On September 15, 2020, USPTO is sponsoring a free webinar on “Safeguarding Trade Secrets in China’s China’s Changing IP Landscape” from 9:00-11:00 AM EST. Information is available here. Speakers include Jerry Xia, whose analysis of recent trade secret cases was reported here, as well as Ran Ruixue (Covington), Mike Diehl (USPTO) and Liu Jing (Skyroam). Full disclosure: I am not talking at this one.
On September 18, 2020, I will be participating in a panel an IP Counsel Café program on “Obtaining and Enforcing IP Rights Abroad” from 9:30 to 10:30 (PST). Skip Fisher (DLA Piper) will be moderating. I will be joined by Thomas Chia (Via Licensing), Mike Mangelson (USPTO), Jennifer Johnson (Dupont), Xiao Chang (CISCO), Troy Grabow (Pax Labs), Srihari SK (K&S Partners, India), and Ryan Strom (Target). I will be talking about disrupted supply chains and their potential impact on patent licensing and prosecution strategies. See my draft SSRN paper on this topic here. Further information on the program is also available here. .
On September 24, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, I will be participating in a discussion on the “Effects of Global Licensing” as part of the webinar series sponsored by The Innovation Alliance. My co-panelists include Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen (Baker Botts), Prof. Walter G. Park (American University), and Chad Brown (Peterson Institute). Patrick Kilbride from the US Chamber will be moderating.
On October 8, 2020 from 5-7 PST, I will be keynoting an IP discussion sponsored by the Asia Society of Northern California in their series “Seeking Truth from Facts.” We expect to have a great group of panelists. Further information is available here.
Did you miss the live programs? Some recordings of past events –
Pinduoduo released a podcast with me on Spotify in May: “IP Protection for E-commerce in the Backdrop of US-China Trade Agreement.“
Video recordings of the highly successful Berkeley China Law, Trade and IP series are now being progressively made available online under the “Past Events” menu at this link. Webinars that have been released to date cover trade secrets, licensing, pharmaceutical issues, as well as empirical research of Chinese law, the Phase 1 Trade Agreement and developments in Chinese law, with many notable speakers, including Prof. Jerome A. Cohen, Craig Allen, Susan Finder, Wendy Cutler, Cui Guobin, and Robert Merges. The full series will be made available in about 45 more days (90 days after the live event).