A Webinar Roundup

On September 15, 2020, USPTO is sponsoring a free webinar on “Safeguarding Trade Secrets in China’s China’s Changing IP Landscape” from 9:00-11:00 AM  EST.  Information is available here.  Speakers include Jerry Xia, whose analysis of recent trade secret cases was reported here, as well as Ran Ruixue (Covington), Mike Diehl (USPTO) and Liu Jing (Skyroam).  Full disclosure: I am not talking at this one.

On September 18, 2020, I will be participating in a panel an IP Counsel Café program on “Obtaining and Enforcing IP Rights Abroad” from 9:30 to 10:30 (PST).  Skip Fisher  (DLA Piper) will be moderating.  I will be joined by Thomas Chia (Via Licensing), Mike Mangelson (USPTO), Jennifer Johnson (Dupont), Xiao Chang (CISCO), Troy Grabow (Pax Labs), Srihari SK (K&S Partners, India), and Ryan Strom (Target).  I will be talking about disrupted supply chains and their potential impact on patent licensing and prosecution strategies.  See my draft SSRN paper on this topic here.  Further information on the program is also available here.    .

On September 24, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, I will be participating in a discussion on the “Effects of Global Licensing” as part of the webinar series sponsored by The Innovation Alliance.  My co-panelists include Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen (Baker Botts), Prof. Walter G. Park (American University), and Chad Brown (Peterson Institute).  Patrick Kilbride from the US Chamber will be moderating.

On October 8, 2020 from 5-7 PST, I will be keynoting an IP discussion sponsored by the Asia Society of Northern California in their series “Seeking Truth from Facts.” We expect to have a great group of panelists. Further information is available here.

Did you miss the live programs? Some recordings of past events –

Pinduoduo released a podcast  with me on Spotify in May: “IP Protection for E-commerce in the Backdrop of  US-China Trade Agreement.

In April, I completed podcasts with IP Counsel Café’s Sandy Chan and Thomas Chia onThe US-China Trade War in an Election Year,” and  “The Impact of Covid19 on US-China Relations.”

Video recordings of the highly successful Berkeley China Law, Trade and IP series are now being progressively made available online under the “Past Events” menu at this link.  Webinars that have been released to date cover trade secrets, licensing, pharmaceutical issues, as well as empirical research of Chinese law, the Phase 1 Trade Agreement and developments in Chinese law, with many notable speakers, including Prof. Jerome A. Cohen, Craig Allen, Susan Finder, Wendy Cutler, Cui Guobin, and Robert Merges. The full series will be made available in about 45 more days (90 days after the live event).

Ministry of Commerce IP Program in DC December 5

Chen Fuli, IP Attaché at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC the morning of December 5.   The program is free of charge, but seating may be limited.   You should RSVP at: lishuai@mofcom.gov.cn.

The topics are all ones that I have actively followed in this blog.  Here is the tentative agenda:

International High Level IPR Cooperation Forum

Dec 5,  Georgetown Holiday Inn

2101 Wisconsin Ave, NW, 20007, Washington DC

 9:00-9:20  Opening remarks, by Both China and U.S. Representatives

 9:20-9:40   New developments in IP enforcement in China, by Director Jing Zhang from the Office of Fighting Against IPR Infringing and Making or Selling Counterfeit and Shoddy Products under the State Council

9:40-10:00  New amended Chinese Trademark Law, by Deputy Director General Qing Xia from CTMO

 10:00-10:15 Q & A

 10:15-10:30 Coffee Break

 10:30-10:50  Amending of Chinese Copyright Law by Deputy Director Ping Hu from NCAC

10:50-11:10  Amending of Chinese Patent Law and Regulation on Service Invention by director Yanhong Wang from SIPO

11:10-11:30  New practice of IP trials after the amendment of Chinese Civil Procedure Law by Judge Yuanming Qin from SPC

11:30-11:50 Q & A

11:50-12:00 Closing Remarks


12:00-13:30                    Lunch (hosted by China for all the participants)

In addition to the speakers noted above, there will also be Chinese official participants from public security, Customs, procuratorate, AQSIQ and other agencies, which should help make for lively discussion and interaction.  I hope to see you there!