BARDEHLE PAGENBERG and Yusarn Audrey in cooperation with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) are pleased to invite you to their IP Conference on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Asia is a key engine for the global economy. It comprises more than 4.4 billion people (60 % of the world's population), and is the fastest growing economic region and the largest continental economy by GDP (purchasing power parity, PPP). It is therefore not surprising that trade with Asia is blossoming. The conference attempts to investigate the relevance of technology transfer when trading with Asia. What is the role of technology and trade secret licensing?

IP Event
Licensing & trasferimento di tecnologia
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Prinzregentenplatz 7
81675 Munich
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Singapore Ambassador His Excellency Jai S. Sohan (Guest of Honour)

Jai S. Sohan is currently the Singapore Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr Sohan joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in June 1985. From early November 2010 till his posting to Germany, Mr Sohan was the Director-General of ASEAN Directorate in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director-General of the ASEAN Singapore National Secretariat.

Günter Ortner

Vice President overseeing Research & Development in Asia at Rohde & Schwarz, Munich

Günter Ortner is an internationally experienced technical manager with in-depth expertise in leading a global R&D organization. Before joining Rohde & Schwarz in 2014, Mr. Ortner held several key management positions at Kontron AG.

Dr. Ursula Königer

Head of Law Strategic Marketing / Licensing / EMEA, Bayer Pharma AG, Berlin

Dr. Ursula Koeniger has studied at the Universities of Freiburg (Germany) and Geneva (Switzerland) and received a doctor’s degree in international contract law. She started her career as outside counsel in the Frankfurt office of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. Since then, Dr. Königer has worked as inhouse counsel in the headquarters of the Pharma Division of the Bayer Group with a focus on licensing transactions. In 2015, she spent six months in Singapore to build up the legal department of Bayer for South East Asia.

Dr. Oliver Pfaffenzeller

Principal IP Counsel with Siemens AG, Munich

Oliver Pfaffenzeller graduated from LMU München and earned a Ph.D. in physics from RWTH Aachen. After a PostDoc position at CNRS in Paris and a technology coordinator position at the European Commission in Brussels he joined the Siemens patent department in 2000. Presently, Oliver Pfaffenzeller heads a Siemens IP team dealing with IP matters relating to low and medium voltage switching technology. He is also responsible for reporting on Chinese patent law within the Siemens patent department. He is qualified as a European Patent Attorney and a German Patentassessor.

Won Sang (Mike) Kim

CEO of CJ Group Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters, Singapore

Won Sang (Mike) Kim is leading for new business development within the Asia Pacific region, covering Food, Logistics, Bio & Pharmaceuticals and Entertainment & Media businesses. He overlooks the operations in all 15 subsidiaries held by CJ Group in the region and manages the regional offices in India, Myanmar and Thailand.

Yidan Sun

Centre Director Europe with EDB (Economic Development Board Singapore), Frankfurt

Yidan Sun oversees EDB’s investment promotion effort in Germany and Austria. She is actively involved in shaping EDB’s Mittelstand Engagement Initiative.

Audrey Yap Su Ming

Managing Partner YUSARN AUDREY

Audrey Yap has served as WIPO Regional consultant to ASEAN and EPO’s external IP expert under the EU TRTA programme. Audrey has been named as one of Singapore’s leading lawyers by Who’s Who Legal and Euromoney. She is the only Singapore lawyer listed as one of the World’s Leading IP Strategists by IAM magazine for seven years consecutively (2009 – 2015). Audrey serves on the Board of Directors of the IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) and is a qualified lawyer in Singapore and Malaysia, a solicitor of England and Wales, and registered patent attorney.


12:00 to 07:00 pm


Lunch Reception



Peter K. Hess, Managing Partner BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Audrey Yap, Managing Partner Yusarn Audrey


Welcome Address

of His Excellency Ambassador Jai S. Sohan


Keynote Speech: "Singapore: a second pillar in Asia for Rohde & Schwarz"

Günter Ortner, Rohde & Schwarz


Presentations on the conference topic by

  • Dr. Ursula Königer: "Challenges for Pharma Companies in Asia"
  • Dr. Oliver Pfaffenzeller: "The Protection of Technical Innovation in China – Rights and Transactions"
  • Won Sang (Mike) Kim: "CJ – Using Singapore as a Base to the ASEAN"
  • Yidan Sun and Audrey Yap: "Harnessing Singapore’s global IP hub vision and entry into Asia: Updates on IPOS Search & Exam capability"

Coffee Break


Panel Discussion, Q & A


Dinner Reception