LES Thailand Annual Conference 2015

“Strategies for Global IP Management and Licensing”

Date and Time: 19th – 20th November 2015 at 08.30-17.00

Place: Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Bangkok Thailand


  • Mrs. Audrey Yap
    Managing Partner Yusarn Audrey
  • Dr. Wiliaporn Chetananchan
    Diretcor of Corperate Technology Office of SCG
  • Mrs. Radeemada Mungkarndee
    Manager-IP Management and Commercialization PTT Global Chemical PCL
  • Dr. Rutjawate Taharnkleaw
    Assistant VP R&D Center Betagro Group
  • Mr. Jeong Joong Kim
    Executive VP Worldwide Intellectual Property Service (WIPS)
  • Mr. Jason Kim Leng Loh
    Head of IP Group (ASEAN Region) Panasonic R&D Centre
  • Dr. Allen Yeo
    Chairman and Advisor Patnova Pte. Ltd.
  • Prof. Dr. Sansanee Chaiyaroj
    VP for Research and International Relations Mahidol University
  • Mrs. Thininut Srichan
    Consultant Technology Licensing Office National Science and Technology Development Agency
  • Duangjai Asawachintachit
    Deputy Secretary General Board of Investment (BOI)
  • Dr. Janekrishna Kanatharana
    VP, NSTDA and Director, Thailand Science Park
  • Mr. Saravut Krailadsiri
    Associate Hunton&William LLP
  • Mr. Teerin Charoenpot
    IP Specialist U.S.Patent and Trademark
  • Office Asst. Prof. Akkharawit Kanjana
    Opas-Director of Prince Songkla University of Science Park
  • Mrs. Sirapracha
    Consultant Tilleke&Gibbins International
  • Mr. Jirawat Poomsrikaew
    Government Affairs Manager for Southeast Asia Dupont
  • Mr. Freddy Wee
    ASEAN Security Consulting Lead Accentre

  • Mr. Somkiat Chinthammit
    Chief Executive Officer Wealth Management System Limited
  • Mrs. Michelle Ray-Jones
    Consultant of Tilleke&Gibbins International
  • Mr. Niti Nerngchamnon
    AVP Retail Business Development Modernform Group PCL
  • Mr.Gary C.Ma
    Partner of Finnegan
  • Mr. Chiew Yu Sarn
    Founding Partner Yusarn Audrey
  • Mr. Steven Yap
    Manager-IP Licensing &Training Centre for Technology Innovation&Commercialization Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Mr. Guy L.Proulx
    Chairman&CEO Transpacific IP
  • Mr. Jessica Park
    Legal Office, IP Disputes Management Section WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
  • Dr. Utz Kador
    Partner Kador&Partner
  • Mr. David A. Wyatt
    Executive Director and Head of Patent&Industrial Design Department Henry Goh
  • Mr. James Welsh Kinnaird
    Senior Associate Marks&Clerk Singapore LLP
  • Mr. Yingyong Tanthanapongphan
    IP Manager of SCG
  • Mr. Satoshi Konno
    Director, Strategy&Innovation IP Bridge, Inc.
  • Mr. David Drake
    Country Head of Singapore&Korea Intellectual Venture
  • Mr. Lawrence Bickers
    Head of IP Exploration Coller IP

Program Agenda

Thursday 19th November 2015 (Grand Ballroom 2-3)

08.30 – 09.00 AM Registration
9.00– 10.15 AM Annual Conference Opening Session
• Cultural Performance
• Opening Speech & Past Achievement by LES Thailand President and Vice
• Opening Ceremony (Ribbon-cutting) by the Director General of the Department of
Intellectual Property
• Keynote Speech by Patricia A. O. Bunye, Partner, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefranci, Philippines
10.15 – 10.30 AM Refreshment Break
10.30 – 12.00 AM Panel Discussion: Leveraging IP & Innovation Management for Commercialization –
Sharing From Industries
Moderator: Audrey Yap, Managing Partner – Yusarn Audrey, Singapore
Panelists: Dr. Wilaiporn Chetanachan, Director of Corporate Technology Office, SCG
Radeemada Mungkarndee, Senior Innovation Analyst – IP Management, PTT Global Chemicals PCL
Jeong Joong Kim, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Intellectual Property Service (WIPS), Korea
12.00 – 13.00 PM Lunch at VOILA restaurant
13.00 – 14.30 PM Panel Discussion: Managing IP & Innovation for Commercialization – Sharing
From Academic/Research Institutes
Moderator: Dr. Allen Yeo, Chairman and Advisor, Patnova Pte Ltd.,Singapore
Panelists: Prof. Dr. Sansanee Chaiyaroj, Professor of Microbiology, Mahidol University
Thininut Srichan, Technology Licensing Office, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
14.30 – 14.45 PM Refreshment Break
14.45 – 16.00 PM Panel Discussion: Planning for Better Benefits—Tax Incentives for Innovation and Commercialization
Program Agenda
Duangjai Aswachintachit, Deputy Secretary General, Board of Investment
Dr. Sung Jae Park, Research Fellow of IP Taxation, KEDI, Korea
1 speakers (TBC)
16.00 – 17.30 PM Panel Discussion: Trade Secret Management
Moderator: Teerin Charoenpot, IP Specialist, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Panelists: Dr. Akkharawit Kanchana-opas, Prince of Songkla University Science Park
A representative from Tilleke & Gibbins International (TBC)
18.00 – 20.30 PM Gala Dinner and Special Talk: Important Role of IP and Licensing in Automotive Industries by Ingo A. Brückner, Board of LES Germany

Friday 20th November 2015 (Grand Ballroom 2-3)

08.00 – 08.30 AM Registration
08.30 – 09.30 AM Panel Discussion: Best Practices in IP Licensing – Copyrights/Media and Trademark
Audrey Yap, Managing Partner, Yusarn Audrey, Singapore
Michelle Ray-Jones, Consultant, Tilleke & Gibbins International
9.30 – 10.30 AM Panel Discussion: Best Practices in IP Licensing – Patent, Knowhow & Technology Transfer
Gary C. Ma, Partner – Finnegan, Taiwan
Cheiw Yu Sarn, Founding Partner, Yusarn Audrey, Singapore
Steven Yap, Manager – IP Licensing & Training Centre for Technology Innovation & Commercialization, Nanyang Polytechnic
10.30 – 10.45 AM Refreshment break
10.45 – 12.00 PM Presentation: Tracking the changes – IP & Licensing Laws
Dr. Bernhard Pillep, Partner, Kador & Partner, Germany
Cheng, Helen, Partner – Zhong Lun Law Firm, China
David A Wyatt, Henry Goh, Malaysia
12.00 – 13.30 PM Lunch at VOILA restaurant
13.30 – 15.00 PM Presentation: Getting Ready for Commercialization: Business Technology Model and IP Valuation (TBC)
15.00 – 15.15 PM Refreshment break
15.15 – 16.45 PM Workshop: IP Valuation (TBC)
16.45 – 17.00 PM Closing Remarks by Vice President of LES Thailand