USTR released its Special 301 Report (the “Report”) on April 30, 2021. The China except is attached here. The Report addresses a wider range of IP issues than in many prior years. […]
Chinese TM and Design Filings in Europe Showing Continued Positive Trends
EUIPO has issued a report “China EUTM and RCD Focus” on 10 years of China trademark (TM) and registered community design (RCD) filings in the EU. The report also details the impact […]
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A forthcoming lecture by Mark Cohen on Weaponization of Intellectual Property Against China at UCSD.
Patent Litigation, IP Monetization and Technology Decoupling: Lessons for the Future
Even during a time of trade conflict, there was considerable litigation and patent licensing activity with China, including a pronounced role in global markets for Chinese companies and in China for US companies. Patent disputes and licensing involved a diverse group of technologies. Chinese companies have become more active in SEP litigation overseas. The United States is an important venue for litigating overseas patent disputes with Chinese entities. Both the patent licensing and pharma data show the importance of tracking market value and trends to determine the real-world impact of IP-related policies.
CNIPA Does A Statistical Switcheroo
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 […]
Patent Data in a Pandemic
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?
Public Awareness, the Gaokao and Respect for IP
IP Kat’s June 26, 2019 blog When Gaokao (the toughest exam in China) Meets IP discusses the inclusion for a second straight year of IP-related questions in the Gaokao 高考. The Gaokao […]
The 600 Billion Dollar China IP Echo Chamber
“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 […]
Reviewing the 2017 SPC Report on IPR Judicial Protection: The Generalities and the Exceptions
There have been a number of empirical reports in recent weeks on China’s IP system. In this blog, I look at the annual Supreme People’s Court 2017 Report on the Situation Regarding […]
January 16 – 29, 2018 Update
Jan 16 – 29, 2018 Here are some updates on IP developments in China from past two weeks. China criticizes US moves on intellectual property 商务部:缺少确凿证据无可信度 China on Thursday criticized recent moves […]