Berkeley-Tsinghua Transnational IP Litigation Program Launches Soon

Berkeley Law has just opened up registration for our third annual Berkeley-Tsinghua program on Transnational IP Litigation with Tsinghua Law School which will take place January 21, 22, 28 and 29. The agenda is here.  Registration is here.

The program will focus on IP litigation during a time of trade tension.  We will look at such issues as: the role of private IP litigation in the trade war and the Phase 1 Trade Agreement; the growth of SEP-related litigation  (including anti-suit injunctions); China’s efforts to become a center for international IP litigation and best practices in international IP litigation; emerging conflict of law issues; trade secret litigation in China and the US, (including Section 337); the changing landscape for IP protection for pharmaceutical products in China; and anti-counterfeiting liigation in the US against Chinese banks as payment processors. We have an international faculty of judges, lawyers, officials, practitioners, and academics.   From the federal bench, the program will include Judges Ray Chen, Kent Jordan, Randall Rader (ret.), Jeremy Fogel (ret.) and Andrew Guilford (ret.).

This year the program is free to academics, students, government officials and the media.  CLE is available for paid registrants.

Please consider joining us!

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Upcoming Federalist Society Live Podcast on China IP

I will be talking at a Federalist Society sponsored live podcast this Thursday October 22, 2020 at noon EDT on “The United States-China Relationship and Intellectual Property”. My fellow speakers are two retired Chief Judges of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Paul Michel and Randall Rader.  Brian O’Shaughnessy of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is the moderator.  The program is part of the Federal Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project

Registration and further information are available here.  You can join by dialing 888-752-3232 at 12:00 PM on October 22.

Fact and Fiction in the US-China IP Trade War

The Asia Society of Northern California is sponsoring a free webinar October 8 from 5-6:30 PM PST on “Fact and Fiction in the US-China IP Trade War” as part of its “Seek Truth from Facts” series on US-China relations.  The registration link is here.

I will be joined by some great thought leaders, including: Sharon Barner, General Counsel of Cummins and former Deputy Director of the USPTO; former Chief Judge Randall Rader of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Jim Mendenhall, former Deputy US Trade Representative; and He Jing. a partner of the GEN law firm.

Past events on IP have brought a diverse and spirited audience reflecting West Coast perspectives. These programs also got many “hits” on the subsequent recordings. Please join us live and raise your questions as we discuss such tough issues as: whether foreigners win in the Chinese courts, was the Phase 1 Agreement on IP a “good deal”,  and how the US and China can make things better. 

The time zone is perfect for friends in East Asia to join. I am looking forward to your participation!