The Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People's Court (hereinafter referred to as the "IP Court") was officially launched on January 1, 2019 to exercise the final instance judicial function by hearing appeals on patents, monopoly and other technology-related IP cases from across China. Recently, the IP Court released its annual report (2021), which introduced relevant data and information on the cases it tried in 2021.

In 2021, the IP Court accepted a total of 5,238 technology-related IP cases and concluded 3,460 cases, with a closing rate of 79.8%.

・Statistical analysis of judgment results

In 2021, the IP Court concluded a total of 3,460 cases of second instance. Among them, 2,272 cases were concluded with the decisions of the first instance being affirmed; 509 cases were concluded with the appeals being withdrawn, 198 cases were concluded through mediation, with the mediation and withdrawal rate of 20.4%; and 468 cases were concluded by either being sent back for retrial or reversal of decisions on appeal, with the send back and reversal rate of 13.5%.

Of the 2,023 civil substantive cases of second instance concluded by the IP Court, 381 cases were concluded by either being sent back for retrial or reversal of decisions on appeal, with the send back and reversal rate of 18.8%. Of the 971 administrative cases of second instance concluded by the IP Court, 64 cases were concluded by either being sent back for retrial or reversal of decisions on appeal, with the send back and reversal rate of 6.6%.

・Statistical analysis of trial period

In 2021, the average trial period for substantive cases of second instance tried by the IP Court was 134 days. The closing rate was 83.5 cases per judge.

Source: https://www.court.gov.cn/zixun-xiangqing-347361.html