Intellectual Property International IP Protection-Challenges in New Era

Friday, April 26
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The increasing abundance of information and the prosperity of the digital economy not only bring new opportunities for the economic development, but also pose an unprecedented challenge to the fight against IP infringement and counterfeiting. IP is by its nature international, this session brings together panelists from various countries to share their experience and insights on IP protection: how to ensure that the valuable IP rights are usable, and how to ensure that their value is preserved in the face of relentless infringement on an enormous scale.



Lidong Pan

Areas of practice: Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, Anti-unfair Competition and Consumer Rights Dispute

Academic qualifications:
1994 Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University Law School
1997 Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University Law School (Master of Laws)
2004 Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (Master of laws, insurance, banking & commercial law)

Professional qualifications:
1998 Licensed lawyer (PRC)
2004 Qualified New York State Bar

Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese) and English, Japanese (daily conversation)

On 1 January 2016, Mr. Pan joined Reiz Law Firm as managing partner. Prior to this, he has accumulated extensive experience in legal related work. He joined Wang Jing & Co. as attorney at law in 1998 and practiced there till 2015 as partner, director of Shenzhen Branch. He worked in the Claims Department for AIU Insurance (a member of AIG) Guangzhou Branch until 1997, and between 1997 and 1998 as civil servant at the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Division of the Foreign Affairs Office, Shenzhen Municipal Government. From August to November 2004, he was interned at the United States District Court of Southern Illinois and at the offices of Keesal, Young & Logan in Long Beach, California.

Mr. Pan specializes in providing professional legal services for multinational companies in the PRC, with extensive experience in IP, M&A, corporate issues and dispute resolution. He has acted as legal counsel to companies on IP matters, advising on strategy and protection of intangible properties in China, and handling disputes and litigation of patents, know-how, copyright and trademark, such as the IP dispute between JDB and WLK (the biggest IP dispute in China up to date).

He has represented many clients in commercial arbitration and litigation, including disputes of international trade and PRC Customs matters. He has also given advice and attended several court hearings as expert witness on PRC law in commercial lawsuits, corporate law and international trade in Singapore and Hong Kong, UK, US and Russia.

He has been a speaker on IP law, commercial arbitration and litigation at numerous conferences and seminars, including several organized by the German, French, Italian, Japanese, Singapore and US chambers of commerce and in the annual meeting of England and Wales Law Society, IBA, IPBA and AIJA, NYBA, etc..

He has also published a number of essays including The TRIPS Agreement and IPR Laws of the PRC, A Guide to Commercial Contracts under Chinese Law, Court Clarifies Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases, Legal Aspects of PRC Domestic Transactions, Issues for Corporate Counsel in the Sale/Purchase of a Business, Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and Court Judgments in PRC, Mainland Courts to Enforce Hong Kong Judgments, and. Mr. Pan also co-edited and published the book "The German and Chinese Labor and Tax Law" in four languages including German, English, Chinese and Japanese with a German lawyer.



Jack Shaw

Jack Shaw is a partner at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, which is the largest general-practice law firm based in San Diego, California. Jack is based at Procopio’s Palo Alto Office, which is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Jack focuses on IP and commercial litigation, representing clients in many different industries, including electronics, semiconductors, software, Internet, media, mechanical, e-commerce, and chemical industries.

Jack represents U.S. clients as well as clients headquartered in Asia and Europe. Jack is admitted in State Bars of California and New York and registered to practice before the USPTO. Jack is also admitted to practice before the Federal Circuit and numerous U.S. federal district courts, including all federal courts in California and Texas as well the SDNY and EDNY.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Jack was an engineer at a large Silicon Valley high-tech company and as a research assistant at a photonics laboratory. Jack is also very involved with this local communities. He is a board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley as well as a co-chair of its Pro Bono, Intellectual Property, Judiciary, and Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Committees.

In addition to English, Jack is also fully fluent in Mandarin and French. Jack has been recognized by Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Intellectual Property Law.



Oliver Mandel



Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan

Justice (R) Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan has been in law practice for over forty years out of which he has spent almost ten years as a constitutional Judge of the High Court in Pakistan. He is one of the busiest lawyers in the MENA region for brand enforcement, contentious causes, licensing, cross-border strategies for litigation, arbitration, strategic planning of large IP portfolios, etc.

His work has been covered by many leading law reports. A frequent speaker and writer on IP law around the world including organizations such as INTA, PTMG, APAA, Marques, AIPPI, IIPLA, WIPO, etc. A member of leading international associations of law practitioners, and a former member of the Board of Directors of INTA, he has also taught IP Law at various Universities as a visiting professor.



Ichiro Fujimoto

Professional History:

Representative Attorney at Creativity & Insight Legal Professionals Corp.(L.P.C.)
Equity Partner at Yodoyabashi & Yamagami L.P.C.
Attorney at Yodoyabashi & Yamagami L.P.C.
Visiting Attorney at Shanghai ZhaoZhen HuiYa law firm (Currently: Shanghai Landing Law Offices)
Visiting Attorney at Los Angeles Office of Squire Sanders (Currently: Squire Patton Boggs)
Attorney at Yodoyabashi & Yamagami L.P.C.

Academic Background:

Graduated from Law School of University of California, Los Angeles (LL.M.)
Graduated from Law Department of Kyoto University (LL.B.)


Admitted to California Bar Association
Admitted to New York Bar Association
Admitted to Osaka Bar Association and Japan Federal Bar Association,

Current Other Positions:
Lecturer at Law School of Kobe University (Kobe, Japan)
Representative Director at Glome Holdings Co., Ltd (listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Candidate for an arbitrator in Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)
Candidate for a mediator in Japan International Mediation Center in Kyoto
Lecturer at Japan Intellectual Property Association

Japanese (Native), Chinese & English (Business)

Main Fields as Attorneys:
Corporate matters and Cross-border transactions, Corporate Rehabilitation Matters, Intellectual Property Matters.



Sam Wong

Guangdong Lawyers Association, Member of Standing Council of All China Lawyers Association, Director of the Young Lawyers Committee of All-China Lawyers Association, Vice President of Guangzhou Law Society, Member of China Maritime Arbitration Commission, Member of the Guangzhou Arbitration Commission, Member of the Zhuhai Court of International Arbitration, Part-time Professor of South China Normal University, Master's Supervisor of Jinan University, Master's Supervisor of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Practice: Cross-border investment, real estate & infrastructure, government legal counsel, corporate governance, commercial dispute resolution

Education Background: Jinan University
Southwest University of Political Science & Law
Harvard Business School

Outstanding Young Entrepreneur of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area-Best Commercial Service Award;
LEGALBAND2023, Special Issue: China Top 15 Lawyers-Real Estate
Notable Practitioners in Corporate/Commercial, Greater China Region Guide 2023/2024
LEGAL VISION 2022 "Management Excellence Influencer" Award;
A-List Legal Elite 2019/2021/2023, China Business Law Journal
Chambers Asia Pacific 2020-2021 Up and Coming Lawyer
2012-2016 Excellent Lawyer in Guangdong Province
2012-2015 Excellent Lawyer in Guangzhou City
ALB Top 15 Rising Lawyers in China