Cross-border technology licensing agreements have become an important, often essential, element of the overall business strategy of any firm that seeks to expand its operations globally. In general, a cross-border technology license provides the framework under which an owner of intellectual property rights (or specialized knowledge or expertise that meets the applicable definition of a trade secret) can transfer certain legal rights relating thereto to a business partner in a foreign country while still retaining title and control of such technology. As is the case with purely domestic licenses the owner of the technology—the licensor—will seek to retain control over the licensed subject matter through careful definition of the scope of the licensing include permits uses, territorial restrictions and limits on the terms of the license. Compensation from the licensee, generally in the form of royalties, is also an important component of any cross-border technology license agreement. Additional provisions will be included depending on the type of licensed subject matter with distinctions being drawn between licenses of registered or statutory intellectual property rights (i.e., patents or trademarks) and licenses of "know-how" in connection with a process—such as manufacturing–which may include training and other services from the licensor in order to ensure that the licensee understands and absorbs the proprietary information. Governments around the world has sought to impose restrictions on inbound technology transfers agreements for a variety of reasons. This week we provide you with a report that includes an overview of technology transfer regulations and specific summaries of applicable laws in China, India and Mexico.