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Reducing your risk: How to avoid being a patent defendant in China!

  • 22 Jan 2015
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • HKUST, Room 1501-02, 15/F, Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
  • 16

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Lunch Presentation

The HKCCA’s Executive Committee invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Rouse Legal Hong Kong

Food and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been accredited.  New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.

TOPIC:  “Reducing your risk: How to avoid being a patent defendant in China!"

With the explosion of patent and utility model filings in China, there has been a more than proportionate increase in patent litigation. This seminar will look at the nature of patent litigation threats in China: How do they arise? Where do the threats stem from? What can companies do to anticipate the threats, protect against them, and in the “worst-case” scenario, what can they do defend against the treats and/or minimize their impact?

SPEAKER:  Elliot Papageorgiou, an Executive of Rouse & Co. International & partner of Rouse Legal UK

Elliot Papageorgiou has been advising international clients from Rouse’s Beijing, Guangzhou, and most recently Shanghai offices for 10 years. His practice focuses on (i) devising strategies for clients to maximize the benefit of their IP (and especially patent) portfolios; and (ii) counseling and supporting, and increasingly defending, clients in the event of IP disputes.

During his time in China, Elliot has been supporting companies faced with explosive growth of patent rights, to the point that now almost 50% of his practice centers on advising companies on how to avoid becoming targets of China patent lawsuits. In the event that they become targets, he helps minimize the impact on their business of such suits, and successfully defend against them.

VENUE: HKUST, Room 1501-02, 15/F, Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

DATE: 22 January 2015

TIME: 12.30 for lunch, 13.00 - 14.00 for presentation

RSVP: Please register your attendance online no later than Friday 16 January 2015. If you register but are then unable to attend, please email events@hkcca.net and tell us so that other members on any waitlist may attend. If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers for future HKCCA events, please let us know at events@hkcca.net.

Please note this event is exclusively for HKCCA members. If you are not an HKCCA member but you want to attend this presentation, you need to successfully apply for membership at www.hkcca.net and pay the membership fee before registering for the event. If you have any membership queries, please contact HKCCA Secretariat on events@hkcca.net or (852) 2516 7007.

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