USPTO China Intellectual Property Roadshow

This one-day event, co-sponsored with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will dig into the details of how to better protect intellectual property in China, bringing the expertise and knowledge of the USPTO's China specialists and invited guests to local businesses, attorneys, and other stakeholders.  The Iowa program will include a component focusing specifically on the Iowa experience with intellectual property issues relating to China.  CLE credit has been approved for this event.

Strategies for Intellectual Property in China:  What Iowa Rights Holders Need to Know  


8:00 – 8:45      Check in and breakfast

8:45– 9:15      Welcome Remarks

  • Kevin Washburn, N. William Hines Dean of the University of Iowa College of Law
  • Jason Rantanen, Professor of Law and Ferguson-Carlson Fellow in Law, Director of the University of Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Program
  • Cynthia Henderson, Attorney Advisor, USPTO
  • James O. Wilson, Asst. Regional Director/Acting Director,  USPTO Midwest Regional Office                                                                                   

9:15 – 9:30      Opening Remarks

Elaine Wu, Senior Counsel for China, OPIA, USPTO: The Future of Intellectual Property in China - PDF iconkeynote_wu_-_where_is_china_going_on_ip_-_ewu_clean.pdf

9:30 – 10:30    Overview of Intellectual Property Protection in China, Moderator: Cynthia Henderson, Attorney Advisor, USPTO

10:45 – 11:45  Intellectual Property Enforcement in China, Moderator: Kelu Sullivan, Of Counsel, Kelly IP

11:45 – 12:00  USG Resources for China Intellectual Property Matters, Cynthia Henderson, Attorney Advisor, USPTO - PDF iconhenderson_-_china_road_shows_usg_resources.pdf

12:00– 1:00  Lunch

1:00 – 2:15  Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S, Moderator: Elaine Wu, Acting China Team Lead, OPIA, USPTO

2:30 – 4:00  Intellectual Property Protection and China:  The IOWA Experience, Moderator:  Jason Rantanen, Professor of Law and Ferguson-Carlson Fellow in Law, Director of the University of Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Program        

  • Judge Stephanie Marie Rose, United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa: The Pioneer Seed Theft Case
  • Barry Nelson, Research Scientist, Global Research IP Asset Protection, Corteva Agriscience: Agricultural Issues, IP and Asset Protection - PDF iconpanel_4_nelson_-_selling_seed_in_china_8-22-18.pdf
  • Jeff Harty, Nyemaster Goode, P.C.: Enforcing U.S. Patent Rights in Iowa Against Chinese Companies - PDF iconpanel_4_harty_-_china_-_jdh-1.pdf
  • Jim Hansen, General Counsel, Musco Lighting: Managing an IP Portfolio from a Corporate Perspective    
  • Donna Suchy, Rockwell Collins: China IP ProtectionPDF iconpanel_4_suchy_univ_of_iowa_chinese_presentation_8-23-18.ppt-1.pdf                                        

 4:00  Closing Remarks, Molly Kocialski, Regional Director, USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 8:00am-4:30pm (ended)


Boyd Law Building Room 295
130 Byington Road
University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, IA 52242


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