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New Developments in Patent Protection for Software and Business Methods in China

With China having amended its Patent Law in 2008 and its Guidelines for the Examination of Patent Applications in 2010, this seminar explains their implications on patent protection for software and business method. It also analyses current examination processes and principles of patent applications for software and business methods in the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO). The seminar highlights the development of examination practice in China and makes a comparison with the US and EU. It also provides suggestions on acquiring patent protection for software and business method in China.

Yu Xiang is a professor at Huazhong University of Science & Technology. He has extensive experience as a mining engineer and a patent attorney. His current work focuses on developing cooperation between China and other nations on matters of intellectual property. View Professor Yu’s biography.

Professor Yu’s presentation will be followed by an industry response by Robert Miller, principal at Spruson and Ferguson.  Robert has been practising as a patent attorney for 20 years.  He has degrees in Engineering and Law.  Robert has experience, and a significant interest in computer-implemented inventions and has filed and prosecuted a number of patent applications in China.  For a time he was a casual academic in the UTS Law School, teaching in the Master of Industrial Property Program, as it then was.  Before that, he taught for some years in the IPTA Academy.

After Robert's response, a Q&A session will follow.

Afternoon tea will be provided on arrival.


17 May 2012
14:45 - 17:00
2:45pm for a 3pm start.
City - Haymarket CB05B (Opposite Paddy's Market)
All Welcome
Christopher Croese , Ph. 9514 3750

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