Traveling the IP Road: What Are the Top China IP Destinations and Curiosities? (Part I)

Every year, around “ IP Week”  (April 26) Chinese officials and organizations of various kinds publish their “top 10” list, typically of best cases, most important developments, or leading officials.   Since it’s near the end of summer in the northern hemisphere, with Europe and North America just returning from vacation – it seems like a perfect formula for another top 10 list of most significant, unusual or historical destinations related to China IP and its history .  This is a personal list – I welcome hearing back from readers about what their top ten might be. Continue reading

A Quick Read of the AML IPR Enforcement Guidelines (Fifth Draft)

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.

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Position Opening: Attorney-Advisor Position in Beijing Working for USPTO

A U.S. government position as Attorney-Advisor (Intellectual Property Rights) in Beijing, China opened on 08/17/2012  and will close on 09/04/2012.

The job can be viewed on http://www.usajobs.gov/  job announcement number:  ITA-FSHR-2012-0030

 The announcement can also be viewed by clicking this link: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/324208200 Continue reading