The Latest Amendments to the Guidelines for Patent Examination
The latest revision of Chinese Guidelines for Patent Examination (2010) has been implemented since April 1, 2017, in which provisions of experimental data submitted after filing date were amended regarding to the sufficient disclosure of an invention in a description in the field of chemistry.
Liability of a market operator in torts of its merchants
1. Brief of the case1 LOCK&LOCK owns a design patent titled "Folding Storage Box (U-zipper-window)". LOCK&LOCK has authorized Beijing LOCK&LOCK Trade Co., Ltd. (hereafter, B
SKYVENTURE LLC won the rights to the trademark SKYVENTURE
China has become an increasingly important market for brands around the world. The issue of "trademark squatters", where a company or individual registers a company's trademark in a country before that company is ready to expand into the market, is
Motivation and Lack of Motivation (Tentative Examination of Interaction between Closest Prior Art and Distinguishing Technical Feature)
I. Raising of the issue By "motivation" is meant a function of one natural element to motivate or promote the growth of another; and by "lack of motivation" is meant a function of one such element to restrain or restrict another.
Determination of Disclosure and Technical Motivation in the Sense of Patent Law
Determination that a reference has disclosed the technical feature of a claim or given technical motivation of the technical solution defined by the claim requires not only that the reference contains the relevant technical features, but also that the relevant technical feature performs the same function in the reference as that of the disclosed technical feature in the claim.