Wednesday, March 23, 2011

China civil litigation analysis

IP Komodo has been playing with the Rouse litigation analysis tool Ciela.

Over 12,000 IP decisions from China have been put into a database and is available for searching, at no cost. It can be used to search by city, court, year and other variables. Most importantly you can use it to compare two cities to decide where to sue. This is especially useful when there is a choice of forum as is common in China.

Why for example are damages awards for patent infringement on average higher in Guangzhou than Shanghai? See here (One answer appears to be that its all statutory damages awards in Guangzhou). For other more estoteric questions, users can contact Rouse for assistance.

Guest post by IP Komodo Dragon

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