China's top intellectual property court handles 18% more cases in 2022


The Intellectual Property Court of China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) handled 6,183 cases in 2022, up 18% from 2021, according to a report released by the SPC last Thursday. Of the new cases handled in 2022, 1338 concerned strategic emerging industries, accounting for 30.4% of the total new cases, 3.5% higher than that in 2021. Among them, cases involving the new generation of information technology, biomedicine, high-end equipment manufacturing, standard essential patents, drug patent linkage, integrated circuit layout design, and new plant varieties, increased markedly, said the report.