China Intellectual Property Road Show: Detroit - Sold Out

The Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the USPTO Office of Policy and International Affairs, as we bring together policy makers and leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners. The speakers will share insights on critical issues involving China IP that will benefit U.S. IP right holders—this time in Detroit (July 10) and Grand Rapids (July 12), Michigan.

The event includes key participation from the USPTO’s China Team, who work nationwide to help U.S. businesses and inventors understand how to obtain and enforce IP rights in China.

This event has been approved for 5 hours of CLE credit in Ohio.  This Event is SOLD OUT in Detroit.


8:30 AM - 8:45 AMRegistration
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks

  • Dr. Christal Sheppard, USPTO Midwest Regional Director
  • Conrad Wong, Attorney Advisor, OPIA, USPTO
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Overview of Intellectual Property in China- Creating and Managing IP Portfolios

  • Moderator: Elaine Wu, Attorney Advisor, OPIA, USPTO
  • Dan Harris, Harris Bricken
  • Christopher Shen from NTD
  • Tom Moga, LeClair Ryan
  • Conrad Wong, OPIA, USPTO
  • Greg Brown, Ford
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMCoffee Break provided by Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting

  • Moderator: Jay Kennedy, A-CAPP center, MSU
  • Daniel Dougherty, Alibaba
  • Llewellyn Gibbons, University of Toledo
  • Tom Nichols, Supervisor Global Brand Protection Investigations,
    General Motors Global Security
  • Elizabeth Janda, Shareholder, Brooks Kushman
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Luncheon Remarks: Litigation involving the Defend Trade Secrets Act

  • The Honorable Victoria Roberts, U.S. District Judge

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in the US

  • Moderator: Conrad Wong, OPIA, USPTO
  • Rebecca Keithley, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
  • Judy Staudt, Assistant Director, Enforcement, Automotive & Aerospace,
    Center for Excellence and Expertise, Customs and Border Protection
  • Derryk Burgess, Special Agent, ICE/HSI
  • Anca Pop, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Christopher Darrow, Darrow Mustafa, P.C.
  • Jay Reiziss, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM

US-China: Competition and Collaboration - Michigan Experience

  • Moderator: Dr. Christal Sheppard, USPTO
  • Brian Connors, Director of Michigan-China Innovation Center
  • Tiefei Dong, Office of Technology Transfer, UofM
  • Michael Kraft, Office of Technology Transfer, UofM
3:10 PM - 3:20 PM

USPTO Resources for China IP

  • Elaine Wu, OPIA, USPTO
3:20 PM - 3:30 PMClosing Remarks

The program is free and open to the public; however, space is limited and is currently SOLD OUT in Detroit. Registration will open again in the event we are able to add additional seating.

For inquiries about the event please email or call 313-446-4800.

We look forward to seeing you in Grand Rapids and/or Detroit!

This event is part of a series: China IP events