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2014 China IP Summer Program

Destination Beijing!

The John Marshall Law School's Center for Intellectual Property Law and Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center will again offer 2013 China IP Summer Program in Beijing from June 1 - 28, 2014 (download the program brochure here)This is the only ABA-Approved Summer Program specialized in IP in China since 2011.

Programs: 

New SIPO Commissioner

[Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan]

SIPO is seeking comments on proposed changes to its Patent Examination Guidelines on GUI

[Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan]

For the first time, the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of P. R. China is considering patent protection of graphical user interface (GUI).  On October 22, 2013, SIPO has published a request for comment notice seeking views on its proposed changes to the Patent Examination Guidelines related to GUI as a patentable subject matter of a design patent.  This is part of the ongoing work that SIPO started in March of 2013. 

The foci of the changes are:

A.  Amendments to Part I, Chapter 3:

IP: 

Year 2013 Programs

 

In 2013, the Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center sponsored the following programs:

Programs: 

Mark Your Calendar - Feburary 21, 2013

[Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan]

Website available at here.

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Prioritized Examination of Chinese Patent Applications

[Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan]

Following the footsteps of the USPTO, State Intellectual Property Office has also began implementing rules* on a prioritized patent examination program starting on August 1, 2012.

The program, however, excludes the applications on invention patent applications that are subject to bi-lateral or multi-lateral agreements between SIPO and other patent offices of other countries or regions.

IP: 

2013 China IP Summer Program

Destination Beijing!

The John Marshall Law School's Center for Intellectual Property Law and Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center will again offer 2013 China IP Summer Program in Beijing from June 2 - 29, 2013 (download the program brochure here)This is the only ABA-Approved Summer Program specialized in IP in China since 2011.

Programs: 

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