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No Backsliding On US-China IP

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March 9, 2021

The Day One Project is an initiative by the Federation of American Scientists addressed to the Biden administration. It suggests policy ideas to put in place relating to international IP, patent quality, and other issues. An article in IP Watchdog acknowledges the project’s sound policy positions but takes exception to a few, and has some advice about what the new head of USPTO, as yet unnamed, should be considering. It states that Biden voters may expect a complete reversal of many Trump policies, but takes the position that the ex-President’s IP-policies in respect to China represented a long overdue reassessment, and notes “broad consensus that U.S.-China relations cannot and should not return to their pre-2017 form.” It also says that opportunities for U.S.-China collaboration still exist, and advocates for a long-term inter-agency task force to develop coordinated responses by the federal government to Chinese IP policies. The Day One document also addresses including equity and diversity initiatives, USPTO budgeting and governance and broader administration goals.

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