Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, 2023
at Tsinghua University School of Law

Saturday, May 20 (Beijing Time)
Friday, May 19 (Pacific Time)

Simultaneous Interpretation will be provided.

5:30-5:45 pm (PDT)
8:30-8:45 am (BJT)

Please register for the online portion in advance here.

Note: You must register separately for Day 1 and Day 2 online sessions


5:45-6:00 pm (PDT)
8:45-9:00 am (BJT)

Opening Comments

ZHOU Guangquan, Dean of Tsinghua Law

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law

6:00 – 7:00 pm (PDT)
9:00 – 10:00 am (BJT)

Session 1: Cases, Trends and Data
We will discuss the latest data from the US and China on cross border IP litigation, win rates,
injunctions, assignments and licensing, and patent invalidations, and how these trends might
affect your own business strategies.

ZHANG Xuan, IP House

SIPO examiner, in charge of patent invalidation (TBC)

Thomas Lunde, Clarivate

John Wiora, KTMine

Moderator: Prof. Mark Cohen, Berkeley Law

7:00 – 8:00 pm (PDT)
10:00 – 11:00 am (BJT)

Section 2: Data Mining, Data Scraping and IP Law
We will discuss how the US and China regulating data-mining and AI training under copyright
law, anti-unfair competition law and other legal regimes.

Kevin LUO, General Manager, Legal Department of Microsoft Asia R&D Group

GU Haiyan, General Counsel,

JIANG Ge, Associate Professor, Tsinghua Law

ZHANG Hongbin, Partner, Lexfield Law Office

Moderator: Prof. Cui Guobin, Tsinghua Law

8:00 – 8:10 pm (PDT)
11:00 – 11:10 am (BJT)



8:10 – 9:30 pm (PDT)
11:10 – 12:30 pm (BJT)

Session 3: SEP Licensing
This session will cover SEP licensing issues such as the setting of national and global rates, ongoing licensing activities, antisuit injunctions, administrative actions, and antitrust developments.

Chris Longman, Qualcomm

LIU Kongzhong, Professor, SMU Law

Tom Chia, VIA Licensing

Richard Vary, Bird & Bird

LUO Rui, Hankun Law Office 

Moderator: Prof. HAO Yuan, Berkeley Law

9:30 pm (PDT)
12:30 pm (BJT)


End of First Day Program



Sunday, May 21 (Beijing Time)
Saturday, May 20 (Pacific Time)

Simultaneous Interpretation will be provided.

5:30-6:30 pm (PDT)
8:30 – 9:30 am (BJT)

Session 4: Patent Linkage and Other Cross-Border Pharma IP Issues
This session will include the latest legal updates in China’s new patent linkage system, key pharma patent invalidation cases, roles and functions of medical regulatory agencies, requirements and preparations of non-infringement (4.2) declarations, the doctrine of equivalents in pharma patent infringement and its impact on patent linkage system..

CUI Ning, Judge, The Supreme People’s Court

XU Bo, Attorney, Lun Tin Law Firm

ZHANG Xiaoxia, King & Wood Mallesons

Paul Coletti, Johnson & Johnson

Moderator: Judge Randall R. Rader, CAFC (Retired)

6:30 – 7:30 pm (PDT)
9:30 – 10:30 am (BJT)

Section 5: Impact of Overseas Activities on Domestic Patent Litigations

This session will discuss strategic considerations in sequencing and domestic and overseas litigation, including such topics as: (1) the effect of validity and scope arguments in patent litigation Country A on parallel issues in litigation in Country B; (2) where to file first, how to use an outcome in Country A to create strategic pressure in litigation in Countries B and C; and (3) sequencing and stacking of design protection actions in different jurisdictions to create a transnational “web” of overlapping and supporting design protection.

Dr. Yan HONG; Tsinghua Law

XIE Guanbing, Lifang Law Firm;

Deng Fei, Charles River Associates

Carlos Aboim, Licks Attorneys

Moderator: Prof. Robert Merges, Berkeley Law

7:30 – 7:40 pm (PDT)
10:30 – 10:40 am (BJT)



7:40 – 8:40 pm (PDT)
10:40 – 11:40 am (BJT)

Session 6: Bad faith Intellectual Property Registration
This session will present the statistics and cases of bad faith trademark and patent registration, the development of relevant laws and policies, the ways to build a healthy IP eco-system.

Emi Ali, McCale Ali

Jennifer Chicoski, USPTO

Mark Cohen, Berkeley Law

LIU Yanfeng, Tiantai Law Firm

FENG Shujie, Professor, Tsinghua Law

Moderator: Prof. HE Tianxiang, City University of Hong Kong

8:40 – 9:00 pm (PDT)
11:40 – 12:00 pm (BJT)

Concluding Remarks

Prof. Robert Merges, Berkeley Law
CUI Guobin Cui, Tsinghua Law

9:00 pm (PDT)
12:00 pm (BJT)

End of Second Day Program