Is China becoming Pro-IP?

Monday, February 27th, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105
Feb 27
Monday, February 27th, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105

SCL is pleased to present a lunch program with Mr. He Jing, Senior Consultant at Anjie Law Firm in China, who will share his insights from both perspectives as a practitioner and a legal policy advocate. Lunch will be provided - please RSVP here

Mr. He started his legal career in Palo Alto back in 2000. He is now leading a fast growing China IP practice in Beijing, handling complex IP litigations and antitrust work. He also does unique policy consulting work, including the Renmin University/US Chamber’s US China IP Cooperation Dialogue in the past years.

The common perception is China presents a lot more challenges on IP than opportunities. But the amazing growth in tech sectors and content distribution in recent years has started something quite different, not to mention the ongoing policy emphasis on IP and innovation by the Chinese government.  With the establishment of more specialized IP courts, Chinese IP judges have started to award much higher damages in patent cases. Injunctions are always available.  The legal proceeding is shorter and the legal expense is a fraction of what a typical US patent litigation would cost.  Rampant online piracy seems to be gradually displaced by monthly subscription model.  What does all this mean to US investors and industries? Is China now pro-IP?

Mr. He has his undergraduate degrees from Peking University in physics and law.  He also received his JD from University of Notre Dame.   He is currently on George Washington University Law School IP Advisory Board and has been teaching in Notre Dame’s London Summer Program in 2015 and 2016.

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