2020 Programme | Business of IP Asia Forum 2020

3 Dec (Day 1)
4 Dec (Day 2)
IP Training
InspoTalk
IP Training
1 December 2020 (Tuesday)
IP Training Programme
14:00 – 15:30
GMT +8

This course introduces the basic knowledge of various intellectual properties, enabling participants to understand the rights of IP owners and users, thereby enhancing their capability of protecting and managing IP rights within the enterprise.

IP Training Programme - IP 101 IP Basics
Lecture I - IP Rights in Business and Understanding Trademarks

logo(Co-organised with the Intellectual Property Department, The Government of the HKSAR)

*Extra admission fee is required for this session. Please visit HERE for more information.

Speaker

  • Ms Patsy Lau
    Council member, the Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners
15:45 – 17:15
GMT +8

IP Training Programme - IP 101 IP Basics
Lecture II - Importance of Copyright and Designs in Digital Age

logo(Co-organised with the Intellectual Property Department, The Government of the HKSAR)

*Extra admission fee is required for this session. Please visit HERE for more information.

Speaker

  • Mr Anthony Tong
    Ex-Deputy Chairman of Copyright Tribunal of the Hong Kong Government
2 December 2020 (Wednesday)
14:00 – 15:30
GMT +8

IP Training Programme - IP 101 IP Basics
Lecture III - How Patent Protects Your Invention

logo(Co-organised with the Intellectual Property Department, The Government of the HKSAR)

*Extra admission fee is required for this session. Please visit HERE for more information.

Speaker

  • Dr Jacqueline Lui
    President, Hong Kong Institute of Patent Practitioners
15:45 – 17:15
GMT +8

IP Training Programme - IP 101 IP Basics
Lecture IV - Basic Concepts of IP Trading

logo(Co-organised with the Intellectual Property Department, The Government of the HKSAR)

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Speaker

  • Ms Anita Leung
    Solicitor and Council Member of Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter
InspoTalk
2 December 2020 (Wednesday)
11:00 – 12:00
GMT +8

Working with Social Media Influencers: IP Dos and Don'ts

Speaker

  • Ms Annie Tsoi
    First Deputy Secretary General, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
12:00 – 13:00
GMT +8

Invest for value: IP protection for tech start-ups

Speaker

  • Mr Ricardo Lee
    Principal Legal Advisor, Ricardo Lee & Associates Law Office
14:00 – 15:00
GMT +8

IP Strategies for Entering the International Market

Speaker

  • Ms Ping Liu
    International Partner, Deloitte Legal-Qin Li Law Firm
15:00 – 16:00
GMT +8

New amendments to the China Patent Law

Speaker

  • Mr Chuanhong Long
    Vice President, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office
16:00 – 17:00
GMT +8

Challenges and opportunities brought by COVID-19 to the legal and IP fields

Speaker

  • Ms Winnie Tam, SBS, SC, JP
    Des Voeux Chambers
3 Dec (Day 1)
3 Dec(Day 1)
Opening Session
10:00 – 10:20
GMT +8

Welcome Remarks

  • Ms Margaret Fong
    Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Opening Remarks

  • The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS
    The Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
  • Dr Shen Changyu
    Commissioner, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
  • Mr Daren Tang
    Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization
Keynote Session
10:20 – 11:20
GMT +8

Open Innovation: Driving Collaboration in Times of Change

Collaboration are essential amidst this challenging time where many businesses must make significant changes to survive. This keynote session will look at how open innovation drives collaboration at this momentous juncture. Mr Yancey Strickler will share his journey of creating Kickstarter, the global crowdfunding platform, bringing innovators together and create values through innovation and partnership. Project creators of Kickstarter will also join the panel to share their experience of utilising the platform to bring their creative ideas to life via the power of collaboration.

Speaker

Followed by Panel Discussion

Panel Chair

  • Ms Relena Sei
    CEO, Jumpstart Media Limited

Panelist

Breakout Session
11:30 – 12:45
GMT +8

Latest Development of the Greater Bay Area - International Intellectual Property Trading Hub

(Co-organised with Guangdong Administration for Market Regulation (Guangdong Intellectual Property Administration) and Guangzhou Development District Intellectual Property Association)

As an innovation and technology engine, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area) is a depot of innovative ideas and inventions where a lot of international property (IP) trading is involved. In its role as an important IP trading hub, its latest planning and development are drawing much attention. In this symposium, we will join hands with Guangdong Administration for Market Regulation (Guangdong Intellectual Property Administration) and Guangzhou Development District Intellectual Property Association in exploring the latest IP development in the Greater Bay Area, and will share development opportunities with stakeholders in the region.

Moderator

  • Mr Lai Hongchuan
    Secretary-General, Guangzhou Development District Intellectual Property Association

Speakers

  • Mr Hua Zhong
    Senior Vice President of Engineering, WeRide
  • Mr Hong Zerong
    Chairman, Guangzhou IP Exchange
  • Mr Yi Zai Cheng
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Macau University of Science and Technology
  • Dr Ray K Huang
    Head of Asia Offices and Principal Engineer, Exponent Science and Technology Consulting
  • Mr Wang Yangbin
    CEO, Vobile Group Limited
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
IP Legal Tips & Business Best Practices
14:00 – 15:00
GMT +8

Does IP Hamper or Enhance Collaborative Innovation? - Part I

(Co-organised with the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Bar Association and the Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter)

These days, to survive, compete and excel, companies not only have to innovate, but also share, license or trade their IP with collaborators and even competitors. Many have cited IP as the most critical risk in collaborative innovation projects. As a negative right by nature to exclude others, is IP adaptive to facilitate and enhance collaborations? In these two sessions, speakers will discuss the IP issues pertaining to collaborative innovations from the legal and practical perspectives.

Moderator

  • Mr Steven Birt
    Member, the Intellectual Property Committee, The Law Society of Hong Kong

Speakers

  • Mr Kenny Wong
    Chairman, the IP Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Dr Yahong Li
    Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong and Global Network Council Representative of Creative Commons
  • Ms Stephanie Wong
    Member, the Committee on Intellectual Property Law, The Hong Kong Bar Association
15:15 – 16:15
GMT +8

Does IP Hamper or Enhance Collaborative Innovation? - Part II

(Co-organised with the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Bar Association and the Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter)

Moderator

  • Mr Michael Lin
    Council Member, Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter

Speakers

  • Ms Sophia Chan
    Partner, Hong Kong Tax Services, PwC Hong Kong
  • Ms Mimi Rankin
    Associate General Counsel of the Beijing Innovation Center, Procter & Gamble
  • Ir Dr Alfred Tan
    Head of Knowledge Transfer Office, Hong Kong Baptist University
IP for Entrepreneurs & Start-ups
14:00 – 15:00
GMT +8

IPHatch Hong Kong: Supercharging Innovation for Impact

(Co-organised with Piece Future)

Opening Remarks

  • Mr Jason Loh
    Founder & CEO, Piece Future

Panel Discussion I:

Moderator

  • Mr Christopher J. Siebens
    Senior Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Panelists

  • Dr Jari Vaario
    Head of Asia Patent Transactions & External Alliances, Nokia Technologies
  • Mr Yoshinori Nakagawa
    Chief Intellectual Property Specialist, Panasonic Corporation
  • Mr Tony Chen
    Business Development Director, Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform

Panel Discussion II:

Moderator

  • Mr Pan Wong
    Board of Governors & Co-founder (GBA) Hong Kong Chapter, International IP Commercialization Council

Panelists

  • Mr Aldous Ng
    Co-founder and CEO, CU Coding Limited
  • Mr Junho Cho
    Chief Technology Officer, EC Bento Hong Kong Limited
  • Mr Charles Lo
    Founder & Director, MAE Limited
IP Business Best Practices
15:15 – 16:15
GMT +8

Strategy on IP Protection and Portfolio Management during the Pandemic

(Co-organised with the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property – AIPPI)

Moderator

  • Ms Annie Tsoi
    First Deputy Secretary General, AIPPI

Speakers

  • Mr Mayank Vaid
    Intellectual Property Director – Asia Pacific & China (Civil), Louis Vuitton Hong Kong
  • Mr Nelson Wong
    Head of Legal, Lam Soon Hong Kong Group
Plenary Session
16:30 – 17:30
GMT +8

Creating IP Values through Collaboration

Open Innovation pioneers new pathways of value creation and unleashes the promising potential of IP. As companies faces increasingly fierce global competition, establishing new ways of collaboration between nations, industries or individuals has become a vital business strategy. In this session, multinational IP leaders will share different collaboration models and discuss how they can further create new values across industries.

Panel Chair

Speakers

  • Mr John Mulgrew
    VP, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Lenovo
  • Mr Beat Weibel
    Chief IP Counsel and Group Senior Vice President, Siemens AG
4 Dec (Day 2)
4 Dec (Day 2)
Global Tech Summit
10:00 – 10:50
GMT +8

The Power of Disruptions

Breakthrough technologies abound and transform every aspect of people's lives. The coronavirus crisis has caused extensive disruptions to the world and yet becomes an extraordinary catalyst for the next technology disruption. Medical and healthcare are set for revolutions at an unprecedented pace and heights. The Summit will bring together tech leaders, pioneers and scientists to share some imminent disruptive technologies that are going to reshape economies and redefine industries.

Part I - Fireside Chat: Disruption is the New Normal

Host

  • Mr Manav Gupta
    Founder & CEO, Brinc

Speakers

  • Prof Li Zexiang
    Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
11:00 – 11:50
GMT +8

Part II – Hong Kong Rising Stars

Panel Chair

  • Mr Kevin Brisebois
    Director, Corporate Innovation and Partnership (Greater Bay Area), Brinc

Speakers

  • Mr Aldous Ng
    Co-founder and CEO, CU Coding Limited
  • Prof Yongping Zheng
    Co-founder and Technical Advisor, Telefield Medical Imaging Limited
  • Mr Dennis Cheung
    Associate Director, Teksbotics (Hong Kong) Limited
12:00 – 13:00
GMT +8

Part III - Healthcare Disruptions Amidst Global Pandemics

Speakers

  • Prof Gary Chan
    Professor, Department of the Computer Science and Engineering and Chair, Committee on Entrepreneurship Education Program, Center for Education Innovation, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
IP Legal Tips
14:15 – 16:30
GMT +8

Hong Kong’s unique role in IP creation, protection and enforcement as well as dispute resolution in GBA and beyond

(Co-organised with Department of Justice, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)

With the rise of IP creation in Asia and China surpassing US as the biggest user of the WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) System, Asia has become the new front for IP protection and as a matter of course, a battleground of IP disputes. The Belt and Road Initiative and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) development will create wide-ranging opportunities for all companies that work with Hong Kong in IP trading and business investment. IP disputes can also be complex, involving technical matters and multiple jurisdictions. The COVID-19 outbreak calls for innovative approach on dispute resolution. Innovative options and advances in technology offer flexibility for parties to control over the dispute resolution process to better meet their expectation.

The session will explore how Hong Kong will capitalize on its geographical, institutional and expertise advantages in creating a solid foundation for IP businesses in GBA and beyond to pursue outbound opportunities, as well as innovative dispute resolution such as online dispute resolution.

Welcome Remarks

  • The Hon Ms Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, GBS, SC, JP
    Secretary for Justice, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Introduction by the Panel Moderator

  • Mr Andrew Liao GBS, SBS, SC, JP
    Chairman of University Council, Council of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Presentation by the Speakers

Topic: Intellectual Property Creation and Protection in GBA and Beyond

  • Ms Charmaine Koo
    Partner, Co-head of Intellectual Property Department, Messrs. Deacons
    Chairman of Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter

Topic: Arbitration in Intellectual Property

  • Ms Winnie Tam, SBS, SC, JP
    Chairman, Communications Authority
    Chairman, Committee on Intellectual Property Hong Kong Bar Association

Topic: Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Intellectual Property Rights

  • Dr Thomas So
    Chair, eBRAM Centre

Q&A

Closing Remarks by Panel Moderator

IP Market & Industry Insights
14:00 – 15:00
GMT +8

IP Strategies In The Age of Digital Ambassadors

(Co-organised with China Daily)

Virtual platform has become a key communication tool to connect people amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and it has impelled tremendous interest in virtual idols. Particularly, they are popular among the Generation Zero in mainland China as technology makes real time interactions with virtual idols possible and fulfills the needs of social interaction under the new normal. According to reports, live-streaming revenue in China will hit $4.4 billion by end of 2020 while the subculture market value will reach 210 billion yuan by 2022. Will virtual idols be the next big hosts of IP industry? How virtual idols integrate with different medium to maximize the IP values?

Moderator

  • Ms Li Yao
    News Editor, China Daily Hong Kong

Speakers

  • Mr Kevin Lee
    Founder & CEO, Redspots Creative(HK) Company Limited
  • Mr Leon Gao
    President and Founder, EntGroup
  • Ms Yang Xiaoxuan
    Vice President, iQIYI
15:15 – 16:15
GMT +8

The Invincible Bond of Technology and Client Collaboration

(Co-organised with Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited)

The session will explore the essential role of collaboration for technological advancement and bringing exceptional values of partnership. As the world looks to recover from the global pandemic, working together will prove vital and essential to success. Bridging collaboration for stakeholders in the technology ecosystem becomes more critical than ever. Panelists in this session will share insights on how collaboration has helped to solve industry pain points and create new business opportunities.

Panel Chair

  • Dr Martin Szeto
    Chief Operating Officer, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited

Panelists

  • Mr Victor Wong
    Chief Executive Officer, Bridge AI
  • Mr Andy Ho
    Managing Director, Nexplore HK
  • Mr Albert Lo
    Chief Architect, Nova Credit Limited
  • Mr Daniel Au
    Chief Executive Officer, Tectonic Technology Innovation Company Limited