The Economics of Intellectual Property Rights in China by Johannes Liegsalz

By Johannes Liegsalz

The security of highbrow estate rights (IPRs) is a contentious factor in constructing and rising economies. whereas international locations like China are usually reluctant to reinforce IPRs, industrialized international locations whinge approximately welfare losses of their markets as a result of international counterfeiting and piracy. during this context, Johannes Liegsalz empirically analyzes the felony framework and the industrial relevance of patents within the People's Republic of China. His effects express that IPRs play an essential function in modern China and they have a good effect on overseas exchange flows and overseas direct investments.

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As assumed, PCT applications are processed significantly slower than non-PCT filings. This special filing procedure allows applicants to delay their decision on subsequent patent filings. It seems obvious, that applicants of such patents may – in certain cases – also exploit the given legal framework of Chinese patent law and the Patent Cooperation Treaty to postpone the application and request for examination at the SIPO. Turning to the family size of patents, the findings are not consistent across the different models.

1. The date when the Patent Administration Department under the Sate Council receives an application begins the twelve-month priority period. The application has to contain a request, a description, an abstract and the claims supplemented by potential drawings comparable to documents at other patent offices. Each application for a patent is limited to one invention. The basic application fee of Renminbi Yuan (RMB) 950 is 13 Art. 19 and Art. 20 of the Chinese patent law are part of the patent law revision started in 2006.

Method=init, latest visit on December 5th, 2008. 26 INPADOCDB is the latest database of EPO based on former versions of INPADOC databases and DOCDB. 2). 2 Variables In the following section, the variables used within the empirical analysis are briefly described. Grant lag. Only a few sources provide information on the legal status of SIPO patent applications. The Experimental Platform of Patent Information Services contains legal status information, but only for a test dataset. Therefore, the grant decision and date were derived from the kind code information within PATSTAT.

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