China webinar- 11 October
Event Date: 
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00

Join David Bennett, IP Counsellor to China and guest speaker Oliver Lutze, Principal and China Country Manager at Spruson & Ferguson, for a webinar on patent protection in China. This technical webinar is intended to help Australian patent attorneys understand the Chinese patent system, and use it more effectively.

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This webinar will cover:
- An overview of China’s patent system
- Invention, utility model, and design patents
- Patentable subject matter
- Sufficiency and support
- Pharmaceutical patent issues
- Expedited examination
- Divisional application practice
- Appeals to the Beijing IP Court
- Enforcement – a brief overview
More about our guest speaker
Oliver Lutze is Spruson & Ferguson’s Country Manager for China. Based in Beijing, he advises on patent matters with a special focus on China activities.

Oliver has considerable experience in advising on patent matters in the field of life sciences, pharmaceuticals and chemistry. He was Senior Patent Counsel for over 15 years at a German multinational company, and led their Greater China IP team while based in Shanghai. Oliver’s technical background is in chemistry, and he is a qualified European Patent Attorney and German Patent Attorney. Oliver was previously chair of the Intellectual Property Working Group of the European Chamber of Commerce in China.

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