Intellectual Property

Mission Statement

Encompassing patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and industrial designs, Intellectual Property is a rapidly expanding area of law in the context of a technologically advancing world economy. With the large number of innovative companies doing business in the Asia-Pacific region, a thorough understanding of intellectual property law is indispensable to many lawyers in the region.

The objectives of the Intellectual Property Committee are to share and exchange ideas or information amongst the practitioners of Intellectual Property Law, to apply and enforce such laws, to participate in meetings and conferences held by the Association to achieve the above objectives, and to acquaint members of the same profession with each other.

Our Committee

The Intellectural Property Committee on its own and jointly with other IPBA Committees, has put together a number of interesting panel discussions on timely topics.  These have included in the past:

  • IP/IT Challenges in the Business Landscape
  • Resolution of Trade Secret Dispute
  • Free Trade Agreements in Asia - What Works & What Does Not?
  • Facilitating IP in Innovation
  • Intersection of IP Competition and International Trade - Technological Innovation, Technology Standards
  • Clean Tech – The Implications of New Technology in a Global Crisis

We invite all IPBA members to join our Committee by contacting one of our Committee's leaders.



Lidong Pan

Reiz Law Firm
Suit 3301, Rongchao Trading Center, Shenzhen; 10/F., Block D, GT Land Plaza, Tianhe Dist.
Guangzhou/Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

 +86 755 8311 0300
 +86-775 8231 2399



Jose Eduardo Genilo

ACCRA Law Offices (Angara Abello Concepcion Regal & Cruz Law Offices)
22nd Floor, 2nd Ave. cor. 30th St., ACCRA Law Tower, Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

 +632 830-8000
 +632 403-7007

Christopher Kao

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Four Embarcadero Center, 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA, United States


Jack Shaw

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP.
3000 El Camino Real, Suite 5-400
Palo Alto, CA, United States