China's Patent Regime and its Quest to Become an Innovation Economy

Second Annual Joint GW Law and Fordham Law Schools China Program

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January 10, 2013

The George Washington University Law School
Faculty Conference Center, 5th Floor Burns Building
2000 H Street NW | Washington, DC 20052

9:30 10:30am: Keynote Speaker

  • Chief Judge Randall R. Rader

11am – 12:30pm: "Challenges Facing China's New Leadership"

  • Overview of Patenting Trends and Enforcement Developments
  • Innovation Policies from the Perspectives of the Current Change in Power/Policy in China
  • Implementation of the 15 Year Science and Technology Plan and National IP Strategy
  • US Government Engagement

12:30 – 1:30pm: Networking Lunch

1:30 – 3:00pm: The Changing Legislative Scheme For Patents and Enforcement

  • Patent Law Amendments
  • Inventor Remuneration
  • Standards and IP
  • Antitrust and IP
  • Corporate and Government Perspectives

3:15 – 3:30pm: Break

3:30 – 5pm: Developments At The Patent Office

  • Patent Quality/Utility Model Patents and Designs
  • Pharma Patent and High Tech Patent Challenges
  • Chinese and Foreign Stakeholder Perspectives
  • The Role of SIPO/USPTO Cooperation

5 – 6:30pm: Conclusion (Reception to Follow)

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