The ChinaIPR Blog this morning posted a notice of a free conference/webinar hosted by the USPTO and the Federal Circuit Bar Association, titled "Recent Developments in Standard-essential Patents in China." The event takes place next Tuesday, July 25, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. This looks really interesting, with a terrific list of speakers. Here is a link to the registration page, and here is the description:
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Federal Circuit Bar Association (CFBA) are co-hosting this meeting and webinar to discuss updates on the treatment of standard-essential patents (SEPs) in China, with a focus on prosecution and injunctions. This free event will offer an unparalleled opportunity to gather information from leading academics and experts on this topic from the United States, China, and Switzerland.
- Mark Cohen, senior counsel, USPTO
- David Kappos, partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
- Koren Wong, director, Global Antitrust Institute, Adjunct Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
- Li ZHU, judge, Supreme People’s Court of China
- Gaétan De Rassenfosse, holder of the chair of innovation and IP policy, College of Management of Technology, Switzerland
- Yuan HAO, researcher, IP Research Center, Tsinghua Law School, Tsinghua University
- Yijun Jill GE, IP managing associate, Allen & Overy, Shanghai Office
The meeting is open to members of the public to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is free. Registration can be done online in advance of the meeting at the link below, and may also be available on site one half hour on the day of the meeting, space permitting. Register to attend here (link is external).
The meeting will be available for viewing via live webcast (link is external)
- Event number: 310 682 179
- Event password: Ey94PWAX
- Dial-in number (audio only): +1 (571) 270-7000
The agenda will be published no later than one week prior to the event.
The registration website (link is external) provides additional information about directions and accommodation. For non-press inquiries, please contact Kelly Sheng (link sends e-mail) at the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs, telephone (571) 272-2227; or Nadine Herbert (link sends e-mail), telephone (571) 272-6094.