IP Licensing in China
Presentation and Networking Luncheon
Online registration ends Monday, June 17, 2019.
Prior to June 13:
LES Member: $40.00
LES Student Member: $25.00
After June 13:
LES Member: $50.00
LES Student Member: $35.00
China – because of its market size, its goals of technological advancement, and its government’s willingness to intervene in the marketplace – offers unique opportunities and challenges to those involved in licensing. China has actively used anti-trust enforcement to influence licensing. We will be discussing the status of these activities, including the settlement between China and Qualcomm and more recent enforcements. Since so many of the world’s goods are manufactured in China, and because of the importance of its markets, any efforts by its courts or regulators to influence royalty rates will have worldwide implications. We will be reviewing China's perspective on what would effectively be global rate setting, including rate setting for standard essential patents. Licensing in China also includes traps for the unwary, such as the enforceability of signed letters of intent, even those that include disclaimers of enforceability. We will discuss some often-overlooked dos and don’ts of licensing in China. Finally, if there has been any progress in the trade negotiations between the US and China, we will offer our perspectives on the implications for licensing.
Matthew Laight, Bird & Bird, China Office
Roger Shang, Senior Legal Director, Alibaba Group
Ben Wang, former Chief IP Counsel, ZTE TX and former Head of Patents, China, Unilever
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