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Drake law professor to speak at American Bar Association’s annual meeting

News PhotoPeter K. Yu,
the Kern Family chair in intellectual property law at Drake University
Law School, will speak at the annual meeting of the American Bar
Association (ABA) in August.

The ABA, the nationwide professional association for lawyers,
provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, programs
to assist lawyers and judges in their work and initiatives to improve
the legal system for the public.

At the ABA annual meeting in Toronto, Canada, Yu will serve on a
panel titled “Dancing with the Dragon: Intellectual Property and
Licensing Strategies for North American Companies Doing Business in
China.” The panel is organized by the ABA Business Law Section.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Yu is a preeminent expert on Chinese intellectual property law and policy. Recently, he testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Yu is the general editor of the peer-reviewed WIPO Journal, published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

His scholarly publications have appeared in Chinese and English and
have been translated into Arabic, French, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese
and Spanish.

This summer, Yu will also speak at the 2011 International
Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual
Property (ATRIP) Congress at the National University of Singapore.

He will also deliver a paper at the Sixth General Conference of the
European Consortium for Political Research at the University of Iceland
in Reykjavik.

Drake’s Intellectual Property Law Center: a hub for research and education

Yu is the founding director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University. The center, established in 2007, has grown into a
leading international hub for research and education in the intellectual
property field.

In the past three years, peer surveys conducted by the U.S. News and
World Report magazine have ranked the center consistently among the top
25 intellectual property law programs in the United States and one of
the top five programs in the Midwest.

In May, the Center co-organized the Third Annual Conference on
Innovation and Communications Law in Melbourne, Australia. The event was
presented in conjunction with the School of Law at La Trobe University.

At the invitation of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of
Australia, Yu delivered two seminars for the bars in Melbourne and
Sydney. A leading Australian law firm, Blake Dawson, sponsored both

Promoting international dialogue on intellectual property law, economics and human rights

Earlier this summer, Yu served as a visiting professor of law at the
Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies in the
University of Strasbourg in France.

A lecture that he delivered examining the weakness of the international intellectual property regime is available online.

Yu also participated in a workshop organized by the Max Planck
Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Germany,
delivering a presentation on “Economic Partnership Agreements and
International Human Rights.”

Additionally, Yu chaired a session in the strategic dialogue meeting
on “Scenarios for Global Copyright Reform and Public Interest
Intellectual Property.” Sponsored by the International Centre for Trade
and Sustainable Development, the event coincided with the latest meeting
of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights in
Geneva, Switzerland.