CLE = “Issues in Patent Enforcement in China”

Please join us as Mr. Rock Jiang, director of Rayto Partners, P.C., speaks on patent infringement in China.  In particular, Mr. Jiang will discuss administrative venues for patent enforcement, details of how patent infringement is determined, and notable issues recently encountered in his patent practice in China. Date/Time: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 P.M. –…

Introducing New Huneke Fellow

Michael Rogers was elected to serve as the Huneke Fellow of the WSBA International Practice Section (IPS) for 2019-2020.  Michael is a second-year J.D. student at Seattle University School of Law.  Please see his bio on the “Current Huneke Fellow” page of the Global Gavel. The Huneke Fellowship is an annual program administered by the IPS. …

Event Report of IPS 2019 Annual Meeting and New Executive Committee Members

On September 26, 2019, the annual event of the WSBA International Practice Section (IPS) took place with a great turnout at the University of Washington School of Law.  After Outgoing Chair, Holly Vance, reported on the IPS’s activities of the immediate previous year, including IPS mini-CLEs and the annual spring event, the leadership was passed…

CLE = “Legal and Political Complexities in the Midst of the U.S.-China Trade War”

Please join us as Mr. Shengxing (Steven) Yu, Senior Partner at Hiways Law Firm, discusses the latest status of the U.S.-China Trade War and how the war affects foreign businesses in China and Chinese businesses with overseas operations. Mr. Yu will discuss regulatory and enforcement changes that affect Chinese businesses, countermeasures, and suggestions for attorneys…

IPS 2019 Annual General Meeting & Reception / Mentorship Program

IPS Annual General Meeting and Reception Please join us for the International Practice Section Annual General Meeting (for members) on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 5:00-5:30 pm at the University of Washington School of Law (Address: William Gates Hall, 4293 Memorial Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195, MAP).  Immediately following the meeting, the IPS will host a reception open…

Save the Date! IPS 2019 Annual Meeting

You are cordially invited to the WSBA International Practice Section’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the University of Washington School of Law.  Attendance is free for IPS members.  Further information will follow via the IPS listserv, the IPS LinkedIn, and the “Upcoming Events” page of the Global…

IPS 2019 Summer Happy Hour

Join us for a no-host happy hour in the beautiful Seattle summer!  The IPS Executive Committee will be at happy hour on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails on the 5th floor of Motif Hotel. This is a no-host happy hour and is a great opportunity for any IPS member and friends/family of…

CLE = “The Hague Convention and International Child Custody”

The Hague Convention has attempted to address the issues pertaining to international child custody.  Despite the comprehensive scope, few U.S. attorneys realize and understand the authority the convention yields in U.S Courts and abroad.  Please join Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele as she helps U.S. practitioners navigate the Hague Convention, goes over updates and changes to the Convention,…