Other perspectives on Apple/Proview

Last week, we had a group of Chinese IP officials visiting Fordham – from Chinese Customs, a local Administration for Industry and Commerce and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate  – it was a perfect combination of officials to ask about the Apple / Proview case from the perspective of different Chinese government agencies, other than the courts. Continue reading

Explosive Litigation Growth Continues in IP in China

Every year, at the time of the National Peoples Congress, the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate report on IP developments.  Usually, the data is sketchy and must wait until the end of April, during IPR week (around April 26). Here’s what we know so far:  According to the speech given by ShengJun Wang, the president of the SPC, in 2011, the courts at all level concluded a total of 66,000 cases of first instance Intellectual property, which grew by 37.7% over the same period of last year.

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