Beijing stakes its claim as a litigation capital

By Jacob Schindler

The introduction of specialised IP courts has ushered in a new era in Chinese patent litigation. Recent statistics from the Beijing IP Court lift the veil on an enticing jurisdiction for patent owners

Back in 2015, IAM published an article on China’s litigation environment, asking: could this be the next major forum for high-stakes patent battles? (“The people’s court”, IAM 71). At the time, the country’s three specialised IP courts were brand new and had issued no major decisions; few foreigners were bringing licensing cases to China amid regulatory questions around standard-essential patents (SEPs); and rumours abounded of Chinese tech firms preparing patent offensives.

Want to read more?

Register to access two of our subscriber-only articles per month

Subscribe for unlimited access to articles, in-depth analysis and research from the IAM experts

Already registered? Log in

What our customers are saying

Straight talk on key IP issues, IAM aims to provide executive managers with the business perspective that often gets lost in technical jargon and legal details.

Gene Potkay
Senior vice president of intellectual property
The Nielsen Company


Subscribe to receive access to the full range of premium business intelligence, insights and analysis, as well as our IP directories, guides and daily news.

Why subscribe?


Register for more free content

  • Read more IAM blogs and articles
  • Receive the editor's weekly review by email
Register now  
Issue 91