作者:陈文平 马慧(知识产权部)

 

 

 

2021年专利复审和无效审理部的十大案例尘埃落定,历年的十大案例都是热点问题的权威解读,今年也不例外。在化学领域的三个案件中,有两个案件均涉及马库什权利要求。

“马库什”权利要求作为化学领域中一种特殊的权利要求撰写方式,一直以来在授权和确权程序中都不乏争议。由于马库什权利要求的概括性较强,通常在审查过程中会遇到支持、单一性、新颖性和创造性等多个方面的审查意见,为了克服这些审查意见,申请人通常会选择限缩马库什权利要求的保护范围,以获得授权。在授权后的程序中,马库什权利要求的优先权问题也常常引起较大的争论,虽然还未见权威决定,但在实际的审查实践中,大多数经修改后的马库什权利要求的优先权一经挑战,专利权人均有不利的预期。另一方面,由于在专利无效程序中权利要求的修改受到修改方式的限制,马库什权利要求在无效阶段的修改很难被接受,理由通常是不符合审查指南关于无效阶段修改的规定。

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作者:钟鑫 杨晓荃 周杰

中金普洛斯REIT(508056.SH)(简称“普洛斯REIT”)交易中,在向资产支持计划完成项目公司的股权交割前,围绕投资性房地产从成本模式计量改为公允价值计量模式的一系列架构设计是其特色。

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作者: 钟鑫 , 杨晓荃 和 刘勃

2022年1月26日财政部、税务总局发布《关于基础设施领域不动产投资信托基金(REITs)试点税收政策的公告》(财政部 税务总局公告2022年第3号)(以下简称“3号公告”),公募REITs试点税收政策正式出台。

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Authored by: Zhang Yunwei (Mark) , Yang Fan , Li Lingbi and Cui Yangyang

Under the Chinese medical device regulatory regime, as filing/registration is compulsory prior to marketization, the legality of use of unregistered in vitro diagnostics reagents (“IVD”) in laboratory-developed testing (“LDT”) has been in a grey area for a long time.

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著者:徐静 张超(知识产权部)

 

 

 

金杜チームは、クライアントのシーメンス社を代理して高圧可変周波数ドライブに関する特許侵害事件において、権利侵害製品の実物を提出しなかった場合、書面による証拠のみにより権利侵害に認定するよう裁判所を成功に説得するとともに、損害賠償の訴訟請求も全額支持された。本事件は、実物の挙証に不便な大型工業設備に関する特許侵害認定に、参考の価値のある訴訟策略を提供した。

Continue Reading 金杜は、シーメンス社を代理して権利侵害対比用の製品の実物がないのに特許侵害と認定され損害賠償の主張も全額支持されたことに成功した

Written by:Xu Jing Zhang Chao(Intellectual Property)

 

 

 

In a patent infringement case involving medium-voltage drives, the KWM team representing the client Siemens successfully convinced the court to establish the infringement by relying on written evidence only, without any physical sample of the accused product for technical comparison, and the claim for damages was fully supported by the court. This case provides a new approach on evidence production for patent infringement cases, which may be a valuable reference in particular for a patent involving an industrial equipment, of which the physical sample may be too large to be submitted to the court.

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作者:徐静 张超(知识产权部)

 

 

 

金杜团队代理客户西门子公司在一件涉及高压变频器的专利侵权案件中,在未提供侵权产品实物进行比对的情况下,仅依赖书面证据成功说服法院作出侵权认定,并且损害赔偿的诉讼请求得到了全额支持。该案为不方便举证实物的大型工业设备专利侵权认定提供了可资借鉴的诉讼思路。

Continue Reading 金杜成功代表西门子在没有产品实物进行侵权比对的情形下获得专利侵权认定并且损害赔偿主张得到全额支持

Written by:Xu Jing Ye Wanli(Intellectual Property)

 

 

 

 

Fighting against trademark piracy has become one of the priorities in the governance of trademark system in China for years, which has also been a long-time headache to genuine brand owners. The most common strategy is to file oppositions to defeat registration of the pirate marks, in order to avoid market confusion among the public if the pirate marks are used for commerce. While most of the bad-faith filing can be defeated at the early stage under the current practice, the strategy incurs significant costs for genuine brand owners – legal costs, such as attorney fees for filing oppositions, are substantially higher than the costs of trademark pirates. This imbalance of costs makes trademark piracy “unstoppable”, resulting in continuous and strong interference with ordinary business operation of genuine brand owners.

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Written by:Liao Fei(Intellectual Property)

 

 

 

 

On April 13, 2022, the CNIPA issued the “Notice on Continuously Cracking down on Malicious Trademark Registrations” (hereinafter referred to as “the Notice”), continuing to maintain the high-pressure “zero tolerance” posture and the normalized crackdown mode. The Notice stressed that strengthened efforts will be made to fight against malicious hoarding and preemptive registration in trademark, which are highlighted by the activities of “hoarding ” and “free-riding” of trademarks, in accordance with the regulations on malicious application for trademark registration with no intent to use as in the “Guidelines for Trademark Examination and Trial”.

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