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Oct. 22, 2015

Law360: China Increasing Patent Rights As US Goes The Other Way, by Erick Robinson

This post originally appeared in Law 360 on October 22, 2015.

Blaming China for America’s economic problems is a familiar refrain. In particular, it is popular to accuse China of not respecting intellectual property rights. Although this has been a legitimate accusation in the past, over the last five years or so, the winds of change have blown. In fact, China has emphasized patent rights much more than the U.S., and created a competitive patent enforcement system that rivals any in the world.