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The viability of trade secret protection in China (Market intelligence)
Understanding utility model patent and design patent protection (Market intelligence)
Filing high-quality patents (Market intelligence)
Reward and remuneration for service inventions (Market intelligence)
Diagnostic patenting: where does China stand? (Market intelligence)
Brand transliteration: how to translate and protect your brand for the Chinese market (Market intelligence)
Claim construction in patent infringement litigation (Market intelligence)
The Supreme Court has spoken: OEMs and trademark use (Market intelligence)
Understanding the criteria to establish trade secret rights (Market intelligence)
In China, three factors are used to determine whether technical or business operation information constitutes a trade secret secrecy, confidentiality and commercial value. Trade secret infringement cases usually focus on the first two elements in particular, whether the trade secret is unknown to or difficult to be obtained by the relevant public and whether the rights holder has taken sufficient confidentiality measures to protect it.
Technology mining: the key to extracting maximum patent value (Market intelligence)
The value of a patent is inextricably linked to the presence of both a patent attorney who is intimately familiar with the patent system and a technical solution with implementation prospects rooted in the complex workings of a technical expert. These two parties must maintain smooth communication to ensure that the innovative technology can be mined for optimal value.
Patenting strategies for R&D companies (Market intelligence)
China remains a research hub for domestic and foreign companies alike, with 1.3 million invention patent applications filed in 2016. However, the material changes in patent filing practice and procedures in China introduced by the 2008 revision of the patent laws have had a profound impact on filing strategies.
Amendments to the Guidelines for Patent Examination (Market intelligence)
The April 2017 amendments to the Guidelines for Patent Examination introduced major changes related to the examination of business methods, computer program-related claims, prosecution of chemical inventions, the invalidation procedure and file wrapper practice, among other things.
Utility model applications and protection in China (Market intelligence)
A useful IP asset, the utility model patent costs less to acquire and is quicker to obtain than an invention patent. In addition, utility models present a paradox: a patent, which is the more difficult to obtain, is easier to invalidate than a simple utility model, which can be granted based on a simple formality examination.
Patent protection for software (Market intelligence)
While recent patent lawsuits involving well-known Chinese and overseas enterprises have been noteworthy, computer program-related patents have always attracted significant attention due to their large volume, broad application scope, high value in disputes and far-reaching technical, commercial and social effects.
Protecting intellectual property online (Market intelligence)
The primary challenge for most brand owners in China is the prevalence of counterfeit goods on Chinese e-commerce sites. The most popular of these have efficient complaint filing systems and rights holders are advised to learn how to use these mechanisms effectively. However, certain smaller sites have limited IP protection procedures in place, so a different approach is needed.
Original equipment manufacturers and customs administrative enforcement (Market intelligence)
Original equipment manufacturing (OEM) is an important means of economic development for China, and disputes relating to trademark infringement in the OEM model have become a problem that cannot be ignored. In light of increased customs enforcement, a large number of OEM companies are concerned as to whether they will become involved in infringement disputes through the products that they manufacture.
Recent developments in patent litigation (Market intelligence)
Certain key trends are emerging in Chinese patent litigation thanks to changes in court practice and the litigation system. The average amount of damages claimed in Chinese patent litigation continues to rise, with damages worth hundreds of millions becoming increasingly common, while the number of standard-essential patent cases has also jumped.
Effective analysis and application of big data in IP litigation (Market intelligence)
Judges’ and attorneys’ use of precedents is traditionally limited to the cases personally decided by or known to them; as such, their lack of experience in certain areas may prevent them from fully understanding litigation trends. Taking a macro, big-data perspective may help in this regard.
Supreme People’s Court recognises YKK as well-known trademark (Market intelligence)
The Supreme People’s Court ruling on YKK Corporation’s trademark opposition retrial petition ended a decade-long trademark dispute. The decision has again emphasised the principle of necessity of recognition of well-known trademarks, as well as the principle of applying consistent legal standards. This long-running suit also witnessed the development of China’s IP rights legislation and court judgments.
Coming of age (Market intelligence)
Confucius once said, “At 15, I aspired to learning. At 30, I established my stand. At 40, I had no delusions. At 50, I knew my destiny. At 60, I knew truth in all I heard. At 70, I could follow the wishes of my heart without doing wrong.” Although its patent, trademark and copyright regimes have been around for just a generation, China has begun to appreciate the tremendous potential that IP assets possess as a driver of national growth.
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