Director Robert Greene Sterne will be a panel moderator at the 16th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute, hosted as a live webcast on March 23-25, 2021. His panel, titled “China Patent Update: Prior Art Explosion, Rapid Evolution of the CNIPA and Courts, and Filing and Prosecution Issues,” will occur on Tuesday, March 23 from 4:40 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. EST.

This CLE event is co-hosted by The University of Texas School of Law and the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Spanning three afternoons, the program continues to offer a unique opportunity to hear from USPTO senior staff, leading practitioners, academics, and members of the federal judiciary on the latest developments in patent law.

Panel Overview

China has accomplished a massive evolution of its patent system in the last decade, with enormous increase in filings, rapid evolution of the CNIPA and patent-focused courts, and integration of its patent system into an ambitious global innovation agenda. This warrants understanding in order to effectively deal with the rapidly evolving global IP ecosystem.