A lack of recent news about competition-related investigation cases should not be misinterpreted as a lull in enforcement activity related to China’s Antimonopoly Law (AML), a National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) official stated at a recent USCBC-sponsored
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China’s legislature on July 1 finalized the National Security Law of China, which includes all-encompassing definitions of national security as well as troublesome language to keep critical technology “secure and controllable.” The law was passed almost unanimously on the last day of the National People’s Congress (NPC
The next few months will be a busy time for issues related to intellectual property (IP), coming on the heels of a flurry of bilateral IP meetings in May and June.
More and more US companies have active research and development (R&D) operations in China, and many have seen these operations evolve from small groups primarily focused on product localization to globally significant operations conducting cutting-edge R&D for the China market.
The flurry of recent intellectual property (IP) regulations released by Chinese agencies touches on a number of issues of concern to foreign companies in China, including inventor compensation, patent enforcement, use of patents in standard-setting, and linkages between IP and competition.
On January 4, the State Council released information about its new National Strategic Action Plan for Deepening Implementation of IPR (2014-2020). This plan—passed by the State council on December 29, 2014—aims to deepen implementation of China’s 2008