Ask the Expert Series: Developments in China’s Intellectual Property Laws (July 31, 2018)

While the Chinese government continues to strengthen its protection of IP rights, there has been a series of major developments in the past year in China’s IP practice, including a new version of the Patent Examination Guidelines, amendments to the patent law, and major IP litigations involving foreign companies. Please join Ms. Bing Cheng, a founding partner of Beijing’s AnJie Law Firm, as she provides insight on key changes to China’s IP laws, including:

  • A judicial recognition mechanism to increase damage awards
  • Establishment of more regional specialized IP courts
  • A system of technical investigation officers and experts to assist in forensic identification
  • Standard, essential patents‐related IP case studies, includingXidian Jietong v. Sonyand Huawei v. Samsung



Ms. Bing Cheng has extensive experience in general IP and IP litigations. She is admitted to People’s Republic of China and the State Bar of New York. Ms. Cheng is also an arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission as well as Arbitration Center Across the Straits. She is a native Chinese speaker and fluent in English and Japanese.


AGENDA: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Registration and Networking: 6:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Program: 6:30 P.M. – 7:15 P.M.
Cocktail Reception: 7:15 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.


Hosted by: Yitai Hu, Partner at Alston & Bird

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