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Arthur Yuan

Arthur  Yuan

Executive Director, Chinese IP Resource Center
Faculty Supervisor, Patent Clinic
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.994.1106
Email: ayuan@jmls.edu

BS, University of Houston
JD, The John Marshall Law School

Scholarship | SSRN Publications | Presentations

Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan is the director of the Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center and handles all aspects of Center’s activities, including but not limited to, administering educational programs relating to U.S. and Chinese intellectual property rights, developing educational programs relating to U.S. and Chinese intellectual property rights, coordinating short-term training programs between The John Marshall Law School and State Intellectual Property Office and All-China Patent Attorneys Association, and managing the China IP summer program in cooperation with Peking University, Beijing.

Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan is also an adjunct professor and the director for the Patent Clinic. He brings years of patent preparation and prosecution experiences after six years with intellectual property law firm Senniger Powers, LLP, in St. Louis, Missouri. During his six years at Senniger, he prepared and prosecuted the firm's U.S. clients' patent applications and prosecuted the corresponding foreign (EP, CN, NZ, AU, IL, etc.) patent applications relating to electronics, computer systems, software systems, and business methods, including media processing, telecommunication systems, search engines, database structures, operating systems, business management applications, data security and electronic medical devices, mobile devices, online social networks, and web mash-up programming. He authored patentability opinions and non-infringement/freedom-to-operate opinions, advised U.S. clients on Chinese patent law issues, advised Chinese/Taiwanese clients on U.S. IP laws, patent infringement litigation before the U.S. District Court, ITC proceedings, re-examination proceeding before the USPTO, and practiced appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

Yuan teaches a variety of practical patent courses at the John Marshall, including Intellectual Property Survey (patent portion), Patent Attorney Opinions, Patent Planning and Practice, and Advanced Patent Clinic. He was also a co-coach of John Marshall's 2011 Giles Rich Appellate Moot Court Team. His research focuses on a wide range of IP topics, including US patent law, patent preparation/prosecution and American and Chinese comparative IP laws.

Full Curriculum Vitae

Scholarship

"Playing the Winning Cards in Chinese Patent Invalidation Appeals" in International Patent Law and Policy, WEST Academic Publishing (2013)

Exploring Apple's iPad Trademark Blunder: Chinese Trademark Approval Procedure Is A Trademark Protection Safeguard Or Another National Protectionism?, 11 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 777 (2012)

Amendments to Titles of the United States Code by Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (2011)

Translating China's Struggle with IP, Unbound Edition (2008)

More Publications

Presentations

Commentator: 6th Annual Sino-U.S. IP Law Conference, "The Latest Updates on Sino-US IP Laws," China Intellectual Property Training Center, Beijing, China (June 24, 2013)

Speaker: "Latest Development of U.S. Patent Law," Northwest University Law School, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China (June 20, 2013)

Speaker: "Difference in Definition of 'Support' Between the U.S. and Chinese Patent Specification," Patent Reexamination Board, Beijing, China (June 9, 2013)

Moderator: 5th Annual BRICS Intellectual Property Conference, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois (May 9-11, 2013)

Plenary Panelist: IP in China is not the Wild Wild West, "IP on China: Growth and Opportunities for US Companies – Overview," Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, Illinois (May 2, 2013)

Presenter: IP on the Edge: Celebrating World Intellectual Property Day, "Enforcing Patent Rights Against Indian Nations After the AIA," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois (April 26, 2013)

Moderator: IP Roundtable Discussions on Patent Damages, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois (April 22, 2013)

Presenter: Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Cooperation Between the State Intellectual Property Office and the John Marshall Law School, "United States IP Litigations: US IP Case Law Developments in the Last 20 years," Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China (April 11, 2013)

Presenter: "Trading With China: What You Need To Know," Offices of SmithAmundsen, Chicago, Illinois (February 21, 2013)

Presenter: Webinar, "Enforcing Intellectual Property and Copyrights in China," Chicago, Illinois (February 20, 2013)

Speaker: "What Does AIA Mean to Chinese Businesses," Kangxin Partners P.C., Beijing, China (June 26, 2012)

Speaker: "Update on U.S. Patent Practices," Lung Tin International Intellectual Property Agent, Ltd., Beijing, China (June 25, 2012)

Presenter: "Hot Issues in Sino-U.S. Intellectual Property Laws," Renmin University International College, Suzhou, China (June 15, 2012)

Presenter: "Hot Issues in Sino-U.S. Intellectual Property Laws," Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China (June 15, 2012)

Speaker: "U.S. Patent Practices," Sunshine Intellectual Property International Co., Ltd., Nanjing, China (June 5-7, 2012)

Speaker: Mysipo Forum, "U.S. Patent Practice and Patent Exchange," Beijing, China (June 3, 2012)

Presenter: "What Do Chinese IP Professionals Need to Know About the New American Patent Law," King & Wood Mallesons, Shanghai, China (April 17, 2012)

Presenter: "What Do Chinese IP Professionals Need to Know About the New American Patent Law," China Intellectual Property Training Center, Beijing, China (April 11, 2012)

Presenter: "What Do Chinese IP Professionals Need to Know About the New American Patent Law," Patent Examination Cooperation Center, SIPO, Beijing, China (April 9, 2012)

Speaker: "Basics of U.S. Patent Law," PC-Associates, Beijing, China (June 24, 2011)

Speaker: "U.S. Patent Practice," CCPIT Patent and Trademark Office, Beijing, China (June 22, 2011)

Speaker: "U.S. Patent Practice," Lung Tin International Intellectual Property Agent, Ltd., Beijing, China (June 21, 2011)


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