Chinese patent data is often misapplied or dismissed in its entirety. Effectively understanding and utilizing the data can lead to better comprehension of the technological challenges that China poses to the United States. Please also join our forthcoming event: https://www.csis.org/events/us-technological-leadership-and-patents-what-can-data-tell-us.
Mark Cohen （柯恒）
Mark Allen Cohen （柯恒） is a Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Guest Professor at Renmin University, China. He has served as the Senior Counsel, China for the USPTO. Formerly, he was Director of International Intellectual Property Policy at Microsoft Corporation. Prior to that time, he was Of Counsel to Jones Day's Beijing office. Before then, he served as Senior Intellectual Property Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and as Attorney-Advisor in the Office of International Relations at USPTO. In total, he has nearly 30 private, public sector, in house and academic experience on IPR issues in China. This is his private blog. This blog represents the opinions of the author(s) only, and should not be construed as the position of any employer, client, or other party, including (and especially) the US government.
Su Chi, First Beijing IP Court President, Under Investigation
Beijing media reports that Su Chi, first Beijing IP Court President, is under investigation for “serious violations of discipline and law. “
The Pushmi-Pullyu of Chinese Anti-Suit Injunctions and Antitrust in SEP Licensing
The sharp drop in granting of Antisuit Injunctions by Chinese judicial authorities and the recent amendments to China’s Antimonopoly Law and related rules, suggest that China may have begun to reprioritize the Antimonopoly Law in FRAND rate-setting disputes.
How A Wall Street Journal Reporter Influenced the Development of US IPR Diplomacy
This is the second in a series of articles on the evolution of the IP Attaché program in China. My purpose is to recount the challenges in establishing the position, many of […]
Forthcoming Discussion on SPC Guiding Principles for Technical IP Cases
I will be moderating a discussion on July 20 from 8:00 to 9:00 PM EST (5:00-6:00 PM PT, 0:00-1:00 UTC [July 21]) reviewing China’s Supreme People’s Court Guiding Principles for Technical IP […]
Fourth Annual Berkeley Tsinghua Program — June 13, 15 & 16
Berkeley and Tsinghua law schools will be presenting their fourth annual program on Transnational IP Litigation, with a focus on litigation and licensing, including licensing of copyright and designs on June 13, 15 & 16.
China IP Update — in 90 Minutes!
Please join BCLT on May 24 at 11:00 am Pacific for a 90 minute tour de horizon on IP developments in China. Registration is free,
SEP Year in Review at BCLT
From 1:00 to 2:30 Pacific Time today (May 10, 2022), BCLT will be hosting a “SEP Year in Review” as part of our “IP + Tech Month”, with Professors Jorge Contreras and […]
China’s New Seed Law: Molecular Varieties and Macro Developments
China’s new Seed Law was a positive step forward, particularly in the protection of Essentially Derived Varieties. The status of any needed implementing legislation is less clear.
Three Countries Seek to Join the EU SEP Case
The United States, Japan, and Canada have now asked to join the EU consultation request with China at the WTO regarding Chinese practices in issuing anti-suit injunctions (“ASIs”) for standards-essential patents (SEPs). […]