RICO V. DOMINGO, born in Manila, Philippines; Admission to Practice Law: Philippine Bar (1977, Rolls of Attorneys Number 27470); and the State of New York Bar, United States of America, and the U.S. Federal District Courts (1985 with Attorney Registration No. 2051449); Philippine Patent Office (now Intellectual Property Office) (1978); and United States Patent and Trademark Office (1985). Education: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), University of the Philippines (October 1971); Bachelor of Laws (LI.B.), University of the Philippines (1976) (member, Editorial Board, Philippine Law Journal [Law Review of the U.P. College of Law]); Master of Laws (LI.M.) (1980), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., Graduate School of Law; Master of Business Administration (MBA Units), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., School of Business; and Post-Graduate Studies, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Academe: Professor, Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism, Communication Department, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University; Professor, School of Law, Ateneo de Manila University; Philippine Supreme Court-accredited Lecturer, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE); a Pre-Bar Reviewer in Intellectual Property Law and Mercantile Law, University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law; Lecturer at U.P. Law Center; Team Leader, SRI International-Washington, D.C. Research Group funded by the U.S. Agency on International Development; Scholar, Training Program on Industrial Property Rights (Industrial Property Rights Course for Management Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship [AOTS]), Japan Patent Office (JPO), Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JII) Tokyo, Japan, 1996; and Philippine Expert, Philippine Judicial Reform Programme on Access to Justice funded by the European Union. Government Service: First Chairman, Philippine Videogram Regulatory Board (now Optical Media Board ). Legal Practice and Experience: Research Assistant, University of the Philippines Law Center (1976-1979); Associate, Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako (1977-1983); Partner, Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako (1983-1987); Philippine Anti-Piracy Counsel and Executive Director of Operations, Motion Picture Export Association of America (MPEAA) (1987-1989); MPEAA's Asia/Pacific Regional Counsel and Regional Director (1989-1992) with responsibility for 20 countries including Japan, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Peoples Republic of China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and the Philippines; Proprietor/Principal, the Law Firm of R. V. Domingo & Associates; and Managing Director, RVD Business Intelligence Consultancy, Inc. (RVDBic) (with international strategic partnership with International Risk Ltd. with offices in Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, Kingdom of Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, United States, United Kingdom, Canada and other key cities in the Asia/Pacific Region); handles international and domestic dispute resolutions including arbitrable commercial cases before the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Professional, Civic and Social Affiliations: member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP); Vice President/Trustee, Philippine Bar Association (PBA); member, American Bar Association (ABA); member, ABA Sections of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, International Law and Practice, Entertainment and Sports Industries, and Law Practice Management; Sustaining Member, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA); member, NYSBA Sections of Dispute Resolution, Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, and International Law and Practice; member, Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI); member, International Trademark Association (INTA); member, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA); member, International Pacific Bar Association (IPBA); Officer/Director, Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP); Past Secretary/Director, Rotary Club of Manila (Paul Harris Fellow); President, U.P. High School Alumni Association (1994-1996); President, Makati (Sports) Club, Inc. (1995-1996); Vice President, U.P. Law Alumni Association, Inc.; member, American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines; member, Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP); member, American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS International), Virginia, U.S.A.; and President, RVD Business and Legal Outsourcing Group (RVDBlawg),Inc.