作者:李辉 庞淑敏(知识产权部)

       

2022年4月26日,国家知识产权局发布了2021年度专利复审·无效十大案件。在这十大案件中,有两件是电学领域的案件,其中还有一件涉及到集成电路布图的撤销。这些案件因其焦点问题典型、社会影响较大而入选,国家知识产权局复审和无效审理部在这些具体案件中的认定对于未来的实质审查和无效审查都会有较大影响,而且也可在类似案件中进行援引和活用。为此,我们对这两个案件及其焦点问题进行简要介绍。

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Written by: Li Hui and Pang Shumin (Intellectual Property)

       

Among the top 10 cases of patent reexamination and invalidation in 2021 released by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on April 26, 2022, two are patent invalidation cases relating to the electrical field, where one involves withdrawal of an integrated circuit layout. Those cases were selected as the top 10 cases because of their great social impact and high social attention. The decisions on those specific cases made by the Reexamination and Invalidation Department of the CNIPA have a greater impact on future patent examination as to substance and invalidation, which are enlightening and informative in similar cases. We briefly describe the two cases and their focuses.

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著者:李輝 龐淑敏(知的財産)

       

今年4月26日に国家知識産権局から公示された2021年度特許復審・無効十大審判事件のうち、電気分野に関わる事件が二件ある。二件のうち、1件は集積回路配置図の取消に関するものである。これらの事件は、社会的影響が大きく、焦点となる問題が典型的であることから、十大事件として選出されており、これらの具体的な事件における国家知識産権局復審・無効審理部の判断は、将来の実体審査及び無効審判に対して大きな影響を与えるものと考えられる。とりわけ、類似の事件においてそれを援用・活用することもできると思われる。

ここでは、これらの2つの事件の経緯及びその焦点問題を簡単に紹介する。

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著者:成城(知的財産)

今年4月26日に国家知識産権局から公示された2021年度特許復審・無効十大審判事件のうち、機械分野に関わる事件が五件ある。これらの事件は、社会的影響が大きく、焦点となる問題が典型的であることから、十大事件として選出されており、これらの具体的な事件における国家知識産権局復審・無効審理部の判断は、将来の実体審査及び審判に対して大きな影響を与えるものと考えられる。とりわけ、類似の事件においてそれを援用・活用することもできると思われる。

ここでは、これらの事件の経緯及びその焦点問題を簡単に紹介する。

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Written by: Cheng Cheng (Intellectual Property)

Among the top 10 cases of patent reexamination and invalidation in 2021 released by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on April 26, 2022, five are patent invalidation cases relating to the mechanical field. Those cases were selected as the top 10 cases because of their great social impact and high social attention. The decisions on those specific cases by the Reexamination and Invalidation Department of the CNIPA have a greater impact on future patent examination as to substance and invalidation, which are enlightening and informative in similar cases. We briefly describe these cases and their typical implications here.


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作者:成城(知识产权部)

在今年国家知识产权局4月26日发布的2021年度专利复审·无效十大案件中,有五件是机械领域的专利无效案件。这些案件因其社会影响较大、焦点问题具有典型性而入选,国家知识产权局复审和无效审理部在这些具体案件中的认定对于未来的专利实体审查和无效审判会有较大影响,在类似案件中也可援引和活用。我们在此对这些案件及其典型意义进行简要介绍。

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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。

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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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作者:徐静 叶万理(知识产权部)

商标抢注可谓是我国商标领域多年来治理的重点,也是品牌商心中之痛。一直以来,面对大批量抢注且注而不用的行为,权利人的常规处理方式是通过异议阻止注册,以防止对方商标注册后的使用,引起市场混淆。尽管根据目前商标行政程序制止抢注的规则,绝大多数恶意抢注商标都能够被扼杀于摇篮,防患于未然;但权利人为制止抢注而付出的代价,即商标异议程序等付出的费用包括律师代理费均远远高于抢注人的注册成本,这就使得抢注现象依然屡禁不止,权利人不堪其扰。
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