China’s Patent Law
Focus on international policy; Qualcom’s CDMA patents, impact of 1992 revisions to law, intellectual property rights.
`Until 1984, when the first Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China was passed, the government of China afforded no patent protection to foreigners (Moser and Ho 453). Along with legislation involving trademark, copyright, and intellectual property rights, China’s patent laws have signaled the Republic’s desire to open its doors to new technology transfer (Shan 1). Though, in its original form, China’s Patent Law fell short of international standards, amendments passed in 1992 have brought the law in line with the international community (Global Sources).
Cultural hurdles faced by the government in enforcing the patent protection it affords have been aggressively pursued. The characteristically Chinese concept of technology as a …`