Dulling the Current Edge: How Patent-Related Policies and Practices Hamper Innovation in China

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Dulling the Cutting-Edge: How PatentRelated Policies and Practices Hamper Innovation in China

August 2012
Dan Prud’homme∗

Business Manger of the IPR Working Group and R&D Forum at the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (European Chamber), based in the Shanghai Office. Contact information: dprudhomme@europeanchamber.com.cn Acknowledgements: The author would especially like to thank the following members of the European Chamber’s IPR Working Group (WG) for their comments on this study: Dr. Oliver Lutze, Co-Chair of the IPR WG; Elliot Papageorgiou, Rouse Shanghai; Lin Xu, Vice Chair of the IPR WG; and Qu Xiaoyang, Vice Chair of IPR WG. Thanks to Dr. Ioana Kraft, GM of the European Chambers’ Shanghai Office, for her comments; and thanks to Doris Wang, Working Group Assistant at the European Chamber, for revising English translations of many Chinese provisions flagged by the author for inclusion in this study, and certain other fact-checking.



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Executive Summary ................................................................................................................... 1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................... 20 .1 Key terms..................................................................................................................... 20 .2 Key background information....................................................................................... 24 .3 Summary...................................................................................................................... 36 Methodology ...................................................................................................................... 37 .1 Research ...................................................................................................................... 37 .2 Analysis........................................................................................................................ 38 .3 Recommendations....................................................................................................... 38 Results ................................................................................................................................ 39 .1 Chapter 1: Statistical analysis of China’s patent quality situation and larger innovation ecosystem............................................................................................................................ 39 .1.1 Analysis................................................................................................................. 39 1.2 Summary .............................................................................................................. 61 .2 Chapter 2: Government-set patent targets and indicators......................................... 62 .2.1 Analysis................................................................................................................. 62 .2.2 Summary............................................................................................................... 71 .2.3 Recommendations................................................................................................ 72 .3 Chapter 3: Other policies meant to promote patents................................................. 75 .3.1 Analysis................................................................................................................. 75 .3.2 Summary:............................................................................................................ 116 .3.3 Recommendations.............................................................................................. 116 .4 Chapter 4: Rules and procedures for reviewing patent applications and those for enforcing patents .............................................................................................................. 124 .4.1...
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