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4th Annual US - China IP Conference: Best Practices for Innovation and Creativity

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 29, 2015 01:51 PM
Bhairav Acharya attended this conference organized by Berkeley Law, University of California on October 6, 2015.

WHAT: The 4th Annual U.S.-China IP Conference: Best Practices for Innovation and Creativity

WHEN: Thurs. Oct. 8, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Fri. Oct. 9, 9:00 a.m.—noon

WHO: Lawyers, government officials, scholars, and corporate counsel from China and U.S.

Participants include:

  • Chuntian Liu, dean of China Renmin University
  • Ping Liu, dep. director-general, Music Copyright Society of China
  • Robert Merges, co-dir. of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at Berkeley Law
  • Maria Strong, deputy dir. of the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Duane Valz, sr. patent counsel, Google

For a full list of speakers and bios, go here.

WHERE: The Claremont Hotel, 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705.

DETAILS: Last year marked the first in which Chinese investment in the United States—heavily weighted toward technology—exceeded U.S. investment in China. With companies in each country increasingly seeking joint ventures in the other, intellectual property (IP) issues that lie at the core of these investments have taken on even greater importance.

Participants will compare the latest trends and developments in IP creation, protection and cross-border enforcement in China and U.S.

Panel topics include:

  • Opportunities and Challenges in U.S.-China Film Co-Production and Other Media
  • New Trends and Legal Issues in Transnational Technology Investment
  • Specialized IP Courts
  • Recent Developments in Copyright: Legislation and Cases
  • Recent Developments in Patents: Legislation and Cases
  • Cross-border IP Enforcement

For a complete agenda, go here. Read a preview story about the conference here.

Event co-sponsors: The UC Berkeley School of Law’s Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT); Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; and Renmin University of China Law School.

For more information or to schedule interviews contact: Jim Dempsey, exec. dir. BCLT, 510-643-6960; or Louise Lee, assoc. dir., [email protected], 510-642-9353.