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June 6, Washington DC, Sofitel Lafayette Square
June 8, Palo Alto, Sheraton Hotel

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8.15 Registration

8.50 Opening remarks by James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP

9.00 Protecting Business Methods and Software in China

  • Revised guidelines (effective April 1, 2017) to relax barrier to business methods and software patents
  • Chinese cases on patent infringement of method, apparatus, or product claims relating to business software patents
  • Comparison to US practice

Qinghong Xu, partner, Lung Tin (moderator)
Tom Scott, SVP & general counsel, Personalized Media Communications
Yang Li, partner, Lung Tin

9.50 IP protection: Why low damages shouldn’t prevent you from registering IP

  • To what extend do damages deter infringement?
  • Re-defining IP as long-term investment and why you want to register your IP soon
  • IP as a valuation tool for investment in your company

Xiaolin Dang, partner, Beijing Sanyou (moderator)
Jeffrey Fougere, patent portfolio manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Edmund Fish, managing director, co-head of tech, IP advisory, Houlihan Lokey

10.40 Coffee break and networking

11.10 South Korea’s Innovation sector

  • Transformation before our eyes: what are they doing right?
  • Key takeaways from this success story
  • The unique case of competition in South Korea
  • Spillover effect: how this has caused other industries to prosper

Hyun Sil Lee, partner, FirstLaw (moderator)
Rachel Lee, patent counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hyoun Ja Park, partner, FirstLaw

12.00 An overview of patent and trademark protection in China

  • Dealing with IP infringement – Supreme Court Interpretation
  • Civil actions v. administrative actions
  • Case study: Apple v GPNE Corp
  • Recent trademark legislation: key takeaways for strengthening enforcement

S. Sam Li, partner, Wanhuida (moderator)
George Wang, chief IP counsel, ByteCubed
Kasie Brill, senior director, brand protection, global IP center, US Chamber of Commerce
Jamie Rowlands
, partner, Gowling WLG
Jason Yao, partner, Wanhuida

13.30 Lunch and networking

14.30 Japan in 2017: trends in patent prosecution and adversarial proceedings

  • New forms of compensation
  • Fighting the invalidity of patents
  • Infringement litigation vs. invalidation proceedings

Paul Tokeshi, attorney, Sonoda & Kobayashi
Yoshitaka Sonoda, partner, Sonoda & Kobayashi

15.20 Patentability in China

  • Navigating uncertainty and frequent legal change in patentability matters
  • Best practises to patent innovation in China
  • What is patentable in China, and what is not?

Michelle Chen, partner, Chofn (moderator)
Colin Raufer, IP attorney, Boeing
Hui Wang, partner, Chofn

16.10 Close of conference




 Chofn    Firstlaw   Gowling
lungtin sanoyou Sonoda & Kobayashi
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