Judicial involvement in this legislation is needed to harmonize the legal complexities of patent linkage which complex issues of patent law, civil law, administrative law, and pharmaceutical regulation.
As previously discussed, SAMR released a draft trade secret protection rule for public comments on September 4 (the “Rule”). Comments are due October 18, 2020. I have attached here a draft translation […]
The Beijing IP Court has recently released a Report on patent linkage, which highlights the legal challenges that the courts may face in implementing the proposed linkage regime, entitled “Research on the China […]
The Gen Law Firm (己任律师事务所) has graciously provided us with translations of two recently released judicial interpretations with red-lining to compare with the prior public comment drafts. The civil trade secret judicial interpretation […]
On September 15, 2020, USPTO is sponsoring a free webinar on “Safeguarding Trade Secrets in China’s China’s Changing IP Landscape” from 9:00-11:00 AM EST. Information is available here. Speakers include Jerry Xia, […]
President Trump has now issued three Executive Orders (EOs) prohibiting WeChat and TikTok from transacting business in the United States. The first two EOs were issued on August 6 pursuant to the […]
What were the reasons for the closing of the Houston Chinese Consulate? This blog explores the various legal and political reasons for its closure as well as later discovered information on the involvement of the Houston Consulate in technology misappropriation.
The Webinars: There several useful webinars that are scheduled for this month. On July 23, 2020 the USPTO will be hosting a webinar on using overlapping rights to protect your products (10:30 […]
Amendments to the Criminal Law regarding trade secret theft have been announced by the NPC. A new provision is proposed to be added to the end of Article 219 of the Criminal […]
Several useful empirical reports on China’s IP environment have been released in the past few weeks. I summarize four of them: Trademark Litigation Jerry Xia and his colleagues at the Anjie firm […]