With significant R&D presence in China, multi national firms often find themselves facing IP challenges – some are under pressure to make concessions in technology transfer or services like cloud storage in exchange for market access; in the meantime, leading domestic competitors have become increasingly more competitive and in many cases innovative across a wide range of industries.
What foreign firms should be watching for while building R&D in China? What strategies exist to avoid "tech transfer" in China being taken in the form of IP theft?
The Briefing will focus on the following three sections:
1) General introduction to China's current IP landscape;
2) Selected rules that you should know about China's IP law;
3) Practical tips in protection of trade secret in China.