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    China recognizes blockchain evidence, even while expanding cryptocurrency ban

    Even as China expands its widespread ban on cryptocurrencies, the country is embracing the blockchain technology that powers cryptocurrencies, with the Supreme People’s Court this week recognizing the use of blockchain evidence in legal disputes. Blockchain technology Blockchain technology was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 to serve as the public transaction ledger of the...
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    China filed the world’s most blockchain patent applications in 2017

    According to a Thomson Reuters’ analysis of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) database, more than half of the 406 blockchain patent applications filed in 2017 were filed from China. Blockchain A blockchain, originally “block chain,” is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically...
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    China launches National Intellectual Property (IP) Publicity Week

    As reported by the China’s official Xinhua News Agency, the country launched a week of national campaigns to raise awareness of protection of intellectual property rights (IPR). National IP Publicity Week 2017 “The campaign, jointly organized by 23 agencies, will feature events across the country, including press conferences, forums, lectures and the release of a...
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    Revised Guidelines expand patent protection for software and business methods

    China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) today implemented revised Guidelines for Patent Examination that significantly expand patent protection for software and business methods / models. Software patent protection Software patent applicants will now be able to claim a medium plus computer program process, instead of claiming means plus function (a term which has historically been...
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    Beijing launches new intellectual property mediation center

    As reported by the official China Daily news agency, a new legal center for mediating intellectual property (IP) disputes opened this week in Beijing. “The center, jointly operated by the China Law Society’s Chinese Law Counseling Center and the Intellectual Property Law Association, will seek to improve the country’s IP environment, according to Cui Xuefeng,...

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