Three Upcoming Programs

Here are three upcoming programs:

Stanford is hosting a program on guiding cases at Stanford on Wednesday April 6, 2015.

The China General Chamber of Commerce is hosting a programChina-U.S. Intellectual Property Cooperation Dialogue & Chinese Brands Going Global Forum” on April 11, 2016 from 9:30 to 12:30 in New York City.  I will be moderating a session on IP developments in China, with leading companies, lawyers and officials.

George Washington University Law School is hosting a program with USPTO on IP developments involving China on April 14, 2016.  The program looks at challenges faced by US companies in China and challenges faced by Chinese companies in the US.  A dozen Chinese officials, including six judges will be attending the program.  I will be moderating the program with Dean John Whealan.  These programs are usually sell-outs, so please pre-register if you are interested in attending.  Here is the draft agenda. Registration is required for security to gain access to the USPTO, here’s the link: .

Third Annual George Washington University Law School China IP Program

This December 11th, George Washington University will host its third annual  China IP Conference.  Registration is free.  The program follows the format of a moderated “public discussion” involving emerging IP topics of interest.  In other words, anybody with valuable information or perspectives can and should contribute. 

This year the topics will be patent and trade secret law.  There have been many developments in this area, including in pharmaceutical patents, graphical user interface/design patents, antitrust and standards essential patents, changes to civil procedure, as well as in the overall direction of China’s civil court and administrative systems.  The highlighted speakers include CJ Rader of the CAFC, former USPTO Director Kappos and former USPTO Deputy Director Rea.   I will be moderating the afternoon event along with GW Dean John Whealan.   There will also be a number of prominent government officials, academics, and practitioners.   Come and join the discussion! (Mark Cohen).