Stir up people to innovate by slogan or by a change of culture

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you”… “Read slogans and you shall innovate.” The last sentence it not according to the Gospel of Matthew, but according to the Gospel of the Beijing Municipal government.     If you have been in […]

EU, U.S. Perception: “China Is Discriminating”. What Are We Going To Do Against It?

US: We have so manystars, we deserve to be treated accordingly in China U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is visiting China to try to smooth the Sino-Chinese relations (one can argue that the U.S. is borrowing money from China to import from China) and meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (习近平) who is expected to succeed President Hu Jintao (胡锦涛) in […]

Sunday Local Selection: 95.6 mln RMB question, Hebei good/bad/ugly, new BMW product?, Taiwan Straits IP Centre, Nanning achievements, Starve Cancer to Death Medicine

Some local news items of China Intellectual Property 中國知識產權, Xinhuanet.com, Hebei.gov.cn, CNR.cn, Stats.gov.cn and China Quality Daily were presented in one article by China Daily about the following locations: Beijing, Hebei, Fujian, Guangxi, Guangdong. The 95.6 million Renminbi questionThe first item is about subsidies given to 600 companies in Beijing’s technology hub Zhongguancun in the last […]

Aigo Sues HP, Dell, Sony, Toshiba and Samsung for Patent Infringements

At a Beijing court Aigo sued HP and at a Xian court it sued Toshiba for infringement of 6 patents which cover USB plus, a storage port technology. HP, Dell, Sony, Toshiba and Samsung all received a letter from Aigo’s lawyers with an invitation to negotiate within seven days. But according to Kenny Hsieh, general […]

Electric Guitar Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition Makes Itself Heard Against Beijing Infringers

IP Dragon welcomes a new organisation that will fight the manufacturers of and traders in counterfeit guitars. The Electric Guitar Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (EGACC), founded by four guitar manufacturers; Ibanez, Gretsch, Fender and Paul Reed Smith, in March 2008 and will lobby government authorities to enforce their intellectual property laws better against counterfeiting. Gear-Vault broke the […]

More Brooms Sweep Cleaner: Expansion of IPR Tribunals in China

Xie Chuanjiao of the China Daily wrote about the increasing number of IPR court cases and the pilot project of specialised IPR courts in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Fujian (nine intermediate people’s courts and 14 courts at district- and county-level). There will be similar IPR tribunals throughout China. Read […]

Guest Writer Michiel Tjoe-Awie: ‘Beijing: The Real Thing and The Echo-Test

Mr Michiel Tjoe-Awie has traveled extensively throughout China. Although he studied law he does not practise it, at the moment he is working as a banker. IP Dragon appreciates Mr Tjoe-Awie’s sharp mind. He can write about almost anything. Sometimes in an entertaining, sometimes in a inquiring way, but always in an interesting way. IP […]

Beijing, Guangzhou, Jiangsu and Zhejiang IP Litigation Data

Mr Will Lewis, an international business law and IP rights student at University of San Diego School of Law, tells on his blog Experience not logic that he was given a slew of data on IP litigation between domestic parties and between a domestic party and a foreign party in Beijing, Guangzhou, Jiangsu and Zhejiang […]

2007 Special 301 Report Presents Special Provincial Review of China

It’s that time of the year again. The USTR’s presents its annual Special 301 Report. Which countries have protected and enforced their IPR adequately and effectively and which have not. The risers, the fallers and the usual suspects, such as China and Russia. This year the USTR airs again the frustrations against China’s alleged lack […]

IP Specialist Xiang Wang Transfers From Jones Day to Orrick

Dr. Xiang Wang, formerly co-head of Jones Day’s Mainland China IP practice, will lead Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s China IP practice at their Beijing Office. Read more here.