Patent

Micro-Tech reaches patent settlement with Boston Scientific

China’s medical product company Micro-Tech (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. announces that it reached a settlement with US fellow Boston Scientific Corporation resolving claims of patent infringement by Boston Scientific against Micro-Tech.

Nippon Steel sues Toyota, Baosteel for patent infringement

Japan's Nippon Steel Corporation said on Thursday it had filed patent infringement lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corporation and China's Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. with a Tokyo district court.

GSK loses suit against CNIPA over dose inhaler patent

China’s Beijing Intellectual Property Court on September 9 ruled in favor of CNIPA in its lawsuit against British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, impleading Chinese drugmaker Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. as the third-party defendant.

China’s top 500 companies by R&D spending and patent ownership

On Oct. 12, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) released a report reviewing China’s innovation landscape listing top 1000 Chinese privately-owned companies that spend the most in research and development (R&D) and own the most patents respectively.

China’s State Council approves policy on foreigners taking Chinese patent bar exam

28 municipal cities and provinces were designated as the country’s Pilot Zones for Deepening Innovative Development of Trade in Services in August 2020.