IP Master Class Webinar: Recent IP Developments in China: Patent Law Amendments and the National IP Strategy

Practices: Intellectual Property

This Webinar will cover the following topics:

  1. The recent Chinese patent law amendments and their impact on cross-border R&D activities and patent management. Of particular interest are the new inventor remuneration rules, "first filing in China" (or foreign filing license) requirement for inventions "completed" in China, and various issues related to intra-company patent ownership.

  2. The National IP Strategy Outline as promulgated and published by the State Council in June 2008. Its history and content will be briefly introduced, and its potential impact on significant IP policies in China will be discussed.

  3. What to expect in the near future: specific issues such as standardization and patents, and IP adjudication system reform will be briefly discussed.
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