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China inventive step: Data deciders

China14-08-2020Da Xu

Rulings made by the Supreme People’s Court could help clarify inventive step provisions in Chinese chemical and biological patent applications, explains Da Xu of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

Fair play for trademark owners

China28-04-2020Bin Zhang and Lei Fu

Bin Zhang and Lei Fu of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office advise trademark owners on what evidence they should collect to persuade the Chinese courts to grant higher rates of compensation.

Trademarks: In bad faith

China19-09-2019Bin Zhang and Lei Fu

China’s amended trademark law provides several remedies against the scourge of bad-faith registrations, say Bin Zhang and Lei Fu of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

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.

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