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Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM September 3rd, 2014
Location: Cassidy Turley 277 Park Avenue, 42nd Floor New York, NY 10172
Ticket: $100

Understanding of intellectual property and its protection is vital for anyone with an idea, whether it’s an invention, a brand name or any kind of creative work. Dr. Xiaochun Zhu, partner of Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC, is going to guide you through some fundamentals of intellectual property which include different types of intellectual property rights: trade secret, trademark, copyright, and patent, and basic elements for each of these rights. She will then discuss patent protection and the recent developments in U.S. patent law including some recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

Founded in 1973, Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser PC is a preeminent law firm exclusively dedicated to Intellectual Property. Comprised of highly skilled attorneys with strong technical backgrounds, SSMP confidently sits at the crossroads of cutting edge science, technology and law where it offers detailed, insightful opinions and secures and enforces intellectual property for its clients. Intellectual Property Today has consistently ranked us among the top 10% of patent firms in the U.S. and in the top 10 patent firms in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas for the last several years.

In this session, discussion will also cover other topics relating to intellectual property in the U.S. that may be of your interest, and help you understand which may apply to you and your business. Attendees will enjoy an informative, engaging presentation from each speaker, open and candid discussion, opportunity to ask questions and even some delicious eats. You will come away with inspiration, new connections and friends.


5:30 pm


6:00 pm

Welcome Remark

6:10 pm

Introducing Guests
Zhenhua Mao, Founder, China Cheng Xin International Credit Rating Co. Ltd. 
Guoqiang Xu, Director, Hunan Province Huaxia Standard Credit Management Limited Company

6:20 pm

Participants Self-introduction

6:30 pm

Fundamentals of Intellectual Property and Recent Developments in U.S. Patent Law
Xiaochun Zhu, Partner, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC

7:30 pm

Question and Answer


Featured Speaker    

Dr. Xiaochun Zhu
Partner, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC

Dr. Xiaochun Zhu is a patent attorney at the intellectual property boutique firm, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, P.C. Dr. Xiaochun Zhu received her undergraduate study at Tsinghua University (major in Bioscience) and received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Brandeis University in 1996. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School from 1996-1997, and joined Scully Scott Murphy & Presser in 1997. She obtained her J. D., magna cum laude, from St. John's University School of Law in 2002, and was admitted to New York State Bar, and the Eastern and Southern Federal District Courts in New York. Dr. Zhu is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Dr. Zhu's technical expertise is in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. She practices in all aspects of patent procurement in the U.S. , and also performs in various aspects of the PCT practice, as well as assists in prosecution of patent applications outside of the U.S. Additionally, Dr. Zhu is experienced in legal opinion work, including patent validity and infringement opinions, and freedom-to-operate opinions, and counsels a range of clients from large corporations to start-up companies and universities, including companies from China. Dr. Zhu became the first woman partner of Scully Scott Murphy & Presser in January 2006, and was featured among New York Women Leaders in the Law in New York Magazine in 2008.

Guest Investor    

Zhenhua Mao
Founder, China Cheng Xin International Credit Rating Co. Ltd. 

Dr. Zhenhua Mao, PhD in economics, is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of China Cheng Xin International Credit Rating Co. Ltd. (CCXI). In 1992, Dr. Mao founded CCXI in China. Under his leadership, the company has become a comprehensive enterprise focusing on investment banking, services, real estate and industrial investment, with a characteristic of credit services. He served as economic and policy consulting analyst for both the Hubei and Hainan provincial governments. From 1995 to 1998, Dr. Mao served as Vice Chairman of the Board and President of the Hong Kong Seapower Group. Meanwhile, he also involved in the creation of some famous domestic companies. Dr. Mao is the Vice Director of China Society of Private Economy Research and Executive Director of China Federation of Industrial Economics. He is also a visiting professor at Renmin University of China and Nankai University.

Guest Investor    

Guoqiang Xu
Director, Hunan Province Huaxia Standard Credit Management Limited Company

Guoqiang Xu graduated from School of Materials of Hunan University in 1978 with a major in Nonorganic Nonmetalic Material and worked in school after graduation as a professor. Xu is currently working as Vice Executive Chairman of Hunan University Returned Overseas Chinese Union, Vice President of Hunan Province Technology Translation League, General Manager of Hunan Province Translation Consulting Center, and Director of Hunan Province Huaxia Standard Credit Management Limited Company. The businesses of Huaxia Standard Credit Management include credit rating, financial early-warning, financial service and internet finance, and it hosts and participates in many national and provincial research projects


Lijie Zhu

Lijie Zhu is Managing Director of Dragon Gate Investment Partners, Executive Officer of CorpOnline™ and CorpStarter™, and Partner of BRICS Connect Inc. Ms. Zhu has more than 10 years’ experience in the financial and media industry in America, Europe and Asia. She was Vice Director of The Council of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Chief Financial Officer for a US listed Chinese company, a credit analyst for Rogge Global Partners in London, and a financial analyst for Aufhauser Securities in New York. She also worked as a business reporter for China Center Television (CCTV) and China News Service. Ms. Zhu is a frequently invited speaker for international conferences and universities. She graduated with a MBA and a MS degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a BA degree in Journalism and a Law Degree from Lanzhou University in China. Lijie Zhu was honored as one of the 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business 2011 by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC).

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