After several years of discussion, China has decided to provide design patent protection for graphical user interfaces. Proposed revisions to the patent examination guidelines of SIPO have been placed on the State […]
It has been about one year since I last reported on the foreign IP diplomatic community in China – those individuals who are posted by their respective patent, trademark or copyright offices […]
The Chinese media, including China Radio International, broke the news on October 8 that the website of China’s State Intellectual Property Office (www.sipo.gov.cn) was hosting training materials which appeared to have been […]
Trade secrets as defined by the TRIPS Agreement is secret information that has commercial value and is the subject of reasonable steps to protect it (TRIPS Art. 39). Inadequate protection of technical […]
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative Program has an opening for a program officer for Environmental Law and Civil Society Programs. Please see below for the posting from the ABA ROLI.
The Great Britain China Centre has a full time opening for Deputy Director. Please see the below description from the site.
I was privileged to be invited to the celebration of Prof. Guo Shoukang’s 65th year of teaching law on Sunday September 15, 2013. Prof. Guo has had a remarkable career in Chinese […]
Attached are English and Chinese versions of a speech by USPTO Acting Director Teresa Rea that was first delivered at China Pharmaceutical University earlier this month. The speech underscores the challenges for innovative pharmaceutical companies in […]
Below is a list of books related to Innovation in China and beyond. The list was compiled by Denis Simon. Please feel free to note any other innovation books we may have […]
China signed its first FTA with a European country, Switzerland on July 6, 2013. The FTA is a significant advance in China’s trade diplomacy with the West since China’s FTA with New […]