The 6th SIPO-IPI Conference on IP Cooperation and the 4th Round Table Meeting on the IP Industry Held in Shanghai

A few days ago, the 6th SIPO-IPI Conference on IP Cooperation and the 4th Round Table Meeting on the IP Industry took place in Shanghai. SIPO Deputy Commissioner He Zhimin and Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) Director General Felix Addor attended the conference.

This is the first meeting to be convened after SIPO and IPI signed their Memorandum of Understanding. Both delegations talked about the two nations' latest IP policies and developments as they shared their own experiences using IP institutions to promote innovation-driven development. They thoroughly discussed the submission of supplementary data, the overcoming of existing creative defects, new medicament use claims and dsRNA examinations, as well as exchanged views on the client-attorney privileges under the WIPO Patent Law Standing Committee. Lyu Guoqiang, the Director General of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration, also had the opportunity to dialogue with the Swiss delegation on the issue of IP executive law enforcement.

Over 30 representatives from enterprises and IP service providers in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Switzerland attended this 4th Round Table Meeting geared towards the Chinese and Swiss industrial communities jointly held by SIPO and IPI. At this meeting, SIPO and IPI experts and industry representatives held lively discussions and exchanges on issues such as IP laws and regulations in both countries, patent examination practices, law enforcement measures and pharmaceutical patents, etc., as well as addressed the concerns of many enterprises. (Translated from SIPO Website Chinese Version) 

2017-05-22