Sheffield China Business Seminar - Innovation & Intellectual Property Right...

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Sheffield China Business Seminars 2017 - 2018

Seminar Four

Innovation & Intellectual Property Rights in China

One of the biggest concerns from British businesses trading with China is the protection of their intellectual property rights. Some argue that it is inevitable to be copied if you are successful in the Chinese market, whilst others go through extreme to protect their IP by avoiding the market altogether. In this seminar, we invited experts in the fields to discuss with ins and outs of IP protection in China.

Dr. John-Paul Rooney, Partner at Withers & Rogers will discuss how business can protect their intellectual property rights before entering into the Chinese market. Dr. Nick Rousseau from Unconventional Connections will talk about how to manage innovation projects with Chinese partners and John Lester, Managing Director of CISDI (part of The Metallurgical Corporation of China) will talk to us about R&D Activities in Chinese Companies.


8: 00 am

Arrival, Breakfast & Networking

8: 30 am

Welcome & Update

Nik Hamilton, Investmeant Team Manager, Invest Sheffield

8: 35 am

Protecting your Intellectual Property Rights Before Entering into China

Dr. John-Paul Rooney, Partner, Withers & Rogers

9:00 am

Managing Innovation Projects with Chinese Partners

Dr. Nick Rousseau, CEO and International Collaboration Consultant, Unconventional Connections Ltd

9:25 am

R&D and Innovation in Chinese Companies

John Lester, Managing Director, CISDI

9:50 am

Q&A and Closing

Other Seminars in the Series

Taming the dragon: an overview of the Chinese Market (September 6)

Doing Business in China: An Introduction to Chinese Business Culture and Etiquette (October 4)

Developing Your Market in China: Sales, Marketing & Business Development (November 8)

Getting paid from China: Advice on Finance and Money Repatriation (January 10)

What is the Belt & Road Initiative? What are The Opportunities for Businesses in The Northern Powerhouse? (February 7)


Creative Sheffield, part of Sheffield City Council

Programme Partners

China Britain Business Council

Confucius Institute

Airline Partner

Cathay Pacific Airways

In Association with


Department of International Trade


European Enterprise Network

Grant Thornton

International Trade Forum

Irwin Mitchell

Llyods Bank

New Era Development

Santander UK

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce

Sheffield City Region

South Yorkshire International Trade Centre

Withers & Rogers

Yee Kwan Ice Cream

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