Patent & Trade Secret Protection Strategies in China
- Adapting your Patent Strategies to Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and China Manufacturing Initiative (formerly 'China Manufacturing 2025-2049')
- From Infringer to Patent Plaintiff - how China's Patent Litigation Landscape has changed and what you must do to survive the next patent infringement action brought against you in China
- How has China's Patent Enforcement Landscape changed and how to adapt to those changes?
- How to set up a Trade Secret Protection System in and for China
- How to manage TT and R&D Agreements in China in light of the changes to China's Foreign Investment Law
Aims and objectivesGiven the significant global importance of China as trading partner, European patent practitioners need to have a keen sense of strategic and legal opportunities and threats when doing business with China.
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 of portfolio development to maintain Freedom-toOperate 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 'at the coalface' who advise European and international companies on their China patent engagement.
Then this course is intended for you. Knowledge of patent law is required. This course is especially interesting for those working in IP, patent, legal and R&D departments and in private practice as patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law.
- 'Belt and Road Initiative': adapting China IP and especially patent strategies
- China's IP and especially patent strategies in light of 'Manufacturing Initiative China': what it means to you, how you should adapt, and what your own strategy should look like
- Chinese patents, designs and esp. utility models - latest developments
- Trade secrets - latest developments
- Changes brought by the New Patent Law that entered into force in November 2019
- 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?
- Preparing and adapting patent filing and prosecution strategy
- Defending against patent/utility model litigation in China
- Trade secret litigation: how to establish a trade-secret-protection-system to maximize the chances of successfully protection your trade secrets
- 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 IP 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. Michael advises especially start-up companies on their IP, freedom-tooperate, licensing and value capture strategy.
Elliot has been advising Global companies on IP strategies for almost 24 years, the last 14 of these from Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai, where he currently lives and works. He specialises in China patent and trade secret litigation. He represents Europe's leading companies in enforcing their patents and utility models and over the last 5 years or so has developed a reputation for defending them against patent infringement lawsuits brought by Chinese competitors.