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.”
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.