Still Time to Register…

I will be talking today, February 25, 2021 on the “Weaponization of Intellectual Property Against China” at a lecture hosted by the University of California at San Diego, with Prof. Barry Naughton as moderator. The lecture begins at 1:00 PM Pacific Time and should last about an hour. There is no charge.

I hope that readers of this blog will bring their own incisive comments and questions about the role intellectual property has played in bilateral relations, especially the concept of “IP Theft.” I am a non-resident fellow at UCSD, and I decided to choose this topic because of the need to deepen the public discussion around the role IP should play in US-China technology, security, and trade issues.

Here is the link to register. I hope to see you there!

Upcoming Federalist Society Live Podcast on China IP

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 retired Chief Judges of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Paul Michel and Randall Rader.  Brian O’Shaughnessy of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is the moderator.  The program is part of the Federal Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project

Registration and further information are available here.  You can join by dialing 888-752-3232 at 12:00 PM on October 22.

IP, China and Disrupted Supply Chains: What Does the Future Hold?

What are the impacts of Trump administration punitive tariffs, export control sanctions, and foreign investment restrictions against China on the underlying technologies for these products and on their extended supply chains?  Has the Trump administration achieved success in reshoring manufacturing back to the United States or are manufacturing and related technologies going to other lower-cost economies, such as Vietnam, India or Mexico?

The Hinrich Foundation has just published a white paper that I wrote with Philip Rogers that looks at corporate programs, national policies, patent, trade and industrial data, etc. – to determine whether these supply-chain disruptions portend significant changes in manufacturing of IP-dependent products. One of the initial observations we made – using data from national patent offices and trade data – is that products made over extended supply chains are IP-dependent. The trade war that was intended to address IP theft is also disrupting IP-intensive manufacturing.

In our view, one solution to these disruptions that we explore is to look at innovation and wealth creation through new kinds of techno-globalist approaches to sourcing, manufacturing and innovating.

I welcome your thoughts!