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.

IP, China and Disrupted Supply Chains: What Does the Future Hold?

What are the impacts of Trump administration punitive tariffs, export control sanctions, and foreign investment restrictions against China on the underlying technologies for these products and on their extended supply chains?  Has the Trump administration achieved success in reshoring manufacturing back to the United States or are manufacturing and related technologies going to other lower-cost economies, such as Vietnam, India or Mexico?

The Hinrich Foundation has just published a white paper that I wrote with Philip Rogers that looks at corporate programs, national policies, patent, trade and industrial data, etc. – to determine whether these supply-chain disruptions portend significant changes in manufacturing of IP-dependent products. One of the initial observations we made – using data from national patent offices and trade data – is that products made over extended supply chains are IP-dependent. The trade war that was intended to address IP theft is also disrupting IP-intensive manufacturing.

In our view, one solution to these disruptions that we explore is to look at innovation and wealth creation through new kinds of techno-globalist approaches to sourcing, manufacturing and innovating.

I welcome your thoughts!

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!