As companies eye opportunities to invest in and locate new business, technology, and cutting-edge R&D in China, the implementation of the Third Amendment to China’s patent law will have a significant impact on your business transactions and IP portfolio management.
This Foley Web conference in our Global Marketplace — Eye on China: Web Series, explored how companies can successfully implement and integrate IP and business strategies in light of the changes brought about by the Third Amendment.
Specific topics included:
- Promoting increased technology R&D in China — Does the Third Amendment aid or impede this trend?
- The import/export of technology to/from China through licensing or sale transactions: What new issues will arise in the wake of the Third Amendment?
- Protecting IP through nondisclosure agreements and noncompete provisions in labor law
- Will the Third Amendment stimulate further development of the manufacturing sector in China?
- Catherine Sun: Foley Shanghai Office Managing Partner and Asia Practice Chair
- Roger Martin: Qualcomm Senior Vice President and Chief IP Strategist
- Jon W. Dudas: Foley Partner and former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO
- Ken Duck: Foley Senior Counsel and member of the firm's China and International practices and Automotive Industry Team
- Yan Zhao: Foley Senior Counsel and member of the firm’s International and Electronics practices and Automotive Industry Team