Law, Technology & IP in China: The Next Great Leap Forward?

Event date
14 May 2019
Event time
13:00 - 14:30
Oxford week
Lucina Ho Seminar Room-Dickson Poon Building (St Hugh’s College)
Dev Gangjee, Peter Yu, Dan Prud'homme, Mimi Zou

The Oxford Chinese Law Discussion Group and Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre are pleased to host a special panel on the latest developments on law, technology, and intellectual property issues related to China.

Time: 13:00 - 14:30 (lunch served from 13:00)
Venue: Lucina Ho Seminar Room, Dickson Poon Building (China Centre), St Hugh's College 


  • Prof Dev Gangjee, Associate Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Oxford
  • Prof Peter Yu, Director of the Centre for Law & IP, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Prof Dan Prud’homme, Associate Professor, EMLV Business School Paris
  • Dr Mimi Zou, Fangda CDF in Chinese Commercial Law, University of Oxford

Prof Dev Gangjee will explore several issues at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and IP, including the policing of online platforms and the relationship between data (the raw material for AI algorithms) and IP.

Prof Peter Yu will share his insights on "The U.S.-China TRIPS Dispute: Episode II" regarding the recent dispute between the US and China before the WTO over the violation of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement). 

Prof Dan Prud'homme will examine "Risks to foreign MNCs in China's intellectual property regime: myths vs. reality", critically evaluating the risks that China’s IP regime poses to innovation (based on his latest book).

Dr Mimi Zou will be the moderator/discussant of the panel and reflect on broader political economy issues arising from China's technology-related laws and policies under President Xi Jinping.


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