Head of Intellectual Property (知识 产权总监)
Asia Pulp & Paper in Shanghai
Jeffrey D. Lindsay is Head of Intellectual Property at Asia Pulp & Paper in Shanghai, where he works with groups across the company in China to advance IP strategy and innovation. Jeff has lived in China for 3 years and is a fan of Chinese culture and language.
Previously Jeff was a Director at Innovationedge, Corporate Patent Strategist for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and a professor (Associate Prof. at IPST, Georgia Tech campus). He is a registered US patent agent and an inventor with over 130 US patents.
Jeff is the lead author of Conquering Innovation Fatigue (John Wiley & Sons, 2009) with C. Perkins and M. Karanjikar, which discusses ways to overcome the barriers to innovation that companies, governments, and even innovators unintentionally create.
Jeff has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University (BYU) and is a registered US patent agent. Jeff is also the former Chair of the Forest Bioproducts Division of AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers).
Abstract: While the West frequently overlooks or criticizes innovation and intellectual property in China, a remarkable revolution is taking place in which IP rights are steadily being strengthened as innovation is rapidly accelerating. Those blind to these changes may miss significant opportunities or face unexpected competitive threats. The rapid rise of China's IP system and IP laws will be reviewed, with a discussion of enforcement results experienced by Western companies. Current gaps and strengths will be noted. China's recent IP creation activities and surge in innovation will also be discussed, with a discussion of implications and opportunities for Western companies.