On October 4 2021, USTR Katherine Tai delivered her much-awaited speech at CSIS outlining US-China trade policy under the Biden Administration. The speech summarizes her “top to bottom” review of US-China trade policy. Sadly, it was one of the most IP-free speeches that we have heard from USTR on China trade policies. USTR Tai mentioned intellectual property only once when she briefly talked about the Phase 1 Agreement. An Administration orientation towards increasing market access for grains and goods, but not protection and commercialization of intangible rights, could have long-term adverse consequences.
A forthcoming lecture by Mark Cohen on Weaponization of Intellectual Property Against China at UCSD.
I previously blogged about several China-oriented proposals released after the November elections here. Three additional proposals have recently been released that involve how the USG engages China on IP and innovation issues. 1.The […]
I will be talking at a Federalist Society sponsored live podcast this Thursday October 22, 2020 at noon EDT on “The United States-China Relationship and Intellectual Property”. My fellow speakers are two […]
The Asia Society of Northern California has made the video available of my October 8 speech on “Fact and Fiction in the US-China IP Trade War” available here on Youtube. You can […]
What were the reasons for the closing of the Houston Chinese Consulate? This blog explores the various legal and political reasons for its closure as well as later discovered information on the involvement of the Houston Consulate in technology misappropriation.
An unofficial translation of the proposed Copyright Law amendments that have been made available for public comment, is available here. Thanks to Prof. Jiarui Liu for sharing his translation! All translations are […]
CNIPA released on April 20, 2020, its 2020-2021 Implementation of the “Opinions on Strengthening the Protection of Intellectual Property” Promotion Plan” (2020—2021年贯彻落实《关于强化知识产权保护的意见》推进计划) (the “Promotion Plan”). Attached are a copy of the Promotion […]
How much will the IP Sections of the Phase 1 Agreement (the “Agreement”) with China change IP strategies in China? For the most part, the Agreement adds much less than its appearance might […]
The NPC has released a draft of the contract chapter of the draft civil code for public comment. According to the NPC Observer, this is the second draft with the final round scheduled for consideration as early as March 2020. Comments are being accepted by the NPC through January 26, 2020. Chapter 20 of the […]