Sailing the international market and building an innovative ecosystem

On 27 June, Hogan Lovells, associated office Hogan Lovells Fidelity, and Fujian Fidelity Law Firm successfully co-hosted the international intellectual property forum titled "Sailing the international market and building an innovative ecosystem" in Xiamen. 

The forum was attended by more than 120 guests from various large businesses in Xiamen (including dozens of A-share or H-share listed companies in the technology, medical, manufacturing and other industries), Xiamen Intellectual Property Office, Market Supervision Administration, Xiamen Pilot Free Trade Zone Administration, and some of the Xiamen’s intellectual property institutions and institutions of higher education.

Hogan Lovells partners and senior counsel in the field of intellectual property (including Zhen (Katie) Feng of the Shanghai office, Paul Brown of the London office, Dr. Martin Fähndrich of the Düsseldorf office, Joe Raffetto of the Washington D.C. office and Judge Theodore (Ted) R. Essex, former Judge of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)) delivered keynote speeches and analyzed the relevant international property protection challenges currently facing China, from international and domestic perspectives., They also discussed how Chinese businesses can use the current intellectual property game rules to build a competitive advantage, and avoid legal risks.  The focus of such discussions included:

  • Risks when entering the U.S. and European markets, and ways to protect yourself;
  • Strategies for Chinese companies to respond to the U.S. Section 337 litigation;
  • Insights, tips and strategies from the former U.S. ITC judge Increasing investment in independent R&D resources, and actively building one’s own IP asset portfolio;
  • How to actively respond to infringement risks;
  • Issues relating to enforcement of business patent rights: securing evidence of infringement, demonstrating patent stability, carefully conducting comparative analyses of product infringement, exercising caution in using lawyer’s letters, and the reasonable application of evidence preservation before and during lawsuits.

Please visit the following link for keynote speech topics and photos from the events: Forum press release

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