Year 2012 Programs

In 2012, the Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center sponsored the following programs:

March 26, 2012: - Chinese IP Enforcement: A View from the Trenches 

April 11, 2012: A.M. - Commencement Exercises for January 2012 LL.M. Graduates in Beijing.

April 11, 2012: P.M. - "What Chinese IP Professionals Need To Know About the New American Patent Law?" (解读美国新专利法:申请,审查与诉讼) by Professors Benjamin Liu and Arthur Yuan at the China Intellectual Property Training Center, Beijing, China.

  • Please see the announcement from China Intellectual Property Training Center here.

May 5-9, 2012: INTA Annual Meeting.

  • The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Chinese IP Resource Center will participate in the INTA annual meeting in Washington, DC!  Our booth number is (104). We welcome you to stop by to learn about exciting programs at CIP and CIPRC! See you there!

June 4-30: China IP Summer Program

  • The China IP Summer Program starts the year of dragon with another patent Sino-US Mock Trial Program!  See here for more detail!
  • Please also see the news release from Beijing Intellectual Property Office.

July - October, 2012: Short-term Training Programs

August, 24 2012: Second Annual Chinese Intellectual Property Forum: Patent Appeal System in China

  • Time: 9:00 - 12:00 (registration starts at 8:30 am). 
  • Cost: There is no cost to attend this event; however, reservation is required here.  Box lunch will be provided.
  • Patent enforcement practices in China differ from those in the United States in many respects. One notable difference is the significance of the Patent Reexamination Board (Board) of the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) in overall patent enforcement. The Board handles challenges to a final rejection of a patent application and hears patent invalidity disputes. This administrative body plays an indispensable role in patent administrative enforcement in China.
  • The forum, co-hosted by SIPO, will feature experts from the U.S., including Chief Judge James Holderman of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, as well as a delegation of speakers from SIPO. This delegation includes Sun Wei, the vice dean of the China Intellectual Property Training Center, and Bai Jianfeng, the assistant director general of the Board, who will discuss the impact and ramification of the Board in Chinese patent litigation procedures.

September 24, 2012: Lessons from Pfizer's Disputes over its Viagra Trademarks in China

  • Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm.
  • Cost: There is no cost to attend this event; however, reservation is required here.
  • CLE: 1 hour.
  • Speaker: Professor Daniel Chow, Joseph S. Platt, Wright Morris & Arthur Professor of Law at the Ohio State University

October 11, 2012: Chinese IP Distinguish Lecturer Series: Protecting Your Number One Intangible Assets (Trade Secrets): Practical tips for American companies when doing business in Asia

  • Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
  • Cost: There is no cost to attend this event; however, reservation is required here.
  • CLE: Appx. 1.5 hours.
  • Speaker: Richard Thurston, Senior VP and General Counsel of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.