A fair share of Chinese patent plaintiffs are individuals, but don’t call them trolls 04 Dec 17
For reasons that are well known to readers of this blog, it is not too common these days for individual patent owners to litigate against large corporates in the US. But in China, the situation is very different – recent figures from the country’s premier patent venue show that over a third of civil plaintiffs in recent years were individuals. While some practitioners characterise much of the activity as nuisance litigation, Chinese authorities seem to see it as a welcome sign of further development in the patent system.
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