Trade, Tech, & China- 3.0

April 28, 2020
Clark Kerr Center, UC Berkeley
 
What are the real-world impacts of the Phase 1 US-China Trade Agreement involving intellectual property, and what can we reasonably expect of any Phase 2 Agreement? What, if anything, has been missing from these outcomes and discussions? Does your company need to reconsider its IP protection, enforcement or licensing strategies in light of recent changes?

BCLT’s highly successful Tech, Trade and China series convenes its third annual roundtable on April 28 at the Clark Kerr Center on the UC Berkeley campus.  We will take a critical look at the accomplishments of Phase 1, the possibility of even greater improvements in the future, and how these efforts intersect with China’s judicial reform and legislative plans, including its efforts at becoming an innovative economy.  Patent reform, patent linkage, antitrust, trademark squatting, on-line counterfeiting, and other ‘hot issues’ will be discussed.  We will also look at unilateral efforts of the United States to address issues such as economic espionage as well as multilateral efforts, such as at the WTO.  By the end of the day we hope to tailor a list of recommendations for trade negotiators to consider.

This year’s program is co-sponsored by the US-China Business Council.  It will include sector-specific break-out sessions on high tech, biotech, copyright protection and design; civil, criminal and administrative enforcement, and other issues to better tailor the program to your interests.  Past years’ programs have been sell-outs, and we expect this one to be the same.

The program is open to the public with CLE credit available.

Program and registration details coming soon