China, People's Republic of
In 2008, China amended its patent law for the third time. One of the reasons for the change was to be compliant with the TRIPS agreement.
Searching for, and checking status of, Chinese patents
Patents may be renewable and last longer than 20 years in China.
A search engine is available at: cnipr.com/enpatv.
Related pages on en.swpat.org
- http://www.sipo.gov.cn - China's patent office (anyone know if there's an English version?)
- EU asked China to enforce patents against open standards, article by FFII, 2010
About the third amendment
- postgrant.com: China's third amendment to its patent law contains several controversial articles
- Jones Day: What Does the Third Amendment to China's Patent Law Mean to You?
- An article about an earlier draft, including interesting links
About China, WTO, and submarine patents
- http://chinawto.mofcom.gov.cn/aarticle/i/ad/200607/20060702588894.html (google translation)
- http://research.yale.edu/isp/osis/papers/Baisheng%20Position%20Paper1.pdf (possibly damaged URL)
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