The firm recently conducted mock jury trial programs in Taipei, Taiwan and Seoul, Korea. The events were attended by top intellectual property lawyers, CEOs, business managers, and general counsel in both cities. The Taiwan event, co-hosted by the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association and the Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Association, attracted close to 350 attendees, while the Seoul event, co-hosted by Sogang University School of Law and sponsored by the Korean Industrial Property Law Association, the Korea In-House Counsel Association, and Joong-Ang Daily, attracted close to 250.
So far as the firm is aware, these were the first ever U.S.-style mock jury trials to be held in Taiwan and Korea. These events followed in the footsteps of the firm’s successful mock jury trials in Tokyo, Japan (2008), Tel Aviv, Israel (2010), and Beijing, China (2011).