For decades, controlling IP in China has been a major concern. The running joke is that R&D in China means “Receive and Duplicate.” It’s never easy from half a world away, and remains a challenge even when suppliers are next door.
Even with local knowledge and a good understanding of the language, supplier management and IP protection is never easy. It’s even more difficult if you are not on the ground in China.
This briefing summarizes three risky IP practices and strategies for protecting your company in the land of me-too producers.