Friday, August 14, 2015

LES Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2015

6th LES Asia Pacific regional conference 2015- all the latest advances in the commercialisation of Intellectual Property under one roof!

September 30- October 2, 2015
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Licensing Executives Society of Malaysia (LESM) is honoured to be the host for this year’s LES Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2015. LES Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2015 is always an opportunity to network, exchange ideas and build international contacts.

The Conference Program

Game-changers see something that others don’t. They adopt a different strategy and compete by changing the rules of the game in the industry. Expert keynote speakers and industry players will explore different dimensions of what it takes to be a game-changer, how to implement a successful licensing strategy, with dedicated panel sessions and workshops focusing on the survival of a brand, the powering of innovation through patent protection and licensing strategies and the maximisation of the business of intellectual property across different jurisdictions. We look forward to your participation in this exciting event in one or more of the following roles: conference sponsor, exhibitor and/or participant.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

KPDNKK Needs To Be Caring Ministry - Hamzah Zainuddin

The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) needs to be a caring ministry to regain public confidence and trust in the ministry, says its new minister Datuk Hamzah Zainudin.

He said the ministry's personnel must ensure that the goal could be achieved by making all the 30 million consumers in the country as stakeholders.

"Ensure that these consumers benefit from everything determined by the ministry in the interest of all levels of society," he said after the handing-over of duty to him by his predecessor Datuk Seri Hasan Malek, here, today.

He said the biggest challenge to be tackled by the ministry was the public's negative perception of the ministry, especially by the social media.

Hamzah said he was also reminded of this by this predecessor Hasan before handing over the duty of helming the ministry to him.

"Whatever we do, even good, is not being highlighted by them. They only harp on negatives," he said.

Hamzah said Hasan was committed to his work and was still reminding him on certain issues that had not been resolved yet by the ministry although the latter was no longer heading the ministry. - Bernama

Friday, August 7, 2015

Mosti Approves RM3.82 Million For Research, Development And Commercialisation Projects

TRONOH -- The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations has approved 6,278 research, development and commercialisation projects with an allocation of RM3.82 million under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) and the Tenth Malaysia Plan (10MP), as of June 30.

Deputy minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah said of that, 1,712 projects were approved through the 10MP with funds worth RM924.06 million while 4,566 projects were approved in the 9MP with funds of RM2,896.75 million.
"A total of 3,906 projects were completed under the 9MP while 495 projects under the 10MP so far.
"During the 10MP from 2011 until June 30 this year, 474 intellectual properties were produced with RM602.53 million in sales, while 63 projects were commercialized," he said.
He was speaking to Bernama after officiating the closing ceremony of the 35th Science and Engineering Design Exhibition (SEDEX35) at the Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) Chancellor Complex here Thursday.
The competition comprised five categories - the Open Innovation Challenge, Postgraduate Research, Engineering Team Project, Final Year Project and Young Inventors Challenge.
Project director Lye Kelvin said the competition was aimed at discovering new talent especially among students in science and innovation sector, to resolve global issues in the future.
A total of 175 groups comprising UTP students, schoolchildren and the public participated in the competition which was held yesterday and today. - BERNAMA