Phil Bolton for GlobalAtlanta
The Georgia China Alliance and Atlanta law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP are hosting a breakfast workshop on intellectual property issues in China on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Peachtree Club in Midtown. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 30.

The workshop is to feature attorneys from King & Wood, the largest Chinese law firm with more than 400 attorneys. Established in 1993, King & Wood is headquartered in Beijing and has offices in the Chinese cities of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Guangzhou. It also has offices in Palo Alto, Calif., and Tokyo.

The workshop is to be divided into three parts, with an introduction of King & Wood and its intellectual property group’s services to be followed by overviews of intellectual property enforcement in China and an outline of new patent examination guidelines.

King & Wood received recognition last year as the “China IP Firm of the Year” by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s Asia Law and Practice publication. The firm successfully defended in 2005 the biggest search engine in China,, in the country’s first case of an alleged “hack attack.”

In that case,, an e-commerce Web site in China, claimed Baidu launched the attack and sued the company for unfair competition. In December, the Beijing court dismissed the claim against Baidu and ruled against for damages of RMB 15 million ($1.9 million).

The speakers at the workshop are Law Peng, a specialist in the electrical and electronic engineering aspects of patent protection; Gabriella Liu, a specialist in Internet and technology law, and Cecilia Lou, a specialist in national and international patent and trademark application, litigation and countering unfair competition.

The breakfast reception is to begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the workshop from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The event is free for members of the Georgia China Alliance and costs $15 for nonmembers.

Go to under the event calendar to register.