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  • Supreme People’s Court agrees to hear AMSC appeal

    May 31, 2012

    China’s Supreme People’s Court has agreed to hear American Semiconductor’s (AMSC) software infringement claim against Chinese company Sinovel

  • Dyson victory sets an example in China

    April 24, 2012

    A court in Zhejiang province has upheld a decision against a Chinese company infringing Dyson’s design patent for a bladeless fan, in a special open session ahead of this week’s World IP day

  • SIPO cracks down on false patent marking

    March 29, 2012

    Chinese consumers will soon find the words “patent pending” on their products after new measures to crack down on the false patent marking

  • Proving patent infringement just got easier in China

    January 13, 2012

    A recent Opinion by China’s Supreme People’s Court should make it easier for owners of method patents to prove infringement. But it also reinforces the difficulty of obtaining interim injunctions

  • EU-China IP project comes to a close

    July 28, 2011

    The EU and China have formally ended a four-year IP cooperation project with both sides claiming success, despite frustrations behind the scenes

  • Interview: SIPO’s Tian Lipu on China’s patent deluge

    July 25, 2011

    While David Kappos of the USPTO is struggling to get more money to cope with its backlog, SIPO is preparing to recruit 5,000 more examiners by 2015

  • Q&A with Tian Lipu

    July 25, 2011

    Managing IP interviewed SIPO Commissioner Tian Lipu during last month’s China-International IP Forum. In this full transcript, he discusses China’s patent explosion, SIPO’s plans, revised rules and international cooperation

  • Reports reveal China’s greentech plans

    May 25, 2011

    Two reports published last week have cast new light on China’s push to lead the world in the development of green technology

  • Chinese filings at EPO double in two years

    April 13, 2011

    The number of EPO applications from China has leapt 96% from 6,490 in 2008 to 12,698 in 2010, according to data released today

  • Dyson too negative on China IP enforcement

    January 18, 2011

    Lawyers believe that criticism of China’s patent system by UK inventor James Dyson goes too far

  • US Congress panel criticises China on IP

    November 25, 2010

    China is still failing to meet its WTO commitments, including to IP, according to a US Commission

  • China announces 10-year patent plan

    November 25, 2010

    The Chinese government has published a 10-year patent strategy to encourage filing and commercialisation and improve coordination with national policies

  • China’s global IP plans revealed

    November 01, 2010

    A survey of 80 Chinese in-house IP counsel spells out their global filing strategies. Peter Ollier and Janice Qu analyse the numbers, and profile four companies that typify the trend

  • Exclusive: SIPO celebrates 30 years

    November 01, 2010

    Tian Lipu, Commissioner of China’s State Intellectual Property Office, sets out his vision for innovation in China and for the development of the international IP system

  • China saves world from fall in patent filings

    September 17, 2010

    A WIPO report has revealed how the economic crisis hit patent and trade marks filings in 2008 and 2009, as well as how China has maintained its astonishing growth

  • China commits to improved IP enforcement

    April 06, 2009

    China’s Supreme People’s Court has issued guidelines for implementing the National IP Strategy that will lead to unified tribunals handling civil, criminal and administrative IP courts and may create a specialist IP appeal court


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