government and the Canadian Government as well as a member of the Appeal Panel (Housing) under the Transport and Housing Bureau of the Hong Kong Government.

Furthermore, Mr. Tong has been appointed by the HKIPD as a trainer for their IP Manager Training Program since 2016 and has delivered seminars on copyright and design rights protection and exploitation to more than 1,000 delegates. Mr. Tong is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Brand Development Council. Mr. Tong is at the same time the Honorary Legal Adviser of the Design Council of Hong Kong, under the auspices of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. He is a Fellow and council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, a Notary Public and a PRC Appointed Attesting Officer.

Mr. Tong, has spoken extensively on IP issues on various occasions in Hong Kong, China and around the world, including at the annual meeting of INTA and APAA, seminars organised by HKIPD, CreateHK, Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong Arts Centre as well as various statutory bodies representing different business and industry sectors, e.g. the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Brand Development Council, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries.

On 4th April 2019 and on the invitation of the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong to participate in an alumni sharing session entitled “Custodians of IP Laws” as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Mr. Tong, alongside 4 other distinguished alumni IP experts, shared their experience and advice on the IP practice. On 17th April 2019, Mr. Tong was invited by CreateHK and HKIPD to speak at a seminar on Intellectual Property Management in Digital Entertainment Industry. On 28th July 2019, Mr. Tong was invited by the Hong Kong Art Centre to talk about intellectual property relating to the comics and animation industry.
Prof Joseph Tse
Chief Operation Officer
Circular Wave Drive (CWD)
Prof Joseph TSE, COO of Circular Wave Drive CWD. Joseph received his Ph.D. in Business Administration in 2010 and has over 20 years of IT/MIS experience. He also has over 6 patents.
Ms Annie Tsoi
First Deputy Secretary General
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Annie joined the Association in 2000 and became the Assistant Secretary General in 2016.

Annie has been a Partner at Deacons since 2001. She is currently the Co-Head of the IP Department and Head of China IP Practice Group of the firm, managing the IP team in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai offices.

Annie advises all aspects of intellectual property work and in particular, on the unique challenges arising from doing business in China. Annie has advised many major Hong Kong and multi-national companies on strategic issues relating to the protection, enforcement and commercial exploitation of IPRs including managing complex intellectual property portfolios and she represents some of the world’s leading companies in the luxury goods, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, entertainment, fashion and electronics industries.

Annie has advised extensively on the IP aspects of acquisition and restructuring of businesses including technology transfer, licensing and cooperation issues, technology development and improvement. Annie also specialises in Internet-related regulations and domain name disputes.

Annie has written numerous articles for publications such as The Journal of World Intellectual Property and China Law and Practice. She has spoken for international conferences such as universities, Inter-Pacific Bar Association and International Trademark Association. She has been a part time lecturer for the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong.

Annie has been acknowledged as a Leading Lawyer in the area of Intellectual Property in the Chambers Global - The World’s Leading Lawyers, a Leading Individual in the area of Intellectual Property in Hong Kong by the Chambers Asia and a leading lawyer in the area of Trade Marks in the Who’s Who Legal - The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers.
Ms Angela Wang
Executive Chairman
Guangdong Investment Promotion Association
• Founder and Executive Chairman, Guangdong Investment Promotion Association (GDIPA)
• Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, Guangzhou Semiconductor Industry Association (GZSIA)
• SVP, CDC Investment Corporation
• Member, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Guangzhou Tianhe District 7th Committee
• Vice Chairman, Guangzhou Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (GZAEFI) Foreign Consultancy Agency Committee
• Standing Committee Member, Guangdong Precision Medicine Application Association (GDPMAA) Policy Research and Application Branch
• Founder of Guangdong Institute of Business Talents (GDIBT), Instructor, School of Management, Jinan University
• BA, Advanced Translation and Interpretation, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, MBA, University of Birmingham

With over 18 years of experience in foreign direct investment promotion especially in cross-board investment and coloration, Angela has helped 1,000+ multinational companies and industry leaders to enter China mainland market. Among them are Procter & Gamble, Disney, Heinz and Dow Chemical from the U.S., Danone, Violia and ST Microelectronics from France, Shell, Unilever and AkzoNobel from Holland and Alibaba, GDH, Plateno (7 Days Inn) and KingFa Group from mainland China.

In order to further consolidate the needed resources for investors entering into China especially the Greater Bay Area, Angela joined efforts with leaders from industry, government, agencies and academics in the area and founded Guangdong Investment Promotion Association (GDIPA) and Guangzhou Semiconductor Industry Association (GZSIA) under the respective guidance of Guangdong Provincial Department of Commerce and Guangzhou Municipal Industry and Information Technology Bureau. These platforms are helping both companies and government organizations in providing professional advice and support in market information matching, policy making and incentive application, as well as project location selection and investment promotion.
Mr Kenny Wong
The Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong
Ms Janet Wong
Council Member
Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter
Janet is a Partner in Dorsey & Whitney LLP’s Trademark, Copyright, Advertising & Brand Management Practice and head of the Firm’s Greater China Intellectual Property (IP) Group. She has 18 years of experience in handling a wide range of intellectual property matters in Greater China. She is experienced in formulating brand protection strategies, managing trademark portfolios and handling IP-related transactions, including acquisition, franchising and licensing of IP rights, on a worldwide basis, for both local and multi-national clients. Janet also regularly advises on anti-counterfeiting and other IP enforcement actions, including trademark infringement and copyright piracy actions as well as company name and domain name dispute resolutions proceedings.

Beyond intellectual property related matters, Janet is involved in a variety of civil disputes and litigations with a particular focus on intellectual property, commercial and corporate matters. She helps clients in freezing and recovering assets in fraud and commercial dispute cases. Janet is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Janet has been an active member of INTA (International Trademark Association) since 2014. She is also a Council Member of Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter (2019-2020).
Mr Hilton Wong
Assistant Vice President, Mobility Solutions Consultancy
CSL Mobile Limited
Hilton Wong has over 20 years of experience in technology industry. As the Assistance Vice President for Mobility and IoT Solutions Consultancy in HKT, Hilton provides leadership to manage a team of consultants on solutions design and business engagement, including the company’s strategic business growth by deploying end-to-end solutions to government and enterprise customers.

Prior to join HKT, Hilton was a co-founder of a SI start-up company focusing on WiFi mobility and digital advertising solutions, where he formulated business strategies and also in charge of the product development team.

Hilton graduated from University of Surrey UK with BEng in Electronic & Electrical Engineering. When he is not working, he spends time catching up with the latest technology trends and learning new skillset including coding with python on Raspberry Pi for his little home project. You can reach him on LinkedIn at
Mr Pan Wong
Board of Governors & Co-founder (GBA) Hong Kong
Chapter, International IP Commercialization Council
Mr Pan Wong is Board of Governors and Co-founder of the International IP Commercialization Council HK (GBA) Chapter.

Pan was the Head for South East Asia and Hong Kong business for CPA Global (a top IP solution company that handles over 60% of global IP renewal). His responsibilities included advising IP professionals and IP lawyers on matters in IP management strategies and provide support to law firms and corporations throughout the whole IP lifecycle.

Pan has two decades of experience in IT security and IP working in industry leading companies. He frequently represents companies speaking in various seminars and workshops.

Prior to IIPCC (GBA) HK, he has volunteered in various Hong Kong originated NGOs and associations in the director roles, helping on fund raising and organizing events for members since 2003. Pan is a Hong Kong native and a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Dr Claudia Xu
Chief Commercial Officer
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Dr. Claudia Xu is a leader in the strategic development and commercialisation of technology, with extensive commercial, academic and consulting experience in the Asia Pacific region. She joined HKSTP in 2018 as Chief Commercial Officer to accelerate knowledge transfer and drive innovation to commercialisation. She forges strategic partnerships with key players in mainland China and international markets to attract technology companies, world class research institutes and talent to the park, and builds collaborative networks with universities, industries, professional organisations and technology companies.

Before joining HKSTP, Dr. Xu was the Director of Technology Transfer Center and Chief Executive Officer of HKUST R and D Corporation Limited at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology responsible for the University’s intellectual property management, patent portfolio development & licensing, academic-industrial collaboration, technology commercialisation and technology startup incubation, management of funding schemes supporting technology transfer and entrepreneurship. Prior to that, she worked for leading consulting firm McKinsey & Company Hong Kong, specialising in energy, chemicals and petrochemicals, and Bechtel Asia Pacific, focusing on the planning and development of large-scale infrastructure projects. Dr. Xu has a Bachelor of Engineering and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, and a Master of Engineering in Energy Technology.
Mr Alex Xu
Chairman and CEO
Leyou Technologies Holdings Limited
Education experience:
• 1991, Tsinghua University, Bachelor in Automation
• 1996, Master in Precision Instrument
• 2005, MBA of Tsinghua SEM & CUHK

Industry Experience:
• 25+ years experience in Game/Internet field since 1994, 7 years entrepreneurial experience, 16 years experience in listed company top management, 17 years as angel investor, VC advisor and company strategic investor.
• 1996-2003: Founder and Operator of the earliest independent game studio in China.

Alex’s many years of entrepreneurial experience have been summarized as the famous blog 《网游创业失败全攻略》- A Complete Summary on Failures of Online Game Startups.
• 2003-2005: Game Director of (NASDAQ: SOHU).
• During the period, Alex Xu participated in the acquisition of, the largest gaming web portal in China. He invested in Pixel Software, operated “Sword Online” as an agent and established the core MMO R&D team (this team successfully developed the “Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils Online”《天龙八部》 and was split for listing as in year 2008, NASDAQ: CYOU).
• 2008-2010: Investment Director of Giant Network (NYSE: GA)
• During the year 2010 to 2015, Alex joined Perfect World (NASDAQ: pwrd) and served as Vice President, SVP, CBO and other positions successively with responsibilities including corporate strategic investment, business expanding, M&A and etc.
• 2015-2017: President of Gaming Business of Qihoo 360.
• June 2017 – Present: CEO of LeYou Technology Holdings (1089.HK)
Mr Percy Yung
Blue Matter Biotechnology Company Limited
Mr Percy Yung has more than 25 years experience in fashion design, international trade, and apparel retailing. He has always been an advocate of material ecology, and is now the curator of Blue Matter Biotechnology Company Limited.

Blue Matter sets out to be a key player in the transition from a fossil-dependent to a bio-based society. By promoting a new biomaterial – Chitosan, we aim to provide a close loop petrochemical free solution to the world’s second most polluted industry – textile and garment.

Blue Matter is a Hong Kong based hub of our affiliations across the globe: our global headquarter in Oregon, USA; our research team in Tišnov, Czech Republic; our material science team in Seoul, Korea; and our production site in Qingdao, China.

Being a prime supplier of the US department of army and US hospitals, our innovative technologies in advanced wound care, hemorrhage control, and wound management have been acknowledged by market for years, most of our products are FDA cleared.

To leverage our proprietary material and technology in medical and health care areas, we introduce our Chitosan based material to the textile and apparel industry and provide a close loop ecological solution to this petrochemical intensive industry.
Ms Winnie Yeung
Assistant General Counsel, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs
As AGC, Yeung has the responsibility of leading the Microsoft Commercial Legal team in Greater China Region. This team provides legal support to consumer, corporate and online business groups in the region, and supports customers’ digital transformation and expansion to regional and global markets. Yeung has extensive experience in the IT and media/entertainment industries. Before joining Microsoft, she was in private practice in Hong Kong, specializing in IT licensing, intellectual property rights protection and enforcement. Prior to taking up her current position, she also acted as the regional legal lead for Microsoft’s Xbox team in Asia.

Yeung graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. She is accredited as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales. She also holds an MBA from the University of Toronto.

Yeung served as a member of the Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee under the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data from 2013 - 2019. During the period of 2011 – 2017, she served as a Director of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.
Ir Andrew Young
Associate Director (Innovation)
Sino Group
Ir Andrew Young has over 35 years of executive experience in senior positions, including Director of Partnership Development for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Chief Commercial Officer of Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation.

In his current capacity as Associate Director (Innovation) for Sino Group, he has overall responsibility to explore and identify innovations and technologies for application in the Group and explore investment opportunities in technology ventures.

He has developed closely knitted and professional working relationships with leading and renowned institutions and innovation nodes in Hong Kong and around the world, including Imperial College, University of Oxford, University of Waterloo, Stanford University, etc.

He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institutions of Engineers Australia, an Adjunct Professor with the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and an adviser to Hamlyn Centre of Imperial College London as Chairman of the Translation Advisory Panel. He is a member of Knowledge Transfer Committee and Electronics Engineering Departmental Advisory Committee of the City University of Hong Kong; he serves on Advisory Committee of School of Optometry of PolyU; and member of Advisory Board of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Centre for Entrepreneurship. He also sits on various committee in leading commerce and industry associations and is active within the start-up and VC community.
Ms Vivian Yu
Chief Intellectual Property Examiner
Intellectual Property Department, the Government of the HKSAR
Ms Vivian Yu joined the Intellectual Property Department of the HKSAR Government in 1997 and has participated in different areas of work such as examination of trademark applications, providing support in hearings and post-registration matters, development of IT project, promotion of e-business services, preparatory work for the launch of the Trade Marks Ordinance (Cap. 559), preparation work for the proposed implementation of the international trade mark registration system under the Madrid Protocol in Hong Kong and assisting in activities promoting intellectual property.

Ms Yu is currently holding the post of Acting Chief Intellectual Property Examiner (Strategy) and is mainly responsible for providing assistance in managing networking activities with the Mainland authorities/organisations.
Ms Cherry Zhang
General Manager
Guangdong Zhongce Intellectual Property Research Institute
Zhang Chi, as General Manager of Guangdong ZhongCe Intellectual Property Research Institute (GZIPRI), is a leader in patent information matters in China. She is the first batch of Guangdong’s Intellectual Property Expert Advisory Committee member, a March 8 Red Flag Bearer (an accolade bestowed on distinguished females in China) and Chairman of Guangzhou AoKai Information Consultation Co., Ltd, which is one of the co-sponsoring entities of GZIPRI.

Ms Zhang has led her team in co-operating successively with ProQuest(a subsidiary of the US Cambridge Information Group) and Worldwide Intellectual Property Service (WIPS) of South Korea. In doing so, she was the first in China to bring in advanced international patent information retrieval and analytic tools. While maintaining a globalised vision, she has led GZIPRI in developing independently patented information products related to intellectual property (IP). She has deep understanding in patent information analysis, international data bank resources, patent information technology and practices in corporate IP management.

Ms Zhang’s corporate clients include China Petrochemical Corporation, China National Petroleum Corporation, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Yili Industrial Group, China Southern Power Grid Company Limited, China South Industries Group, China North Industries Group, Midea Group and Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. In the tertiary education field, her clients include Tsinghua University, the National Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Sun Yat-sen University. National IP Administration, Guangdong IP Administration, Shanghai IP Administration, Tianjin IP Administration and Tianjin IP Service Centre are the institutions and government bodies that have sought her services. To this wide array of clients, she has provided professional training, advisory and information related services. She is also serving as an IP consultant for a number of institutions.

With Ms Zhang’s leadership,together with GZIPRI’s first-class capabilities and professional team, GZIPRI is poised to become a top-notch think tank in China, engaging in IP policy studies and strategic development as well as in international exchanges, training and management involving IP.
Ms Ally Zhuang
Deputy General Manager and Chief Legal Officer
Guangzhou Shiyuan Electronic Technology Company Limited
Ally Zhuang (Zhuang Zhe) is Deputy General Manager and Chief Legal Officer of Guangzhou Shiyuan Electronic Technology Company Limited (Shiyuan). Shiyuan is a publicly listed high-tech company that has produced a range of successful products from LCD main boards, Intelligent Interactive Panel, Medical devices and related Intelligent hardware. As the head of Shiyuan’s legal and intellectual property (IP) teams, Ms Zhuang is responsible for the setting up of internal control procedures and compliance systems required of a listed company. She is also in charge of investment, financing, mergers and acquisition as well as corporate IP management. After studying and practising law, IP and investment/financing for years, she gained insightful perspectives towards the use of IP tools in the areas of corporate investment and financing. She has contributed significantly to Shiyuan’s corporate IP management, making Shiyuan the first Guangzhou enterprise to file more than 1,000 patent applications in one year, ranked first among Guangzhou enterprises successively in 2016 and 2017 in terms of the number of patents filed and is acclaimed as the “National IP Model Enterprise”.

Before joining Shiyuan, Ms Zhuang has worked in the Guangdong Alpha Group and Beijing GaoPeng Tuan Technology Ltd, in charge of legal and IP affairs and is licenced to practise law in China.

Ms Zhuang graduated from the Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and holds an LLB degree, a BEcon degree and Master of Economic Law degree. She has authored and co-authored two professional works—The Study of Legal Economics (《法經濟學研究》) and The Nurturing and Assessment of High-value Patents (《高價值專利培育與評估》)—in addition to publishing papers in core journals frequently.