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The China National Intellectual Property Administration rendered its first two “administrative rulings” to resolve two “patent infringement disputes that have significant impact across the country”. From a patentee’s point of view, what are the pros and cons of using this avenue, instead of litigation, to protect one’s patent?

中国国家知识产权局作出其首批两个“行政裁决”,以解决两起“在全国有重大影响的专利侵权纠纷”。从专利权人的角度来看,使用这种途径而不是诉讼来保护专利有哪些利弊?Read more

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Justice delayed is justice denied. The prompt delivery of judgments is particularly important in cases involving infringement of intellectual property rights, where holders of these rights need to minimize their losses by stopping the infringement swiftly. China does offer a solution. How does it work? Read more

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2019年12月,中国最高人民法院发布了指导案例115号。四个月后,也就是2020年4月,该指导性案例所依据的二审判决被最高人民法院选定为“2019年中国法院10大知识产权案件”之一。为什么该案如此重要?这都与“行为保全”和发明的“功能性特征”的概念有关。Read more

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In December 2019, the Supreme People’s Court of China released Guiding Case No. 115. Four months later, in April 2020, the second-instance judgment upon which this Guiding Case is based was selected by the Supreme People’s Court as one of the “Top 10 Intellectual Property Cases of Chinese Courts in 2019”. Why is this case so important? It is all related to the concepts of “act preservation” and “functional features” of inventions.Read more