According to the NPC Observer and other sources, the NPC Standing Committee is now seeking comments to the second review draft of the Patent Law amendments专利法修正案草案二次审议稿. The official NPC comments released with the draft are here. A longer report on the status of the revisions of the Patent Law dated June 28, 2020 is found here. Comments are due by July 31, 2020.
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Along with the recently proposed revisions to the Copyright Law, as well as drafts of recent judicial interpretations and further implementation of the Phase 1 Trade Agreement, this has been a busy season for law and policymaking in IP in China
The Patent Law will be discussed at the concluding webinar that Berkeley will be hosting July 15, 2020. Prior to that, on July 8, 2020 there will also be a webinar on the Copyright Law including the proposed amendments. Information on this successful series is available here.