Thursday January 31, 2013

UDSL to Host Talks on Chinese Innovation and Surveillance

The University of Dayton School of Law will present programs on Chinese innovation and surveillance of online and mobile communications this semester.

The University of Dayton School of Law will host two intellectual property law programs in the coming months in Joseph E. Keller Hall.  

China’s Indigenous Innovation Policies and the World Trade Organization Symposium
Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., Reception, 7 p.m. Discussion

Ohio State law professor Daniel C.K. Chow will discuss China and its indigenous innovation policies during 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" 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.

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.

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

Talk on Surveillance of Internet and Mobile Communications
Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m.

Christopher Soghoian, a technology and privacy expert, will give a presentation "Can You Hear Me Now? Law Enforcement Surveillance of Internet and Mobile Communications" on March 13.

Soghoian will discuss the increase in surveillance by law enforcement and telecommunications companies and how individuals can keep their private information private and out of government databases.

He is the principal technologist and a senior policy analyst with the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union and a visiting fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project.  

Soghoian's talk is sponsored by the School of Law and the University of Dayton School of Business Administration.

For more information, contact Kelly Henrici, executive director of the Program in Law and Technology, at 937-229-4603 or