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USTC held the Intellectual Property Doctoral Forum and Intellectual Property sub-forum of Micius Forum of 2018
On April 15, the Intellectual Property Doctoral Forum and Intellectual Property sub-forum of Micius Forum of 2018 was held in Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT). More than 200 people attended this event. They were from universities, research institutes, law firms, enterprises, government and the press.

This forum was co-hosted by USTC, Anhui Intellectual Property Office, Anhui Copyright Administration, Anhui Copyright Association, and It was co-organized by the School of Public Affairs (PAS), National Intellectual Property Training Base(Anhui), National Copyright Demonstration Base, and Beijing LonYuanZhiXin Intellectual Property Agency (Hefei branch). Some organizations provided support as well, which were IAT, Science Technology and Law Editorial Office, Center for Innovation and Regional Development (key think-tank in Anhui).

CHEN Xiaoling, deputy secretary of PAS delivered an opening speech on behalf of JIANG Yi, deputy secretary of USTC. They spoke of the significance of Micius Forum and the 2018 World Intellectual Property Day. Innovation is an endless human power, so that USTC always value the IP issues, responding national advocates by enhancing IP creation, application, protection and management. In 2005, Intellectual Property Research Center was established, which is China¡¯s first research institution to integrate IP management, legislation, policies, economic analysis and practice. In 2012, IAT was founded under the principle of ¡°co-operation between Anhui province and institutions, co-founded by Hefei city and USTC¡±. IAT is a powerful platform for technological innovation, which can accelerate basic research results transferring to advanced technology and actual productivity. In 2016, Center for Innovation and Regional Development (key think-tank in Anhui) was licensed, which helped the development of USTC IP construction. Deputy secretary JIANG Yi said all IP achievements in China are to comply with innovation ideas and spirits. USTC will take part in the construction of building Hefei comprehensive national science center, continue to explore the path of technological development and transformation of scientific achievements, accelerate IP development and make creative contribution to IP in China.

DI Yong, vice director of Anhui Intellectual Property Office, spoke of government officers studying hard about President Xi¡¯s idea. Innovation achievements in Anhui were emerging and its regional innovation capacity was at the top of China. There is Hefei comprehensive national science center, Hefei Binhu science city, Anhui HWB integrated reform pilot area for independent innovation and so on. In 2017, the number of Anhui patent for inventions was ranked at no. 7 in China and patent grants number was ranked at no.5. Anhui IP comprehensive strength ranks amongst the top in China for 3 consecutive years. Science and technology innovation has become the most distinct time feature of Anhui province. Vice director Di called on everyone to gather their strength, expand innovation and promote the quality and efficiency of IP work, so as to make a greater contribution to the economic and social development of Anhui.

LI Jinhua, president of Anhui Copyright Association, shared all services since the founding of the association. Anhui Copyright Association insisted on the tenets and governance and kept perfecting self-construction. These citizen-benefit services play an important role of copyright disputes. He announced the awardees of the 'copyright, innovation and development' themed essay campaign. He hoped through this forum, everyone can strengthen communication then exchange, share their experience and seek common development, and create a new situation of IP.

The the award ceremony of 'copyright, innovation and development' themed essay campaign was conducted by Anhui Copyright Administration, Anhui Education Office, Anhui Radio and TV broadcasting, Anhui Publishing Group and Anhui Copyright Protection Association. PAS received the Outstanding Organization Award. Awardees expressed their willingness to make persistent efforts to combat piracy, to improve the level of copyright protection, to flourish copyright academic exchange and to popularize copyright knowledge.

Next was the copyright registration ceremony of Micius Forum. SONG Wei, dean of PAS, introduced relevant information and pointed out the essentiality of this action. In the presence of all the participants, dean SONG invited Anhui copyright registration center officer to read the copyright registration certificate, which is the first forum-based certificate they grant since the founding of Anhui copyright registration center.

During the sub-forum report section, many scholars gave masterly speeches. They were: QU Xinlong, head of Information department of Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd. (JAC), YAN Dong, general manager of Beijing LonYuanZhiXin Intellectual Property Agency, NI Zhibao, Vice-president of LeTang Animation & Technology Co., ZHANG Qinglong, president of Anhui Piaoniu Culture, USTC alumnus LIU Wansheng, partner of Fox Rothschild LLP, LIU Zheng, Lawyer of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and DAI Qian, partner of Knobbe Martens LLP.

Besides, there was an intellectual property doctoral forum and intellectual property innovation and protection to help enterprises development in the sub-forums. USTC scholars addressed on topics like patent policy, trademark litigation, intellectual property rights in network, agriculture, finance, enterprise strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation, enterprise management, trade secrets, patent protection, etc.

Nowadays, China has stepped into a new era of innovation. Only protection and implementation of these new technology, new design, new thinking and new ideas can transfer innovation into the development of power. So that USTC continues to focus on IP affairs. Since 2005, USTC students and teachers have engaged in academic activities relating to World Intellectual Property Day celebration. The copyright registration of Micius Forum was like a gift to the 60th anniversary of USTC. This platform is to communicate and promote the development of the IP discipline, which in turn has positively affected the environment of innovative university culture and Anhui IP development.

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