I will be speaking on China intellectual property law at a couple of United States Patent and Trademark Office China Intellectual Property Roadshows in Michigan on Monday and Wednesday this week. I have spoken previously at USPTO roadshows and I am a massive fan of them. Present company excluded, they invariably have great speakers and they typically serve pretty good food and the whole thing is free. Top that!
Monday is Detroit (at Stroh’s River Place, 300 River Place Dr, Suite 5900) and will consist of the following topics:
- Overview of Intellectual Property in China — Creating and Managing IP Portfolios
- Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting
- Litigation involving the Defend Trade Secrets Act
- Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in the US
- US-China Competition and Collaboration
- USPTO Resources for China IP
For more information on that event, go here. Note though that this event has been sold out for quite some time.
Grand Rapids is not sold out and I have to say that event is my raison d’etre on this trip. I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which is about 45 minutes from Grand Rapids, which to me growing up was the big city (even dubbed by my friends and me as “The Big GR,” I kid you not). So being able to speak there is a special honor. The Grand Rapids roadshow will be this Wednesday at the L. William Seidman Center, 50 Front Ave. SW and it will consist of the same topics as the Detroit event, minus the Defend Trade Secrets Act.
See you there!