Patent Law: What is the best mode for the best mode disclosure requirement?

Bingbin Lu has an interesting short paper (9 pages only) on the best mode disclosure for patent applications. The author is answering two questions: whether a developing country should implement the best mode disclosure requirement and if so, how to best implement it? Although the best mode disclosure requirement is optional for WTO member states […]

Should There Be Trade Barriers For Chinese Companies Buying Core Global Patent Portfolios in New Technology?

Lee Caffin, IP strategist and patent attorney specialist in lifesciences at Think IP Strategy, has an interesting post on China’s National Patent Development Strategy (2011-2010), read here. After a historical overview from 2006 to 2011, Mr Caffin is posing a question that some protectionist governments might ask: “Should countries institute patent trade barriers or limit […]

The Implementing Rules of the Third Amended Patent Law Are Coming

At the end of December 2009, the State Council approved the Determination on the Revising of the draft version of the Implementation Rules of the Patent Law. Read more here. UPDATE: The Regulation will be effective February 1, 2010 and will consist of 123 articles in 11 chapters.Read more here and more about the backgrounds […]

China’s Protectionism Promotes Chinese Patents

IP Dragon’s friend Peter Ollier of Managing Intellectual Property reports about the ‘Instructions for National Indigenous Innovation Product Application Procedures’, promulgated by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Center for Science and Technology in September 2009. See Mr Ollier’s MIP article here. In the Third Amendment to China’s Patent Law of 2008, […]

EU Experience and Practice Must Show China The Way Concerning IPR Protection At Exhibitions

It is crucial for companies to showcase their new products to the world at trade fairs and exhibitions. Hower, these places welcome potential customers but also IPR infringers. To make the bonafide exhibitors less vulnerable to IPR infringements and deal with the IPR infringers that also have come to the trade fairs, the IPR2 (EU-China […]