China IP Seminar in ShenzhenOn Tuesday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 2, Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson will be speaking in Shenzhen on hardware manufacturing and how to protect your hardware IP from China.

The November 1 event will be at HAX Headquarters, located at the Huaqiang Electronics Market, Building 2, 8F, in the Futian District of Shenzhen. It will start at 6:30 PM and end at 9:00 PM and it will be free, but please go here to register and to learn more.

HAX describes this event as follows:

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR PRODUCT IN CHINA…but were afraid somebody might notice you were not doing it right.

China is a notoriously dangerous place to manufacture, because you can be copied really fast by competitors and sometimes even by your own production partners.

HAX is welcoming Steve Dickinson and Dan Harris of China Law Blog fame, the world’s leading law blog about China, IP, contracts and more. They work with the Harris Bricken Law Firm and have decades of experience helping their clients avoid the usual pitfalls of dealing with Chinese OEMs.

This meet-up is a chance to connect with fellow makers, HAX staff and startup teams and meet with the broader hardware startup community. It is open to hardware startups, investors, media and general hardware enthusiasts.

The agenda for this event will be as follows:

6:30pm: Doors open
7:00pm: HAX Intro
7:15pm: Talk: Protecting Your Product in China
7:45pm: Discussion + Q&A
8:15pm: HAX visit + Networking
9:30pm: End

The next night, Wednesday, November 2, we will be speaking again as part of “a very special Hardware Massive Shenzhen event” at Sino-Finnish Design Park, Room 113, 1st Floor, B4 Building, Sino-Finnish Design Park, Fantasia Funian Plaza, Futian Free Trade Zone 深圳市福田保税区花样年·福年广场,中芬设计园B4栋1楼113室. Hardware Massive describes this event as follows:

We are fortunate to have join us Dan Harris & Steve Dickinson, both from Harris Bricken law firm and the China Law Blog, who are flying in to speak to our group. They will discuss “How to protect your IP in and from China.”

Their China Law Blog is regarded as one of the best law blogs on the web today. The ABA Journal recently named the China Law Blog to its Blawg Hall of Fame (a designation given to the top 20 law blogs of all time).

• Speaker #1 – Dan Harris
Dan Harris is the founding member of Harris Bricken, an international law boutique law firm based in Seattle that focuses on representing American companies overseas and foreign (including Chinese companies) in the US. Dan writes and speaks extensively on international law, with a focus on protecting foreign businesses in their overseas operations. He is also a prolific and widely followed blogger, writing as the co-author of the award-winning China Law Blog.

• Speaker #2 – Steve Dickinson
Steve Dickinson is an Attorney with Harris Bricken, and also the co-author of the China Law Blog. Steve was named one of Washington State’s “5 Most Amazing Attorneys” by Washington CEO Magazine and he was also named one of only three “Washington State Amazing Lawyers” in International Law.

• Talk Description:
Whether producing goods in China or selling to the Chinese market, foreign companies that engage in business with China need to know how to protect their technology and other intellectual property from being counterfeited, pirated, or otherwise misappropriated. There are substantial risks companies must identify and address to protect their valuable IP assets. Deals made in China can threaten IP rights not just in China, but in markets around the world. Understanding the Chinese IP landscape and how to manage the pertinent issues can go a long way to safeguarding your valuable IP interests.

The Agenda for this event is as follows:

6:30pm Networking with Beer & Pizza
7:00pm Opening Announcements, Demos & Pitches
7:45pm Networking with Beer & Pizza
8:00pm Dan & Steve’s Talk w/ Q&A
9:00pm Networking with Beer & Pizza

Go here to register or to learn more about our Wednesday talk at Hardware Massive and go here to register or learn more about our Tuesday talk at HAX.

We look forward to seeing you in Shenzhen!

Photo of Dan Harris Dan Harris

Dan is a founder of Harris Bricken, an international law firm with lawyers in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, China and Spain.

He primarily represents companies doing business in emerging market countries, having spent years building and maintaining a global, professional network. 

Dan is a founder of Harris Bricken, an international law firm with lawyers in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, China and Spain.

He primarily represents companies doing business in emerging market countries, having spent years building and maintaining a global, professional network.  His work has been as varied as securing the release of two improperly held helicopters in Papua New Guinea, setting up a legal framework to move slag from Canada to Poland’s interior, overseeing hundreds of litigation and arbitration matters in Korea, helping someone avoid terrorism charges in Japan, and seizing fish product in China to collect on a debt.

He was named as one of only three Washington State Amazing Lawyers in International Law, is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (its highest rating), is rated 10.0 by (also its highest rating), and is a recognized SuperLawyer.

Dan is a frequent writer and public speaker on doing business in Asia and constantly travels between the United States and Asia. He most commonly speaks on China law issues and is the lead writer of the award winning China Law Blog. Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Business Week, The National Law Journal, The Washington Post, The ABA Journal, The Economist, Newsweek, NPR, The New York Times and Inside Counsel have all interviewed Dan regarding various aspects of his international law practice.

Dan is licensed in Washington, Illinois, and Alaska.

In tandem with the international law team at his firm, Dan focuses on setting up/registering companies overseas (via WFOEs, Rep Offices or Joint Ventures), drafting international contracts (NDAs, OEM Agreements, licensing, distribution, etc.), protecting IP (trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and patents), and overseeing M&A transactions.