2017 China IP Summer Program
Destination Beijing & Shanghai!
The John Marshall Law School's Center for Intellectual Property Law and Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center will again offer 2017 China IP Summer Program in Beijing from June 4 - June 30, 2017 and/or July 2 through 28, 2017, depending on enrollment. This is the only ABA-Approved Summer Program specialized in IP in China since 2011.
With the success we had past years, we will continue to bring the program to Shanghai. In the first week of the program, we will be in Shanghai and will also conduct the Sino-US IP Mock Trial in Shanghai.
To apply, please download (here) the application form and return it with your $100.00 deposit to Arthur Yuan, Director of the Chinese IP Resource Center, The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604; 312.427.2737, ext. 794, ayuan "at" jmls.edu.
Information Session on February 1, 2017 at 12 - 1:30 pm. Please watch the monitor sign for room assignment and register here.
For more information or CLE credit, please contact Arthur Yuan, Director of the Chinese IP Resource Center, 312.427.2737, ext. 794, ayuan"at"jmls.edu.
|9:00 - 12:40||Arrival in Shanghai||Sightseeing||Join-session with Chinese law students (intro to trade secrets law: hours count towards Class 1)||Join-session with Chinese law students (intro to trade secrets law: hours count towards class 2)||Sightseeing||**Comparative IP Mock trial (total of 440 minutes towards class 2)||Leave for Beijing|
|1:30 - 4:30||Arrival in Shanghai||Farewell Dinner||Arrival in Beijing|
|9:00 - 12:40||**Comparative IP Mock trial (total of 440 minutes towards class 1)||Class 2 or Class 3||Class 1 or Class 4||
Class 2 or Class 3
|Dragon Boat Festival Activities||Class 1 or Class 4|
|1:30 - 4:30||Orientation and Getting to Know the SIPO Training Center||Mandatory visit (and 2 hours toward class 1)||Sightseeing (TBD)|
|9:00 - 12:40||Class 1 or Class 4||Class 2 or Class 3||Class 1 or Class 4||Class 2 or Class 3||Sightseeing||Class 2 (2 hours)|
|1:30 - 4:30||Mandatory visit (and 2 hours toward class 2)||Mandatory visit (and 80 minutes toward class 3)||Mandatory visit (and 80 minutes toward class 4)|
|9:00 - 12:40||
Class 1 or Class 4
|Class 2 or Class 3||Class 1 or Class 4||Class 2 or Class 3||Class 1||Departure|
|1:30 - 4:30||Sightseeing (TBD)||Sightseeing (TBD)||Farewell dinner||Departure|
*Note: Please see the first paragraph for the starting date of the course offering calendar.
**Note: Comparative IP Mock trial dates may be subject to change.
***Note: Blue denotes the program activities are held in Beijing and green denotes that the program in Shanghai. The travel dates may be subject to change.
Class 1: US Intellectual Property Law Survey (Law 113)
Class 2: International Law Seminar: Comparative IP Protection Issues in China and the US (Law 191)
This course examines features of Chinese and American IP laws that have figured prominently in recent efforts to develop and enforce IP interests in China. It will emphasize the means that US concerns are using to protect their intellectual property interests in China, as well as some of the perceived advantages and disadvantages of those methods. The class content will include an introduction to the intellectual property system of China, including enforcement issues. Students will prepare a research paper on a topic related to IP in China. (Professor Zhang; three credit hours)
Class 3: Current Legal Issues: The First Amendment Confronts New Technology (Law 287)
This course will analyze traditional First Amendment Free Speech Issues in light of developing technologies. It will focus on traditional issues of national security, pornography, hate speech, the right to protest, freedom of information, academic freedom, and privacy concerns. It will explore the relationship between First Amendment a
nd intellectual property and informatics concerns. Students will be asked to consider if the traditional approaches are adequate to deal with concerns about free expression in cyberspace and other new technologies. (Professor Seng; two credit hours)
Class 4: US Patent Law Fundamentals (Law 287)
This course aims to provide the students with introductory and fundamental understanding of US patent law. The course will cover the US Patent Law before and after the passage of America Invents Act (AIA). (Professor Yuan; two credit hours).
$1,540.00 per credit hour (1 to 6 credit hours)
Housing, food and tours (tentative):
$1,000.00 per student (housing is for double occupancy; $1,500 for single). The cost includes the transportation from Beijing to Shanghai. Meal includes breakfast and lunch only.
$100.00 (non-refundable; will apply toward the housing, food and tours cost above).
Arranged and paid for by each student
Educational and sightseeing tours are included as part of the cost of the program. Educational tours may include visits to the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), Copyright Office, and at least a major IP law firm with numerous international IP clients. Sightseeing trips may include visits to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heaven.
(Note: Cost of housing, food and tours for the three-week program (without the last week to Shanghai) will be 3/4 of the four-week program).
Main Program Location
The program will use classrooms, housing and dining facilities at the China IP Training Center of State Intellectual Property Office (hereinafter "Training Center"). The Training Center is the premier IP training academy in China and serves as an IP training academy for World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). IP officials and examiners from all over the world come to the Training Center for IP trainings, seminars and conferences. The Training Center also offers amenities such as in-door swimming pool, a gym, 4-lane bowling alley, a tennis court, a basketball court, and a poker room. Internet access is available at the classroom and the housing. The Training Center is also about 10-minute walk from a subway station and has bus stops by the main entrance.
We are working with Chinese law firms for internship or externship placements for up to one month after or before the summer program, depending on the starting date of the summer program. Separate application to the internship/externship is required and space is limited. Application material includes your resume and transcript of your undergraduate degree and first semester of law school.
Financial aid may be available to support the tuition and living expenses associated with this program. Students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution to determine if this aid is available.
Space is limited in this program, so register now. To reserve a place in the program, a deposit of non-refundable $100 is required by March 15 and full payment due no later than May 31. The deposit will be applied to the total cost of the program.
Dropping of Courses No course refund will be issued if a course is dropped after April 5.
Program Director and Administration Program Director: Professor Michael Seng; Program Administrator: Professor Arthur Yuan.
The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services or employment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, or disability.