China's Innovation Policies Focus of IP Symposium

Law professor Daniel C.K. Chow Ohio State law professor Daniel C.K. Chow will discuss China and its indigenous innovation policies during a symposium in Joseph E. Keller Hall on Thursday, Feb. 28.

The latest program in the Scholarly Symposia Series on Current Issues in Intellectual Property Law, Chow's presentation "China’s Indigenous Innovation Policies and the World Trade Organization" begins at 7 p.m. The talk will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m.

The program is sponsored by the law firm of Porter Wright through the Hubert A. and Gladys C. Estabrook Charitable Trust and is presented by the School of Law’s Program in Law and Technology and the Intellectual Property Law Society.

Chow will examine China’s indigenous innovation policies, a web of policies, regulations and strategies designed to create innovation and advanced technology. U.S. companies claim that these policies are discriminatory and could preclude them from selling their products to the Chinese government. Critics of these policies argue that they are unfair, illegal and violate China’s obligations under the World Trade Organization.

Chow is the associate dean for international and graduate programs and the Joseph S. Platt-Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He writes and teaches in the areas of international business and trade, international intellectual property and Chinese law. Chow has testified before Congress and the U.S. International Trade Commission on intellectual property issues involving China.

Registration Information

Register online or by contacting Nan Holler-Potter at 937-229-4676 or by email. The deadline to register is Feb. 21.

One and a half CLE credit hours will be offered for this symposium. The cost to register is $50.

And be sure to enter PILT's Facebook contest to win free entry to the symposium. Everyone who enters the contest will receive 10 percent off the registration fee.

Parking Information

Parking passes are required to park on campus. Passes are available at the Visitor Parking Information Center on College Park Avenue and L Street, past Keller Hall. View a map of campus »