How the U.S. government can help companies protect and enforce their IP in China

Skyline view of Shanghai World Financial Center with words “China IP Webinar” written in English and Mandarin.

Join the USPTO for a free webinar on U.S. government resources for companies looking to protect and enforce their intellectual property (IP) in China. The webinar will include a moderated discussion of a hypothetical U.S. company on its journey to manufacture, sell, and protect its products in China. 

This 90-minute program will include insights from specialists drawn from a number of U.S. government agencies, including:

  • The USPTO’s China IP team and its IP Attaché Program
  • The International Trade Administration
  • The U.S. Department of State’s Intellectual Property Rights Center
  • The U.S. Department of Justice’s International Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Attorney Advisor for Asia
  • The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Trade

This program is part of the USPTO’s efforts to help U.S. businesses in their pursuit of effective IP protection in China. To learn more about the USPTO’s China-related resources, including past webinars and China IP Road Shows, visit the IP in China page.


Presenters will include:


This program will be moderated by senior USTPO IP attorneys:



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Introduction (10:00–10:10 a.m.)
Elaine Wu, principal counsel and director, Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), USPTO
Michael Mangelson, principal counsel and director, OPIA, USPTO

Panelists’ introductions and short summary of the U.S. government’s China IP resources for U.S. companies (10:10–10:40 a.m.)
Moderators: Elaine Wu, Michael Mangelson


  • USPTO China IP team: Elaine Wu, Michael Mangelson
  • USPTO China IP Attaché, Consulate Guangzhou: Conrad Wong
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration Intellectual Property Office: Stevan Mitchell
  • U.S. Department of Justice: Evan Williams
  • U.S. Department of State: William Hope
  • U.S. Export Assistance Center: Terri Batch
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Laurie Dempsey
  • U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, Embassy Beijing: Aliza Totayo

Introduction to hypothetical scenario: U.S. company with little experience in China seeking to manufacture and sell its products in China (10:40–10:45 a.m.)

Jennifer Chicoski, attorney-advisor, OPIA, USPTO

Moderated panel discussion on how the U.S. government can help (10:45–11:20 a.m.)
Moderator: Jennifer Chicoski, attorney-advisor, OPIA, USPTO

Audience Q&A (11:20–11:30 a.m.)


Additional information

For more information and accessibility requests, contact Kortney Hammonds in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.


This event is part of a series: China IP events