Global Intellectual Property Center

U.S.-China IP Cooperation Dialogue

The U.S.-China IP Cooperation Dialogue is a collaboration between Renmin University’s China Intellectual Property Academy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

A group of IP experts from the U.S. and China engage in-depth discussions on the most complex and challenging IP issues facing China.

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Chair of the 2016
U.S.-China IP Cooperation Dialogue


David Kappos is one of the world’s foremost leaders in the field of intellectual property. He served as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ’09-’13 and was instrumental in achieving and then implementing the greatest legislative reform of the U.S. patent system—the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. He was formerly with IBM and is now a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
Chair of the 2016
U.S.-China IP Cooperation Dialogue


Liu Chuntian is the founding dean and professor of the Intellectual Property Academy of Renmin University of China and serves as Chairman of China Intellectual Property Law Society. He has participated in the drafting or revision of Chinese intellectual property legislation since the 1980s and has contributed to the formulation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy. He has been a key pioneer and architect of China’s IP law higher education system and was named one of the “50 Most Influential People in IP” by Managing IP in 2013 and 2014.

Tony Chen is a recognized expert in intellectual property policy for the life science sector in China. He trained originally as a molecular biologist but then pursued a legal career. After practicing patent law in California for more than a decade, he returned to China and is now a partner at Jones Day in Shanghai.

Mr. Gao Lulin is the founder and chairman of Beijing East IP Ltd., and one of the founders of the modern China intellectual property legal system. He was responsible for the establishment of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) and served as its first commissioner. He also served as a senior advisor to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. He currently serves leading roles in the All-China Patent Agents Association, the China Internet Society and many other organizations.

Judge Randall Rader (ret.) served on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for the past 24 years and lead the court as Chief Judge from 2010-2014. Judge Rader traveled to China frequently to provide guidance on ways to improve the judicial enforcement of intellectual property. Prior to being appointed to the court, he worked in the U. S. Congress and was chief counsel for the Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks and copyrights for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Cheng Yongshun, director of the Beijing Intellectual Property Institute and vice chairman of the China Intellectual Property Law Society, was the former Deputy Presiding Judge of the IP Division of Beijing High People’s Court and Chief IP Judge. In that role, many cases presided by him had significant impact in intellectual property practice. He was elected Executive Director and Deputy Secretary-General President of the China Intellectual Property Law Association in 2013.

Mark Cohen is Senior Counsel for China at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and for the past 30 years has worked to improve U.S.-China relations on intellectual property. Mark teaches at Fordham University, is a published author, writes for his own blog (, and was honored this year as an IP Champion by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center.

Li Chen is the professor and doctoral tutor of Intellectual Property Academy of Renmin University of China. She is the UNESCO’s Chair Holder in copyright and neighboring rights, the executive member of China Intellectual Property Law Society, and the director of China’s Written Works Copyright Society. Ms. Li specializes in the fundamentals of IP law and has many innovative ideas in the field.

Eric Priest is an assistant professor at the University of Oregon researching Chinese intellectual property law. His most recent article published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology looks at the effect of piracy on China’s creative industries. Before his legal career, Eric was an international songwriter and music producer and worked in the Chinese music industry.

Ma Yide, China’s first doctor and post-doctor of Intellectual Property Strategic Management, is a leading talent in the field of intellectual property in China and holds the following positions: director of Zhongguancun Intellectual Property Strategy Research Institute; vice chairman of China Intellectual Property Law Society; special supervisor of Supreme People's Court; arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission; member of the Beijing Municipal Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference; and vice director of the Science and Technology Committee of Beijing Municipal Committee of CPPCC.

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U.S.-China IP Cooperation Dialogue 2014-2015

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