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Just Words


FADE IN:

INT. STUDY - DAY

PETER gets a phone notification as he is cleaning an electric guitar.

PETER (V.O.)

Does IP impact on the

innovative and inclusive

future of businesses?

FLASHBACK

INT. CONFERENCE HALL, TOKYO - DAY 2005

Plenary, Harvard Asia Business Conference. Wearing a "Speaker"tag, Peter sits among the audience. A SPEAKER speaks on stage.

PETER (V.O.)

I spent a fortune to buy

their high-tech and branded

car. See what he has to say

about their innovation.

SPEAKER

We make good cars to make

good money...

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Oh, even for them, innovation

is just a means to an end. I

thought they've the real

passion to be innovative. How naive I'm!

END FLASHBACK

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

As to the inclusive future

of businesses..,

Peter takes a look of the ETune system of his guitar.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

The technology used to

put pickups and wirings

on a plank of wood is

different from automatic

tuning. So a guitar

manufacturer would have

to include the e-tuning

system provider if it

wouldn't do R&D in house.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

In addition to innovation

costs, the innovation might

not be accepted by the

market.

Peter takes another look at the notification.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

What would be interesting

to talk about?

FLASHBACK

INT. LECTURE THEATRE HKUST - DAY 2000

Peter (46) is among around 40 mature students. Enters Prof Gary Orren of Harvard Kennedy School.

GARY ORREN

There're just two things

that interest people: sex

and money. Let's just

talk about money.

END FLASHBACK

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

He's so plain, direct and

persuasive.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

So any data, information

or knowledge that can be money-making would be

interesting to anyone.

Whether the sector is

Technology, Media & Telecommunication

(TMT) is quite irrelevant.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

I've been a trend setter

in my own way. Having

connected IP with business

and trade, businesses

should recognize the

trend. To capitalize on it,

they can use IP to finance

projects, facilitate IP

liquidity, and create an

IP-based new market

in the Greater Bay Area.

FLASHBACK

INT. BIP Asia Forum - DAY (2018)

Peter speaks on stage, standing next to a large screen depicting him getting a truck load of money.

PETER

My main message is to

establish an IP-based

Capital Market in the

Greater Bay Area.

END FLASHBACK

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

I talked about IP

securitization and

tokenization. Now IP

securitization has been

written into the Outline

Development Plan for

Guangdong-Hong Kong-

Macao Greater Bay Area.

Peter surfs the web.

PETER (V.O.) ICont'd)

It's in Chapter 4, Section 3,

last line: "To initiate pilot

projects for the securitization

of intellectual property."

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Businesses may never

appreciate the value

of intellectual, industrial

or commercial property.

But they know if there's

public policy support of

a business model, it can't

be bad.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Businesses would like to

know how to make good

money. They don't really

care about any innovation,

or IP. If they've to include

others to make good

money, they can be flexible.

FLASHBACK

INT. CONFERENCE ROOM, GENEVA - DAY (1996)

The HEAD (40s) of the United Kingdom speaks. Peter (42) as a UK delegate listens admirably. The head finishes speaking to the microphone.

PETER

You've made an excellent

intervention.

HEAD

(Smiling)

Just words...

RETURN TO PRESENT

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

So the value proposition

of any activities should

be visiible and tangible.

Or, they're just words.

FADE OUT. The End

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