A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
The Future of U.S. and China Innovation and Tech Competitiveness
A virtual event presented by the USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC Gould School of Law Center for Transnational Law & Business.
Video is also available on our YouTube channel.
Director, Asia Project, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
Mark Cohen joined Berkeley Law in 2017 as a Senior Fellow and Director of BCLT’s Asia IP Project. With over 30 years’ experience as a law firm attorney, in-house counsel, government official, and adjunct and visiting professor of law, Cohen was previously Senior Counsel and Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce/Director of the USPTO. He is widely recognized as the leading expert in the U.S. on intellectual property law in China. Mark hosts the popular blog www.chinaipr.com, serves as an advisor to the IP database iphouse.cn, and has published books and articles on China’s IP system, antitrust law in China, civil and administrative enforcement of IP, and foreign law firms practicing law in China.
VP Technology & Economic Strategy, Qualcomm, Inc.
Dr. Kirti Gupta is a seasoned economist and business leader with 20 years of Fortune 500 industry experience in diverse roles spanning engineering, product, litigation, and policy. She and her team provide economic analysis and thought leadership on global Technology, IP, Antitrust economic policy issues, collaborating with various business units internally, and a global network of experts, economists, lawyers, and policy makers externally. Dr. Gupta has several publications in law and economics journals and holds 35 patents in the field of wireless communications.
Executive Director and Professor, USC Gould Center for Transnational Law and Business
Brian Peck joined the USC Gould School of Law in 2016 and serves as executive director of the Center for Transnational Law and Business and adjunct assistant professor of law. The USC Center for Transnational Law and Business promotes world-class policy analysis and debate to help international businesses navigate the complex matrix of varied trade and compliance policies around the world. Before earning his law degree, Peck lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan, for more than nine years and held management positions with both U.S. and Japanese companies. Peck graduated Order of the Coif and received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.