New Draft of Service Inventor Remuneration Regulations Open for Public Comment

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 provisions for foreign investors, including in areas regarding mandatory ownership and compensation, as well as extending reach beyond patents into software copyright and other areas.  The draft and an explanation of the draft are available at http://www.sipo.gov.cn/tz/gz/201211/t20121112_769843.html. Continue reading