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No Chinese patents for inventions outside China?

Danny Friedmann, our China Law expert put up an interesting post at IP Dragon, his popular China IP blog last week: Discover Your Invention in China Or Lose Protection.

Some are saying that  China is considering disallowing patents to inventions made outside China.  What if this were try and it forced other large economies to go down the same route and what about inventions co-invented in two countries?

Setting aside the macro economic and political issues for a moment…

So what can you do about such a change? One suggestion on Danny’s bog is to always have a Chinese subsidiary or collaborator involved in your R&D. A bit awkward and expensive, but if you have to do it, so be it.

Perhaps another is to start campaigning or educating to avoid this? What would you add?

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