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In the last decade, 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 understanding and improvement of Asian IP research and regimes. Under the auspice of the Applied Research Center for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA) at 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 Inaugural Roundtable was followed by a Second Roundtable at Chinese University of Hong Kong in March 2016, and by a Third Roundtable at the National Taiwan University in September 2016. The Fourth Roundtable is scheduled to be held on April 7- 8, 2017 in Hangzhou, anf future roundtable will be held every six months.

For the full program of the first three VIPP Roundtables, see here.

Last updated on 11 Apr 2017 .