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A group of us from our DLA Piper IPT group around the world, including those from Hong Kong, San Diego and Washington, DC are in Beijing, China attending the United States-China Intellectual Property Adjudication Conference. Yesterday, several top Chinese judicial and government leaders joined Gary Locke, U.S. Ambassador to the PRC, Judge Randall Rader, Chief Judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for IP, Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to talk about our shared goal of IP enforcement. Key issues will be discussed in the areas of trademark, patent and copyright. The Chinese press came out in force to cover the opening ceremony of the Conference and the judges and commissioners speaking there.