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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
Robert Siminski
, vice chair, Asia 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

Wil Rao, partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy 
Andrew Hirsch
, general counsel, Fuelcor
Jeffrey Lindsay
, head of IP, Asia Pulp & Paper
Arthur Yuan
, director, Chinese IP Resource Centre, The John Marshall Law School
Gregory J. Vogler
, partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
Qinghong Xu
, partner, Lung Tin
Michelle Ma
, partner, Liu Shen
Steven Duke
, economic officer, US Consulate General Shanghai

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

William Mansfield, director of IP, ABRO Industries
Eligio Pimentel
, partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
Peter K. Yu
, professor, Drake University Law School
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

William Kramer, partner, Loeb & Loeb
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?

Tom Moga, chair, AIPLA Patent Treaties & International Policy Committee
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
Andrew Hirsch, general counsel, Fuelcor
Commissioner Bruce Lehman
, chairman, IIPI
Jeffrey Lindsay
, head of IP, Asia Pulp & Paper
Steven Duke
, economic officer, US Consulate General Shanghai

5.50 Chairman's closing remarks and end of conference

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