U.S. Companies Filing More Patents In China

Law360, New York (August 29, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The number of patent applications filed by U.S. companies in China has once again shot up, with the first half of 2005 showing a 20% increase over the same period just one year ago, according to Chinese authorities.

The jump is a sign that China’s efforts are continuing to pay off as it tries to reassure the world it takes IP rights seriously. In fact, just this week, China opened its fiftieth IP service center in the country and the third major update to the nation’s...
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