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Proactive Communication and Good Evidence Can Persuade Appeal Examin

China - March 2 2022 In practice, when receiving a Notice of Reexamination from the Chinese patent office, the patent applicant usually would choose to further revise…

Supreme People’s Court Took Opposite Directions on Claim Construction in Two Cases

China - January 5 2022 Whether it is a patent infringement action or an invalidation action, how to interpret the terms of the claims is a basic issue. The Intellectual…

Supreme Court Sends Alert on Drafting Quality by Restricting Doctrine of Equivalents

China - December 7 2021 In two judgments issued consecutively in November, the Supreme People's Court of China ("SPC") reversed the lower courts' finding of infringement…

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

China - October 12 2020 The Supreme People's Court ("SPC") of China has recently promulgated its first judicial interpretation ("JI") governing judicial review of CNIPA's…

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…