Chinese New Year. Day .
What increasingly concerns me, however, is what the Chinese may make of this. Here we are trying to make the case to the Chinese to protect our intellectual property, even taking it to the WTO, and at the same time showing them how IPR can be used by a frustrated, pissant company to stifle the growth and development of an important technology.
If I were a Chinese judicial or technology official watching this from afar, I would say “these sorts of legal piff-paffs are fine for a developed economy, but we cannot afford to have every opportunist and his brother tying down the development of our most critical sectors because they think their rights have been violated.”
And even though that’s obviously a single-factor view of the issue, it has its points for China.