How Far Can an Employer Reach to Own Employee-made “Service Inventions”?

– August 2020

Polymorph Patents in China: What is the Standard for Inventiveness for New Crystal Forms?

– July 2020

China Top 50 Case of 2019: How a Functional Feature is Construed Greatly Impacts Protection Scope

– July 2020

Breaking News: Newest Draft Amendment to the Chinese Patent Law Available for Public Comment

– July 2020

How the Chinese Court Criminally Sentences Employees that Steal Trade Secrets: 2019 China’s Top 50 Representative IP Cases

– June 2020


– June 2020

The Latest on Post-Filing Data in China’s Patent Law

– April 2020

China Provides Specific Directions to Strengthen Patent / Technology Protection from 2020 to 2021

– April 2020

Diagnostic Claims in China

– January 2020

Hong Kong Launches New Original Grant Patent System

– December 2019

AI, Big Data, and Blockchain – CNIPA seeks public comment on draft patent examination guidelines

– November 2019

Major and Exciting Changes to China’s Patent Law on the Horizon

– February 2019

Happy Lunar New Year!

– January 2019

Finally a unified “Court of Appeal” for technology IP in China

– January 2019

Can several alternate groups in a Markush claim be arbitrarily deleted during invalidation?

– December 2018

No % homology?  How to craft allowable claim scope around sequences to comply with China’s strict written description requirements

– November 2018

Can post-filing data showing unexpected technical effect be used to overcome inventive step if the specification contains no data but asserts the unexpected technical effect?

– November 2018

Is it Sufficient to Claim an Antibody only by Describing its Antigen?

– November 2018

Foreign companies transferring IP out of China: things to know

– October 2018

China IP Developments in Biotech/Pharma
New Policies to Promote Importation of Innovative Drugs

– October 2018

After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 Extended for Another Year

– October 2018

USPTO harmonizes with US courts by adopting the court’s standard for interpreting claim scope

– October 2018

Prior Art Will Be Easier to Find due to creation of a new Prior Art Archive by Google, Cisco, MIT, and USPTO

– October 2018

How do foreign parties really fare in Chinese patent litigation?

– May/June 2018

Restructuring of SIPO Explained: To Facilitate Unified Law Enforcement and Avoid Separate Administration

– April 2018

SIPO to Continue Digital Advancement

– March 2018

Patent Protection: Are Patents Enforceable in China

– February 2018

Standard-Essential Patent in China Now Have Better Protection

– July 2017

Normal Consumer is Now the Standard for Determination of Infringement on Design Patents

– July 2017

Renting Products in China Now Constitutes Design Patent Infringement

– June 2017

New Guidelines for Patent Infringement Determination

– April 2017

Amendments to the Patent Examination Guidelines in China

– March 2017