LESI 2017 Winter Planning Meeting

Winter Planning Meeting 2017

LES International is pleased to announce that the 2017 Winter Planning Meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand 3-5 February.

Registration List as of 20 January 2017



Schedule of Events

Download the 2017 WPM Agenda here..

Friday, 3 February 2017

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

National Leaders Meeting

  • Institutionalization of best practices
  • Leadership Manuals/Checklists
  • Data from previous National Presidents Council meetings

  Patricia Bunye, LESI President

4:10 pm - 5:10 pm

Society Case studies

“Sustaining Growth of a Large/Established Society”

“Attracting Attendance at Meetings”: LES Italy

  • Mattia dalla Costa

“Growing a Small/New LES Society”: LES Thailand

Minimum Deliverables from National Societies/Minimum requirements for a healthy society

Leadership Development/Transition to the Next Term

5:10 pm - 5:40 pm

Issues specific to National Secretaries/National Treasurers

5:40 pm - 6:00 pm

Discussion leader: Omer Hiziroglu

Saturday, 4 February 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winter Planning Meeting
Topic 1 Welcome and Overview of the Agenda
Peter K. Hess, LESI President-Elect
Topic 2 The State of LES/I


A discussion on some of the major trends concerning LES and the societies


  • François Painchaud: Implications of a shrinking membership
  • Yvonne Chua: How does LES(I) look from a “remote” perspective
  • Peter K. Hess: How does LES(I) look from an “internal” perspective
Topic 3 Success Stories and Perspectives from National Societies


Summary/conclusions of the discussion at the National Leaders´ Meeting

Presenters: Patricia Bunye (moderator) & Omer Hiziroglu 

Topic 4 Summary of Long Range Planning Survey; Recommendations and possibly vote on the LESI Top Strategic Initiatives

Presenter: Russel Levine


Topic 5 A New Committee Strategy for LESI


Presenter: John Paul

Topic 6 LESI´s Strategy towards IAM/IPBC

Presenter: Tilman Müller-Stoy (External Relations Committee)
Topic 7 Update on the Young Members Congress


Presenter Sherry Rollo (Young Members Congress)

Topic 8 Recap/Administrative Announcements
Concluding Remarks

End of session:   5 pm


At around 11:00 am & 3:30 there will be a coffee break; around 1:00 pm there will be lunch.

7:30 pm
Dinner - meeting attendees and accompanying persons are invited to two-hour dinner cruise departing from the hotel at 6:30 pm
Sunday, 5 February 2017
No Scheduled Events


Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
28 Charoenkrung Road
Watprayakrai Bangkholame, Bangkok 10120 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2307 8888
Fax: +66 (0) 2307 8899

Grand Room Rate: THB 3,700 net/room/night, inclusive of breakfast & WiFi
Grad Room One Bedroom Rate: THB 4,100 net/room/night, inclusive of breakfast & WiFi

To receive these rates, return this hotel reservation form to:

Ms. Juthamars Chayangsu
Events Sales Manager, Chatrium Riverside Hotel
T: +66(0) 2307 8888 M: +66(0) 8 8003 4876 F: +66 (0) 2307 8899
Email: juthamars.cha@chatrium.com
and Pinta P. Macdougall at Pinta.M@tilleke.com

February 2 - 3, 2017 LES Thailand Annual Meeting

“IP Commercialization: from Laboratory to Global Marketplace”

Place: Chatrium Riverside Hotel Charoenkrung, Bangkok, Thailand

Recently, IP session has become more essential to the business in ASEAN and worldwide. We are delighted to present IP session in the business’s sphere and innovation which transfers from ASEAN to the Global Marketplace. The conference will be arranged in 2 days from 2nd -3rd February 2017. It will give the opportunities for the speakers from different regions to expand their knowledge and ideas in the Globalization to the participants. We are honored to invite LES Thailand, LESI’s members and all visitors to visit and be the part of our event.


Download the 2017 Annual Meeting Program Here

Day One, Thursday 2 February 2017

8.00 – 9.00

Registration, Networking and Morning Coffee

9.00 – 9.15

Welcome Address

Dr. Wilaiporn Chetanachan, President of LES Thailand and Director of
Corporate Technology Office, The Siam Cement PCL. (SCG)

Alan Adcock, LES Thailand Organizing Committee and Partner and Deputy Director—Intellectual Property, Tilleke and Gibbins

9.15 – 9.30

Opening Ceremony and Opening Address by Guest-of-Honor

Thosapone Dansuputra, Director-General, Department of Intellectual Property

9.30 – 10.00

Keynote Speech by LES International Board

Patricia Bunye, President of LES International

Peter Hess, President-elected LES International

10.15 – 10.30

Networking Coffee/Tea Break

10.30 – 12.30

Session 1: Global Business and Trend in Licensing

Moderator: Dr.Tilman Mueller Stoy, Partner Attorney-at-Law, and BARDEHLE PAGENBERG
Speakers: Susan A. Hallen, IP Management Solutions Manager, IBM
Omer Hiziroglu, General Partner, Diffusion Capital Partners
Dr. Edelbert Häfele, CEO, Patev
Mathew Luby, Director of Analytics-Asia, CPA Global

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch Break (Buffet)

13.30 – 15.15

Session 2: Commercialization of Life Science Intellectual Property: A Workshop based on the WIPO Guide for the Commercialization of Intellectual Property

Moderator:Fiona Nicolson, Partner, Bristows
Speakers: Gary N. Keller, Chief Executive Officer, Xomix Ltd.
Francois Painchaud, Partner, ROBIC
Dr. Nares Dumrongchai, Director, TCELS

15.15 – 15.30

Networking Coffee/Tea Break

15.30 – 17.30

Session 3: Collaboration and Technology Transfer: From Research to Business

Moderator: Dr. Orakanoke Phanraksa, Researcher, Technology Licensing Office Division, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
Speakers: Eliza Stefaniw, Intellectual Property Management and Communication Specialist, KMUTT
Adam Bates, Mahasarakham University
Jeong Joong Kim, Executive Vice President, WIPS Co., Ltd.
Malay Mishra, Lexis Nexis
Alan Adcock, Partner and Deputy Director—Intellectual Property, Tilleke and Gibbins


LEST Annual Meeting (Cocktail)

Day Two, Friday 3 February 2017
08.00 – 09.00

Registration, Networking and Morning Coffee/Tea

09.00 – 10.15

Session 4: Mock Licensing Negotiation

Moderator: Arnaud Michel, Avocat au Barreau de Paris/Partner, GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL A.A.R.P.I.
Speakers: Russell Levine, Partner, Kirkland and Ellis LLP
Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner, Boehmert& Boehmert
John Paul, Partner, Finnegan
Marcello Dini, Licensing Manager, Sisvel Group
Yu Sarn Chiew, Partner, Yusarn Audrey
Yingyong Tanthanapongphan, Senior Manager, The Siam Cement PCL. (SCG)

10.15 – 10.30

Networking Coffee/Tea Break

10.30 – 12.30

Session 5: Recent cases on IP Licensing

Moderator: Ningling Wang, Managing Partner, Finnegan Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP Shanghai Representative Office
Speakers: James Sobieraj, Brinks Gilson & Lione
Andrew Wells
, HGF Limited
Robert Mcewin, Australian National University
Dr. Michael Beyer, Chief Operating Officer, PATEV-ICM International Sarl

12.30 – 13.30

Networking Coffee/Tea Break

13.30 – 15.15

Session 6: Innovation & Business

Moderator: Dr. Allen Yeo, Chairman, Patnova
Speakers: Peter Willimott, Senior Program Officer, WIPO
Lawrence Bickers, Managing Director, Coller IP
Mina Maeda, Senior Manager, Social Innovation IP Dept. IP Business Division, Intellectual Property Division, Hitachi, Ltd.
Dr. Rahul Pandey, Solution Consultant, Southeast Asia & Hong Kong,
Clarivate Analytics
Jason Loh, Partner, i2P Ventures Pte Ltd

15.15 – 15.30

Networking Coffee/Tea Break

15.30 – 17.30

Session 7: Recent IP Licensing Developments in Thailand and ASEAN

Moderator: Peter N. Fowler, Acting Regional IP Attache for SE Asia, USPTO
Speakers: Sutathip Yutayothin, The Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court of Thailand
Dr. Lerson Tanasugarn, Chulalongkorn University                 
Suebsiri Taweepon, Partner, Tilleke and Gibbins
Nont Horayangura, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

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Registration Package

Member Rate (THB)

Non-Member Rate (THB)

Package A (1 Seat)



Package B (2 Seats)

16,000 (8,000×2)

23,000 (11,500×2)

Package C (3 Seats)

22,500 (7,500×3)

33,000 (11,000×3)

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  1. Wire transfer to account information below:
    Account Name: Licensing Association (Thailand)
    Account Number: 020-109544-1
    Bank Name: Kasikorn Bank PCL
    Address: 716/5 Techavanit Road, Bang Sue, Bangkok 10800 THAILAND
    Swift code: KASITHBK
    Note: Kindly send the payment slip back to contact@licensingthailand.com. After the payment confirmation, we will confirm shortly.
  2.  Credit Card Payment on Conference Date at registration desk

More information on www. http://licensingthailand.com. If you have any queries, please contact by e-mail: contact@licensingthailand.com or tel: +662 056 5829 or +662 586 5307