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New PRC Patent Law from a Life Sciences Industry Perspective

01/09/2009

After more than three years of preparatory work, the revised PRC Patent Law (‘the New Patent Law’) was finally promulgated on 27 December 2008. The New Patent Law will enter into force on 1 October 2009.

Apart from the changes to the general provisions of the New Patent Law described in the first part of this article, changes to the patent regime that will mostly affect life sciences companies will be considered in relation to genetic resources-based patents, compulsory licences, parallel imports and the Bolar provision.

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Nicolas Zhu
Nicolas Zhu
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Shanghai