U.S. IP Policy Spins Out of Control in the 2018 Special 301 Report

Certain reports and publications from U.S. government agencies, such as those of the Congressional Research Service, have become important reference works due to their reputation for being relatively in-depth, up to date, and factual. The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) Special 301 Report [PDF], the latest annual edition of which was released last week, is not such a report.

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China urges U.S. to assess IPR protection objectively – Xinhua | English.news.cn

Given the evolution of new technology and the global value chain, IPR protection has become a common issue humanity must face in innovation and development, said the Ministry of Commerce, adding that China is willing to work with other countries to strengthen international cooperation and exchange in intellectual property and jointly grapple with challenges.

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USTR Releases 2018 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights | United States Trade Representative

Washington, D.C. – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released the 2018 Special 301 Report, identifying trading partners that do not adequately or effectively protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) rights or otherwise deny market access to U.S. innovators and creators that rely on protection of their IP rights.

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Conservative Leaders to Trump: 301 investigation of China represents a good first step – IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Conservative leaders wrote the White House applauding the 301 investigation into China’s IP related trade practices, based on the property rights implications of IP expropriation. These conservative leaders note that IP theft imposes costs to our economy, impairs American competitiveness and our innovative future.

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