IP Practice: Foley & Lardner

Law360, New York (July 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Company executives who once thought there was no point to patenting their technology in China because of the country's historically lax enforcement attitude are thinking again, said Sharon Barner, chair of the intellectual property department at Foley & Lardner LLP.

For years, many U.S.-based companies only brought old technology to China for fear it would be stolen, but that is changing as the IP laws evolve and more businesses begin opening research and development facilities in the country.

In a country where counterfeiting accounts for much...
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