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Top 10 Reexamination and Invalidation Cases of 2018 Released


 

On the morning of April 25, during the Open Day of China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), the Intellectual Property Protection Department and the Reexamination and Invalidation Trial Department of the Patent Office jointly released the Top 10 Patent Reexamination and Invalidation Cases of 2018 (hereinafter referred to as “Top 10 Cases”), which was disclosed by Director General Ge Shu of the Reexamination and Invalidation Trial Department. The Top 10 Cases include cases of requests for invalidation of invention, utility model and design patents and cases of requests for Reexamination of utility model applications, covering fields of mechanical engineering, electricity, communication, medicine, chemistry, materials and design.
 

In response to the need of the industry and the public to further understand the Top 10 Cases, the Reexamination and Invalidation Department also held a face-to-face exchange event named “Approaching Top 10 Cases -- Interpretation of Top 10 Patent Reexamination and Invalidation Cases of 2018” on April 26 to thoroughly interpret decisions of the cases and consideration of the panel during trial of the cases.
 

The activity was divided into two sessions according to different fields, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Over 260 representatives from innovation subjects and patent agencies came to the site. The activity also set “Through Train to the Site” on the official website of the Reexamination and Invalidation Trial Department, where relevant materials were released simultaneously with the meeting site.
 

This was the 10th time for the selection and release of the Top 10 Cases, which have attracted wide attention from the industry and the public since 2010. The interpretation activity of the Top 10 Cases has been successfully held for two sessions and has enhanced exchanges and communication between the Reexamination and Invalidation Department and innovation subjects and patent agencies. The selection, release and interpretation of the Top 10 Cases have played a positive role in promoting patent protection system, interpreting standards of patent examination, and protecting and stimulating innovation. 



 

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