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Editor: Donald C. Clarke
George Washington University Law School

Saturday, October 22, 2011

George Washington/Fordham program on Chinese IP issues

George Washington University Law and Fordham Law School will be jointly sponsoring a full-day program, called “Patents, Trade and Innovation in China: A Public Discussion on Practical Strategies for Engaging China.”   The program is scheduled for December 13, at GW Law School.  David Kappos, Director of the USPTO, will be the keynote speaker, and Chief Judge Rader of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will also be presenting.  The program is divided into four sessions:  the overall economic and rule-of-law challenges to China becoming an innovation society; assessing China’s efforts at patent catch-up with the West; how China has implemented its WTO and other IPR commitments; and how to collaborate and engage with China on innovation and IP issues.  The program is intended as a series of roundtable discussions, with interaction from attendees.   In addition to IP and trade lawyers, government officials, political scientists, and company executives, China lawyers who are scheduled to discuss include myself, Carl Minzner (Fordham) and Mark Cohen (Fordham).  The program follows up on a highly successful smaller meeting sponsored by Chief Judge Rader and will also likely involve distribution of research and other reports and coordination on technical assistance. There is no charge for the event and no CLE will be offered.  Those interested in participating should RSVP to [email protected] with the subject line: “China Conf.”

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Will this event be podcasted or videocasted?

Posted by: Chris Lanterman | Nov 18, 2011 8:12:42 PM

I'm afraid not.

Posted by: Don Clarke | Nov 20, 2011 7:49:43 AM