Beijing Patent Attorney Association Research Shows Chinese Patent Drafting is 1/4 the Price of U.S. Patent Drafting

Posted on Categories Design Patent, Patents, Utility Model

On September 23, 2021, the Beijing Patent Attorney Association  released a summary of fees charges for drafting various patent applications for the city of Beijing. Coincidentally, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has just also just released their 2021 Economic Survey, which makes for an interesting comparison.  So, while fees have mainly remained flat in the U.S., fees in Beijing have increased significantly but are still about 1/4 of U.S. fees despite Beijing housing being twice as expensive as …

World Intellectual Property Organization Releases Global Innovation Index 2021 – China Edges Closer to Top 10

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On September 20, 2021, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released the Global Innovation Index 2021.  Switzerland, Sweden, U.S., and U.K. continue to lead the innovation ranking, and have all ranked in the top 5 in the past three years. The Republic of Korea joins the top 5 of the GII for the first time in 2021, while four other Asian economies feature in the top 15: Singapore (8), China (12), Japan (13) and Hong Kong, China (14). China moved …

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued the “Guidelines for Building a Powerful Country with Intellectual Property Rights (2021-2035)”

Posted on Categories Copyright, New Law, Rule or Implementing Regulation, Patents

On September 22, 2021,  the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued the “Guidelines for Building a Powerful Country with Intellectual Property Rights (2021-2035)” (知识产权强国建设纲要(2021-2035年)). The Guidelines set numerical development goals for intellectual property as well as other goals such as “deep participation in global intellectual property governance.”

China’s National Intellectual Property Administration Issues Interpretation of Administrative Adjudication of Patent Linkage Measures

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On September 18, 2021, the China National Intellectual Property Agency released the Interpretation of “Administrative Adjudication Measures for Early Resolution Mechanisms for Drug Patent Disputes” (《药品专利纠纷早期解决机制行政裁决办法》解读).  The Interpretation clarifies some issues in the Measures, including deadlines.