Switching stances: China policies to focus strongly on patent quality
On March 5, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued key points for its goals in 2020, which were reiterated in a recent May newsletter. One of the...
On March 5, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued key points for its goals in 2020, which...
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COVID-19 IP office China and Hong Kong (SAR) update: what you need to know for IP matters in China and Hong Kong (SAR)
Spruson & Ferguson is actively monitoring the emerging issue of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (Wuhan virus) and we will provide further updates as the situation evolves.  China Update The State Council in China...
Spruson & Ferguson is actively monitoring the emerging issue of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (Wuhan virus) and we will provide further updates...
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China update: IP section in the China-US trade deal (phase one)
On 15th January 2020, the Governments of the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China signed the phase one documentation of a new Economic and Trade...
On 15th January 2020, the Governments of the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China signed...
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China update: changes in Guidelines for Examination related to inventions in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), internet +, big data and block chain
On 31 December, 2019 a new amendment to the Guidelines for Examination of the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) was announced. The new guidelines, which come into effect on February...
On 31 December, 2019 a new amendment to the Guidelines for Examination of the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) was...
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Now Effective: New Amendments to Guidelines for Patent Examination of CNIPA
The newly amended Guidelines for Patent Examination (“Guidelines”) of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) took effect as of 1 November 2019. Compared with the draft amendments published on...
The newly amended Guidelines for Patent Examination (“Guidelines”) of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) took effect as...
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China Update: where will the patent law reform go?
A new draft for the 4th amendment of the patent law was published by the National People's Congress on 4 January, 2019. This draft shows the focus points of...
A new draft for the 4th amendment of the patent law was published by the National People's Congress on...
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China SPC to establish a Specialised IP Court at the National Level
On 26 October 2018, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) issued a Decision to introduce a new IP Court of Appeals at the national level within...
On 26 October 2018, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) issued a Decision to introduce a...
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China Update: Digital platform switched for SINO-US priority document exchange
Starting from September 1, 2018, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will switch to the World Intellectual Property Organization...
Starting from September 1, 2018, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the United States Patent and Trademark...
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China Update: “Small is beautiful” – the potential need for additional focused claims
In our newsletter of March 16, 2017 we reported on the recent changes in the Guidelines for Examination http://www.spruson.com/china-revises-guidelines-for-patent-examination/ . In one paragraph we speculated that there is a...
In our newsletter of March 16, 2017 we reported on the recent changes in the Guidelines for Examination http://www.spruson.com/china-revises-guidelines-for-patent-examination/...
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