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the 69th Issue: 'Bullets' copyright scores Hollywood bullseye

China IP Weekly   Issue 69 Forward       Subscription    Feb. 24th, 2011

·'Bullets' copyright scores Hollywood bullseye
Last year's blockbuster comedy Let the Bullets Fly, which became the biggest-grossing Chinese language movie ever, has now set another record - the top price paid in Hollywood for the rights to adapt a Chinese film.More

·China's Huawei withdraws from U.S. company purchase
SHENZHEN, Guangdong, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- A leading Chinese telecommunication equipment manufacturer confirmed Monday that it would abandon its efforts to acquire assets of a U.S. computer company as recommended by a security panel.More

Beijing rewards shining patents
Fifty winners from 188 candidate patents were recently announced as recipients of the Beijing Invention Patent Awards, with the largest proportion going to the electronic communication industry, according to the project office.More

·China Strikes a Tougher Note for IPR Protection
·Ministry cracks down on counterfeit exports
·China govt spends $6.25m on authorized software
·Unlicensed software ban shows resolve
·Shanxi has another 17 China Time-honored Brands
·Inner Mongolia: Hohhot investigated 90 IP infringement cases
·Liaoning uncovered 93 suspected products involved in improper use of patents
·Sichuan confiscated 3.3 million pieces of illegal publications last year
·Up to 430 Patent Applications of XPCC in 2010
·High-tech zone to introduce large projects

·Jiangsu: Tops in Applications and Patents
·Guangdong: Over 1 Trillion Yuan in High-tech
·Hainan: Valid trademarks reach 18 thousand

·The Olanzapine Case and Its Implications for Novelty of Chemical-substance Patents in Europe Issue 39, By Dr. Thorsten Bausch Partner, German and European Patent Attorney,[Patent]
In the past, the EPO and the UK courts have taken considerably different approaches on novelty of chemical-substance claims than have the German courts. The EPO and the UK courts applied the concepts that a prior art document must disclose the claimed substance “clearly and unambiguously” and that a generic disclosure of a group of compounds in the prior art, e.g. in the form of a Markush formula, does not anticipate a specific substance covered by this formula of novelty.

·Fast-Tracking Green Technology: China and UK Race to Promote Green Patents Issue 39, By Kelly D. Frazier Visiting Professor of US Law for China University of Political Science and Law,[Patent]
In February of 2010, members of the International Patent Cooperation Union (PCT Union) addressed the issue of green technology. During their seventeenth session meeting in Rio de Janeiro, the International Bureau (IB) issued an announcement (fast-track announcement) stating, “A number of national patent offices are according preferential treatment to patent applications which relate to environmentally-friendly (‘green’) technologies.More

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