Obtaining patents for software-related inventions in China

(Author: Xiaowei Wei; Source: CCPIT)

As more and more innovators in China have developed new business models by making use of computer science andninternet technology, patent protection of software-related inventions has become one of the hottest topics in the intellectual property field in this country. For example, the concept of “Internet Plus” has been very popular in the recent two years, which means utilizing internet technology to improve the business models of traditional services, and whether to and how to protect such new business models with patents . . .

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