Intellectual Property in China: Myth and Reality

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Ian Harvey, former CEO, BTG plc and Course Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing| Hosted by patsnap.com

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China is becoming one of the major technology and patent generators and are already filing more patents than the US and Europe. It is essential for intellectual property owners to understand the truth and the myths surrounding IP in China, and this webinar is essential listening for any individual or company looking to better understand intellectual property rights in China. In this webinar, you will learn that IP and its enforcement in China is much more advanced than most people realise: 1. IP law in China is of a high quality by global standards. 2. The quality, cost and timeliness of the “rights” (patents and trademarks) granted to foreign firms under Chinese law compare well with the rest of the world. 3. Enforcement of patent rights is much cheaper and faster than in most developed countries. The courts, including the IP Tribunal of the Supreme Court, are handing down some very sophisticated judgement. 4. About 95% of the foreign companies litigating their patents in China win their cases To dive deeper into this topic, we will be joined by our guest speaker, Ian Harvey, former CEO, BTG plc and Course Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is currently involved in development of IP in China and is pressing for the teaching of IP as part of a strategy in business school programmes worldwide.

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