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Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China

Beijing, China


Thursday, November 10, 2011
9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


R302, School of Public Policy and Management
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China

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Clara Gillispie
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On November 10, 2011, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), The Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy, and The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy will host a joint event, "Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China," at the Brookings-Tsinghua Center in Beijing, China.

This event will officially launch the Chinese-language edition of NBR’s recent Special Report "China’s IP Transition," co-authored by Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao. Both Dr. Suttmeier and Mr. Nova Daly will share insights on China’s intellectual property rights system. The event will also feature a panel discussion among senior experts in industry, academe, and policy on strategies for enhancing U.S.-China engagement on intellectual property rights issues.

Please be aware that space is extremely limited. RSVP required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.



Nova Daly is a Public Policy Consultant with the law firm Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C. Mr. Daly ran the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) from 2006 to 2009 while serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Treasury Department. Prior to Treasury, Mr. Daly served as the Director for International Trade at the White House National Security Council, where his responsibilities included multiple trade, investment, and national security policy matters. Mr. Daly also served as the Senior Advisor for Trade Policy to the Secretary of Commerce, and worked for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. He provides high-level insight and deep operational expertise to help navigate the policy and regulatory environments affecting cross-border business, particularly with regard to trade and investment matters, cyber security policy, and CFIUS.

Dr. Richard P. Suttmeier is a Professor of Political Science (Emeritus) at the University of Oregon. He has written widely on science and technology development issues in China, including how and why China has been pursuing reform and domestic development. His current research includes a study of China's intellectual property strategy and an examination of the changing nature of China's innovation system.

9:45–10:00 a.m. | REGISTRATION


Wang Feng
The Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy

Paul Haenle
The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

Travis Tanner
The National Bureau of Asian Research

10:05–10:25 a.m. | KEYNOTE

Nova Daly
Wiley Rein LLP

10:25–10:45 a.m. | PRESENTATION

Richard P. Suttmeier
University of Oregon (Emeritus)

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | PANEL

Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China

David Chen
Microsoft Corporation

Timothy P. Stratford
Covington & Burling LLP

Liang Zheng
Tsinghua University

Liu Haibo
Chinese Academy of Sciences

An Baisheng
Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China

12:00 p.m. | CONCLUSION

More Information on NBR's Related Research

Since the mid-1990s, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) has been at the forefront of analyzing and researching China’s IPR regime and industrial policies, including technology standards, innovation policies, and intellectual property protection. Building on its comprehensive network of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers, NBR engages experts from the United States, China, and other countries to analyze these important issues and inform decisionmakers on the policy implications through high-level briefings, conferences, reports, workshops, and working papers.

Learn more about China's Strategies on Intellectual Property Rights, Technology Standards, and Innovation.

Access China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China (July 2011).

Review audio from China's Evolving Intellectual Property Landscape, a Gorton Center Discussion Series event featuring Dr. Richard P. Suttmeier and former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton (left to right).