IP Practice in China 2019 Trip
Written July 11, 2019
The IP Practice in China Committee delegation kicked of this year's trip with a dinner with Duncan Wilson, the USPTO IP Attache based in Beijing, who provided a briefing of current developments in China.
The delegation gathered in the hotel lobby at 8 am on June 17, 2019, to be transported to the National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA), which is the new entity office for both patents (formerly of SIPO) and trademarks (formerly of SAIC).
The delegation visited Remin University of China Law School, and met with the China Intellectual Property Law Society.
The delegation met with CNIPA, where the committee they received an opportunity to engage in substantive discussions with the receiving delegation.
Then the delegation visited the law firm of Wahuida Peksung.
On Day 3, the Delegation had a joint seminar with All-China Patent Attorneys Association (ACPAA).
On Tuesday evening (June 18), AIPLA held its first reception in Beijing China as part of the Ninth IP Practice in China Committee Delegation trip to China. Over 100 people enjoyed this event, which was generously sponsored by the Yuhong IP Law Firm. In addition to the IP Practice in China Committee visiting delegation (led by Executive Director Lisa Jorgenson), attendees included AIPLA members based in China and the U.S., members of Beijing Patent Attorneys Association (BJPAA), Patent Protection Association of China (PPAC), China IP Law Society, AIPPI China, All China Patent Attorneys Association (ACPAA), representing IP practitioners from both corporations and IP firms, and a representative from the U.S. Embassy.
On Day 4 the Delegation traveled Shenzhen for its second leg of the trip.
The AIPLA IP Practice in China Committee Delegation visited the Supreme People's Court, IP Tribunal in Beijing. The receiving delegation, led by The Honorable WANG, Chuan, Deputy Chief Judge of the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People's Court, and the AIPLA delegation, led by Executive Director Lisa Jorgenson, engaged in meaningful discussions to better our practitioner's understanding of IP enforcement in China, and answered questions relating to jurisdiction of the IP Tribunal and Supreme Court provisions on prohibitory injunctions in IP cases.
On Day 5, the Delegation visited HKC Ltd. in Shenzhen, a manufacturer of liquid crystal displays devices. The delegation met with the in-house intellectual property staff and engaged in open discussions relating to multi-jurisdictional patent prosecution strategies, including topics such as acceleration, restriction requirements, foreign fling license requirements, reissue (PGR) and patentability.
The AIPLA IP Practice in China Delegation visited Shenzhen Nanshan District IP Protection Center, the local intellectual property government agency in Shenzhen.
On Day 6, the Delegation had a seminar at Advanced China IP (ACIP), a large IP boutique law firm with offices in several major cities in China. AIPLA presented topics including trade secrets and competitive hiring, post-grant proceedings, Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and FRAND issues. This was followed by a visit to the Shenzhen IP Office and Shenzhen Unfair Competition Administration Bureau, and a reception sponsored by ACIP, Rimon, and Beijing IP House at the Venice Hotel.