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Patents and Innovation in Mainland China and Hong Kong
Two Systems in One Country Compared

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  • Editor: Yahong Li, The University of Hong Kong
Yahong Li, Dan Prud'homme, Li Gao, Yifu Chen, Limeng Yu, Jyh-An Lee, Frank Charn Wing Wan, Leslie Shay, Jeffrey Mclean, Winnie Yue, Ronald Yu
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  • Date Published: September 2017
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  • isbn: 9781108173551
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  • How do patents affect innovation in mainland China and Hong Kong? How can two patent systems operate within one country and how is innovation affected by the 'one country two systems' model? For the first time, this book links these challenging issues together and provides a comprehensive overview for government officials, law-makers, academics, law practitioners and students to understand the patent systems of mainland China and Hong Kong. Themes examined include the interaction between the two distinctive patent regimes, the impact of patents on innovation in China's specific industries such as green tech, traditional Chinese medicines and telecommunications, the role of utility models in inflating low-quality patents and the application of good faith principle in enforcing FRAND in mainland China, patent system reforms in Hong Kong, and the impact of these changes on innovation in the two vastly distinctive yet closely connected jurisdictions.

    • The first detailed study of the links between mainland China and Hong Kong in the area of patents and innovation
    • Describes the establishment of Hong Kong's indigenous patent system and how it was reformed after the handover to China
    • Analyzes in depth the role of patents in China's individual industries such as green tech, traditional Chinese medicines and telecommunications
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    ‘In the international IP community a knowledge gap exists with regard to the fact that China employs two different, but complementary patent systems. The book giving deep comparative insight into both systems and furthermore promotes additional, valuable knowledge concerning other territories of ‘Greater China'.' Heinz Goddar, European and German Patent and Trademark Attorney

    'With uncertainties about the Unified Patent Court and system in Europe and the disruptions of long-standing expectations by the Supreme Court in the United States, China promises to emerge as the primary place where researchers and investors can vindicate their faith in the future of intellectual property. In that new emerging world of IP, knowledge of Chinese IP law and practice will be at a premium. Chinese IP has an additional point of attraction: it is actually two systems - one on the mainland and one in the traditional Asian economic powerhouse of Hong Kong. This book by Professor Li opens the door to both systems and increases insight into both by comparison. As China continues to emerge as the center pole holding up the tent of IP, Professor Li's book will teach ways to use that tent and its center pole to protect the world's IP assets.' Judge Randall Rader, Principal, The Rader Group; former Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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    • Date Published: September 2017
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108173551
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. Patents, innovation, and 'one country two patent systems' Yahong Li
    Part I. The Role of Patents in China's Industrial Innovation:
    1. Utility model patent regimes and innovation in China and beyond Dan Prud'homme
    2. Greening patent system to incentivize green technology innovation in China Li Gao
    3. Traditional Chinese medicines and patent law: incompatibility and remedies Yifu Chen
    4. Industry-specific study of patent law and innovation in China's telecommunications industry Limeng Yu
    5. The legal framework for FRAND enforcement in China Jyh-An Lee
    Part II. Reform of Patent System and Innovation in Hong Kong:
    6. The role of patent in the economic development in Hong Kong Frank Charn Wing Wan
    7. An overview of the development of Hong Kong's patent system Leslie Shay
    8. Debates on the role of the original grant patent system in Hong Kong's innovation Jeffrey Mclean and Winnie Yue
    9. Patent law reform in Hong Kong: lessons from Singapore Ronald Yu.

  • Editor

    Yahong Li, The University of Hong Kong
    Yahong Li graduated from Stanford University, California, with a Doctorate in Science of Law. She teaches and researches intellectual property law extensively, in particular on the intersection of intellectual property (IP) and innovation. Her major publications include: Imitation to Innovation in China: The Role of Patents in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries (2010), International and Comparative Intellectual Property: Law, Policy and Practice (2005), 'China' in L. Bentley (ed.) International Copyright Law and Practice (2015 onward). She is an Associate Professor and Director of the L.L.M. Program in Intellectual Property and Information Technology at the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong, a member of ATRIP, and an Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Institute of Patent Attorneys.


    Yahong Li, Dan Prud'homme, Li Gao, Yifu Chen, Limeng Yu, Jyh-An Lee, Frank Charn Wing Wan, Leslie Shay, Jeffrey Mclean, Winnie Yue, Ronald Yu

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