Jan 29,2021

Wanhuida Partner speaks at 3rd Berkeley-Tsinghua Conference

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The 3rd Berkeley-Tsinghua Conference on Transnational IP Litigationtakes place on January 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2021.

The program, which is an outgrowth of collaboration between the Berkeley Law and Tsinghua Law, is produced by the Asia IP Project of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) and is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Judicial Institute.

This year’s program focuses on IP litigation during a time of trade tension, featuring panel discussion themed:

  • Overview: Litigation, Enforcement, Legislation
  • SEPs/FRAND/Licensing: Global Developments and Impact on US-China Trade
  • Developments in Trade Secret Law and Litigation
  • Transnational IP Litigation and a Changing Trade Environment

The program kicks off on January 21 with the introduction of Professor Mark Cohen, BCLT, UC Berkeley School of Law and opening remarks of Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Berkeley School of Law and Dean SHEN Weixing, Tsinghua University.

The ensuing day features panel discussion on“SEPs/FRAND/Licensing: Global Developments and Impact on US-China Trade”, with a Judges’ Panel comprising of Judge Andrew Guilford (retired), U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Chief Judge Randall Rader (retired), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Tsinghua Univ. Law School, Judge SU Zhifu, Beijing High Court and Judge ZHU Jianjun, Shenzhen Intermediate Court.

Johnson Li, Partner of Wanhuida Intellectual Property speaks in the Panel discussion of Practitioners and In-House Counsels.

Day 3’s program features a Judges and Government panel with panelists including Professor HUANG Wushuang, East China University of Politics and Law, Senior Judge SONG Jian, Jiangsu High Court, Judge Kent Jordan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit as well as Evan Williams, U.S. Department of Justice, Hong Kong.

The program is wrapped up with heated discussion over issues like“Counterfeits: Customs/On-Line”,“Legal Ethics in Transborder IP Practice”,“Facilitating Global Dispute Settlement”, among others.

The program has an international faculty of judges, lawyers, officials, practitioners, and academics.