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Monday, May 16, 2016




Conference Program



08:00 - 18:00




Conference Hall Foyer

08:00 - 09:00




Conference Hall Foyer

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome Remarks   
Jim Sobieraj, LESI President
Yong Li, LES China President



Conference Hall A & B

09:15 - 10:00

Keynote Speech:
China’s Judicial Reforms Are Creating Opportunities for Tech Transfer and Licensing in China

Xia Luo, Judge of the Supreme People’s Court of China

Hao Ma, President, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office


Conference Hall A & B


10:00 - 10:30


Networking Coffee/Tea Break



Conference Hall Foyer

10:30 - 12:00


Mini -Plenary Session 1: 

Creating Global Businesses with the Internet –

Success Stories and Future Opportunities for New Products and Services in Every Industry

Advances in Internet and communications technology are removing world boundaries and providing an increasingly connected ecosystem of people, product, process and place.  Every business is becoming empowered with immediate reliable information to make smart decisions in developing and improving products and services.  The ability to analyze patterns of use in similar conditions and use location-specific intelligence is simplifying management processes and increasing efficiency.  New global businesses are arising not only in communications, but in many other fields, such as transportation, product sales, accommodations, and healthcare.  Panel members will discuss recent success stories and potential opportunities, key challenges such as cyber-security and information reliability, and evolving issues in protecting and transferring technology.



Kevin Luo, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft
Santosh Mohanty, VP, Head of IP and Product Engineering, Tata Consultancy Services 

Hainan (Logan) Xie, VP, LeEco Group


Fiona Nicholson, Partner, Bristows LLP



Conference Hall A & B

Mini -Plenary Session 2:
Lessons Learned for Licensing in Life Science

The healthcare sector continues to grow but there are a number of issues that challenge the sector. This session will look at how the pharmaceutical industry is dealing with such challenges in its deal making and look at trends of licensing, M&A, strategic alliances and diversification. The speakers will share their deal making experiences and the changes they have witnessed, as well as the innovative strategies they have adopted for successful deal making.


Pamela Demain, Executive Director, Business Development and Licensing, Merck

Dr. David Shen, General Counsel, AstraZeneca (China)

Jun (Alvin) Deng, Head of IP, Novozymes (China) Investment Co. Ltd.

Hayley French, Commercial Director and General Counsel, Apitope International NV



Conference Hall C

12:00 - 14:00


(Featuring reserved tables for High Tech Committee,   

Life Science Committee, and YMC)



Grand Ballroom

14:00 - 15:30

Workshop Sessions W1-W6




W1  Importance of IP and Innovation for the Emerging Nations’ Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

The workshop will cover topics related to strategy, policy and case studies on:
a.    IP-based entrepreneurship;
b.    Entrepreneurship supported or incubated by larger companies, or organizations;
c.    IP and entrepreneurship for developing or emerging nations; and
d.    Lessons to learning from developed nations, academies perspectives.


Dr. Rush Khan, Head, Intellectual Property and Innovation, Aramco Entrepreneurship

Dr. Tanja Sovic-Gasser, Deputy Head of the Research and Transfer Support Office, Vienna University of Technology


Denis Croze, Director, WIPO Singapore Office

Dr. Johannes Homa, CEO and Co-Founder, Lithoz GmbH

Audrey Yap, Managing Partner, Yusarn Audrey

Elizabeth Chien-Hale, Counsel, Brinks Gilson & Lione

Mark Horsburgh, Principal and Chairman, Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans
Héctor E. Chagoya C., Partner, Becerril, Coca & Becerril, S.C.


Function Room 4A & B

W2  A FRANDly World

The workshop is combining a global, a US and a European perspective on SEPs and FRAND. It will highlight, the prerequisites for fulfilling requirements resulting from FRAND declarations and antitrust law, both from a patent owner's and a defendant's perspective. It will also address open questions and likely future developments.


Klaus Haft, Rechtsanwalt & Diplom-Physiker, Hoyng Rokh Monegier


Simon Schuster, Head of IP Department, Audi China
Lizhu (Richard) Zheng, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Gabriele Mohsler, Vice President, Patent Development, Ericsson



Function Room 2

W3  Recent Licensing Trends in BRIC Countries

BRIC countries have been one of the important groups in contributing to the world economy.  This workshop provides information and insights on recent licensing trends in BRIC countries.  The speakers are experienced licensing professionals from BRIC countries, who will share with the audience based on their practical and diverse experiences.


Allen Tao, Partner, Liu Shen & Associates

Sergey Medvedev, Senior Associate, Gorodissky
Bo Teng, Deputy General Manager, Techina Intellectual Property Financial Services Group

Candida  Caffé, Partner, Head of IP Transactions,  Dannemann Siemsen

Tarun Gandhi, Partner, Chadha & Chardha


Function room 3A

W4  A Patent Expert System based on e-Knowledge

The workshop is dedicated to explain the perspective of an e-Knowledge based expert system of cutting edge technology called "Innovation Expert System, IES".


Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert 


Prof. Dr. Sigram Schindler, CEO of TELES Patent Rights International GmbH, Professor Emeritus, Technical University Berlin

Prof. Dr. Bernd Wegner, Professor Emeritus, Technical University Berlin
Dörte Schönberg, TELES Patent Rights International GmbH



Function room 3B

W5  Mock Licensing Negotiation

Aim of the Mock is to illustrate the main aspects of a negotiation process through the simulation of a license agreement. The speakers will analyze the acquisition of a patent license in the high tech industry, focusing on the key contract terms. They will present a fictitious case highlighting the difficulties which could arise in a licensing negotiation and they will provide the main guidelines on how to conduct a successful negotiation.



Mario Traverso, Principal, Traverso Law Firm


Corporate Representatives:

Joo Sup Kim, Vice President, IP, LG Electronics

Luc Savage, VP Strategy & Dedicated Support, Orange


IP Consultants:

Roberto Dini, Founder, Metroconsult

Klaus Göken, European Patent Attorney, Eisenführ Speiser  


IP Lawyers:

John Paul, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP

Jennifer Pierce, Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys



Funtion room 5

W6  Geotargeting and Geoblocking

The internet provides the technology to make content of any kind available for download anywhere in the world. In contrast, intellectual property rights are limited to a specific territory. This formerly harboured the risk that a prohibition based on an intellectual property right handed down by a national court, which for example prohibits the use of a certain trademark on a website, could (despite its scope being formally limited to a specific territory) de facto result in the owner of the website ultimately being prevented from using the sign on the internet worldwide. Today, geotargeting provides an effective remedy for this dilemma by enabling website owners to differentiate their web appearance/trademark use territorially. Geoblocking is an effective tool for preventing access to websites with content that infringes IP rights (such as copyrights). The object of the workshop is to discuss the impact of these new technologies on conflicts concerning IP rights, but also its uses in other areas: for example, geotargeting is increasingly the subject of licensing agreements (for instance regarding streaming of sports events for a limited territory on the internet). There will also be a discussion on how key players on the internet (e.g. Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple, PayPal) employ geotargeting to effectively target different audiences.



Johan Du Preez, Adams and Adams


Dr. Stefan Völker, Partner, Gleiss Lutz
Xiaoyan Zhang, Counsel, Mayer Brown JSM



Function room 6A

15:30 - 16:00

Networking Coffee/Tea Break



Arcade Event Center

16:00 - 17:30

Workshop Sessions W7-W12





W7 Striving Cross-Border and Cross-Sector Collaborations  China’s new 13th five year plans place innovation as one of the top goals to achieve. Tremendous amount of innovations generated from academia and were transferred to the industry. The panelists will talk about their experiences dealing with collaborations between government and industry as well as the cross-border tech transfers especially between US and China.

Dr. Lin Sun-Hoffman, Partner, Liu, Zheng, Chen & Hoffman, LLP


Katharine Ku, Director of Office of Technology Transfer, Stanford University

Dr. Guoliang Yu, Chairman of the Board, Crown Biosciences Inc.
Andy Sun, Visiting Professor, School of Law, Beijing University



Function Room 4A & B


W8  Latest Case Decisions Affecting Patent Licensing
Global IP practitioners need to know what is happening in major market segments for protecting and enforcing their IP rights for their own or their clients’ business activities in view of the most recent case decisions which may affect the patent related-transactions including licensing. They may need to change their IP strategy for better accommodation of such legal environment for increasing present and future business competitiveness. 
This session provides attendees with information of the latest case decisions in the U.S., Europe and Japan, which may affect patent licensing from the perspective of the U.S., Europe and Japan, and thereby provides attendees with multi-regional perspective of case laws so that they would be able to better accommodate such changes of case laws in the licensing agreement which covers such regions.

Dr. Yorikatsu Hohokabe, CLP, Senior Advisor,
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP

Dr. Niels Hoelder, Partner, Hoffmann Eitle;

Aki Ryuka, President, RYUKA IP Law Firm;
Bob Yoches, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Donner LLP



Function Room 2


W9  U.S. Litigation for Chinese Companies: Strategies for Successful Results

This workshop will provide strategies for how Chinese companies can be successful in U.S. litigation - including litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission.  The workshop will provide insights on how intellectual property litigation in the United States compares and contrasts with intellectual property litigation in China – and other countries.  The workshop also will offer insights on recent experiences, developments and trends in U.S. IP litigation and what impact these may have for Chinese companies.  Among the specific topics the workshop will cover include:  the relation between IP licensing efforts/negotiations and IP litigation; the impact of non-practicing entities (NPEs) in U.S. IP litigation; whether any recent changes in rules or practice will benefit Chinese companies; how to best manage the demands of U.S. discovery procedures; and, generally, how to manage the high costs of U.S. IP litigation. 


Lyle Vander Schaaf, Partner, Brinks Gilson & Lione

Billie Chen, Chief IP Counsel, Intellectual Property Division, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. 
Xiaodan (Alice) Wang, IP Counsel, DJI


Function Room 3A


W10  Use of Trademarks for Multinational Companies

Speakers representing a Chinese automobile company, a Japanese fastening products and architectural products company, and a prestigious Korean law firm will present their valuable experience on obtaining, transferring, licensing, and enforcing trademarks for multi-national companies. 

Zhongqi Zhou, Deputy Director of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office  


Ling Yi, IP Manager, YKK (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Haifeng Qian, Manager of Legal Department, Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd.
Dongkyun Kim, Partner, YOU ME Patent & Law Firm


Function Room 3B


W11  Mock Mediation of a Patent License Dispute

This workshop will present an informative and entertaining mock mediation of a patent license dispute administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Before the mediation meeting between parties Sum Technology (United States) and Prosperous Air (China), there will be a short pre-sentation on the potential benefits and practical considerations of using mediation to resolve disputes arising in international licensing arrangements.


The session includes the participation of:

Adam Rattray, Head, Information and External

Relations Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (Moderator)

Russell Levine, Partner, Kirkland and Ellis LLP (Mediator)

John Ritter, Director, Office of Technology Licensing, Princeton University (CEO of Sum Technology Inc.)

Pamela Cox, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, LLP (Counsel for Sum Technology Inc.)

Mark Nell, Head of Licensing EMEA, Nagravision SA (CEO of Prosperous Air Ltd.)

Charles Valauskas, Valauskas Corder LLC (Counsel for Prosperous Air Ltd.)



Function Room 5

W12  Offensive vs. Defensive in Pharmaceutical Battlefield in China

Licensing is an efficient approach for not only local companies to obtain cutting edge technologies, but also multinational companies to have local partners. The workshop has three speakers from the pharmaceutical industry who will tell their stories about how to play good ball or hardball during their patent licensing negotiations in China. The moderator is an experienced local licensing arbitrator dealing with hundreds of the licensing disputes in China and will give penetrating observation.

Shaojie Chi, Senior Advisor, NTD Law Firm 


Alex Liu, IP Head, Bayer (China)

Yong Liu, President, Abzymo Biosciences Co., Ltd.
Caihui Li, IP Director, CP Guojian Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.  



Function Room 6A


Cultural Night Reception

(including YMC Reception with LESI President)



Kerry Hotel


Cultural Night Dinner  


Kerry Hotel


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