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February 16, 2005
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MEDIA ADVISORY
Contact:
Ruth Nyblod
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Press Release, 05-13

USPTO to Hold Seminar on Chinese Criminal Justice System for Intellectual Property Offenses

Continuing Efforts to Help U.S. Business Protect Their Intellectual Property in China


The Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will sponsor a seminar on the Chinese criminal justice system for intellectual property offenses Thursday, February 17.

Noted China legal scholar and Associate Dean of Georgetown Law School, Professor James Feinerman, will speak on the Chinese criminal legal system for handling intellectual property rights infringement cases. Mark Cohen, USPTO’s IP attaché assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, will speak on the Chinese Supreme People's Court's recently issued judicial interpretation on "Handling Criminal Cases of Infringing Intellectual Property."

WHO:
United States Patent and Trademark Office

WHAT:

Seminar on Chinese criminal justice system for intellectual property offenses

Seminar agenda:
9:30 - 9:40 – Introduction
Steve Pinkos, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO
9:40 - 10:15 -- Synopsis of Chinese criminal judicial system and criminal IP system
Professor James Feinerman
10:15-11:00 -- Summary and explanation of new judicial interpretation
Mark Cohen
11:00-11:30 -- New PTO Initiatives in China for 2005
Elaine Wu, attorney-advisor, USPTO External Affairs
11:30-11:45 -- Q & A
11:45-12:00 -- Wrap up

WHERE: USPTO Randolph building conference center
401 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Va. WHEN: Thursday, February 17, 2005
9:30 a.m. – noon

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