China Becoming More Attractive For Foreign Patent Owners

Law360, New York (April 19, 2017, 2:22 PM EDT) -- Patent owners from the U.S. and other Western countries are increasingly looking to China as they consider places to file patent infringement lawsuits, drawn by the allure of a system that is faster, less expensive and offers powerful injunctions that can provide valuable leverage in a dispute.

"No place in the world can you spend less than a half-million dollars and get an injunction worldwide in less than a year," said Erick Robinson, the director of patent litigation at Beijing East IP Ltd. "That's the promise of China."

Long criticized as being lax in protecting intellectual property rights, China hasn't always...

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