China IP Updates: March 2022 (Issue 1)

Published on 23 Mar 2022 | 1 minute read

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CNIPA Replied to Whether the Patent Evaluation Report Provided by Petitioner Can be Directly Used as the Evidence of the Existing Design Defence in Patent Infringement Case
国家知识产权局关于专利侵权纠纷案件中可否直接将请求人提供的专利权评价报告作为现有设计抗辩证据的批复

Date: 2022-03-02

The CNIPA stated in its reply to Zhejiang Provincial Intellectual Property Office that as provided in Article 67 of the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China, "In patent infringement disputes, if the accused infringer can prove that the technology or design implemented by the petitioner belongs to the prior art or design, its act will not be deemed as infringement. It is also provided that the accused infringer is the subject of the existing design defense right, and if the accused infringer does not bring forward the defense claim, the patent management department shall not take the initiative to handle the existing design defense. The petitioner is not the subject of providing the existing design evidence, and thus the patent evaluation report provided by the petitioner cannot be directly used as the evidence of the existing design defense in patent infringement cases.

Data source: https://www.cnipa.gov.cn/art/2022/3/7/art_546_173745.html?xxgkhide=1

 

The State Administration for Market Regulation Issued the National Pilot Program for Innovation in the Protection of Trade Secrets
市场监督总局发布全国商业秘密保护创新试点工作方案

Date: 2022-03-02

The major tasks of the pilot work are to enhance the system innovation for protecting business secrets, improve the business secret protection mechanisms, strengthen the regulatory enforcement towards business secrets, and advance the service security system of business secret protection, to seek conformity to the high-quality international economic and trade rules, and create a good business secret protection atmosphere.

According to the pilot program issued by the State Administration for Market Regulation, the innovation pilot work is carried out in cities and counties (districts). Through applications of local governments and evaluation by the State Administration for Market Regulation, 15-20 regions will be enrolled into the first batch, and a three-year pilot program will be started in July 2022.

Data source: https://gkml.samr.gov.cn/nsjg/jjjzj/202203/t20220307_340204.html

 

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