Yesterday I gave a lunch presentation at the Hong Kong office of Baker & McKenzie. The title of my presentation: 'Is China's Unique Patent Law Paving the Way to Innovation?' about the challenges of foreign innovators because of the changes in the Third Amendment to China's Patent Law 2008. I was delighted to find such interested audiences at Baker & McKenzie's Hong Kong office and via video conferencing also at Baker's Shanghai and Beijing's offices and get excellent input of Baker's IP experts.
I spoke about:
- PRC history of patent law
- 'How socialism slipped out of the patent law'
- Confidentiality review in case of foreign filings
- Disclosure of genetic resources
- "Absolute" novelty standard