Here are some upcoming programs that involve China in North American in October:
October 11-12, 2017, I will be speaking on a China IP Panel at the ABA IP West conference in Long Beach, California. The panel will focus on China’s recent (paradoxical) emergence in IP protection and enforcement. Mike Mangelson, China IP Attaché in Shanghai will also be speaking at a session focused on the China IP Attaché program at this ABA program.
On October 14, 2017, I will be moderating a session on new trends in Chinese IP litigation, courts and enforcement at the Sixth Annual IP Summit hosted by Loyola University of Los Angeles.
On October 18, 2017, the University of Indiana/USPTO will be hosting a China “Road Show” in Indianapolis.
On October 20, 2017, the John Marshall Law School will be hosting a China “Road Show” with USPTO in Chicago.
On October 26, 2018, I am scheduled to be commenting (as an academic) at the Fordham IP Institute on a presentation by Dr. David Cole of the Hagley Museum and Library on “A Nation of Inventors: The Politics of American Patent Models“. The Hagley Museum is planning an exhibit in China of its patent models in 2018.
Apart from these events, there are also China IP road shows scheduled for Salt Lake City and Denver in October. Watch the USPTO website for more information on these and other programs.
An addenda to October offerings, per its Federal Register Notice, on October 10, 2017, USTR will be hosting a hearing on the Section 301 investigation involving China’s Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Innovation – Related Rractices.
Fordham University, in conjunction with the Chinese Business Lawyers Association, the Asian American Bar Association of New York and Consilio, is hosting a program on discovery and compliance with investigations in China, Navigating the Complexities of US Litigation Abroad on Tuesday, January 24.
As I have repeatedly noted, discovery, (or lack thereof) has proven to be a crucial factor affecting IP litigation strategies. This looks a valuable program on this important topic. As Consilio’s website on this conference notes:
“Document collection and discovery has become an increasingly important and fraught issue in China. U.S. litigations often require the collection and review of documents in China in ways that conflict with Chinese laws, such as laws on state secrecy and financial privacy. How can discovery be conducted in China while avoiding legal financial, and ethical problems? And what about internal investigations, which often require reviews of sensitive documents and materials, which may also implicate Chinese laws and regulations? Our panels will discuss the challenges and solutions in both internal investigations in China and also document discovery in China as part of U.S. litigations.”
The American Bar Association has asked me to post a notice on this forthcoming conference on Chinese Antimonopoly Law investigations, which is also expected to cover the IP issues in AML investigations, to be held on October 17, 2016:
ABA teleconference on Antitrust Investigations in China; 17 October 2016
ABA Section of Antitrust Law, International Committee
ABA Section of International Law, International Antitrust and China Committees
Navigating Antitrust Investigations in China
October 17, 2016
China’s Anti-Monopoly Law Agencies continue to be active, including by investigating several multinational corporations and issuing numerous regulations and draft guidelines, including on antitrust intellectual property issues. Join this panel of international experts to discuss recent developments by China’s National Development and Reform Commission and State Administration for Industry and Commerce.
* Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
* Xin Roger Zhang, East Concord Law
* Fay Zhou, Linklaters LLP
* Wei Tan (Compass Lexecon)
* Mark Whitener (GE)
In-person option at Compass Lexecon – 1101 K Street NW, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20005
To register for in-person or teleconference, visit: http://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=257366549. We hope our committee members can join.
I will be speaking on Monday October 10 at NYU’s Asian Law Institute. If interested, please RSVP to the indicated address right away: Joann.firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out usali.org for other useful China law programs at NYU law school.
Loyola University Law School of Los Angeles and the USPTO are jointly sponsoring the first US-China Entertainment Law Conference on November 2, 2016. Registration information and other information are found here. The program will cover (1) Year in Review: Recent Developments in the US-China Entertainment Industry; (2) Commercialization of Content; (3) IP Issues Related to the US-China Entertainment Industry; and (4) Opportunities and Legal Challenges in the US-China collaboration of Movies, TV Productions, Music and Gaming etc.
I am scheduled to speak at the conference along with other colleagues from USPTO and a number of leading entertainment lawyers, business people, academics and officials.
Antitrust agency heads from the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, Competition Markets Authority, and EU Commission will deliver keynote remarks at this 43rd annual event. Panel discussions will address topics such as antitrust and intellectual property in Asia, international antitrust cooperation in today’s multicultural environment, and antitrust enforcement in China. The conference concludes with an in-house counsel roundtable, “The China Challenge.” The program will be held September 22 – 23 at Fordham University.
I will be on a panel on September 22 from 11:20 a.m.–12:35 p.m. speaking in my academic capacity on “Antitrust and Intellectual Property in Asia: Convergence? ” with H. Stephen Harris Jr., Partner, Winston & Strawn moderating. Other panelists include Dina Kallay, Director, Intellectual Property and Competition, Ericsson, Inc.; and Joshua Wright, Senior Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Additional information can be found at: http://www.fordham.edu/info/20689/competition_law_institute
Here are three upcoming China IP-related programs hosted by academic institutions.
On the West Coast, the Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital at the Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley will be hosting a workshop on Standards Setting and IPR: United States and China on March 28, 2016. The program includes speakers from the Standardization Administration of China and the China National Institute of Standards.
From March 31-April 1, Fordham University will be hosting its annual IP Conference. I will be speaking along with David Kappos, Benjamin Bai, He Jing and others in a sunrise session April 1 on Chinese IP issues.
On April 14, the USPTO in conjunction with George Washington University will be hosting a half day program in the afternoon. The program will be held at the USPTO, and will include two roundtables on IP Issues Related to US Companies in China and IP Issues Related to Chinese Companies in the US. I will be co-moderating this program along with George Washington University Dean for Intellectual Property Law Studies John Whealan. We expect to have the participation of several Chinese judges and IP officials in the program. Here is the link to register, and a draft Agenda.
Updated: March 15, 2016 with GWU link and agenda.