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How rules and procedures for reviewing patent applications and those for enforcing patents can hamper patent quality and innovation in China


  • Prud'homme, Dan


This chapter finds that there are a variety of concerning rules and procedures for patent application review and enforcement of patent rights in China that hamper patent quality. These range from inadequate review systems to requirements and practices that generally weaken the efficiency and effectiveness of the patent enforcement environment, which in-turn ultimately somewhat discourage building of quality patents and related innovation in China.

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  • Prud'homme, Dan, 2012. "How rules and procedures for reviewing patent applications and those for enforcing patents can hamper patent quality and innovation in China," MPRA Paper 51688, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:51688

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    patent quality; China; patent enforcement; patentability requirements; patent prosecution; innovation;

    JEL classification:

    • K11 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Property Law
    • K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law
    • K49 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Other


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