Aaron Tan questioned whether China and other Asian countries warm up to intellectual property in an article for Silicon.com.
During the Global Forum on IP in Singapore the panel drew the conclusion that IPR are valued by Asian companies, albeit in the wrong way.
Tan quoted Jari Vaario, director of IP rights strategy programme at Nokia saying:
"In the telecommunications field, I would say that Chinese companies have been infringing on Nokia's patents. There is no Chinese telecoms company that does not infringe on some of Nokia's patents." But with the succession of China into the World Trade Organization, Chinese companies now find themselves having to face counterparts in a global playing field that have established IPR management. Vaario said: "This has put some pressure on them to respect IP."
Read Tan's article here.