With over 200 dedicated professionals, Beijing East IP has helped a full spectrum of clients – from startups to Fortune 500 corporations to domestic multinational companies – on their intellectual property issues in China.
On March 25, 2015, Beijing East IP Ltd. and DLA Piper LLP (US) successfully co-hosted a half day seminar covering cost and time saving techniques and best practices for securing patent rights in China, U.S, Australia, Korea, and Japan. A distinguished a panel of global practitioner from Beijing East IP, DLA Piper LLP (US), Cullens Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Central Intellectual Property & Law, and RyukaIP Law Firm presented two sessions of fascinating patent prosecution and protection strategies from a global perspective.
In the first session, the panelists Vice General Manager Dragon WANG of Beijing East IP, Andrew Schwaab of DLA Piper LLP (US), Matthew Lord of Cullens Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Dong-Jae Lee of Central Intellectual Property & Law Office, and Aki Ryuka of Ryuka IP Law Firm addressed the best practices for obtaining patent protection using the most cost and time effective procedures in China, U.S., Australia, Korean, and Japan. This session examined ways to reduce the time and cost associated with patent prosecution for global (or multi-country) patent portfolios. Strategies and practices applicable to China, U.S., Australia, Korea, and Japan were presented, and considerations were given to the way patent prosecution in different countries can be coordinated to improve time and cost efficiency.
In the second session, the panelists General Manager Dr. Xiaodong LI of Beijing East IP, Dale Lazar and Yan ZHAO of DLA Piper LLP (US), Matthew Lord of Cullens Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Dong-Jae Lee of Central Intellectual Property & Law Office, and Aki Ryuka of Ryuka IP Law Firm addressed the best practices for obtaining updates regarding patent-eligible subject matter worldwide in China, U.S., Australia, Korean, and Japan. This session focused on patent-eligibility subject matter requirements for claimed inventions, including updates on laws and software and computer-implemented innovations in different countries. An overview of the applicable rules and examination guidelines in different countries were given, and followed by claim examples to highlight the issues that might arise when the same claim is to be filed in different countries, and the ways in which these issues may be addressed, overcome or pre-empted.