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Beijing Higher People's Court Revises the Guidelines for Determining Patent Infringement

On April 20, 2017 the Beijing Higher People's Court released the newly revised Guidelines for Determining Patent Infringement.


The Guidelines were originally issued in 2013. This time it was revised based on the trial work experience of the court system in Beijing in the past years and by taken reference of the relevant laws and regulations and recent judicial interpretations.


The Guidelines have a total of 153 articles with about 2.1 million words. It provides guidelines for determining the protection scope of patent, infringement on patent, acts of patent infringement and for acceptable defense of patent Infringement.


It also set rules for the first time regarding standard essential patents, graphical user interface designs, and other hot issues.


We will follow up the topic with more insightful reviews in the next weeks.

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