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New Perspectives on Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy in China: What Does the Evidence Say?

The US Patent and Trademark Office and UC San Diego (IR/PS, 21st Century China Program, and the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation) present: New Perspectives on Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy in China: What Does the Evidence Say?

May 19, 2015 8:00am to 5:00pm
China’s intellectual property regime is undergoing rapid change, although it is not always clear what this means for protection for foreign firms. This workshop, jointly organized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and UC San Diego, brings together leading U.S. and Chinese IP, innovation, and economic experts from government, academia, and industry to explore the latest developments in the Chinese intellectual property domain and examine what the evidence means on issues ranging from Chinese patenting data to anti-trust enforcement activities and its implications for U.S. and Chinese businesses.
8:00     Welcome Remarks
    Mark Cohen, Senior Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO
8:15     Chinese IP Data and Innovation
Introduction of USPTO China Resource Center and Examples of Using Empirical IP Data to Verify or Correct Some Common Assumptions on Chinese IP
Larry Lian, Attorney Advisor, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO
What Chinese Patenting Data and USPTO Data Show about Innovation
Rick Miller, Senior Economist, USPTO Office of Chief Economist
Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) International IP Index
Ellen Szymanski, Senior Director of International IP, Global Intellectual Property Center U.S. Chamber of Commerce
10:00   Coffee/Tea Break
10:15   Chinese IP Policy
China Won’t Protect IP Until It Has IP of Its Own to Protect: Is the Truism True?
Mark Cohen, Senior Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO
Chinese Innovation Policy: Insights from Patent Data
Brian Wright, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
Lei Zhen, Assistant Professor of Economics, Penn State University
The Rapid Increase of Chinese Patents and China's Improvement of Innovation Capability: Progress or Puzzle?
Liang Zheng, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University; Assistant Director, China Institute of Science and Technology Policy
Innovation Driven Development and Its Implication for Innovation and IPR in China
Liu Xielin, Professor, School of Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
12:00   Lunch and Keynote
            USPTO and Innovation in California
            John Cabeca, Director, Silicon Valley Office, USPTO
1:30     Industry and Corporate Case Studies
The Global Diffusion of Clean Energy Technologies
Competition Data and Antitrust – a Corporate Perspective
Kirti Gupta, Director, Economic Strategy, Qualcomm, Inc.
Chen Liren, Vice President of Engineering and Legal Counsel, Qualcomm, Inc.
Legal and Regulatory Context for China’s Antitrust Enforcement
Elizabeth Wang, Charles River Associates
3:00     Coffee/Tea Break
3:15     Effects and Consequences of China’s IP Policies
How Economists Can Drive Change in IP
Stuart Graham, Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech, former chief economist of USPTO
How to Calculate Piracy and Its Impact on the Economy
Jared Ragland, Director of Policy, Business Software Alliance
Enforcement of Intellectual Property – Is China’s enforcement aligned with economics or IP rights holders’ interest? Do US Customs seizure trends correlate with Chinese domestic enforcement efforts?
Chris Bailey, Rouse International, to be confirmed
4:45     Concluding Remarks
China’s IP Policy and Its Effect on Economic Upgrading
Barry Naughton, So Kwanlok Professor of Chinese Economy, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UC San Diego
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