China Wields New Legal Weapon to Fight Claims of Intellectual Property Theft

 China Wields New Legal Weapon to Fight Claims of Intellectual Property Theft

WASHINGTON—Chinese technology giants have seized on a new legal tactic to fight claims of intellectual property theft, raising concerns in the U.S. that Beijing’s promises to strictly enforce patent and copyright laws will be undermined by Chinese courts.

In four major cases since 2020, Chinese courts granted so-called anti-suit injunctions blocking foreign companies from taking legal action anywhere in the world to protect their trade secrets.

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