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What should your foreign filing strategy be?

When deciding where to file patents, that is, what other countries should a patent be filed in other than the inventor's home country, there are important considerations that need to be evaluate and weighed against each other. This creates a "foreign filings decision matrix" approach. Here are some of the considerations that might help create a "foreign filings decision matrix." Simply list the countries in columns and these considerations as rows and put a high, medium or low at each intersection to create an evaluation matrix.

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POSTED BY John Cronin AT 9:22 A.M. Oct 24, 2018

TAGS: Invention | John Cronin | Strategy | China

From consumer, to producer, to creator: A new era of IP development in China and India (2)

In the previous article, we discussed the recent development of the IP environment in China. Newly strengthened protection of intellectual property rights from the Chinese side indicates lower risk, which will likely encourage foreign investors to enter the Chinese market. On the other hand, there are also incentive programs in the US that support companies in IP-intensive industries on research and development. US companies find themselves holding a strong R&D presence in China due to the size of the Chinese market and the overall strategy to integrate local talents into their R&D operations. The High and New Technology Enterprise (HNTE) program and The Technology Advanced Service Enterprise (TASE) program, funded by the US China Business Council, are perfect examples of programs that promote innovation in US enterprises. With a stronger IP management portfolio, a company can prove itself a contender for innovation and qualify for the HNTE or TASE status.

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POSTED BY Yiyi Jin AT 3:39 P.M. August 28, 2018

TAGS: Innovation | Regulation and Legislation | Strategy | China | Yiyi Jin | India

From consumer, to producer, to creator: A new era of IP development in China

With one of the world’s fastest growing economies, China continues to develop its IP environment. As mentioned in the previous article China and the next Great Wall, China has already entered a transitional period away from seeking GDP growth by capital investments and imported technology diffusion toward promoting innovations from within. In this chapter and the upcoming second installment of a two-part article, we will discuss the recent developments in intellectual property rights in China and their efforts in building self-sustaining IP strategies.  Further, we will analyze the opportunities and challenges for US firms with an aspect of international business development in this new era of IP development.

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POSTED BY Yiyi Jin AT 2:19 P.M. August 14, 2018

TAGS: Innovation | Regulation and Legislation | Strategy | China | Mergers and Acquisitions | Yiyi Jin

Adam Bulakowski, Principal Partner, is the author of "Winning in the knowledge economy".

In this whitepaper, Adam discusses how companies (and countries) with unique, intangible assets and associated capabilities capture more of the value that they create from innovation activities (and remain competitive).

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POSTED BY Adam Bulakowski AT 9:53 P.M. July 10, 2018

TAGS: Adam Bulakowski | Disruption | Innovation | Regulation and Legislation | Strategy | China

China and the Next Great Wall: Part II

China's history of largely ignoring foreign patents is changing quickly as their largest technology companies look for meaningful IP protections for their innovations. China seems to be well underway in the development of a solid IP national system for protection of IP rights. R&D investment and new regulations for equity investments spark innovation, while stronger patent laws and more fair litigation demonstrate the country's approach to IP protection.

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POSTED BY Michael D'Andrea AND Eva Carreira AT 10:08 A.M. Nov 23, 2016

TAGS: Innovation | Strategy | China

China and the next Great Wall

Valuable IP will define an upcoming chapter in China’s growth story. China recognizes that innovation is an imperative for its long-term economic growth. Less discussed amongst the country’s initiatives to promote innovation is the fact that China’s national system for protecting IP rights continues to strengthen. The rapid evolution of China’s IP system requires emergent IP strategies from all domestic and foreign firms.

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POSTED BY Adam Bulakowski AT 9:28 A.M. May 12, 2015

TAGS: Adam Bulakowski | Innovation | Strategy | China

Strategies for Filing Patents in China

For patents specifically, the best IP strategy for China balances the use of both Utility Model and Invention patents. For a comprehensive IP strategy, foreign companies should not just look at the term of protection and assume that Invention patents offer all the protection they need. Companies should use the full range of IP protections including not just patents but also trade secrets and know-how, black boxes, and defensive publications.

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POSTED BY Bruce Story and Nathan Doudera AT 2:28 P.M. Aug 29, 2012

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Nathan Doudera | Process | Strategy | China

Should I File Patents in China?

There is a lot in the news about IP piracy and counterfeiting in China. This may cause you to be indecisive about whether or not it is important to file patents there. It is also very clear from the numerous analytics work we have done in almost every industry that only a handful of companies have a clear filing strategy. Many of our clients ask us what they should do.

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POSTED BY Bruce Story AT 10:15 A.M. MAY 20, 2009

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Strategy | China

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