Lpines Advances IP Acquisition and Strategy Discussion at IP Business Congress, a Global Gathering of IP Executives.

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Lpines addressed IP acquisition and strategy issues at the largest gathering of global corporations and IP leaders in this unique 3 day event held in Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore, November 17th through November 19th, 2013.

“Going forward, attaining IP leadership is going to be an important indicator of corporations’ competitive strengths and economic value creation potential.” – Steve Lee, President of Lpines Inc.

“Innovative companies today must achieve and maintain IP leadership in their respective industry. Today, no other issues are more central than the ability to acquire, manage, and leverage IP rights to gain market advantage in their respective industries - just look at the recent example of Apple vs. Samsung patent battles in the smartphone market,” noted Steve Lee, President of Lpines. This trend of rising IP battles among technology companies is not going away. It will likely accelerate as companies want to use IP as leverage to gain more business advantages, so IP is where the next competitive battles are going to be fought.

Lpines addressed IP acquisition and strategy issues at the largest gathering of global corporations and IP leaders in this unique 3 day event held in Singapore. Steve Lee addressed “Effective Strategic Patent Acquisition” along with IP executives from Intel Corporation (the largest chip company in the world with $53 billion in annual revenue), T Maria Lam, who heads Asia-Pacific Patent Strategy, and Fergel Clarke, Director of IP Business analytics at Lenovo Group (a leading computer maker with $30 billion in annual revenue). The panel was moderated by Frank Bernstein from Kenyon and Kenyon, the firm named the “Best Intellectual Property Firm in the US” by World Finance in 2012.

The IPBC Asia is the only event in the region to focus on how rights owners can strategically use intellectual property to secure greater operational flexibility, drive revenues, enhance bottom-line returns, increase shareholder value and provide greater leverage in the financial markets. Sessions explored Asia’s IP future, IP based investment, Cross-border IP deals, Building effective IP portfolios, Creating IP value, effective strategic IP patent acquisition, and valuation related topics. The speaking faculty included the IPBC’s core audience of chief IP officers and heads of intellectual property from major IP-owning companies, plus key members of the global commercialization and monetization community. IPBC Asia featured set-piece debates, roundtables, and a host of networking opportunities. Throughout the event, there was a special focus on the opportunities, challenges, and potential pitfalls that IP value creators may encounter in the Asia-Pacific region. For more information on IPBC Congress, http://www.ipbusinesscongress.com/asia/2013/Default.aspx

Representatives from global leaders included: Google, Intel, Samsung, Phillips, Qualcomm, Microsoft, HP, Panasonic, GE, Boston Scientific, EMC, Exxon Mobil, Ford, LG, Hitachi and many others.

About Lpines (http://www.lpines.com)
Lpines is a California based technology transfer and venture formation firm. The firm supports operating companies with their strategic IP acquisition activities while working with their patented technologies and explores various options to “monetizing” those assets, nationally as well as internationally. The firm advises companies and typically reviews technology assets based on inherent asset quality, commercial interest and benefits to the public and technology area “fit” for Lpines team and its partner firms and investors. Lpines also facilitates technology commercialization and venture formation activities with research institutes, entrepreneurial ventures and companies in promising technology applications area.

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