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IP IN CHINA: Growth & Opportunities for U.S. companies - AGENDA

   April 30, 2013 - Grand Hyatt, New York
   May 2, 2013 - Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago


9.00 Registration and Coffee

9.30 Chairman's opening remarks
Simon Crompton
, editor, Managing IP

9.40 Keynote address
Christopher Chalsen
, former Vice-Chairman, Asian Practice Committee, IPO

10.00 Opening Plenary debate: Where are things really at in terms of IP protection in China now?

  • Up-to-date experience sharing and case studies
  • What are the major challenges and frustrations currently felt by US firms in China?
  • What are the palpable improvements?
  • Extensive Q&A from floor

Janet B. Linn, chair-person, New York City Bar Association, Committee on Patent Law
Andrew Hirsch, general counsel, Fuelcor
Carmit Tujerman
, inventor and IP director, Travalo
Qinghong Xu
, partner, Lung Tin
Michelle Ma
, partner, Liu Shen
Guoxu Yang
, partner, CCPIT
Steven Duke
, economic officer, US Consulate General, Shanghai
Frederick Koenig III
, chair, SIPO/US Bar Liaison Council

11.45 Coffee

12.10 Brand protection in China: Recent cases

  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings against trademark squatters
  • Enforcement through administrative agencies
  • Multi-layer protection strategy

Ron Davis, senior director, brand protection, Qualcomm Inc
Deland Wu
, attorney at law, Lung Tin
Stephen Zou
, partner, Lung Tin
Qinghong Xu
, partner, US attorney, Lung Tin

1.10 Lunch

2.00 Keynote address
Commissioner Bruce Lehman
, chairman, IIPI

2.20 Filing patents in China: Practical guide

  • Tips for ensuring a strong and high quality patent
  • Specifics of patent requirements and examinations in China
  • SIPO update: the state of filing in China today

Mony R. Ghose, associate chief IP counsel, Becton, Dickinson & Company
Allen Tao
, partner, Liu Shen & Associates
Michelle Ma
, partner, Liu Shen & Associates

3.20 Litigating in China: Practical guide

  • Litigating as business strategy in China
  • Recent notable cases and their implications for foreign companies
  • A guide to procedure and the courts in China: How is the Chinese model similar to the German?

Jeffrey Telep, partner, King & Spalding
Steven Adkins
, partner, Allen & Overy
Guoxu Yang
, patent & trademark attorney, CCPIT
Deqiang Zhu, patent attorney, CCPIT

4.30 Coffee

4.40 Interactive roundtable:
Business culture in China

  • A history of innovation and IP in China
  • Approaches to leadership and organizational structure
  • Lost in translation? A comparative study of business culture
  • Extensive Q&A from the floor

Simon Crompton, editor, Managing IP
Gene Dorris
, CEO, Proway
Andrew Hirsch
, general counsel, Fuelcor
Commissioner Bruce Lehman
, chairman, IIPI
Steven Duke
, economic officer, US Consulate General, Shanghai

5.50 Chairman's closing remarks and end of conference


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