Meeting the China challenge

By Joff Wild, Jacob Schindler and Richard Lloyd

At IPBC Asia 2016 – which took place in Shanghai in December – delegates from countries around the world were left in no doubt that China is in the process of taking its seat at the top table of the global IP market

Last December over 400 people gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong for 2016’s IPBC Asia. Although developments from all across the region were covered at the event, it was the breakneck pace of change in China that attracted most attention. From litigation to patent quality to world-class deal making, no stone was left unturned. By the end of the three days, nobody was left in any doubt that China is now playing a major role in shaping the global IP market.

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