Exploring the New Dimension of China's Invention Economy
les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LI No. 3, September 2016
11 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2016
Date Written: September 1, 2016
While acknowledgement of intellectual property rights in China can be traced back as far as the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), the first patent-specific law in China was enacted in 1889. The onset of the Cultural Revolution in the mid-1960's, however, brought an end to even a modest recognition of intellectual property. China began to revisit intellectual property in the early 1980's and resulted in the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China. The Patent Law was amended most recently in 2001 in an effort to bring it in line with the relevant provisions of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Innovation and economy, have now been the focus of Chinese Government development policy for many years. The article discusses the trends in patent filings in China relative to the rest of the world.
Keywords: IP, China, Invention economy, Tang Dynasty, patent law in china, invention
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