Along with Prof. Zhen Lei of Penn State, I have previously blogged about the late autumn surge in patent filings in China, in 2012, as well as in prior years. This autumnal […]
SIPO’s recently released its “Report on the Situation Regarding National Patent Strength”, (Chinese: “2012年全国专利实力状况报告”). This report provides a glimpse into the various measures that SIPO uses to quantify how local patent offices […]
China’s rapidly growing economy and equally rapidly evolving IP regime shows how different concepts of “time” can be from the United States.
One thing is for certain about the current crop of revised IP laws in China: they are primarily being drafted to accommodate and anticipate China’s own needs, and not in response to […]
On November 12, 2012, SIPO made publicly available a draft of the proposed Service Invention Remuneration Regulations (职务发明条例草案(征求意见稿). Comments are due at SIPO by December 3. An earlier draft reportedly contained numerous problematic […]
It is rare that I can blog on a patent issue in China that has implications reaching far beyond intellectual property, to property rights and civil law, WTO and TRIPS, and even […]
The following are some English language reference materials for those who are closely following Chinese copyright developments, which can also be useful for those attending Fordham’s conference on July 25.
The National Copyright Administration (NCA) has released its second draft revision of the copyright law for public comment. The draft was released with an accompanying explanation, but with later deliberations over the […]
The National Copyright Administration released its draft of revisions to the Copyright Law on March 31, 2012, with comments due by April 30, 2012. Thus far, approximately two thousand comments have been received. The […]
The President mentioned China four times in his State of the Union address on January 24, 2012. Although it’s a bit unclear what his game plan is, it seems that he is […]