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By Toby Mak
Disputes over standards essential patents are increasingly being exposed in the courts, as can be seen from the CJEU decisions (such as Huawei v ZTE) and in the UK in relation to the Unwired Planet litigation, ...
By Toby Mak
IPO has revised its patent examination guidelines, and these became effective on 1 April 2017.
By Toby Mak
The proposed revisions to strengthen the Chinese Patent (and designs) Law (December 2015) are significant and provide an interesting checklist of issues in relation to patents and design law worldwide.
By Toby Mak
Toby Mak explains that in China, exhaustion of rights extends far; but did not extend to the defendant claiming to be a Victoria's Secret distributor or agent in China.
By Toby Mak
Security interests over patents must be registered with the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office
By Toby Mak
Record compensation awarded by Beijing IP court in patent infringement case, with award of attorney fees.
By Toby Mak
The Chinese State Intellectual Property Office has significantly revised its examination guidelines with respect to inventions relating to business methods and software, submission of post-filing data...
By Toby Mak
China has a doctrine of "equivalence" – it may be the patentee's last hope. While the statistics for decisions in Europe, the US, and Japan show that it is not easy to sue successfully for patent infringement...