The Fourth Amendment to the Patent Law

Nov 12, 2020
Fang Qi and Danlei Wu of Fangda Partners highlight the main provisions in the recently introduced Fourth Amendment to the PRC Patent Law, which aims to establish a patent linkage system for patents in the pharmaceuticals industry, bring about significant changes to the design patent regime, strengthen patent protection against infringement and tackle the issue of abuse of patent rights

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With the last changes to the Patent Law taking place in 2008, the 12-year gap between amendments runs longer than for other intellectual property statutes

 

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