Bear and Dragon Try the Water for Fast Patent Examination Stream

After the U.S.A (USPTO)., Germany (DPMA), Korean (KIPO) and Japan (JPO), Russia might become the fifth country to have a patent prosecution highway with China.


State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)’s commissioner Tian Lipu signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Boris Simonov, director general of the Intellectual Property Office of the Russian Federation (RFIPO) on a pilot of a patent examination highway between SIPO and RFIPO.

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Tian Lipu: “No Plagiarism ’cause China’s High Speed Rail Systems Climb Mountains”

At the ‘Third Intellectual Property and Urban Development Mayor Forum’, November 22, 2010, the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) commissioner Tian Lipu refuted allegations that China’s high speed rail systems are based on plagiarism. See IP Dragon’ article ‘Knowledge Transfer in China: How To Train The Dragon To Consume You‘. Sina reports that China News […]

Don’t Feed The Patent Trolls in China and Start Your Own IP Team

Tian Lipu, commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) visited Samsung, according to the China Daily. Mr Tian was told by the Keun-Hee Park, president of Samsung’s operations in China that patent trolls were on the rise. One can argue that a patent troll, or more neutrally called a non-practising entity (NPE) abuses its […]

China Leads IP5 Meeting on Jeju Island in South Korea

October 27 and 28, 2008, the IP5 European Patent Office (EPO), Japan Patent Office (JPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), China’s State Intellectual Property Organisation (SIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) came together for the second time, this year on the beautiful vulcanic island of Jejudo, South Korea. The delegation was […]

China’s National IP Strategy 2008: Feasible Commitments or Road to Nowhere Paved With Good Intentions

This article by Danny Friedmann is also published at the site of Duncan Bucknell Company, the consulting firm that specialises in global intellectual property strategy, see here. China’s State Council promulgated a National Intellectual Property Strategy [1]. In the policy document there is a lot of talk about doing everything more efficient and more effective. […]

Of IP’s Most Important Figures of 2007 Who is Most Relevant to IP in China?

The magazine Managing Intellectual Property announced IP’s Most Important Figures of 2007. Of this group, who deserved this title because of its role regarding IP in China? Obviously this includes Ms Wu Yi (China’s vice-premier and IP-negotiator) and Mr Tian Lipu (commissioner of China’s State Intellectual Property Organisation), but also Mr Jack Chang (senior IP […]

Sino-American WTO Consultations Disaster, Blame Game Ensues

April 10, the US filed two formal complaints against China at the WTO, one for unsufficient IP and one for lack of market access for copyrighted goods. After a formal complaint at the WTO the two parties had 60 days for consultations. The US and China only took two days (5-6 June about market access […]