It has been about one year since I last reported on the foreign IP diplomatic community in China – those individuals who are posted by their respective patent, trademark or copyright offices […]
China IP Diplomatic Comings and Goings
Software Piracy by the Government: A Tempest in the Tomato Garden?
The Chinese media, including China Radio International, broke the news on October 8 that the website of China’s State Intellectual Property Office (www.sipo.gov.cn) was hosting training materials which appeared to have been […]
US-China Business Council Recommendations for Trade Secret Protection
Trade secrets as defined by the TRIPS Agreement is secret information that has commercial value and is the subject of reasonable steps to protect it (TRIPS Art. 39). Inadequate protection of technical […]
Job opening: ABA Rule of Law Initiative Program Officer
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative Program has an opening for a program officer for Environmental Law and Civil Society Programs. Please see below for the posting from the ABA ROLI.
Job opening: Great Britain China Centre
The Great Britain China Centre has a full time opening for Deputy Director. Please see the below description from the site.
A Tribute To Prof. Guo Shoukang
I was privileged to be invited to the celebration of Prof. Guo Shoukang’s 65th year of teaching law on Sunday September 15, 2013. Prof. Guo has had a remarkable career in Chinese […]
Challenges for IP Protection in the Innovative Economy: The Case of Pharma in China
Attached are English and Chinese versions of a speech by USPTO Acting Director Teresa Rea that was first delivered at China Pharmaceutical University earlier this month. The speech underscores the challenges for innovative pharmaceutical companies in […]
37 books on innovation in China and beyond
Below is a list of books related to Innovation in China and beyond. The list was compiled by Denis Simon. Please feel free to note any other innovation books we may have […]
The New Swiss-China FTA: What It May Mean for IPR in China
China signed its first FTA with a European country, Switzerland on July 6, 2013. The FTA is a significant advance in China’s trade diplomacy with the West since China’s FTA with New […]
Chinese Government Liability for Copyright Infringement
An interesting recent series of discussions on Prof. Don Clarke’s China Law List regarding Chinese government liability for civil liability led me to reflect on several instances in conferences in China where I […]