Michael Lin

Michael Lin

Michael Lin


Posts by Michael Lin


China releases new proposed amendments to patent laws

Although the Chinese Patent Law is a mere 31 years old, it has already gone through 3 major revisions, the last being 6 years ago. In its most recent effort, …
By Michael Lin
3 years ago 1

Achieving Broader Patent Scope in Asia

Very few would argue that broader scope is easier in Asia than in the US. Not surprisingly, this is because the laws and practice are different. The …
By Michael Lin
5 years ago 31

Patent Quality in China

As a result of filing the world’s highest number of patent applications, China is often attacked for trading in quality for quantity. However, Michael Lin of …
By Michael Lin
5 years ago 2

Compulsory Licenses and “Statements of Working” in India

As many following India IP issues are well-aware, in 2012 India issued the 1st compulsory license (CL) to Natco for Bayer’s anti-cancer drug Nexavar. The granting of …
By Michael Lin
6 years ago 1

Proposed Changes to the Hong Kong Patent System

In 2011, an Advisory Committee (AC) was instructed by the Hong Kong Government to conduct a review of the Hong Kong Patent System. On 7 February 2013, the AC issued …
By Michael Lin
6 years ago 0

Intellectual Property Protection in China is NOT an Oxymoron

Believe it or not, Patents are enforceable in China. Trademarks are enforceable in China. Copyrights are enforceable in China. The devil is in the details. Certainly if …
By Michael Lin
8 years ago 1