Following last week's interview with General Biologic's Matthew Chervenak about the challenges of setting up a biotech business in China, we sought the opinion of an attorney about the legal issues Western companies face when they operate there. Attorney Arthur Mok works in the Shanghai office of intellectual property specialists Hogan & Hartson.

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