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Drake Intellectual Property Law Center hosts joint conference with Oxford University

June 14, 2013

On June 14-15, the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School will host the 11th Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference with the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. Titled "China and the New Internet World," this conference at Oxford University will feature multidisciplinary presentations from communications scholars, policy analysts, industry leaders, journalists, and legal academics from around the world.

The Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC) was co-founded in May 2003 by Professor Peter K. Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and the director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School.

"CIRC was launched more than a decade ago to study the important yet complex relationship between China and the Internet," says Yu. "Today, China boasts the world's largest online population of more than 560 million. It is our goal to study not only how the Internet affects China, but also how China affects the Internet."

In addition to serving on the steering committee and as a panel chair, Yu will speak in a panel on Internet regulation in China. Chaired by Professor Ang Peng Hwa, former dean of Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the panel will also feature Professor Anupam Chander, director of the California International Law Center at U.C. Davis School of Law, and Yang Guobin, associate professor of communication and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

About Peter Yu and the Drake Intellectual Property Law Center
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Peter Yu is a preeminent expert in intellectual property law and policy in China. He testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission on Chinese intellectual property and innovation policies. He also serves as the general editor of The WIPO Journal, a peer-reviewed journal published by the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization.

Under Yu's leadership, the Drake Intellectual Property Law Center has served as an international hub for research and education in the intellectual property area. Since its establishment in fall 2007, the Drake Intellectual Property Law Center has hosted visiting intellectual property scholars from different parts of China, including Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shijiazhuang and Wuhan.

In March 2013, peer surveys conducted by U.S. News and World Report ranked the Center among the top 15 intellectual property law programs in the United States and one of the top three programs in the Midwest.

For more information, contact Peter Yu at 515-271-2948 or