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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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