Monday, November 12, 2018
Furman Hall Room 318
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
Mark Cohen is Lecturer in Law, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Asia IP Project. Among his responsibilities, he teaches Chinese intellectual property law and international trade at Berkeley Law. Prior to this position he served as Senior Counsel to the USPTO leading its 21-member China team, as a Visiting Professor at Fordham Law School and a Director of International IP Policy at Microsoft Corporation, amongst other positions.
In total, Mark has over 30 years private, public sector, in-house, and academic experience in intellectual property, with a focus on technology trade and monetizing intellectual property. Among his professional accomplishments have been helping to create the US-China IP Experts “Track II” Dialogue between the US Chamber of Commerce and China; serving as the first IP attaché posted from the USPTO to a foreign country; creation of the US-China IPR Working Group under the former Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade; teaching the first China IP class at a North American University; and identifying and supporting the only two IP-related complaints filed against China at the WTO.
Mark serves as the webmaster of the blog www.chinaipr.com, and has co-authored the books “China Intellectual Property Law and Practice” and “Anti-Monopoly Law and Practice in China” and many monographs. He is also a recipient of many awards, including the Presidential Merit Award from the White House, the IP Champion award from the US Chamber of Commerce, the IP Trailblazer Award from the National Law Journal, the Distinguished Foreign Service Award from the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers Association, and a Gold Medal award from the Secretary of Commerce for promoting protection of intellectual property rights through rule of law.
Foreign Service Officer Award; November 2004 - United States Department of Commerce, Gold Medal Award “for promoting effective protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in China through rulDistinguished Foreign Service Officer Award; November 2004 - United States Department of Commerce, Gold Medal Award “for promoting effective protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in China through rule of law”
He holds a J.D. degree from Columbia University, an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin (Chinese language), and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany (Chinese studies). Mark is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.