Posts Tagged: Chinese Patent Law


A Journey Through the Chinese Patent System: The differences in how patent rights are treated

The trade dispute between the US and China started with a US accusation of intellectual property theft on the part of China.  Is China really “stealing” intellectual …
By Paul Morinville
2 months ago 10

Navigating the Patent Landscape in China

The Chinese intellectual property legal system has matured rapidly. Just 40 years ago China did not have a patent system, and today the country is aggressively using patent …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 3

China understands link between incentivization and innovation, but U.S. still has advantages

The Chinese have absolutely without question focused hugely on patents over the last 10 to 15 years and over the last five years there's been an absolute explosion in …
By Gene Quinn
8 months ago 1

Increases in Innovation, Patent Boom Leads to Development in China

The patent boom China has been experiencing is easy to explain. China as a country has been unwavering in its support for domestic patent production in recent …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 3

WIPO Stats on Patent Application Filings Shows China Continuing to Lead the World

Globally, a total of 3.1 million patent applications were filed with patent offices worldwide during 2016, an increase of 8.3 percent over 2015’s filing numbers and the seventh straight year …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 2

Challenges for Managing Chinese Patent Prosecution: Anything More Than Lost in Translation?

If you are an in-house counsel at a U.S. technology company, managing its global patent portfolio with a potentially significant exposure in China, you face some …
By Liaoteng Wang
1 year ago 4

Why NPEs are necessary for China to dominate its domestic chip industry

NPEs are uniquely positioned to help China by attacking foreign entities to clear the way for Chinese companies by exerting pressure in ways that only NPEs can. …
By Erick Robinson
2 years ago 3

Revised Chinese patent guidelines mean better prospects for software, business methods than U.S.

In late October, China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) released a set of guidelines for Chinese patent examiners that revises the last guidelines put in place …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 23

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

Doing Business in China: Understanding China’s Patent System

Even with the discretionary substantive examination in a utility model patent application, they are generally much easier to obtain and much cheaper to get. There may also …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

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

China’s Great Leap Forward in Patents

On March 28, Apple Inc. appeared in court in Shanghai to defend charges that Siri, its voice-recognition, personal-assistant software, allegedly infringes a Chinese patent. The plaintiff and owner …
By Chris Neumeyer
6 years ago 3

Key Considerations for Patent Strategies in China

As the second largest economy in the world, China is emerging to the center of the world's economic stage. This emergence has been accompanied by constant changes …
By Alex Zhang
7 years ago 7

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