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Intellectual property: China’s evolution from ‘norm taker’ to ‘norm setter’

This is the second in a series of reports on Chinese intellectual property as Beijing seeks to make IP protection a central part of its new development strategy.If the phase one trade deal between the US and China were to be judged on Beijing’s intellectual property protection undertakings – neglecting its huge shortfall in buying American goods – it could be seen by Washington as a moderate success.Take civil lawsuits on patent disputes. In 2019, there were 22,722 new cases filed to Chinese…This is the second in a series of reports on Chinese intellectual property as Beijing seeks to make IP protection a central part of its new development strategy.If the phase one trade deal between the US and China were to be judged on Beijing’s intellectual property protection undertakings – neglecting its huge shortfall in buying American goods – it could be seen by Washington as a moderate success.Take civil lawsuits on patent disputes. In 2019, there were 22,722 new cases filed to Chinese…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post