China Proposes Changes To Patent Law

The FT reports two potential changes to patent law that will hit foreign companies.

One would require foreign companies making discoveries in the country to file first for patent protection in China or risk losing legal protection for their IP (a provision common in many countries). The other would make it more difficult to get patent protection in China for inventions already in use elsewhere.

The other issue surrounding these draft proposals — a shortage of Chinese-litterate patent lawyers.

Leave a comment

Filed under Economy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s