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Intellectual Property Protection In China: Successes And Challenges

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Description:

Have you ever considered doing business in China? Join us to learn about other companies’ successes, failures, and best practices regarding IP in China. This unique program will bring together thought leaders and policy makers on China IP issues from US Government and academics to share their insights on critical issues involving China IP.

The U.S. Patent Trademark Office, Boston Bar Association and the U.S. Commercial Service for Massachusetts are bringing together thought leaders and policy makers on China IP issues from U.S. Government, academics to share their insights on critical issues involving China IP that will benefit U.S. IP right holders. The Boston event is part of the U.S. PTO China team’s nationwide efforts to help U.S. businesses and inventors understand how they can obtain and enforce IP rights in China.

AGENDA:

8:00 - 8:30 AM - Registration and Breakfast

8:30 - 8:40 AM - Welcome Remarks

  • Michael McGurk, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Mark Cohen, Senior Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. PTO

8:40 - 9:00 AM - Keynote

  • Mark Wu, Professor, Harvard University Law School

9:00 - 10:20 AM - Overview of Intellectual Property in China – Creating and Managing IP Portfolios

  • Moderator: Mark Cohen, Senior Counsel, U.S. PTO
  • Pu Feng , CCPIT
  • Heather Lin , Senior Partner, NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd.
  • Conrad Wong, Attorney Advisor, Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. PTO
  • Glen Weinstein , Counsel, iRobot

10:20 - 10:30 AM - Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Enforcing US IP Rights at Home

  • Moderator: Conrad Wong, Attorney Advisor, U.S. PTO   
  • Jordan Hirsch , Partner, Wilmer Hale
  • Tom Schaumberg , Partner, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP
  • Amy Burkart, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Cybercrime Unit, U.S. Attorney's Office
  • Aaron Lindaman, Special Agent , Homeland Security Investigations

11:30 - 12:30 - US-China: Competition and Collaboration – Strategies for the Years Ahead

  • Moderator: Fang Xie, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig
  • James Zhu , Partner, Junhe Law Firm
  • Elizabeth Wang, Senior Vice President, Compass Lexecon, Boston 
  • Mark Cohen , Senior Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. PTO

 12:30 - 1:00 PM - Lunch    

 12:40 - 1:00 PM - USPTO Resources for China IP and Summary of the Morning Discussion  

  • Mark Cohen , Senior Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. PTO

 1:00 - 1:10 PM - Closing Remarks 

  • Maryanne Burke, Senior International Trade Specialist, USEA, Central and Western Massachusetts

1:30 PM - Afternoon Session

More in-depth discussion with U.S. government officials for people with interest at USEAC, JFK Federal Building, 55 New Sudbury St., Suite 1826A, Boston, MA (Separate registration required. Please email Jim Paul to reserve your spot.)


CLE credit available.

 Questions? Please email Maggie DeMoura at mdemoura@bostonbar.org.

Registration Fee:  $25.00

Refunds & Cancellations:
Please note that refunds will only be allowed for cancellation notices received at least 24 hours before the program.

 

 

Contact:

Margaret DeMoura
mdemoura@bostonbar.org

 

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