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China’s new Patent Law

Join us for this exciting webinar about China’s new Patent Law – the first major update to the law since 2008.

Insufficient patent protection and enforcement in China has been a long-standing frustration not just for international but also domestic rights holders. After several rounds of revisions and years in the making – the revised PRC Patent Law entered into force on June 1, 2021.

The fourth amendments bring substantial changes including the creation of a patent linkage system, the introduction of an open license system, improved protection for industrial designs as well as several new provisions directed toward pharmaceuticals and overall strengthened patent enforcement.

There are also many highlights that will be particularly important for foreign companies doing business in China or interested in the Chinese market like patent term extensions, employee service inventions, provisions against bad faith and abuse of patent rights.

Xiaofan Chen, Partner, AWA Asia

We have invited Xiaofan Chen, Partner, AWA Asiato guide us through the new patent law. Xiaofan frequently provides clients with opinions on patent validity, patent infringement and freedom-to-operate analysis matters. He also advises on agreements for transferring or licensing patents, non-disclosure agreements/ trade secret issues and commercial aspects of patent rights. Xiaofan’s experience and track record in contentious work brings a valuable dimension to the non-contentious patent prosecution and advisory work he undertakes for clients.

His technical fields include mechanical engineering and manufacturing, laser imaging and printing/ packaging technology, computer science, internet technology, e-commerce, and business methods. In addition to having extensive experience in filing applications and securing patents on behalf of international clients before the State Intellectual Property Office (the Chinese Patent Office), Xiaofan is experienced in assisting domestic applicants in securing their patent rights before major patent offices in other jurisdictions.

Where: Webinar, a link will sent to all registered participants one day ahead of the event.

When: Monday, May 9, 2022, at 09:00 – 10:00 CEST

Cost: SCTC Members free of charge. Non-Members SEK350 plus VAT. Not a member yet? Apply here!

A Warm Welcome!


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