Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 5G is
leading the trend of 2021. According to "The 5G Economy" published
by IHS Market, the global 5G industry investment will reach
US$4 trillion in 2035, and another
US$12 trillion will be invested in
related applications driven by 5G.
Mr. Jang-Hwa Leu, the Director
General of Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic
Affairs Taiwan, indicated that the semiconductor and ICT advantage
of Taiwan is impregnable in the
world. To keep the lead, intellectual property (IP) protection
becomes vital. "5G is setting off a new industrial revolution… the
key to be standing on firm ground is to control the latest
innovation and IP," said Mr. Leu.
Under the theme of "Maximising 5G IP value in Taiwan" and co-organized by Business Next, IPBC Taiwan
2021 presents in-depth speeches and discussions about IP and patent
protection strategy as well as the value of 5G. The morning session
includes senior executives and experts from Nissan Motor, Ericsson,
Micron Technology, ARM, Intel, Nokia, and more. Apart from the
critical 5G patents, the speakers also shared their insights toward
the development of 6G.
Dr. Jen-Ming Wu, Director at the
Next Generation Communications Research Center of Hon Hai Research
Institute, kicked off the afternoon session with "Innovation Trend
and IP Strategy of 5G", suggested that "The fourth generation of
mobile communications changed our daily lives, while the fifth
generation is changing our society as a whole."
Followed by Jerry Hsu, President
at 5G Industry Innovation and Development Alliance, he illustrated
the mass applications of combining 5G with AI and big data. "So
charging royalty is getting more and more sophisticated," supported
by Dr. Jen-Ming Wu, "We have to be
very careful while deploying IP and patent strategies."
"In addition to self-developed patents, the concept of building
a patent platform has gradually become a trend," stated
Sarina Lin, VP of MediaTek Inc. With
the help of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), many
Taiwanese enterprises join forces to establish an IP
For example, HTC has been introducing AR/VR and AI to
healthcare, education, and entertainment. Chia Te Lu, the VP, Head of Business
Development, and General Counsel of HTC, indicated that "Patents
are useful assets when enterprises cooperate and negotiate with
Similarly, Billie Chen, Associate
General Counsel and Chief IP Counsel of Taiwan Semiconductor
Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) mentioned, "As the champion of
patent application in Taiwan for
five continuous years, researchers at TSMC not only develop their
own technologies but proactively collaborate with others."
"Acer has built a solid patent strategy based on both vertical
and horizontal development opportunities," said Lydia Wu, General Counsel of Acer. "We always
reserve the most important patents."
Dr. Shiaw-Shian Yu, Executive VP
and Executive Operating Officer of ITRI, concluded the event with
ITRI's 2030 Technology Strategy & Roadmap. "Cross-field
collaboration matters," said Dr. Shiaw-Shian Yu, "If we can integrate patents
owned by Taiwanese companies, we will see an exponential growth of
impacts to the world!"
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