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Our Events

Below is a list of the seminars, events and conferences that we are organizing or participating in. Use the calendar on the left to locate an event based on the date. If you wish to be informed of upcoming events, please click here.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AUDIT FOR INTERNAL AUDITORS
Jointly organized by IAM Institute & BizAid Technologies Sdn Bhd
Date and Time : 9am to 12.30pm, Tuesday, 27 September 2005
Venue : Hotel Istana, Kuala LumpurTHE SEMINAR
Internal auditors play a crucial role in ensuring good corporate governance. One business area often overlooked in the internal audit process is Intellectual Property (IP). IP is quickly becoming an important business asset as more and more Malaysian companies invest in R&D, create new technologies and engage in branding. Properly governed, IP can become a powerful revenue generator and competitive advantage for the company. Improperly managed, it can expose the company to various risks and liabilities.This half day seminar will introduce the area of IP Audits and equip the internal auditor with the basic know-how in managing IP risks and issues.

THE TOPICS
JOHN CHONG and DAVID OH will be covering the following topics:
* Introduction to IP and the principles of IP Auditing
* Relationship between IP and Corporate Governance
* How to conduct an IP Audit
* IP Risk Factors and Controls

REGISTRATION
Seminar Fee: RM299 per person
Click HERE to download the brochure.
To register, email or contact us at:

IAM Institute
Tel: (03) 6203 5070
Email: info@iaminstitute.com

BizAid Technologies Sdn Bhd
Tel: (03) 2715 5333
Email: info@mybizaid.com

ENHANCING ORGANIZATIONAL VALUE THROUGH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (What Directors and Managers Need to Know)
Organized by IAM Institute
Date and Time : Tuesday & Wednesday, 13 & 14 September 2005
Venue : JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala LumpurTHE CONFERENCE
This is THE IP event of the year! For the first time in Malaysia, Gordon Petrash, a world-renowned authority on Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) will be sharing his experiences together with speakers from Deloitte, Nestle, Thomson Scientific, Amplios, United Base Consultancy, PetrashWilliamson, Thompson Associates, MDC and Mindvault.

This event is a 1 1/2 day conference coupled with a 1/2 day workshop facilitated by Gordon Petrash & Rob Williamson.

KEY SPEAKER & WORKSHOP FACILITATOR
Gordon Petrash is recognized as a world thought leader on the subjects of Intellectual Asset and Capital Management. His work on Intellectual Asset Management at Dow Chemical is widely recognized as an exemplary study into how corporations can manage their intellectual assets and improve the bottom line.

Gordon is a former Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Intellectual Asset Management Financial Advisory Services practice. He was responsible for the development and implementation of Intellectual Asset Management approaches, processes, and tools that maximize the value of PwC client’s patents, trademarks, ears copyrights, trade secrets, and know how.

From there he moved on to become the Chief IP Strategist and VP for Delphion Inc. He was a part of the senior management team and was responsible for developing the IAM enterprise software and consulting arm of the company.

Gordon’s work over the past decade has been widely recognized as cutting edge with results that have improved the Share Holder Value in many corporations around the world.

TOPICS
* An introduction to Intellectual Asset Management: The Dow Chemical Experience
* Putting a $$ value on IP: How to value IP
* The role of IP in Product Development
* IP Best Practices: Benchmarking Against Fortune 100 Companies
* Strategic IP Intelligence using Patent & Non-Patent Information
* IP: Implications for Financiers and Investors
* Managing Intangibles Using the Balanced Scorecard
* Enhancing IP Revenues through Smart Litigation
* Understanding Knowledge Management (KM) and The Next Generation of Competition in the K-Economy
* Benchmarking IP in Malaysia: Where Are We Now And Where Should We Be Headed
* Workshop on Creating, Managing And Leveraging A World Class IP Portfolio

REGISTRATION
Conference Fee: RM1,890 (US$520) per person
Group Package: RM1,690 (US$460) per person (For registration of two (2) or more participants)

Click HERE to download the brochure and registration form for Malaysian participants or click HERE to download the brochure and registration form for non-Malaysian participants.

You may also call David/Anita at
Phone: +6 (03) 8062 1582 or
Fax: +6 (03) 8062 4260 or
E-mail: iaminstitute@mindvault.com.my

INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT IN A TECHNOLOGICAL AGE
Organized by Bar Council Malaysia
Date and Time : 8.15 am to 5.30 pm, Thursday, 2 December 2004
Venue : Bar Council Auditorium, Nos 13, 15 & 17 Leboh Pasar Besar, Kuala LumpurThe Session
In this session, Mr. DAVID OH will be covering the following topics:-

– anti-circumvention and rights management provisions
– infringement arising from file sharing and peer-to-peer technology in the context of Malaysian laws
– infringement of databases

The Seminar
This session will be conducted during the Managing Technology Infringement Seminar organized by the Bar Council Intellectual Property Commmittee. Other speakers include Lau Kok Keng (Partner, Rajah & Tann), Chew Kherk Ying (Partner, Wong & Partners), Dr Timothy Watkin (Partner, Lloyd Wise) and Wong Jin Nee (Partner, Raja, Darryl & Loh).

Click HERE to download the registration form.

COMMERCIALIZATION OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IN UNIVERSITIES AND PUBLIC RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS: THE SINGAPORE EXPERIENCE
Organized by Mindvault in collaboration with IP Academy
Date and Time : 8.30 am to 2.00 pm, Tuesday, 5 October 2004
Venue : Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling JayaThe Seminar
In this half-day seminar, Dr. Kwa Siew Hwa will be covering the following topics:-

The University: Research Base, Intellectual Assets

Formation of Technology Transfer Office (TTO) – Overview
– Objective and Functions, Sponsored Research, IP Protection and Management, Licensing and Commercialization, Spin-off Management

Policies, Benefits and Guidelines
– Non-executive directorships, Consultancy, Policies on Sharing

Sponsored Research

IP Protection
– Policies, Processes and Systems

IP Management
– Filing Strategies, Renewals, Termination at PCT, Licensing Obligations, Royalties

Commercialization Strategies
– Technology Offer, Valuation, Partnership for JV

Spin-offs
– Licensing to Faculties, Incubators, Management Support, Infrastructure

Gap Funding

REGISTRATION
Seminar Fee : RM299 per person
Group Package : RM250 per person (For registration of two (2) or more participants)
Click HERE to download the brochure and registration form or call Prenny at 03-62035070 for more information.

IP BUSINESS VALUE ASSESSMENT – PREDICTING FUTURE VALUE FOR PROFITABLE DECISION MAKING
Organized by Centre for Management Technology
Date and Time : 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, Thursday, 30 September 2004
Venue : JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala LumpurThe Session
In this session, Mr. DAVID OH will be covering the following topics:-
– Different approaches to value assessment – market, cost and economic benefit
– Tools used in valuation of IP
– The need for technology, market and financial analysis

The Conference
This session will be conducted during the Capitalizing on your Intellectual Assets Conference. Other speakers include David Haigh (CEO, Brand Finance PLC), Chew Kherk Ying (Partner, Wong & Partners), Elaine Ying (IPR Manager APAC Region, Nokia Pte Ltd), Audrey Yap (Partner, Yu Sarn Audrey & Parters), Zaheera Hashim (Senior Counsel – Intellectual Property, Procter & Gamble) and Roland Chang (Director – Marketing, Asia, Business Software Alliance). Click HERE to download the brochure.

PROFITING FROM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Organized by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC) and Mindvault
Date and Time : 2.00 am to 6.00 pm, Friday, 20 August 2004
Venue : Ballroom 3, 10th Floor, Crown Princess, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala LumpurTHE SEMINAR
Ideas are a technopreneur’s most important asset. In fact, every company has Intellectual Assets which are yet to be discovered. Often enough these Intellectual Assets go unprotected. Protecting your ideas as Intellectual Property (IP) can give you an edge as you compete in the increasingly competitive marketplace.

The MSC Technopreneur Development Flagship (TDF) presents you with a strategic approach to managing and commercialising your Intellectual Property (IP) that will give you the competitive advantage needed and help you translate your IP rights into commercial value.

This seminar is by invitation only.

MSC-TDF/TeAM CLINIC & DIALOGUE SESSION
Organized by Technopreneurs Association Malaysia (TeAM) & MSC–Technopreneur Development Flagship (MSC-TDF)
Date and Time : 5.25 pm to 9.40 pm, Wednesday, 18 August 2004
Venue : Bunga Raya Auditorium, Multimedia Development Corporation, MSC Headquarters, CyberjayaThe Clinic
The MSC-TDF/TeAM Clinic is designed to provide both TeAM members and MSC-TDF clients with one-on-one, practical advice to technology entrepreneurs delivered over 20-minute sessions. It is targeted to meet the needs of Technopreneurs in dealing with practical day-to-day issues to assist in their respective business ventures by providing them with timely, relevant and value-added information and suggestions.

The following are the clinic topics and advisors:
– Legal: Gilbert Gan (Partner, Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong)
– Business Planning & Financial Management: William Du (Executive Director, Ingenious Haus Sdn Bhd)
– Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Strategies: RENUKA SENA (Director, Mindvault Sdn Bhd)
– Funding Strategies: Jude Anthony (Vice President of Business Development, United Base Capital Sdn Bhd)
– Market Access: Christopher Chan (CEO, The Media Shoppe Bhd & President of TEAM)
– Branding Strategies: LIM CHONG SENG (Managing Director, East & Urban Sdn Bhd)
– Key Success Factor for Technopreneurs and their Venture Growth: Dr. Wilson Tay (Vice President, MSC Technopreneur Development Flagship)

Registration for the TDF-TeAM Clinic is free for paying TeAM members. For more information and to register, click HERE.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – HOW TO PROTECT YOUR IDEAS
Organized by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC)
Date and Time : 8.15 am to 5.00 pm, Thursday, 12 August 2004
Venue : Universiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaTHE SESSION
In this session, Mr. JOHN CHONG will be covering the following topics:
– the changing role of Intellectual Property from legal instrument to business asset
– the need to identify, create, protect, commercialize and manage Intellectual Property
– a commercialization roadmap and essential issues in extracting maximum value from your Intellectual Property

THE SEMINAR
This session will be conducted during the 5th “Transform your Research into Business Ventures!!” seminar. This seminar is organized by the MSC Technopreneur Development Flagship (TDF) through its National Unipreneur Development Program (NUDP). To download the brochure and registration form, click HERE.

INTELLECTUAL ASSET MANAGEMENT PART 2: REVENUE-GENERATING STRATEGIES FOR THE K-ECONOMY
Organized by Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM)
Date and Time : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Tuesday-Wednesday, 10-11 August 2004
Venue : MIM Management House, 227 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala LumpurTHE SEMINAR
monopoly (me-nop’e-le)
n. exclusive control by one group of the means of producing or selling a commodity or service.

Intellectual Property is a valuable commercial monopoly which gives its owner the exclusive right to prevent others from exploiting it. While Malaysian companies may have learnt the value of creating Intellectual Property, they have yet to extract maximum value by leveraging on this commercial monopoly.

The new global knowledge-based economy works with a new set of rules and a new set of business strategies. Executives can no longer effectively lead their companies to protect market share and maintain their competitive edge with old economy strategies.

This course builds on the foundation established by Intellectual Asset Management Part 1.

KEY TOPICS
In this seminar, Mr. DAVID OH and Mr. JOHN CHONG will cover the following topics:
– Paradigm Shifts in Management Perspectives
– Intellectual Property Rights Refresher
– Intellectual Property Audits and Due Diligences
– Branding – Building and Extracting Value from Trade Marks
– Converting Innovation and Creativity into Intellectual Property
– Leveraging the Intellectual Asset Portfolio
– Intellectual Asset Management (IAM)

Click HERE for more information.

LEVERAGING ON AND VALUING INTELLECTUAL ASSETS
 
Organized by Mindvault in conjunction with Ingara Technology Strategies Pty Ltd and supported by Bursa Malaysia

Date and Time : 8.30 am to 2.00 pm, Thursday, 1 July 2004
Venue : Theatrette, Lower Ground Floor, Bursa Malaysia, Exchange Square, Bukit Kewangan, Kuala LumpurTHE SEMINAR
Successful companies in today’s K-economy have learnt the art of drawing profits from their intellectual assets. These companies have experienced a paradigm shift, treating Intellectual Property as a strategic asset as opposed to mere legal instruments.

This seminar seeks to enlighten participants on how to evaluate opportunities with the best chance of success, tools for predicting market penetration of new products and methods used for valuation of Intellectual Assets. The presentations will assist participants in understanding the impact that IP rights can have when used as a competitive tool to provide both investors and shareholders with continued and sustained Return on Investment.

KEY TOPICS
The IP Audit
by Mr. David Oh
– What constitutes trade marks, brands, patents, inventions, industrial designs, copyright, trade secrets and confidential information
– Organising the IP Portfolio in preparation for investment or IPO
– Assessing portfolio risks and implementing mitigation measures

Management and Commercialisation of IP Assets
by Mr. JOHN CHONG
– Commercial Assessment of Core and Non-Core Assets
– Evaluating the cost of protection and commercialisation
– Identifying portfolio risks and measures to be implemented to strengthen IP Rights
– Commercialisation Models to maximize ROI

Value Generation and Valuation
by Mr. Rodger Bouette
– The technology Commercial Audit
– Predicting market penetration of new products
– Tools used in valuation of IP
– Financial Analysis and Forecasting

REGISTRATION
Seminar Fee : RM299 per person
Group Package : RM250 per person (For registration of two (2) or more participants)
Click HERE to download the brochure or email info@mindvault.com.my or call 03-62035070 for more information.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – HOW TO PROTECT YOUR IDEAS
Organized by Multimedia Development Corporation(MDC)
Date and Time : Monday, 31 May 2004
Venue : Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, City Campus, Kuala LumpurTHE SESSION
In this session, Mr. DAVID OH will be covering the following topics:
– the changing role of Intellectual Property from legal instrument to business asset
– the need to identify, create, protect, commercialize and manage Intellectual Property
– a commercialization roadmap and essential issues in extracting maximum value from your Intellectual Property

THE SEMINAR
This session will be conducted during the “Transform your Research into Business Ventures!!” seminar. This seminar is organized by the MSC Technopreneur Development Flagship (TDF) through its National Unipreneur Development Program (NUDP). To download the brochure and registration form, click HERE.

MANAGING INTELLECTUAL ASSETS: PROFITING FROM YOUR IDEAS
Organized by Malaysian Institute of Management(MIM)
Date and Time : 9.00 am to 12.00 pm, Saturday, 22 May 2004
Venue : Renong Auditorium, MIM Management House, 227 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala LumpurTHE SEMINAR
In today’s K-economy, great ideas have become the money-spinners. Successful companies draw most of their profits from their intangible intellectual assets. There has been a paradigm shift from treating Intellectual Property as merely a legal instrument to leveraging it as a strategic asset.

Intellectual Property is a valuable commercial monopoly which gives its owner the exclusive right to prevent others from using it. While Malaysian companies may have learnt the value of creating Intellectual Property, they have yet to extract maximum value by exploiting this commercial monopoly.

KEY TOPICS
In this session, Mr. DAVID OH will cover the following topics:

Intellectual Property = Valuable Commercial Monopoly
– the philosophy behind Intellectual Property protection
– the Intellectual Property Value Chain and how to extract maximum value from Intellectual Property
– a road map to identify, create, protect, commercialize and manage your Intellectual Assets

Intellectual Asset Management(IAM)
– overview of IAM – how to bring together business, technical and legal expertise
– new business models for the emerging k-economy

Click HERE to download the brochure.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – HOW TO PROTECT YOUR IDEAS
Organized by Multimedia Development Corporation(MDC) and Microsoft
Date and Time : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Friday, 7 May 2004
Venue : Nikko Hotel, Kuala LumpurTHE SESSION
This session is part of the MDC-Microsoft .NET Technopreneur Development Workshop. Mr. DAVID OH will be presenting this session in 2 parts:

– Intellectual Property = Valuable Commercial Monopoly
– Protecting Software through Intellectual Property Rights

Click HERE to download the full program or click HERE for more information.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE NEW ECONOMY
K-Economy Perspectives and Strategies
Organized by Mindvault Sdn Bhd in association with IP BOSS
Date and Time : Wednesday, 21 April 2004
Venue : Hilton, Petaling JayaTHE SEMINAR
The world has changed. The Industrial Age has passed and we are now in a new global knowledge-based economy which works with a new set of rules and functions with a new set of business strategies.

Lately, there has been increasing emphasis to legally-protect Intellectual Property. However, it is more important for management to understand the strategic value of Intellectual Property as a business asset.

Amidst an increasingly competitive market in the k-economy, the effective management of a company’s IP portfolio is the key to determining its success or failure. Malaysian companies must learn to identify, create, protect, commercialize and manage their intangible Intellectual Property assets.

KEY TOPICS
New Perspectives for a New Economy
– how the economic evolution of the human race has changed the rules
– the Intellectual Property Value Chain
– a road map to identify, create, protect, commercialize and manage Intellectual Assets

Intellectual Property Rights
– definitions and conceptual overview
– what are trade marks, brands, patents, inventions, industrial designs, copyright, trade secrets, confidential information, geographical indications and layout-designs of integrated circuits

Intellectual Property Research to Sharpen Your Competitive Edge
– understanding the research process – objectives and methodology
– how to gather and analyze data using IP research tools and services
– how technology/market/competitive intelligence can give you an edge over your competition

Strategic Management and Commercialization of Intellectual Assets
– overview of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) – how to bring together business, technical and legal expertise to manage your IP portfolio
– methods and issues in valuing intangible assets and the IP portfolio
– strategies and mechanisms for commercializing Intellectual Property to maximize revenue

THE METHODOLOGY
This is a practical course consisting of 50% lecture and 50% workshop. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss case studies as well as to apply the concepts to their particular situation with the guidance of the seminar leaders. Participants will also receive a course manual containing valuable resources.

SEMINAR LEADERS
This seminar will be led by JOHN CHONG and DAVID OH who have extensive experience in the Intellectual Property arena having practised as lawyers and now as IP Consultants and Strategists.

They are much sought-after as IP trainers and have spoken with organizations such as the Judicial & Legal Training Institute, Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA), Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (MAVCAP) and the Malaysian Institute of Management(MIM).

They are both Honorary Members of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) and have contributed to publications like The Edge and The Star.

REGISTRATION
Seminar Fee : RM599 per person
Group Package : RM499 per person (For registration of two (2) or more participants)
Click HERE to download the brochure.

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT FOR FINANCE FUNCTION
Organized by The Asia Business Forum (ABF)
Date and Time : Monday & Tuesday, 15-16 March 2004
Venue : JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala LumpurThe Conference
Mr. JOHN CHONG will be chairing the second day of this conference which inludes the following topics:-
– Intellectual Capital Management by the Finance function to enhance shareholder wealth
– Integrated Business Process Management – a pro-active approach and strategy to cost management
– Strategic Performance Management using the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) in the Finance function
– Measuring performance with Value Based Management (VBM)
– Identifying appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of the Finance function

Click HERE to download the brochure.

INTELLECTUAL ASSET MANAGEMENT PART 1: LEVERAGING INTELLECTUAL ASSETS TO CREATE A COMPETITIVE EDGE
Organized by Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM)
Date and Time : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Wednesday, 30 June 2004
Venue : MIM Management House, 227 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala LumpurTHE SEMINAR
Over 70% of workers in developed economies are “knowledge workers” who “use their heads more than their hands”.

Intangible Intellectual Assets account for more than 80% of the total value of Fortune 500 corporations in the United States.

How does your organisation compare?

In order to compete in today’s global economy, Malaysian companies can no longer remain ignorant of the need to identify, create, protect, commercialise and manage their Intellectual Assets. In the present k-economy, where Intellectual Assets drive earnings and shareholder value, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) must be treated as an executive-level concern. CEO’s, CFO’s, Directors and top management who ignore this process fail to fulfill their strategic responsibility to the company.

KEY TOPICS
In this seminar, Mr. DAVID OH will cover the following topics:
– New Perspectives for a New Economy
– Intellectual Property Rights
– Extracting Maximum Value from Intellectual Assets
– Protecting your Most Valuable Assets

Click HERE for more information.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – VALUABLE COMMERCIAL MONOPOLY
Organized by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC) and Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)
Date and Time : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday & Tuesday, 28-29 June 2004
Venue : Pan Pacific Hotel, Kuala LumpurTHE SESSION
This session is part of the MDC-MARA ICT Entrepreneur Awareness Seminar & Workshop. On Day 2, Mr. DAVID OH will be covering the following topics:
– Overview of Intellectual Property rights
– Why IP is a valuable commercial monopoly
– How to manage intellectual assets

Click HERE to download the full program.

THE GOAL OF INNOVATION: TURNING KNOWLEDGE INTO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Organized by The Knowledge Group
Date and Time : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Wednesday & Thursday, 16-17 June 2004
Venue : Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala LumpurThe Session
In this session, Mr. DAVID OH will be covering the following topics:-
– a primer on Intellectual Property rights: patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial design, confidential information and trade secrets
– the changing role of Intellectual Property in the K-Economy
– how innovation bridges Knowledge Management and Intellectual Property creation
– protecting Intellectual Property rights in new product development

The Conference
This session will be held on Day 2 of the Innovative Product and Service Development: Winning Through Innovation Conference. Click HERE to download the brochure.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMMERCIALIZATION STRATEGIES
Organized by Technopreneurs Association Malaysia (TeAM)
Date and Time : 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm, Thursday, 10 June 2004
Venue : Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (MAVCAP), Level 11, Bangunan Bank Industri, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala LumpurThe Session
In this session, Ms. RENUKA SENA will be covering the following topics:-
– Protection – What, when, how and, most importantly, why!
– Commercialisation of IP – What to do before you go to market
– Licensing – What do I need to think about?

The Clinic
This session is part of the inaugural TeAM Clinic. As a Community Partner to the Cradle Investment Programme (CIP), TeAM, in collaboration with CIP, will be launching this clinic which is designed to provide one-on-one, practical advice to entrepreneurs delivered over 20-minute sessions. This clinic will cover the following topics:-
– Legal
– Accounting & Finance
– IP Consultancy & Commercialisation Strategies
– Funding Strategies; and
– The Real Life Experience of An Entrepreneur

Apart from Ms. Renuka Sena, who is the Deputy Chairperson of TeAM’s Legal and Intellectual Property Committee, the other panel members include Gilbert Gan, Anwar Jumabhoy, Hor Fook Kheong and Chris Chan.

The clinic is limited to 40 registrants only. For more information, click HERE.

NEW PARADIGMS OF COPYRIGHT LAW IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY: THE MALAYSIAN PERSPECTIVE
Organized by:-
Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Academy, Singapore
Science and Technology Law Center, Intitute for Information Industry (STLC), Taiwan
Insitute of Social Sciences and Philosophy (ISSP), Academia, Sinica, Taiwan

Date and Time : Monday & Tuesday, 7-8 June 2004
Venue : Center for Academic Activities, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, TaiwanThe Session
In this session, Mr. JOHN CHONG will be providing the Malaysian country report in line with the theme of the conference.

The Conference
This session is part of the The Third Conference on European and Asian Intellectual Property Rights. For more information, please click HERE.

COPYRIGHT AND SOFTWARE PROTECTION
Organized by Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS)
Date and Time : Saturday, 13 March 2004
Venue : MINDS Secretariat, Petaling JayaTHE SESSION
This session is Part 3 of MINDS’ 6-part seminar series entiteld “From Ideas to the Marketplace”. DAVID OH will be providing a strategic perspective of Intellectual Property management with a particular focus on software and copyright protection. He will also explore the issues associated with the patenting of software.

REGISTRATION
MINDS Member : RM20 per person
Non-member : RM30 per person
For more information, click HERE or download the form HERE.
To register, please contact the MINDS Secretariat by phone at +6(03) 7118 2062, fax +6(03) 7118 2063 or e-mail TSO@minds.org.my

3rd MSC INTERNATIONAL CYBERLAWS CONFERENCE
Jointly Oganized by Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDC), Malaysian Bar Council and Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI).
Date and Time : Tuesday & Wednesday, 2-3 March 2004
Venue : Nikko Hotel, Kuala LumpurThe Conference
This conference will serve as a platform for the dissemination of knowledge and discussion on the advancement of Cyberlaws, with a specific focus on the role of education, regulation, practice and enforcement in realising the government’s vision to create a world-leading framework of Cyberlaws and Intellectual Property protection. The theme “Advancing Cyberlaws: Educate, Regulate, Practise and Enforce” encapsulates the spirit in which the Conference is being organised.

Mr. BENJAMIN THOMPSON will be speaking on Electronic Alternative Dispute Resolution (E-ADR) on Day 1 of the Conference.

Mr. JOHN CHONG will be speaking on Recording Ownership over Digital Assets – Towards an Electronic Copyright Registry on Day 2 of the Conference.

Click HERE to download the brochure for the full conference schedule.

THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF WEB CONTENT
Organized by the Knowledge Group
Date and Time : Wednesday & Thursday, 25 & 26 February 2004
Venue : JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala LumpurThe Session
In this session, Mr. BENJAMIN THOMPSON will be covering the following topics:-
– domain names & trademark law
– regulation of web content
– web content: ownership issues and copyright law
– data protection & privacy vs. internet marketing
– liability for content
– recent cases/development

The Conference
This session will be held on Day 1 of the Effective Website Content Management Strategies Conference. Click HERE to download the brochure.

TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IN MALAYSIA
Organized by the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA)
Date and Time : Friday, 20 February 2004
Venue : Hotel Singgahsana, Petaling JayaThe Conference
Mr. DAVID OH will be conducting Session 4 – Registrable & Non-Registrable Trademarks and Session 5 – Classification of Goods/Services & How to Conduct Trademark Searches.

Other speakers include Mr. T. Kuhanandan (Messrs Badri, Kuhan, Yeoh & Ghandi), Mr. Teo Bong Kwang (Messrs Raja, Darryl & Loh) and Ms. Maheswari Kumarappan (Messrs Maheswari & Co.) who will be speaking on the following topics:-
– Introduction to Trademarks
– International Treaties on Intellectual Property
– Brief Overview of Procedure from Application to Registration
– Prelimnary Objections
– Oppositions

A representative from Perbadanan Harta Intelek (PHIM) will also give a briefing on the latest updates from the Registry of Trademarks.

Registration
Non-MIPA Member – RM300.00
MIPA Member – RM200.00
Chambering Student – RM150.00
Click HERE to download the brochure.

LOWERING RISKS AND COSTS BY CURBING INTERNET AND EMAIL ABUSE BY EMPLOYEES
Organized by Arkgroup Asia
Date and Time : Wednesday & Thursday, 14-15 January 2004
Venue : Grand Hyatt, SingaporeThe Session
In this session, Mr. JOHN CHONG will cover the following:-
– Consequences of internet email abuse by employees
– Surveillance and privacy issues
– How employees attempt to circumvent measures to prevent email abuse
– Guidelines, policies and best practices to prevent abuse

The Conference
This session will be held on Day 1 of the Managing Electronic Communication Risk conference. Click HERE to download the brochure.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: K-ECONOMY PERSPECTIVES
Organized by Malaysian Institute of Management(MIM)
Date and Time : 7.30 am to 8.30 pm, Wednesday, 7 January 2004
Venue : MIM Management House, 227 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala LumpurIn today’s economy, brand names, technology and savvy marketing are the money-spinners. This has resulted in the changing definition of property. Assets no longer have to be tangible. Some of the richest and most powerful companies in the world build their very existence on intangible, abstract information.

In this session, Mr. DAVID OH will cover the following topics:
a. What is Intellectual Property?
b. Overview of trade/service marks, copyright, patents, industrial designs and confidential information
c. How to maximize profits by identifying, creating, protecting, commercializing and managing Intellectual Property
d. How to minimize liabilities in the exploitation of Intellectual Property

For more information and to register, click HERE.

HOW ARE MY IDEAS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTED WITH CIP?
Organized by Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS) and Cradle Investment Programme (CIP)
Date and Time : 8.30 am to 12.00 pm, Saturday, 6 December 2003
Venue : Auditorium 1, Pusat Sains Negara, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (National Science Centre)In this session, Ms. RENUKA SENA will discuss how CIP ensures the safety and security for your ideas. This talk is part of the MINDS-CIP Workshop II that will cover practical aspects of applying for CIP funding such as tips on how to apply and what to look for and expect in the application process.

Attendance is free of charge. Click HERE to register.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CHALLENGES IN E-LEARNING
Organized by University Malaysia Sabah
Date and Time : Monday & Tuesday, 20 & 21 October 2003
Venue : Library Auditorium, University Malaysia Sabah, Sabah, MalaysiaThe Session
The proliferation of e-learning has spawned numerous issues pertaining to Intellectual Property rights and Intellectual Asset Management. The conversion of real world courses into the digital medium has created dilemmas for academic institutions, online course providers as well as academics.

In this session, Mr. JOHN CHONG will describe the current intellectual property landscape in the e-learning environment. He will deal with the various problems that have arisen as well as discuss the solutions which are currently implemented by various groups around the world.

This session will look at the following:-
– Copyright and ownership of online course materials
– Transmission and distribution of works in the digital medium
– Who owns what? The educational institution, the course provider or the academic?
– Brand protection for online courses/universities
– Policies and procedures for distance learning
– Digital Rights Management
– Managing risks in the e-learning environment
– Licensing and royalties

The Conference
This session will be held on Day 2 of the International Symposium on E-learning 2003. For more information and to register for the conference, click here.

IGNITE THE TECHNOPRENEUR FIRE!
Organized by Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (MAVCAP)
Date and Time : Friday and Saturday, 17 & 18 October 2003
Venue : New World/Renaissance Hotel, Malaysia”Ignite the Technopreneur Fire!” is a two-day workshop developed by MAVCAP and FastTrac, Australia. It is a very dynamic, interactive and innovative workshop that encompasses issues of entrepreneurship like technology assessment, commercialization, and most importantly, funding.

All you have to do is register on-line at www.mavcap.com/ignite/ignite_introduction.htm. MAVCAP is paying for the two-day workshop and for engaging industry luminaries. You just pay RM200.00 for lunch and refreshments!

PROGRAMMEDay 1

09:00 am – Program Kickoff (Colin Day)
10:00 am – MAVCAP Briefing and Introduction (Bernard Yaw)
11:00 am – Snack Break
11:15 am – Venture Funding(David Fong)
12:30 pm – Lunch & Friday Prayers
02:00 pm – Entrepreneur Mindset (Bernard Yaw)
03:00 pm – Feasibility Plan (Colin Day)
04:00 pm – Coffee Break
04:15 pm – IP Protection (DAVID OH)
05:30 pm – One to One with VC (MAVCAP & Partners)

Day 2

09:00 am – Review of Day One (Colin Day & Bernard Yaw)
10:00 am – Business Risk Assessment (Colin Day)
11:00 am – Snack Break
11:15 am – Financial Management (KC Tan)
12:30 pm – Lunch
01:30 pm – Conflict Resolution (Bernard Yaw)
02:30 pm – Strategic Competence (Colin Day)
03.30 pm – Strategic Marketing (Dali Sardar)
04:15 pm – Coffee Break
04:30 pm – Workshop Review (Bernard Yaw & Colin Day)
05:30 pm – One to One with VC (MAVCAP & Partners)

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE NEW ECONOMY (K-Economy Perspectives and Strategies)
Organized by Mindvault Sdn Bhd in association with IP BOSS
Date and Time : Thursday, 16 October 2003
Venue : Hotel Grand Maya (formerly known as Park Plaza), Kuala LumpurTHE SEMINAR
The world has changed. The Industrial Age has passed and we are now in a new global knowledge-based economy which works with a new set of rules and functions with a new set of business strategies.

Lately, there has been increasing emphasis to legally-protect Intellectual Property. However, it is more important for management to understand the strategic value of Intellectual Property as a business asset.

Amidst an increasingly competitive market in the k-economy, the effective management of a company’s IP portfolio is the key to determining its success or failure. Malaysian companies must learn to identify, create, protect, commercialize and manage their intangible Intellectual Property assets.

KEY TOPICS
New Perspectives for a New Economy
– how the economic evolution of the human race has changed the rules
– the Intellectual Property Value Chain
– a road map to identify, create, protect, commercialize and manage Intellectual Assets

Intellectual Property Rights
– definitions and conceptual overview
– what are trade marks, brands, patents, inventions, industrial designs, copyright, trade secrets, confidential information, geographical indications and layout-designs of integrated circuits

Intellectual Property Research to Sharpen Your Competitive Edge
– understanding the research process – objectives and methodology
– how to gather and analyze data using IP research tools and services
– how technology/market/competitive intelligence can give you an edge over your competition

Strategic Management and Commercialization of Intellectual Assets
– overview of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) – how to bring together business, technical and legal expertise to manage your IP portfolio
– methods and issues in valuing intangible assets and the IP portfolio
– strategies and mechanisms for commercializing Intellectual Property to maximize revenue

THE METHODOLOGY
This is a practical course consisting of 70% lecture and 30% workshop. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss case studies as well as to apply the concepts to their particular situation with the guidance of the seminar leaders. Participants will also receive a course manual containing valuable resources.

SEMINAR LEADERS
This seminar will be led by JOHN CHONG and David Oh who have extensive experience in the Intellectual Property arena having practised as lawyers and now as IP Consultants and Strategists.

They are much sought-after as IP trainers and have spoken with organizations such as the Judicial & Legal Training Institute, Malaysia Debt Ventures Bhd (MDV), Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (MAVCAP).and the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM).

They are both Honorary Members of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) and have contributed to publications like The Edge and The Star.

REGISTRATION
Seminar Fee : RM599 per person
Group Package : RM499 per person (For registration of two (2) or more participants)
Click HERE to download the brochure or email info@mindvault.com.my or call 03-62035070 for more information.