The November 1 event will be at HAX Headquarters, located at the Huaqiang Electronics Market, Building 2, 8F, in the Futian District of Shenzhen. It will start at 6:30 PM and end at 9:00 PM and it will be free, but please go here to register and to learn more.
HAX describes this event as follows:
EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR PRODUCT IN CHINA…but were afraid somebody might notice you were not doing it right.
China is a notoriously dangerous place to manufacture, because you can be copied really fast by competitors and sometimes even by your own production partners.
HAX is welcoming Steve Dickinson and Dan Harris of China Law Blog fame, the world’s leading law blog about China, IP, contracts and more. They work with the Harris Moure Law Firm and have decades of experience helping their clients avoid the usual pitfalls of dealing with Chinese OEMs.
This meet-up is a chance to connect with fellow makers, HAX staff and startup teams and meet with the broader hardware startup community. It is open to hardware startups, investors, media and general hardware enthusiasts.
The agenda for this event will be as follows:
6:30pm: Doors open
7:00pm: HAX Intro
7:15pm: Talk: Protecting Your Product in China
7:45pm: Discussion + Q&A
8:15pm: HAX visit + Networking
The next night, Wednesday, November 2, we will be speaking again as part of “a very special Hardware Massive Shenzhen event” at Sino-Finnish Design Park, Room 113, 1st Floor, B4 Building, Sino-Finnish Design Park, Fantasia Funian Plaza, Futian Free Trade Zone 深圳市福田保税区花样年·福年广场，中芬设计园B4栋1楼113室. Hardware Massive describes this event as follows:
We are fortunate to have join us Dan Harris & Steve Dickinson, both from Harris Moure law firm and the China Law Blog, who are flying in to speak to our group. They will discuss “How to protect your IP in and from China.”
Their China Law Blog is regarded as one of the best law blogs on the web today. The ABA Journal recently named the China Law Blog to its Blawg Hall of Fame (a designation given to the top 20 law blogs of all time).
• Speaker #1 – Dan Harris
Dan Harris is the founding member of Harris Moure, an international law boutique law firm based in Seattle that focuses on representing American companies overseas and foreign (including Chinese companies) in the US. Dan writes and speaks extensively on international law, with a focus on protecting foreign businesses in their overseas operations. He is also a prolific and widely followed blogger, writing as the co-author of the award-winning China Law Blog. www.chinalawblog.com
• Speaker #2 – Steve Dickinson
Steve Dickinson is an Attorney with Harris Moure, and also the co-author of the China Law Blog. Steve was named one of Washington State’s “5 Most Amazing Attorneys” by Washington CEO Magazine and he was also named one of only three “Washington State Amazing Lawyers” in International Law. harrismoure.com
• Talk Description:
Whether producing goods in China or selling to the Chinese market, foreign companies that engage in business with China need to know how to protect their technology and other intellectual property from being counterfeited, pirated, or otherwise misappropriated. There are substantial risks companies must identify and address to protect their valuable IP assets. Deals made in China can threaten IP rights not just in China, but in markets around the world. Understanding the Chinese IP landscape and how to manage the pertinent issues can go a long way to safeguarding your valuable IP interests.
The Agenda for this event is as follows:
6:30pm Networking with Beer & Pizza
7:00pm Opening Announcements, Demos & Pitches
7:45pm Networking with Beer & Pizza
8:00pm Dan & Steve’s Talk w/ Q&A
9:00pm Networking with Beer & Pizza
We look forward to seeing you in Shenzhen!
We will be discussing the practical aspects of Chinese law and how it impacts business there. We will be telling you what works and what does not and what you as a businessperson can do to use the law to your advantage. Our aim is to assist businesses already in China or planning to go into China, not to break new ground in legal theory or policy.