USITC Launches Investigations into China’s IPR Practices
May 25, 2010
At the request of the Senate Committee on Finance, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has instituted two investigations to provide reports quantifying the effect on American competitiveness of
In its formal letter to the USITC, the Committee stated: “Despite widespread evidence of the harm to
The first report, China: Intellectual Property Infringement, Indigenous Innovation Policies, and Frameworks for Measuring the Effects on the U.S. Economy (Inv. 332-514), will describe the principal types of reported IPR infringement in China, describe China's indigenous innovation policies (under which China reportedly promotes the technologies and brands of Chinese companies over those of non-Chinese companies), and outline analytical frameworks for determining the quantitative effects of the infringement and indigenous innovation policies on the U.S. economy as a whole and on sectors of the U.S. economy, including lost jobs. The USITC expects to deliver the first report to the Committee by November 19, 2010.
The second report will focus on the effects of intellectual property infringement in
Those interested in submitting comments for the first report, should no later than June 9, 2010. The USITC is also accepting written submissions for the second report until November 16, 2010.
For more information on what comments the USITC is accepting, please contact a Barnes/Richardson attorney.