Chinese Delegates Study IP at Haas
About 20 judges, policymakers, and executives from China convened at Haas in October for a unique training program on innovation and intellectual property rights. The visit was part of Berkeley's new China Innovation & Intellectual Property Rights Leadership Program, which aims to strengthen intellectual property protection and enhance innovation in the world's most populous country.
For nine days, the participants attended specially designed courses on intellectual property rights and innovation. Graduate students from across the Berkeley campus had traveled to China to develop intellectual property case studies for these courses, including one on Beijing Olympics.
Following their courses, the delegates joined corporate executives in closed-door discussions with Haas School Dean Tom Campbell, Executive Associate Dean Richard Lyons, Dean AnnaLee Saxenian of the School of Information, and Dean Christopher Edley of the Boalt Hall School of Law. On the last day, the delegates got a first-hand glimpse of California high-tech companies, IP management firms, law firms, and US courts.