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The rise of a new IP superpower   iCal entry for this event

Monday 10th December 2012 at Lincoln's Inn

The subject:

Sick of ‘turkey’ this Christmas?  Try China instead.  TIPLO will be hosting a debate on the possible rise of China as an IP superpower.  We are all familiar with China as a source of IP infringing goods.   But are we as aware as we should be of the dramatic change in focus in this country towards creating its own IP?   Our speakers will be discussing whether China will follow in the footsteps of Japan and Korea and become Asia’s next innovation miracle for high-tech products. They will use case studies drawn from Chinese companies, the courts and the bureaucracy to highlight what is planned, what is actually happening, and what the future might hold for China.


The speakers


Ian Harvey was CEO of BTG plc from 1985 until his retirement in late 2004.  During that time he oversaw the privatisation of BTG in 1992, its public flotation in 1995, a demerger of part of its business and three Rights Issues amounting to about £250 million to raise business expansion capital from its shareholders. He was Chairman of the Intellectual Property Institute from 1999-2011



Lise Bertelsen, Executive Director,China-Britain Business Council.  With more than 15 years’ experience in the China market, Lise Bertelsen has worked with a wide variety of companies, organisations and government departments within a broad range of sectors, both in China and the UK.

Luke Minford, Partner, Rouse.  Before moving to the UK, Luke Minford spent 14 years working as an IP specialist in China, the last six as head of Rouse’s China practice. He has advised on IP strategy, management, commercialisation, protection and enforcement in China, and speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin).


The Programme

6.45pm  - Registration and refreshments

7.15pm  - Dinner followed by meeting



Chinese of course.


We very much hope to see you there for what should be an enjoyable and topical discussion.





Location: Lincoln's Inn, Old Hall


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