On April 11th, Fordham Law School held its first China focused IP Conference, “Understanding China’s New Environment for Intellectual Property”. The program covered a range of issues, from patenting trends, to challenges in design protection, and intellectual property protection challenges for cloud computing in China, with mixed panels of academics, practitioners, judges and government officials from both countries. Continue reading
Judicial engagement with China on IP issues has frequently had a markedly different tenor from other forms of engagement, such as executive branch, business, or academic. Judges carry less political baggage than does executive branch of the government, may be more direct, and can also be more inclined to be more balanced in their approach, as they reflect upon the kinds of controversies they encounter every day in their courtroom. Most important of all, in judicial encounters with China, judges can also tend to highlight the respect that American society has for the judiciary, in their independence granted by the constitutional guarantees in their salary, their freedom from political interference and their ability to make law. Some judges, such as those of Chinese descent, also help in showing how America strives to be a fair and open system. Continue reading
Please note a few upcoming events, listed mostly in chronological order:
On February 28, 2012, Paul Jones and Xu Jing will be speaking in the Strafford live phone/web seminar entitled “IP Litigation in China“. The panel will address challenges for IP protection in the Chinese court system.
On March 15, 2012, AmCham China, the United States Information Technology Office (USITO), Fordham University School of Law and the European Chamber of Commerce will host a conference on Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights. The Conference will take place in Beijing. Second Circuit Judge Denny Chin, who is returning to China for the first time since he left as a child, will open the event as the keynote speaker, along with the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy, Robert Wang. Chief Judge Kong Xiangjun of the IPR Tribunal of the Supreme People’s Court is expected to moderate for Judge Chin. A panel discussion of leading experts, including current and former government officials, academics and corporate IPR leaders will follow. More information here. Continue reading