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China Mulls Expanded IPR for IT, Biotech

Law360 (November 3, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- China's Ministry of Science and Technology is considering drafts expanding the protection of intellectual property rights covering biological and information technology, state news agency Xinhua reported Monday.

The ministry is also looking into proposals to protect property of large instruments and animals used in certain experiments, the agency reported, citing Li Xueyong, vice-minister of science and technology.

The Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council has been charged with drafting frameworks for the proposed laws, the miniuster was quoted as saying.

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