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IPO Fact-Finding Trip to China & Japan
October 31-November 7, 2015


Registration Fee: $2,000 USD
Registration is open to current IPO Asian Practice Committee Members and IPO Corporate Members only.

IPO is pleased to announce its 12th fact-finding trip to China organized by IPO’s Asian Practice Committee.
This year, the trip will take place in Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan.  Registrants will have a unique opportunity to share experiences and perspectives with patent practitioners and the judiciary of China and Japan on intellectual property practice.


Sunday, Oct. 31- Wednesday, Nov. 4: Beijing, China
Wednesday, Nov. 4- Friday, Nov. 6: Tokyo, Japan

The agenda may be updated as meeting times may change. Updated agendas will be e-mailed to all attendees if there are any changes.



You must make your hotel reservations by October 2, 2015. The rates listed below are available until Oct. 2 or when our block sells out, whichever comes first.

Grand Hyatt Beijing
Online Reservation Link
Go to Make a Reservation.  Choose your dates and under Special Rates, select Corporate or Group Code: “G-SC10
Grand Room: ¥1,300 CNY per night + tax/single room or ¥1,480 CNY per night/double (includes 1 or 2 breakfasts)

Westin Tokyo Hotel
Online Reservation Link
Executive Room: JPY 40,600+ tax/night for a single room (includes breakfast)


Attendees are responsible for making their own flight arrangement to and from China and Japan. However, IPO will provide bus transportation on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Bus will depart Grand Hyatt Beijing after the morning meetings to the Beijing Airport (PEK) and IPO will pick up attendees when they arrive in Toyo from the HND airport.

Attendees are recommended to take ANA Flight #962 departing PEK at 3:45pm and arriving at 8pm in HND in Tokyo in order to catch the bus.

VISA Invitation Letters

The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) will be issuing VISA invitation letters to all attendees who register by September 18 for IPO’s Fact-Finding Trip to China. US citizens do not need a VISA for Japan.  Please enter your information on your registration form if you require an invitation letter. Note: After Sept. 18, attendees will be responsible for obtaining their own VISA invitation letters.  For convenience, attendees who have a company/firm branch located in China can request an invitation letter within their own company.

Contact Us

For general inquiries or registration questions, contact

 Thank You to Our Sponsors




Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Clara Stanfield for more information or to sponsor.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing to Mike Ferrari ( Cancellations received by Monday, October 5, 2015 will be subject to a $100 processing fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after October 5, 2015.  These deadlines for cancellation apply to all registrants.  If a registrant is unable to attend, another person may substitute upon written request.  Please note that fees are not transferable to another IPO meeting.

IPO reserves the right to cancel this event without liability, and the total amount of any and all liability of the organizers will be limited to a refund of the registration fee. Any fees associated with cancellation of travel or housing reservations is the exclusive responsibility of conference attendees.