Litigation Meets Innovation: A Glimpse at China’s Continuing Litigation Explosions

In recent lectures I have been fond of asking: if China were to have as meteoric a pace of growth in intellectual property acquisition and enforcement as it has had in gross domestic product, what would be the impact on foreign IP-intensive industries?   Will China’s growing role in IP lead to the same kind of economic dislocations that was involved in the shift to manufacturing in China? A first glimpse at 2012 enforcement data shows some important trends which foreign companies may wish to consider in this very rapidly growing IP market.     Continue reading