2013 China IP Summer Program

Destination Beijing!

The John Marshall Law School's Center for Intellectual Property Law and Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center will again offer 2013 China IP Summer Program in Beijing from June 2 - 29, 2013 (download the program brochure here)This is the only ABA-Approved Summer Program specialized in IP in China since 2011.


To apply, please download 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.

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.

Tentative Course Offering (subject to enrollment):

Intellectual Property Survey (Law 113)

This course introduces students to the primary laws that protect IP in the United States

 (i.e., patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret laws) and the policies underlying these laws. The course is intended for students interested in a gen

eral overview of IP and those preparing for more specialized IP courses. No technical background is expected or required. Grading will be based on a final examination in the last week of the course (Professors Long and Yuan; three credit hours)

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; two credit hours)

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; one credit hour)

Intellectual Property Management and Strategy (IP 475)

This course aims to provide the students with comprehensive perspectives and practical applications of the IP Rights, with an emphasis on patent which is crucial for technology & industry development. The emergence of IP infrastructure depends heavily on the rapid change of legal environment, and the continuing revisions of IP laws have restructured the dynamics of industrial competition and the use of emerging technologies in the global economy. In addition, economic and business aspects of IP change landscape of today’s corporations on a fast-track. (Professor Liu; one credit hour).



$1,420 per credit hour (1 to 6 credit hours)

Housing, food and tours:      

$1,000.00 per student (housing is for double occupancy; $1,500 for single)

Application Fee:

$100.00 (non-refundable)


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 two-week program will be half of the four-week program).

Main Program Location

The program will use classrooms, housing and dining facilities at the Peking University.  Peking University is world famous for both its quality education and its physical beauty. Gardens located on the campus retain elements of the gardens from a Chinese royal family home previously located on the site.  Each student will receive an ID card to enter the campus and a meal card to dine at dining facilities of the Peking University.  Internet access is available at the classroom and the housing.  The housing facility is a 10-minute walk from the campus.

Financial Aid

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 29, 2013, with full payment of tuition and fees by May 12, 2013.  The deposit will apply to the total cost of the program.

Dropping of Courses:    No refund will be issued if a course is dropped once the first class has started on June 3, 2013.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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.

Program Schedule (as of 3/7/2013)
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  6/3 6/4 6/5 6/6 6/7 6/8 6/9
8:15 - 11:55 IP Survey IP Survey IP Survey IP Survey Sightseeing IP Survey  
  6/10 6/11 6/12 6/13 6/14 6/15 6/16
8:15 - 11:55 IP Management and Strategy IP Management and Strategy IP Management and Strategy IP Survey      
  6/17 6/18 6/19 6/20 6/21 6/22 6/23
8:15 - 11:55 International Law Seminar or First Amendment Confronts New Technology International Law Seminar or First Amendment Confronts New Technology International Law Seminar or First Amendment Confronts New Technology IP Survey Sightseeing International Law Seminar or First Amendment Confronts New Technology  
  6/24 6/25 6/26 6/27 6/28 6/29 6/30
8: 15 - 11:55 Sino-US IP Conference (the conference is an all-day event) IP Survey IP Survey IP Survey   Departure