The China WTO Strategic Planning: 2002 and Beyond conference was held on November 27 - 28, 2001 in Beijing. The major thrust of the conference was on new market opportunities and the upcoming changes in the laws and regulations of the P. R. China. In attendance were two of our IP partners - Lulin Gao and Singer Huang - who presented a talk entitled Post-WTO: China's New Patent Law and How to Protect Valuable Intellectual Property in China. They also moderated discussions regarding IP in China. The talk and discussions focused on China's patent law and its latest amendments as well as practical advise on how to protect valuable intellectual property in China offering a number of case studies across a variety of industries as examples.