China’s transformation into a global patent powerhouse – challenges and trends

By YP Jou, Gilbert Wu and Warren Chan

China’s rapid IP development – and the associated pros and cons – are now regular topics of discussion for market observers. But what this means in pragmatic terms for Asia-Pacific companies is less often heard

China has been the focus of intense scrutiny from IP watchers in recent years. The rest of the world has observed, speculated and played a part in the development of China’s market and IP system. Understanding the driving force behind it is imperative for companies that wish to participate in China’s market. Yet rarely do companies consider China’s progression and its market trends from the point of view of Chinese companies, even though it is these companies that continue to sculpt the landscape with their patent filings, acquisitions and litigation.

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