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China’s Supreme People’s Court Adjusts Jurisdiction of their IP Tribunal

Effective November 1, 2023, the IP Tribunal of China’s Supreme People’s Court will no longer hear appeals involving utility model patents, technical trade secrets and computer software unless the appeal is against a first-instance judgement issued by a high court.  The IP Tribunal will retain its jurisdiction on (1) second-instance civil and administrative appeal cases involving ownership and infringement disputes on invention patents, new plant varieties, integrated circuit layout design, as well as (2) administrative appeal cases involving disputes derived from prosecution and invalidation of patents of all kinds, new plant varieties, integrated circuit layout design.

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Principal, and Director of the China Intellectual Property Practice

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