Session 1: Where, When and How to Litigate in China


Mark Cohen joined Berkeley Law in 2017 as a Senior Fellow and Director of BCLT’s Asia IP Project. With over 30 years’ experience as a law firm attorney, in-house counsel, government official, and adjunct and visiting professor of law, Cohen was previously Senior Counsel and Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce/Director of the USPTO. He is widely recognized as the leading expert in the U.S. on intellectual property law in China.  As Director of the BCLT Asia IP Project, Cohen is working with BCLT sponsors and faculty directors to develop collaborative relationships with academic institutions and other partners in Asia, including organizing workshops, conferences, and other events that bring data-driven insight to the complex IP landscape in China and other Asian fora.  Mark hosts the popular blog, serves as an advisor to the IP database, and has published books and articles on China’s IP system, antitrust law in China, civil and administrative enforcement of IP,  and foreign law firms practicing law in China.

Fei Deng is a Vice President at CRA.  She has testified as an economic expert in various Chinese courts on IP and antitrust issues, and has published extensively both in English and in Chinese.

David Kappos is a partner at Cravath and leader in the field of intellectual property, including IP management and strategy, the development of global IP norms, laws and practices and the commercialization and enforcement of innovation-based assets. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Kappos served as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he advised the President on IP policy matters. He was instrumental in achieving the passage and implementation of the 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. From 2003 to 2009, he served as IBM’s chief intellectual property lawyer.

Randall Rader, former chief judge of the Federal CIrcuit, is also a professor at Tsinghua University law school where he teaches an intellectual property class each semester.  Judge Rader also continues to consult with business, governmental, and judicial leaders in China about intellectual property laws and policies.