April 22, 2020 – China: Law, Economy and Trade in 2020 (Session 1) 

  1. Jerome A. Cohen, “Was Helping Build China’s Post-1978 Miracle a Mistake”, forthcoming in Virginia Journal of International Law. (June 2020).
  2. Susan Finder, (two blog posts): Signals in the 2019 Supreme People’s Court Work Report to the NPC (April 22, 2019), and Supreme People’s Court Updates its Belt & Road Policies (Jan. 28, 2020).
  3. Sean Randolph, Bay Area Council Economic Institute, Reconsidering US-China Economic Relations (Dec. 2019).
  4. Mark Cohen, (two blogposts): How to Monitor an IP Trade Agreement with China (Mar 29, 2019) and The Phase 1 IP Agreement: Its Fans and Discontents (Jan. 21, 2020).

May 6, 2020 — The Phase 1 Agreement and Its Implementation (Session 2)

  1. An Interview with Craig Allen, Xinhua Net: Most USCBC members view China-U.S. phase-one trade deal as positive 
  2. Warren Maruyama, Trade truce? United States and China reach Phase One agreement 
  3. Mark Cohen, The Phase 1 IP Agreement: Its Fans and Discontents
  4. Mark Cohen, Trade Wars: A New Beginning?
  5. Wendy Cutler & James Green, Two Months In: Assessing Implementation of the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Deal
  6. Mark Wu, The “China, Inc.” Challenge to Global Trade Governance

May 20, 2020 – Following the Data: What the Latest Research Says about China’s Legal and IP Environment (Session 3)

  1. Mark Cohen, “The Widening Impact of China’s Publication of IP Cases”. (April, 2018). Online at:
  2. Margaret E. Roberts, Benjamin L. Liebman, Rachel E. Stern, Alice Z. Wang, “Mass Digitization of Chinese Court Decisions: How to Use Text as Data in the Field of Chinese Law”, 21st Century China Center Research Paper No. 2017-01, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-551. (November, 2019). Online at:
  3. Fei Deng and Cunzhen Huang, “A Ten-Year Review of Merger Enforcement in China”, The Antitrust Source. (August, 2018). Online at:

Online Certificate Series

May 27, 2020 – Pharmaceutical IP Issues (Session 1)

  1. He Jing, Nick Liu, “SPC Adopts Dual Standard for Supplementary Data”. (September, 2018)
  2. He Jing, Wu Li, “China Publishes Revised Draft Amendments to the Patent Law”. (February, 2019)
  3. He Jing, Jerry Xia, “Assessing the implications of the US-China Phase One trade deal”. (March 17, 2020)

  4. Tony Chen, “IP Rumble in China: Tony Chen on remdesivir patents controversy”.
  5. Mark Cohen, “CFDA’s New Policies to Promote IP and Innovation in the Pharma Sector”. (May 14, 2017).

  6. Mark Cohen, “China’s ‘Naked Bolar’ and the Tapering Momentum to Protect Innovative Pharmaceuticals”. (September 17, 2019).

June 3, 2020 – Licensing & Antitrust (Session 2)

  1. Hao Yuan, “Antitrust Aspects of ‘Unfairly High Patent Pricing’ for Licensing Transactions in China”. (March 29, 2020)
  2.  Fei Deng, Su Sun, “Determining the FRAND Rate: U.S. Perspectives on Huawei v. InterDigital”. (February 12, 2014)
  3. Mark Cohen, “The Tier is Revised…”. (March 18, 2019).
  4. Statement of Mark A. Cohen before the House Committee on the Judiciary”. (June 7, 2016).
  5. Mark Cohen, “Across the Fault Lines: Chinese Judicial Approaches to Injunctions and SEP’s”. (June 5, 2018).
  6. Mark Cohen, Xiaofan Xu, “Impact of Recent AML Legislation on the IPR/ Antitrust Interface”. (March 12, 2020).
  7. Mark Cohen, “An Unwelcome Addition and A Welcome Subtraction in the Technology Transfer Provisions of the New Civil Code”. “June 1, 2020).

June 10, 2020 – Trade Secret Protection (Session 3)

  1. Translation of AUCL revisions provided by the Quality Brands Protection Committee
  2. Beijing Higher Court’s investigation report on trade secret cases after the amendment of AUCL in 2019
  3. AI translation of Beijing Higher Court’s investigation report on trade secret cases after the amendment of AUCL in 2019
  4. Summaries of 47 guiding trade secret cases in China published during the 2020 World IP Day week (with AI translation) 
  5. AnJie research on trade secret cases involving former employees during 2015-2018
  6. James Pooley, “Of Supply Chains and Fireworks: A Trade War with China is Easy to Lose”. (May 30, 2019).
  7. Mark Cohen, “The Changing Legislative Landscape of Trade Secret Protection in China”. (April 27, 2019).
  8. Mark Cohen, “Of Trade Secrets, Section 337, AUCL Reform and Evidence Production”. (March 18, 2017).
  9. Mark Cohen, “Of NDA’s and Smoking Guns: China’s Evolving Landscape of Trade Secret Protection”. (February 2, 2016).

June 17, 2020 – Section 101 Comes to China: Is China Turning the Unpatentable into the Patentable? (Session 4)

1. Liaoteng Wang, Qiang Lin, Shanqiang Xiao, Xiaobin Zong, Xiaodong Li and Lulin Gao, “A Comparative Look at Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Standards: China Versus the United States”. (June 12, 2020).

2. Judge Paul Michel & John Battaglia, “It Is Time to Fix the Courts’ Section 101 Tests on ‘Directed to …’ and ‘Abstract Ideas’—Whether in Chamberlain or Beyond (Part I)”. (June 9, 2020).

3. Judge Paul Michel, “Is It Time to Reevaluate ‘Inventive Concept’ Test for Patent Eligibility?” (May 18, 2020).

4. Judge Paul Michel, “To prepare for the next pandemic, Congress should restore patent protections for diagnostic tests”. (April 28, 2020).

5. Judge Paul Michel & John Battaglia, “Flaws in the Supreme Court’s §101 Precedent and Available Ways to Correct Them”. (April 27, 2020).

6. Judge Paul Michel & John Battaglia, “Pandemics and the Need for U.S. Patent Laws That ‘Promote … Progress’ and Invention: The Federal Circuit, En Banc, Can Fix This”. (April 12, 2020).

7. Kevin Madigan, Adam Mossoff, “Turning Gold to Lead: How Patent Eligibility Doctrine Is Undermining U.S. Leadership in Innovation”. (September 30, 2019).

8. Mark Cohen, “SIPO Publishes Proposed Revisions to Patent Examination Guidelines”. (October 27, 2016).

9. Robert P. Merges, Renjun Bian, “Software Patents after CLS Bank: US – China Comparison”. (December, 2014).

June 24, 2020 – Abusive Trademark Registrations (Session 5)

  1. Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China (2019 Amendment).
  2. Adam Jourdan, “China’s top court rules in Michael Jordan’s favor in trademark case”, (December 7, 2016).
  3. USPTO, “China IPR Toolkit”. (October, 2019).
  4. Bai Gang, Yongjian Lei, “A 12-year Battle against a Bad-faith Trademark Application”, (September 13, 2017).
  5. Wanhuida IP Express”, the trademark section on Page 3-7. (June 4, 2020).
  6. Mark Cohen, “Further Trade-Responsive IP Legislative Developments May Be In the Works…”. (April 21, 2019).
  7. Mark Cohen, “Jordan Wins Trademark Battle in China: Milk and Honey On the Other Side?”. (December 8, 2016). 

July 8, 2020 – Copyright Commercialization, Copyright Protection, and Copyright Reform (Session 6)
(Resources 10-13 can be accessed here)

1. Jiarui Liu, “Unofficial translation of 2020 Draft Amendments to the Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China”.

2. Mark Cohen, “Public Interest and Private Rights in the Copyright Law Amendments”. (December 8, 2016).

3. Mark Cohen, “Beijing IP Court Rules on Copyright Protection for Sports Broadcasts”. (April 1, 2018).

4. Jiarui Liu, “Copyright Reform and Copyright Market – A Cross-Pacific Perspective”, 31 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 1461 (2017). (Legislative History of Chinese copyright reform)

5. Wei Liu, Jiarui Liu, “Copyright Protection of Sports Programs in China”, 63 Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. 201 (2017). (Sports Webcasting)

6. Jiarui Liu, “Copyright for Blockheads: An Empirical Study of Market Incentive and Intrinsic Motivation”, Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts 467 (2015). (Copyright Monetarization)

7. Seagull Song, “Chinese Entertainment Law Year Review 2015: Is It Converging with the U.S. Practice?”. (February 2017)

8. Seagull Song, “China’s Copyright Protection for Audio-Visual Works – A Comparison with Europe and the U.S.”. (May 2015)

9. Lucy Montgomery, Eric Priest, Copyright in China’s digital cultural industries” in: “Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in China”. (May 2016)

10. Cissy Zhou, “China’s copyright law amendment criticized as an ‘abusive use of power’ that weakens IP protection“. (July 2020)  

11. Abstract of Beijing IP Court judgment translation: Beijing Sina Interconnection Information Service Co., Ltd. v. Beijing Tian Ying Jiu Zhou Network Technology Co., Ltd., by Anjie Law Firm (2018)

Decision of Chaoyang Civil Court full text translation: Sina v. ifeng, by Anjie Law Firm (2015)

Brief of The Global Intellectual Property Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce regarding case v. (2015)

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12 Translation of case: CCTV Sports Entertainments Co., Ltd v. Guangzhou Broadcasting Network., by Anjie Law Firm (2016)

–Page 39-47

13. Translation of case: CCTV v. Hangzhou Sanji Media Co. Ltd., by Anjie Law Firm (2009)

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14. Translation of case: CCTV v. Shijilong Information Network Co., Ltd., by Anjie Law Firm (2008)

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July 15, 2020 – The Future of IP and Tech Collaboration in China

  1. Mark Wu, “The ‘China, Inc.’ Challenge to Global Trade Governance”. (Spring, 2016) 
  2. Dan Prud’homme and Max von Zedtwitz, “The Changing Face of Innovation in China”. (June 12, 2018) 
  3. Dan Prud’homme, “3 Myths About China’s IP Regime”. (October 23, 2019) 
  4. David Kappos, “Director’s Forum: A Blog from USPTO’s Leadership”. (June 1, 2012) 
  5. Alex Capri, “Strategic US-China decoupling in the tech sector”. (June 4, 2020) 
  6. USTR, “Special 301 report (2020)”, Priority Watch List, East Asia and the Pacific: China, at 39 – 47. (April, 2020) 
  7. Mark Cohen, “Towards a Better Understanding of “Forced Technology Transfer” Policies in China and Their Strategic Implications”. (June 22, 2018) 
  8. Mark Cohen, “Trade Wars: A New Beginning?”. (May 1, 2020) 
  9. Mark Cohen, “An Update on Data-Driven Reports on China’s IP Enforcement Environment”. (July 13, 2020) 
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