Patent validity evaluation in perspective of technical contribution

By Shi Bisheng, Judge of IP Tribunal of Beijing Higher People’s Court, Columnist of China IP,[Patent]

The exchange theory of quid pro quo of patent rights in exchange for technical contribution expounds the basic principle that the patent is granted only for technical contributions.

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