New Perspectives on Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy in China: What Does the Evidence Say?

May 18 – 19, 2015 | UC San Diego

China’s intellectual property regime is undergoing rapid change, although it is not always clear what this means for protection for foreign firms. This workshop, jointly organized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and UC San Diego, brought together leading U.S. and Chinese IP, innovation, and economic experts from government, academia, and industry to explore the latest developments in the Chinese intellectual property domain and examine what the evidence means on issues ranging from Chinese patenting data to anti-trust enforcement activities and its implications for U.S. and Chinese businesses.

Organizers: 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and UC San Diego
UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
21st Century China Center
School of Global Policy and Strategy
Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China

Agenda

Presentations

Panel I: Chinese IP Data and Innovation

Introduction of the USPTO China Resource Center and Various Examples of Empirical IP Data We Analyze (PDF)
Larry LIAN, USPTO Office of Policy and International Affairs

What Chinese Patenting Data and USPTO Data Show about Innovation (PDF)
Rick MILLER, USPTO Office of Chief Economist

GIPC International IP Index (PDF)
Ellen SZYMANSKI, Global Intellectual Property Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Panel II: Chinese IP & Innovation Policy and its Effects (Part I)

How Economists Can Drive Change in IP Policy (PDF)
Stuart GRAHAM, Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech

Roads Less Traveled: Using Empirical Data to Revisit Assumptions About IP in China (PDF)
Mark COHEN, USPTO Office of Policy and International Affairs

Panel III: Chinese IP & Innovation Policy and its Effects (Part II)

China’s planning for patenting: planning for patently unplannable (PDF)
Brian WRIGHT, UC Berkeley

China’s patent subsidy policy: evidence from a firm level study (PDF)
LEI Zhen, Penn State University

Innovation Driven Development and Its Implication for Innovation and IPR in China (PDF)
LIU Xielin, School of Management at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Panel IV: Industry and Corporate Perspectives

Competition Data and Antitrust – a Corporate Perspective (PDF)
CHEN Liren and Kirti GUPTA, Qualcomm Inc.

Legal and Regulatory Context for China’s Antitrust Enforcement (PDF)
Elizabeth WANG, Charles River Associates

How to Calculate Piracy and Its Impact on the Economy (PDF)
Jared RAGLAND, Business Software Alliance

Media

Welcome Remarks

Peter COWHEY and Barry Naughton, School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego and Mark COHEN, USPTO Office of Policy and International Affairs

Panel I: Chinese IP Data and Innovation

Larry LIAN, USPTO Office of Policy and International Affairs

Rick MILLER, USPTO Office of Chief Economist

Ellen SZYMANSKI, Global Intellectual Property Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Panel II: Chinese IP & Innovation Policy and its Effects (Part I)

Stuart GRAHAM, Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech

Mark COHEN, USPTO Office of Policy and International Affairs

Remarks

Peter COWHEY, School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego and LIN Shangli, Fudan-UC Center

Panel III: Chinese IP & Innovation Policy and its Effects (Part II)

Brian WRIGHT, UC Berkeley

LEI Zhen, Penn State University

LIU Xielin, School of Management at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences


Panel IV: Industry and Corporate Perspectives

CHEN Liren and Kirti GUPTA, Qualcomm Inc.

Elizabeth WANG, Charles River Associates

Jared RAGLAND, Business Software Alliance

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