Two Programs in Two Days This Week in California and Ohio

The seminar US and China Intellectual Property Dialogue – Latest Developments of Intellectual Property Law and Enforcement will be held this Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara.  Additional information is also at http://svipla.org/event-1712495 or via email from info@chinaIPfund.org.  The program will include such notables as former PTO Director Bruce Lehman, former SIPO Commissioner Gao Lulin, Former SIPO DG of Law and Treaties, Yin Xintian, and John Cabeca and Elaine Wu from USPTO. It is free of charge, including breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks with cocktail reception to follow.

The next day, on October 3, the University of Toledo Law School will be sponsoring another all day programDoing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review”.  The fee is only $35.00 and also includes a solid bench, including Tom Moga, Peter Yu, Elizabeth Lai Featherman and me talking about IP issues.  CLE credit is available.

December 11 in Beijing – International Program on Utility Model Patents

On December 11, SIPO, USPTO and other patent offices (Japan, EPO, Germany and Korea)  as well as companies and their counsel will be participating in an exciting international utility model program at the Changfugong Hotel in Beijing.  The free-of-charge program will cover both the protection and enforcement of UMP’s.  China’s UMP system has been the subject of some controversy due, in part, to its exponential growth, the vast predominance of Chinese ownership of UMP’s,  and the large damages that have sometimes been awarded in favor of Chinese patentees. This program will help shed light on the use (and abuse) of UMP’s, and compare China’s systems with those in other countries.

Understanding China’s New Environment for Intellectual Property

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