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Noteworthy Issues in China's First Judicial Interpretation on Patent Validity

China - October 12 2020 • The interpretation includes noteworthy rules on substance and procedures, and brings more consistency with rules…

Best Practice to Handle Broken Lines in Designs to Be Filed in China

China - May 10 2020 At the moment, China does not allow the use of broken lines to illustrate partial designs to be protected in design patent applications…

China's "New" Undertakings on IP in Phase-One Trade Agreement

China - February 6 2020 New measures include both specific changes to the IP laws and general policy changes.

Bo Yu.

Chinese Supreme Court Aims for Higher Efficiency and Greater Predictability in Patent Disputes

China - December 23 2019 In two recent cases, the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Supreme People's Court ("SPC"), taking advantage of the situation that it was…

CNIPA's Draft Rules May Make It Easier to Obtain Business Method Patents

China - December 20 2019 CNIPA recently published draft revisions to the chapter on computer-program implemented inventions of its Patent Examination Guidelines for the…