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Chinese Progress in IP: The Latest on Chinese Judicial Landscape on IP and Other IP Developments

Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)

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Chinese Progress in IP:

 The Latest on Chinese Judicial Landscape on IP and Other IP Developments

 

In late 2014/early 2015, the government of the People’s Republic of China established Intellectual Property Courts (IP Courts) in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, each with varying jurisdictions over patent, trademark, and other intellectual property issues. Since their creation, IP cases have flooded their chambers. In 2017 alone, nearly 15,500 cases were filed in the Beijing IP Court and nearly 13,000 were heard and completed. 

This program will explore crucial concerns facing these IP Courts, including general questions about their effectiveness, case management, critical procedural changes, and adherence to the courts’ intended purpose. We’ll also discuss how the Courts specifically impact the TRIPS dispute between China and the U.S. 

We invite IP practitioners to join us for this discussion on the latest IP law developments in the People’s Republic of China.

Date:               November 8, 2018
Time:               9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CLE:               4.75 hours of General Credit (pending approval)
CLE credit is extended to Illinois attorneys only. Attorneys who need CLE from other states are welcome to apply to their jurisdictions on their own. The extension of CLE credit is subject to each states approval.

8 – 8:55 a.m.               Registration

8:55 – 9 a.m.               Welcoming Remarks

9 – 10:15 a.m.             Discussions of the Latest Chinese Patent Law Developments
Allen Tao (LLM ’01)
Managing Partner
Liu Shen & Associates (China)
http://www.liu-shen.com/LawyerContentPDF.aspx?type=2&id=2370
Mr. Allen Tao of Liu Shen & Associates will discuss the changes and what progress has occurred in Chinese patent law, especially for patent litigation, standard essential patents (SEP), and anti-trust issues. In addition, Mr. Tao will outline the latest progress on amendments to Chinese patent law and the effect of the recent re-organization of SIPO, orCNIPA, on the practice of IP law in the People’s Republic of China.

 

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.      Discussions of the Latest Chinese Trademark Law Developments

Brandy E. Baker (’09)
Of Foreign Counsel
Kangxin Partners (China)
http://en.kangxin.com/html/2//206/208/159.html?bizTeam=COUNSELOR
Ms. Brandy Baker of Kangxin Partners will provide updates on the progress of Chinese trademark law and practice, especially on how the 2014 changes in IP law new have shifted or not changed the practice of trademark law. A critical issue in trademark law is whether the measures in the 2014 law changed anything regarding bad faith filing and/or registration in the People’s Republic of China.

11:30 – 1 p.m.            Lunch

1:05 – 2:20 p.m.        The U.S.-China TRIPS Dispute: Episode II
Professor Peter K. Yu
Professor of Law; Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property
Texas A&M School of Law
http://law.tamu.edu/faculty-staff/find-people/faculty-profiles/peter-k-yu
In March 2018, the US Trade Representative filed a second WTO complaint against China over the violation of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement). Focusing on articles 3 and 28 of the TRIPS Agreement, this complaint alleged that "China deprive[d] foreign intellectual property rights holders of the ability to protect their intellectual property rights in China as well as being able to freely negotiate market-based terms in licensing and other technology-related contracts." The question becomes – “How does this recent dispute compare with previous intellectual property disputes in China”? What are the measures being taken that are affecting the Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights? Who will prevail? Professor Yu will address what he thinks will be the resolution of the latest dispute and whether it will lead to more meaningful protection to intellectual property rights holders?

2:20 – 3:30 p.m.       Discussions of the Latest IP Litigation before Chinese IP Courts
Joshua Mandell
Executive
Rouse (China)
https://www.rouse.com/people/joshua-mandell/
Mr. Joshua Mandell of Rouse will examine updates on the progress of Chinese IP Courts. How has the IP court transformed? How has it remained unchanged? Has IP litigation in the People’s Republic of China truly moved forward? Does the caseload, increasing or decreasing, really reflect a change in the structure? The Rouse firm has a specific database that tracks these court decisions. What does this change mean to trade with the People’s Republic of China?

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The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)


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