On June 1, 2021, both the revised Copyright Law and Patent Law will come into effect. On May 24, 2021, CNIPA published its “Interim Measures on Disposition of Examination-Related Activities Post Patent Law Implementation” (CNIPA Notice Number 423)《关于施行修改后专利法的相关审查业务处理暂行办法》的公告（第423号）(“Interim Measures”). The Interim Measures address the needs of the patent office of CNIPA to address concrete examination issues in the absence of higher-ranking implementing regulations. Why has China been so slow to pass implementing regulations for its new IPR-related laws? What is the significance of the delay in drafting and implementing these regulations?
About a dozen years ago while reviewing SIPO monthly statistics, I noticed that the percentage of foreign applications for invention patents for the prior year had shrunk to the point where they […]
On January 14, 2021, IPO submitted comments to the China National Intellectual Property Administration on its Recommendations for Amendments to the Implementing Regulations of the Patent Law (Draft for Comment) 《专利法实施细则修改建议（征求意见稿）》 IPO’s comments included suggestions […]
China’s first 10 month 2020 data shows a market increase in utility model patent applications. Is this a response to the pandemic? How does the data compare to USPTO filings for this period?
Thanks to He Jing of the Anjie Law Firm, attached please find an unofficial line-by-line translation of the recently released Patent Law Amendments 2nd reading. Comments are due August 16, 2020. Some highlights […]
The National People’s Congress has released a public comment draft of the long-awaited revised patent law on its website . Here is the draft itself, and here are the official explanations on the draft […]