Chao to Discuss State of Chinese Innovation at Silicon Dragon Conference

October 04, 2011





Piper Hall                                                    Julie Fei

O’Melveny & Myers LLP                             O’Melveny & Myers LLP

202.220.5022 (office)                                213.430.7792 (office)

202.870.1800 (cell)                                   213.440.7792 (cell)

phall@omm.com                                        jfei@omm.com



SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA─ OCTOBER 4, 2011─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner Howard Chao will participate in a panel discussion about the state of Chinese companies’ technological innovation, new business models, and increased patent filings at the Silicon Dragon conference “Chinov8,” which is being held October 6, 2011, at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Silicon Valley, CA.


O’Melveny is a sponsor of the conference, which seeks to examine how swiftly China is moving up the innovation ladder. Chao, the chair of O’Melveny’s Asia Practice, will be joined by venture capitalists and thought leaders in technology on a panel titled “From Clones to the Beginning Signs of Breakthroughs. Can China Move from ‘Made in China’ to ‘Invented in China’?” The panelists will discuss how China has ramped up patent filings spurring innovative business models and investments, and where Chinese technology inventions stand on the global stage. 


“As Chinese companies continue to make their mark on the global stage, the next hurdle they will face is how to become true competitors in the innovation economy,” Chao said.


The Chinov8 conference expects to draw more than 100 executives and investors from technology companies, venture capital and investment banking firms, and local Silicon Valley companies. The conference is run by respected journalist and author Rebecca Fannin, who has 15 years of experience covering technology, entrepreneurship, venture investment, and innovation in Asia’s emerging markets and is a noted authority on global tech trends.


If you’d like to speak with Chao about these investment trends or attend the conference, please contact Julie Fei or Piper Hall at the numbers listed above.


About O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s Asia Practice

O'Melveny & Myers LLP began its practice in Asia nearly 25 years ago, and over this time we have become one of the most respected and full-service legal service providers in the region.  The Firm maintains large offices in the most important political and commercial centers of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo.  Most of our lawyers are native to the region, understand the local law and business practices, speak the local languages, and, most importantly, function as an integrated team that taps the Firm’s vast resources in Asia and globally, delivering value and expediency to its clients.  The China practice is widely and frequently recognized as one of the strongest on the market.  The Japan practice has been recommended by The Legal 500 and Chambers Global for corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and dispute resolution work.  Our newest office in Singapore, opened in 2008, has grown rapidly and is a hub for corporate, finance, and private equity work for the entire South and Southeast Asia region.  For more information, please visit www.omm.com.


About O’Melveny & Myers LLP

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