Dr Lawrence King delivered a talk on the Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court at the China Intellectual Property & Innovation Summit 2016 which took place in Shanghai, China from 14-15 April. Mike Jennings, Partner and Patent Attorney also represented the firm at the two day event.
The summit aimed to offer attendees an optimal platform for discussing IP protection strategies with governemnt officials, IP organisations, IP experts and in-house counsel from world-leading companies.
Following the development of Chinese economy within recent years, the protection of IP has become the core to corporates both at home and abroad in company strategy layout. It is therefore essential for those who want to explore China markets or overseas markets to understand the situation of IP development in different countries. According to the statistics, with the establishment of IP courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, the number of IP cases is increasing, making China the country with the largest number of IP cases accepted yearly.