Recently, the judge who issued the second anti-suit injunction in China wrote an article on the anti-suit injunctions in the standard essential patent (SEP) litigation.
Due to the internationalization of intellectual property right disputes, Chinese companies are more likely to be involved in parallel litigations in multiple jurisdictions around the world thus increasing the risk of Chinese companies encountering anti-suit injunctions.
In December 2020, China promulgated the Criminal Law Amendment (XI) (刑法修正案(十一)), three articles of which concern biosecurity as well as the prevention and control of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
Can cases be heard asynchronously? The answer is “Yes”. Don't miss the rules of asynchronous trial and electronic evidence, the highlights of China's Supreme Court's newly issued “Online Litigation Rules for People’s Courts” (2021).
Yes, Chinese courts can grant an application for preservation of property in cases enforcing foreign judgments, as shown by a recent case heard by Beijing Fourth Intermediate People's Court.
In October 2020, a court in Shenzhen, China, issued a decision in Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Co Ltd v. Sharp Corp. No. (2020), confirming that it had jurisdiction to set global royalty rates for related patents.
In June 2021, China's Supreme Court promulgated the "Online Litigation Rules for People's Courts", marking the first nationwide rules that fully integrate online litigation technology into litigation proceedings.
China's exports increased dramatically amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with cross-border e-commerce thriving faster than ever and disputes increasing accordingly.