What is it like to be on a panel with some of the most elite China IP experts (with experience for over 1000 cases)?
I had the incredible honor to speak at and participate in the IP seminars in Shenzhen and Shanghai last month. One big thing I learned during this trip was the Chinese companies’ hunger (especially those of China Fortune 50) about expanding their IP overseas.
Our speakers include first tier experts on China IP such as Mr. Chi (China’s arbitration expert, recognized by State Council with over 30 yrs experience), Dr. Zhong (former Beijing IP Court judge with experience in over 1000+ civil/administrative trademark cases; Dr. Zhong has been an invaluable resource on our team since his joining), Ferry Li (the head litigator winning the landmark Dior trademark case in 2018, arguing in front of China Supreme People’s court – way to go Ferry!).
None of them are able to be on LinkedIn because it is very difficult to access LinkedIn from China (I’ve tried and almost threw my computer out the window in frustration!). But it was an incredible experience and conference so I want to give them a ‘shoutout’ nevertheless.
One way to judge how successful a conference was is to look around and see how many people are still left in the last afternoon session — these sessions were still full. And after the full day seminar, we still had a full house at dinner!