IP Bridge members participated in IPBC Asia 2019
IP Bridge, Inc. (“IP Bridge”) served as one of the sponsors for IPB Asia 2019 held in Tokyo from October 28 to October 30, 2019, along with the other host sponsors such as Panasonic Corporation and Nomura group. This is the 9th time to hold IPBC Asia since 2013. Scale of this event is getting larger year by year and this year, more than 500 intellectual property experts joined from all over the world, and more than 60 top-level speakers made a speech. IPB Asia 2019 became one of the biggest events in the intellectual property business.
Minoru Fujiki (CEO and COO) and Satoshi Konno (Director, Innovation) from IP Bridge joined the panel discussion. At the panel discussion on “the new phase of deal making”, Fujiki stated his opinion on recent industry dynamics and policy change and how revolutionary technology effects the intellectual property deal. Fujiki spoke about lessons learned from negotiation as a patent holder and importance of dialogue with the relevant parties, and especially, he pointed out that the negotiation at the early stage would mitigate potential problems in the future and it was important for successful business. Many other speakers agreed to his opinion and IP Bridge could share its consciousness about the open innovation with other participants in this panel discussion.
Konno introduced specific cases how to utilize the intellectual property, especially, the one which would be the key to create open innovation in the midst of the dynamic economic activities in ASEAN and the East Asia which becomes hot-spot of high-level manufacturing technology and R&D activities.
The new phase of deal making
Gilbert Wu, MiiCs & Partners, Executive Vice President
1) Kenichi Nagasawa, Canon Inc., Head of Corporate IP and Legal HQ, Managing Executive Officer
2) Kurt Brasch, Uber Technologies, Inc., Head of patent transactions
3) Judy Yee, Microsoft Corporation, Assistant General Counsel
4) Minoru Fujiki, IP Bridge, Inc., CEO and COO
5) Stefan Tamme, Rambus, Inc, Vice President of IP Strategy & Licensing
How to succeed in the growing market in the Asia
Munish Sudan, Tata Steel Limited, Innovation & IP Management
1) Craig Burnett, Dolby Laboratories, Inc, Director of Patent Licensing
2) Satoshi Konno, IP Bridge, Inc., Director, Innovation
3) R Lakshminarayanan, Samsung R&D Institute India Bangalore, Director, IP and Innovation Management
4) Sin Yoshida, Dow Toray Co., Ltd., Intellectual capital manager
【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.