A program on January 28, 2015 at Brookings in DC, demonstrated how China indeed is “crossing the rule of law river by feeling the IP stones.” Two Chinese judges – Supreme Peoples […]
Revised Patent Administrative Enforcement Rules – Is SIPO Building an Administrative System so the Patent Law Amendments Will Come?
On January 27, 2015 SIPO released a revised draft of its Patent Administrative Enforcement rules for public comment. The released draft includes a line by line comparison with the last version (Feb. […]
Every once in a while, perhaps for surprise effect, I remind a Chinese friend or colleague that an ancient or modern Chinese cultural icon may in fact have been a foreigner or under […]
Here’s a forthcoming program in NY/NJ area that intends to cover the full range of China IP-related issues in one day. I hope to see you there on February 12, 2015!
The South China Morning Post reported recently on jailhouse inventors, a topic that you may have first read about here. According to the SCMP and Beijing Youth Daily, various provinces have different […]
Synergies and Contrasts Between The National IP Strategy Action Plan and Fourth Plenum (with contrasting wordclouds)
“”” Here is an unofficial translation of the English language translation of the Action plan of the National IP Strategy (2014 -2020) (NIPS), about which I previously blogged. A wordcloud from this English translation is above […]
This blog had a very good year last year. We exceeded 100,000 direct page views total for the blog since launch in 2011, with about half of those page views in 2014. We grew our […]
USPTO recently released its Fiscal Year 2014 Performance & Accountability Report. Here’s a quick summary of where China is specifically mentioned: Patent Applications and Grants: From 2010 to 2013, mainland China showed […]