Quantum Leap: Developments in China IP Law Over the Past Two Years

Pacific Time: Thursday, May 6th, 2021, 4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. 
China Time: Friday, May 7, 2021, 7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. 



Last year was a remarkable conclusion to a two-year period of intensive reform in Chinese IP law. Every major IP law in China was amended. A bilateral Phase 1 Trade Agreement brought a cease fire in the US-China IP trade war. A new national appellate IP court commenced operations. Chinese administrative enforcement agencies launched significant new initiatives. In a series of important policy changes, China sought to improve IP quality and enhance the international influence of Chinese courts. There were also a number of high-level international IP disputes involving China, Chinese courts, or Chinese parties.

If you had 90 minutes to spend to understand how China’s IP regime has changed and how those changes are impacting the foreign business community, this is the program to take. Each speaker will briefly summarize major developments in IP law in China, followed by discussions around common themes and anticipated future developments. The program will also serve as a great introduction to our upcoming four part series on IP developments in China, which will focus on litigation.

The program is free, open to the public and CLE credit will be available.


Liaoteng Wang (Beijing East IP): Patents
Lei Yongjian (Wanhuida): Trademarks
Liu Jiarui (Fellow, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School): Copyright
Prof. Cui Guobin (Tsinghua Law): Trade Secrets
He Jing (GEN Law): Antitrust/SEPs
Paul Coletti (Johnson & Johnson): Pharma Developments
Duncan Willson (US Embassy-Beijing): Litigation/developments in the Courts/Agencies
Tim Bickham (Steptoe): China’s challenges overseas


Mark Cohen (Berkeley Law/BCLT)
Yuan Hao (Berkeley Law)

Other topics and speakers may be added.

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.