Seminar on Unfair Competition Enforcement in the United States, Supply Chain and Cybersecurity Issues

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Date(s) - 19/11/2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Novotel Saigon Centre

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Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Integrity as Risk Factors in Doing Business, Michael Mudd

Cybersecurity in Vietnam An Overview, James Fitzsimmons

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Agenda

9:00am Guest & Media Registration, Coffee/tea
9:30am Welcome Remarks
Herb Cochran, Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam (HCM City).
9:40am Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Integrity as Risk Factors in Doing Business
Michael Mudd, Secretary General, Asia-Pacific, Open Computing Alliance,
Chair Amcham Hanoi IT, IP and Telecom Committee.
10:10am Unfair Competition and Unfair Business Practices in the U.S.
– Peter N. Fowler, USPTO Regional IP Attaché for Southeast Asia.
10:30am Cybersecurity in Vietnam: An Overview
– James Fitzsimmons, CEO MF8 International, Co-Chair OSAC, HCMC.
11:00am Panel: Unfair Competition Act (UCA), Supply Chain and Cyber Security
Moderator: Michael Mudd, Secretary General, Asia-Pacific, Open Computing Alliance.
Panelists:
Nguyen Manh Quy, Chief Representative of the Copyright Office in HCMC.
– Peter N. Fowler, USPTO Regional IP Attaché for Southeast Asia.
– Tran Manh Hung, Tran Manh Hung, Managing Partner,
BMVN LLC, a member of Baker & McKenzie.
– Rick Yvanovich, CEO TRG, Chair IT Committee, AmCham, EuroCham ICT Sector Committee and a Board Member of the BBGV, HCMC.
– James Fitzsimmons, CEO MF8 International, Member OSAC.
11:30am Q&A
11:55am Concluding Remarks
Peter N. Fowler, USPTO Regional IP Attaché for Southeast Asia

 

Language: English with Interpreter

Cost

Free of Charge.

Speakers

Mr. Peter N. Fowler, Regional Intellectual Property Attache for Southeast Asia, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand

Peter N. Fowler is the Regional Intellectual Property Attache for Southeast Asia posted at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, where he serves as a resource for U.S. Government personnel and national intellectual property offices, and as coordinator of United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) activities in the Southeast Asia-Pacific region. Prior to his current position, he served as Senior Counsel for Enforcement in the Office of Policy and External Affairs, working on a range of intellectual property enforcement policy issues and capacity-building programs. He also previously served as the agency’s Chief of Staff and as Acting Deputy Administrator for External Affairs.

Mr. Fowler joined the USPTO in 1995, as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Legislative and International Affairs, working on domestic and international copyright issues, including the WIPO Internet Treaties and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, organized the historic 1996 Intellectual Property Conference of the Americas, and served as the facilitator of the National Information Infrastructure Commission Task Force on Intellectual Property Rights Conference on Fair Use from 1995-1998. He has served as a technical advisor to the Office of the United States Trade Representative on many trade agreements, including Free Trade Agreements with Australia, Bahrain, Colombia, Morocco, Oman, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates, a Bilateral Trade Agreement with Vietnam, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement; and is a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiating team.

He is admitted to practice of law in California, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He serves as an Advisory Board member for the Golden Gate University School of Law Intellectual Property Law Center and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and is a member of the Regional Advisory Group for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Region.

Prior to joining the USPTO, Mr. Fowler was a partner in a boutique law firm in San Francisco, California, where his practice was focused on copyright, trademark, and entertainment law, representing creative industry individuals like artists, authors, filmmakers, performers, and software developers. He has taught as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Golden Gate University School of Law, and as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, the University of San Francisco College of Professional Studies, and in the Facultad de Educación at the Universidad Pontifícia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia.

Peter received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from John Carroll University; a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of Alabama; a Master of Arts in Political Science from Ball State University; and a Juris Doctor in Law from Golden Gate University School of Law, where he was a contributor to the Golden Gate University Law Review.

Mr. Michael Mudd, Secretary – General, Asia-Pacific, The Open Computing Alliance

Michael Mudd is the representative of the UK based Open Computing Alliance (www.opencomputingalliance.org) for the APAC region. Based in Hong Kong, he has been working in the region for 35 years. He is the Managing Partner of Asia Policy Partners LLC, a high technology consultancy specializing in IT risk management, market strategy and trade related policy. He has represented industry before APEC and is an appointed expert to the ISO for JTC-1 (ICT).

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