Three day scholar series on China v. Google conflict

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cynthia D Quinn, (808) 956-6545
Dir, Comm & External Rel, William S Richardson School of Law
Posted: Mar 4, 2010

The UH Mānoa William S. Richarson School of Law will host three visiting scholars on intellectual property law to kick off its inaugural Intellectual Property Law Week, March 16 - 18, 2010.
Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is a prolific and internationally known author of several treatises, casebooks and law review articles on the interdisciplinary of intellectual property, the Internet, commerical and taxation.  She is the first American law professor to lecture at teh Vietnam National University Faculty of Law in Hanoi and developed their new Intellectual Property Law major.
Professor Robert Gomulkiewicz at University of Washington Law School has published books and law review articles on open source software, mass market licensing, the UCITA, and legal protection for software.  He also authored the Simple Public License (SimPL) which is a plain language rendering o fthe venerable GNU General Public License.  He was also Associate General Counsel at Microsoft where he led the group of lawyers providing legal counsel for development of Microsoft's major system software, desktop application, and developer tools software (including Windows and Office). 
The Intellectual Property Law Week 2010 from March 16 – 18, 2010, is centered on the recent Google v. China battle as the platform to discuss the most timely and relevant IP issues affecting governments, companies, and individuals around the globe through a three day lunch series.  Each lecture takes place at the Law School's Moot Courtroom from 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. 
On Tuesday, March 16, Professor Xuan –Thao Nguyen will discuss a new era for China with respect to enforcing intellectual property rights, sharing data that New China is forging ahead while the U.S. lags. On Thursday, March 18, Professor Robert Gomulkiewicz will focus on license proliferation across the globe in the age of free and open software. These two lectures intersect with the panel discussion, set for Wednesday, March 17, featuring Fellow Yutian Ling and moderated by Robert Carson Godbey, Esq., on the conflict between Google vs. China.  This panel will take a comparative look at the development of Internet policy, intellectual property law, and open source initiatives in the new China and what the future may hold. 
All events are free and open to the public.