Publications

Miss the 12-month Filing Deadline? China Finally Allows Patent Applicants to Restore, Add, or Correct a Priority Claim

– April 2024

Eagle IP is Coming Back to LSPN Spring Boston !

– March 2024

New Remedy in China for Fixing “Errors” in a Patent Application: Incorporation by Reference

– March 2024

EPO introducing Micro-entity status regime with reduced fees starting from 1 Apr 2024

– March 2024

Updates on Hong Kong Patents Examination Guidelines in 2024

– March 2024

IP Strategies for the Newly Released Implementation Regulations of the 4th Amendment of the Chinese Patent Law:Part 3: The 15-Day Mailing Period is Mostly Going Away

– February 2024

Official Fees Updates: Reduction in Hong Kong Registered Design Fees

– February 2024

IP Strategies for the Newly Released Implementation Regulations of the 4th Amendment of the Chinese Patent Law:Part 2: Grace Period without Loss of Novelty

– February 2024

IP Strategies for the Newly Released Implementation Regulations of the 4th Amendment of the Chinese Patent Law:Part 1: Delayed Examination

– January 2024

Twice the Trouble: Unraveling a Single Case of Dual Patent and Trademark Infringement

– January 2024

Appointment of Ms. Yolanda Wang as IP Advisor for HKETA

– January 2024

Do Promotional Marketing Materials Constitute an “Offer for Sale” under Chinese Patent Law? Bayer IP GmbH v. Nanjing Hang Seng Pharmaceutical

– December 2023

Top 10 China IP Board Case 2022 – Validity of RNAi Inventions
Decision on Examination of Request for Invalidation (No. 58530)

– December 2023

Inventive Step for an Enantiomer over a Racemate: “L-ornidazole” Patent Invalidation Case

– November 2023

Mexico Launches Accelerated Patent Grant Initiative in Collaboration with USPTO

– November 2023

Announcement: Implementation Regulations (Rules) of the Chinese Patent Law have been Approved

– November 2023

Eagle IP Limited Honored as 2023 Patent Firm of the Year in Hong Kong

– October 2023

Jennifer Che has been listed on the IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists of the year for 2023

– October 2023

Bright Ideas, Strong Barriers: A Patenting Masterclass

– September 2023

Celebrating Jennifer Che’s Promotion to Managing Director

– August 2023

Eagle IP is Featured in IAM Patent 1000’s Top Tier of Firms

– July 2023

AIPLA’s annual Women in IP Global Networking Event

– May 2023

Eagle IP is Going to LSPN Spring Boston!

– April 2023

CNIPA further clarifies how it counts “delays” when calculating Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) in the new Draft Examination Guidelines and how it affects international applicants

– April 2023

First-Time Filer Expedited Examination Pilot Program

– April 2023

Foreigners Beware: China Proposes Requiring IP Made Using Exported Chinese Genetic Resources to be Co-Owned by Chinese Collaborators

– March 2023

No More Paper Patents at the USPTO!

– March 2023

First Ever Successful Invalidation Challenge Due to Unauthorized Foreign Filing
What does an invention “completed” in China mean?

– March 2023

MAJOR UPDATES: New Unitary Patent System for Europe Starting 1 June 2023

– March 2023

EPO to Increase Official Fees from 1 April 2023

– February 2023

Introducing the New USPTO Cancer Moonshot Expedited Examination Pilot Program

– January 2023

Official Fees Updates: Reduced USPTO Official Fees for Small and Micro Entities and New PCT Fees

– January 2023

FOLLOW UP: Amendments to the China Patent Examination Guidelines in 2022
Part 1: New rules for designs in view of China signing onto the Hague Agreement

– January 2023

BREAKING NEWS: New Pilot Program for Hong Kong Applicants to get Accelerated Patent Examination in the Chinese Patent Office Starting January 1, 2023

– January 2023

Chinese Courts Cares More About Patent Quality Now
(A Doctrine of Equivalents Story)

– December 2022

Amendments to the China Patent Examination Guidelines in 2022
Part 1: New rules for designs in view of China signing onto the Hague Agreement

– December 2022

China Proposes New Examination Guidelines for Utility Models

– November 2022

China Announcing More Proposed Amendments to the Examination Guidelines in 2022

– November 2022

US vs CN: National Security Clearance Requirements

– November 2022

Compositions Limited by Use: A Cautionary Tale

– October 2022

How the Chinese Patent Office Rejected a Plate-Making Method Based on Food Safety Law

– October 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) Hands Down First Patent Linkage Appeal Decision

– September 2022

Eagle IP is Recognized in IP Stars 2022 in Patent Prosecution

– September 2022

Eagle IP is Recognized in IAM Patent 1000 as a Top Tier Firm

– July 2022

SPC Upholds $2M RMB Award in China’s First Patent Case on a Biological Deposit

– July 2022

China Hands Down First Batch of Patent Linkage “Paragraph IV” Litigation Results

– June 2022

What Kind of Damage Awards Can You Get in China?

– June 2022

China Releases Draft Implementation Guidelines for the Drug Administration Law

– June 2022

Congrats to Pauli Wong Promoted to Principal

– April 2022

How Smart is a Skilled Person in the Art ?

– April 2022

Patent Eligibility for Software in China

– April 2022

Talks given by our Vice President and Principal Jennifer Che at the Patent Workshops, HKUST Entrepreneurship Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology:

Patent 101: How to Read and Write a Patent: Best Practices for Scientists:

Patent 101 for Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups:

– March 2022

CHINA DIVISIONAL PATENT STRATEGY: Recent Judgment Narrows What Constitutes “Different Inventions” for Divisionals

– December 2021

CHINA: The Interplay Between Patent Law and Other Laws During Patent Prosecution

– October 2021

Proposed Examination Guidelines for the New Chinese Patent Law – Topic 1: Patent Term Adjustment

– October 2021

China Finally Clamps Down on Facial Recognition Technology

– August 2021

Do Invention and UM Patents Filed on the Same Day Rise and Fall Together?

– August 2021

What is the difference between an Invention Patent and a Utility Model Patent?

– August 2021

New Draft Patent Examination Guidelines are Available for Public Comment

– August 2021

China Top 10 Cases of 2020 – Winners’ Sun is truly a Winner: A Simple Selfie – Stick Utility Model Patent Crushes Infringers in China

– August 2021

Breaking: China Released New Implementation Measures for the New Patent Linkage System

– July 2021

China Top 10 Patent Re-Examination and Invalidation Cases of 2020 CNIPA Upholds Bayer’s Rivaroxaban Patent

– June 2021

CNIPA Releases Interim Measures for the Amended Chinese Patent Law Going Into Effect June 1, 2021

– May 2021

China Top 10 Cases of 2020 – CNIPA Upholds Second Medical Use Patent from University of Bordeaux

– May 2021

China’s Newest Examination Guidelines: Inventive Step for Biological / Life Science Inventions (Part III)

– April 2021

China’s Newest Examination Guidelines: Novelty and Inventive Step for Compounds (Part II)

– April 2021

China’s Newest Examination Guidelines: Post-Filing Supplemental Data (Part I)

– April 2021

China Adds Europe as a Searching Authority for PCT Applications

– February 2021

A Detailed Dive into China’s New Patent Term Extension Provisions

– December 2020

China Releases Details on Patent Term Extension, Deferred Examination and More in the Latest Draft Implementation Rules of the New Chinese Patent Law

– December 2020

China Releases Draft Examination Guidelines for the new Patent Law

– December 2020

How Will Civil Cases Work Under The Patent Linkage Provision In The New Chinese Patent Law?

– November 2020

New Guidelines! How to Apply China’s Criminal Law in IP Infringement

– November 2020

Narrow Claim Scope of a Chinese Utility Model Patent Fuels Design-Arounds by Failing to Curb Competing Products: Learning from a 2019 China’s Top 50 Representative IP Case

– October 2020

Breaking News: China passes Fourth Amendment to the Chinese Patent Law

– October 2020

China Forges Ahead with Draft Measures for New Patent Linkage System

– October 2020

US Patent Fees will increase effective on October 2nd

– September 2020

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

2019 CHINA TOP 10 IP CASE: VALEO V. LUCAS, FUKE, & CHEN

– 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