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21 September 2010 No Comment

2010 Dupont & Widener Law IP CLE

Counsel for Microsofts IP policy in China, Mark Cohen (featured above) captured the audiences attention with advice for lawyers when dealing with international IP issues. The IP production in China is sky rocketing, at the same time there is a strong political stronghold on IP policy. For example, in order to protect economic growth, the Chinese judicial system offers a  “rocket docket” policy where parties must have a result from the judicial system within 6 months!!! (While in America litigation can last years hindering profits). Speaker Sonia Baldia added that the Indian judicial system is attractive however it has its pitfalls. Like China, their IP protection is increasing however their enforcement is weak. Sonia states that the Indian judicial system has a 30 million backlog of cases  which means that it can sometimes take a lifetime to get your day in court.

For more about the event see the brochure click here. Being a law student at a CLE event was  quite an experience, meeting lawyers is one thing but being in a classroom environment with lawyers outside of law school is another.  Thanks P.R. !!!

Note- my camera was unable to get a good enough picture of Mr. Cohen so i had to snip one from the USPTO.

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