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China releases new draft patent law for comment

On 9 August 2012, China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) released a draft fourth amendment to China’s Patent Law for public comment. This draft focuses on patent enforcement, and comes at a time of intense international scrutiny of China’s patent regime. For example, in July, the United States Patent and Trademark Office released a report summarising patent enforcement issues that US businesses have faced in China.

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Firmwide revenue 2011 ($m): 611
Global lawyers 2011: 781