2nd High-Level Forum on IP Monetization Held

[16 November 2015| Taguig City, Philippines] For the second time, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) met with various government agencies to develop a policy framework  for the valuation of intellectual property (IP) and its financing to assist in the commercialization of their intangible assets.
The second high-level forum on IP Valuation and Financing was held last 06 November at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Office in Makati City. This was a follow-up to the first meeting held in May. Representatives of banks, accounting firms and creative industry groups also attended the forum.

“We are overwhelmed by the support from our partners in the government and in the private sector.
All understood the importance of the policy framework that we are pushing. In some agencies, regulations and programs supporting our IP monetization policy already exist and it is just a matter of integrating them into one coherent national policy framework, said Atty. Allan Gepty, IPOPHL Deputy Director General.


He added that the government will continue to work with the industry in finalizing the details of the policy framework for IP Valuation and Financing for Philippine businesses.

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The participants to the 2nd IP Valuation and Financing Forum with the speakers and IPOPHL officials.


The two speakers and facilitators at the forum were Mr. Jamesy Laya, the Executive Director of KPMG Corporate Finance Singapore, and Dr. Hidero Niioka, the Founder and CEO of the innovation marketplace, IP Nexus.

In his presentation, Mr. Laya noted the rising importance of intangible assets to global enterprises. About 53% of the assets of enterprises are intangibles which can be potentially monetized.  He cited the potential of the policy in helping the country’s SMEs, inventors, and the creative industry in making use of their IP assets.

For his part, Dr. Niioka discussed IP Financing in details to the participants and some of the trends in global IP Financing.


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Mr. Jamesy Laya of KPMG Singapore 


At the sidelines of the forum, IPOPHL signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IP Nexus.

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IPOPHL DDG Allan Gepty signs the MoU with IP Nexus’ Dr. Hidero Niioka

Under the agreement, the IPOPHL and IP Nexus will exchange IP information and cooperate on areas such as IP market place, Ip commercialization, and promotion of IPOPHL’s online IP Depot. ###