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GUI design patents in China after first infringement decision

Karry Lai, Hong Kong


Observers bemoan the lack of clear guidance after Beijing IP Court judge rules there was no infringement of a GUI design patent in a highly-anticipated case

China saw its first GUI infringement case since graphical user interface (GUI) design was classified and protected as a type of design patent on May 1 2014. Although the case was expected to set a precedent for GUI design patent,...


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