New Chinese Rules on Abusing IPRs—- What does it mean for the exercise of IPRs after Qualcomm case?
(Author: Dr. Zhaofeng Zhou, Partner; Source: Bird & Bird)
The State Administration for Industry and Commerce ("SAIC"), one of the three Chinese Antimonopoly Enforcement Authorities which is responsible for non-price related anti-competitive activities, published Rules on Abuses of Intellectual Property Rights Eliminating or Restricting Competition ("Abusing IPR Rules") on April 13. The Abusing IPR Rules were approved by Mr. Mao Zhang, the head of SAIC on April 7 and will come into effect on August 1, 2015 which is exactly 8 years after Antimonopoly Law ("AML") came into effect.
The SAIC has spent years drafting the Abusing . . .
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