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1、National patent and trademark pledge financing amount reached 162.65 billion yuan in the first half of 2022       2、Annual Parade: 23rd Wipo-Cnipa Awards Announced       3、French auto supplier Valeo wins $800,000 from Chinese patent infringers       4、Winners of the 2021 European Inventor Award revealed       5、Xiong'an court obtains jurisdiction over IP cases in 6 cities of Hebei province       6、China’s top 25 trademark cases of 2020: Shanghai Weitong Trading Co., Ltd. v. Taokaenoi Food & Marketing Public Company Limit      

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    Baidu AI: unignorable cemented dominance in patent rankings
    Baidu AI: unignorable cemented dominance in patent rankings
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a definitive force of the new round of technological revolution and industrial change, and has become the focus of international competition and industrial policy efforts in various countries. Driven by technological innovation, AI has been deeply integrated with all walks of life, propelling high-quality development and reshaping the world economy and human society.
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    Beijing hosts audio copyright festival
    Beijing hosts audio copyright festival
    The prosperity of the audio cultural industry is inseparable from the robust protection of audio copyrights and an environment that respects the creation of audio content and is conducive to the dissemination of audio content. Tong Gang delivered a speech to the guests from multi-dimensional and multi-perspective of academic, legal, policy, management, innovation, and practice, contributing to the healthy and sustainable development of the audio copyright industry.
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    Copyright protection of digital art: Langkong Art Museum presents ‘An Intellectual Property Day’
    Copyright protection of digital art: Langkong Art Museum presents ‘An Intellectual Property Day’
    Langkong Art Museum presented ‘An Intellectual Property Day’ during the ‘Linear’ exhibition in celebration of the publication of the 100th issue of China Intellectual Property magazine (English Edition) in Beijing on July 17. The event’s co-organizers include China Intellectual Property magazine, Beijing Sunshine Intellectual Property and Legal Development Foundation, and Zhongguancun Intellectual Property New Association.
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    'Waltzing with IP' ECTA 39th Annual Conference in Vienna goes hybrid
    'Waltzing with IP' ECTA 39th Annual Conference in Vienna goes hybrid
    ECTA is looking forward to welcoming many colleagues at its 39th Annual Conference ‘Waltzing with IP’ on 21-22 October 2021, this year in a hybrid format. For safety reasons, this prestigious European IP event will be organised either in Vienna for a limited number of participants and online. We have ensured a very engaging programme with most distinguished guests and speakers such as WIPO Director General Daren Tang: find out what you may expect and register soon!
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    Meet China's leading AI company: Baidu's edifice of AI patents
    Meet China's leading AI company: Baidu's edifice of AI patents
    Recent studies conducted worldwide have reached a consensus that “China’s moment” is befalling the global arena of artificial intelligence (AI) research and application. Beyond this bare fact, the country has never hidden its ambitions of prolonging “China’s moment” into “China’s era” with its comprehensive national power, a putative measure of Chinese origin, going from strength to strength.
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    Patent eligibility of software inventions
    Patent eligibility of software inventions
    Article 25 of the Patent Law provides for six types of subject matters for which no patent right should be granted. No matter how practical, novel or inventive they are, specific results covered by such subject matters are excluded from patent protection. Nevertheless, the determination of ineligible subject matters does not require evidence to aid comparison as in the case of commenting on novelty or inventiveness, which can be concluded directly and merely by deductive reasoning.
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    China's unique amendment by "furthuer definition" in patent invalidation
    China's unique amendment by "furthuer definition" in patent invalidation
    From the perspective of the legislative purpose, the purposes of formulating the patent law are the same in all countries in the world, and with the continuous development of globalization and deepening international cooperation, international patent procedures such as the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) have emerged accordingly. However, there still exist subtle differences in many provisions of the patent law of each country depending on their actual situations.
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    Applicable circumstances for postponement of examinations of administrative trademark cases
    Applicable circumstances for postponement of examinations of administrative trademark cases
    This article mainly introduces and discusses the specific types of cases that can be postponed in trademark administrative cases and the circumstances of the application of postponement. In the above-mentioned procedures and other procedures, there are also some other causes for postponement, such as requesting for the postponement of examination of review cases of refusal based on a consent.
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    Ownership of trademark rights of informal appellations
    Ownership of trademark rights of informal appellations
    The analysis of this paper shows that there are two main factors that affect the ownership of trademark rights of informal appellation: one is whether the holder of formal trademark has subjective intention and objective behavior to use informal appellation, and the other is whether the use of informal appellation by others will lead to confusion and misunderstanding or damage the legitimate rights and interests of the holder of formal trademark.
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    Is Patent Marking the Patent Owner’s Right or Statutory Duty?
    Is Patent Marking the Patent Owner’s Right or Statutory Duty?
    Patent marking statutes in the U.S. and China take completely different stances. In the U.S., patent marking requires an affirmative act of the patentee to mark her products, and failure to comply with patent marking may drastically limit the past damages afforded to the patentee before a litigation on patent infringement had begun. In contrast, patent marking in China only gives the patentee the right, rather than the obligation to mark, whereas the patentee may be entitled to a fully recovery of past damages regardless of whether or not she has done patent marking.

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