The US-China trade war began with disputes over the transfer of technology to China, including forced technology transfer. How much has the licensing environment improved for the foreign business community? How will China’s developing antitrust regime affect foreign businesses seeking to monetize their IP in China? Considering joining us at next week’s webinar (June 03, 2020, 4:30 – 5:45 PM PST) (previous posting had a typo!). The speakers are Hao Yuan (Tsinghua Law School/Berkeley Law); Stuart Chemtob (Wilson Sonsini); Deng Fei (Charles River Associates); David Dutcher (Western Digital) and Robert Merges (Berkeley Law). Here is the link to the series description, and to the registration. This series/program incurs a charge, except for students/media/BCLT and other benefactors.
In another licensing-related development, on June 16, 2020, from 12-1pm EDT, I will be speaking along with Jim Harlan, Senior Director, Standards & Competition Policy, InterDigital, Inc on the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) ban of Huawei and its effect on global Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs). This program is sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Standards and Open Source Committee. Non-AIPLA members may join this open event. Call: +1 (347) 991-7204, passcode 251151532.
A video of the recent webinar we hosted at Berkeley on “Following the Data: What the Latest Research Says About China’s Legal and IP Environment” with Ben Liebman, Tobias Smith, Fei Deng, Melissa Schneider and Robert Merges is found here. China Daily’s reporting on the IP Aspects of that program is found here.
Finally, I recently was interviewed by Pinduoduo on e-commerce regulation in China and IP. Here is a link to the podcast on Spotify.