Archive for September, 2020

雷曼律师法学博士 on 中国国际电台 China Radio International (CRI) World Today program with journalist Anna Ge where we discuss US & international automaker lawsuits filed this week in the New York-based Court of International Trade against the US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer on import trade tariffs from China. Tesla called tariffs unfair. The auto parts tarrifs [...]

Published by rli on September 28th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

On September 12, 2019, The Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Civil Cases of Infringement of Trade Secrets came into effect. The judicial interpretation aims to solve the problem of inconsistency in the standards of the local courts in handling commercial secret infringement [...]

Published by rli on September 27th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

《最高人民法院关于审理侵犯商业秘密民事案件适用法律若干问题的规定》与其2020年6月10日发布的征求意见稿有很大的不同之处,司法解释在征求意见稿的基础上进一步增加了样品、植物新品种繁殖材料两种类型的技术信息,其中,算法和数据(特别是用户数据)是大数据、人工智能时代企业的核心竞争力,而过去的案例中多是以程序源代码为商业秘密,鲜有主张算法和数据的案例。此外,行业内窃取植物新品种繁殖材料的现象比较普遍,商业秘密显然要比植物新品种权的保护力度更大,甚至可以通过刑事途径对育种者予以保护。司法解释删除了征求意见稿中关于整理、加工后形成的客户信息构成商业秘密的规定,而是仅仅吸收了07年解释第十三条第一款对客户信息的定义,即“客户信息,包括客户的名称、地址、联系方式以及交易习惯、意向、内容等信息。”
《最高人民法院关于审理侵犯商业秘密民事案件适用法律若干问题的规定》与其2020年6月10日发布的征求意见稿对比,司法解释明确排除了当事人仅依据与特定客户保持长期稳定交易关系为由主张商业秘密,这是自由市场竞争的应有之义,也表明作为商业秘密的客户信息必须是权利人付出一定的代价获得的,同时司法解释明确了判断主张的商业秘密是否不为公众所知悉的时间点为侵权行为发生时,这与司法实践是一致的。

Published by rli on September 27th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

On September 12, 2019, The Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Civil Cases of Infringement of Trade Secrets came into effect. The judicial interpretation aims to solve the problem of inconsistency in the standards of the local courts in handling commercial secret infringement [...]

Published by rli on September 25th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

2019年9月12日,《最高人民法院关于审理侵犯商业秘密民事案件适用法律若干问题的规定》生效,该司法解释旨在解决实践中各地法院在办理侵犯商业秘密民事件时的标准存在不统一的问题。2019年之后,随着技术秘密民事二审案件收归最高人民法院知识产权法院统一审理以及新反不正当竞争法的实施,商业秘密司法解释的推出可以说是水到渠成。2020年6月10日,最高人民法院发布了《关于审理侵犯商业秘密纠纷民事案件应用法律若干问题的解释(征求意见稿)》(以下称“征求意见稿”),向社会公开征求意见。9月10日日,最高人民法院公布了《最高人民法院关于审理侵犯商业秘密民事案件适用法律若干问题的规定》(以下称“司法解释”),自9月12日起施行。司法解释共二十九条,对商业秘密司法保护作出了较为全面的规定,主要内容有:商业秘密保护客体、商业秘密的构成要件、保密义务、侵权判断、民事责任、民刑交叉以及有关程序规定。

Published by rli on September 25th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

On September 10, 2020, the Supreme People’s court issued The Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Civil Cases of Infringement of Trade Secrets, which took effect rapidly on September 12, 2020. With the continuous development of China’s economy and the progress of science [...]

Published by rli on September 24th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

2020年9月10日,最高人民法院最新发布了《最高人民法院关于审理侵犯商业秘密民事案件适用法律若干问题的规定》,该司法解释于2020年9月12日迅速生效。随着我国经济的不断发展、科技的日益进步,侵犯商业秘密民事案件近年来呈现出数量明显上升和案情复杂化的趋势,然而法院审理案件的法律仅有《反不正当竞争法》以及《关于审理不正当竞争民事案件应用法律若干问题的解释》(“07年解释”)中的部分条款,对于一些程序和实体的问题缺乏明确指引,导致实践中各地法院在办理侵犯商业秘密民事件时的标准存在不统一,这也是该规定出台的重要背景之一。

Published by rli on September 24th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

Edward Lehman 雷曼律师法学博士legal affairs commentator on 中国国际广播电台 CRI National security on the day after law took effect in HK
HK chief executive urges world to respect China’s right to safeguard national security
National security legislation to tackle terrorism and anarchy.
National Security Law for Hong Kong a good starting point: law expert
52 countries welcome China’s adoption of law [...]

Published by rli on September 16th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

TikTok will sue the Trump administration over the executive order banning it from the U.S. A group representing the app’s 80 million American users is filing a similar lawsuit. Will either make a difference, and what are the chances of the Trump administration backing down? With WeChat also in U.S. crosshairs, will TenCent also take [...]

Published by rli on September 11th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

The untold story in the Meng Wanzhou case

On August 22, 2013, Meng Wanzhou met with Alan Thomas, HSBC’s then deputy head of global banking for the Asia Pacific, in a restaurant in Hong Kong. During that meeting, Meng made a PowerPoint presentation about Huawei’s business links in Iran through a company called Skycom and Huawei’s efforts in compliance with U.S. sanctions. Some [...]

Published by rli on September 4th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »