China Update 17 December 2011 from IP Think Tank / 中国知识产权动向,2011年12月17日 来自IP Think Tank

Here is Think IP Strategy’s weekly selection of China-focused intellectual property news as well as some of the biggest news from around the globe breaking in the blogosphere and internet.

以下是Think IP Strategy发布的每周中国知识产权动态以及本周国际上发生的重要的知识产权新闻。这些新闻来源于新闻网站和专业人士的博客圈。

Please join the discussion by adding your comments on any of these stories, and please do let us know if you think we’ve missed something important, or if there is a source you think should be monitored.



Highlights from around the globe/ 本周国际上的知识产权新闻:

US: Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Mayo v Prometheus / 美国最高法院听取Mayo诊所诉Prometheus实验室一案的口头辩论 (Patently-O) (Patently-O) (Maier & Maier) (Patently-O) (Pharma Patents) (Patently-O) (Ars Technica)

US: Plaintiffs file petition for certiorari in AMP v. USPTO / 美国分子病理协会诉美国专利局一案,原告向最高法院请求移审令 (Patent Docs) (Inventive Step) (Patently-O)

Januvia (Sitagliptin) – EU: Court of Justice gives go-ahead to negative term SPCs: Case C-125/10 Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation / 欧洲最高法院对西他列汀补充保护证书作出判决 (The SPC Blog) (The SPC Blog) (The SPC Blog) (EPLAW)

Crestor (Rosuvastatin) – US: CAFC: You don’t have to understand why your invention works: Teva v AstraZeneca / 美国法院对Teva诉AstraZeneca的上诉案件作出判决,法官称“专利权人无需知道为何自己的发明是有效的” (PatLit) (Patent Law Practice Center) (Patent Docs)

Germany: Motorola wins injunction against Apple, could spell trouble for EU sales / 摩托罗拉在德国赢得对苹果的诉讼 (Ars Technica) (FOSS Patents)

UK Government publishes its plans to modernise copyright law following Hargreaves recommendations / 英国政府公布版权现代化计划 (Out-Law) (IPKat) (The 1709 Blog)

MegaUpload sues Universal Music Group for improper DMCA takedown notice – Judge gives UMG 24 hours to explain takedown spree / 法官要求Universal音乐公司24小时内就删除行为作出解释  (Ars Technica) (Recording Industry vs The People) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)



General / 综合

NDRC fines Weifang Shuntong Pharmaceutical  and Weifang Huaxin Pharmaceutical Trading Co. for Anti-Monopoly Law violations / 中国发改委对两家山东的医药公司作出反垄断处罚 (China Law Insight)

UK’s first intellectual property attaché to begin work in China this week / 英国指定咨询师,为打算进入中国的企业提供知识产权咨询 (Out-Law)

What is the direction for future development of Chinese drug enterprise? / 中国药企未来的机会在哪里?(

China expected to build standard for ebooks / 第一批电子书内容标准提案出炉 (


Patents / 专利

Google awarded US patent for autonomous car / 谷歌获得无人驾驶汽车专利 (

Chinese companies should prepare for the amended American Invention Act / 要为应对美国专利法之变做好准备 (

GEM listed companies disclose patent information puzzles / 创业板上市企业专利信息披露之惑 (


Trademarks / 商标

iPad trademark case – addendum / 关于iPad商标之争的进一步讨论 (China Hearsay)

A review on the judgement of iPad trademark / 刘春泉:“IPad”商标斗法记 (Jin Rong Jie)

Japan starts to amend trademark law to expand scope of protection / 日本拟扩大商标保护范围 (


Copyright / 版权

Taiwan looks to join ACTA / 台湾有可能加入“反伪造贸易协定” (IP Watch)

China’s latest IPR enforcement rhetoric / 中国知识产权实施的最新状况 (China Hearsay)

Copyright problems bother the growth of ebooks /电子书何时不再为版权纠结 (

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