Past Events Highlights

“IPA Roundtable Series: “Reflections on Copyright – Featuring Professor Paul Goldstein, Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law, Stanford Law School”

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Professor Paul Goldstein, together with Mr Rob Bratby (Managing Partner, Olswang Asia) and Associate Professor David Tan (Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs, NUS Faculty of Law) spoke at a roundtable on Copyright reform on 1 July 2015. This event is part of IP Academy’s series of Thought Leadership activities to bring in renowned IP experts to share with the local community their knowledge and insights on the latest trends and issues in the highly-evolving global IP and economic landscapes.

Professor Goldstein, the United States’ leading intellectual property scholar and globally recognised expert on intellectual property law, shared his insights and views on the new copyright law required in this ever-shifting digital era. Mr Bratby then followed with his thoughts on recent copyright developments from Europe while Associate Professor Tan shared about the future of copyright law in Singapore. This was followed by a very interactive and lively panel discussion, moderated by IP Academy’s senior legal consultant, Mr Mark Lim.

Reported by:
Felix Lim
Manager (Marketing and Projects), IP Academy


“Criminal Enforcement of IP Rights”

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IP Academy assembled a slate of speakers from ATMD Bird & Bird, Commercial Investigations LLP, Microsoft and Nexia TS to share with participants their expertise and experience on criminal IP enforcement on 2 July 2015.  Participants were first treated to an overview of IP enforcement in Asia with a focus on the ASEAN region. Thereafter, the speakers delved into both the legal and procedural aspects of criminal enforcement in Singapore, including a discussion of investigative techniques encompassing computer forensics. The seminar wrapped up with a panel discussion involving all speakers.

Reported by:
Kristin Wu
Senior Executive, IP Academy


“Patent Trolls, Patent Reform and the Future of the Patent System”

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Internationally renowned expert in patent law matters, Professor Mark Lemley, shared his views on “Patent Reform and the future of the Patent System” with an 100-strong audience on 6 July 2015. He spoke in depth about patent trolls, their role in the increase in patent litigation in the US and the economics of trolls. A lively debate with the panel consisting Associate Professor Ng Siew Kuan (NUS), Professor Liu Kung-Chung (SMU) and Daren Tang (IPOS) provided the audience with many more insights and perspectives on the topic.

Reported by:
Katrina Tan
Principal Assistant Director (Graduate Studies & Thought Leadership), IP Academy