Safeguarding Trade Secrets in China’s Changing IP Landscape

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

This free, two-hour webinar will offer U.S. businesses, inventors, and intellectual property (IP) rights holders doing business in China the opportunity to hear from senior USPTO attorneys and guest practitioners and companies from the private sector about protection and enforcement of trade secrets in China. Register early for this special event.

The presenters, all of whom possess many years of China IP experience, will look at the latest developments in trade secret protection and enforcement in China—including those prompted by the U.S.-China “Phase One” agreement—and will discuss, from the practical perspective of a hypothetical case study, how these developments are likely to affect U.S. business interests.

Presenters will include:

 

The program will be moderated by two senior USPTO IP attorneys:

Agenda

Setting the stage: Welcome and introduction of speakers (9:00 – 9:10 a.m.)
Michael Mangelson, senior counsel for China IP in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs and former IP attaché at the U.S. Consulate, Shanghai

Trade Secret Protection in China: Presentations on Legal Update and Perspectives from the field (9:10 – 9:50 a.m.)

  • Ruixue Ran, partner, Covington & Burling LLP, Beijing office
  • Michael Diehl, senior attorney in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs
  • Jerry Xia, partner, Anjie Law Firm

Hypothetical trade secret case discussion (9:50 – 10:40 a.m.)
Moderator: David Foley, attorney advisor in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs
Invited Speakers:

  • Jing Liu, CEO, Skyroam, Inc.
  • Ruixue Ran, partner, Covington & Burling LLP, Beijing office
  • Jerry Xia, partner, Anjie Law Firm

Audience Q&A (10:40 – 11:00 a.m.)


Additional information

For more information, visit the registration page or contact Hollis Robinson in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.

To learn more about the USPTO’s China-related resources, including past webinars and China IP Road Shows, visit the IP in China page.