USPTO Virtual Briefing on China Intellectual Property Developments

Thursday, May 19, 2022
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


The U.S. Chamber China Center and Global Innovation Policy Center are pleased to invite members to a virtual off-the-record briefing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) China Team on recent developments in Chinese intellectual property (IP) regulations and enforcement.

Led by Principal Counsels and Directors for China IP Elaine Wu and Mike Mangelson, the USPTO China Team will update members on key developments occurring across China’s IP ecosystem, which will be followed by an open Q&A discussion.

Over the past year, China has started implementing the IP reforms it committed to as part of the Phase One Agreement, including the establishment of a patent linkage system, lengthened patent-term extensions, more robust trade secret protections, and strengthened penalties to deter ongoing IP infringement. We have also seen Chinese courts intervene in global patent royalty rate decisions in what appears to be a politically directed manner: a practice that the EU—supported by the U.S., Canada, and Japan—is now challenging at the WTO.

We anticipate a lively discussion with the USPTO China Team, which will address each of these topics (along with many others). We encourage members to RSVP via the link provided above, and to reach out to Ben Jacobs ( and Robert Grant ( with any questions.


Webinar access details will be shared with registrants prior to the event.

This event will be closed press/off-the-record. If you need assistance with registration, please contact Isaac Schlager at