Tag Archives: patents

The Economist Pops the China Patent Bubble

January 7, 2013

The Economist turns a skeptical eye towards China’s patent filing statistics for 2011 in a brief article entitled “How Innovative is China?” The article is mostly about valuation, but I’d rather talk about the first part, which deals with registration statistics. No big surprises here for anyone who keeps up on IP registration trends, but [...]

Government Procurement Tips: Don’t Forget About IP

May 13, 2010

Nice post at CLB by Dan on success tips for foreign companies that wish to sell to the Chinese government. The original article was by law firm Reed Smith (which bought out a Hong Kong/Beijing law firm a year or so ago), in which they set out several very good pointers for enterprises wishing to [...]

GM Rice in China: Will They or Won’t They?

March 30, 2010

Although the crops – developed by Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan, Hubei province – have passed the government’s safety tests and could dramatically reduce the use of pesticides, many people are still skeptical about the long-term effects of what some describe as “Frankenstein foods”. (China Daily) Complicated subject, simple question: will China go the way [...]