Intellectual Property Partner Discusses Renewable Energy Patent Disputes

The Wall Street Journal | March.31.2014

Intellectual property partner Xiang Wang was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about the possibility of renewable technology patent disputes between Chinese and foreign companies. According to the article, a race is under way to unlock one of the world's biggest untapped sources of clean energy—the ocean—with China emerging as an important testing ground. That could heighten competition with Western companies down the line, especially if Chinese businesses begin using technologies developed with joint-venture partners to expand rapidly.

"Without a doubt, we will see a rise in the number of disputes between Chinese and foreign companies over renewables technology patents, including marine energy," said Wang.