Announcement: Membership Fees Increase Starting July 1st, 2017

After obtaining approval from the Board, the Executive Team has decided to increase CALOBA membership fees on July 1st, 2017. The new membership fees are $300, $60, and $30 for lifetime membership, annual professional membership, and annual student membership, respectively. CALOBA is a volunteer-based organization, and members of the Executive Team and the Board take no compensation. All membership dues are dedicated to members’ networking opportunities and professional development. Before July 1st, 2017, you may join CALOBA at the current membership fees (at $200, $40, and $20 for Read more…

CALOBA’s 2017 Mid-Year Event – Chinese Companies in the U.S.: Navigating the Legal Systems (May 3, 2017)

“What are the first advises you would give to a Chinese company wanting to expand to the US?”; “Once in the US, what legal expertise Chinese companies mostly need in their operations?”; “With nationalism on the rise in the US, how do you advocate for your companies or your Chinese clients in the US?”; “What is the trend of Chinese companies expanding to the US? Hi-tech, consumer products, or others?” These were some of the questions discussed by the panelists at CLOBAL’s May 3rd event – “Chinese Companies Read more…

President’s Announcement – CALOBA Forms In-house Committee (April 13, 2017)

On behalf of Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA), it is my honor to announce CALOBA’s new In-house Committee.  The In-house Committee will be a great platform for in-house lawyers to connect and network with each other.  It is an elite and closed group that is only open to in-house lawyers. The Committee is chaired by Lawrence Kong, Senior IP Counsel at Amgen, and has members from a diverse range of companies including Amgen, Alibaba, Baidu, BMS, Genentech, Huawei, Lam Research, LinkedIn, Marvell, Oracle, ZTE, and Read more…

CALOBA Announces a New Executive Team

Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA) announces a new Executive Team for 2017. Many thanks to the outgoing 2016 Executive Team members for their service and contributions. The new 2017 Executive Team is led by the new President Linda Wu, and Vice Presidents Harry Wang and Yvonne Ho. Linda Wu said, “We have an awesome Executive Team for 2017, and we look forward to making this a great year for CALOBA!” The Executive Team is responsible for planning this year’s professional and networking events and promoting Read more…

CALOBA Elected New President

At the November 15, 2014 Board meeting,  CALOBA’s Board of Directors elected Carol Leung, currently Vice President of CALOBA and Associate Counsel at ArcSoft, Inc, as its next president. Carol will begin serving as CALOBA’s president for two years starting January 1, 2015.  She will succeed retiring President Alex Nie, a Special Counsel at Sheppard Mullin, who has served as CALOBA’s President since February, 2013. During her tenure as CALOBA’s Vice President in 2013-2014, Carol led membership development and oversaw and co-organized a number of  signature events. The board has been tremendously impressed with Carol’s Read more…

Video Recap – Legal Career for Chinese/Asian American Children

Video Clips: Part 1 of 4: Part 2 of 4: Part 3 of 4: Part 4 of 4: The direct link to YouTube is:  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEJZ-qCUhI62bPz3zOxRA8ZkQYMepdaOr   Legal Career for Chinese/Asian American Children – the Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected Many Chinese American and some Asian American parents and students possess certain stereotypes and misconception over law school and the legal profession. They often think there is a high entry barrier to enter the legal profession given the fact that law school is expensive and trials are intimidating. Read more…

CALOBA Reporter – Start-up Legal Matters 101

A Report of the discussion on April 7th: Start-up Legal Matters 101 by Lin Xiao; Nikki Qi Starting a company demands a lot of hard work.  Lots of surprises may be involved in this path; however, a lawsuit should not be one.  To help entrepreneurs better prepared for their business adventures, on April 7th, 2014, CALOBA hosted a seminar entitled “Start-up Legal Matters 101.”  The event was held in the Mountain View office of Fenwick & West LLP, which jointly sponsored the event. The panel examined how entrepreneurs Read more…

CALOBA Reporter – Patent Portfolio Management Strategies for Chinese Companies

A Report of Panel II discussion of the March 19th event “How Do Companies in the Greater China Region Fare in the U.S. Patent System?” by Nikki Qi Companies in the Greater China region have long recognized that their patent strategies are critical to their success in U.S. markets.   While Chinese companies have made great strides in recent years to cope with the U.S. patent system, its costs and complexities remain daunting.  To focus the discussion on this important issue, on March 19, 2014, CALOBA sponsored a seminar entitled “How Do Read more…

Caloba Reporter – Patent Litigation Strategies for Chinese Companies

A Report of Panel I discussion of the March 19th event “How Do Companies in the Greater China Region Fare in the U.S. Patent System?” by Randy Wu Companies in the Greater China region have long recognized that their patent strategies are critical to their success in U.S. markets.   While Chinese companies have made great strides in recent years to cope with the U.S. patent system, its costs and complexities remain daunting.  To focus the discussion on this important issue, on March 19, 2014, CALOBA sponsored a seminar entitled “How Read more…

Welcome to America … See you in court!

A China Daily article featuring CALOBA member, Bing Zhang Ryan By Zhang Qidong (China Daily) (Link to China Daily) Bing Zhang Ryan, a Chinese-American attorney representing large US institutional investors who sue Chinese companies, particularly US-listed Chinese companies, was one of the key members at the law firm of Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Rubbins that sued China Life Insurance Co, one of the first State-owned enterprises that launched an IPO in the US market. According to Ryan, the main allegation against China Life was that the Read more…