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Deciphering the NFT Fluctuations: A Deep Dive into Intellectual Property Implications


Apr 11 2024, Thursday05:00 PM - 08:00 PM (GMT +8:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore


32 Carpenter Street, 059911

, Singapore



In the constantly evolving realm of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), a noticeable shift has garnered widespread attention. The once soaring NFT prices have now experienced a substantial downturn. This panel aims to delve into the intricate world of NFTs, tracing their journey from rapid expansion to a significant market correction. Key aspects to be explored include market saturation, shifts in investor sentiment, and the influence of speculative trading.

The panel will take a deep dive into the complex legal landscape of NFTs, with a focus on the challenges faced by buyers, and startup founders as they navigate issues related to copyright, trademark, and ownership rights. The panel will also spotlight the role of blockchain in establishing ownership and resolving intellectual property (IP) disputes, while offering insights from investors on strategies to adopt post-price correction. The discussion will envision the innovative potential within the NFT space and emphasize the importance of preserving IP rights while fostering creativity and innovation.

Bonus session - Prior to the panel, IPOS International will be offering complimentary 1-1 IP Consultations to offer guidance and assistance related to IP matters. If you’ve always wondered how to go about protecting your IP, managing it and maximising its value, indicate your interest here.*


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Date: 11 Apr 2024, Thursday
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (GMT +8:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Location: 32 Carpenter Street, 059911


Speaker's Profile:

Ng Chong Yuan, Head of Faculty, IPOS International
Ng Chong Yuan

Chong Yuan is a Singapore qualified Advocate & Solicitor and has diverse in-house work experience in technology businesses spanning over about a decade. Currently, as the Head of Faculty at IPOS International, he is teaching and speaking on practice and management courses covering intellectual property (IP) and trade secrets. Prior to joining IP Academy, he was practising law at an international law firm, specializing in Intellectual Property (IP), Technology and Commercial Laws. As part of this legal practice, he focused on advising and representing clients on broad portfolios of patent and trademark rights covering many jurisdictions around the world, including USA, EU, CN, SG and AU. His clients included international manufacturing firms, technology firms, foreign law firms and government agencies. His practice experience included IP prosecution, IP court litigation and IP advisory work.

Speaker's Profile:

Sabrina Tachdjian, Head of Fintech & Payments Fund, HBAR Foundation
Sabrina Tachdjian

In the blockchain space since 2018, Sabrina leads the Fintech and Payments Fund at the HBAR Foundation, supporting the growth of the Hedera ecosystem. Prior to her work at the foundation and at Hedera, she led Blockchain investments at LINE, as well as held roles at Samsung in corporate strategy and business development. Sabrina holds a PhD in chemical and biomolecular engineering from NCSU and an MBA from NYU Stern.

Speaker's Profile:

Prof. Zhu Feida, Associate Professor of Computer Science & Associate Dean, Partnerships and Engagement, School of Computing and Information Systems, Singapore Management University
Prof. Zhu Feida

Prof. Feida Zhu, a tenured Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the School of Computing and Information Systems, Singapore Management University, is deeply involved in research related to AI, collaborative intelligence, blockchain, data asset, and AI governance focussing on applying these technologies to business, financial, and consumer innovation. Prof. Zhu’s significant contributions include founding and directing Pinnacle Lab for Analytics with China Ping An Insurance Group and DBS-SMU Life Analytics Lab. Additionally, Prof. Zhu serves as the Founder and Chief Scientist of SYMPHONY, a Web3 blockchain-based protocol. Prof. Zhu’s academic achievements include over 100 peer-reviewed research publications at international conferences, awards including Best Student Paper Awards at ICDE’07 and PAKDD’07 and leadership roles as General Co-Chair of IEEE ICDM’18 and ACM KDD’21. Prof. Zhu earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Moderator's Profile:

Dr. Purnima Mohan, Assistant Professor, Singapore Institute of Technology
Dr. Purnima Mohan

Dr. Purnima obtained her Doctorate and Master's degrees in Communication Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS). She has expertise in Layer 2 and Layer 3 network protocols while working in the industry with Aricent/Altran Group --- TELLABS datacom development, Finland. Her current research areas include Blockchain, AI, and next-generation networks. She has successfully completed applied research projects on 'Blockchain-based Timestamping for Proof of Existence of Artifacts' and 'Blockchain Smart Contract Vulnerability Scanner,' collaborating with industry and government agency. With over 10 years of experience in software development and deployment in the industry, she has conducted several Blockchain workshops for industries and has also contributed as a speaker in the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF 2023), imparting valuable insights on the technology's applications and its impact on the industry.