McAndrews, Held & Malloy Shareholder Wil Rao Spoke at the 2017 USPTO China IP Roadshow


On October 20th, McAndrews, Held & Malloy Shareholder Wil Rao spoke at the 2017 USPTO China IP Roadshow, giving insight on “Enforcing IP Rights through Section 337 of the U.S. International Trade Commission.” The panel, consisting of Rao, Mark Halligan (Counsel at FisherBroyles LLP) and Edward Brosius (Assistant General Counsel at Amsted Industries), who will discuss protection of patent and trade secret rights at the U.S. ITC and also protection of trade secrets under the Defend Trade Secrets Act.  The Tianrui v. ITC investigation will be used as local case study in such protection.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and The John Marshall Law School teamed up to bring policymakers and thought leaders from the U.S. government, academia, and private enterprise to share insight on critical issues involving China IP. This one day program is part of the USPTO China team’s nationwide effort to help U.S. businesses and inventors better understand how they can obtain and enforce IP rights in China.

Rao has significant experience in litigating, procuring and developing intellectual property rights across a wide range of technologies. He represents Fortune 50 corporations, small businesses and individuals in areas ranging from all facets of patent prosecution to written opinions to reexaminations to licensing to the successful multi-venue multi-patent, multi-part patent litigation all across the United States, both at the trial and appellate levels.  Rao is widely published in the field of intellectual property law and has provided commentary in numerous legal, business and scientific publications.

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