Imitation to Innovation in China

Imitation to Innovation in China

The Role of Patents in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries

New Horizons in Intellectual Property series

Yahong Li

Following decades in which China’s approach to technology has been to imitate, the country is now transforming itself to become innovation-oriented. This pioneering study examines whether patents play a similar role in promoting innovation in China as they do in the West, exploring the interplay between patents and China’s biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries in particular.

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