In this third installment of the month-long summer intellectual property law program, the 2010 China IP Summer Program was available to all law students and practitioners after the program was accredited by the American Bar Association in 2009. As such, law students from Fordham University School of Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, and Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law participated in 2010. In addition to teaching US IP related courses and comparative IP courses to many first-year law students, the 2010 program also included a special course taught by Chief Judge Holderman of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and JMLS adjunct professor Paula H. Holderman of Winston & Strawn. This is the second time that the Chief Judge participated in JMLS China IP Summer Program. The Chief Judge and his wife conducted an intensive one-week course in working with experts in IP litigation in the United States. Many law students from Beijing's top law schools, such as Peking University and China University of Political Science and Law, also audited this special class.
The students quickly learned how their class exercises in the special course were applied in practice when they became the jurors in the third annual Sino-US IP moot court. Prof. Guangliang Zhang, a former acting chief judge of the intellectual property tribunal of the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, presided over the Chinese portion of the moot court. The students witnessed how US attorneys from Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione conducted direct and cross examinations of expert witnesses in the US moot court portion. The moot court - co-organized by the Institute for International Intellectual Property of Peking University, The John Marshall Law School, China Intellectual Property Training Center, and Copyright Protection Center of China and sponsored by Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione - continues to be a highlight of the JMLS China IP summer program.
For more information, you can download a copy of the summer program brochure here.