Intellectual Property Forum

1:20 – 3:20 pm, Thursday, August 10, 2017
Ballroom A
Chair – Paul T. Lee (Korea US IP Foundation)

IP Forum 2017 will give a presentation about a new policy in technology sharing of Federal Labs and a significant role of IP in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. World Economic Forum defines the new era as “The possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge, are unlimited. And these possibilities will be multiplied by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing.”

As a timely manner, Brookings Institute issued a policy report early this year “Localizing the Economic Impact of Research and Development: Policy Proposals for the Trump Administration and Congress” and advised that the Federal Labs should internationally share their R&D results in an early stage of R&D so that the R&D results can be effectively utilized not only in the U.S. but also in other countries. In this regard the report of Brookings Institute has proposed a creation of IPC (International Patent Consortium) in other countries, so that the R&D Results of Federal Labs can be shared with under a certain condition.

This new idea of IPC will, once implemented, give a significant impact on the R&D and Industry in Korea because the R&D investment of US Federal Labs is about ten times as bigger as Korean one, and thus the US Federal Labs are regarded as the biggest technology sources for the world R&D and industries, and thus the technology sharing which will be a core concept in the business of the 4th Industrial Revolution will give Korean industries an opportunity entering into a new technology business as well as developing new technologies on top of the shared technologies.

We will also provide for the attendees of Korean organizations with an opportunity joining Korean IPC and have a session for signing MOUs among Federal Labs and Korean IPC.


  Date, Time and Place: August 10, 2017, Thursday, 1:20-3:20 pm, Ballroom A
  Chair:  Paul T. Lee (President of Korea US IP Foundation; Chair of Washington IP Forum)
  Time   Title and Authors
 1:20  – 2:20 PM   Introduction to IPC (International Patent Consortium) and Discussion: The 4th Industrial Revolution and Intellectual Properties
Barry Datlof, Director of Technology Transfer, AS Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC)
– Korean Delegations from Korean Institutes and Government Agencies
  2:20 – 3:20 PM   Korean IPC Recruiting Session; MOUs among Federal Labs and Korean IPC