The signs suggest that IP monetisation activity is on the rise in Southeast Asia, says A*STAR tech transfer chief
Talk about IP value creation opportunities in Asia, and inevitably for most of us the first thing that springs to mind is China. More often than not, the 10 countries and 625 million people lying to the south of the Middle Kingdom that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are left out of the conversation. These issues are also explored in more depth in a feature in the latest edition of IAM magazine.
In the course of writing the article, IAM Magazine spoke to Philip Lim, CEO at Exploit Technologies (ETPL). In this role, Lim heads up the IP commercialisation and technology transfer arm of Singapore’s national R&D institute and top patent filer, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), so he’s in the thick of Southeast Asia’s rapidly developing IP landscape.
Questions posted to Lim include:
- What difficulties does ETPL face in trying to license and transfer its own IP in Southeast Asia?
- What level of IP and technology licensing activity do you think is taking place in Southeast Asia?
- What is your advice to foreign companies seeking to license their IP in ASEAN countries?
- In your view, what should governments and rights holders in ASEAN do to better exploit locally generated IP assets and encourage foreign investment?
Information extracted from coverage on Intellectual Asset Management, 6 January 2017