Two years ago, the Supreme People's Court Intellectual Property Court was inaugurated in Beijing on January 1. Since then, the Court hears civil and administrative appeals cases involving patents and monopolies nationwide.

It has accepted 5,104 cases and concluded 4,124 cases over the two years. A total of 111 meetings of professional judges were held, and 418 specific rules for the application of laws were formed.

The court currently has 38 judges and 44 of their assistants, with 42 percent of the judges holding a doctorate, 37 percent with science and engineering backgrounds, and 21 percent with overseas qualifications.

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