Patent & Trade Secret Protection Strategies in China
- China's IP strategy for 'Made in China 2025-2049' (MiC) and 'One Belt One Road': adapting Patent strategies for FTO
- How Patent litigation is changing and developing your own proactive litigation strategy
- What changes to expect in China's enforcement landscape and how to adapt to these changes?
- How to set up your trade secret protection system in China
- How to manage TT and R&D agreements with China
Aims and objectivesGiven the significantly rising global importance of China, European patent practitioners need to have a keen sense of strategic and legal opportunities and threats when doing business with China. Therefore, this seminar will provide useful insight and practical solutions in the context of current developments in the fields of IP protection and enforcement. Participants will learn about both strategic aspects regarding portfolio development to maintain Freedom-to-Operate in China, as well as the enforcement landscape in China with special focus on civil litigation. Additionally, participants will bring their knowledge of China patent strategy as well as its practical application up to date with practical insights from experts who advise European and international companies on their China patent engagement.
- Heads of Intellectual Property/Patents
- Corporate counsels
- IP lawyers and IP/patent strategy professionals interested in growing IP business originating in China
- Patent attorneys
- Managers with a China business focus
- China's IP and especially Patent Strategies in light of 'Made in China 2025': What it means to you, how you should adapt, and what your own strategy should look like?
- Adapting China IP and especially Patent Strategies in light of 'One Belt One Road' initiative.
- Chinese Patents, Designs and esp. Utility Models - latest developments: Where are we now, and what to expect "On the Road to 2025-2049"?
- Trade secrets - latest developments: What recent legal changes mean to the enforceability of trade secrets.
- When and what to expect from the (yet to be enacted) 'New' Patent Law?
- Getting more 'Bang! for your Buck' - how to increase the cost-effectiveness of your China IP strategy.
- Recent trends in administrative enforcement, criminal penalties and esp. civil litigation Trends in patent litigation: What lies between the growth of local patent plaintiffs?
- How to prepare for patent disputes in China from plaintiff's perspective?
- How to minimize likelihood of being a defendant in patent litigation, and if you cannot avoid it, how to prepare, from a defendant's perspective?
- How do you say 'Troll' in Chinese? Profile and practices of NPEs in China?
- Preparing and adapting patent filing and prosecution strategy from an industry perspective.
- Industry perspective: Defending against litigation in China against a patent/utility model.
- Trade secret litigation: how to establish a trade-secret-protection-system to maximize the chances of successfully protection your trade secrets - A practical and legal perspective.
- Basic statutory provisions; impacts on the designing of agreements.
- IP use and competition law aspects: The impact of China's anti-monopoly law on licensing practice.
- Practical issues - problems - solutions.
- How can foreign firms harness the benefits of innovation while avoiding pitfalls?
- Contractual and administrative hurdles.
- Practical problems of the laws of technology transfer.
- Inventions 'Made in China': Practical problems and relevant solutions.
- Employee-Inventor Remuneration system.
Michael is founder of his own IP and strategy consulting firm. From 2007 to October 2017 Michael was Head Intellectual Property for Syngenta Crop Protection AG based in Basel, Switzerland. He studied chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology in Hamburg, Germany, and Nanjing, China, and graduated with a Diploma in chemistry and has a Ph.D. in molecular biology. Michael Kock is also a qualified Swiss and European Patent Attorney.
Elliot has been advising European companies on IP acquisition, management and enforcement strategies for almost 20 years, the last 12 of these from Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai, where he currently lives. He represents leading European companies in the automotive, electronics, industrial manufacturing and infrastructure, personal care and pharmaceutical sectors in relation to their IP portfolios, and increasingly specialises in China patent and utility model litigation. He represents Europe’s leading companies in enforcing their patents and utility models and conversely defends them regularly against attacks emanating from Chinese patents and utility models.
NL 1054 Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 6075555
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This course merits 6.5 hours of CPD and 6.5 credit points under the rules on professional competence of the Netherlands Bar Association. It is also potentially relevant CPD for Fellows of the CIPA.