Impact Of Recent Chinese Patent Law Amendments

Law360, New York (January 27, 2010, 11:57 AM EST) -- On Jan. 18, 2010, China's State Council published the final Implementing Regulations of the Patent Law (the "Final Rules"). The latest amendments to the Patent Law became effective as of Oct. 1, 2009, and the Final Rules detail certain practical and procedural aspects associated with those amendments.

This article provides a synopsis of the Final Rules regarding two issues that could have significant impact on multinational companies, particularly those having R&D operation in China:

1) foreign filing license requirements for patent applications based on inventions "completed"...
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