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  1. 1. The Recent Evolution and the Future Trends of Patent Landscape in China and Asia ICIC Berlin October 2012 By: Willem Geert Lagemaat
  2. 2. Content• Asia overview• China – History – Challenges and barriers – Current developments – Future developments• Asia (upcoming markets) – Vietnam, Thailand, others
  3. 3. Asia overview
  4. 4. Existing:•Japan•KoreaUpcoming:•China•Vietnam•Thailand
  5. 5. China
  6. 6. Evolution of China Patent System• 1984 China acceded to Paris Convention• 1985 First China patent law came into force• 1993 First amendment of China patent law• 1993 China acceded to PCT• 1996 China acceded to Budapest Treaty• 2000 China acceded to the WTO• 2001 Second amendment of China patent law• 2007 Third amendment of China patent law started * Source Dr. Lulin Gao
  7. 7. 2007 419,253 2008 498,184 2009 619,728 2010 743,255 2011 974,608 2012 939,416Between 1985 and 2000 there are one million publicationsChina 2007 – current annual publication volume | 2012 so far 939,416Covering patent applications, granted patents and utility modelsTarget set at 2 million publications
  8. 8. Challenges and Barriers•Language•Legal system•Court rulings•Level of damages•Enforcement (employment in copying business)
  9. 9. Current Developments•Court rulings – training of magistrates•Opening of insight into legal system (both business and other)•Increasing support to enforcement•Government support to filing of applications
  10. 10. Current Developments…But culturally still much to do (right to copy)…Level of finance compensation…Governmental structure…What we see and recognize are two different things
  11. 11. Future developments•Migrating from production to innovation•China will accomplish this change•Role at international podium•Time is of the essence (ie Japan)
  12. 12. Asia (upcoming markets)
  13. 13. Some comments…•Typical development (VN –Chem/Pharma)•Challenges for PTO’s (global interest)•Quality of publication
  14. 14. Future developments
  15. 15. •Different from IP 5•Relationships between BRICK / VISTA markets•Quality of publication / harmonization•Access to state of art•Still ways to go for smaller countries
  16. 16. Questions?

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