IP Bridge Members participated in the mini-annual conference of Licensing Executive Society JAPAN (“LES Japan”)
Minoru Fujiki (CEO and COO) and Takeo Yoshimura (Director) from IP Bridge, Inc. (“IP Bridge”) participated in the mini-annual conference of LES Japan on October 11, 2019 held in Oiso, Kanagawa, Japan.
Fujiki was one of the panelists for a panel discussion entitled “What is 3W1H for licensing negotiation?” as a member of ICT business working group, and he discussed on issues and challenges about SEP (“standard-essential patent”) license across different industries from the viewpoint of both licensors and licensees. This panel discussion was a great opportunity to share our knowledge as an experienced licensor, and in fact, this panel discussion was very successful to attract the attention of more than half of the participants of this conference.
Yoshimura gave a presentation on “Technology transfer from universities: start-up companies from universities will open the future of Japan. I witnessed how serious Japan is.” In this presentation, Yoshimura explained that the number of university ventures had increased recently and introduced policies of ministries and agencies which triggered this phenomenon. He delivered a speech on how rapid change has achieved through industry-government-collaboration. If you are interested in his presentation, you can find full transcription of his speech at “Intellectual Property, Prism Magazine, August 2019 edition” (Japanese only).
“What is 3W1H for licensing negotiation?”
Ms. Tomoko Noguchi, Nokia Solutions & Networks, Senior Licensing Manager, Working Group Leader
Ms. Serina Matsuda, Attorney at Law, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama, (an ex-member of fair-trade commission, general executive bureau, investigation bureau, litigation official)
Mr. Hiroki Saito, Attorney at Law, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto.
Ms. Tomoko Miyashita, SHOWA DENKO K.K., Intellectual property negotiation manager and planning manager
Minoru Fujiki, IP Bridge, Inc., CEO and COO
Mr. Fumihiko Moriya, Nokia Solutions & Networks, Head of Nokia Technologies Japan
Technology transfer from universities: start-up companies from universities will open the future of Japan. I witnessed how serious Japan is.
Takeo Yoshimura, IP Bridge, Inc., Licensing director
【About IP Bridge】
At IP Bridge, our focus is on promoting technological innovation and cooperation within Japan and around the world. We have worked with investors worldwide, from 26 major global corporations to the Japanese Government, to establish the first and largest fund in Japan (approximately $300M) aimed at global innovation and IP-related investments. Our mission is to discover, activate and leverage high-quality, under-utilized intellectual property assets to the benefit of a variety of IP owners based in and outside of Japan. Our vision is that these activities will stimulate economic development and a healthy growth of industries worldwide.
We actively engage leading technology companies, small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) and universities to build large and high quality portfolios of 3,500 worldwide patents that are growing. These portfolios are in the fields of wireless communications, semiconductors, video codecs, display technologies, automotive technologies, robotics, home appliances, electric devices, healthcare, environment and energy, food technologies, and medical engineering.
Our world class team includes experienced professionals from IP and corporate management of major technology companies, investment funds, financial institutions, and law firms. We have the global experience and relationships to provide comprehensive IP services, including IP-based business incubation, monetization, licensing and financing to generate revenue and fuel innovation and business expansion, syndicated transactions to remove potential IP risks to our clients, and IP consulting services to build IP strategies, maximize IP value, and best position our clients for success.