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    Foreign companies transferring IP out of China: things to know

    Inventions made in China Most foreign companies with R&D sites in China are aware of the fact that inventors having inventions made in China have to obtain permission before they can file patent applications outside of China for these Chinese inventions. It doesn’t matter if the owner of the business is a foreign entity. Patent applications covering inventions “made in China” (on Chinese soil) must first be filed in China or the inventor must obtain permission from the Chinese government to file abroad first. Inventors from China All inventors for inventions made in China (including partially made in China) are entitled to be fairly compensated for their work (Article 76 of the…