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SPC IP Court Concluded Over 4,000 Cases

Source:Xinhua News

   

The Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People’s Court released data on 24th December 2020 showing that, since its establishment on 1st January 2019, the Court has accepted 5,104 cases and concluded 4,124 cases as of 23rd December 2020. A total of 111 meetings of professional judges have been held, and 418 specific rules of application of law have been formulated.

The Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People’s Court is a standing judicial organ, which is dispatched by the Supreme People's Court to hear nationwide civic and administrative appeal cases with strong technical expertise, such as patents and monopolies.

Due to the difficulty of hearing IP related cases, the capacity of judges is required to be higher. According to Zhu Li, the deputy chief judge of the Intellectual Property Court, currently there are 38 judges and 44 judge assistants in the court. All the judges own master's degrees or above, of which 42% are PhDs, 37% are with science and engineering backgrounds, and 21% have studied overseas .

According to Zhu, the Intellectual Property Court has built a national talent pool of technical investigators, including more than 360 technical investigators and covering more than 30 technical fields. These technical investigators are deployed to support the trials in the local courts.

In terms of hardware, the Intellectual Property Court has built a technology court that integrates many technologies, such as the application of terminal information, synchronized circling technology, AR technology, voice recognition technology, and electronic signature. The Intellectual Property Court also actively promotes data and network sharing with the China National Intellectual Property Administration, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and other ministries, continuously improving the administrative enforcement and judicial mechanism in the IP field.

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