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Professor Chow to testify before U.S. International Trade Commission

June 10, 2010 | Faculty

Professor Daniel C.K. Chow will testify before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) Tuesday, June 15, regarding the effects of Chinese intellectual property infringements on the U.S. economy.

Chow, the Joseph S. Platt-Porter Wright Morris & Arthur Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, is an expert on international trade and business law and international intellectual property law.

The June 15 hearing will assist the USITC in its two investigations into the effect on the U.S. economy and U.S. jobs of intellectual property rights infringement in China. The investigations were requested by the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. The first, which is expected to be completed in November, is titled “China: Intellectual Property Infringement, Indigenous Innovation Policies, and Frameworks for Measuring the Effects on the U.S. Economy.” The second report is expected in May 2011 and will build on the first report by describing the size and scope of reported intellectual property rights infringement in China, among other details.

Professor Chow joined Ohio State in 1985 and has taught International Law, International Transactions, Jurisprudence, Asian Law, and Property. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Constance Baker Motley, Chief Judge, Southern District of New York, following graduation from Yale Law School, and later became an associate with Debevoise and Plimpton in New York City.

In 2009, Chow published the second edition of his book, The Legal System of the People’s Republic of China in a Nutshell.