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Patent Reexamination Board Holding the 5th Innovation Subject Conference

The 5th Innovation Subject Conference of the Patent Reexamination Board was held in Beijing recently. Executive Deputy Director Ge Shu of the Patent Reexamination Board attended and addressed the conference, and Deputy Directors Zhu Renxiu, Ma Hao and Gao Shenghua attended the conference. Relevant leaders and representatives from enterprises, patent agencies, the Patent Examination Administration Department of the Patent Office, various patent examination departments and the Patent Reexamination Board were present at the conference.

Ge Shu pointed out that 2018 was the opening year for the implementation of the spirit of the 19th National Congress of CPC as well as the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up; promotion of IP protection had become a major measure for China’s expansion of opening-up. This year, the Patent Reexamination Board has actively implemented decisions and arrangements of the CNIPA Party Leadership Group, upheld the principle of “law-based, fair, accurate and efficient” in trial of patent re-examination and invalidation cases, thoroughly implemented works related to quality improvement, and made new achievements in various works.

Theme of the conference was “Focus on Typical Cases and Promote Quality Improvement”. With typical cases of patent re-examination and invalidation, relevant speakers interpreted relevant legal standards and applications of such standards in examination practice, and discussed with representatives present at the conference. The conference ended with fruitful achievements.

The Innovation Subject Conference, held by the Patent Reexamination Board, has been successfully held for five sessions and has exerted wide influence on the industry. It not only becomes a platform for exchanges and communication between the Patent Reexamination Board and innovation subjects and patent agencies, but also serves as an important window for the Patent Reexamination Board to interpret standards for legal application through typical cases. The Patent Reexamination Board will continue to pay attention to the need of social innovation subjects, listen carefully to the opinions of the industry on the work of examination, and effectively help innovation subjects to fully understand the latest development of examination, so as to better help innovation subjects to make good use of the patent system and promote the creation, protection and application of intellectual property.

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