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CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee
Patents & Standards in China
QBPC
Patent and Innovation Committee
October 26, 20...
CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee
Agenda
1.Standards Landscape
2.Main Standardization Related Issues
3.Patents and...
CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee
The Standards Landscape
• Standardization in China is government driven
• Leadin...
CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee
Main Standardization Related Issues
1.China Compulsory Certification (CCC)
proce...
CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee
Patents and Standards – Milestones (I)
• In 2008, SPC decision (JI) on patents
•...
CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee
Patents and Standards – Milestones (II)
• Nov 2, 2009
• SAC: Provisional Regulat...
CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee
• Jan 28, 2010
• CNIS: Disposal rules
– Detailed process, ministerial level rule...
CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee
Outlook
• Reason for pragmatic optimism,
• Further implementation roadmap not cl...
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2010 10-26 qbpc patents and standards

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2010 10-26 qbpc patents and standards

  1. 1. CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee Patents & Standards in China QBPC Patent and Innovation Committee October 26, 2010 Dr. Sven Wehser, vice chair
  2. 2. CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee Agenda 1.Standards Landscape 2.Main Standardization Related Issues 3.Patents and Standards – Milestones 4.Outlook
  3. 3. CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee The Standards Landscape • Standardization in China is government driven • Leading institutions are: • SAC, • CNIS, • AQSIQ, • CQC,… • 22,000 national standards, • More than 50,000 industry standards in China, • More than 443 technical committees (TC’s) active in organizations which deal with drafting standards
  4. 4. CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee Main Standardization Related Issues 1.China Compulsory Certification (CCC) process, 2.Transparency of standardization in China, 3.Equal and fair access to standardization, 4.Integration of Chinese standardization into global standards systems, 5.Balance rules for patents in standards.
  5. 5. CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee Patents and Standards – Milestones (I) • In 2008, SPC decision (JI) on patents • “Patent owner required to give a license at a rate which is substantially lower than market rate” • Received lively feedback
  6. 6. CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee Patents and Standards – Milestones (II) • Nov 2, 2009 • SAC: Provisional Regulations • Nat’l Standards – Essentiality? • Disclosure – Requirements for non-participating parties – Liability for non-disclosure • Declaration – Licensing – Royalty-free – ‘FRAND’ plus substantially lower than ‘normal licensing fee’ • Mandatory Standards – Compulsory license
  7. 7. CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee • Jan 28, 2010 • CNIS: Disposal rules – Detailed process, ministerial level rules – Detailed definitions, eg Essentiality, affiliates, technical contribution – Disclosure also of pending patents, even unpublished – Licensing (royalty-free or FRAND) – no mentioning of ‘substantially-lower’ – No compulsory disclosure requirement for public or penalty – Stays behind provisional rules Patents and Standards – Milestones (III)
  8. 8. CAEFI Quality Brands Protection Committee Outlook • Reason for pragmatic optimism, • Further implementation roadmap not clear, • Process delayed, • QBPC will closely follow and update, • Watch this space!

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