China’s new mechanism for pharmaceutical patent disputes has been hailed as its answer to the US pharmaceutical patent system. Photo: Reuters
China’s new mechanism for pharmaceutical patent disputes has been hailed as its answer to the US pharmaceutical patent system. Photo: Reuters

IP theft? China’s tougher patent law brings payouts, pharma dispute fix

  • Revised law introduces compensation for losses caused by patent infringement, and early resolution mechanism for pharmaceutical cases
  • US government has called for China to address the issue, a long-standing grievance for companies

Topic |   Intellectual property in China
China’s new mechanism for pharmaceutical patent disputes has been hailed as its answer to the US pharmaceutical patent system. Photo: Reuters
China’s new mechanism for pharmaceutical patent disputes has been hailed as its answer to the US pharmaceutical patent system. Photo: Reuters
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