China Law, Trade and IP 2021

Intellectual property law in China is undergoing rapid change, with profound implications for the world. Following our successful 2020 launch series on Chinese intellectual property law, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology will present a second series of webinars, beginning October 6. The focus of this year’s series is on IP enforcement.

Leading experts from China and the U.S. will cover a range of topics, including China’s new specialized courts, venue and regional differences, use of empirical data, online platform liability, abusive trademark registrations, pharmaceutical IP, trade secret law, and US / European litigation involving Chinese rightsholders. Judges from Germany, the UK and the United States will be speaking, in addition to current and former senior government officials, professors from several US and Chinese universities, two former directors of the USPTO and the USPTO representative in China.

 

Certificate in Chinese IP Law

In addition to CLE credit, individuals who attend four of the webinar sessions are eligible to receive a certificate in Chinese IP law from the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. 

 

Who Will Benefit from This Series

This series is intended for in-house counsel and law firm attorneys representing tech companies concerned about protecting their IP in China. Whether you have been doing trans-Pacific work for a long time, or are newly focused on working to understand the Chinese legal landscape, this series will get you up to speed on the latest developments, including changes spurred by the trade wars and internal drivers of law reform in China.

 

Participate in Real-Time or View the Series at Your Convenience

Each session in the series will be presented in real-time, with audience Q&A. In addition, a recording of each session will be made available to registrants. If you subscribe to the series after it began, you can go back at your convenience and watch the recorded sessions. 

The last session in the series will be broken into two parts. In the morning we will have a discussion involving European colleagues. In the evening we will have a discussion with Chinese colleagues. Attending either or both of these sessions counts towards your certificate.

Currently enrolled law students and faculty, government officials, non-profit organizations and media may enroll free of charge. No certificate will be awarded to free attendees. We will seek to accommodate anyone who has financial issues enrolling in the series.


Series Registration
General (all registrant types) – eligible for certificate and CLE: $400
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Session 1: Where, When and How to Litigate in China
Wednesday, October 6
4:30 – 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time
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General (all registrant types): $125 (eligible for certificate and CLE)
Academics, Students, NGOs, Government: complimentary (does not include certificate or CLE)
 
  • Mark Cohen, BCLT (moderator)
  • David Kappos, Cravath, Swain & Moore (moderator)
  • Duncan Willson, Counsellor, US Embassy
  • Judge Randall Rader (ret)
  • Steven Zhao, GEN Law Firm
  • Deng Fei, Charles River Associates
  • Prof. Eric Priest, University of Oregon (TBC)
 
Session 2: Using China’s Multi-Track System: Criminal, Civil and Administrative Infringement Litigation and Arbitration
Wednesday, October 27
4:30 – 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time
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General (all registrant types): $125 (eligible for certificate and CLE)
Academics, Students, NGOs, Government: complimentary (does not include certificate or CLE)
 
  • Cynthia Tregellis, Western Digital (moderator)
  • Yang Guoxu, CCPIT, China Patent and Trademark Office
  • Wang Liaoteng, Beijing East IP
  • Joe Simone, SIPS
  • Lei Yongjian, Wanhuida
  • Bian Renjun, Berkeley Law
  • Lei Lingfei, Intel (TBC)
 
Session 3: Leveraging the Phase 1 Trade Agreement and Other Recent Developments
Wednesday, November 10
4:30 – 6:40 P.M. Pacific Time
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General (all registrant types): $125 (eligible for certificate and CLE)
Academics, Students, NGOs, Government: complimentary (does not include certificate or CLE)
 
  • Jim Pooley, James Pooly PLC (moderator)
  • Janet Zheng, Wanhuida
  • Sharon Qiao, Lusheng Law Firm, Rouse Network
  • He Jing, GEN Law Firm
  • Prof. Cui Guobin, Tsinghua University School of Law (TBC)
 
Break
 
  • Mark Cohen (moderator)
  • Eric Carlsson, Covington
  • Chris Carr, Cal Poly SLO
  • Tim Bickham, Steptoe
  • Prof. Jiarui Liu, Stanford
  • Nicholas Klein, DLA Piper (TBC)
  • Dan Wang, Gavekal (TBC)
 
Session 4: China’s Role in a Global IP Strategy
This will be divided into two one-hour sessions – one at 9:00 A.M. PT for European speakers/attendees and the other at 5:00 P.M. PT, for Asian speakers/attendees.
Note that to earn credit towards a certificate, (in addition to Sessions 1-3) you must complete at least one of the Session 4 programs (morning or afternoon). Recordings of both sessions will be made available to registrants.
Virtual event
REGISTER
General (all registrant types): $125 (eligible for certificate and CLE) covers both morning and evening sessions
Academics, Students, NGOs, Government: complimentary (does not include certificate or CLE)
 
Session 4, Morning Session
Wednesday, December 1
9:00 A.M. Pacific Time
 
  • Prof. Hao Yuan, BCLT/Berkeley Law (moderator)
  • Eric Sergheraert, Clarivate
  • Stuart Chemtob, Wilson Sonsini
  • Justice Colin Birss
  • Dr. Klau Grabinski, German Federal Court of Justice
  • Chief Judge Paul Michel (ret)
 
Session 4, Evening Session
Wednesday, December 1
5:00 P.M. Pacific Time
 
  • Thomas Chia, VIA Licensing (moderator)
  • Vivienne Bath, University of Sydney
  • Doug Clark, Rouse Network
  • Prof. Rob Merges, BCLT/Berkeley Law
  • Jill Ge, Allen & Overy
  • Andrei Iancu, Former USPTO Director (TBC)
  • Mark Cohen, BCLT

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.