22 January 2021Rory O'Neill

Should Iancu’s successor take a softer tone on China?

Lawyers have told WIPR that his successor will need to look outwards in order to maintain global US leadership in IP, at a time when Chinese firms and courts are pushing for greater influence in global technology standards.

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