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U.S. Expert to Speak on "Intellectual Property Rights Protectionand the Development of a Knowledge-Based Economy"

The American Institute in Taiwan is pleased to announce that Dr. William O. Hennessey, Professor of Law and Chair of the Intellectual Property Graduate Program at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, will speak on " Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Protection and the Development of a Knowledge-based Economy: Which Direction for Taiwan's Knowledge Economy: Singapore or Fujian? " at Wenzao Urusline College of Languages' International Conference Room, Administrative Building, third floor, at 10:00 a.m. on September 5, 2003. The lecture, which is open to the public and co-sponsored by the American Institute in Taiwan and Wenzao Urusline College of Languages, will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese.

Professor Hennessey received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center. He teaches courses in intellectual property law, international trade law, the law of traditional peoples, and public international law. He also directs the Pierce Law - Tsinghua School of Law Intellectual Property Summer Institute in Beijing, China. He was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at Tsinghua University in 1998. Prior to joining Franklin Pierce in 1983, he worked as a science interpreter with delegations of Chinese scientists and policy-makers for the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the National Academy of Sciences and several Congressional subcommittees. He previously taught pre-modern Chinese literature at the University of Illinois and Oberlin College. He is an Advisory Board Member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Worldwide Academy and a regular consultant on international intellectual property issues for WIPO, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Department of State, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), and a number of foreign governments. He also co-authored a new casebook entitled International Intellectual Property Law and Policy (2001).

Please indicate your interest in attending this program by either contacting Judy Chang at the AIT Kaohsiung Branch Office at 07-238-7744 ext. 17 or Mr. Hung Sheng-fei of Wenzao College at 07-342-6031 ext. 354.

Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages is located at 900, Min Tzu 1st Road, Kaohsiung.