The extraordinary progress in China's intellectual property protection in recent years has been witnessed worldwide. "A comprehensive IP protection system has come into shape in China since the 40 years' of reform and opening up, making outstanding achievements to the great undertakings," said Director General of the World. Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Mr. Francis Gurry. To assist Australian business navigate the Chinese IP system, Australia China Innovation Center (ACIC) will be holding multiple workshops to investors, business and start-ups. The workshop will share knowledge and insights by industry experts on different topics of China IP system, including IP legal landscape, patent application, trade mark registration, copyrights issues, innovation protection, etc. The workshop will also help start-ups to understand in greater detail the approach, they may take to entering the Chinese market. Australia China Innovation Centre (ACIC) will invite experienced Australian entrepreneurs to share their experience in understanding and expanding the Chinese Market.
What to Expect:
Gain insights from ACIC guest speakers who have real-world experience in China IP protection and Chinese market.
- What are China’s core IP laws and regulations, including patent, trademark, copyrights?
- How to implement valid IP enforcement strategies in China?
- How to ensure that the legal protection the company is seeking for its IP in China is available
- What is the state of the innovation ecosystem in China?
- What are the challenges and opportunities for entering Chinese market?
- What are effective skills to approach Chinese investors through Australian entrepreneurs’ experience?
WTOIP, Edmont Rao, Vice President
Edmont graduated from University of International Relations, Edmont is the former general manager of Huawei Africa. He also held the position of senior sales management at several globally renowned corporations such as IBM and EMC, from which he gained extensive experiences in marketing, channel development and KA relationship maintenance. Currently he is the Vice President of WTOIP in charge of business development and KA management for both China and overseas markets. He will attend two workshops, which is in Melbourne on 11th July and Sydney on 12th July.
WTOIP, Raffle Chan, Director for International Business Development
Previously served as Business Advisory for E-Commerce company such as Groupon Malaysia, Living Social Malaysia, etc., Raffle has up to 8 years background in E-commerce, communications, project management, strategic planning and business development. He has also facilitated up to 3 Tech Start-ups for commercialization in China with a handful experience in IP exchange. Now he is focusing on Technology Transfer, Tech Licensing, IP services etc in China. He will attend all of the four workshops in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney from 8th July to 12th July.
OpenEx, Clarence Tan, Australian and Malaysian Ambassador
Dr Clarence Tan is currently the Australian and Malaysian Ambassador for Singularity University, a think tank based in NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley.Dr. Tan obtained his Ph.D. from Bond University and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computers) from the University of Southern California. He received the Queensland government’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Fellowship for 2010. He is an Adjunct Professor at Bond University and Griffith University in the Gold Coast of Australia. He will attend two workshops, which are respectively in Brisbane on 8th July and in Brisbane on 10th July.
Australia China Innovation Center (ACIC), Sara Zhang, Operation Director
Australia China Innovation Centre is the unique Start-up hub providing Australia start-ups a collaborative ecosystem to make an impact on global market. With a professional experience and entrepreneurial spirit, Sara Zhang delivered her skills and knowledge in Founding the Brand of LinkedPower and Australia China Innovation Centre. ACIC Operation Director Sara Zhang will share the inforamtion about opportunities and challenges in China, which will include key knowledge about enterprise enter into Chinese market, tips for running business in China, relevant government support policies etc. She will attend all of the four workshops in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney from 8th July to 12th July.
BOP Industry, Scott Millar, CEO and Founder
The tech-head prodigy behind BOP Industries, Scott Millar is a young entrepreneur taking the world by storm. BOP Industries is a Brisbane based technology and education company on the mission to inspire the next generation of digital creators. With a focus on entrepreneurship, technology and the future of work, Scott and his team have already worked with over 20,000 students across Australia and are now connecting industry with education across the globe. He will attend one workshop in Brisbane on 8th July.
Healthtech Startup Suncayr, Sam Sheehan, Manaing Director
Sam is a passionate entrepreneur with Bachelor degrees in both Business and Law. He has a background working in Investment Banking, founded a marketplace startup, co-founded a hardware startup in wine technology and is currently the Managing Director of Australia & Asia in Healthtech startup Suncayr. Sam has been based in China previously and has engaged in technology transfers all the way through to logistics management out of China and is somewhat of a crispy skin duck connoisseur.