My fellow China-blogger, Dan Harris of the China Law Blog, posted an insightful article on increasing foreigners' use of China as a patent litigation forum. He explains how quickly patent cases move in China, how the courts have evolved rapidly, and how an injunction in China can turn into a worldwide injunction.
Perhaps most importantly, Dan notes that the courts in China are fair, and that filing a patent case against a Chinese entity is not only possible, but likely to yield a just result (so long as the foreign entity acts reasonably and according to Chinese culture and law.
This is a brief, but insightful article, and I encourage all of my readers to take a look.
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