WASHINGTON, December 7, 2010 – The internet and intellectual property policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com is postponing its December breakfast , “China & Intellectual Property with the Chinese Embassy IP Attache.”
An unforeseen change in the schedule of Fuli Chen, the Chinese Embassy Intellectual Property Attache, has caused the postponement, owing to the visit of Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan to Washington next week.
The event, which was to be on December 14th, 2010, has been rescheduled for February 8th, 2011. Registration for the February 8 event is available at http://ipbreakfastfebruary2011.eventbrite.com/
In addition to Fuli Chen of the Chinese Embassy, other panelists participating in the February 8, 2011, event include Steven E. Adkins, a partner in intellectual property at the law firm Orrick; and Mark Allen Cohen, director of international intellectual property policy for Microsoft Corporation.
The February 8 event will focus on the trade tools that the United States can use to protect companies and to urge the Chinese to respect intellectual property rights, as well as the politics in Congress and how that will affect the direction of trade policy and U.S. relationship with China.
Long a manufacturing powerhouse, China has emerged as a competitor in the realm of ideas and intellectual property. Intellectual Property Breakfast Club panelists will discuss how China is presently handling copyrights, patents, and trademarks through words and deeds, and then move into China’s plans for the future. The event will also explore the implications of China’s projected IP laws, policies and actions have on the U.S.'s, and on other countries’, ability to penetrate the Chinese marketplace, or for global economic competition in general.
The event will take place at Clyde's of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. American and Continental breakfasts are included. The program begins shortly after 8:30 a.m.
Fuli Chen started his position as IPR Attache in August 2009. He is also a member of the China International Law Association, the IPR Institution under China Legal Institute, and the China IPR Research Association. He is also an Honorary Researcher at the International IPR Research Centre at Beijing University. Fuli started his career as a tutor at Shandong Economic College then moved to Shandong MOFTEC (the former Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation -- now the The Ministry of Commerce or MOFCOM) as a Deputy Director. Later he joined the Department of Treaty and Law at MOFTEC where he worked as the Director of International Law and IPR divisions. Fuli got his Bachelors degree in 1991 from the Chinese University of Political Science and Law, an LLM from Amsterdam Law School in 2000, and LLD from Peking University in 2010.
Steven E. Adkins co-chairs Orrick's Section 337 practice before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). Steve is a trial lawyer specializing in Section 337 investigations before the ITC and at U.S. Customs. Steve has served as lead trial counsel in representing both respondents and complainants based in Asia, Europe and the United States in approximately 20 Section 337 investigations involving various technologies. He also has represented clients in matters before various state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Steve has extensive experience in all phases of complex commercial litigation pertaining to patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, trade secrets misappropriation, general business disputes and reinsurance disputes. He has written and lectured extensively on matters relating to federal intellectual property litigation and Section 337 investigations for the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, and various trade and governmental associations in Europe, India, China, Japan and Korea. Steve was included in the US Legal 500 for Section 337 ITC investigations.
Mark Allen Cohen joined Microsoft in May 2010. Prior to that time he was Of Counsel to Jones Day’s Beijing office. Before then, he served as Senior Intellectual Property Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and as Attorney-Advisor in the Office of International Relations at USPTO. In total, he has over 25 years private, public sector, in-house and academic experience on IPR issues in China. During the past two years he has served as co-chair of AmCham China’s IPR Forum, and of AmCham China’s Legal Committee. Mr. Cohen holds a J.D. degree from Columbia University, an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Chinese Language and Literature.
Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com will moderate the event. BroadbandBreakfast.com is a news and events company that is building a community around the subjects of broadband stimulus, the national broadband plan, and intellectual property. Clark has written widely on the politics of telecom, media and technology for a variety of publications, including the Washington Post, GigaOm, Slate, Ars Technica, and National Journal. Drew founded BroadbandBreakfast.com’s sister company, BroadbandCensus.com, in January 2008 as a means of providing objective information about broadband speeds, prices, availability, reliability and competition.
Sponsored by The National Cable & Telecommunications Association and Public Knowledge, The IP Breakfast Club series meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Registration for the January 11 event can be found at http://ipbreakfast.eventbrite.com. Registration for the February 8 event on "China and Intellectual Property" can be found at http://ipbreakfastfebruary2011.eventbrite.com.
The IP Breakfast Club schedule can be viewed at http://ipbreakfastseries.eventbrite.com.
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