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Jeffery Langer

is an intellectual property attorney located in the Alexandria office of Stites & Harbison. His practice focuses on intellectual property procurement, transactions, and enforcement for clients with multi-jurisdictional intellectual property needs. He is experienced in patent and industrial design portfolio management; due diligence and IP risk mitigation; multi-country litigation assessment; post-grant challenges and contentious matters in the U.S., Europe, and Asia; and, multi-jurisdictional in- and out-licensing of intellectual property assets. His practice includes technology areas including electrical, computer, mechanical, green-tech, and medical device technologies. He also frequently lectures and advises clients on issues related to litigation and contentious matters, business practices, intellectual property protection, sourcing, and supply chain integrity in the People’s Republic of China.

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Recent Articles by Jeffery Langer

Rapid changes in the Chinese legal system, an increasingly attractive venue for IP litigation

For many years, foreign companies were reluctant to seek and enforce intellectual property protection in China.  A combination of challenging litigation with low damages, the lack of ability to effectively enforce judgments, allegations of protectionism by the courts; a lack of ability to patent certain subject matter, a lack of transparency on legal matters and other factors made China a less desirable jurisdiction.  The Chinese intellectual property legal system has matured rapidly, however.  From improvements in the scope of allowable patent subject matter to enhancements of litigation options, and a strong desire by China to be seen as having a level playing field for all parties, China deserves a second look… More companies are looking to China as a stand-alone enforcement jurisdiction, as a cost-effective second front to open in conjunction with US litigation.