Oblon Spivak’s Brad Lytle Quoted in MIP: How the Big US Patent Filers Distribute Their Work

January 29, 2013 – In The News
Managing IP Magazine, February 2013

Oblon Spivak's Managing Partner Brad Lytle is quoted in Managing IP Magazine regarding China's breakthrough in 2012 as one of the top US patent filers. Mr. Lytle believes the breakthrough represents a long-overdue turnaround in the tendency of Chinese companies to be more interested in filing patents domestically than abroad. He believes the relatively low rate of successful patent litigation against Chinese companies has caused them to undervalue acquiring defensive patents. However, he predicts it is just a "matter of time" before this changes.

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