InternationalUSRemember you can easily switch between MIP US and MIP International at any time

SIPO appears to ease curbs on software patents

Shaun Tan, Hong Kong

China’s IP office has released new guidelines that include a reduction in restrictions on software patents. Observers say it is not clear how big an effect it will have in practice

China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has revised its Patent Examination Guidelines to reduce restrictions on software patents.

According to these revisions, patents for “computer programmes alone” will still be prohibited, but China’s position on software-related patents will be...

Please log in to read the rest of this article.

New to Managing Intellectual Property? Take advantage of free access to up to 5 articles on Managing IP and become a member today. It’s free to join and the benefits start straight away.

Already registered?

Please make sure you log in to read the rest of the article.

Log in

Join us now

Gain FREE access to up to five free articles when you register now.

Join here

More from the Managing IP blog

null null null



March / April 2019

IP counsel reflect on gender challenges and progress

In a special feature to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, Ellie Mertens speaks to counsel at Uber, Xerox, Micron and others about women in IP – the progress and the path

Most read articles