Photo - (From left) Peter Desmond Wee, Senior Partner, Ismail Sabri Wee & Wong; and Dato Zaidon Asmuni, Deputy Secretary-General, (Management) Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism, Malaysia.
Harnessing intellectual property as a key driver towards becoming a high income economy is the main theme behind a four-day national convention organised by the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association [MIPA] from 20 to 23 May 2014.
Held at the Hotel Istana in Kuala Lumpur, MIPA president Peter Desmond Wee, who is also a senior partner with Ismail Sabri Wee & Wong, said the four-day convention comprises a one-day National Conference, a half-day SME IP Forum, a half-day PVP Forum and two Master Classes conducted over two days.
"'This theme 'Harnessing IP towards high income Nation' is particularly selected to seriously address one of the most critical focus and competiveness in our nation," said Wee.
The first full day of the conference included speakers on different aspects of intellectual property and how these could be used to increase Malaysia's national income
Some of the topics include: 'IP Global: Exploring Opportunities'; 'Commercialisation of IP: Following the Money Trail' and 'Malaysia's Roadmap: Harnessing IP towards a High Income Nation.'
Speakers include Shamsiah Kamaruddin, deputy director general (Industrial Property), MyIPO; Dr. Karl Rackette, a patent and trademark attorney and the senior partner of the RACKETTE Partnerschaft Patentanwalte, Germany; Brendan J. Hanley, patent counsel, Western Digital and Peter Willimott, senior program officer with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Chew Phye Keat, a senior partner at Raja, Darryl & Loh will direct the first of the master classes, which is themed 'Commercialisation and Licensing Issues to Consider'. The second master class, led by Dr. Karl Rackette, will be on the practice of patent drafting: 'How to cope with the objections raised by Patent Examiners.'
The Convention is organised by the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) in collaboration with the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation (MyIPO).
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