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2011 Whitepaper Released by Chinese Supreme People's Court
[Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan]
Thanks to our JMLS LLM '10 graduate, Ms. (Fiona) Yue GAO at King & Wood Mallesons's Shanghai office, who alerted me that the Chinese Supreme People's Court released its 2011 annual report/whitepaper on April 19, 2012 on intellectual property cases before the Court. The whitepaper is in both Chinese and English with the English version starting from page 25.
In summary, the IP Tribunal of the Supreme People's Court reviewed 466 IP cases; 420 new cases in 2011 with 46 carried over from 2010. The 420 cases is an 34.19% increase over 2010's caseload. Overall, the Supreme People's Court heard and concluded 423 cases in 2011.