2nd Annual Berkeley-Tsinghua Conference on Transnational IP Litigation


This conference will examine critical issues in cross-border IP enforcement, with a focus on the United States and China. Topics will include:

  • Civil, administrative (Section 337) and criminal litigation;
  • Cases filed in the United States, China or third countries;
  • Sequencing and synchronizing cases;
  • The impact of trade sanctions;
  • The role of antitrust, including claims involving standards essential patents;
  • Managing regulatory approvals and patent litigation for new pharmaceutical products;
  • Challenges posed by on-line, long-arm, trade fair and other jurisdictional bases;
  • China’s new appellate IP courts;
  • The impact of changes in patentability in the US. 

In addition to these topics, issues such as choice of law, collecting evidence, hiring experts, and enforcement of judgments will discussed in the context of cross-border litigation.


The goal of the program is to foster a deeper understanding among practitioners, judges and policy makers of the increasingly important role of cross-border litigation, especially for Chinese and American companies.   

UC Berkeley School of Law certifies that this activity has been approved by the State Bar of California for 7.25 hours Continuing Legal Education credit.        

The program is an outgrowth of collaboration between the Berkeley Law and Tsinghua Law.  It is produced by the Asia IP Project of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Judicial Institute.