An advert offering advice on various intellectual property rights services, including applying for patents to get jail terms commuted. Photo: SCMP Pictures An advert offering advice on various intellectual property rights services, including applying for patents to get jail terms commuted. Photo: SCMP Pictures
An advert offering advice on various intellectual property rights services, including applying for patents to get jail terms commuted. Photo: SCMP Pictures

How to get out of jail early in China: buy an inventor’s idea and patent it

Inmates taking advantage of a law that says proven inventors can get their jail terms commuted, according to newspaper report

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An advert offering advice on various intellectual property rights services, including applying for patents to get jail terms commuted. Photo: SCMP Pictures An advert offering advice on various intellectual property rights services, including applying for patents to get jail terms commuted. Photo: SCMP Pictures
An advert offering advice on various intellectual property rights services, including applying for patents to get jail terms commuted. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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