RatnerPrestia Leaders Travel Overseas to Build on International Partnerships
Jonathan Spadt, RP President and CEO , Ling Zhong, Counsel and Paul Prestia, Senior Counselor and Strategic Adviser recently made presentations on a variety of IP topics to seminars and client meetings in China. Spadt made similar presentations in Europe. Among these presentations, Zhong spoke at a meeting of the Association of IP Professionals in China. At a Joint Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals For the Federal Circuit and the Beijing High Court, Prestia participated in a panel discussion that included the head of the IPR Tribunal of the Chinese Supreme Court.
Prestia, the leader of the firm’s China Initiative, provided a presentation in Beijing titled: IP Strategies for Chinese Enterprises Going Abroad, based on actual U.S. IP litigation cases and their outcomes. Zhong initiated her visit with attending the AIPPI China/Asia IP Seminar in Beijing. She then delivered several other lectures at various Chinese law firms and companies on U.S. Patent Strategies and Protection for Chinese Enterprises and Recent U.S. Case Law Developments. Zhong also spoke on the Impact of the America Invents Act (AIA).
Spadt began his travels by speaking at the Overseas Intellectual Property Enforcement Seminar at the Lung Tin Conference in Shanghai. He addressed such topics as intellectual property enforcement in both the executive and judicial forums, as well as best practices against infringement accusations. He then traveled to many parts of Germany including Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt, and after several client visits and meetings he culminated his international traveling in Washington, D.C. While in Washington, Spadt participated in a policy workshop on Capitol Hill directed to bridging the transatlantic divide in intellectual property. The workshop included the participation of members of the European Parliament, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the Deputy Director General for Innovation and Technology at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. The final event of his trip included his attendance at the INTA conference in D.C. where he joined several of RatnerPrestia’s international and domestic clients.