Intellectual Property (IP) remains a critical concern in US-China trade relations. As Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, Kathi Vidal, prepares for her upcoming visit to China, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) offers an exclusive opportunity for member companies to directly engage with the USPTO on pressing IP issues.

Join us for a unique roundtable discussion where USCBC member companies can:

  • Share their firsthand experiences and concerns regarding IP protection and enforcement in China.
  • Provide direct feedback to the USPTO team on specific challenges and proposed solutions.
  • Gain insights into ongoing US-China IP dialogue and the USPTO's current priorities in the region.

The program includes:

  • A brief presentation by the USPTO team outlining recent engagements with China and key areas of focus.
  • Moderated open discussion facilitated by USCBC, ensuring your voice is heard.                   

Representatives participating from USPTO include: 

  • Elaine Wu, Principal Counsel and Director
  • Duncan Willson, Senior Attorney and former IP Attaché at the US Embassy, Beijing
  • Conrad Wong, Senior Attorney and former IP Attaché at the US Consulate, Guangzhou
  • Larry Lian, Senior Attorney
  • Mike Diehl, Senior Attorney
  • Kelly Sheng, International Trade Specialist


Register today! Space is limited, so secure your spot to participate in this important discussion.

This event is for members and invited guests of USCBC only. The event will be off-the-record and in person. Media will not be present.

Event Details

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am
In-person: Mayer Brown LLP
1999 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States


Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 11:30pm