Information Landmine

"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Green Tech in China

It's interesting to read these two stories in conjunction. First, at the IPEZone, we find that the US has invested a whole heap of cash selling Green Tech to China. Then, we get a story from the IPKat about how China reforming its patent system to bring it more into line with Western norms.

If I had a little more time I'd love to chase up the relationship between these two stories and find out how much the reform was motivated by the need to import green tech vs. the urge to see Chinese businesses registering more patents internationally, etc.

Sadly, I'm well behind on all the stuff that I actually need to do at the moment, so, like with much of the stuff that goes up on this blog, this is really a note to myself to maybe come back to something, rather than a fully fledged post.


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