BCLT Events

China: A Patent Linkage Update

Thursday, July 15, 2021
5:00-6:30 P.M. (PDT)

China committed to a patent linkage (Hatch-Waxman) regime linking pharmaceutical regulatory approval and patent infringement determinations in the Phase 1 Trade Agreement concluded with the United States in January 2020. The linkage regime is part of a series of pharmaceutical IP related reforms set forth in that Agreement. With the enactment of China’s revised patent law, as well as the adoption of new rules on patent linkage on July 4, 2021 and a new Judicial Interpretation on July 5, 2021, the basic legislative framework for China’s new patent linkage regime is now in place. But how will these new rules work in practice? Join us on July 15.

Speakers include:

Mark Cohen (BCLT), Moderator

John Balzano, Covington

Douglas Clark, Rouse (Hong Kong)

Jill Ge from Allen & Overy, Shanghai

He Jing, Genlaw (Beijing)

Judge Randall R. Rader (ret.)

There is no charge for this event.

Toward A Deeper Understanding: Berkeley Asia IP SEP Talk Series 2021

Summer 2021 – Fall 2021

In 2021, the Asia IP and Technology Law Project will host a four-part webinar series, which aims to facilitate in-depth conversations to address the underlying pervasive issues fueling these key challenges. Hopefully, these conversations can also serve as part of the basis to building more consensus and cooperations into the landscape of international SEP jurisprudence. 

Talk I – May 27 2021: FRAND Methodologies

Talk II – Late August: Concurrent Litigation and Jurisdictional Competition

Talk III – Late September: The Role of Antitrust

Talk IV – Late October: The 5G+ / IoT Challenges


Each webinar will last 75 – 90 minutes. This webinar series is free, and CLE credit will be provided. Dr. Yuan Hao will moderate this series.

10th Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum

Friday, October 8, 2021
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley
East Palo Alto, CA

Bridging academia and practice, this full-day conference brings together in-house counsel from leading tech companies, practicing lawyers, regulators, privacy advocates, and academics. Faculty from the UC Berkeley School of Law will share their latest research and analysis, and leading privacy experts from law firms, companies, and government agencies will offer fresh insight and practical advice on meeting urgent privacy challenges.

More info TBA

14th Annual BCLT Privacy Lecture: Policing Families
Prof. Dorothy E. Roberts

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021
3:30 P.M.-5:30 P.M. (PT)
Online (Zoom login info provided upon registration)


Dorothy Roberts is the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at the University of Pennsylvania. Her pathbreaking work in law and public policy focuses on social justice issues related to reproductive freedom, child welfare, and biopolitics.

In her 2021 BCLT Privacy Lecture, Prof. Roberts will explore themes from her forthcoming book on family policing. As predictive technologies are integrated into the child protection services and foster care systems, her analysis of the nature and impact of government surveillance on families will be especially timely.

22nd Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute

December 9-10, 2021
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Co-organized with Stanford Law School, the APLI presents a roster of judges, academics, litigators, patent prosecutors, and senior IP counsel from major corporations offering a results-oriented, in-depth look at the latest developments in patent law and practice. 

More info TBA

Fall 2020–Spring 2021

Series registration

Full Series: $300
BCLT Sponsor Full Series (50% discount): $150
Single Session: $75
Students: complimentary

This 5 part webinar series will explore recent developments in regulatory law and intellectual property issues affecting innovation in the life sciences. The first two webinars in the series are set: One on the new patent law in China and its implications for the life sciences and one on regulatory developments at the FDA. Other webinars in the series are planned around innovative foods (genetically engineered, processed, and medical foods); drug pricing, licensing and antitrust issues; and questions associated with human genetics data (privacy, data sharing and national efforts to limit cross-border flows of data).

Session 1 – Nov. 17, 2020: China’s Emerging Regime for IP and Life Sciences

Session 2 – Dec. 3, 2020: Intellectual Property and FDA Innovation

Session 3 – January 28, 2021: Food Innovation


Session 5 – March 4, 2021: Sharing Data for Research and Development

More info and session details

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Nathalie Coletta at natcoletta@berkeley.edu or 510-643-5518 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 business days in advance of the event.