Comments on the Amendments to the Patent Law in China

Published on 31 Jul 2020 | 2 min read

 

Comments on the Amendments to the Patent Law (the second draft for review)

对《中华人民共和国专利法修正案(草案二次审议稿)》的意见

 

1.  General Comments 总体评价

We believe that the draft amendments to the Patent Law are generally in line with the trend towards strengthening patent protection. They include provisions extending the scope and term of design patent protection; increasing the amount of statutory damages and adding punitive damages for patent infringement; and reducing the evidentiary burden on patent owners in patent infringement litigation. They also provide for a pharmaceutical patent linkage system dealing with the interests of drug market authorisation applicants and drug patentees, and extensions of term in relation to pharmaceutical patents, with the aim of encouraging drug innovation and creation.

该专利法的修正案草稿的修改内容进一步印证了中国加强专利保护的趋势。修正草案中包括外观设计保护范围扩大和保护期延长的条款,提高了专利侵权的法定赔偿数额并增加了惩罚性赔偿,同时通过举证责任倒置某种程度减轻了专利权人的举证责任。修正草案新增了药品专利链接制度的条款,用于协调药品市场准入申请人和药品专利权人之间利益平衡,同时延长了药品专利的保护期限,以鼓励药品的发明创造。

 

2.  Detailed Comments 具体建议

 

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