Around the world today, policy-makers are coming to understand the role intellectual property can play in invigorating economic growth and creating jobs. I have just returned from a series of meetings in India and China, and while I saw signs of progress on intellectual property issues in both places, I was also reminded first hand of the significant challenges the software industry still faces in these fast-growing markets.
China Sees Software Legalization as “Low-Hanging Fruit”
During my visit to China, I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Wang Qishan, Vice Premier of the State Council, who shared the software industry’s views on the importance of maintaining a strong intellectual property rights regime in order to spur innovation. (more…)