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Patexia patent enforcement in china (July 11, 2013)

  1. 1. Patent Enforcement in China Michael Lin, Partner Marks&Clerk Hong Kong Patexia Webinar July 11, 2013 10:30 AM PDT
  2. 2. © 2013 Copyright Michael Lin, all rights reserved. Michael Lin • ABC (American Born Chinese) • University of California at Berkeley - Biochemistry • Really, really terrible scientist • PhD in Genetics • Boston University Law School • Ohio Bar (1996); USPTO Bar (1997); no CN Bar • P&G Patent Attorney, Kobe Japan (10 y) • P&G Patent Attorney, China (3.5 y) • Marks&Clerk Hong Kong (2.5 y)
  3. 3. © 2013 Copyright Michael Lin, all rights reserved. China Law Intro • Civil (Roman) Law – Very detailed • Non-binding precedents • Supreme People’s Court Interpretations • Only 1 guaranteed appeal, review = de novo • No Federal Rules of Evidence • No Juries • Inconsistent rulings; favoritism; political meddling
  4. 4. © 2013 Copyright Michael Lin, all rights reserved. Patent Office Administrative Enforcement Local Patent Offices (2013 rules): • Investigations • Seizures • Fines • Administrative punishments
  5. 5. © 2013 Copyright Michael Lin, all rights reserved. Customs Office Administrative Enforcement • Register IP in Customs • Customs = reactive, not proactive • Visit & educate Customs • Effectiveness depends on info provided • Follow up in court
  6. 6. © 2013 Copyright Michael Lin, all rights reserved. Arbitration in China • CIETAC (China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission): http:// www.cietac.org/index.cms • In 2011-12, Shenzhen and Shanghai offices “disavowed” by Beijing • Court recently refused to enforce Shanghai CIETAC arbitration. • Net: designate Beijing Branch for now
  7. 7. Michael LinMichael Lin Marks&Clerk Hong KongMarks&Clerk Hong Kong @Cyberport@Cyberport @HK Science Park@HK Science Park Level 9, Cyberport 1Level 9, Cyberport 1 Unit 516, 5/F, Enterprise PlaceUnit 516, 5/F, Enterprise Place 100 Cyberport Road100 Cyberport Road 5 Science Park West Ave.5 Science Park West Ave. Pok Fu Lam, Hong KongPok Fu Lam, Hong Kong Shatin, New Territories,Shatin, New Territories, Hong KongHong Kong MLin@marks-clerk.comMLin@marks-clerk.com ©© Copyright Marks&Clerk Hong Kong 2013Copyright Marks&Clerk Hong Kong 2013 Any Questions / Comments??

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