USPTO had released its report with links on patent enforcement in China. The reports summarize a series of roundtables and requests for information from a Federal Register notice. Others have previously blogged on some of these developments. The USPTO links are currently not all active but should be available shortly.
The report summarizes five areas: China’s patent legal regime; rule of law problems; evidence collection, recognition, and preservation; effectiveness and enforcement of remedies; and administrative enforcement. Some of the themes are identical with those previously explored in this blog: “case establishment”, exports of infringing goods, potential problems with patents that are not substantively examined, and difficulties in obtaining provisional relief.
A useful Summary Chart of Issues and Recommendations that had been previously distributed is also included in the relase.
Full disclosure: I have had an opportunity to review and comment on the draft, and I am currently advising the USPTO on China legal developments.