National Patent Development Strategy (2011-2012) Issued

Beijing, China –December 13, 2010
The State Intellectual Property Office recently issued the National Patent Development Strategy (2011-2020) (“the Patent Strategy”) which is the further deepening and refinement of the patent-related part in the Outline of the National Intellectual Property Strategy. The Patent Strategy, with emphasis on the improvement of the patent system and other strategy [...]

Published by admin on December 20th, 2010 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

SIPO Proposes To Amend Rules On Administrative Enforcement Of Patent Rights

The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has initiated a consultation on its website in September of 2010 regarding the “Draft Amendments to the Rules on Administrative Enforcement of Patent Rights (Consultative Draft)”. It is proposed that the Draft Amendments will govern patent authorities’ administrative enforcement of patent rights, including handling disputes over patent infringements, mediation [...]

Published by admin on October 21st, 2010 tagged China News | Comment now »

Draft Amendments To The Patent Agency Regulations Under Public Consultation

LEHMAN, LEE & XU
Recently the “Draft Amendments to the Patent Agency Regulations” has been published by The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office invited the public to give opinions by 25 September 2010. The Draft Amendments specify the authority of the national departments and local departments as well as the [...]

Published by admin on September 17th, 2010 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

IPO Seeks Advice On Regulation On Electronic Applications For Patents

The past week has seen the State Intellectual Property Office commence their process of amendment of the Regulation on Electronic Applications for Patents. They have both produced and disseminated draft copies of the Electronic Applications and taken aboard advice from the public. Liang Xie, Patent Attorney at Lehman, Lee and Xu, has suggested that these [...]

Published by admin on July 28th, 2010 tagged China Law | Comment now »

An Overview of Article 2 of the PRC Patent Law

Recently many patent applications have been rejected for failing to fall into the category of subject matters as provided by Paragraph 2 of Article 2 of the PRC Patent Law. The PRC Patent Law defines invention as, “any new technical solution relating to a product, a process, or improvement thereof.” Thus, in order to determine [...]

Published by admin on June 25th, 2010 tagged China Law | 1 Comment »

Notice Concerning The Enforcement Of The Amended Patent Law

Issued By: State Intellectual Property Office
Issue Date: 29 September 2009
Effective Date: 29 September 2009
For the purpose of effectively enforcing the amended Patent Law, the SIPO published the Notice concerning the Enforcement of the Amended Patent Law on 29 September to clarify submission of patent applications and the rules governing other patent issues.
Applications for Patent of [...]

Published by admin on February 25th, 2010 tagged China Law | 1 Comment »

Webinar Panel Discussion on Patent Protection in China and India, 2010

Edward E. Lehman, Managing Director of Chinese law firm Lehman, Lee & Xu, is scheduled to participate in a webinar discussing patent protection in China on April 28, 2010. Other confirmed attendees include Alex W. Zhang of King and Wood and Elizabeth Chien-Hale of Institute for Intellectual Property in Asia.
Mr. Lehman is planning on addressing [...]

Published by admin on February 25th, 2010 tagged China Culture | 1 Comment »

IPR Update: Patent Law’s Implementing Regulations Ammended

Sam Engutsamy, February 5 2010
Adopted by the by the sixth session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People’s Congress, the Decisions of the State Council to Amend the Implementing Regulations of the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China (“the Amended Regulations”) came into effect on February 1, 2010. The Amended Regulations [...]

Published by admin on February 5th, 2010 tagged China Culture | 1 Comment »

Patent applications increase 18%

The State Intellectual Property Office (“SIPO”) recorded an 18% increase of patent applications from 2008 numbers.
From statistical data outlined on the SIPO’s website, 976,686 patent applications were received for the year 2009, where as 828,328 were received for 2008. The figure is the cumulative total for invention patents, utility models, and design patents, including both [...]

Published by admin on February 2nd, 2010 tagged China Law | 1 Comment »

Notice Concerning the Enforcement of the Amended Patent Law

The State Intellectual Property Office issued a notice concerning the Enforcement of the Amended Patent Law on the 29th of September 2009 in order to clarify the submission of patent applications and rules governing patent issues. When an applicant applies for both a patent of utility model and a patent of invention on the same [...]

Published by admin on January 27th, 2010 tagged China Law | Comment now »