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Intellectual Property Litigation and Possible Reactions when Investing Overseas


CEIBS Alumni International Trade and Property Rights Protection Association is pleased to invite you to a half-day conference on “Creative Use of Intellectual Property Rights to Enhance Competiveness”.
We have three leading experts from the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom who will illustrate how multinational companies procure IP rights, and deploy them creatively and effectively to gain and maintain their competitive edge on a world-wide scale.

Specifically, Mr. Connor will talk about how one can use IP rights to your advantage, whether you are a market leader or a newcomer aiming to disrupt the market; especially focusing the renowned Interflora Case. Mr. Vanik will update us on recent developments in U.S. IP laws, especially since the implementation of the America Invents Act, and several recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that substantially changed the legal landscape in the U.S., and Mr. Hermann will provide us with an important European perspective.

The conference will promptly start at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 16, 2014, followed by complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvre.

Venue: CEIBS Shanghai Campus

13:30 Registration
14:00 Welcome Remarks
14:10 Keynote I: Using IPR to Increase Ones Competitive Advantage
       Mr. Iain Conner, Pinsent Masons LLP
14:50 Keynote II: Recent Developments in US IPR Law
       Mr. Dave Vanik, Miles and Stockbridge LLP
15:30 Keynote III: Increasing Core Competitiveness through IPR Management
       Mr. Felix Hermann, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT
16:10 Tea Break
16:20 Roundtable Discussion
       Topic: IPR Strategies for Chinese Companies Going Global
17:30 Cocktails

Language: Chinese and English

Organizer: CEIBS Alumni International Trade and Property Rights Protection Association 
Co-Organizer: Pinsent Masons LLP

This event is free of charge. You may sign up by sending your name, company, position and phone number to Ms. Huang Yan at shanghai@jtnfa.com.  

Dr. Dave Vanik
Counsel, Miles and Stockbridge LLP, Washington DC, USA

Mr. Felix Hermann
European Patent and Trademark Attorney of BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT, Munich, Germany

Mr. Iain Connor
Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP, London, UK

Dr. Kening Li
IP Group Leader, China
Pinsent Masons, LLP

Mr. Zhao Ping