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To give our members important insights into cross-border crimes in the IPR space, financial and cyber crimes, and preservation of digital evidence, AmCham China welcomes two representatives from U.S. Department of Justice who will discuss the following topics:

Transnational IPR Criminal Enforcement:

  • IPR crime is increasingly transnational and cyber-enabled. Evan Williams, the U.S. Justice Department’s Asia Regional Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator (IPLEC), based in Hong Kong, is an experienced federal prosecutor on detail from DOJ’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, the Department’s specialized unit which focuses on these crimes. The Asia IPLEC position, established in June 2016, is part of an expanding global network – by fall 2017, DOJ will have regional IPLECs in Hong Kong, São Paulo, Bucharest and Abuja. Williams will describe his efforts here in Asia to increase the capacity of U.S. partners in the region to investigate and prosecute IPR crimes, especially those involving the Internet. Williams also meets regularly with regional brand owners and content producers to gauge their concerns and monitor regional IPR trends, and is eager to hear from AmCham members about how the U.S. government’s efforts to promote IPR criminal enforcement in the region can be most effective.

Use of Digital Evidence in the Courtroom:

  • With the rapid advancement of technology in the business sector, companies need to be prepared to preserve and produce digital evidence to fight crime. Digital evidence is information stored or transmitted in binary form that is stored in any type of digital device, such as a computer hard drive, a mobile phone, a personal digital assistant (PDA), Kindle, a CD, flash card, or thumb drive. Digital evidence is an integral part of the law enforcement’s efforts to prove a wide range of crimes and necessary as evidence presented in court. Preservation of digital evidence in its original form is also essential to the success of a criminal prosecution. Law enforcement and prosecutors gather, use, and analyze digital evidence, otherwise referred to as computer forensics. This is particularly challenging in China where Open Source and Cloud storage may be challenging to utilize for such purposes. DOJ Resident Legal Advisor Ye-Ting Woo will share best practices with respect to the preservation and production of digital evidence to law enforcement, as well as the use of digital evidence in court.

Agenda

2:45 PM

15 mins

Registration and Networking

3 PM

15 mins

Transnational IPR Criminal Enforcement

3:15 PM

15 mins

Use of Digital Evidence in the Courtroom

3:30 PM

4:15 PM

Discussion and Audience Q&A

Speakers

  • Evan Williams (Asia Regional Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator  at  U.S. Department of Justice)

    Evan Williams

    Asia Regional Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator at U.S. Department of Justice

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  • Ye-Ting Woo (China Resident Legal Advisor  at  U.S Department of Justice)

    Ye-Ting Woo

    China Resident Legal Advisor at U.S Department of Justice

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