In order to improve patent examination system and accelerate the examination on particular cases, the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China released the Administrative Measures for Prioritized Examination of Patent Applications (theMeasures) on June 27, 2017; the Measures have come into effect on August 1, 2017.

Foreign companies having research and development institutions in China and foreign companies manufacturing and selling product in China also can be eligible for priority examination through the Measures.

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