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How the United States Regulates Foreign Access to Technology, and What it Means for Collaboration and Commerce Across the Innovation Pipeline
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This bespoke executive education offering, adapted from a one-of-a-kind law school course, is offered exclusively by MassPoint Legal and Strategy Advisory PLLC. Write to to arrange an offering of this course for your organization.

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Contrary to what Twitter feeds and news headlines suggest, the U.S.-China confrontation is not just about tariffs and soybean sales. The race to dominate future technologies like artificial intelligence and 5G is at the core of the U.S.-China confrontation. More than the trade war, the tech war presents  strategically significant and complex issues bilaterally between the United States and China, as well as globally.

Governments, technology industry leaders, and others recognize that emerging and evolving technologies will be drive nations’ economic and military strength in the near and distant future. In the United States, there is bipartisan consensus that China’s technological ascendance threatens U.S. national security, which includes economic security and the preservation of America’s technological edge. Accordingly, the United States has adopted a whole-of-government response to China on technology, to which American law is central. Unlike tit-for-tat tariffs, the U.S. approach to technology is institutionalized. It is not dominated by a single public official or driven by Twitter, news cycles, elections, or stock market movements.

A range of U.S. laws, regulations, and policies have been enforced, adopted, and proposed to regulate and restrict foreign access to technology, from China and elsewhere. These laws, regulation, and policies impact collaboration, tech transfer, and commerce across the innovation continuum– from research labs to the sale of goods and services within and outside of the United States.

While headline-grabbing developments have involved export controls, sanctions, and supply chain exclusions aimed at Chinese firms like Huawei, ZTE, and Hikvision, U.S. regulation of foreign access to technology is neither China-specific nor limited to “rival” nations. U.S. regulations and policies impact global supply chains and private and government stakeholders around the world. To effectively navigate recent developments and assess how future events might unfold (including after the 2020 U.S. presidential election), it is necessary to understand the legal, policy, and commercial issues in play, and their interconnections.

This unique executive education offering—adapted from a one-of-a-kind law school course—will cover U.S. regulation of foreign access to technology from lab to market, U.S. government and Trump Administration dynamics, and links between the trade war and technology. The course is offered on a customized basis to companies, academic institutions, industry groups, policy professionals, and other stakeholders.

To inquire about specific topics covered and pricing, tailored formats for business and legal professionals, and to arrange a course offering customized for your organization, please write to


Formats Tailored for Audience

Law-intensive sessions for legal counsel and business and strategy focused sessions for business executives.

Flexible Scheduling

Work with MassPoint to plan the date, time, and course duration suited to the substantive and scheduling needs of your organization.

Live Sessions

This course covers interconnected legal, policy, and business issues and is offered live.

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