According to State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), China has had more than 10 thousand patent administrative enforcement cases reported in the first half of 2015, increased by 107.7% over the same period of last year. Among the reported cases, there are 5,473 patent disputes including 5,332 patent infringement cases, increased by 167.6%, and 4,753 patent counterfeiting cases, increased by 65.4%.
It is noteworthy there is a big shift in the proportion of case nature. Compared to 2014 when patent infringement cases vs. patent counterfeit cases was 0.51: 1, now the ratio is turned around and has become 1.14: 1 in the first half of 2015. It demonstrates a more effective enforcement against patent counterfeit on one hand, while implying challenge ahead in face of more complicated patent infringement disputes on the other.