USTR Announces Several Vacancies

USTR has posted the position of Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China on the federal jobs website.  The position closes August 4, 2017. Among the qualifications:
1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in trade issues with China, including a thorough understanding of the U.S. Government’s policies and programs regarding trade relations with China.
2. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of domestic and international laws, rules and/or regulations as they relate to and affect trade policy in the Asia-Pacific region; and
3. Experience working on Congressional staff on international trade matters is preferred, but not mandatory. Demonstrated fluency in the Mandarin Chinese language strongly desirable, but not mandatory
There are also two other policy analyst positions announced with closing dates of August 3. Technical areas of expertise that are under consideration for the positions include China Affairs and Innovation & Intellectual Property.

Forthcoming Webinar on Developments in SEP Prosecution and Injunctive Relief in China

The Federal Circuit Bar Association and USPTO announced on July 17, 2017 that they are hosting a webinar on the latest research and developments in standards essential patents (SEPs) in China on July 25, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:30 AM, EST.  The draft agenda and suggested reading materials are available via the link here.  Registration is free and is required to participate in the program.  Some of the speakers will also be discussing live at USPTO, for which registration is also required.  The focus of the program is on developments and research in patent prosecution and injunctive relief for SEPs.

Upcoming USPTO China Road Shows in Detroit and Grand Rapids

USPTO will be conducting two more of its China Road Shows July 10 and 12, 2017 in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Invited VIP guests in Detroit include the Mayor of Detroit and Rep. Conyers, who are joined by many experience national and local practitioners, academics and officials.  Details are available here.  Detroit is currently sold out, but may reopen if additional seating is obtained.  Grand Rapids remains available according to the PTO website.