As New York City gets ready for the Xmas holidays, it seems as if there is a small, but noticeable increase, in China IP-related spots around town. Here are a few….
I recently gave a talk on service inventions in China – inventions made while in the employ of a company, using its materials and tools. SIPO has published a draft of its […]
Napa Valley is the first wine region outside of China to be recognized with the Geographic Indication status from the State Administration for Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine. For NV, this provides […]
In an email sent to colleagues today at USPTO (November 26), Director Kappos announced that he will be leaving USPTO at the end of January. He wrote: “It has been an immense […]
China’s rapidly growing economy and equally rapidly evolving IP regime shows how different concepts of “time” can be from the United States.
Here is a remarkable exchange of letters, the first from USPTO Director Kappos from September 7, 2012 and the second a reply from SIPO Commissioner Tian Lipu to David Kappos regarding China’s […]
The Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business at the University of Indiana has just published two new papers, available for download free of charge at http://www.indiana.edu/~rccpb/. One is by standards and […]
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 […]
Crossing the River by Feeling the IP Stones: How China’s Civil Procedure System Benefits from Reforms Made in IP Civil Litigation
On Aug 31st 2012, the NPC passed the revised Civil Procedure Law. This is th e third time that the CPL has been amended since it was first enacted in 1991. The […]