In this article, we introduced the types, documents, methods, procedures and fees relating to patent applications in China.
For “functional feature” of patents in China, the Guidelines for Patent Examination stipulates that “technical feature defined by function in a claim shall be construed as embracing all the means that are capable of performing the function”. From this definition, it seems that “functional feature” covers a broader protection extent than “general feature”. However, in […]
Utility model patens in China protect new technical solutions suitable for utility proposed for a product shape, a product configuration or any combination.
Examination of Inventions Involving Combination of Computer and Medical Technology Explained in Amended Draft of the Guidelines (Second Draft for Comment)
How to determine whether the combination of computer science with diagnosis and treatment methods has the problem of subject matter?
After filing Chinese Patent Applications, some applicants may want to expedite examination procedures of the patent application. We mentioned in our previous article that there are several ways for expediting the invention patent prosecution in China, such as Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH), prioritized examination system, pre-examination and request for early publication. In this article, we […]