On Building China’s New IP Case System: A Discussion with Chinese Judges as well as Legal and Big Data Experts

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October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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DATE – Thursday, October 19, 2017
TIME – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
VENUE – Room 190, Stanford Law School
ADDRESS – 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Seven years after China established its system of Guiding Cases (i.e., de facto binding precedents), the country is ready to take another groundbreaking step: building a case system that focuses on intellectual property. Will this system be more in line with stare decisis, with judgments rendered by China’s IP courts considered formally binding? Will the database being built to support this new system be open to the public to promote understanding and facilitate legal practice? How might foreign parties, including U.S. businesses and innovators, be able to leverage this new development to better protect their legal rights and interests?

To answer the above questions, Dr. Mei Gechlik, Founder and Director of the CGCP, will moderate a Guiding Cases SeminarTM featuring the following distinguished speakers. Stanford Law School Dean Elizabeth Magill will open the event.


6-6:30 p.m. – Registration and Reception

6:30-6:40 p.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks  

  • Dean M. Elizabeth Magill
    Richard E. Lang Professor of Law & Dean, Stanford Law School

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6:40-8 p.m. – Panel Discussion and Q&A 

  • Dr. Mei Gechlik (Moderator)
    Founder & Director, China Guiding Cases Project, Stanford Law School
    Latest Developments of China’s Guiding Cases System

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  • Judge JIANG Shuwei
    Judge, Beijing IP Court
    Big Data and the Construction of China’s IP-Focused Case Guidance System

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  • Judge LIU Yijun
    Judge, Beijing IP Court
    The Application of China’s IP-Focused Case Guidance System in the Beijing IP Court

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  • Mr. John Liu
    Chief Technology Officer, Gridsum Holding Inc.
    The Function and Technology of the Platform for China’s IP-Focused Case Guidance System

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  • Professor Leon Lee
    Executive Director, Case Law Research Center, School of Law
    Central University of Finance and Economics
    Implementing a Case System in a Statute-Based Country: Why Now? And How?

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  • Judge William A. Fletcher
    Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    Why a Public Database of Judicial Decisions is Essential to a System of Commercial Law

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CGCP Oct. 19 Seminar Speakers
Speakers of the Guiding Cases Seminar™ titled “On Building China’s New IP Case System: A Discussion with Chinese Judges as well as Legal and Big Data Experts” held at Stanford Law School on October 19, 2017, from left to right: Professor Leon Lee, Judge William Fletcher, Dr. Mei Gechlik, Dean M. Elizabeth Magill, Judge LIU Yijun, Professor Mark Lemley, and Mr. John Liu.
CGCP Oct. 19 Seminar Opening 1
Dean M. Elizabeth Magill delivers opening remarks
CGCP Oct. 19 Seminar Opening 2
Professor Mark Lemley gives his opening remarks following Dean Magill
CGCP Oct. 19 Seminar - Dr. Gechlik
Dr. Mei Gechlik provides an overview of China’s case guidance system and related developments
CGCP Oct. 19 Seminar
Dr. Mei Gechlik presents on behalf of Judge JIANG Shuwei on the construction of China’s IP-Focused Case Guidance System
CGCP Oct. 19 Seminar - Judge LIU
Judge LIU Yijun delivers his presentation on the application of China’s IP-focused case guidance system in the Beijing IP Court
CGCP Oct. 19 Seminar - Mr. Liu
Mr. John Liu shares the function and technology of China’s new IP-focused case guidance system
CGCP Oct. 19 Seminar - Dr. Lee
Professor Leon Lee speaks about the importance of implementing a case system in China
CGCP Oct. 19 Seminar - Judge Fletcher
Judge Fletcher explains why a public database of judicial decisions is essential to a system of commercial law
CGCP Oct. 19 Seminar
Audience members enjoy the presentations delivered by the speakers


October 19, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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