Category: Tech

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

How Companies Can Boost Innovation to Win Over Chinese Consumers

Consumer goods companies that introduce innovative products to the China market can unlock untapped growth potential. By Jason Zhang  Gone are the days when product adaptation was sufficient to meet the needs of Chinese consumers. International companies used to be...

/ April 24, 2014

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

US Patent Law and Cross-Border R&D

What US-China joint ventures should know about the new US Patent Law By Andrew S. Baluch and Helen H. Zhang Business is global. Research and development (R&D) has become global as well. Each year, more businesses form cross-border research ventures...

/ April 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

Best Practices for Collaborating with Chinese Universities

Developing partnerships with Chinese universities can help companies recruit future employees, supplement research and development activities, and strengthen government relationships. by Jake Parker and Lingling Jiang In recent years, companies have been investigating innovative ways to supplement their existing capabilities...

/ January 1, 2013

The Export Control Risks of US-China Technology Collaboration

by Jian Bin (Ben) Gao and David Hardin As US-China trade expands to higher value goods and services, companies should carefully assess how us export control laws may affect their activities. US-China trade has grown beyond trade in low-cost goods,...

/ October 1, 2012

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