External Event Invites

Stanford GSB Alums are invited to the Berkeley Club of Hong Kong event below SATURDAY 14 July 2012. Please respond directly to Steve Lam (stevenlamhy@gmail.com) if interested.

Subject: Intellectual Property: the Overlooked Weapon for Business Success
Time: 10:30 AM, 14 July 2012, End Time: 1 PM (light lunch served)
Venue: Marks & Clerk, Level 9, Cyberport 1, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hog Kong
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: HKD 100 Please make your check payable to "Berkeley Club of Hong Kong Limited"
RSVP: Steve Lam | stevenlamhy@gmail.com
Peter Yu | peteryu@cal.berkeley.edu

Event:
This talk is for those who are interested in understanding how intellectual properties can impact your business, the IP situation in China, or a career path in IP.

Featured Berkeley Alumnus:
MICHAEL LIN – Patent Attorney at Marks & Clerk

Michael Lin (B.A. Biochemistry from U.C Berkeley; J.D. from Boston University) was such a terrible scientist that he had to become a lawyer. Michael is currently a Patent Attorney at Marks&Clerk, Hong Kong where he manages the Chem-Bio group. Previously he was a Senior Patent Counsel at Procter & Gamble Co. in Beijing where he set up and managed P&G’s Beijing Patent group growing it from 0 to 11 people in 3.5 years. Prior to Beijing, he worked for P&G in Kobe, Japan for over a decade. During his P&G career, he was in charge of Patent matters for P&G’s Asian laundry and cleaning products for about 9 years. Michael has handled global IP strategies and Asian Patent matters related to licensing, patent drafting/filing, prosecution, enforcement, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions. Michael has experience handling in patent matters in Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and other Asian countries. Michael is an Ohio, U.S.A. Attorney and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Direction to Cyberport
Mini-bus: 69 from Quarry Bay, 69X fom Causeway Bay/SOGO,10B from Wellington Street in Central (outside Tsui Wah). Double decker bus: 30X from Central/Exchange Square, 73 from Stanley (Tung Yau Wan Road). For those who are driving, parking is available at Car Park P2 ($15 per hour). Spending over $100 in a single transaction at Cyberport Arcade will get two hours of free parking.