2016 Symposium on China and U.S. Patent Practice Held in Beijing
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China Intellectual Property Training Center
No.6 Shangdi Xinxi Road


On June 13, 2016, Knobbe Martens Partners John Carson and Andrew Schwaab will conduct a joint U.S.-China Symposium, with the leadership of the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), on behalf of the U.S. Bar/SIPO Liaison Council, in Beijing, China. Topics will include updates on software patent protection in the U.S., including an analysis of the latest decisions under 35 U.S.C. 101 and Alice, and the latest legal developments regarding U.S. design patent protection of GUI (graphical user interfaces). 

Symposium Agenda

Morning Session:        

9:00-9:20            Opening Remarks by He Zhimin, Deputy Commissioner of SIPO and Fred Koenig, Acting Chair of U.S. Bar SIPO Liaison Council

9:20-10:10           CN Practice on Strengthening Patent Protection and Enforcement, presented by Yao Xin, Deputy Division Director, Legal Affairs Dept. SIPO and Miao Zheng, NTD IP Attorneys

10:20-11:10         U.S. Legislative Developments and Judicial Practice, presented by Patrick Coyne, AIPLA Board & U.S. Bar Liaison Council

11:10-12:00         CN Utility Models – Updates on Recent Examination Practice, presented by Feng Yuanyuan, Deputy Division Director, Utility Model Examination Dept., SIPO and Zhou Lei, Linda Liu Group

Afternoon Session:

13:30-14:20         Draft Requirements for Software Patents in the United States, delivered by Shaobin Zhu, AIPLA and John M. Carson, Knobbe Martens

14:40-15:30         CN Design Patents - Protection of GUIs, presented by  Qu YiDeputy Division Director, Industrial Design Examination Dept., SIPO and Zhao NannanKangxin Partners

15:30-16:20         Design Practice in the U.S. – Procurement and Enforcement. presented by Andrew Schwaab, Knobbe Martens; Secretary, U.S. Bar Liaison Council

16:20-16:30         Closing Remarks by Yang Chengrui, Deputy Division Director, International Cooperation Dept., SIPO and Fred Koenig, Acting Chair, U.S. Bar Liaison Council

No CLE credit available