Dr. Orakanoke Phanraksa
Co-Chair & IP Policy Manager, ASEAN Young Scientists Network & National Science and Technology Development Agency
Senior Intellectual Property Consultant at Technology Licensing Office, Technology Management Center, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand. After receiving a Bachelor of Laws from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Dr. Phanraksa pursued her education in the USA. She received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Ph.D. in laws from the University of Washington in 2000 and 2005 respectively. She is a policy specialist in the field of intellectual property law. Since 2010, she has been working closely with the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) and has played a key role in forming a policy framework to promote and strengthen technology licensing offices and IP professionals in the academic institutions within Thailand. This further extends to a recent collaboration between the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP), and NSTDA to run a six-year project called “Enabling IP Environment” in Thailand. In 2019, she was the first to be awarded the Global IP Champion Award from the Global Innovation Policy Center, US Chamber of Commerce. This award was given to five individuals in the field of intellectual property who are leading efforts to bring about positive change in their communities and around the world. Apart from her professional experience in the IP space, she is the past Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy, a non-profit organization with 200 top young scientists from all disciplines from around the world. At present, she is the Interim Co-Chair of the ASEAN Young Scientists Network.