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Patent and Trademark Office Extends Comment Period on Patent Enforcement in China

Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has extended through Dec. 21 the period for public comment on challenges that U.S. inventors and companies are facing with the judicial and/or administrative patent enforcement systems of China. Specific topics of interest include (1) the acquisition and enforcement of utility models and design patents, (2) evidence collection and preservation in Chinese courts, (3) obtaining damages and injunctions, (4) enforceability of court orders, and (5) administrative patent enforcement. USPTO encourages examples of first-hand experience using China’s patent enforcement system and recommendations on ways to improve it.

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