Design Patent Infringement

By Denning Jin, Helen Chen of King & Wood’ s Dispute Resolution Group and Shanghai Office

Background

A number of automobile design patent infringement cases have been brought to Chinese courts in recent years, such as Honda v. Hebei Shuanghuan, FIAT PANDA v. Great Wall PERI, Neoplan v. Beijing Zhongtong Xinghua Automobile Selling Co., Ltd., et al. The hallmarks of these cases are not only the high value of the damages claimed and the importance of the outcomes which are dispositive to the market structure, but also the malleability of rule of law in the field of design patent infringement determination.Continue Reading PRC Supreme People’s Court: Clarified Design Patent Infringement Determination