May 26 Sunday – 28 Tuesday, 2019 (IMDM: May 24-26)

 

PACIFICO Yokohama

 

President Welcome Message
“Create IP Culture – Open for Business”

By François Painchaud, President, LES International

 

New ideas and technologies create opportunities; by fostering a culture that is open to innovations in its broadest sense, LES International opens the doors wide open to businesses globally.

At LES we know that intangible assets are not always given the importance they deserve. Nowadays, business is facing challenges, due to the increasing exchanges and sophistications of goods and services. Innovation remains the key asset that can make the difference among an ever-changing world.

Leaders and managers are eager to learn more about the management, commerce and protection of their intangible assets and also about the tools to exploit their business models. Because competition is relentless, a better understanding of competitors, competition landscape, alliances and even mergers and acquisitions are possible tools to consider.

The goal of our profession is to facilitate the collaborations between innovative business in order to facilitate their growth and IP as a tool is at the hart of it: this is the “IP Culture” worth investing in! Ideas that foster innovation can come from everywhere and in a world where sharing information is as easy as using social media, it is becoming even more important to secure the acquisition processes whether internally or through the alliances of all kinds.

All the aspects of an IP Culture will be tackled during the LESI Yokohama Annual Meeting.

What can IP do for your Business? Let’s discover it together.

The entire Meeting’s team and I look forward to seeing you in Yokohama!

Welcome Message from Organizing Committee Chair

 

On behalf of LES Japan, I am honored and delighted to invite you to the 2019 LES International Annual Conference in Yokohama, Japan, to be held May 26-28, 2019.

The theme is “Create IP Culture – Open for Business”, for which we will provide a number of timely, business-oriented sessions, giving you opportunities to share developments and insights on the latest in licensing and IP.
We will have two brilliant Keynote Speakers, Toshiyuki Shiga, Member of the Board of Directors of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Chairman and CEO, Member of the Board of INCJ, Ltd., and Satoru Matsuzaki, President and Representative Director, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. (MUJI).

There will be one plenary session, two mini-plenary sessions, and 20 workshops specially targeting particular areas for in-depth coverage, allowing for interaction and discussion. We have assembled a stellar cast of plenary speakers, all of whom you will find stimulating and challenging.

This conference is not only a great way to keep abreast of developments in licensing and IP; it is also an opportunity to catch up with colleagues, see old friends, and make new ones. I encourage you to take advantage of our outstanding social programs and networking opportunities.

Our international visitors will enjoy Yokohama, an exiting city located in the middle of Japan on the beautiful Pacific coast and close to Tokyo, for culture, food and shopping .

We look forward to seeing all of you at the 2019 LES International Annual Conference in Yokohama in May!

Sincerely,

Junko SUGIMURA
Chair, Organizing Committee of 2019 LESI Annual Conference in Yokohama
Keynote Speakers

Toshiyuki Shiga

Satoru Matsuzaki
Member of the Board of Directors of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Chairman and CEO, Member of the Board of INCJ, Ltd.
President and Representative Director, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.
Speakers for Plenary Session
moderator

Ken-ichi(Ken) Nagasawa

Erich Andersen

Stephan Wolke
Head of Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal HQ, Managing Executive Officer, Canon Inc. Corporate Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, Microsoft CEO of Thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property GmbH

Dylan Lee

Lyse Brillouet
Legal Affairs Dept., Huawei Technologies VP Intellectual Property & Licensing, Orange group
Speakers for Mini-Plenary Session 1

 

moderator

Huimin Gong

Jackie Gu

Makoto Dave Yoshida
Licensing Executive – Asia Markets, Delphi Technologies, PLC Chief Engineer – Vehicle Electrification, Delphi Technologies, Inc Executive – Nissan Motor, Secretary General of Chairman of CHAdeMO, (EV – Fast Charging Association), Nissan Motor

Volker Blandow

Junlei Wang
Global Head of E-mobility, TÜV SÜV AG Minister of Strategic Research and Intellectual Property Rights, Information Institute of China Automobile Technology Research Center (CATARC)
Speakers for Mini-Plenary Session 2

 

moderator

Ichiro Nakatomi

Andrew M. Radin

S. Roy Kimura
President & CEO, NanoCarrier Co. Ltd. Co-Founder, twoXAR Founder and CEO, Modulus Discovery, Inc.

Patrick Reid

Steve Yang

Masumi Suzuki
President and CEO, PeptiDream, Inc. Executive Vice President and CBO,WuXi AppTech, Co., Ltd. Head, Patent Law Department, Johnson & Johnson K.K.

    Satoru Matsuzaki
    President and Representative Director, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.

    Born in 1954. Entered Ryohin Keikaku in 2005 after working for Seiyu Stores, presently Seiyu GK. Since joining Ryohin Keikaku in 2005, Matsuzaki’s career has focused on our overseas business, working to grow our presence in existing and new international markets. At the same time, Matsuzaki have been involved in building our domestic and international organization. On May 20, 2015, Matsuzaki took over as the president and representative director of Ryohin Keikaku. In the same year he assigned as President and Representative Director of MUJI HOUSE Co.,LTD. Matsuzaki is working on improving the corporate value of whole Ryohin Keikaku group companies.

    Toshiyuki Shiga
    Member of the Board of Directors of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Chairman and CEO, Member of the Board of INCJ, Ltd.

    Toshiyuki Shiga is a member of the Board of Directors of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Before assuming his current position in June 2017, Shiga acted as Representative Director, Vice Chairman from 2013, as Chief Operating Officer from 2005 and as Senior Vice President in charge of the general overseas market (GOM) Sales & Marketing division from 2000 to 2005.
    Since joining NML in 1976, Shiga has held a number of positions in Sales operation in Asia and Corporate Planning. From 1991 to 1997, he has served as a General Manger of Jakarta office, Asia and Oceania.
    He also serves as Chairman and CEO, Member of the Board of INCJ, Ltd. since June 2015.
    Shiga holds a degree from the faculty of economics at Osaka Prefecture University.

    Kenichi Nagasawa
    Head of Intellectual Property and Legal Headquarters, Managing Executive Officer, Canon Inc
    Kenichi Nagasawa was appointed to the Head of the Intellectual Property and Legal Headquarters, Canon Inc. in April 2010.
    After graduating from the Department of Engineering of Doshisya University, Mr. Nagasawa joined Canon Inc. in 1981 and he has been engaged in Intellectual Property Division since then.
    After many experience in patent prosecution, Mr. Nagasawa was loan to Canon Europe Ltd. from 2001 to 2006 as a Head of Intellectual Property Group. During his stay in Europe, he established IP management system for Canon’s affiliates in Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. Having served as Senior General Manager of Intellectual Property Technology Center for 2 years from 2006, Mr. Nagasawa was transferred to Canon U.S.A. Inc. as a Head of Intellectual Property Division from 2008 to February 2010. After returning, Mr. Nagasawa served as the Director, Member of the Board, and in March 2016, Mr. Nagasawa became a Managing Executive Officer of Canon Inc..
    Mr. Nagasawa serves as a member of Committee on Intellectual Property of Keidanren, and serves as a member of the Evaluation, Planning and Verification Committee of the Government’s Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters from November 2013, and serves as the President of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) of Japan, where he has made contribution to the progress of AIPPI Japan’s presence.
    Mr. Nagasawa also serves as a member of several Intellectual Property subcommittees of METI Industrial Structure Council, and has been a speaker at several universities, law schools and professional graduate schools giving lectures about his experiences for fostering IP human resources.
    In 2015, Mr. Nagasawa was officially commended of “Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office Awards” of “Intellectual Property Achievement Awards” by Japan Patent Office.

    Erich Andersen
    Corporate Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, Microsoft
    Erich Andersen is Corporate Vice President and Chief IP Counsel for Microsoft with responsibility for leading the company’s Intellectual Property Group.
    Andersen joined Microsoft in 1995 and has worked very closely with government leaders and company partners over the years on legal, regulatory, technical and policy issues, handling many of the company’s strategic relations. Andersen has done a lot of international legal work and was based in Paris, France from 2006 – 2009, where he led Microsoft’s EMEA legal and government affairs team. He previously held the positions of Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for the company’s Office and Windows product divisions.
    In 2016, Andersen was named the most influential player in global IP by International Asset magazine (IAM). In 2018, he was named one of the 50 most influential people in IP by Managing IP magazine. Andersen graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and from the UCLA School of Law, where he served as Chief Managing Editor of the law review. 

    Stephan Wolke
    CEO of thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property GmbH
    Dr. Stephan Wolke studied physics, philosophy and macroeconomics at Bonn university and graduated with a Doctorate in physics. He spent the first five years of his professional career at McKinsey & Company. After founding (and having sold) two own businesses Stephan served in several functions at Bayer AG as well as Danaher Corp. He joined ThyssenKrupp in 2011 and is on corporate level responsible for Intellectual Property & Services (Head of Corporate Intellectual Property at ThyssenKrupp) as a well as head of management board of ThyssenKrupp Intellectual Property GmbH. He is 48 and father of three sons.
    Dr. Stephan Wolke studierte Physik, Philosophie und Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Universität Bonn und promovierte in Physik. Er verbrachte die ersten fünf Jahre seiner beruflichen Laufbahn bei McKinsey & Company. Nach Gründung und Verkauf zweier eigener Unternehmen war er in verschiedenen Funktionen bei Bayer AG sowie Danaher Corp. tätig. Er ist seit 2011 bei ThyssenKrupp und dort auf Unternehmensebene für Intellectual Property & Service (TIS IPS) verantwortlich sowie Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung der neu gegründeten ThyssenKrupp Intellectual Property GmbH. Er ist 48 und Vater von drei Söhnen
    斯蒂芬云博士在波恩大学学习物理学、心理学及宏观经济学,并获得物理学博士学位。他职业生涯的最初五年在麦肯锡公司度过。在创建了两个自己的企业(并售出)后,斯蒂芬先后在拜耳公司及丹纳赫公司担任多项职务。他于2011年加入蒂森克虏伯,在公司层面负责知识产权及服务(蒂森克虏伯公司知识产权业务主管),并同时是蒂森克虏伯知识产权公司管理委员会的负责人。他今年48岁,是三个儿子的父亲。

    Satoru Matsuzaki
    President and Representative Director, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.
    Born in 1954. Entered Ryohin Keikaku in 2005 after working for Seiyu Stores, presently Seiyu GK. Since joining Ryohin Keikaku in 2005, Matsuzaki’s career has focused on our overseas business, working to grow our presence in existing and new international markets. At the same time, Matsuzaki have been involved in building our domestic and international organization. On May 20, 2015, Matsuzaki took over as the president and representative director of Ryohin Keikaku. In the same year he assigned as President and Representative Director of MUJI HOUSE Co.,LTD. Matsuzaki is working on improving the corporate value of whole Ryohin Keikaku group companies.

    Toshiyuki Shiga
    Member of the Board of Directors of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Chairman and CEO, Member of the Board of INCJ, Ltd.
    Toshiyuki Shiga is a member of the Board of Directors of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Before assuming his current position in June 2017, Shiga acted as Representative Director, Vice Chairman from 2013, as Chief Operating Officer from 2005 and as Senior Vice President in charge of the general overseas market (GOM) Sales & Marketing division from 2000 to 2005.
    Since joining NML in 1976, Shiga has held a number of positions in Sales operation in Asia and Corporate Planning. From 1991 to 1997, he has served as a General Manger of Jakarta office, Asia and Oceania.
    He also serves as Chairman and CEO, Member of the Board of INCJ, Ltd. since June 2015.
    Shiga holds a degree from the faculty of economics at Osaka Prefecture University.

    S. Roy Kimura
    Founder and CEO, Modulus Discovery, Inc.
    1995 B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
    2000 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
    2000 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    2001 Founding Team Member, Molysym, Inc., Cambridge, MA
    2001 Senior Scientist, Variagenics, Inc., Cambridge, MA
    2003 Senior Research Investigator, Bristol Myers Squibb, CT
    2013 Principal Scientist, Schrodinger, Inc., NY and Tokyo
    2014 Venture Partner, IncTANK Ventures, Cambridge, MA
    2015 Visiting Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    2017 Founder and CEO, Modulus Discovery, Inc.

    Ichiro Nakatomi, Ph.D.
    President & CEO, NanoCarrier Co. Ltd.
    Dr. Ichiro Nakatomi graduated from the Science University of Tokyo and the Graduate School of Northeastern University in 1978. He worked at Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. for 12 years, and was responsible for the Research, Research Planning and Business Development. He joined TheraTech, Inc. in the United States as Vice President in charge of Business Development. TheraTech became a public company at NASDAQ in 1992. He resigned TheraTech in 1999 to assume his present position. He founded NanoCarrier Co., Ltd. with two other university professors and started really in 2000. Currently he acts as President and CEO at NanoCarrier, which became a public company at Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2008. He acted Executive Director at iPS Academia Japan, Inc. in Kyoto University during 2008-2014 and iPS Portal, Inc. during 2014- 2016. He served as President of Licensing Executives Society (LES) Japan during 2014-2016 and Vice President of LES International during 2016-2018. He received the Entrepreneur of the Year Japan 2002 Award. He is a member of Intellectual Property Strategy Project within Cabinet Secretary and a member of Advisory Board for Promotion of Medical Ventures in Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. He is also a member of Japan Association of Corporate Executives. He has over 30 years of professional experience on the research and development, intellectual property, licensing, finance and management in global pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

    Patrick Reid
    President and CEO, PeptiDream, Inc.
    Dr. Patrick C. Reid is currently the President and CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Directors at PeptiDream Inc., a publicly traded (TSE First Section; JP4587) Kanagawa-based biopharmaceutical company. At PeptiDream, Dr. Reid directs all R&D programs, both internal and external, and also directs all international business development aspects of PeptiDream. Dr. Reid previously held the position of Senior Vice President and Head of R&D, Managing Director, and member of the Board of Directors. Prior to the formation of PeptiDream in 2006, Dr. Reid held positions as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, and Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Medicine at the University of Tokyo and has published research spanning a variety of research fields, including atherosclerosis, inflammation, metabolism, neurological disease, and cancer research. Dr. Reid has been located in Japan since 2004. Ph.D., Biochemistry, Dartmouth Medical School: Graduate Business Training, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.

    Lyse Brillouet
    VP Intellectual Property & Licensing
    Lyse Brillouet was appointed VP Intellectual property & Licensing with Orange group in 2017, a business unit integrated which covers all the activities related to patents and licensing, as well as legal and lawsuit.
    Businesses, public affairs, innovation and research are her main background. As Research Director, Lyse previously had the responsibility to deliver a vision to the group on what would be the major industries tomorrow, under the digital influence. Connected and autonomous cars, urban piloting and sensitive city, health, robotics prefigure inescapable
    societal stakes.
    Lyse holds a Business and Management degree from the ESCEM. She began her career in the field of the direct marketing and the trade management for the banking and the large-scale distribution. Then she joint Orange where she held various manager positions in the business and innovation Group’s divisions. She notably cofounded the Health Division of the operator and regularly taught in renowned French business schools of and engineers schools.

    Andrew M. Radin
    Co-Founder, CMO twoXAR
    Andrew M. Radin formerly worked as an investor in venture and private equity funds at Macquarie Bank and has designed, built, and managed several small organizations. Andrew co-founded a mobile platform startup while at MIT. As Chief Marketing Officer of twoXAR, Andrew is focused on understanding the market, identifying partners, and communicating the business. Andrew holds a Master in Business Administration degree from MIT Sloan, a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and cell biology from UCSD, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from UCSD.

    Steve Yang, Ph.D.
    Executive Vice President and CBO,WuXi AppTech, Co., Ltd.
    Formerly Vice President and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets iMed at AstraZeneca; Vice President, Head of R&D Asia at Pfizer. Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from University of California, San Francisco.

    Makoto Dave YOSHIDA
    Executive – Nissan Motor, Secretary General of Chairman of CHAdeMO, (EV – Fast Charging Association), Nissan Motor
    ・Secretary General, CHAdeMO Association
    ・General Manager, External and Government Affair Department, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    ・Senior Manager, Global Government Affair Department, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    ・Vice-Chair, Electric Vehicle Subcommittee, JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association)
    ・Chairman, Electric Vehicle Safety GTR Informal Working Group Committee, JASIC (Japan Automobile Standards Internationalization Center)
    ・Secretariat, EVS GTR Informal Working Group, WP29, 98 Agreement, the United Nations
    ・Representing Japanese Government for international meetings and conferences
    E.g. APEC Automotive Dialog, AMEICC Auto Industry Committee, Japan-China bi-lateral charging Workshop, Japan-German Future Charging infrastructure Dialog, ,, on behalf of
    – Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan
    – Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan
    A mechanical engineer by training and having been involved in electric vehicles over a decade, Makoto Dave YOSHIDA brings to table his expertise in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) technology and Vehicle Safety including especially dedicated to ZEV safety as well in the technical standardization and legislation fields.
    Makoto Dave YOSHIDA is a joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. as mechanical engineer in 1989. In 2001, he was assigned to the CEO/Alliance Office of Nissan when Mr. Carlos Ghosn took office as CEO. Having spent 4 years in Brussels (Technical Centre Europe) and 4 years in the U.S.A. (Chief of Office, Washington D.C. Office of Nissan North America), Mr. Yoshida is now General Manager of External and Government Affairs Department at Nissan, while taking on a variety of external roles, not only representing his company and its organization such as Secretary General of CHAdeMO Association and Vice Chair of EV International Standardization Subcommittee at JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association), he also sometimes representing his country, Japan, including APEC Automotive Dialog, APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance, AMEICC Auto Industry Committee, Japan-China bi-lateral charging Workshop, Japan-German Future Charging infrastructure Dialog, and Secretary of EV Safety GTR Informal Working Group Committee at United Nations ECE WP29 on behalf of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism and Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.

    Volker Blandow
    Global Head of E-mobility, TÜV SÜV AG
    Mr. Blandow is the global leader of electric mobility activities at TÜV SÜD since 2011.
    After studying electrical engineering in Munich, Germany Mr. Blandow started in the field of electric vehicles at BMW back in 1991. At that time BMW developed their first pure electric vehicle with Sodium-Sulfur batteries, the BMW E1. From 1994 to 2011 he was active as a strategy consultant in the field of renewable energies and clean transport technologies. Important topics have been life cycle analyses, carbon footprint analyses and studies on the depletion of fossil energy resources and raw materials. Particular emphases have been renewable energy and clean transport technologies, wherein fuel cell EV and battery powered EV have been dominating while biofuels had a minor part. More specific topics have been impact assessment analyses on new fuels and renewable energies as well as energy supply scenarios and renewable potential analyses.
    Mr. Blandow stayed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 1994-1996. Since 2017 he is located in Hong Kong, China.
    Volker Blandow in the supervisory board “Green City Energy AG” a Munich based project developer for renewable energy projects and green electricity producer; he is member of the advisory board of the Ludwig-Boelkow-Foundation for sustainable energies, agriculture and clean transport and he is a funding member of ASPO Germany (Association for the Study of Peak Oil)

    Dylan Lee
    Legal Affairs Dept., Huawei Technologies
    Deputy Director, Licensing & IP Transaction Division, Intellectual Property Department
    Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Dylan Lee currently leads Huawei’s IP policy, strategy, intellectual property investment and transactions functions. He is deeply involved in Huawei’s intellectual property strategy, structuring and policy matters etc. This work also includes patent purchase, sales, investment, patent alliance and consortium activities.
    Dylan Lee joined Huawei Technologies in 2005 having studied for his LL.M. degree at the University of Sheffield in the UK.

    Masumi Suzuki
    Head, Patent Law Department, Johnson & Johnson K.K.
    Masumi Suzuki started her carrier as an assistant professor in chemistry field at Keio University and was one of the founding members of the TLO.
    She counseled pharmaceutical and chemical companies from the perspective of IP at a patent law firm. She joined Johnson & Johnson K.K. in 2013 and is responsible for J&J group companies’ IP matters in Japan and North East Asia. Masumi completed IP law and practice course at CASRIP summer institute on a scholarship by Tokyo Medical and Dental University and obtained her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Keio University. She is a qualified Japanese patent attorney (fuki-benrishi).

    Huimin Gong
    Licensing Executive – Asia Markets, Delphi Technologies, PLC
    Huimin has worked with Delphi in China for the past 14 years and has broad working experience in different assignments including advanced engineering, technical marketing, program management and technology licensing and asset sales. She has international working experience. Prior to joining Delphi, Huimin worked in the aerospace industry in Germany. In the Delphi licensing role, she has been responsible for a number of successful licensing deals in the areas of new energy vehicles, vehicle electrification, advanced powertrain systems in China. She is currently responsible for Delphi’s licensing and IP monetization activity for Asia.

    Dr. Junlei Wang
    Minister of Strategic Research and Intellectual Property Rights, Information Institute of China Automobile Technology Research Center (CATARC)
    Mr. Wang is also the Secretary-General of Intellectual Property Branch of China Automobile Engineering Society, and responsible for Implementing National Automotive Intellectual Property Strategy. In this role he has established the first Chinese commercial patent database enable the Chinese automobile industry to navigate. Through his efforts CATARC has organized the annual meeting of professionals interested in China Automobile Intellectual Property Rights and undertook responsibility for the Commission of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Tianjin Intellectual Property Office, and China Automobile Center and Enterprises.
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