The videos and slides from a May 20 event “New Perspectives on Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy in China: What Does the Evidence Say?”, co-hosted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and UC San Diego are now available on line.
This valuable program included economists, political scientists, trade associations and lawyers looking into data-driven approaches to analyzing China’s IP and innovation. Presentations discussed such topics as antitrust economics in China, global benchmarking of iP and innovation, analyses of patent data and patent quality,
The news is out about the new USPTO offiical in China. Although it will be a few more months before Mike is sent to Shanghai to serve as the IP officer at the US Consulate, the government machinery is now in the works to a point where the curtain is drawn on the new PTO officer in China.
Mike Mangelson will be heading up the PTO team in Shanghai. Mike has 20 years of experience as a business IP attorney with a focus on China services. Prior to joining the Commercial Service/USPTO, Mike was a partner at Stoel Rives LLP in Salt Lake City where he assisted clients in protecting and enforcing their business IP, including trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, and in commercializing their IP through licensing and other IP transactions. Mike also consulted clients on branding, counterfeiting, marketing law and long-term IP strategies to help clients secure and protect market positioning and competitive advantages in the U.S. and abroad. Mike served as Chair of Stoel Rives’ China group and was the founder and former Chair of the firm’s Salt Lake City Technology & Intellectual Property group. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Brigham Young University law school since 2002. Mike has frequently been recognized for excellence in his practice area, being selected by Best Lawyers in America®, a well-known attorney ratings service, as the region’s Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year 2012 and recognized as a top IP attorney in Best Lawyers (2007-2014) and Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-2014).
Prior to Stoel Rives, Mike studied Chinese and practiced business IP law, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions with an international law firm in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Los Angeles. Mike is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Mike is joined by Joel Blank (in Beijing) and Tim Browning (Guangzhou) as well as an able team of Chinese lawyers and support in all three cities.
I am sure the Shanghai business community, the IP diplomatic team in China and Chinese colleagues will all enjoy working with Mike. forward to working with Mike.
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 to China. This year, I would like once again to introduce some of the changes in that specialized community in China. Continue reading →
I sat down with Nam Ngô Thiên (Chinese name: 吴天南, Wu Tiennan) (picture above) on Sept 15 in Beijing, fortunate to catch him on a recent visit back to Beijing since his August 1 relocation to Singapore. Nam represented both the French Patent Office and the European Patent Office in Beijing since 1999. He was with the European Patent Office working on IPR-1, the first-round European IPR technical assistance program in Beijing from 1999-2003, when I first met him. At that time he was ably assisted by Ms. Teri Dunphy and by Yang Guohua, from the Ministry of Commerce, amongst others. He came back to China in 2004 with the French Industrial Property Office (INPI), staying until 2012. Nam is a dear colleague and friend and will be difficult to replace.
There is also one recent diplomatic arrival in China: Jared Ragland, from USPTO, who is posted to a new office in Shanghai. Jared came over from USTR to USPTO. He also has a solid scientific background that will likely be valuable to the R&D community in Shanghai. The contact information for Jared can be found here.
I wish Nam and Jared the best in their new postings!