Inaugural Seminar: “ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) A New Market for IP Monetization”

Date and Time: October 13-14, 2014

Place: Chatrium Hotel, Bangkok


  • Mrs.Yvonne Chua
    Solicitor and Notary Public, is currently the Immediate Past President of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)
  • Mr. Akkharawit Kanjana-Opas
    Director of Prince of Songkla University Science Park, Thailand
  • Mr. Alan Adcock
    Partner and deputy director of the Tilleke & Gibbins intellectual property and regulatory affairs groups
  • Dr. Alan Yao
    IP Business Consultant & Advisor Patnova Pte. Ltd.
  • Audrey Yap Su Ming
    Advocates and Solicitors, Registered Patent and Trademark Agent
  • Chiew Yu Sarn
    Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Paul Meiklejohn
    A partner and head of the IP Litigation Group in Dorsey & Whitney, LLP’s Seattle office

  • Mr. Piset Chiyasak
    Managing Director of Phonorights (Thailand)
  • Ms. Sumonwan Sungchuay
    Director Technology licensing office Technology Management Center of NSTDA
  • Desarack Teso
    Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs of Microsoft Thailand
  • Dr. Wilaiporn Chetanachan
    Director of Corporate Technology Office, SCG
  • Dr. Gordon McConnachie
    Director and is the chief technology officer of the Asia Pacific IC Centre
  • Ms. Hallen
    IP Management Solutions Manager and Business Development Executive in IBM’s IP and Licensing practice

Program Agenda

Monday 13th October 2014

08.30 – 09.00 AM Registration
9.00– 10.00 AM Grand Opening of Licensing Association (Thailand) (LAT)

  • Cultural Performance
  • Introduction to LAT & Opening Speech by LAT President
    Wilaiporn Chetanachan, Corporate Technology Office-Director – SCG
  • Keynote Speech
    (TBA) Honorable Speaker
    Arnaud Michel, President of LESI
    Yvonne Chua, Immediate Past President of LESI
10.00 – 10.15 AM Coffee break
10.15 – 11.00 AM R&D and Licensing Momentum in Thailand
Dr. Kittipong Promwong, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office, Thailand (STI)
11.00 – 12.00 PM IP Management for Technology-Centric Enterprises in Asia
Ichiro Nakatomi, President and CEO – NanoCarrier
12.00 – 13.15 PM Lunch
13:15– 14.00 PM (TBA) Honorable Speaker
14.00 – 15.30 PM Panel Discussion: Sharing Successful Licensing Stories from Industries
Moderator: Audrey Yap, Partner – Yusarn Audrey, Singapore
Panel: Dr. Wilaiporn Chetanachan, Corporate Technology Office-Director – SCG
Claudine Simson, Director & Business Development Executive, Research and IP, Worldwide Growth Markets – IBM Corporation
Hiroshi Ito, Intellectual Property Division – Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
15.30 – 15.45  PM Coffee break
15.00 – 16.30 PM Panel Discussion: Sharing Successful Licensing Stories from Public Sectors
Moderator: Dr. Akkharawit Kanchana-opas, Prince of Songkla University Science Park
Panel: Asst. Prof. Dr. Duanghathai Pentrakoon, Former Director General of Chulalongkorn University Intellectual Property Institute
Sumonwan Sungchuay, Director of Technology Licensing Office – National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
18.30 – 20.30 PM Gala dinner / Special talk
Claudine Simson, Director & Business Development Executive, Research and IP, Worldwide Growth Markets – IBM Corporation

Tuesday 14th October 2014

08.00 – 09.00 AM Registration
09.00 – 10.30  AM Recent Developments on  IP Licensing Laws in AEC
Moderator: Chiew Yu Sarn, Partner – Yusarn Audrey
Panel: Patricia A. O. Bunye, Partner, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefranci, Philippines
Alan Adcock, Partner and Deputy Director-IP, Tilleke & Gibbins
Joyce A. Tan, Partner – Joyce A. Tan and Partners
10.30 – 10.45 AM Coffee break
10.45 – 12.15 PM Track 1:  Technology and Business
Panel Discussion: R&D Strategy and Patent Intelligence
Moderator: Yingyong Tanthanapongphan, IP Management Manager – SCG
Dr. Suracha Udomsak, R&D Director – SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Dr. Allen Yeo, Senior Director – WIPS Co., Ltd.Track 2: Regulatory Impingements of IP Rights
Panel Discussion: Regulatory Effect to Commercialized IP
Moderator: Alan Adcock, Partner and Deputy Director-IP – Tilleke & Gibbins
Panel: Kathleen S. Ryan, Ollila Law Group LLC, other panelist (TBA)
12.15 – 13.30 PM Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 PM Track 1:  Technology and Business
Panel Discussion: Patent Strategies for Licensing
Moderator: Dr. Gordon McConnachie
Jeong-Joon Kim, Vice President – Rovi Corp., Paul Meiklejohn, Partner – Dorsey and Whitney, USA, Gianfranco Matteucci, Partner-Marks&Clerk, SingaporeTrack 2: Copyright and Business
Panel Discussion: Software and Copyright Licensing
Moderator: Yvonne Chua, Immediate Past President of LESI and Senior Partner – Wilkinson and Grist (Tentative)
Panel: Piset Chiyasak, General Director – Thai Entertainment Content Trade Association (TECA), Microsoft Thailand (TBA)
15.00 – 15.15 PM Coffee break
15.15 – 16.30 PM IP Due Diligences & Valuation
IP Portfolio Investigation – The First Step to Valuation
Dr. Sze Tiam Lin, Director – Intellectual Property Intermediary Singapore
16.30 – 16.45 PM Closing remarks by Vice President of LAT

Wednesday-Thursday of October 15-16, 2014

Additional Program

David Wanetick, Patnova
A special accredited patent valuation course will be conducted as an executive program for all participants (special rate). All participants will be awarded the Certificated Patent Valuation Analyst “CPVA” designation upon completion of this course. CPVA is a unique designation offered by The Business Development Academy (BDA). The Business Development Academy is an internally acclaimed establishment of higher education. CPVA qualified members include Panasonic, Microsoft, HP, Tata Motors, Pfizer, Finnegan etc.