On January 27, 2021, the CNIPA issued the “国家知识产权局关于进一步严格规范专利申请行为的通知” (Notice on Further Strictly Regulating Patent Application Behavior)”. Although the Notice, on first glance, is reacting to the USPTO Report and is transformative in nature, it in fact builds upon prior efforts of CNIPA and other agencies, it does not completely address issues involving market externalities, such as subsidies, in patent filings.
On September 12, 2020, the Supreme People’s Court issued its new “Guiding Opinion on the Trial of Civil Cases of Intellectual Property Rights Involving E-Commerce Platforms” 关于审理涉电子商务平台知识产权民事案件的指导意见 (the “Guiding Opinion”). This Guiding […]
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 […]
China Daily just published an article on June 23 on our June 17, 2020 webinar on patent eligibility. The publication also coincided with a blog by Prof. Adam Mossoff on opposition to […]
“Most people use statistics the way a drunkard uses a lamp post, more for support than illumination.” Mark Twain What are the losses due to “IP Theft” from China? On a recent […]
It is impossible to talk about structural issues in China’s IP regime and its impact upon foreigners without addressing the lack of a comprehensive approach to “bad faith” activities in all its […]