US-China IP Dealings Get Wild As Trade War Escalates

"University of San Francisco law professor Jiarui Liu said more companies may be resorting to litigating IP issues in China rather than in the U.S., because a lot of manufacturers are based in the country, and it can be notoriously difficult to enforce foreign judgments in China ⁠— particularly if a company has no Chinese assets.

"Virtually you have no other choice," he said.

However, Liu said litigating in China may not be as effective, and damages that companies can collect for infringement are limited and notably smaller than the multimillion-dollar judgments that can be obtained in the American system."

Date published: 
October 22, 2019