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Trade Wars and IP - A Follow Up

by: David Nickelson, Director of Research

During mid-November in ‘How Many Soybeans is Your Intellectual Property Worth?’ I wrote about the ongoing trade war and potential increased risks to intellectual property it poses.

Almost as if reading my mind, the US Trade Representative’s Office released a report the following week stating that my hunch was correct, to wit…

China fundamentally has not altered its acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation, and indeed appears to have taken further unreasonable actions in recent months.

The report is meaty and can be read in its entirety here.

 As we start the new year many of us will look for ways we can change or improve our lives and careers. If you or one of your clients is among those routinely sending your invention disclosures to foreign entities, consider keeping your invention disclosures at home with US research firms like Techson in order to protect your clients from increasingly prying eyes.