Design Patent Protection Becomes Available for GUI’s

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 Council website for public comments, which are due November 22.   SIPO and the State Council Legislative Affairs Office have simultaneously released this draft, which includes an explanation of the reasons for the changes and a redlined copy of the proposed changes to the examination guidelines. Continue reading

P&G IP Position in Beijing

This is from Don Clarke’s Chinalaw listserve.

P&G is seeking an IP lawyer in its Beijing office. There is no citizenship requirement, however the following are required: . 1. Science or engineering bachelor degree. 2. Patent bar certification in China or any other country
3. Optional – PRC lawyer qualification, US state bar certification, or like qualification. Continue reading