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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Commissioners' Meeting between China and Japan

On November 22, 2006, the Commissioners' Meeting was held in Tokyo between China and Japan.

Main topics to be discussed were as follows.
1) Chinese Patent Law Revision
Japan requested (i) the clarification of patent infringement criteria, (ii) the clarification of administrative intervention in patent enforcement proceedings, etc.
2) China's National IP Strategy
China announced that it will compile the National Intellectual Property Strategy next year, after hearing public comments.
3) Work Sharing
Japan proposed to start the exchange of search and examination results between SIPO and JPO.
4) Access to Chinese Patent
China announced that it has a plan to offer patent document dissemination system by way of automatic translation in 2008.

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