Category: Intellectual Property

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
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IBM to Share its Technology with Chinese Firms

By Lauren Dodillet  International Business Machines Corporation CEO Virginia Rometty, speaking at the China Development Forum in late March, announced a reverse in the company’s China policy. IBM will now share its technology with Chinese firms and allow them to...

/ April 6, 2015

Designing for China

How to protect your intellectual propertywhen setting up a factory in ChinaWhen Bruce Mitchell arrived in China in 2003, he had one mission: expand the global supply chain for Pittsburgh-based Spang & Company, a precision electronics engineering firm. After realizing...

/ January 21, 2015

The Ethics of Intellectual Property in China

By Steven Feldman  Editor’s Note: This essay is excerpted from the book, Trouble in the Middle: American-Chinese Business Relations, Culture, Conflict, and Ethics and reprinted with permission of Routledge. Read an interview with the author here. The American-Chinese disagreements over...

/ October 24, 2013

The Risks of Patent Infringement Damages for Global Businesses

Businesses with a global reach will always face the threat of patent infringement lawsuits in the United States, but companies can manage the risk of high damages. By Teague I. Donahey  Patent infringement cases in the United States are typically...

/ September 10, 2013

Protecting Intellectual Property from Cyberthreats

Research by Verizon indicates that cyberattacks aimed at stealing intellectual property may be on the rise, but companies can take steps to mitigate these threats. By Christina Nelson  Cybersecurity and protecting intellectual property has long been a concern for multinational...

/ June 17, 2013

Trade Secret Enforcement in China: Options and Obstacles

Companies can better protect trade secrets by implementing best practices for prevention and enforcement.by Ryan OngTrade secrets issues with China have grabbed headlines in recent months, with a number of high-profile cases involving the discovery of trade secret theft or...

/ January 1, 2013

Obtaining and Enforcing Design Patents in China

Applications for design patents have grown rapidly in China in the last decade, but foreign companies are still reluctant to use design patents to protect their products.by Thomas T. MogaThe design patent was first introduced in China in 1985 as...

/ October 1, 2012

Chinese Agencies Involved in IPR Enforcement

Administrative enforcement of IPR is unique to China. Here are the major agencies able to conduct enforcement actions. State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC)  The Trademark Office, under SAIC, is located in Beijing and has authority over trademark registration...

/ October 1, 2012

Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in China

Foreign companies that do business in China should become familiar with the Chinese system for enforcing intellectual property rights.by Thomas I. RossChina’s oft-stated reputation for being lax on protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) can deter foreign companies that want...

/ October 1, 2012