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Traditionally, IP professors working on Asia have built up contact mainly through conferences. In addition, some Asian IP forums and even association have been set up in recent years. However, there is a need for and desirability of having a small group of IP professors to meet regularly, in a form of roundtable that serves as platform and advocacy for enhancing the understanding and improvement of IP research and regimes in Asia. Under the auspice of the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law Singapore Management University (SMU), and the German Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, the Inaugural VIPP (visionary IP professors) Roundtable was convened at SMU in August 2015. The Second VIPP Roundtable was held at Chinese University of Hong Kong in March 2016. The Third VIPP Roundtable was held at the National Taiwan University in September 2016. The Fourth Roundtable was held on April 7-8, 2017 in Shanghai at East China University of Political Science and Law. The Fifth VIPP Roundtable was delayed due to the unstable situation in North Korea and was held on 14-15 April 2018 in Nagoya University, Japan. The Sixth VIPP Roundtable was held at the University of Malaya, Malaysia on October 26-27, 2018. Future roundtable will be held every six months.

For the program and summary of the VIPP Roundtables, click here.

For the list of attendees, click here.

Last updated on 06 Dec 2019 .