The 20th annual US-China Legal Exchange will occur February 29 and March 2, 2016 n Palo Alto, California and at the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia (near Washington, DC). Registration and additional information are available here. This year’s program focuses on Chinese intellectual property matters and will be a great opportunity to hear about the latest developments from leading Chinese IP officials as well as US government officials and practicing lawyers.
The program is co-chaired by the General Counsel of the Commerce Department Kelly Welsh and the Assistant Minister Tong of the Ministry of Commerce. Topics to be covered include: recent developments in Chinese IPR Laws; patent and copyright law reform, judicial reform and IP courts, e-commerce and IPR and cross-border enforcement in the Internet environment (including extraterritoriality issues). Scheduled speakers include representatives of MofCOM, the State Council Legislative Affairs Office, Supreme People’s Court, and Ministry of Public Security.
I am also scheduled to be speak in both venues.
There is no fee for attending.
Photo: USPTO – Madison Building atrium, looking down. The Legal Exchange will occur on the second floor of this building in the Global Intellectual Property Academy.