Category: Intellectual Property

Ghosts in the Machine

Artificial Intelligence, Risks, and Regulation in the Financial Market

/ January 23, 2017

Electronic Chops: Unauthorized Use and Legal Risk Management in China

A company seal, or chop, is integral to the administration of a company and the key to legally authorize documentation in China. An electronic chop– the digital version of its physical counterpart– can be used for online transactions. However, electronic...

/ December 9, 2016

The 5 Levels of Information Security in China

While cybersecurity challenges have long affected foreign companies operating in China and raised concerns about discriminatory treatment of foreign products—particularly China’s recent push for “secure and controllable” technology—the beginnings of this trend can be traced to the early 1990s with...

/ December 5, 2016

Cybersecurity best practices for the traveling executive: A Q&A with Crumpton Group’s Rick Doten

Rick Doten, Chief of Cyber and Information Security at the Crumpton Group, answers questions about cybersecurity best practices for executives traveling to China. Doten states that executives must be aware that all communications will be monitored when they are in...

/ August 29, 2016

Missing the Mark: The Importance of Trademark Registration in China

Apple has recently lost a few IP infringement cases in China. Earlier this month, there was a case involving the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Intellectual Properties’ suspension of the sale of all models in Apple’s iPhone 6 series due to...

/ July 27, 2016

China, U.S. Talk Norms in Cyberspace – What Do They Mean?

Experts from China and the United States recently met in Washington in the first formal sessions of the Senior Experts Group on International Norms and Related Issues and had ‘”positive, in-depth and constructive” discussions regarding state behavior in cyberspace, as...

/ June 10, 2016

As China pushes semiconductor industry, cybersecurity and politics push back

More than 90 percent of the semiconductors that China purchases are imported from the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. As a result, China spends more money importing semiconductors than it does oil. Over the next decade, China plans...

/ April 4, 2016

Don’t Misread Old Tealeaves

A series of derailed Chinese technology acquisitions in the US has triggered media reports about greater US scrutiny of Chinese investments. The release of an annual report by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), which reviews foreign...

PlayStation controller

China Welcomes Foreign Video Game Makers

By Lauren Dodillet Last week China’s Ministry of Culture finally lifted a 14 year ban on foreign video game consoles, giving companies like Nintendo Co., Sony Corp., and Microsoft Corp. access to what is projected to be a $25 billion...

/ August 4, 2015

Foreign Company R&D: In China, For China

Nick Marro At the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced China’s plan to encourage mass innovation and “foster a new engine of growth” for the Chinese economy. As policymakers grapple with China’s economic slowdown, this...

/ June 1, 2015