Crouching Patents, Hidden Anti-Monopoly: The rising influence of China’s web of IP policies

Corporate Counsel

May 2017

With China’s rise to becoming the world’s second-largest economy, a rapidly evolving IP landscape has emerged that encourages domestic ownership, while making it harder on foreign corporations in their IP enforcement against Chinese companies. Morrison & Foerster of counsel David Yang addresses these issues in the recently authored “Crouching Patents, Hidden Anti-Monopoly” for Corporate Counsel. In addition to calls to double domestic patent ownership by 2020, China has become proactive in creating and enforcing antimonopoly laws, which places a greater strain on foreign companies trying to enforce their own IP.

To learn more, read the Corporate Counsel article.



Unsolicited e-mails and information sent to Morrison & Foerster will not be considered confidential, may be disclosed to others pursuant to our Privacy Policy, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with Morrison & Foerster. If you are not already a client of Morrison & Foerster, do not include any confidential information in this message. Also, please note that our attorneys do not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not properly authorized to do so.