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PKUAANC EnE Club & HYSTA EDP Round Table @ Perkins Coie - IP Protection 2

PKUAANC EnE Club & HYSTA EDP Round Table @ Perkins Coie

IP Protection 2: IP Strategy and Practical Considerations for a Startup

-presented by Peking University Alumni, Bing Ai, Perkins Coie LLP

EnE club (Entrepreneur and Executive club), in an ongoing collaboration with the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP, is presenting a series of round table discussions on startup legal topics. This is the fifth session of the series and the second session on IP issues for start-up companies following the first IP session held in fall of 2012. We are very excited to partner with HYSTA EDP to co-host this event.

IP is one of the key assets for startups and can play an important role in successful launch and growth of startups. IP protection in U.S. and other countries can be complex, expensive and time consuming. Understanding the basics of IP protection can be helpful to founders of start-upcompanies in establishing IP protection strategies and effective IP protection programs. In this 2ndsession on IP issues, Dr. Bing Ai of Perkins Coie will continue the discussion on IP strategies and practical business consierations and will also cover patent due diligence in fund raising and coporate acquisition and merger transactions. We will leave sufficient time for free discussions on any IP issues you may have.

This 2nd IP session is independent of the first IP session and you are welcome to join us even if you missed the 1st session on IP issues. Bing will revisit some key IP issues on patent protection mechanisms under US and international laws, IP protection in China, basic tips on IP in launching a startup (e.g., protecting proprietary information in dealing with potential investors and partners in the early stage), considerations in choosing patent protection and trade secret protection, best practices in patent filings including effective use of U.S. provisional patent filings, IP considerations in dealing with business partners and collaborators, issues in IP licensing and Internet-related IP issues.

As usual, Zhanping will kick off the initial discussion and introduce Bing Ai, Perkins Coie partner and distinguished PKU alumnus, and Bing will lead the discussion on IP protection. The session will be interactive and audience's participation in discussion is highly encouraged. Seats are limited andindividuals who already have registered businesses will be given priority.

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday, Jan 22nd, 2013

Venue: Perkins Coie, 3150 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA

Bing Ai

Dr. Bing Ai is a patent attorney and partner at Perkins Coie LLP. His practice emphasizes U.S. and international patent protection, patent counseling and strategy, patent portfolio management, freedom to operate analyses, patent validity and infringement issues, patent post-grant proceedings including patent reexaminations, patent due diligence and support for patent litigation, and patent due diligence for corporate financing, investments, mergers and acquisitions. Bing has significant experience in advising start-up and emerging companies, universities and research institutes, and multinational corporations.

Bing was a physicist before entering patent practice. He practices in a wide range of technology fields, such as electronics, semiconductors, wireless devices and technologies, telecommunications, computer hardware, software, Internet-based technologies, data storage and memory materials and devices, display technologies, medical devices, surgical instruments, biomedical diagnostic technologies, biochemical sensors, energy-related technologies including batteries and fuel cells, lasers and optics, light sources including LED devices, nanotechnology, and material sciences.

Well versed in technology laws and regulations in China, Bing assists clients on patent issues and other technology-related legal issues in China, including patent litigations in China. Bing was featured in the April 2007 edition of The National Law Journal in the “Practice Leader’s Roundtable” discussion series, speaking on IP protection in China. Bing was named a San Diego County Top Attorney in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Bing graduated from Physics Department of Peking University and is currently a board member of Peking University Alumni Association, San Diego Chapter.

His full bio can be found at

Zhanping (Ping) WU

Ms. Wu is a corporate attorney at Perkins Coie and a leader of the Firm's China Emerging Company practice. Her practice includes corporate formation, venture capital financings, mergers & acquisitions, public offerings, technology transfer transactions and general business counseling. She islisted inSuper Lawyers Magazineas a "Northern California Rising Star,"2011-2012. Zhanping was a top graduate of Peking University.

About Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie is a leading global full-service law firm, with 19 offices throughout the U.S. and in Beijing, Shanghai, and Taipei. Among many highly ranked practice areas, its Venture Capital practice received the sole “Law Firm of the Year” award from U.S. News in 2011, and its Patent/Patent Litigation practices have been consistently ranked as among the top 10 by Corporate Counsel,Intellectual Asset Management, and other leading trade magazines. Founded in 1912 in Seattle and having served Boeing for nearly a century for almost every legal matter, Perkins Coie will celebrate its centennial anniversary this year. Perkins Coie's website is at

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