How efficient is the Judicial Enforcement of Patent Law in People’s Republic of China (PRC) to deter Patent Infringement? Insight and Empirical Research based on Data Sets on 648 Patent Infringement Cases before the Beijing Courts 2006 – 2014

Author: Chenguo Coco Zhang (University of Bremen)

This study takes a first step toward providing am empirical basis for assessing how efficient or deficient the judicial enforcement of patent law in PRC de facto is – as generally perceived and debated in numerous international fora – to fulfil its intended purposes, compared to its administrative and criminal enforcement. It does this by assembling, aggregating and analysing information about 648 patent infringement cases trialled before the First, Second and Third Beijing Intermediate People’s Courts as well as the Beijing Higher People’s Court from 2006 to 2014 . To our knowledge no similar study has ever been undertaken.

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