Mike Clendenin, EE Times(03/20/2006 7:09 AM EST)
SHANGHAI, China — As China and the United States prepare for the annual Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) early next month, the thorny issue of intellectual property protection is pushing to the forefront again.
Even though there is deep dissatisfaction among many U.S. businesses about China’s track record, many semiconductor executives believe the benefits of engagement outweigh the risks of IP abuse. “The Chinese mainland will not go on ignoring IP protection,” said Justin Wang, a vice president at leading semiconductor production equipment maker Tokyo Electron Ltd. “If you wait until everything comes into place, it will be too late.”
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