China Daily just published an article on June 23 on our June 17, 2020 webinar on patent eligibility. The publication also coincided with a blog by Prof. Adam Mossoff on opposition to Section 101 reform in the United States. The webinar provided a counter-intuitive insight into important areas of patent law where China has been developing a more protective regime for patent-eligible innovations than the United States.
The next webinar on June 24, 2020, is on abusive trademark registrations. This was a topic covered in the Phase 1 Trade Agreement and in Chinese legislative reforms of early 2019. In my estimation, it is probably the IP issue most commonly encountered involving China’s IP regime by large and small US companies – whether or not they have actually entered the Chinese market. The program will be moderated by Prof. Eric Priest of the University of Oregon, with participation from the Chinese and US IP offices, as well as in-house and outside counsel. Issues to be discussed include the successes in the Jordan/Qiaodan trademark dispute. Registration information is here.