Fordham Law


Public Discussion on China Features Two Fordham Professors

December 06, 2011

Mark Allen Cohen, Visiting Professor at Fordham Law, and Carl Minzner, Fordham Law Associate Professor, will participate in "Patents, Trade, and Innovation in China: A Public Discussion on Practical Strategies for Engaging China." The event will take place on Tuesday, December 13, at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

The program is divided into four sessions: the overall economic and rule-of-law challenges to China becoming an innovation society, assessing China’s efforts at patent catch-up with the West, how China has implemented its WTO and other IPR commitments, and how to collaborate and engage with China on innovation and IP issues.

David Kappos, Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will be the keynote speaker, and Chief Judge Randall R. Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will also be presenting. In addition to Professors Cohen and Minzner, GW Law Professor Donald C. Clarke will speak as well as IP and trade lawyers, government officials, political scientists, and company executives. The program follows a smaller meeting sponsored by Chief Judge Rader and will also likely involve distribution of research and other reports and coordination on technical assistance.

There is no charge for the event. Visit the China IPR blog for more information.