RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has been recognised in Asian Legal Business (ALB) Intellectual Property (IP) Rankings 2017 in the practice areas of Patents and Copyright/Trademark for the fifth consecutive year. This year’s list featured the best IP firms in Asia and covered jurisdictions including China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
ALB’s extensive research process comprised going through firms’ submissions, conducting interviews, editorial resources and market suggestions to identify and rank the top IP firms in Asia.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Partner (Foreign Lawyer) Erwan Barre was invited to speak at the Financial Times (FT) Asia Healthcare & Life Sciences Summit: Shaping the future of healthcare.
Erwan was interviewed by FT’s Singapore Correspondent on his expert opinion regarding the “Legal implications of health tech”, as health technology is a rapidly growing industry in Asia, with more and more investments across the region. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing was the only law firm to be represented at the Summit.
With technological innovations increasingly shaking up the practice of healthcare, this raises legal concerns among stakeholders about intellectual property rights, data privacy, and the legal ramifications of financing health tech products and services, among other issues. He discussed about the legal stumbling blocks for health tech companies, regulators and investors, and shared how the relevant stakeholders can best protect themselves.
The Summit on 25 April 2017 was held in Singapore. Various industry experts from the government as well as private sectors convened to address the latest developments of the transforming healthcare landscape and what the future holds for Asia. Chief Executive Officers, Chief Medical Officers and other senior business and government leaders were invited to examine how initiatives taken today will change the healthcare geography of tomorrow.
The keynote address was given by CEO of Integrated Health Information Systems and CIO of Ministry of Health, Bruce Liang.