As of September, 141,173 patents applied for by Beijing residents had been granted this year, with a 20.72% year-over-year increase.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on refused October 14 to block five Chinese companies' imports of food service equipment that Illinois Tool Works and three affiliates claim is built on intellectual property stolen by former senior employees.
The number of IP cases accepted by trial courts across the country increased from 101,000 in 2013 to 467,000 in 2020, with an average annual increase of 24.5%.
China’s Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) reviewed on October 19 the Draft Amendment to the Anti-Monopoly Law for the first time. The Draft Amendment was drafted by the State Administration for Market Supervision (SAMR).
CNIPA and SAMR has lately issued an action plan to protect the Olympic patents, trademarks, and other intellectual properties during the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.