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SPC's IP Court Concluded Over 11,000 Cases by End of 2022

Release time:2023-05-09 18:46:19

As of the end of 2022, the Intellectual Property Court (the IP Court) of the Supreme People's Court had accepted 13,863 cases and concluded 11,148 of them since it was established on Jan 1, 2019.

The IP Court is responsible for hearing of cases on appeal over patent and other technology-related intellectual property rights as well as monopoly nationwide. The appellate hearing mechanism for technology-related IP cases at the national level began to operate on a pilot basis after the inauguration of the IP Court.

The IP Court has effectively stimulated scientific and technological innovation and strengthened IPR judicial protection in technologies and emerging industries.

The IP Court has also been serving high-level opening-up and equally protecting Chinese rights holders and their foreign counter-parties in accordance with the law, contributing to making China a preferred choice of venue for international IP litigation.

At present, the IP Court has completed the three-year pilot through continuously deepening reform and improving the technology-related IP litigation mechanism.

Qi Yuxiang, a deputy to the National People's Congress and senior technician of Shandong Huayuan Boiler Co., said the launch of the IP Court marked the formal establishment of the appeal hearing mechanism for technology-related IP cases at the national level.

Over the past four years, the IP Court has given full play to the role of IP trials in stimulating and protecting innovation and maintaining the law-based environment in the market through fair and efficient trial of technology-related IP cases, providing stringent IPR protection in accordance with the law and strengthening justice-oriented innovation, according to Deputy Qi.

Responsible editor:IPC