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Friday, June 10, 2011

Seminar on Patent infringement and litigation in July

Just received a mail from China Law Society Training Centre that they are going to organize a seminar on Patent Infringement and Litigation, the seminar is to be held on 9-11 July 2011. The contents of the seminar is very attractive for me, though I do not have the qualification to appear in Chinese court, but it is good to know the law and the process. I have a couple of litigation cases that I am working back and fro with Chinese patent attorney and attorney of law to plan for some actions to be taken shortly.

The instructors of the seminar include 'expert' from the Beijing Courts and High Court. Cost of the seminar is reasonable, using Hong Kong standard, it is only RMB2000 (about USD300) plus hotel and expenses.

Too bad that I have to assist in a court case in Hong Kong starting from 4 July 2011. So I will not be able to attend this time and hopefully they will organize another one in Guangdong in the near future.

In case you are interested, and able to understand Chinese, here is information related to the seminar.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Jun 4 movement 22 years ago

22 years ago, the call for democracy was met with tanks and guns. 22 years later, there are a few demonstrators still in jail and a large number of them denied the right to go back to China.

A moment of silence for those who lost their life 22 years ago, and the call for the release of Ai Wei Wei, Liu Xiao Bo and many others who are jailed or illegal detained throughout China.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer promotion by China Intellectual Property HK Limited

Our company is running a promotion this summer. We charge a flat fee for filing patent of invention application to State Intellectual Property Office of China for US$3,000 per application (translation, drafting and examination fee excluded). This fee also include claiming of foreign priority and condition applies.

Our company is also giving away free iPad2 (32G Wifi) for any inventor or foreign patent agent who fill 3 patent applications through us by 30 Sep 2011. To qualify, you must confirm and approve the final draft of patent application suitable for filing to State Intellectual Property Office of China and pay up cost on account before 23 Sep 2011.

Note: The US$3,000 fee represents a standard application process and handle patent of invention only. The fee does not include translation of patent application in your language into Chinese, and possible redrafting of patent application suitable for filing in China, and cost of draftsman work on patent drawing. Examination fee is not paid at time of filing and is not included in the US$3,000 quoted fee. Applicant is required to provide foreign priority certificate and courier to our office.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hong Kong Patent Attorney

There are professionals in Hong Kong trying to push for certification of patent attorney / patent agent. That will be an important move for intellectual protection in Hong Kong.