Upcoming events

Please note a few upcoming events, listed mostly in chronological order:

On February 28, 2012, Paul Jones and Xu Jing will be speaking in the Strafford live phone/web seminar entitled “IP Litigation in China“.  The panel will address challenges for IP protection in the Chinese court system.

On March 15, 2012, AmCham China, the United States Information Technology Office (USITO), Fordham University School of Law and the European Chamber of Commerce will host a conference on Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights.  The Conference will take place in Beijing. Second Circuit Judge Denny Chin, who is returning to China for the first time since he left as a child, will open the event as the keynote speaker, along with the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy, Robert Wang.  Chief Judge Kong Xiangjun of the IPR Tribunal of the Supreme People’s Court is expected to moderate for Judge Chin.  A panel discussion of leading experts, including current and former government officials, academics and corporate IPR leaders will follow.  More information here.

On March 16, 2012, the Campbell Law Review will host its annual symposium at Campbell Law School in Raleigh, NC. The topic of this symposium will be, “The New Global Convergence, Intellectual Property, Increasing Prosperity, and Economic Networks in the Twenty-First Century”.   The program will include several well known speakers from the North Carolina area and the United States.  More information here.

On March 22, 2012, I will be speaking at NYU’s Asian Law luncheon series, hosted by Prof. Jerome A. Cohen.  Contact My Kanh Ngo: NgoM@exchange.law.nyu.edu for further information.

April 11, 2012 will be a “China Day” prior to Fordham’s annual international IP conference.   The program will focus on emerging innovation issues, including IP in the computing cloud, developments in design protection, and how China is promoting its innovation and design industries.  Many notable practitioners, scholars and leading experts from the USPTO, China’s Supreme People’s Court, SIPO, and the courts  are expected to attend.  USPTO Director David Kappos delivers the keynote.   More information and registration here.   Counterpart programs on similar themes will also be held at Tsinghua University in March and at Oxford University later in the year.

John Marshall Law School, which has had a long and productive engagement with the State Intellectual Property Office along with other key Chinese IP agencies, and has set up a Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center, will be hosting a program on IP developments in China on April 19, 2012, with several leading practitioners and academics.   See the JMLS website for further details, as it becomes available.

Hold the date: Capping this series of events, on May 28-30, the Federal Circuit Bar Association is hoping to hold a Bench & Bar Conference in Beijing in conjunction with the China Law Society, Renmin University, the USPTO and, of course, the Federal Circuit itself.  This proposed conference, which is potentially  “historic” in significance, is expected to include Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader along with seven other judges from his court, PTO Director Kappos, and other leading authorities, and is expected to involve as many as 1500 attendees.  It will focus on judicial patent developments in China, including moot courts and roundtable discussions.   More information will be forthcoming once final approval is obtained, please follow our events page for updates.

Do you have a program you would like to announce?  Tell us! chinaipr@law.fodham.edu.

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