Unitalen Holds IP Lecture in RIPP Successfully

August 18, 2003
Unitalen Holds IP Lecture in RIPP Successfully
On July 26, an IP lecture jointly held by Sinopec Corp. and Unitalen Attorneys at Law attracted more than 80 experts, professors, and project managers in a training building of the Research Institute of Petroleum Processing (RIPP). The lecture was aimed at consummating and upgrading Sinopec’s IP strategies.

As a large–scale R&D institution, RIPP boasts of solid capacity for R&D. So far 783 patent applications have been filed in China, half of them being granted. RIPP has attached great importance to IP exploitation and protection, which is one of the sustainable development strategies of RIPP.

As one of the largest, most prestigious and professional IP agents in China, Unitalen has profound advantages with its knowledgeable and authoritative experts in the IP field. The two speakers at the lecture are both highly experienced experts in the IP field. Ms. Li Liqiu, the speaker in Corporate Intellectual Property Strategies, has worked as an in-house IP counsel at Huawei Technology Co. Ltd and has taken part in international IP negotiations multiple times. Mr. Zu Kan, the speaker of Japanese Corporate Patent Strategies, has studied overseas, and has abundant international and domestic IP experience. He has conducted in-depth research in the area of IPR.

RIPP professors and scholars were absorbed in the presentations during the lecture. In the following Q&A Session, the vibrant questions led the attendees to the lecture’s climax.

Unitalen Attorneys at Law maintains very close cooperation with corporations in different industries and tries its best to assist them to establish and consummate their intellectual property strategies in order to turn their IP advantage into greater market potential and development space.

Introduction of the Speakers:

·Li Liqiu – Attorney, Patent Agent

Prior to joining Unitalen, Ms. Li served eight years as an in-house intellectual property counsel at Huawei Technology Co. Ltd and Shenzhen OUR International Science and Technology Development Co. Ltd. She was also the IPR Department Director in these two corporations. Her responsibilities included providing legal advice at patent license negotiations with world-famous telecom companies and providing assistance to the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry in handling related patent problems. She has been analyzing IPR policies of telecom standardization organizations and the related essential patent problem since 1998. She has drafted a Chinese IP Policy for the organization, CWTS IP Stipulations for China Wireless Telecommunication Standard Group of the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry. She has also taken part in IP license negotiations with foreign telecommunication companies, such as Ericsson, Nokia and Alcatel in Sweden, Finland and France, and has been responsible for the corresponding work during the respective negotiation process.

Lastly, Ms. Li was a visiting attorney at Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. in Florida, U.S.A. from October 2002 to March 2003.

Subject: Corporate Intellectual Property Strategies
1. Definition and discussion of Business IP Strategies characteristics
Intellectual Property and its classification
Substantial IP Strategies and classification adapted to corporations
2. Business Patent Strategies
Patent definition; purpose of the Patent System
Definition and process of Patent Strategies
Formulation of Patent Strategies
Useful Patent Strategies
——offensive patent strategies
——defensive patent strategies
Patent Strategies in technological innovation
Patent Strategies in technology transfer
Patent Application Strategies
Patent Strategies of foreign corporations——Patent Strategies of US corporations
3. Patent Work and Management of corporations
Patent Management departments
Contents of Patent Management
Melting Patent Management with R&D procedures
Encouragement of patent innovation
4. Trademark Strategies
Definition and classification of Trademarks
Choice of Trademark designs, timely registration and trademark use strategies
5. Trade Secrets Protection Strategies
Definition and scope of Trade Secrets
Legitimate Trade Secret acquisition strategies
Trade Secret protection strategies
6. Importance and Legal Protection of Business IP Strategies

·Kan Zu- Attorney, Patent Agent, Trademark Agent

Joined Unitalen Attorneys at Law in 2000

New York University School of Law, New York, U.S.A.
Master’s Degree in Trade Regulation Law (LL.M.), May 2001

China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, P.R.C.
LL.B., cum laude, July 1994

Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Changchun, P.R.C
B.E. in Computer Science, July 1992

Subject: Japanese Corporate Patent Strategies
1. Corporate IP Management guidelines
2. Strict IP Management rules
3. Special assignment and fulfillment by different levels
4. Fixed-time IP Training
5. Finding new technologies in R&D departments
6. Product Patent mapping for product development