PROTECTION OF PATENT RIGHTS IN CHINAThe Government of China grants patents for certain inventions, technical solutions and designs. Some items are not patentable. An application must meet the substantive and procedural requirements of Chinese law. A creator of an invention, technical solution or design that meets the criteria for a patent in China may apply for and receive patent protection under Chinese law.
The following questions have been addressed in this article:What are the differences in the application process for design patents versus utility patents?
What are the differences between foreign patent applications and domestic patent applications?
What is the appeals process for patent denials?
Are there any developments anticipated in Chinese patent law?