Local Chicago Patent Agent D’vorah Graeser to Lead Panel Discussion on Doing Business in China

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CEO of Chicago intellectual property firm, Graeser Associates International, Inc. will offer speaking series providing insights to Chicago companies interested in expanding their business into China, et al.

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Our hope is that sharing our past experiences and tribulations with people will benefit future entrepreneurs in Illinois and around the country," Graeser said.

Graeser Associates International, Inc. (GAI), an international intellectual property firm specializing in the preparation, filing and prosecution of medical device, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, bioinformatics and medical software patents, is leading a series of free panel discussions on international business in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries.

The first panel discussion will be held from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on December 14th in Conference Room A/B at the Illinois Science & Technology Park in Skokie, Ill. The Park, which houses many successful Illinois life science companies, aims to transform Illinois from a scientific research hub to an economic engine for bioscience technologies. The campus includes two million square feet of office space, as well as state-of-the-art science facilities including chemistry and biology labs.

Founder and CEO of GAI, D’vorah Graeser, Ph.D., will lead the discussions, the first of which will focus on how Chicago companies can tap a growing life science market in China. D’vorah will touch on many of the legal, intellectual property and cultural issues involved. Joining D’vorah on the panel will be:

  •     Christian Koschil, International Trade Specialist, Commercial Service division of the U.S. Department of Commerce
  •     Zhigang Ren, Senior International Trade Specialist at the Illinois Office of Trade and Investment
  •     Michael Rosen, Senior V.P., New Business Development of the Science + Technology Group at Forest City Enterprises

“We are excited to spearhead the event and to share our expertise on entering foreign markets to local entrepreneurs,” Graeser said. “Our hope is that sharing our past experiences and tribulations with people will benefit future entrepreneurs in Illinois and around the country.”

Each speaker will contribute valuable insights based on their specific area of expertise. Graeser brings over 15 years of experience in the biotech industry as a patent agent. As a Senior International Trade Specialist, Ren can speak to his experience designing and implementing OTI’s China trade and investment promotion programs.

The panel discussions will highlight the importance of Illinois companies’ expansion into emerging markets to remain globally competitive. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn supported this sentiment in September when he signed a memorandum encouraging cooperation between the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC), the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (IBIO) and China.

The panel discussions are open to anyone interested in learning about international trade in the 21st century.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact SylviaYacoubian(at)forestcity(dot)net or 847-568-8405. You can also visit the website at http://www.forestcityscience.net/illinois/.

About Graeser Associates International, Inc.
Based in Chicago, GAI is an international intellectual property and business consulting firm, specializing in biotech, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. GAI was founded by D’vorah Graeser, an Israeli patent agent with 20 years’ experience in the industry. GAI helps companies expand their market share and stake out intellectual property claims abroad and in the U.S. With over 80 percent of its clients selling their products outside their home markets, GAI has extensive experience filing international patent claims and providing international expansion consulting to a wide range of health care technology companies. http://www.gai-ip.com/

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