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China’s SPC-IPC Issues 2022 Annual Report on Intellectual Property

Mon, 12 Jun 2023
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 11 Apr. 2023, China’s Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC-IPC) issued its 2022 annual report.

The full title of the report is the “Annual Report of the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People’s Court 2022”.

In 2022, SPC-IPC accepted 6,183 technology-related IP appeal cases and Monopoly appeal cases (including 4,405 newly accepted cases and 1,778 closed existing cases), and closed 3,468 cases.

Compared with 2021, the number of total accepted cases (consisting of both newly accepted and unclosed existing cases) increased by 18%, of which new cases increased by 1.6% and the number of closed cases increased by 0.2%.

In 2022, SPC-IPC accepted 2,956 new second-instance substantive civil disputes, of which 615 involved infringement of invention patents, 968 on infringement of utility patents, 312 on patent application rights and patent ownership, 144onnew plant variety, 6 on the layout design of integrated circuit, 78 on technological secrets, 648 on computer software, 96 on technology-related IP contracts, 15onmonopoly disputes, and 74 on other disputes. The number of new cases relating to new plant variety and layout design of integrated circuit was significantly higher than that of the previous year.

Between 2019 and 2022, SPC-IPC accepted 8,436 cases involving second-instance substantive civil disputes, of which 1,860 involved infringement of invention patents, 2,982 on infringement of utility models, 697 on patent application rights and patent ownership, 272 on new plant variety, 14onintegrated circuit layout design, 213 on technological secrets, 1,743 on computer-software, 342 on technology-related IP contracts, 79 on monopoly, and 234onother disputes.

For more information on the SPC-IPC, please click here.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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