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Patent claims: A means to an end?

China07-08-2019Xiaojun Guo

China’s aversion to the means-plus-function feature narrows readings of patent claims, explains Xiaojun Guo of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

Winning preliminary injunctions

China28-05-2019Deqiang Zhu

Proving urgency and irreparable harm when trying to achieve injunctions in China is not easy, but there are examples that show how it can be done, says Deqiang Zhu of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

China utility models: Fast and flexible IP protection

China06-12-2018Xiaojun Guo

China’s Supreme People’s Court has shed light on the scope of protection of utility model patents, as Xiaojun Guo of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office explains.

Questions of novelty in medical use patents

China08-08-2018PharmaceuticalsWeiwei Han

Decisions by China’s Supreme People’s Court and Patent Reexamination Board have provided more clarity on the patentability of medical use inventions, says Weiwei Han of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

Effective GUI protection in China

China21-05-2018Xiaojun Guo

The “two-prong” test under the existing patent law framework makes it difficult to enforce a GUI design patent. To do this, certain changes will have to be made to the law, says Xiaojun Guo of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

Patent infringement in China: finding the source

China17-10-2017Yuanyuan Tian

Courts in China should take a cautious approach in applying the ‘legitimate source’ defence to patent infringement, says Yuanyuan Tian of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

The ins and outs of reconsideration

China30-08-2017Xiaojun Guo

China’s State Intellectual Property Office is handling an increasing number of requests to rehear decisions on patents and patent applications, says Xiaojun Guo of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office, who explains the rules in this area.

Trademark tips for international traders

China, International04-06-2017Yue Zheng and Lei Fu

Businesses that use original equipment manufacturers in China should follow several tips to avoid any trademark infringement difficulties, as Yue Zheng and Lei Fu of CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office explain.

A flexible approach to law making

China28-09-2016Xiaojun Guo

Chinese judges can use their discretion to overcome the rigidity of statutory laws, but they may also introduce uncertainty to IP cases, as Xiaojun Guo of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office explains.

Chinese legal developments: Counting the cash

China03-08-2016Guoxu Yang

Legal changes in China are likely to make it easier for patent owners to claim higher damages in infringement lawsuits, and there are further positive changes on the horizon, explains Guoxu Yang of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

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