"Protectionist, biased, anti-foreigner: those are kinds of labels that are often attached to China’s IP enforcement system by rights holders from outside of the country. For many, the prospect of becoming embroiled in litigation in China is one to be approached with trepidation – or not to be approached at all, as far as is possible.
However, there is evidence to suggest that the reality on the ground in China is actually not as bad as the scare stories would lead us to believe. More to the point, data on patent litigation in China’s courts may actually highlight it as a favourable jurisdiction for foreign entities to assert their patents . . ."
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Erick Robinson is an experienced American trial lawyer and U.S. patent attorney formerly based in Beijing and now based in Texas. He is a Patent Litigation Partner and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice at Spencer Fane LLP, where he manages patent litigation, licensing, and prosecution in China and the US.
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