IP Institute to Host Timely Conference on China

April 10, 2012

The Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute will host a conference on China’s New Environment for Intellectual Property Law on April 11. Directed by Visiting Professor Mark Cohen, the conference will feature several panels focused specifically on creativity, innovation, and design protection. World-class authorities from the United States and China will address issues including
  • "Shanzai" copycat culture and the drive for innovation: what China is doing to move from "Made in China" to "Designed in China"
  • A current assessment of China’s patent/innovation environment
  • Government support of innovation in China
  • Assessing the accomplishments of the IP regime in China’s quest to innovate
  • Latest developments in Chinese legislation to promote innovation and creativity

The conference is designed for individuals interested in the role of innovation in China’s fast-changing IP environment and in how design will be pivotal in U.S.-Chinese IP relations. It will seek to answer the following question: will China become an IP and creativity superpower?

Speakers—from the U.S. and Chinese governments, as well as high court officials and top IP practitioners—include David Kappos, Director, USPTO; IP experts from SIPO; Judge Zhu Li of China’s IPR tribunal, as well as Chief Judge Randall Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Hon. Denny Chin '78, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.