In two brief recorded presentations, counsel Xiaoyan Zhang (Hong Kong) of Mayer Brown JSM's Intellectual Property and Technology, Media & Telecommunications practices provides practical advice on patent litigation in China and discusses common issues that arise in technology licensing transfer into China.

Patent Litigation in China (35 minutes)

More than 2 million patent applications were filed in China last year. And the number of patent infringement cases has been rising steadily in the past 10 years. With the recent amendments and improvements to the China's Patent Law and administrative patent rules, Xiaoyan explains how US companies can and should take a more proactive approach to enforcing their patents in China.

Technology Transfer to China: Common Pitfalls and Solutions (25 minutes)

Companies who want to outsource technology to China are subject to a myriad of Chinese regulations, including the "improvement rule" and various statutory duties and obligations—as well as heightened antitrust scrutiny. Xiaoyan demystifies the issues and covers:

  • How to properly structure a technology transfer transaction
  • How to draft an air-tight contract that protects your IPR while maximizing the returns on your investment

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