Intellectual Property Experts to Talk Trade Secret Protection in Asia, US at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago

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U.S. and Asian Attorneys, Judges, and Scholars Come Together to Present International Conference

Protecting trade secrets in Asia and the United States is among the most complex issues Chinese, American and other companies face today. How do U.S. and Asian trade secret protection systems compare? What are the challenges of litigating secrets?

These questions and more will be addressed Sept. 18, 2014, at “Protecting Trade Secrets in Asia and the United States: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Directions,” at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. The conference will feature several panels of legal experts from across the world, including professors from East China University of Political Science and Law, Chiao Tung University, Hamline University and Drave University. They will be joined by practitioners from law firms including Nixon Peabody and Winston & Strawn. The conference coincides with the 20th anniversary of cooperation and educational exchange between The John Marshall Law School and the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in China.

As part of the addition to the international gathering, John Marshall will present Dr. Lulin Gao with an honorary degree at a special Academic Convocation and Luncheon. The convocation will honor the 20th anniversary of the SIPO collaboration, as well as the 10th anniversary of John Marshall’s partnership with National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.

Dr. Gao is one of China’s leading intellectual property law experts. Gao was also commissioner of the Chinese Patent Office and a founding commissioner of SIPO. For the last several years Gao has come to John Marshall to teach the Master class in Patent Law Practice in China.

For the second year in a row, John Marshall boasts the 12th-ranked intellectual property law program in the nation, according to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report. The law school has been a consistent leader in intellectual property law since the creation of its IP programs 75 years ago.

What: Protecting Trade Secrets in Asia and the United States: Challenges, Opportunities and Future Directions
Where: The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago
When:    Sept. 18, 2014 – 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Click here for more information on the conference speakers and panel topics, or to register.

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