New rules for patent examination


Stephen Yang

The Guidelines for Patent Examination have been amended by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) and took effect on April 1, 2017. Major changes concern examination of business methods, computer program-related claims, supplementing experimental data and invalidation procedure, among others.

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