IP Court of SPC to Launch Circuit Trial
It was learned from the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) on July 3, considering the nationwide jurisdiction of cases, the SPC will set up a specific circuit trial system to hear the cases at the local courts or the original courts for case handling, with an aim to make it easier for the parties involved to bring litigations and to promote the legal publicity about IPR. The implementation will be launched in the second half of 2019.
The SPC’s IP Court has always upheld the concept of “protecting innovation in the innovative way”. Luo Dongchuan, Deputy Head of SPC and Head of its IP Court told the reporter that the IP Court under SPC as a new institution, attaches high importance to the rule-based and system-based development. So far, according to the model of “1+N” system, 40 court regulations have been formulated, which reflects the scientific and normalized nature of the court work.
Over half a year of operation, the IP Court of SPC adopted such cutting-edge technology as AR glasses, voice identification system, e-signature system and e-file retrieval system for case hearing. Besides, the database of judgement rules centered on the specific law-applicable rules was initially established to include the portfolio of main judicative paper about technical cases over a decade by way of summarizing keywords and abbreviature of adjudication. It is identified that the cases heard by collegiate bench must be under retrieval. Unless by special procedure, the cases shall not conflict with the prior cases, so as to avoid the different judgement over the same kind of cases to some extent. In the future, the database will be further improved.
Source: Legal Daily