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Brinks Gilson & Lione Attorney Elizabeth Chien-Hale Moderates Webinar on Chinese Patent Acquisition and Enforcement
November 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Elizabeth Chien-Hale, counsel at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will moderate the American Bar Association’s Landslide webinar, “What U.S. Patent Practitioners Need to Know About Chinese Patent Law,” on December 20, 2016. The webinar will provide U.S. practitioners with a practical overview of Chinese patent law, emphasizing the differences between patent law procedures and standards in the U.S. and China.

Chien-Hale will address how, with the continued rapid growth of the Chinese marketplace, foreign companies are increasingly emphasizing the acquisition and enforcement of patent rights in China. Correspondingly, U.S. patent practitioners are being called upon to guide patent procurement strategy, evaluate freedom-to-practice risks, and advise on patent enforcement options.

Chien-Hale joins a panel of overseas IP practitioners who will discuss practices and tips for U.S. attorneys looking to acquire patents and understand enforcement options in China. The panel will review and discuss latest developments in prosecuting and litigating patents under the Chinese Patent Law, and how the Chinese Supreme Court is guiding litigation practices through issued “Judicial Interpretations.”

Chien-Hale is a 20-year veteran in intellectual property law, having served as in-house counsel and at law firms in the U.S., Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China. She focuses her practice on the protection of intellectual property rights across borders.

Chien-Hale is a leader in the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) and the American Society of International Law, and the founder of the Institute for Intellectual Property Law in Asia (I2PLA). She is an active volunteer for Silicon Valley-based Chinese-American organizations, and for IP and technology organizations based in China. A native speaker of Mandarin, Chien-Hale frequently presents on topics relating to intellectual property protection in Asia and the U.S.

The webinar is one in a series from Landslide magazine, a publication of the ABA-IPL that provides articles on contemporary issues in intellectual property law. More information is at

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