China may establish national IP appeals court, similar to Federal Circuit in US
China is considering implementing a national appellate court dedicated to IP rights. This is the next step in making China the innovation capital of the world. When the US established the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1982, it led to stronger patent rights and greater innovation. This is an important step for the Middle Kingdom.
See Reuters article at http://www.reuters.com/article/china-economy-ipr-idUSL1N1EC04Q.
See also http://www.ecns.cn/business/2016/12-17/238045.shtml
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