Trade Secrets Briefing Series:
Safeguarding Your IP in China

Los Angeles Presentation

09/22/2011 11:30 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.

Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration, Intellectual Property Litigation, Technology Transactions, Litigation, Trials, and Trade Secrets

Morrison & Foerster LLP
555 West Fifth Street, 35th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Janie F. SchulmanKenneth A. Kuwayti, and Gordon A. Milner

Janie F. SchulmanKenneth A. Kuwayti, and Gordon A. Milner

(213) 892-5595

For many U.S. companies, the Chinese market is seen as a key component of their growth strategy.  However, if firms do not plan carefully when setting up operations or partnering in China, the risks can be significant.  Although IP law on the books is extensive, IP rights enforcement in practice offers IP rights holders far less stringent protection of patents and licenses than they have in the United States and Europe.  The fact is, if companies take their business to China, and even, in some cases, if they don't, their intellectual property could end up in the hands of potential competitors both in China and in major markets outside China.

In this seminar, our attorneys will discuss best practices for protecting IP rights in China as well as strategies for dealing with trade secret misappropriation in China.

Topics Will Include:

  • Drafting agreements to minimize risk
  • Enforcing IP rights in Chinese courts
  • Use of arbitration clauses and enforceability of arbitration awards in China
  • Enforcing IP rights in the United States against a Chinese company

Morrison & Foerster LLP (Provider #2183) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State of California for a maximum of 1.5 hours.

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