The Supreme People's Court issued the white paper on intellectual property protection by Chinese Courts (2015). The summarized points and statistics are as follows.
- In 2015, the number of patent cases increased remarkably. Among them, 11,607 were first instance civil cases, up 20.3% year on year; 1,721 were first instance administrative cases, up 219.29% year on year.
- In 2015, the number of concluded administrative cases involving foreign parties increased remarkably. 4,348 first instance administrative cases involving foreign parties were concluded, up 124.60% year on year, while 1,327 first instance civil cases involving foreign parties were concluded, down 22.67% year on year.
- All courts pay attention to the mediation of intellectual property civil cases before and during the litigation. 63.12% of IP first instance civil cases were withdrawn , and 28.26% of second instance civil cases were withdrawn after mediation.
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