AMSC boss: China’s choice on IP

AMSC chief executive Dan McGahn

AMSC chief executive Dan McGahn

The Chinese government has an opportunity to make a positive statement to western countries on the value of intellectual property, an issue that’s now much bigger than the legal outcome of AMSC’s efforts to prosecute Sinovel for alleged theft of its trade secrets, says chief executive Dan McGahn.

“It’s really about how American companies go forward in China, how their IP can be protected and if there are problems, how they will be compensated for,” he told analysts on a conference call.

If the Chinese government does seriously address IP, it should help facilitate additional western investment in China and also technology transfer. If not, it “changes the landscape greatly” between how investors in the US and Europe look at, respect and want to participate in the Chinese market, McGahn adds.

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