With the Chinese government expending tremendous effort and funds to encourage technology innovation within China, the country is fast becoming competitive in many high-tech fields. However, with a shortage of homegrown research talent and other obstacles, demand for technologies from the United States and other Western countries remains high, presenting significant opportunities for U.S. companies and manufacturers interested in commercializing technologies through transfer, licensing, or other arrangements with Chinese companies.
However, despite recent improvements to China’s IP and technology transfer safeguards, companies doing business in China must exercise caution. Technology transactions can be risky and inefficient, and IP protection, enforcement, taxation, currency conversion, and repatriation also can present considerable challenges.
Join Foley, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and Madison International Trade Association for the next program in our 2013 Eye on China Roundtable Series.
The program will address the latest trends and developments related to cross-border technology transfers to China, particularly those of interest to manufacturers. As part of Foley’s recently launched initiative, the Legal Innovation HubSM for NextGen Manufacturers, the firm has taken a comprehensive look at the issues impacting manufacturers looking to expand broad, and will share those insights during the program.
Specific topics to be covered include:
Obstacles to technology transfers in China
Application of import-export control regulations
Mandatory provisions in any technology license agreement
Key elements of a technology license, development, and transfer agreements
Registration requirements in China
U.S. and Chinese tax aspects of technology transfers
IP protection and enforcement issues
Repatriation of profits, payment methods, currency issues, and hedging strategies
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Registration
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Program
5:00 - 6:00 PM Reception
There is no cost to participate in this program; however, pre-registration is required.
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For more information, contact Jennifer Conley at email@example.com or 312.832.4325.
Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for CLE credit after the program, wherever applicable. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of one General credit. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider.
Please note that participants must be in attendance on the date of the event; credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event.