The Beijing Intellectual Property Institute, which is run by former Judge Cheng Yongshun (www.bipi.org) reports the following data on the Beijing IP litigation for the first half of 2012: Continue reading
About the Office: The U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking a highly qualified attorney to serve as a senior Attorney in its Foreign Commerce Section. This attorney would be responsible for: Continue reading
It is rare that I can blog on a patent issue in China that has implications reaching far beyond intellectual property, to property rights and civil law, WTO and TRIPS, and even the role of the courts. These recently released draft amendments to the patent law, however, have a much broader scope of impact. Continue reading
As China becomes more of a stakeholder in the IP system, and no longer sees itself as a passive player, how will its perspective on the relationship between intellectual property and antitrust change?
The recently announced fifth draft of SAIC’s “Guidelines on Antimonopoly Law Enforcement in the Field of Intellectual Property Rights” gives some additional perspective on this. After an initial read, my response is cautiously positive.
The following are some English language reference materials for those who are closely following Chinese copyright developments, which can also be useful for those attending Fordham’s conference on July 25. Continue reading