2015 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 2015 China IP Summer Program in Beijing from June 1 - 26, 2015.  This is the only ABA-Approved Summer Program specialized in IP in China since 2011.

This year we will also bring the program to Shanghai for the first time.  In the last week of the program, we will conduct classes in Shanghai and will also conduct the Sino-US IP Mock Trial in Shanghai.


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.

Course Offering (last updated on 12/12/2014) (subject to enrollment):
Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  5/31 6/1 6/2 6/3 6/4 6/5 6/6
9:00 - 12:40 Arrival Class 1 or Class 4 Class 2 or Class 3 Class 1 or Class 4 Class 2 or Class 3 Sightseeing  
1:30 - 4:30 Arrival   Training Center orientation Mandatory visit (and 1 hour toward class 2)   Sightseeing  
  6/7 6/8 6/9 6/10 6/11 6/12 6/13
9:00 - 12:40   Class 1 or Class 4 Class 2 or Class 3 Class 1 or Class 4

Class 2 or Class 3

1:30 - 4:30   Mandatory visit (and 2 hours toward class 1)          
  6/14 6/15 6/16 6/17 6/18 6/19 6/20
9:00 - 12:40   Class 1 or Class 4 Class 2 or Class 3 Class 1 or Class 4 Class 2 or Class 3 Comparative Trademark Mock Trial Dragon Festival (Holiday)
1:30 - 4:30     Mandatory visit (and 80 minutes toward class 3) Mandatory visit (and 80 minutes toward class 4)    Comparative Trademark Mock Trial (and 6 hours towards class 2)  
  6/21 6/22 6/23 6/24 6/25 6/26 6/27
9:00 - 12:40 Travel to Shanghai


Comparative Trademark Mock trial Class 1 Class 1   Departure
1:30 - 4:30 Arrive in Shanghai Holiday Comparative Trademark Mock trial (and 6 hours toward class 2)     Farewell dinner Departure

***Note: Blue denotes the classes are held in Beijing and green denotes that the classes are held in Shanghai.

Program Highlight

  • This year's China IP Summer Program features the Eighth Annual Sino-US IP Mock Trial, presided over by Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  The mock trial will focus on IP issues related to trademark laws in China and the US.  The John Marshall Law School thanks the China Intellectual Property Training Center for the co-organizing the mock trial with the Sino-US IP Mock Trial in Beijing.  The John Marshall Law School thanks the generous support from the law firm of Loeb & Loeb LLP in the US as the US law firm representing in the US portion of the mock trial and the law firms of CCPIT in Beijing and King & Wood Mallesons in Shanghai for representing in the Chinese portion of the mock trial. 

Class 1: International Intellectual Property Law Survey 

In this course we will examine the impact of the global digital economy, international trade and the WTO on IP protection. We will examine how IP has become an item of trade and the impact this "trade status" has upon its international regulation and development. We will also examine the broader implications for IP protection and enforcement in view of the wide range of international agencies and policies which have been implicated by this regulation of IP rights on the Internet and in such diverse international areas as trade, sustainable development, economic development, and technology and wealth transfer.

(Professor Long; three credit hours)

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 hour)

Class 4: US Patent Law Fundamentals/Intellectual Property Management

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 hour).



$1,495.00 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.

Application Fee:

$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 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 racket ball court.  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.

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 6, 2015, with full payment of tuition and fees by May 22, 2014.  The deposit will apply to the total cost of the program.

Dropping of Courses:    No refund will be issued if a course is dropped April 3, 2015.

Program Director and Administration:    Program Director: Professor Doris Estelle Long; Administration: Arthur Yuan.

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.