Ideas to Assets: Connecting Markets through IP

4 - 5 SEPTEMBER 2018 | Level 5, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore

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Platinum Sponsor

Located in the heart of Pearl River Delta Region and Guangzhou City, Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC) is positioned as a model and catalyst for the economic transformation and industrial upgrading of Guangdong. Besides of a state-level bilateral project between China and Singapore, SSGKC is the only state-level IPR Reform pilot zone in China. Out of the total area of 123 sq km, 60 sq km is being developed in phases over the next 20 years. SSGKC will house a population of 610,000 and become a vibrant city for all to “live, work, learn and play”. Aiming to be a key driver for Guangdong’s economic transformation, SSGKC draws talents and high-value industries such as ICT, AI, Bio-pharmaceuticals, New Energy & Materials. With such strong government support, SSGKC offers partners opportunities to ascend greater heights in China. To date, it has successfully attracted nearly 900 international and local investors with the total registered capital of RMB 96 billion.

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As the oldest and one of the largest full-service IP law firms in China, we stick to being one of the leading IP law firms in China depending on our standout performance in both prosecution and contentious practices. It is our experience, energy, forward-thinking and dedication in IP practice that makes us trustworthy.

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EverEdge is a global intangible assets specialist. We assist senior management, boards & investors to identify, value, manage and monetise intangible assets.

Our practice is multi-disciplinary, integrated and spans patents, content, data, code, brands, domain names and trade secrets. Our focus is on intellectual property as a strategic business asset rather than a pure legal right.

We employ some of the world’s top intellectual property strategists globally. Serving clients in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, we are a true multi-national firm. We do not file patents or trademarks for our clients, to provide clients with a trustworthy, independent, strategic perspective on their intangible assets, opportunities and risks.

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Fraunhofer Singapore is a cutting-edge applied research centre that leverages interactive digital media technology to customise user-centred data visualisation solutions to tackle real-world problems. As the first Asian subsidiary of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest applied research organisation, Fraunhofer Singapore is the product of a two-decade long partnership between Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Today, Fraunhofer Singapore is proud to bring together the most advanced practices and innovations in science and engineering across Europe and Asia, driving enterprise digitalisation with Visual Computing technologies such as Virtual and Augmented Reality. Inspired by the new and powerful possibilities of Industry 4.0, we also offer solutions in Medical Computing, Visual Analytics, Visual Haptics, Neuroscience Marketing, and Human-Computer Interaction. Always collaborating with client-organisations to solve their unique business challenges, our research in visual applications can also be applied in fields such as Additive Manufacturing and Industrial Cybersecurity, leading to our increasingly strategic partnerships with industry and government.

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Mirandah Law is a Singapore law firm specializing in intellectual property and providing legal counsel in a variety of other service areas.

Our IP practice covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, licensing, franchising, advertising and all other related services. Whatever the query, whatever the scope, we are best-placed to protect IP assets.

Over the years, Mirandah Law has experienced success in some of the most high-profile and precedent-setting intellectual property cases in Singapore. Recently, our victory in the case of Warner-Lambert v Novartis in 2017, concerning patent amendments, was heard before a five-judge panel at the Singapore Court of Appeal (as opposed to the normal panel of 3 – this extended quorum being reserved for cases of specific importance). Additionally, later on in the same year, we were victorious in the case of Novartis v Bristol-Myers Squibb, a case which considered key issues concerning rectification of the Patents Register in Singapore for the first time.

With years of experience in the field, our lawyers provide advice that ensures clients are fully aware of the means at their disposal to optimally exploit their assets. Our searches and competition analysis are instructive as to how market players are pursuing their IPR protection strategies presently - and how these strategies are likely to develop in the near and long-term future. Using this intelligence, we provide informed ways in which our clients can plan to best utilise their intellectual property.

Furthermore, our firm has a long-standing reputation for providing high-quality IP translation services to ensure that our clients are able to secure their IPRs in multiple key markets around the world with the utmost efficiency.

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A technology solution provider of innovation intelligence to Fortune 500 R&D teams, PatSnap provides a suite of intellectual property analysis tools to accelerate research and development. It uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to comb through a global index of IP data and correlate it with financial and market trends to produce analysis and insight.

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Questel offers a full suite of web based services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property with search, analysis and idea- to-asset management capabilities.

Questel provides a comprehensive and unique collection of intellectual property databases for each stage of the innovation lifecycle, which can be analysed, shared and archived in

Questel delivers consulting and legal services, as well as online and onsite training.

Established in 1978, Questel is present in more than 30 countries with offices in Paris, London, Bonn, Washington, Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Shanghai.

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Marketing Partner

ASIAWIDE FRANCHISE CONSULTANTS PTE LTD (AFC) is one of the most experienced franchise consulting companies in Asia. We have franchise and associated offices in over 45 cities in 32 nations. Over the last 28 years, we have helped more than 750 companies in Asia to develop their franchises to expand locally and worldwide.

With our worldwide network, in-depth knowledge, insight (our consultants have managed franchise companies before joining us) and qualifications – e.g. CFE, CMC and PMC (Senior PMC), we are able to help clients from various industries to develop very strategic and effective franchise packages, conduct incisive franchise audits, to develop a market entry strategic plan into foreign territories and help franchisors find suitable franchisees in various parts of the world. Our parent company Asiawide Trends Pte Ltd is the publisher of the world’s only English-Chinese Asia Franchise & Business Opportunities magazine that is very popular in Asia since 1994. We are the most active consulting company in Asia as we participate in over 30 franchise-related shows in Asia every year. We know franchising.

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Technology Partner

Excite, Engage and Empower your Audience. Micepad is an award-winning digital content and audience engagement App that creates a more engaging and productive experience in conferences and meetings.

The Micepad app allows you to have all your event’s information at your finger tips, such as Event Agenda, Speaker’s Slides, Bio Profiles and crucial must-have information.

The Micepad platform is designed to bring extra brand mileage and provide powerful analytics. Micepad is suitable for meetings of all sizes, from private leadership forums to public conferences. Companies use Micepad as a productivity tool to drive ideation, increase discussion for internal events such as strategy rollouts and employee training. Micepad is also used for external events to educate customers about products and services as well as drive brand engagement.

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