Secrets, Espionage, and IP Policy: Exploring China's Recent Developments in its IP Regime and What It Should Mean for the U.S.

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    *Registrations will be handled by UIC Review of Intellectual Property Law.

    Join us as we team up with the University of Illinois Chicago Review of Intellectual Property Law for a virtual roundtable.

    Panelists will provide an overview of China's IP regime and innovation policies, highlighting China's new framework for the protection and enforcement of trade secret rights. The panelists will also explore China's and the US' fulfillment of the commitment the two economic superpowers undertook in the US-China Trade Agreement of January 2020, specifically regarding forced technology transfer and other recent overarching changes China made to its patent regime in light of the agreement. Finally, the panelists will discuss the state and efficacy of key US government initiatives aimed at curbing China's aggressive pursuit of innovative technologies, touching upon the Department of Justice's China Initiative and other more recent trade restrictions the US has imposed on China.

    The panel discussion will run for approximately an hour, followed by a 30-minute Q&A.

    Moderator
    Clay Porter, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

    Panelists
    Paolo Beconcini, Consultant, Squire Patton Boggs

    Jay Bratt, Chief at the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, US Department of Justice.

    Julia Friedlander, Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Economic Relations, Deputy Director, GeoEconomics Center at Atlantic Council.

    Kenneth Ng, Client Liaison Principal for the US market, Davies Collison Cave.