PIAC Beijing – November 15th-6th, 2015

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People Republic of China (PRC) holds annually, since 2010, the PIAC conference addressing patent information specialists.

Questel addressed the Intellectual Property Lifecycle Management and Company Monetization in a worskshop, illustrating how a portfolio can be evaluated and create licensing opportunities. The workshop was illustrated through a use case scenario from a wellknown Chinese telecom company.

Mr. Bing FAN, head of IP Department of MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Software and Integrated Circuit Promotion Centre) of the PRC, gave his view regarding patent analysis of software and integrated circuit industry, during Questel’s workshop.

Mr. Fan shared his experience in patent analysis and how patent analysis can be used to improve portfolio management and mitigate risks illustrated with a use case from the operating system FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array)

Workshop abstract

The current Chinese economy is entering a critical transformation period.
The macroeconomic stress is reflected in the company’s decision-making process where no company of any size can avoid fierce competition, whether international or domestic, without seizing or maintaining a dominant position in the market.

How can R&D departments protect the technology advancement? How can IP departments help their company maximize the value of their IP assets?

Business owners would benefit following the market trends and the IP practitioners should help to identify and grasp this trend.

Patent Information Annual Conference of China (PIAC) is the first international conference of its kind and size in China, designed to build an international communication and cooperation platform for patent information use.
It brings together delegates from IP offices, in-house counsels, IP attorneys, patent experts, as well as patent information service providers.

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