First Thoughts on Hong Kong's New Patent System; Second Thoughts on Its Further Medical Use Claims

11(12) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press) 871-872

2 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2017 Last revised: 17 May 2017

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Danny Friedmann

Peking University School of Transnational Law; Peking University School of Transnational Law

Date Written: December 1, 2016

Abstract

Although Hong Kong is one of the most competitive economies in the world, it does not have an independent patent system.1 This Special Administrative Region has been re-registering patents that were granted by China, the EPO and UK under the Patent Ordinance of 1997. It did not sit well for Hong Kong that, in regard to the dependence of its patent system, it was in the same league as jurisdictions such as Cambodia, Fiji and Seychelles.

Keywords: Patent Law, intellectual property law, Hong Kong, Original Grant Patent, Short Term Patent, Swiss-type claim, SIPO, IP Department Hong Kong, Patent Ordinance, Second Medical Use, Further Medical Use, Medical Use

JEL Classification: Q30, Q31, Q39

Suggested Citation

Friedmann, Danny, First Thoughts on Hong Kong's New Patent System; Second Thoughts on Its Further Medical Use Claims (December 1, 2016). 11(12) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press) 871-872, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2960036

Danny Friedmann (Contact Author)

Peking University School of Transnational Law ( email )

Peking Univ. Shenzhen Campus
University Town, Xili, Nanshan District
Shenzhen, 518055
China

HOME PAGE: http://stl.pku.edu.cn/faculty-2/danny-friedmann/

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