Chinese Utility Model Patent That Survived 19 Invalidation Attempts Leads to 1 Million RMB in Damages

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In decision (2020)最高法知民终357号 released August 10, 2020, China’s Supreme People’s Court affirmed an earlier award of 1 million RMB (~$145 thousand USD) for infringement of utility model (UM) patent no. ZL201420522729.0.  The UM relates to a selfie stick and has already survived 19 attempts at invalidation.